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Axiata Digital Labs Silver Sponsor of 39th National IT Conference

Continuing its support for the 2nd year running, Axiata Digital Labs, one of Asia’s fastest-growing and most innovative software and IT service providers, has joined hands with the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) as the Silver Sponsor of the 39th National Information Technology Conference (NITC) 2021. NITC is one of the most respected and anticipated ICT events in Sri Lanka and in the region. Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, this year’s conference will be held as a virtual conference on 12th and 13th October 2021.

Minister of Youth, Sports & Development Co-ordination and Monitoring, State Minister of Digital Technology & Enterprise Development Mr. Namal Rajapaksa will grace the conference inauguration and CSSL National ICT Awards on 12th October 2021 9.00AM as the Chief Guest. Secretary to the Ministry of Technology Mr. Jayantha De Silva will be the Guest of Honor and the inauguration Keynote Speaker.

Damith Hettihewa, President of CSSL welcomed the Axiata Digital Labs Silver partnership as a great contribution towards supporting the efforts of CSSL which is advocating acceleration of digital transformation of the country to leverage Industry 4.0 opportunities for Sri Lanka to become a wealthy nation. “Our country needs to accelerate policy formation, legal enactments and research & design to adopt cutting edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things (IOT), Robotic Process Automation and Integration, Big Data and real time analytics, Cloud Computing, and Blockchain 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.” He said.

Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Thushera Kawdawatta, Chief Executive Officer of Axiata Digital Lab said “We’re delighted to once again partner with CSSL on their 39th iteration of NITC. Axiata Digital Labs is a pioneer in digital transformation and a major contribution to the industry’s technological diffusion. CSSL brings together the industry’s most prominent players to embrace new technologies while providing opportunities for technology professionals in order to advance digital adoption. This year’s theme, “Accelerating Technology Diffusion,” is perfectly aligned with our goal of advancing digital life.”

This year’s National Information Technology Conference is organized under the leadership of Damith Hettihewa, President of CSSL. The Conference Chair is Rasantha Hettithathirige while Dr. Ajantha Atukorale and Dr. Adheesha Wijayasiri are spearheading the academic track and colloquium of the conference.

NITC 2021 will also be supported by Ministry of Technology, Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) of Sri Lanka as the National Partner. Huawei has partnered with NITC 2021 as the Gold Sponsor for the second time around. Facebook has partnered with CSSL for the 2nd CSSL Colloquium at NITC 2021.FineTech is the virtual platform provider. Wijeya Newspapers Ltd’s Daily FT is the print media partner of NITC 2021. Independent Television Network is the Electronics Media Partner of the flagship IT conference of the country.

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