DigiEcon 2024 Investment Summit promises a remarkable lineup of speakers from diverse industries 

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The DigiEcon 2024 Investment Summit, Sri Lanka’s premier technology and investment event organized by the Ministry of Technology and powered by Mastercard, is gearing up to host a remarkable lineup of speakers this year. 

The highly anticipated summit, scheduled for June 25, 2024, promises to unlock invaluable insights and power strategic alliances that will provide a platform to redefine success in the digital economy.

The Summit’s comprehensive agenda explores some of the most pressing issues and emerging trends shaping the digital economy, such as fintech, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, sustainable development, among others. 

The event will bring together global investors and venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and thought leaders from across the globe to explore investment opportunities and forge collaborations within Sri Lanka’s burgeoning tech industry.

The speaker lineup for this year includes Jonas Thürig, VP, Business Development & Sales, Asia, Tenity; Sonia Kabir, Founder & Managing General Partner, SBK Ventures; Megha Jain, Senior Advisor, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Mohan Belani, Co-founder & CEO, e27; Craig Dixon, General Partner, Accelerate Asia; and David Mann, Chief Economist, APAC, Mastercard Economics Institute.

The event will have Hon. Dilum Amunugama, State Minister of Investment Promotion, as the chief guest, along with Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe, Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka; Priyan Fernando, Chairman of Brandix; Rajan Anandan, Managing Director of PeakXV Partners; Sanjay Jain, Director of Digital Public Infrastructure at BMGF; Heather Taylor-Strauss, Economic Affairs Officer at UNESCAP; and Alok Lall, COO of Microsoft, South Asia. 

Several other Industry experts, including Dr. Romesh Ranawana, Chairman of the AI Taskforce; and Dr. Dharmasri Kumaratunga, Secretary of the Ministry of Technology, will also participate in the event, sharing their invaluable insights with global audience.

“Our culture places a high value on professional qualifications, ensuring access to cutting-edge skills. From my experience of leading teams worldwide, I can confidently say that Sri Lankan professionals rank among the best which is evident by our impressive record of exported talent,” said Priyan Fernando, Chairman, Brandix.

“The global economy is experiencing accelerated digital transformation. The digital economy is growing exponentially. I wish Sri Lanka the very best as it embraces technology, engages in bilateral and multilateral partnerships, and ignites digital advancements for the country,” said Sonia Bashir Kabir, Founder & Managing General Partner, SBK Tech Ventures.

The DigiEcon 2024 Investment Summit promises to be a landmark event, setting the stage for Sri Lanka’s ascent as a hub for technological innovation and economic growth. 

About Ministry of Technology – Sri Lanka, www.mot.gov.lk

The Ministry of Technology Sri Lanka oversees the establishment of digital governance services for efficient management of health education, welfare and government services, as well as business sector by coordinating optimal information technology with national and international electronic networks.

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