DynamicCIO presents the 3rd Edition of its Sri Lanka Digital Dialogue 2020 (SLDD 2020) program - a virtual event this year. With the theme “Hyper Digital For Hyper Growth” it will be an intense, interactive and information show that’s specifically customised for Sri Lanka’s technology decision makers and IT leaders. Through the curated keynotes, technology sessions, panels and expert sessions, this virtual program will be about sharing thoughts and ideas to help you sail through the challenging times and use Hyper Digital approach to build a robust technology for business growth.


The term “hypergrowth” was first used by Alexander V. Izosimov to describe the steep part of the S-curve that most young markets and industries experience at some point, where the winners get sorted from the losers. Keeping that in mind, this edition of SLDD 2020 will focus on strategies and technologies that can help the CIOs and IT leaders to help create a better market demand, launch innovative products and services and also create an entirely new market altogether.


Into its 3rd year now, the Digital Maestros Awards will yet again recognise 25 of the brightest, sharpest, and digital-savvy CIOs and IT Leaders for their exemplary technology and strategic inputs in the last one year that helped the business achieve desired growth or outpace its competition. The 25 winners will be chosen by a well appointed Jury and DynamicCIO team. As part of the SLDD 2020 summit, the winners will be felicitated in a virtual ceremony amidst the never ending applauses by their peers.

Nominations are now closed!

Conference Speakers

Thilina Panduka
Thilina Panduka
CIO and Head of IT Ministry of Skills Development &Vocational Training
Madu Ratnayake
Trevine Cooray
CTO Hirdaramani Group
Darshana Hettiarachchi 	Nutioils International
Darshana Hettiarachchi
VP/CIO Nutioils International
Continental Insurance Lanka Limited Nuwan Hettiarachchi
Nuwan Hettiarachchi
Head of Information Technology Continental Insurance Lanka Limited
Alain Sanchez
Alain Sanchez
EMEA CISO Fortinet
Ruwan Bakmedeniya
Ruwan Bakmedeniya
CIO Bank of Ceylon
Dhananjay Ganjoo 		F5 Networks India & SAARC
Dhananjay Ganjoo
Managing Director F5 India & SAARC
Anuj Pandey
Sandun Hapugoda
Director Sri Lanka & Maldives, Mastercard
L. Sajith Sameera
L. Sajith Sameera
CIO Nations Trust Bank
Ramesh Shanmuganathan 	John Keells
Ramesh Shanmuganathan
Executive Vice President / Group CIO John Keells
Ruwanthi Fernando 		N-Able Private Limited
Ruwanthi Fernando
Chief Process & Delivery Officer N-Able Private Limited
Sandeep Veeam Software India & SAARC
Sandeep Bhambure
Managing Director Veeam Software India & SAARC


Time Session Speaker
02:00 - 02:05 PM Opening Address  
02:05 - 02:10 PM Editor's Welcome Rahul Neel Mani, Editor, DynamicCIO
02:10 - 02:40 PM SLDD Keynote 1: How Technology Can Shape the Future of Government D.G.R.Thilina Panduka, Ministry of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development and Vocational Training & Skills Development, Assistant Dir/CIO
02:40 - 03:00 PM Technology Session: Global Backup/ Recovery Priorities Shift Sandeep Bhambure, MD, Veeam Software India & SAARC
03:00 - 03:40 PM SLDD CXO Panel Discussion: Digital Innovation and The Future of Enterprises: Lessons from Covid-19 Panelists:
Darshana Hettiarachchi, CIO, Nutioils International
Nuwan Hettiarachchi, Head IT, Continental Insurance Lanka Limited
Ruwan Bakmedeniya, CIO, Bank of Ceylon
Trevine Cooray, CTO, Hirdaramani Group of Companies
Dhananjay Ganjoo, MD, India and SAARC, F5
Muqbil Ahmar, Executive Editor, dynamicCIO
03:40 - 04:00 PM Technology Session: Hyper Digital to Hyper Growth Satish Nair, Director of Technology, F5
04:00 - 04:30 PM SLDD Keynote 2: Survivor's Guide: What Did Pandemic Teach CIOs? Chamara Perera, Head IT, SriLankan Airlines
04:30 - 04:50 PM Technology Session: 2020 and Beyond: The Future of Cyber Security Alain Sanchez, EMEA CISO and Senior Evangelist, Fortinet
04:50 - 05:20 PM SLDD Fireside Chat: Did Covid-19 Really Bring Digital Transformation? Sandun Hapugoda, Mastercard, Head - Digital Payments, Sri Lanka & Maldives
Sajith Sameera, CIO, Nations Trust Bank
Moderator: Shipra Malhotra, Executive Editor, dynamicCIO
05:20 - 05:40 PM CIO Session: Top learning of Business Resilience during the Pandemic Ruwanthi Fernando, Chief Process & Delivery Officer, N-Able Private Limited
05:40 - 06:10 PM Fireside Chat: Reimagine Future: The New Normal Ramesh Shanmuganathan, CIO, John Keells
Rahul Neel Mani, Editor, DynamicCIO
06:10 - 06:30 PM Sri Lanka Digital Maestros Awards Presentation
06:30 Onwards Vote of Thanks and Closing of SLDD 2020
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