Microsoft Sri Lanka signs on as Gold Partner for FITIS Sri Lanka Internet Day 2022
Microsoft Sri Lanka signed on as Gold Partner for ‘Sri Lanka Internet Day 2022’, organized by The Digital Services Chapter of the Federation of Information Technology in Sri Lanka (FITIS) on 22nd November 2022 at The Hilton, Colombo.
“We believe that the internet and all of the technological advancements that come with it hold the key to sustaining Sri Lanka’s economic recovery, and enabling greater resilience across all sectors. We are therefore proud to partner with FITIS and serve as Gold Partner for Sri Lanka Internet Day 2022,” Microsoft Country Manager Sri Lanka and Maldives Harsha Randeny stated.
Hosted under the theme: ‘Digital Lifestyle: Lifeline to overcome turmoil’, this will be the second consecutive year that the event will be taking place, providing Sri Lankans from all walks of life with an opportunity to engage with local and global industry experts.
“We warmly welcome Microsoft Sri Lanka’s partnership with FITIS. Their support adds weight to our shared belief that all stakeholders in the Sri Lankan economy – from the state sector to large corporates, SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs – all need to find ways of leveraging the internet to their advantage.
“With Sri Lanka Internet Day, we aim to connect these communities to international players, in order to encourage tech and knowledge transfer, and strengthen Sri Lanka’s competitive position as a global player in internet-driven innovation,” Channa de Silva, President of the FITIS Digital Services Chapter and Co-Chair of Internet Day 2022 stated.
This year’s theme “Digital Lifestyle” was chosen by the organisers, in order to showcase citizen engagement in a digital society; how the internet and digitisation can positively impact everyday life by merging with information technology. The term “digital life” is used to distinguish between parts of human life that take place in “cyberspace”, or which are closely related to digital technologies, and the other areas of life that take place in “real life” independent of digital technologies