Science and innovation: the others heading for the top
Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx, Cambridge Chandratillake worked as a software developer for Morgan Stanley and developed next-generation voice recognition technologies at IT consultancy group netdecisions. After three years at Cambridge technology firm Autonomy, Chandratillake founded blinkx. Pioneering video search on the internet, with an engine based on technology conceived at Cambridge University and protected by 111 patents, blinkx built a reputation as the ‘remote control for online video’. It has an index of over 18 million hours of searchable video and is the web’s largest single index of rich media content.