Infotel IT SME Pavilion – 2017

Infotel – IT SME Pavilion – 2017 

The most prestigious ICT exhibition in South Asia, ‘Infotel 2017’ was organized by The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) with the support of Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) on 2nd, 3rd ,4th and 5th November 2017 at BMICH, Colombo.

The exhibition was a remarkable showcase for new and innovative products and services and novel ICT solutions by the exhibitors in the field which also served as a rewarding platform for new business opportunities around the country.
ICTA’s vision is to create a “Digitally Inclusive Sri Lanka” which is in direct alignment to the Government’s strategy on growth, a Regional IT SME Pavilion was facilitated to support the market expansion of companies based around the country with special focus given to ICT solution providers (SME’s) outside Colombo who have limited opportunities to explore as well as exhibit in a National exhibition. Regional IT-SME’s were able to gain exposure, first hand contacts and business partnership opportunities during the four days of the exhibition.

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‘Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play an important role in the economy  contributing to the growth of GDP, employment, innovation and other innumerous economic activities in Sri Lanka. The Government of Sri Lanka recognizes SMEs as the backbone of the economy, as it accounts for more than 75% of the total number of enterprises, provides 45% of the employment and contributes to 52% of the Gross Domestic Production (GDP). SMEs promote broad based equitable development and provide more opportunity for Women and Youth participation in the economic development of the country.’

Considering the National importance of SME development, ICTA’s overarching mandate of integrating inclusiveness for economic growth and the government’s broader vision of enabling Digital Dividends by being part of the Digital ecosystem; ICTA’s Industry Development Program together with the support given by the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure focused on supporting 16 IT SME’s based around the country (in Regions) to bring-in inclusiveness for enabling Digital Dividends and thereby in the long term, this initiative will directly support the growth of the country’s economic indicators in the form of GDP, revenue, employment and many more.

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Regional IT SME’s providing solutions in the form of mobile and web applications development, web designing / SEO services, fleet management solutions, POS systems, plantation management, stock control system, ERP solutions, HR management and E-mail marketing solutions etc. exhibited their products and solutions under the ICTA facilitated Regional IT SME pavilion.

Adapt Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd, Artifectx Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Enrich Arcane (Pvt) Ltd, Hill Country Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Imra Software Solutions, Infra Technologies, iSeeQ, Kyrax Solutions, Mobiz International (Pvt) Ltd, Nanosoft Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Pixel Clear (Pvt) Ltd, Promising Enterprises Consultancy, Silverays (Pvt) Ltd, Srisoft Solutions (Pvt) Ltd, Techwire Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Verbose Systems representing the Western, Central, North Western, Southern Provinces of the country managed to find over 250 qualified business leads over the four days which amounts to over 16 on average per company. Moreover, some of these business leads transformed into sales during the exhibition itself signaling positive and greater outcomes post exhibition.

“We see Infotel 2017 as a great meeting hub for various stakeholders in the ICT industry.  The event was extraordinarily conducted without any hassle. We feel that such events are really important to empower the SMEs of this country.  Apart from the B2B and B2C relationships, the event enabled us to network with various bodies to enrich the ICT industry in the country and beyond.  We owe a lot to the key organizers  for putting together such a splendid exhibition”. (An Exhibitor of Infotel 2017)

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Infotel Startup Pavilion – 2017

Infotel – Startup Pavilion – 2017 

Infotel 2017, Sri Lanka’s biggest ICT exhibition was held this year with the theme ‘Towards a Digital Economy’ by The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), with the support of Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure and the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) at the BMICH, Colombo on 2nd, 3rd ,4th and 5th November 2017. With the common platform created by the exhibition, both government and private sector stakeholders were enabled to engage productively in helping Sri Lanka transformed into a digitally inclusive country with better opportunities for all successfully.

With the ICTA vision of creating a “digitally inclusive Sri Lanka”, and to provide market access opportunities for startups as per the document ‘Vision 2025, A Country Enriched’ by the Government of Sri Lanka, a Startup Pavilion was provided for 50 startups from around the country to exhibit their products at Infotel 2017. The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka coordinated and provided training for the startups prior to the exhibition where Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure provided the floor space for the pavilion.

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Startup Pavilion Via Infotel ICT Expo Facebook Page

Startup Pavilion at ‘Infotel 2017’ was a countless opportunity for market access and showcase opportunities for both acquainted and younger startups. There were startups varied from ERP systems to AI bots, E-learning systems and many more. Apart from the seasoned startups; Bluelotus360, Busseat.lk, DirectPay, BotFactory, Odoc, IgniterSpace, ShoutOut, MogoSuper, Liveroom, Omentra, WorkForce, Tracified, SenzAgro and eZuite, there were some younger startups such as 9nt, Alakazam, Anydeal.lk, B2B.lk, BoostMetrics, D-Tech, eTenders.lk, ezBooking.io, FabLanka Foundation, Gudppl, KODOID, Lithium.lk, Octo ERP, PA Digital, Park & Pay, Siyalla.lk, StoreKit.org, Student Tracker, Viduhala.lk and Web Lanka, who exhibited in the pavilion this year.

With this opportunity, technology startups in Sri Lanka were able to showcase their startup to the public of this country to generate business and to partner with other businesses through B2B and B2C interaction, and to validate their startup by getting feedback from a large number of people from diverse background.

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Via Infotel ICT Expo Facebook Page

Resources:

www.dailymirror.lk

www.readme.lk

blog.omentra.com

wppadigital.azurewebsites.net

www.facebook.com/pg/InfotelSriLanka/

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Deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest 14:30 hrs on November 09, 2017

Official Launch of Digital Health Project and Distribution of Hardware for 48 Government Hospitals for Implementing Electronic Medical Records

The official event of computer hardware distribution for 48 hospitals under Digital Health Project was held at Family Health Bureau on 30th of October 2017, with the participation of Hon (Dr.) Rajitha Senarathne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. Laptop computers were handed over to Heads of the hospitals by the Minister of Health to symbolize the computer hardware distribution for implementing electronic medical records in the selected hospitals.  Following officials were participated to the event,

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·       Hon. (Dr.) Rajitha Senarathne, Minister of Health, Nutrition  and Indigenous Medicine.
·       Mr. Wasantha Deshapriya, Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure.
·       Dr. J.M.W. Jayasundara Bandara, Director General of Health Services.
·       Dr. Dr. S. Sridharan, Deputy Director General of Health Services (Planning), Ministry of Health
·       Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Deputy Director General of Health Services, National Hospital of Sri Lanka
·       Dr. A. I. Jagoda, Director (Health Information), Ministry of Health
·       Directors and Representatives of the Selected Hospitals

Hon. Minister Rajitha Senarathne expressed his pleasure on implementing Hospital Health Information Management System (HHIMS) in the government hospitals. He shared his experiences during the visits of few hospitals where the digital health project has been initiated. He emphasized how he witnessed patients in the rural areas has adapted to the new technology that was introduced through this project. According to the Minister, it is identified as a drastic improvement happened, not only in the health sector but also in the quality of the life of the whole nation as a result of introducing digitalization.

Dr. J.M.W. Jayasundara Bandara, Director General Health Services explained in detailed about the advantages of digitalization and moreover, he emphasized that Sri Lanka is having more capabilities to be digitalized when compared to the other South Asian countries.

Mr. Wasantha Deshapriya, Secretary of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure, expressed his special gratitude for the tremendous work, being done by Ministry of Health and ICTA in implementing the HHIMS in selected hospitals. Furthermore, he stated that the Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure will continuously support to this project which has a national importance.