Registration
Welcome address
Jeevan Gnanam
  • Jeevan Gnanam (Chairman, SLASSCOM)

    Jeevan Gnanam

    Chairman, SLASSCOM

    The visionary behind Sri Lanka’s first operational IT Park – Orion City, home to some of the world’s leading IT firms. Since its inception in 2008, Orion City has experienced steady growth and is on track to achieve its goal of being a 3,000,000 square feet facility by 2020. His latest venture SAKS (SA Knowledge Services), incorporated in 2012 now offers customized and flexible outsourcing solutions in financial services, research & analytics and legal process outsourcing. He also serves as the CEO of Anton, one of the largest plastic manufacturers in the country.

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Opening keynote
Timothy Kooi
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    Timothy Kooi

    Director, Data Analytics, DHL

    Currently an Innovation Leader at the DHL’s Innovation Center, where he is responsible for trend research and converting new trends into proof-of-concepts. He is also the Head of Data Analytics for the Customer Solutions and Innovation BU for the region, responsible for deepening the use of data analytics to generate new value-add and business growth opportunities.

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Inspirational Applications of AI for Sri Lanka
Dr. Yasantha Rajakarunanayake
  • Dr. Yasantha Rajakarunanayake (Senior Director - Technology, MediaTek)

    Dr. Yasantha Rajakarunanayake

    Senior Director - Technology, MediaTek

    Senior Technologist and Scientist with 23+ years of experience in the Bay Area, with a proven track record of innovation and R&D contributions, experience in building and leading world class teams to create innovative products and software solutions.

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Data Driven Decision Making Using AI
Dr. James Shanahan
  • Dr. James Shanahan (Founder and Principal, Boutique Data Consultancy)

    Dr. James Shanahan

    Founder and Principal, Boutique Data Consultancy

    Founder and Principal, Boutique Data Consultancy from August 2007 – current. Over 20 years of experience developing and researching cutting-edge information management systems that harness information retrieval, statistical natural language processing, and machine learning in applications domains such web search and computational advertising. Teaching: University of California Santa Cruz, at international conferences and at international summer schools.

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Break
Real-world Applications of Machine Learning
Dr. Rukshan Batuwita
  • Dr. Rukshan Batuwita (Data Scientist, Google)

    Dr. Rukshan Batuwita

    Data Scientist, Google

    Currently attached to Google as a Data Scientist. Previously he has worked for Woolworths group as a Applying Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in personalized marketing and improving customer experience and also worked as a Senior Data Scientist as Ambiata.

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Research Opportunities in AI
Dr. Chrisantha Fernando
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    Dr. Chrisantha Fernando

    Senior Research Scientist, Google DeepMind

    Senior Research Scientist at Google DeepMind. He has experience in machine learning, and also to think and talk about the role of machine learning for Sri-Lanka.

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Panel Discussion: AIWhere next?
Dr. Yasantha RajakarunanayakeDr. Rukshan BatuwitaDr. James ShanahanDr. Chrisantha FernandoMadu Ratnayake

Moderated by Madu Ratnayake

  • Dr. Yasantha Rajakarunanayake (Senior Director - Technology, MediaTek)

    Dr. Yasantha Rajakarunanayake

    Senior Director - Technology, MediaTek
  • Dr. Rukshan Batuwita (Data Scientist, Google)

    Dr. Rukshan Batuwita

    Data Scientist, Google
  • Dr. James Shanahan (Founder and Principal, Boutique Data Consultancy)

    Dr. James Shanahan

    Founder and Principal, Boutique Data Consultancy
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    Dr. Chrisantha Fernando

    Senior Research Scientist, Google DeepMind
  • Madu Ratnayake (EVP, CIO & General Manager, Virtusa)

    Madu Ratnayake

    EVP, CIO & General Manager, Virtusa
Lunch
AI in Simulation
Dr. Adam Easton
  • Dr. Adam Easton (Chief Executive Officer, SimCentric Technologies)

    Dr. Adam Easton

    Chief Executive Officer, SimCentric Technologies

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SimCentric Technologies, a simulation and software development company which develops training simulations and artificial intelligence technologies. He is a former Captain in the Australian Army, a Rhodes Scholar and has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Computing and Simulation.

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Application Case Study
Break
Research Case Studies
Dr. Subha FernandoProf. Asoka Karunananda
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    Dr. Subha Fernando

    Senior Lecturer, University of Moratuwa

    Specialties: Artificial Intelligence (Neural Networks, Multi Agent Systems and Genetic Algorithm)

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  • PK

    Prof. Asoka Karunananda

    Senior Professor, University of Moratuwa

    Senior Professor, Department of Computational Mathematics

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Panel Discussion: Opportunities for AI Startups
CD Athuraliya

Moderated by CD Athuraliya

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    CD Athuraliya

    Co-founder, ConscientAI
Closing remarks