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FITIS Digital Excellence Conclave and Awards 2021


The Federation of Information Technology Industry of Sri Lanka (FITIS) is organizing the FITIS Digital Excellence Awards and Conclave for the 1st time in Sri Lanka, to recognize and applaud business enterprises that are successfully transforming themselves digitally as well as transforming themselves to become Exponential Organizations contributing towards economic prosperity for the industry and country. The Conclave and gala Awards ceremony will be held on September 22, 2021 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo.


The event hopes to attract more than 800 delegates from private and government organizations locally and regionally to a common forum and gain insights on how their companies can benefit through digital transformation and move forward amidst a competitive market space.

Themed ‘A Digitally Transformed Sri Lanka’, the event will feature a star-studded line up of global speakers from Australia, United States as well as Asia Pacific who can inspire and guide enterprises to migrate from Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0. The Speakers will share their insights, success stories and pragmatic approaches in spearheading transformational change to sustain and grow businesses in today’s disrupted world.


Salim Ismail, Executive Director Singularity University, Co-Founder and Chairman of Open ExO, former Chief Innovation Officer Yahoo and best-selling author will be the Keynote Speaker at the event. Salim has been building disruptive digital companies as a serial entrepreneur for nearly two decades and has been inspiring audiences from around the world through his sessions especially on exponential growth.


The Digital Excellence Awards and Conclave is organized by the Software Chapter of The Federation of Information Technology Industry of Sri Lanka (FITIS). FITIS is the is the apex body of the ICT sector in the country covering all major industry segments such as Hardware, Software, Training & Education, Communication, Digital Services and Professional. Over the last 2 decades, FITIS which has been actively contributing towards changing the landscape of the Sri Lankan ICT industry.


“FITIS is proud to organize Sri Lanka’s first-ever Digital Excellence Awards and Conclave, a very timely initiative to recognize the enterprises for their efforts on their digital transformation journey,” said Dr. Prasad Samarasinghe Chairman of FITIS. “This initiative aligns well with the ICTA Sri Lanka’s vision of a Digitally Inclusive Sri Lanka and we invite all organizations to partner with us in making Sri Lanka’s digital journey a success”.


A unique feature of the conclave and awards that it will include a range of workshops, demos, customer related stories, which will provide delegates a holistic learning experience. Several key tracks covering four (4) major categories including, (i) Digitized Customer Experience, (ii) Digitized Products/Services, (iii) Digitized Operations and (iv) Digitized Organization.

Each main category is grouped in to two sub-categories. A further three more unique categories, (i) Fully Transformed Organization (ii) Born Digital Organization and (iii) Corporate IT Awards, have also been added. Entries will be evaluated by an eminent panel of jury members who have been pioneers in their respective fields and have contributed in the development of the industry and economy. The stage of digital transformation maturity for each domain ranges from “Merit”, “Bronze”, “Silver” and “Gold”