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Venue:
Hilton Colombo
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mw
Colombo 2
Sri Lanka 02
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DAY 1: Monday May 23rd
0800-0900

Registration

0900-1030

Opening Session

Lighting of oil lamp and inauguration of conference

  • Welcome Remarks:
    Harsha Wijaywardhana, Chairman, ISOC Sri Lanka Chapter
  • ISOC Address
    Rajnesh Singh, Director, Asian Regional Bureau, Internet Society
  • Address by Chief Guest:
    Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka and Chairman – Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)
  • Vote of thanks
    Gihan Dias, Chairman, INET Colombo 2011 organising committee
1030-1100

Morning Break

1100-1230

Session I: Taking Internet to the People

This session looks at the need to make the Internet available to all sectors of society, and the value this enables. It will discuss some best practice examples of how the Internet can make a difference to society at large and underscores the need to keep the Internet open and accessible so that its benefits may be enjoyed by all

  • ICT for Empowering Communities
    Osama Manzar, Director/Founder - Digital Empowerment Foundation (India)
  • Impact of Online Communities on National Development:
    Niranjan Meegammana, Shilpa Sayura (Sri Lanka) - Vishwa Kumara, Sinhala Unicode Group (Sri Lanka)
  • Spreading the Word: Strategies for Social Media
    Madanmohan Rao, Consultant and Author, Editor - Asia-Pacific Internet Handbook (India)
  • Taking Internet to the People: a Sri Lankan Perspective
    Chitranganie Mubarak, Senior Programme Head, e-Society, ICT Agency of Sri Lanka
1230-1330

Lunch Break

1330-1500

Session II: Making the Internet Safe for Everyone

This session explores some of the issues and challenges around making the Internet safe for everyone and some of the steps we can take to protect ourselves

  • Personal Data Protection and Information Security
    Charles Mok, Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong
  • Securing Web-Facing Applications
    Lakshan Soysa, Manager Operations, Sri Lanka CERT/CC
  • Online Behaviour and Safety: The Young, The Brave and the Foolish
    Rajnesh Singh, Director, Asian Regional Bureau, Internet Society
1500-1530

Afternoon Break

1530-1700

Session III: Localisation

This session looks at localisation and the important role it plays in bringing ICTs to the masses. The ability to use applications and services in local languages and scripts is seen as a big barrier for much of the Asia Pacific region, and thus warrants particular attention by developers, vendors and governments alike to fully realise the potential of ICTs and the Internet

  • Localization - Beyond the Technology
    Sarmad Hussain, Professor and Head, Center for Language Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
  • Building local language tools and resources
    Ruvan Weerasinghe, University of Colombo School of Computing (Sri Lanka)
  • Towards a Critical Mass in Local Language Internet
    Sanath Jayasena, Dept of Computer Sc & Eng and the LAKapps Center, University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka)
1700-1710

Wrap-up

DAY 2: Tuesday May 24th
0900-1030

Session IV: IPv6 and Broadband

This session looks at the state of IPv6 and broadband, some of the challenges and opportunities around its deployment and use, and its value to business and organisations

  • IPv6 - Looking Ahead
    Champika Wijayatunga, Training Unit Manager, APNIC (Australia)
  • The Scramble for IPV6 - Business Opportunity in Migration
    > Amitabh Singhal, Director, Telxess Consulting Services (Pvt) Ltd and Board Director, .ORG, the Public Interest Registry
  • IPv6 and Security
    Skeeve Stevens, CEO of eintellego Pty Ltd and Director of ISOC-AU (Australia)
  • NBN: Taking the Internet to the People
    Holly Raiche, Executive Director - Internet Society of Australia (Australia)
1030-1100

Morning Break

1100-1230

Session V: Internet Applications

This session looks at current trends and issues around Internet applications and how they are used and implemented

  • Developing distributed Web applications, Where does REST fit in?
    Srinath Perera, Senior Software Architect, WSO2 Inc. (Sri Lanka)
  • Designing applications to meet the needs of the whole community
    Gunela Astbrink, Principal - GSA Information Consultants (Australia)>
  • Establishing your Digital Identity
    Gihan Dias - LK Domain Registry (Sri Lanka)
  • LankaGate - A Platform for innovative e-Gov Applications
    Sanjaya Karunasena, Chief Technology Officer, ICT Agency, Sri Lanka
1230-1330

Lunch

1330-1500

Session VI: Mobile Applications

This session looks at current trends and issues around mobile applications and the impact they have on consumers and businesses

  • The impact of Social Media on Mobile Devices is changing the world
    Skeeve Stevens, CEO – eintellego Pty Ltd and Director of ISOC-AU (Australia)
  • Differentiating Your Mobile Applications from the Competition
    Aruna Dissanayake, Director of Engineering, Aepona International Lanka
  • Apps for the Majority
    Sampath Paranavithana, hSenid Mobile (Sri Lanka), Channa Munasinghe, Etisalat (Sri Lanka)
1500-1530

Afternoon Break

1530-1700

Session VII: Future of the Internet

This session looks at future of the Internet and some of the policy actions necessary to ensure a reliable, secure and scalable Internet that contributes to socio-economic development

  • Keynote: Future of Internet: a Developing Country Perspective
    Harsha Wijayawardhana, Chairman - ISOC Sri Lanka
  • Roundtable: Ensuring the future of the Internet: creating an environment for growth, stability and development

    Panellists:

    Jayantha Fernando, Director/Legal Advisor - ICTA (Sri Lanka)

    Rajnesh D. Singh, Director - Asian Regional Bureau, Internet Society

    Harsha Wijayawardhana, Chairman - ISOC Sri Lanka Chapter (Sri Lanka)

    Dinesh Saparamadu, CEO, hSenid Software International (Sri Lanka)

Moderator: Madanmohan Rao, Consultant and Author, Editor - Asia-Pacific Internet Handbook (India)

1700-1710

Wrap-up and Vote of Thanks