SAP and John Keells IT to host Dare to Dream Awards 2023 – Sri Lanka Edition

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SAP together with John Keells IT is organizing the first edition of the Dare to Dream Awards – Sri Lanka, which is to be held on the 7th of February 2023 at Hilton, Colombo. This series of prestigious awards has in the past recognized and inspired over 400 established and emerging enterprises in India. This incredible award ceremony continues to celebrate business leaders and organizations who have championed the potential of innovation, digital transformation and disruptive technologies that accelerate growth.

The Dare to Dream Awards 2023 – Sri Lanka edition, aims to recognize the relentless commitment of business leaders and organizations who have adopted change amidst challenges posed by the pandemic as well as economic crisis to navigate through uncertainty, volatility and disruptions, while steering their organization’s contribution towards the economic and social development of the nation.

It is resurgence amid disruption. Sri Lanka has experienced a tumultuous couple of years since the crisis of 2021, while proactive policymakers and business enterprises have capitalized on opportunities to deliver strategic economic reforms that have contributed to national stability and development.

Traversing through a multitude of challenges, Sri Lanka is filled with optimism and continues to look ahead with emerging businesses becoming resilient and agile, ensuring organizational scalability, process efficiency and most importantly, steering the country to greatness.

With a collective vision to transform Sri Lanka’s economic stature for global competitiveness, SAP is thrilled to announce the first edition of the Dare to Dream Awards 2023 – Sri Lanka, in partnership with John Keells IT. The awards ceremony will host two categories of awards to celebrate organizations as well as individuals.

Speaking about the momentous occasion, Rajeev Singh, Vice President – Mid Market, SAP Indian Sub-Continent, said, “Sri Lanka has always been an important market for SAP, and we are pleased to see the country coming out of the unprecedented and difficult times to become a more resilient economy. Dare to Dream Awards Sri Lanka edition is an ode to our customers, partners, and the entire business ecosystem to recognize and celebrate companies who are leading this change from the front.”

“We have always felt a need for a credible platform to recognize and encourage business leaders and organizations who have stood ahead of the pack and been the lighthouse for others to follow by instilling the much-needed successive points of inflection as well as confidence in the country. We are glad that we had the opportunity to partner with SAP and make this a reality in Sri Lanka. We look forward to sustaining same as a platform which will continue to do what it is intended to do – create the next normal for Sri Lanka”, said Ramesh Shanmuganathan, Executive Vice President/Group CIO of John Keells as well as Director/CEO of John Keells IT.

John Keells IT, a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka’s largest conglomerate John Keells Holdings PLC, is a leading boutique consulting firm cum professional services organization. John Keells IT is a trusted partner for more than 500+ customers spanning 4 continents.

More information about the Dare to Dream Awards 2023 – Sri Lanka Edition is available on


About SAP

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About John Keells IT

John Keells IT is a leading boutique consulting and professional services company and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka’s most significant and premier conglomerate, John Keells Holdings PLC ( Together with its strategic partners in the likes of SAP, MICROSOFT and UiPath, JKIT is uniquely poised to create a VALUE ECOSYSTEM for its valued clientele, which is unparalleled of its kind. They transform organizations through their comprehensive value stacks, including JKIT-Strategy, JKIT-Core, JKIT-Cloud, JKIT-Platform, and JKIT-Ecosystems. Today, the mission of organizations’ is to create a data-driven, frictionless organization for the experience economy, by leveraging the power of collaboration, co-innovation and co-creation through the platform economy. More information can be found at 

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