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A stimulating discussion on how to harness technology to boost economies will take place at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES) 2019. 

The discussion will be led by two eminent experts in the field, Sanjay Jain, Partner at Bharat Innovation Fund and Chief Innovation Officer at CIIE, IIMA, and Jan Metzger, Head of Asia Pacific Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory, Citi Bank.  

Jain was among the key individuals who worked on developing India Stack – technology which resulted in building Aadhaar authentication, and other paperless and cashless innovations across India. Metzer has worked on Voice Recognition systems, and, in 2000, started Technology Investment Banking in Europe.

The panel, Technologies Transforming Economies, will provide in-depth commentary and insights on the technologies having a direct impact on the economy. 

The session will also look at understanding what technologies can be harnessed to transform economies, and then degree of these transformations. The discussion will relate to Sri Lanka’s own progress in adopting these technologies where relevant, and on improving the country’s digital infrastructure. 

Panellists for the session will be Dialog Axiata PLC CEO Supun Weerasinghe, Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka CEO Bingumal Thewarathanthri, UOC Postgraduate Institute of Medicine Senior Lecturer Dr. Pandula Siribaddana, Mckinsey & Company, Singapore Partner Vidhya Ganesan, and WSO2 Founder Chairman Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana. Orion Development Ltd. CEO Jeevan Gnanam will moderate the event.

This SLES is scheduled for 17 and 18 September, at the Cinnamon Grand. For further information regarding the event, please email niroshini@chamber.lk or alikie@chamber.lk.


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