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Overview
 

In its National Policy Framework titled "Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour," Sri Lanka has recognized the establishment of a 'Technology-based society' as a crucial national endeavour. This initiative is part of a set of 10 key policies aimed at attaining four main objectives: fostering a productive citizenry, promoting happy families, cultivating a disciplined and fair society, and achieving national prosperity.

The country aims to transform towards a creative knowledge-based society through digitally empowered citizens, under the vision of a Digitally Inclusive Sri Lanka, with a citizen-centric digital government for the convenience of every Sri Lankan.

Sri Lanka's technology sector relies significantly on business process outsourcing and the development of tailored software solutions. As a step towards transformation into a digital economy, ICTA is looking at moving the industry towards high-end product engineering and IP creation through innovation and startup initiatives.

SPEAKERS
 

Dr. Amal Illesinghe

CIO

National Savings Bank

Eranga Perera

Head IT

Jubilant FoodWorks Lanka

Erfan Ismeer

CIO

FitsAir

Indrajith Hapuarachchie

DCIO & VP - IT

Union Bank of Colombo

Kanchi Shah

GM – Content Strategy

StrategINK

Keshan Dayaratne

CIDO

Ceylon Biscuits

Priyankara Perera

Group Head of IT

MJF Group - Dilmah Tea

Ramesh Shanmuganathan

EVP & GCIO

John Keells Holdings PLC

Rasantha Hettithanthrige

CTO

Mobitel

Ruvendra Gunasena

Director- Group IT and Processes

Hemas Holding

Mangala Wickramasinghe

GCIO

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC

Mihiran Fonseka

CIO - Head of Group IT

Aitken Spence

Suresh Emmanuel

CISO

Hatton National Bank PLC

Supun Dilusha Karunarathna

CISO

SDB Bank

Tharindra Kulasinghe

CIO

CAL

Venkatesh Natarajan

Advisor, StrategINK & Ex-President and CDO, Ashok Leyland

Sri Lanka
 

Sri Lanka has experienced significant economic growth over the past few years, with an average annual GDP growth rate of around 6-7%. The country has a large population and a young workforce, which provides a strong foundation for economic growth.

Sri Lanka is one of the few SAARC countries that initiated Digital Sri Lanka as early as 2008. Sri Lanka has seen significant interest from IT-ITeS players in the recent years. The domestic IT ITeS industry in Sri Lanka is currently valued at US$0.9-1.1 billion and is expected to grow five fold to reach US$4.6-4.8 billion by 2025.

It is empowering its resources by its advanced, robust training programs on Intelligent Enterprise, Digital Trust, Cyber Security and SMAC (Social Media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud) and Robotics. After a significant push from the Sri Lanka Government's vision for a 'Digital Sri Lanka,' enterprises in Sri Lanka have adopted the latest technological advancements to support the government's vision.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
 

The Global Agility Summit will be attended by 200+ executives from SAARC Countries representing various sectors of industry, technology professionals, and members of the investment community, including those in: Executive management, IT, marketing/business development, product management, strategy and planning, financial services, and more.

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PROPOSED AGENDA
 
Registration | Experience Zone | Networking
09:00 – 10:00
Economic & Growth Insights 2023, StrategINK
10:00 – 10:15
Keynote Address, Govt. of Sri Lanka
10:15 – 10:35
Customer Success Story
10:35 – 10:50
Panel Discussion – Digital Transformation as a key enabler for Business Transformation Digital transformation is a company-wide initiative that requires visionary leadership from the C-suite, which could be the CEO, CIO, CMO, or any other newly created role. The responsibility for driving change and implementing digital strategies should rest at the highest levels of an organization.
  • IT Upliftment: Modernizing existing IT
  • Digitizing Operations: Optimizing Existing Business
  • Enhancing Customer Experience
  • Cultural shifts in the organization
10:50 – 11:25
Networking Tea Break
11:25 – 11:40
Tech-Xchange: India-Sri Lanka Dialogue
11:40 – 12:00
Customer Success Story
12:00 – 12:15
Panel Discussion – Reimagining Cloud, Data & AI - Key to unlocking transformation through technology, collaboration and data The COVID-19 pandemic has further reinforced the importance of driving enterprise transformation using technology as an enabler across borders. This discussion will focus on the best practices on leveraging cloud computing and analytics to lower cost, increase speed, establish better business continuity, enhance collaboration and enable true deployment at scale. Understand how to manage risks involved with these emerging technologies while you accelerate the transformation journey across the enterprise.
  • Best practices on leveraging cloud computing and analytics
  • How to accelerate business transformation through technologies viz AI & cloud?
  • Connectivity, continuity and collaboration of technologies, for business resilience and growth
12:15 – 12:50
Customer Success Story
12:50 – 13:05
Panel Discussion – Establishing a Cyber-Resilient Enterprise in 2023 Cybersecurity resilience has emerged as the top priority for companies in India and other SAARC countries. It is extremely alarming for every sector/government/organization as that means the sophistication level of threat landscape will just keep escalating for any business. This mandates a mindset shift around more integrated and automated consolidation of people, process, technology ahead. This shift can be broken down into 4 main pillars.
  • Convergence of Networking & Security
  • Zero-Trust Philosophy
  • Actionable Threat Intelligence With A Combination of Human Expertise And Machines
  • Cybersecurity Awareness
13:05 – 13:40
Closing Keynote: Global Insights by APAC Tech Expert/Expert
13:40 – 14:00
Networking Luncheon
14:00 - 14:45
Panel Discussion – How Data will shape Metaverse?

Right from high-quality data, reusable data, stable decentralized networks, rich content, and distinguishing between the real and virtual worlds are all possible because of the coming together of AI and blockchain, and this will play an important role in the ever-evolving world of the metaverse.

Similarly, when we look at ML, its role in the metaverse is everywhere, and it will continue to prove important in this new hyper-world. With ML algorithms playing a key role, this new virtual world will also be exciting for data scientists. For example, with huge volumes of data collected at every stage, companies can drive innovative use cases and help in better shopping experiences in the meta world.

14:45 – 15:15
Trialogue: Digital Twin – Providing Certainty in an Uncertain world

The Digital Twins' journey has just begun. An organization's current standing on the simulation spectrum would vary across the blueprints, 2D and 3D models. Irrespective of where they stand, digital twins are the next step in their digital transformation journey. Tesla has a digital twin for every car manufactured. Every day, thousands of miles of data from the cars, are fed into the simulation models back in the factory.

15:15 – 15:35
Fire-side Chat: Death, resurrection and digital immortality in an AI world

We did not believed that there is a life after death. But with the emerging technologies and platforms it has become a reality.

  • Who owns your Digital Data after death?
  • Making yourself Immortal with Generative AI
  • In an AI-driven world, when is someone truly dead?
15:35 – 16:00
Closing Keynote: Harnessing the power of Data, AI & Cloud for sustainable development
16:00 – 16:15
Networking Wine & Cheese
16:15 onwards
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