EDB launches Lanka's first 'Internet of Things'
Sri Lanka has officially begun assessing the promise of the 'next big
thing' in digital frontiers and Sri Lanka's first Advanced Electronics
Design Centre is now on the cards.
“This is the first ever initiative for Sri Lanka's ICT sector on the
emerging 'Internet of Things'.
There is no doubt that this advanced and novel concept will be useful
for everyone,” said EDB Director General Sujatha Weerakoone.
The Director General was addressing the first ever IoT session held
in Sri Lanka, organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB)
at the EDB building recently.
CEO, 99x Technologies and Director, SLASSCOM, Mano Sekaram, Founder
CEO of Microimage (Pvt) Ltd, Harsha Purasinghe, General Manager,
VP-Engineering at Zone 24x7, Sankalpa Gamwarige, Sri Lanka Manager,
Motorola Solutions Engineering, Vipula Liyanaarachchi, Director,
Research, WSO2, Dr. Srinath Perera, Head of the Department of
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa,
Dr. Ajith Pasqual and Senior Lecturer from the University of Wakaito,
New Zealand, Nihal Kularatne were also present.
For the seventh consecutive year, Moratuwa University claimed the top
spot winning the highest number of awards at the annual Google Summer of
Code (GSoC) competitions from 2007 to 2013.