The SLASSCOM Women Technopreneurs Forum
The SLASSCOM Women Technopreneurs Forum was launched on 22 September at the Shangri La Colombo amidst a gathering of male and female business leaders and entrepreneurs.
The event began with an opening address by Sandra De Zoysa, SLASSCOM vice Chair, Executive Sponsor of the Forum and Group Chief Customer Officer of Dialog Axiata PLC. This was followed by an address by Channa Manoharan, Chairman SLASSCOM and Chief Operating Officer PWC. An overview of the Women Technopreneur’s Forum and an outline of future initiatives followed next by Shehani Seneviratne, Director SLASSCOM, Board Lead of the Forum and Chief Operating Officer, 99x Technology, after which the Guest of Honor, the Norwegian Ambassador H. E. Trine Joranli Eskedal, addressed the gathering. The keynote address was provided by Melony Mahaarachchi, Founder and CEO, iSTEM Without Borders and Lead System Integration Mechanical Engineer, SpaceX, who is now on the Advisory Committee of this Forum. addressing the all important topic of Entrepreneurship and Innovation was by the Lead of the Advisory Committee, Anura de Alwis, Director SLASSCOM and Chief Executive Officer Pxyle. The way forward and closing remarks were made by Forum Head, Hira Fernando, Founder and CEO, Careerly Networks.
It was an evening of glamour and great conversations over cocktails, between industry veterans, start up Technopreneurs, collaboration partners and forum members