As the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) is geared to unveil ‘Sri Lanka Internet Day 2021’, a first-time occurrence in the country, The Bank of Ceylon too collaborates as the “Platinum sponsor” for the event. The event will span two full days and bring IT industry experts, startup entrepreneurs, top delegates, and business decision makers from across the globe together. The Bank’s Chairman Mr.Kanchana Ratwatte handed the sponsorship at a recent event took place at the Bank’s Head Office to Mr. Aruna Alwis of FITIS Organizing Committee for “Sri Lanka Internet Day 2021”.
To be held across 6th and 7th April, 2021, the inaugural virtual event themed ‘Digital Inclusion’, an initiative driven by the Digital Services Chapter of FITIS, will present critical digital topics to participants including citizen engagement in a digital society; Sri Lanka’s overall digital strategy and current public plus private sector digitization efforts in key areas; and the national vision for improving the island’s digital infrastructure in supporting a digitally-driven ecosystem and economy. Further, the engaging content presented across both days will carry strong emphasis on Sri Lanka’s re-energized prioritization of strengthening its digital economy, to boldly face and overcome future economic and social challenges experienced. Towards this end, a series of sessions will be conducted during the event on areas such as digital ID implementation and digital payment adoption by the Public sector, as well as FinTech, IoT use in agriculture, plus digital adoption by conglomerates with a Private sector focus.
BOC’s continued support of novel digital initiatives such as FITIS-led ‘Sri Lankan Internet Day 2021’, parallel to the bank’s strong digital focus in streamlining internal processes as well as enhancing services and experience for customers, reinforces their standing as a digital pacesetter in banking with particular emphasis on strengthening the national economy through wider digital adoption.
Bank of Ceylon Chairman Mr. Kanchana Ratwatte handing the sponsorship cheque to Mr. Jiffery Zulfer, President FITIS Digital Services Chapter (middle). (from L to R)The Bank’s Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Information Officer Mr. R. Bakmedeniya and the Bank’s General Manager Mr. D.P.K Gunasekera, Vice President Digital Services Chapter Mr. Channa De Silva and CEO FITIS Mr. Aruna Alwis are also in the picture.