"Digital Dialogues, Powering Digital Transformation"
The first of its kind technology summit that will involve the Sri Lanka Inc. in a peer-to-peer and CIO-to-industry dialogues for a common cause of powering digital transformation in Sri Lanka

The Summit will involve both private and government sectors that are together trying to work towards a single vision: A digital, secured, agile Sri Lanka

About the event

Digital Maestro Awards

About the event
  • Recognition of outstanding work at an industry platform.
  • Open to nominations, chosen by a rigorous editorial process and a jury panel.
  • 25 awards across industry categories.
  • Grand awards function, entertainment and high powered networking dinner.

Conference Speakers






Time Session
09:00 – 10:00 Registration & Networking  
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome Note Rahul Neel Mani, Editor, dynamicCIO
10:05 – 10:30 SLDD Keynote: Challenges and Opportunities in Making Sri Lanka a Digital Economy and Society Ramesh Shanmuganathan, Group CIO, John Keells Holdings PLC
10:30 – 11:00 Expert Session: Applying Business Intelligence: Key to Successful Digital Transformation L. Sajith Sameera, Group CIO, Cargills Ceylon Plc
11:00 – 11:40 Presenting Partner’s Technology Keynote: Role of an ICT Service Provider in Digital Transformation Nihar Chakraborty, Executive VP & COO - East & SAARC Countries, Sify Technologies
11:40 – 11:50 Networking Break
11:50 – 12:30 CXO Panel: “Digital Transformation at Work: The Future of Digital Economy” Dinesh Thomas, Director, LinearSix (Ex Chief Innovation Officer, Nations Trust Bank)
Priyankara Perera, Head - IT, Sunshine Group PLC
Ruwan Bakmedeniye, CIO, Hatton National Bank
Indrajith Jayaratne, Sr. VP, Walkers CML Group
Balaji S Rao, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Veritas Software Technologies
Sujit Christy, Director, Layers 7 Seguro Consultoria
12:30 - 13:00 Power Session: Cloud Enabled Software Defined Secure Data Centre’s Sajan Paul, Director Systems Engineering, India & SAARC, Juniper Networks
13:00 – 13:30 Power Session : Securing your Digital Enterprise with Multi-Cloud Application Services Jeevan Jose, Systems Engineer, F5 Networks
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 15:00 Fireside Chat with CIO: Business of Digital: Is Technology the Real Differentiator Conrad Dias, Group CIO, LOLC
Janaka Bandara, Head - IT, Cashwagon Sri Lanka
Rahul Neel Mani, Editor, dynamicCIO
15:00 – 15:30 Power Session: Balaji S Rao, Managing Director, India and SAARC, Veritas Software Technologies
15:30 – 16:15 CXO Panel: “Making Sense of Digital: Managing Technology Governance and Adoption Challenges” Chamara Perera, Head - IT, SriLankan Airlines
Eranga Perera, Head - IT, Jubilant FoodWorks Lanka
Amila Perera, Associate Director - Technology Consulting and Digital Transformation Specialist, PwC
Jayaraj Sayanthan, CIO, David Pieris Group
Suresh Emmanuel, Assistant VP - Information Security, Nations Trust Bank PLC
Shipra Malhotra, Executive Editor, dynamicCIO
16:15 – 16:30 Networking Break
16:30 – 17:00 Fireside Chat Rahul Neel Mani, Editor, dynamicCIO
Nihar Chakraborty, Executive VP & COO - East & SAARC Countries, Sify Technologies
17:00 – 17:30 Closing Remarks & Feedback Session  
17:30 – 18:30 Networking over Beer & Snacks  
18:30 - 19:30 Jewels of Digital Awards Felicitation Ceremony  
19:30 Onwards Dinner Reception  

Hotel Taj Samudra
14th SEPTEMBER 2018