Mahesh Sooriyabandara

Director, Toshiba Research Laboratory, Toshiba

Mahesh Sooriyabandara

Speaker Bio


Mahesh Sooriyabandara is the Managing Director at the Bristol Research & Innovation Laboratory of Toshiba Europe Limited, UK. At Toshiba Bristol Research Lab, he leads a portfolio of research programmes focusing on Industrial IoT systems covering industrial wireless, automation, AI and cyber security.  Mahesh has over 20 years of experience in industrial ICT research including managing and leading large internal, national and international collaborative Research and Development and pilot projects. Mahesh was a winner of “Toshiba CTO Award”, the highest technology accolade from Toshiba Corporation for successful exploitation of smart meter mesh technology in 2013 resulting the world largest IoT wireless network. He is also an Honorary Visiting Professor of School of Engineering at the Cardiff University, UK. Mahesh is author of over 100 publications and 20 patent applications (at various stages of filing and granted and was active in the standardization activities within IETF and IEEE in the past.