Over 30 countries expected to be represented at NITC 2017 in September

The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) has assembled an impressive line-up of speakers for the upcoming NITC 2017 (National IT Conference), which is being held in conjunction with the IFIP General Assembly and SEARCC Conference in mid-September.

With around 100 prominent experts visiting Colombo for the international events, CSSL has taken the opportunity to draw on the significant pool of international talent to offer delegates unprecedented access to thought leaders from around the globe.

CSSL President Yasas Abeywickrama is predicting record attendances at the combined events, eclipsing the 1,000 ICT professionals, researchers and academics who attended NITC last year.

“Given the calibre of international speakers we’ve been able to attract and the significant opportunities to network and form valuable business connections, we expect this event to be a significant focus for the local ICT community,” he said.

International speakers include:

  • President of SEARCC and Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, Dr Nick Tate;
  • Vice President of the British Computer Society, Professor Tom Crick of Cardiff Metropolitan University;
  • IFIP IP3 Chair and former Australian Computer Society President, Brenda Aynsley;
  • IFIP Vice President, Dr Yuko Murayama of Japan;
  • Dr Gabriela Marin Raventos of the University of Costa Rica;
  • Professor Kai Rannenberg of Goethe University in Frankfurt, and many more.

The five-day program includes the two-day NITC/SEARCC (South East Asian Regional Computer Confederation) conference on 14-15 September, preceded by three days of invitation-only meetings for the IFIP General Assembly, its various committees and SEARCC Executive Committee.

“The confirmed guest list currently includes representatives from almost 50 nations so this is really an opportunity to showcase Sri Lankan ICT to the world,” said Mr Abeywickrama.

For more information, including how to register for the event, visit https://www.cssl.lk/