Melbourne Business School Events and Information Sessions Talking Business During Crisis; Guest Speaker Sri Shivananda, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, PayPal

Talking Business During Crisis; Guest Speaker Sri Shivananda, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, PayPal

Thursday, 04 June 2020
1.00 PM - 2.00 PM

About this series:

COVID-19 has changed the global business landscape

No organisation has been untouched by the impact of the coronavirus. While some organisations are fighting for survival, others are beginning to look beyond the near term to a future that is more uncertain than ever before. Redundancies and pay cuts are widespread, and government stimuli are propping up economies like never before.

Melbourne Business School’s “Talking Business During Crisis” webinar series will explore evidence-based perspectives on how to navigate crises and real examples of how organisations around the world are responding.


From this event

In webinar 3, Sri Shivananda joins Professor Hugh Williams in conversation to discuss his experience in the COVID-19 crisis.

Learn how this crisis has changed work life at PayPal, Sri's leadership, technology delivery, and living and working in the US. In what will be a wide ranging conversation, expect the discussion to turn to the broad business climate outlook, the next phases of the COVID-19 crisis and how they are dramatically affecting online payments, how we shop, and how we deliver technology to consumers.

You'll also hear about Sri's remarkable career and his rise from software engineer to a technology leader in a major global company.

If you're interested in connecting with one of our speakers, or have any questions regarding our events please get in touch.

About our speakers

Hugh Williams


Hugh joined MBS from Google, where he was a Vice President and led Google Maps' worldwide product and engineering teams.He has also held technical executive roles at eBay, Microsoft, Tinder, and Pivotal. Prior to his move to the US, he was the Associate Professor in Information Retrieval at RMIT University and CEO of his own start-up.

Sri Shivananda


Sri Shivananda plays a critical role in helping PayPal remain at the forefront of innovation as PayPal’s SVP, Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his role, Sri oversees Technology Platforms & Experiences, leading a talented team responsible for the company’s secure, reliable and scalable global infrastructure and strategic core platform, the foundation that enables PayPal to deliver innovative products and services to consumers and merchants all over the world.