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CSSL launches NITC themed ‘Accelerate Technology Diffusion’

Publications Secretary Indika De Zoysa, Vice President  Dr. Ajantha Atukorale, President Eng. Damith Hettihewa, Assistant Treasurer Eng. Rasantha Hettithanthrige and Secretary Dr. Parakum Pathirana
Publications Secretary Indika De Zoysa, Vice President Dr. Ajantha Atukorale, President Eng. Damith Hettihewa, Assistant Treasurer Eng. Rasantha Hettithanthrige and Secretary Dr. Parakum Pathirana

Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) launched the 39th edition of the National Information Technology Conference (NITC), themed ‘Accelerate Technology Diffusion’ recently, at CSSL Secretariat.

NITC is a flagship ICT Conference organized by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) and will be held from October 12-13, at Shangri La Hotel.

This year’s National IT Conference theme, “Accelerate Technology Diffusion” reflects on the government’s vision onof Technology Diffusion. At CSSL, we welcome the government of Sri Lanka placing a high priority for technology andCSSL would like to emphasize the need for Sri Lankan ICT professionals to play the catalyst role in accelerating the technology adaptation and diffusion, leveraging the NITC as a platform’ said Damith Hettihewa, President of Computer Society of Sri Lanka.

We are in the eve of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Industry 4.0 will create new wealthy nations similar to Europe, the Americas, and Japan which became rich nations as a result of the first three industrial revolutions, respectively.

“Our country needs to accelerate, Research and Design, policy formation, and legal enactments to adopt and leverage frontier technologies in the vital sectors of the economy. At this year’s conference, the Sri Lanka ICT fraternity will deliberate these aspects along with several global experts on these topics over a period of two days,” said Damith Hettihewa.

NITC 2021 is organized under the leadership of Damith Hettihewa, President of CSSL, while Vice President Dr. Ajantha Atukorale is spearheading the academic track and colloquium of the conference.

NITC 2021 will also feature the CSSL Awards and the annual CSSL Colloquium track.

More than a dozen research papers will be shortlisted after an assiduous selection process will be presented by prominent local and international researchers on the second day of the conference.

CSSL, at the launch of the NITC 2021 conference, announced several high-calibre foreign speakers such as Prof Henry Chesbrough, who is considered as the father of Open Innovation.Professor Siegfried Zurn of The Central Academic Institution, Germany Hidebumi Kitahara, Head of Global Business Strategy Softbank Japan, Darren Anstee, Chief Technology Officer for Information Security at NETSCOUT, Rohan Damija Managing Partner of Analysis Mason of India and APAC.

“We have invited more high caliber global opinion leaders and are expected to confirm their participation in due course“, CSSL announced.

Facebook has partnered with National IT Conference to support CSSL’s efforts, in furthering research, innovation and digital literacy in Sri Lanka.