Masters Corporate Education kicks off Sri Lanka’s first blockchain and crypto summit

Nov 19 / Nuwan Dilshan
Masters Corporate Education, the corporate education arm of Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC), is launching Sri Lanka’s first-ever blockchain and crypto summit, aimed at redesigning trust in the digital age.

Held in partnership with CFA Society Sri Lanka, SLASSCOM, ACCA, and Daily FT, the summit aims to collate insights into critical strategies for success as well as use-case scenarios from the best minds in the industry across the world. The Blockchain Summit, catering primarily to businesses professionals and policymakers, is a timely one, as Sri Lanka is set to embark on its blockchain journey, standing to benefit from decentralisation, dependability and immutability it offers any business in any industry.

Designed to give an understanding of the evolution of blockchain and its core concepts to broaden participants’ professional capability and sharpen their ability to apply blockchain concepts real time, the event will give an in-depth insight into how best to deploy blockchain systematically and with accuracy in order to successfully implement it for respective industries and business contexts.

Speaking about the summit SLTC Chief Executive Officer Ranjith Rubasinghe said: “Blockchain technology is becoming a game-changer for accounting, supply chain, banking, contract law, and many other fields. In Sri Lanka’s journey to become Asia’s next digital hub, the government’s decision to explore potential strategic implications of blockchain technology on the business and economy I believe is a timely decision. But it will only be useful if lots of people understand it, trust and adopt it. In this context I am excited about the Blockchain Summit organised by Masters Corporate Education and I thank our partners and all the speakers for supporting this initiative. We always strive to bring global insights to businesses for their next phase of growth and this event will help to understand blockchains impact on businesses.”

The summit kicks off on 29 November and is set to feature over 15 experts from around the world. These include Blockchain Evangelist and IBM Asia-Pacific Blockchain and Automation Lead Swathi Bhide; LuxTag Co-Founder and Board Chairman Rene Bernard; Distlytics Managing Director and Emerging Tech Expert Garry Nuttal; India Blockchain Alliance Founder and Chief Blockchain Advisor Raj A. Kapoor; and RMIT University Blockchain Innovation Hub Co-Director Chris Berg ; Fintech Startup Blockchain Technology Head Varun Singhi; Power Ledger – Blockchain Development & Staking Operations Anya Nova; Bit2Me Capital CEO Bogdon Stirbu; IBM – Supply Chain Traceability, Sustainability and Circularity Grainne Lynch; RMIT University Blockchain Hub Senior Research Fellow Darcy Allen; Banking Regulatory Expert, Blockchain Lawyer, and Partner at Annerton Alireza Siadat; Convexity Founder/COO Adedeji Owonibi; and Tech Mahindra VP & Blockchain & Cybersec Leader Rajesh Dhuddu, as well as PWC Sri Lanka Managing Partner and Digital Banking Expert Committee Chairman Sujeewa Mudaliga.
The Guest of Honour will be State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development of Sri Lanka Namal Rajapaksa.

Masters Corporate Education Head Nuwan Dishan explained: “This Summit will bring together industry leaders working at the intersection of technology, investment and regulation and will explore at great length the future of blockchain and cryptocurrencies and all related businesses and the role of money in a tech-driven future. As a leading player in the technology education space in the country, we are proud to bring this summit to Sri Lanka, with an aim to foster blockchain and crypto development and dive deep into its future focus on businesses that will, in turn, help pave the way for the entire industry to move forward in a positive direction.”

Set to equip the participants with knowledge and actionable skills to understand how blockchain is changing money and business, this two-day summit will be a catalyst that will provide a working understanding of the new technology and a grasp of the current landscape in this new frontier.

Masters Corporate Education aims to help leaders with the best-in-class corporate education experiences online, designed around contemporary topics through summits and masterclasses, which are executed to guide and support business leaders induce cutting-edge advantages into their organisation’s corporate capacity pool.
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