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‘Celebrate Ingenuity’ at SLASSCOM Innovation Awards 2018 on Thursday


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The SLASSCOM Innovation Summit & Awards “Celebrate Ingenuity!” is to be held on Thursday, 14 June at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. Applications for the Awards Segment closed last week with over 90 submissions across seven award categories which include, Best Product Innovation, Best Startup Product/Services, Best Client Delivery Innovation, Best Disruptor, Best Innovation in Internal Process, Best Innovation in Business Process Management and Best Technology/Framework Innovation. It was inspiring to see entries come in across the full spectrum of IT/BPM services. This is a great testimony to the innovation present in the industry, across product development and global IT/BPM services. 

An accomplished panel of international judges would be available to moderate the selection process. These include Prof. Soumitra Dutta, Cornell University, Dr. Lourdes Casanova, Cornell University, Fredrik Syversen, Director of Industry Development at ICT Norway, Sanjeev Agrawal, President and CMO at LeanTaaS and former Head of Global Product Marketing at Google, Guillaume Alabert, CEO Prizle, and Rene Gonzalez, Co-Founder and CFO, Bella Pear LLC.

The keynote speaker for the summit, Dr. Soumitra Dutta, is the Founder and Co-editor of the Global Innovation Index and the former Dean and current Professor of Management at the SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University. This will be followed by speakers and panellists including Dr. Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer and Director Emerging Markets Institute, SC Johnson School of Business, Cornell University, Dr. Harsha Subasinghe, President and CEO of CodeGen, Dulith Herath, Founder and Chairman of kapruka.com and Heminda Jayaweera, Co-founder of Venture Frontier Lanka. The panel discussion will be moderated by Anushka Wijesinha, Advisor at the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade (MoDSIT). Please visit bit.ly/celebrateingenuity to register for the summit.

Platinum sponsors of this event are Auxenta, Enabling Digital Transformation (www.auxenta.com) and Hatch, Transforming Sri Lanka’s Collaborative Workspace. The event is also supported by SLASSCOM’s Corporate Sponsor Dialog Enterprise, the Exclusive Enterprise Communications Partner. Other sponsors and partners include SimCentric Technologies, Bronze Sponsor, Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) – National Partner, Lankan Angel Network – Ecosystem Partner, DailyFT – Official Newspaper, LearnTV – Education Learning Partner and ReadMe – Digital Media Partner. Award Category Sponsors for the SLASSCOM Innovation Awards 2018 are Staxfor the “Best Disruptor Award”, Virtusa for the “Best Client Delivery Innovation” and Sysco Labs for the “Best Product Innovation”.


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