In a pursuit to drive the importance of Digital Transformation for the development of SAARC countries, The Economic Times Presents Global Enterprise Technology Forum in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh & Bhutan.

It will be a full day conference, with an agenda focusing on technology and its benefits to organizations and individuals across all levels. The event will see participation from key policymakers, enterprise business and technology decision makers and influencers from various ministries/departments and enterprises.

Governments in Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh & Bhutan look up to India’s digital transformation


Digital Transformation (DX) is sweeping every industry and will require fundamental cultural shifts from traditional methods – with siloes giving way to a more collaborative way of working. Collaboration has today moved from being internal alone to encompassing the ecosystem – employees, partners and customers. To accelerate DX, organizations must develop innovative ideas at speed – thus, co-creating with the ecosystem to rapidly develop and scale new solutions. Where ‘challenge’ meets ‘opportunity’ – collaboration is imperative if DX is to be relevant, sustainable and scalable


Sustaining performance par excellence in the face of rapid external changes is an enormous undertaking for organizations today. The pace of DX creates a greater-than-ever need for leaders to drive disruptive innovation and incorporate new business models within the enterprise. Enterprises must drive disruptive innovation in their businesses by leveraging external focus for market acceleration and emergence. As new innovations are tried and accepted, they must be, continuously integrated into the overall environment of products, services, platform, and technology.


The future growth of industries will be driven in large part by accelerating the application of digital technologies to deliver more immersive and authentic experiences with customers, reimaging products and solutions, transform operating models and empower employees. To accelerate the pace of DX, IT, LoB and Business leaders must co-create the DX vision and identify tangible DX projects aligned to priorities and use cases that focus investments.


We all have witnessed how Air BnB disrupted the hotel and hospitality sector and Uber disrupted the transportation industry. Such disruptors are good for any country as they help in enhancing the lives of the people. In such a scenario, the onus lies with the government for supporting such disruptors who can transform the lives of the people digitally.


  • Mobile internet connectivity
  • Enhancing infrastructure & communication
  • How to create a digital highway
  • Regulatory framework
  • Mobile-enabled digital transformation

Cloud is one of the biggest computing trends that has impacted every industry globally. Riding on cloud benefited organisations to run their businesses effectively. Reports say, “over 50% of all enterprise data would be managed in the cloud and 80% of application would be resolved autonomously by 2020.”


  • Where does Sri Lanks, Nepal & Bangladesh stand in cloud statistic?
  • Hybrid/public/private-which one suits the best?
  • Automated tools for workload migration
  • Challenges in cloud adoption & migration
  • SMAC for your enterprises

According to a MIT Sloan survey, more than 80% of organizations see AI as a strategic opportunity and only a quarter have started to adopt AI.

AI is the buzz word today and is disrupting businesses like never before, but many company leaders aren’t sure what to expect from AI or how it fits into their business model. Yet with change coming at breakneck speed, the time is to identify your organisation’s AI strategy is now.

  • Is your enterprise AI ready?
  • Getting rid of roadblocks in AI Journey
  • Creating customer experience

Every technology brings with it a set of pros and cons. The benefits of these latest technologies are innumerable, but we can’t overlook the security challenges they bring with them. The worldwide security spending is expected to reach $96.3 billion in 2018, an 8 percent jump over the previous year. It makes one thing clear that organizations don’t need to be convinced about the seriousness of security threats anymore. The security threats are real and being driven by organized groups of criminals to inflict serious damage.

  • How ready is your organization to combat next-gen security threats?
  • Do you have the required next-gen solutions to combat them?
  • What’s the awareness level about such emerging threats and what’s your risk mitigation strategy?
  • Securing the most vulnerable end points.

‘Customer is the king’ and therefore, the idea should be to enhance customer experience with the use of technology. Today, the customer is more demanding and smarter and providing exemplary customer experience has become the pivot. Whether it’s Chatbot or collaborative tools, these are all enhancing customer experience.


  • Immersive experience via virtual reality
  • Personalization of products
  • 3D printing: From virtual to physical one
  • Chatbots: making life easy
  • AI/IoT: Extracting rich insights from data

The world is moving into industrial revolution 4.0 and robotics & automation are taking us to a different world. According to Mckinsey, the impact of disruptive technology on world’s economy would be between $ 14-33 trillion by 2025. Industrial revolution 4.0, which would be triggered by the disruptive technologies, would impact the relationship between brands and consumers, would create value shifts from producers to consumers, and would create more jobs.

  • A peek into automated future
  • Jobs or no jobs?
  • Learning from the past mistakes
  • Future of workplace
  • Beyond video conferencing

Enterprises worldwide today have access to quintillions bytes of data, which could be utilized to chalk out an information management strategy with the help of big data insights. Big data analytics is all about making some smart decisions to accelerate business growth.

Big data analytics can help in conceptualizing and implementing a well-thought-out big data program across multiple domains and focus areas.

  • Future of Data warehousing, data science and ML
  • Data visualization, business intelligence and analytics
  • Business continuity & disaster recovery
  • Making ERP better with big data





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  • CIOs/CTOs/CISOs and IT Heads of key companies
  • Top Entrepreneurs, Industrialists and renowned Professionals
  • Key Government officials
  • End users, Influencers & Consultants


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