Upcoming LBR LBO Enterprise Summit to Focus on Building Smarter Businesses with Smart Technologies


Mar 28, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s leading local technology pioneers and innovators together with international speakers will take the stage at the 2016 edition of “LBR LBO Enterprise Summit” for the fourth consecutive year on 7th of April at Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

Lanka Business Online, LBO, will be hosting the Enterprise Summit on the theme “Build Smarter Businesses with Smart Technologies or be Outsmarted.”

“We are pleased to present close to thirty speakers and with panelists, presence of industry leaders in such numbers, no doubt, it will bring out valuable perspectives on the themes under discussion,” Ranjan Hulugalle, Chairman of LBO said.

The LBR LBO Enterprise Summit provides a forum for corporate executives from all branches of industries and businesses, academia and industrialists to gain insights to how smart technologies – mobile and cloud computing, data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning and social which are fast transforming the business landscape.

The fives sessions of the summit will focus on the most recent and relevant innovations in electronic business and digital enterprise technology; best practices in leveraging smart technologies, re-imagining customer experience, building business models powered by smart technologies; road map to seamlessly integrate physical and digital infrastructure and overcoming inertia in deploying technology.

“Tech leaders, pioneers and tech savvy corporates are leveraging smart technologies to reinvent business models to create an unprecedented value to all stakeholders,” said Lakshaman Bandaranayake, Founding Publisher / Director of Lanka Business Online (LBO) and Summit Curator.

“There is a sense of urgency in the fast paced technology world. No corporate can afford to further delay deploying smart technologies in their businesses and risk being outsmarted.”

Speakers confirmed to date includes, Asanka Abeysinghe (WSO2), Bhavik Rathod (UBER), Brian Kealey (Microsoft), Chandima Cooray (Hemas), Channa de Silva (Lanka Clear), Conrad Dias (LOLC), Dilan Gooneratne (MAS), Fazal Asfaq (Google), Farhan Syed (KPMG), Imal Kalutota (nCinga), Irfan Ahmed (MAS), Jeggan Rajendram (Google), Jerome Perera (MIT), Kris Canekeratne (Virtusa), Kumudu Gunasekera (Stax), Makshoodh Meerasaibu (Unilever), Piriyatheepan Nadarajah (Tech Entrepreneur), Peter D’ Almeida (N*Able), Rohan Jayaweera (Antyra), Romesh Ranawana (SimCentric), Sanjiva Senanayake  (Sampath Bank) Sheyantha Abeykoon (wow.lk), Shanil Fernando (Cake Labs), Shyam Sathasivam (Sunshine), Sriyan de Silva Wijeratne (Textured Jersey), Tony Weeresinghe (Ustocktrade) and Zoe Lawrance (TNS).

Microsoft, Millennium IT and Sampath Bank will sponsor the LBR LBO Enterprise Summit.

“Sampath Bank has been in the forefront of building technology powered customer experiences in Sri Lanka, since its inception and technology led business transformation is at the heart of the Bank’s strategy and hence we are pleased to partner with LBR LBO Enterprise Summit 2016.” Tharaka Ranwala, Senior DGM – Consumer Banking , Sampath Bank said,

MillenniumIT’s Shanaka Abeywickrama, Head – Marketing and Corporate Communication commenting about the event said that as Sri Lanka’s leading systems integrator, we are delighted to partner with LBR LBO Enterprise Summit to empower local corporates to build smarter businesses.

Speaking on Microsoft’s continuing partnership with the thought leadership events designed and hosted by LBO, Brian Kealey, Managing Director, Microsoft Sri Lanka and Maldives said, we are once again coming forward to support LBR LBO Enterprise Summit as it’s one of the most important events in the Sri Lankan enterprise event calendar.

The Summit is also endorsed by ACCA and CIM, whose members could earn CPD credits for attending.

The program, agenda and registration details for the Summit are available on www.lbo.lk/summit.