Gear Up For SLASSCOM Innovation Summit and Awards


With the aim of celebrating Sri Lankan ingenuity, SLASSCOM will be holding the SLASSCOM Innovation Summit and Awards. Scheduled to be held on the 14 June 2018 at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, the SLASSCOM Innovation Summit and Awards will comprise of a number of sessions.

What can we expect from SLASSCOM Innovation Summit and Awards?

Kicking off things will be the keynote speaker for the event. This will be by Dr. Soumitra Dutta. He is the Founder and Co-editor of the Global Innovation Index and the former Dean and current Professor of Management at the SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University.

Following the keynote speech, there will also be speeches and a panel discussion by industry experts. These include:

  • Lourdes Casanova – Senior Lecturer and Director Emerging Markets Institute, SC Johnson School of Business, Cornell University
  • Harsha Subasinghe – President and CEO of CodeGen
  • Dulith Herath – Founder & Chairman of
  • Heminda Jayaweera – Co-founder of Venture Frontier Lanka.
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The Speaker lineup for the SLASSCOM Innovation Summit & Awards

The panel discussion will be moderated by Anushka Wijesinha, Advisor at the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade.

In addition to this, there will be a panel of international judges to moderate the selection process for the awards as well. In addition to Prof. Soumitra Dutta and Dr. Lourdes Casanova, the judging panel will consist of Prof. Mike Hinchey, former Director of Lero (Irish Software Research Centre), Fredrik Syversen, Director of Industry Development at ICT Norway, Sanjeev Agrawal, President & CMO at LeanTaaS and former Head of Global Product Marketing at Google, Guillaume Alabert, CEO Prizle, and Rene Gonzalez, Co-Founder and CFO, Bella Pear LLC.

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The Judging Panel for the SLASSCOM Innovation Summit & Awards (Image Credits: SLASSCOM)

Submitting applications for SLASSCOM Innovation Summit and Awards

If you have a product or service that you feel can and will transform Sri Lanka, then you can go ahead and click here to submit your application for the SLASSCOM Innovation Summit and Awards. Applications are open for the following award categories.

  • Best Product Innovation
  • Best Startup Product/Service
  • Best Client Delivery Innovation
  • Best Disruptor
  • Best Innovation in Internal Process
  • Best Innovation in Business Process Management
  • Best Technology or Framework Innovation

The deadline for Application submission is the 25th May 2018. If you haven’t already submitted your application, we would suggest you do so as soon as possible. If you cannot attend the SLASSCOM Innovation Summit and Awards, fret not, as you can stay tuned to our Twitter and Instagram feeds as we bring you the latest updates from the event itself.


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