Sri Lanka – Technology Drives Disruption: Embrace or Face Extinction

LBR LBO Annual Enterprise Summit 2015 will be held on 14th July at Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand with a total of 30 speakers both local and Intentional.

This year’s Platinum and Title Sponsor is Leapset, while Singer Mega and Sampath Bank are Gold sponsors. Etisalat is the mobile enterprises solutions partner.

At a media briefing held in this connection, Founder Publisher of LBO, Lakshaman Bandaranayake, said “disruption is not new to civilization. Since the dawn of civilization, human beings have experienced disruptions of both natural and anthropogenic origin.

Natural history and the history of human civilization provide abundant examples of disruption: geological, ecological, social, political, and technological . The challenge Sri Lanka’s industry faces today is how best to protect itself from disruptions that could threaten its economic future, how to build new business models to move the whole economy up in the value chain, escape from the middle-income trap, and propel itself to the level of a high-income economy.

The 2015 edition of LBR LBO ENTERPRISE SUMMIT is dedicated to understanding how technology is impacting the consumer, business, and economy in an unprecedented manner, and how enterprises should embrace and also respond to technology driven, globalized and rapidly evolving business disruption”.

The Summit Sessions will comprise of :

1. Business Leaders Round Table- Business Model Disruption is
Here, Are you Ready?
2. Leadership Competencies for Disruptive Innovation
3. The Power of Customer Centric Disruptive Innovation
4. Understanding and Enhancing Customer Experience Using Digital
5. Building Disruptive Business Models: Opportunities & Challenges

Ranjan Hulugalle, Chairman Lanka Business Online, said that they were grateful to their sponsors, Leapset, Singer, Sampath Bank and, for having come forward so readily to sponsor this event, which is one that is much looked forward to amongst Sri Lanka’s Corporate community.

Amongst the speakers at the Summit will be Ajit Gunewardene Deputy Chairman John Keells Holdings PLC , Ashroff Omar CEO Brandix , Aravinda Perera Managing Director Sampath Bank, Mani Kulasooriya Cofounder and Chief Executive Leapset, Muhunthan Canagey Chief Executive Officer ICTA, Udena Wickremesooriya Board Director Brandix , Deepal Sooriyaarachchi Commissioner /Chairman Sri Lanka Inventors Commission , Ruwindhu Peiris Managing Director Sri Lanka Stax , Niranka Perera Chief Executive Officer Antyra Solutions , Ramesh Shanmuganathan Executive VP / CIO John Keells Holdings PLC , Shanil Fernando Managing Director Sri Lanka and SVP Engineering Leapset , Tim V. Stagg Technical Director 3M Asia , Nathan Sivagananathan Chief Growth Officer / MAS HOLDINGS CEO/MAS Holdings Board Director /MAS Apparel Board Director /MAS Intimates Board Director / MAS R&I , Irfan Ahmed Director Consumer Insight and Innovation MAS Bodyline , Roshan de Silva Marketing Director Fonterra Brands , Sheyantha Abeykoon Chief Executive Officer WOW.lkns , Udana Wickramasinghe Director ICT Sri Lanka Tourism , Manju Fernando CEO/Director Axienta, Jim O’Connor Senior VP,Go To Market Leapset , Shahani Markus Founder, CEO Emojot: Co-founder, CTO / Auxenta Co-founder & CEO / Capaxus, Rohan Jayaweera COO Antyra Solutions Fmr Country Consultant/Google, Romesh David President, Transportation Group John Keells Holdings PLC, Brian Beach President Sysco Ventures, Warner H. Siebert Co-Founder & CEO BuzzTable , Co-Founder Branded Evolution, and Dumindra Ratnayaka Chairman/ Senior Consultant Martin & George .

This year’s Summit as has been in the past, will be yet another Star in Sri Lanka’s Business calendar.

Registration details are available on http://www.lankabusinessonline.com/lbr-lbo-enterprise-summit/