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Mr. Janaka Abeysinghe / Chief Enterprise & Wholesale Officer of SLT, Mr. Kiththi Perera / Chief Executive Officer of SLT, Mr. Priyantha Fernandez / Chief Operating Officer of SLT, Mr. Kumarasighe Sirisena / Group Chairman of SLT, Mr. Rohan Jayaweera / Head of Marketing of John Keells IT, Mr. Chandima Cooray / Chief Digital Officer of Hemas Holdings PLC, Mr. Channa De Silva / Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Lanka Clear Pvt.Ltd., Mr. Condrad Dias / Group Chief Information Officer of LOLC Group, Mr. Ruwan Bakmedeniya / Chief Information Officer of Hatton National Bank PLC
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the leading ICT and digital solutions provider in the country successfully conducted a customer forum for the company’s enterprise customers recently. The forum which was held at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo was attended by over 330 top decision makers of large corporates as well as tech savy IT professionals representing some of the top enterprises in Sri Lanka.
SLT Chairman, Mr. P.G. Kumarasinghe Sirisena, SLT CEO Mr. Kiththi Perera as well as senior management were present at the event, giving customers an opportunity to directly meet with the company’s top management. SLT CEO addressed the forum, shedding light on SLT’s future plans to empower the enterprise market in Sri Lanka, especially with regards to supporting individual enterprises to achieve their own digital transformations.
“SLT is fully geared and ready to lead Sri Lankan enterprises into the new digital era,” he commented. “SLT has made colossal investments on latest state-of-the-art technologies and capabilities that are necessary to ensure that we will continue to be the preferred technology partner for enterprises in Sri Lanka. Some of these include SLT Akaza, our multi-cloud platform which comprises of SLT Premium Cloud, VMWare Cloud Provider Programme, SLT Intelligence Cloud, Azure Stack and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, to name just a few. We are experts in creating customized solutions to suit the unique individual business requirements of large enterprises because we are aware of the diversity of requirements involved when it comes to different organizations. Currently, we are in the process of working aggressively on the fabrication of our access network which will ensure that our customers will have unlimited bandwidth, without any restrictions, resulting in businesses being able to deploy their services more smoothly and efficiently in the future.”
SLT annually holds these customer forums with the aim of strengthening relationships with its valuable customers as well as to inform and share knowledge about new products and services that will support their growth and development as well as their digital journeys. Thus, during this forum, the company shared information about newly launched products and services, that will support these companies to expedite their digital journey by providing them with the opportunity to conceptualize their digital journeys with the support of SLT’s portfolio of modern, state-of-the-art enterprise solutions.
A panel discussion was also held with various industry experts including Mr. Chandima Cooray (Chief Digital Officer at Hemas Holdings PLC), Mr. Ruwan Bakmedeniya (CIO of HNB), Mr. Condrad Dias (Group CIO of LOLC Group), and Mr. Channa De Silva (CEO/MD of Lanka Clear Pvt. Ltd) with Mr. Rohan Jayaweera (Head of Marketing at John Keells IT) moderating the session. The panel discussion which was conducted under the topic “The role of SLT and technology support ecosystem in Sri Lanka to support top enterprises to cross the chasm” was opened up to discuss the role played by SLT in the digital transformation of large enterprises in Sri Lanka. This session was very much appreciated by the participants, due to the rich information content shared and discussed.
The forum was followed by a networking session, providing valuable opportunities for customers to interact with SLT’s top management and voice their opinions as well as get their queries answered. SLT revealed plans to introduce many more digital solutions in the near future such as SDWAN, managed SOC as well as industry specific IOT solutions.