Chief Executive of N*able, Peter D’Almeida, is a personality you won’t easily forget. You may say that with Peter, there is usually more than what meets the eye. A respected actor in Sri Lankan theatre, television and film, he remains larger than life in character. With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry under his belt, Peter is the founder of N*able, and has been responsible for driving much needed change within the IT industry.
Peter’s working life began in a cubicle, as an officer with the State Bank of India where he spent seven years, many of which were dedicated to winning worker benefits for his fellow employees. In a subtle twist of fate, he agreed to help a friend co-found an IT start-up; a small venture that went on to become East-West Information Systems (e-wis). This foray into the world of information technology led him down a path that saw him appointed as the country head for Sun Microsystems in India, before being made CEO of Millennium ESP: the enterprise service business of Millennium IT.
At home and abroad Peter participated in the work of pioneers: introducing open computing to Sri Lanka, converged MPSL networks and Next Generation Security Solutions for business. But he felt something was missing.In late 2008, Peter brought 12 people together with a shared vision: to enable business through technology. Understanding that IT companies at the time did not bring any real value to business, they sought ‘ and fought ‘ to change this. Peter was determined that they could leverage IT to deliver specific, targeted and measurable business outcomes.”IT at that time was viewed as more of an expense and a burden by business leaders. There were no visible business benefits from investing in technology.