2019 Dec 13
On Tuesday evening the RPA Sri Lanka forum launched its first tech meetup titled “Supercharging Enterprises in 2020” for Sri Lanka’s community of business professionals, technology practitioners, and university students interested in robotic process automation (RPA), a trending technology that enables businesses to automate mundane and repetitive tasks with software “robots,” while freeing up their human workforce to engage in more creative work.
Pyxle International Private Limited organized the RPA Sri Lanka forum along with EGuardian Private Limited as the corporate sponsor, Elyon Colombo Hotel as the venue sponsor, Derana & Pulse.lk as the media coverage sponsor, to build a great tech community around RPA and to create a community-driven, vendor-agnostic series of regular meetups that will bring together a broad range of people interested in knowledge sharing and learning about RPA.
The forum intends not only to boost Sri Lankan enterprises through the active participation of their staff, who will in turn influence their business leaders with informed direction and vision regarding RPA technology, the forum also aims to make Sri Lanka a great global destination for RPA outsourcing.
More than 75 RPA enthusiasts gathered for Tuesday’s inaugural forum at the Elyon Colombo Hotel located within Orion City. Anura De Alwis, CEO of Pyxle, welcomed the audience and shared his vision for the forum and the RPA community. Lahiru Fernando, RPA Solution Architect at Pyxle, shared his journey in becoming a certified RPA developer and his participation in RPA projects and online communities. The highlight of the evening was the keynote address given by Priyankara Perera, Chief Information Officer of Sri Lanka’s diversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings, who enlightened the audience on the next levels of RPA through “hyper-automation” and how the power of robotic process automation will drive the next wave of growth by magnifying efficiency and accuracy. The main event concluded with a panel discussion on RPA, including Lahiru and Priyankara, who were joined by Mahesh Kumaranayake, Senior Software Engineer – RPA Solutions at LOIT Technologies, and Navindra Rajapakshe, Vice President Business Systems – IT at DFCC Bank.
Priyankara Perera commented, “It’s great to engage and share knowledge with such a lively set of tech folks”.
Lahiru Fernando, leader of the RPA Sri Lanka organizing team, was beaming after the group’s first event. “I’m thrilled to see so many people here tonight interested in RPA, from seasoned RPA developers and IT leaders, to people who are new to RPA and attracted to building their career in software automation. It’s an exciting time and we welcome active participation in the forum by anyone interested.”
Future gatherings of the RPA Sri Lanka community will be announced on the group’s page at www.meetup.com/rpa-sri-lanka.