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Leveraging Technology to Drive Economic Revival in focus at Virtual SLES

In the wake of COVID-19, digital technologies have evolved and is being embraced by economies to promote new ways of doing business and increased productivity.

The influence of technology on traditional working methods and its wide scope of opportunities receive a key focus at this year’s upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit (SLES), under the timely topic of ‘Leveraging Technology to Drive Economic Revival’. The session which will be the last session on Day 1 will aim to discuss how we can use digital solutions to drive Sri Lanka’s recovery in cross-cutting markets and industries, how policy will enable Citizen Centric Digital Government for the convenience of citizen, role of digitisation in achieving inclusive development and the role of digitisation in digital trade.

SLES 2020, the premier economic forum, this year too will have a lineup of contemporary dialogues under this year’s theme ‘Roadmap for Take-Off: Driving a People-Centric Economic Revival’. The presenters at this plenary will include international speaker, Arvind Gupta - Head and Co-Founder, Digital India Foundation who is a leading innovation evangelist and former CEO of MyGov India, Jayantha De Silva, Chairman, Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), J.J. Rathnasiri - Secretary, Ministry of Public Services, Provincial Councils and Local Government, Bingumal Thewarathanthri – Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka, Chinthi Weerasinghe – Chief Executive Officer, Mitra Innovation Digital Solutions and Jiffry Zulfer – Founder and CEO, PickMe.