It’s been another fantastic year for the Software Chapter and overall FITIS with many activities successfully delivered – ranging from awareness, training, business match making, Infotel 2017 and topping off everything with a phenomenal performance at APICTA 2017 – Asia Pacific ICT Awards.

 

During the past year we have increased the membership and active participation by welcoming over 30 startups into the software chapter. We showcased cutting edge technology innovations at Infotel 2017 and opened many doors for exhibitors – especially startups for new business opportunities.

It was also a year of learning. In the battles of new technology and innovation, knowledge is key to winning. It was an amazing experience to see Software Chapter members stepping up to the challenge as trusted advisors and resource personal in forums and events related to Blockchain, IoT, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence sharing knowledge and expertise for the masses to learn.

Sri Lanka recorded the best performance to-date at the APICTA Awards 2017 held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. For everyone involved in APICTA this was a big achievement as this showcased the quality and ingenuity of products and solutions our tech companies are producing. It’s an immense pleasure to share this accolade with our colleagues and friends from British Computer Society and thankful for all the hard work put into run National Best Quality Software Awards and Young Computer Scientists competitions which picked the best of the best in country who competed at APICTA.

I would also like to formally make a note to appreciate our valuable partners and sponsors – Information & Communication Technology Agency – ICTA, Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, Ministry of Education, Export Development Board for the valuable guidance and financial support extended in various programs and all our valuable sponsors who became mutually beneficial partners are key pillars of our success in 2017.

Looking into the future, without a doubt 2018 is going to be even more interesting. Software Chapter is fully upbeat about taking the helm in organizing Infotel 2018 and the ground work is already underway. At Infotel 2018 we look forward to bringing in the much sought-after technology and industry specific flavor for members and enterprises while creating an unforgettable experience for consumers, tech enthusiasts and students.

 

 

Wellington Perera

President –FITIS Software Chapter