Axiata Digital Labs, Sri Lanka’s most innovative digital transformation enabler, announces the launch of its first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Analytics event, the ADL AI Summit.

AxiataDigital Labs, Sri Lanka’s most innovative digital transformation enabler,announces the launch of its first-ever Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Analyticsevent, the ADL AI Summit.


Scheduledto take place from the 18th to the 25th of September, this virtual, three-partevent is geared towards those looking to grasp the fundamentals of AI, learnhow to apply AI real-world business problems, and hear directly from industryleaders in the field of AI. The AI Summit will consist of the AI Workshop, theAI Hackathon, and the AI Forum.


Takingplace on the 18th of September, the AI Workshop is a virtual, hands-on targetedat AI and Analytics enthusiasts to harness the power of AI and gain access tothe data and tools needed to make their business goals a reality. This eventwill be followed by the AI Hackathon, a virtual, 24-hour event taking placefrom the 23rd of September where teams of 2-5 Data Scientists, AI Engineers,and others, will compete for over US$9000 in prizes by building end-to-end AIsolutions that solve real-world business problems. Finally, the AI Forum willtake place on the 25th of September and give all participants the chance tohear from the innovators and pioneers in the world of AI, Machine Learning(ML), and Data Analytics.


“AIwill be a cornerstone of the 4th Industrial Revolution and those whoknow how to harness this power will be the ones to reap the most benefit,” saidThushera Kawdawatta, CEO of Axiata Digital Labs. “My team has designed agroundbreaking summit to bring together some of Asia’s most innovative pioneersin the field of AI to share their expertise and train the next generation of AIprofessionals. I want to extend my thanks to all our esteemed sponsors whopartnered with us to make our first ever ADL AI Summit a success.”


“Thereis no industry that AI cannot augment and transform,” said Namal Jayathilake,Vice President of Engineering and Emerging Technology at Axiata Digital Labs. ““Thethree-part event, curated by the AI and Analytics team at ADL, is uniquelydesigned to transform the skills and knowledge of any data-driven, AI and MLprofessionals hungry for knowledge. I would like to commend my team for pullingtogether such an informative and educational event and I look forward tosharing my knowledge with all who participate.”

“As the head of the Analytics & AI practice atADL, It is my great pleasure to host the first-ever ADL AI Summit 2021,accelerating digital transformation through Artificial Intelligence, Machinelearning and Big data Analytics with industry experts and global giants inSoutheast Asia,” said Shanika Amarasoma, Senior Principal Architect - DataScience & Engineering at Axiata Digital Labs. “This event will enable datascience and engineering experts to learn and explore the latest AI and digitaltechnologies, including the latest cloud platforms by bringing togetherindustry experts to discuss the newest trends in AI and Cloud era. I lookforward to everyone's engagement to get the best out of the event to groomfuture technology leaders today.


Founded in 2019, Axiata DigitalLabs is an innovative software service provider offering telco focused digitaland IT services and solutions that enable individuals, enterprises, andsociety. With over 1000 professionals spread across 3 countries, ADL helpsglobal customers in the space of telecommunications, digital services &financial services.

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