ABOUT THE EVENT

"The 2nd Edition of dynamicCIO Sri Lanka Digital Dialogue (SLDD) 2019 promises to be bigger, better and more engaging than last year.

The theme for this year’s SLDD 2019 program is “Creating Winning Strategies for a “Digital First” Organisation.

Similar to 2018, SLDD will see the confluence of top Sri Lanka CIOs and IT Leadership from across sectors, Technology Vendors, and other strategic partners discussing the strategies for creating a “Digital First” organisation.

ABOUT DIGITAL MAESTROS AWARDS 2019

dynamicCIO celebrates achievements of Digital leadership in Sri Lanka and will felicitate CIOs and Technology Leaders in the following two categories:

Digital Maestros (25)

  • For implementing technologies to solve business challenges
  • For process re-engineering and strategic reformation to adopt digital first

Felicitating Digital Wizards (3)

  • For top CIOs/CDOs/IT Leaders demonstrating digital maturity through an omni-channel Digital strategy

Award nominations are now closed.

Conference Speakers

Thilina Panduka
Thilina Panduka
CIO and Head of IT Ministry of Skills Development & Vocational Training
Madu Ratnayake
Madu Ratnayake
CIO Virtusa
L. Sajith Sameera
L. Sajith Sameera
Chief Information Officer Nations Trust Bank PLC
Rajeev Batra
Rajesh Kumar
Vice President & Head of Marketing - India Region UiPath
Vivek Vishnu
Ramesh Shanmuganathan
Executive VP and Group CIO John Keells Holdings
Dr. Ankur Narang
Sandeep Bhambure
MD Veeam, India & SAARC
Nitin Sethi
Chamara Perera
Head - IT SriLankan Airlines
Anuj Pandey
Sandun Hapugoda
Head - Digital Payments Sri Lanka & Maldives, Mastercard
Prashant Singh
Gayan Wickramasinghe
Head - IT Abans Finance
Nagarajan Swaminathan
Jayaraj Sayanthan
CIO David Pieris Group
Ajay Kummar Bajaj
Janaka Bandara
Head - IT and Cybersecurity Cashwagon
Shuja Mirza
Nuwan Hettiarachchi
Head - IT Continental Insurance Lanka Limited

AGENDA

Time Session Speaker
09:00AM - 10:00AM Registration & Networking  
10:00AM - 10:45AM SLDD Keynote Panel: Digital Technologies Driving Innovation & Economic Growth Panelists: Thilina Panduka, CIO and Head - IT, Ministry of Skills Development & Vocational Training
Madu Ratnayake, CIO, Virtusa
L Sajith Sameera, CIO, Nations Trust Bank PLC
Samagi Rajakaruna, Assistant Director - ICT, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka
Laksiri Lokuhewage, Director - IT & MIS, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka
Rajesh Kumar, Vice President & Head of Marketing - India Region, UiPath
Moderator:
Rahul Neel Mani, Editor, dynamicCIO.com
10:45AM - 11:15AM Technology Session: Automation First Era - Revolutionize Digital Transformation with RPA Manish Bharti, Senior Vice President, Global Accounts, UiPath
11.15 - 11.30 AM Networking & Tea Break
11:30 - 12:15 PM Strategic Keynote: Building a Digital First Organisation: The Approach, Challenges & Opportunities Ramesh Shanmuganathan, Executive VP and Group CIO, John Keells Holdings PLC
12:15 - 12:45 PM Technology Session: Availability for the Hybrid Cloud Environment  
12:45 - 1:15 PM Expert Session: Business Model Innovation Using Digital Technologies Pathum Tiranga Fernando, Director - Global Client Services Delivery, nCinga Innovations
1:15 - 2:00 PM Lunch Break & Networking Session
2:00 - 2:45 PM Technology Panel: New Digital Technologies Resulting in New Revenue Models: Are CIOs Bold Enough to Adapt? Panelists:
Zaheer Meeran, Head - IT, Habib Bank Ltd.
Brian Gooneratne, Head - ICT, Candor Holdings Sri Lanka
Samath Fernando, CIO, Hirdaramani Group
Sandun Hapugoda, Head - Digital Payments, Sri Lanka & Maldives, Mastercard
Gayan Wickramasinghe, CTO, Abans Finance PLC
Moderator:
Rahul Neel Mani, Editor, dynamicCIO.com
2:45 - 3:15 PM CIO Case File: Digital Transformation at Mobitel Saman Perera, Group CIO, Mobitel
3:15 - 3:45 PM CIO Case File: Digital Transformation at Janashakthi Insurance K V Kuganathan, Head - IT, Janashakthi Insurance PLC
3:45 - 4:10 PM Networking & Tea Break
4:10 - 4:50 PM Security Panel: Is Cybersecurity a Roadblock for Digital Transformation? Panelists:
Jayaraj Sayanthan, CIO, David Pieris Group
Janaka Bandara, Head - IT and Cybersecurity, CashWagon
Eranga Perera, Head - IT, Jubilant FoodWorks Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.
Nuwan Hettiarachchi, Head - IT, Continental Insurance Lanka Ltd.
Darshana Hettiarachchi, VP and CIO, Nutioils
Moderator:
Sujit Christy, Director, Layers-7
4:50 - 5:20 PM CIO Case File: Digital Transformation at SriLankan Airlines Chamara Perera, Head - IT, SriLankan Airlines
5:20 - 6:15 PM NETWORKING & HIGH TEA
05:10 PM - 06:00 PM Networking & High Tea:
6:15 PM onwards Sri Lanka Digital Maestro Awards & Dinner Reception
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Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
13th September

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