Author: Sharanyan Sharma

NEFCICT Delegation to Disrupt Asia 2019


Delegations to the Disrupt Asia

Disrupt Asia 2019 Sri Lanka’s Premier Start-Up Conference and Innovation Festival organized by the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka since 2016 was held on 12th October 2019, Saturday at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre. ICT Agency of Sri Lanka – The Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka is the head ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) which is responsible for implementing all ICT related projects initiated by Government. It has a history of 12 years in guiding Sri Lanka in its journey through the ICT revolution.  More than 4000 participants from various Start-Ups, Corporate Companies, Students as well as Entrepreneurs Attended the Event. The Event unlike the past had 15 Prominent speakers from the Global Start-Up Eco System as well as Silicon Valley.

North & East Federation of Chambers of ICT (NEFCICT) attended this conference this year with more than 50 Delegates, 10 From each Major Districts in North & East; Jaffna, Vavuniya, Trincomalee, Ampara and Batticaloa respectively. All the delegates had a strong background in ICT/Tech, Start-Up or Media. Its also remarkable that Students from various sectors were also given an opportunity to attend this Premier Start-Up Conference as delegates of NEFCICT. NEFCICT is a non-profitable community-driven association aimed to empower the society and out region through assisting them in technology-related initiatives and affairs via paving the paths to attend to events and programs that help navigate our community towards an advancement and empowerment in regards of ICT, Technology and Entrepreneurship. NEFCICT also enables the community with the latest knowledge in technology and ICT from experts in the field with vast amount of critical experiences.

We were presented upon this opportunity to take our delegation to Disrupt Asia by the sponsorship awarded by the American Embassy in Sri Lanka in Collaboration with ICTA. NEFCICT along with our Delegations are extremely thankful for both the US Embassy as well as ICTA for making it possible for our Delegation to attend the event. With our delegation in Disrupt Asia 2019, our federation (NEFCICT) got a great chance to create meaningful connections and networking with Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Giants and media people both on the locality and from the Global Network. Once Again we would like to extend our warm regards and heartfelt thanks to the US Embasssy in Sri lanka as well as ICTA for enabling us such a precious opportunity.

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Third General Meeting of North East Federation of Chamber of ICT

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The third general meeting of North East Federation of Chamber of ICT (NEFCICT) was held on 10th March, 2019 at PJ Hotel, Jaffna. All the Office Bearers ( excluding vice secretary Mr. Jerome Anton Jude Prateepan), District Directors and Executive Directors of Jaffna, Vavuniya, Batticaloa chapters, Executive Director of Trincomalee chapter Mr. Basheer Mohamed Imran and the newly onboard members of women chapter from Vavuniya and Jaffna chapters attended this meeting.

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The meeting was ceremonially inaugurated with the welcome address by Mr. Alosious Jenastin District Director of Jaffna chapter. Following that Secretary  Mr. Mayuran Sivanathan welcomed the board members for the third general meeting. The Chairman Mr. Sharanyan Sharma addressed to the gathering and emphasized the objectives of the chamber and appreciated the initiatives of Jaffna, Vavuniya and Batticaloa chapters for their successful events. Further, he emphasized the future plan and roadmap of the chamber and urged all the members to strive towards empowering community throughout the innovative technologies as a prime objective of the NEFCICT.

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Thereafter the minutes of the 2nd general meeting read by the secretary and get confirmed consensually. District Directors also got the approval of their District Meeting Minutes. After the coffee break, the meeting continued with the presentation about the 3rd quarter Financial Statements by Treasurer Mr. Senthooran Nadarajah and Assistant Treasurer Mr. Jeyarathnem Jeyakopy, followed by the District Directors presentation about their districts initiatives and future plans.

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The session ended for the lunch break and had few group snapshots in the backdrop of the hotel view. Following the break, the session started with The Chairman and The Vice President welcoming the new women chapter members and their individual introduction then The Secretary mentioned the federation’s ethics and rules to the board and the session prolonged with the discussion about the progress and future plan of the chamber and had a fruitful QA session among the Office Bearers and The Board of Directors. The meeting was adjourned with the vote of thanks by The Vice President. The post-meeting dinner and get-together made up with fun banter.

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The Advanced Digital Photography Bootcamp

The Advanced Digital Photography Bootcamp – A step ahead – Organized by North East Federation of Chamber of Information Communication Technology “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into Giving “. The North East Federation of Chamber of Information Communication Technology (as known as NEFCICT). It is a non-profit organization founded with an aim to empower the north-eastern technology-based businesses and the local tech community by facilitating necessary knowledge, resources and support. NEFCICT aggressively supporting the growth and the advancement of all sorts of ICT and IT affairs of the local community, corporate and the government sectors in the region enabling the community to reap more and more benefits of modern technology to succeed in their endeavors.

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A Word from Mr. Sharanyan Sharma, NEFCICT’s President “ Living in a world, every business and venture is digitally transforming to fit the new information age. NEFCICT assists the North Eastern tech community to adapt and to adopt new tech demands going on the world. We invite anyone and everyone seeking tech knowledge to keep the next step in their life. Get in touch with us and benefit from our network resources and expertise to make your venture a success.

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The Advanced Photography Bootcamp at Oviya Hotel, Vavuniya was organized for the purpose to enhance the skills in photography to take a step next level. Where 160participant’s came with an Excitement and Interest to develop and upgrade themselves. The Vavuniya District Director of NEFCICT Mr.Sinnapu Subassingam along with his Executive Director’s Mr.Srikanthan Kishanth, Mr.Ramasamy Rajeshwaran, Mr.Ganeshanathan Mathushan and Mr.Thangaraja Kukatheesan has done a great job and gave their best. This is the first event of NEFCICT Vavuniya District, which never expected that much of crowd. The Ceremony started with a warm welcome speech, followed by lighting the oil lamp by the Chief Guests Invited.

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The Participants were eagerly waiting to meet our Facilitators Mr. Selvaratnam Nimal, CEO at MIBM and Mr. AnushkaEranga, Fine art Photographer and Sony Alpha Ambassador Sri Lanka. The Session Started with Mr.Selvaratnam Nimal’s Speech and he gave us a basic and advanced camera tool operations where he covered about the topics ISO, Shutter speed, Aperture, Focal Length, Lens Managing, Camera Composition along with some basic tutorials and practical presentations. The Interesting part is he interacted with the participants with some questions and he gifted the winners who answered and the volunteers also. Hope Everybody got a clear vision about what’s inside a camera rather than knowing what’s outside the camera. His session ended as a beneficial one for the participants. In the Meantime, Tea breaks and Lunch was provided in order to encourage our participants to be more attentive and actionable.

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The Noon Session started with our Award winning, Fine Art Photographer Mr. Anushka Eranga, who introduced a new art of photography “The Architect Photography”. In day to day life, we cannot predict what is going to be our Market value. Mr. Anushka taught us the techniques and the market value of Architect Photography, which is going to be a new trend and a good market value in North and East Province. He also suggested some Presets and Color Coding in editing part using Adobe Photoshop and Light room. He collaborated with the participants by taking photos with everyone and demonstrated live editing in front of everyone to show what exactly can be done with his new way of techniques. And also he suggested the photographers and the participant’s with their own photos, how to take shots in a different manner.

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With all due respect and interest, our facilitators gave their best part to enhance the skills and talent in Photography and Editing. Participant Certificates were provided to each and every participant with the facilitators and the NEFCICT’s Chairman’s Signature. With a Vote of thanks and memento, we sent off our facilitators and the chief guests with all due respect and honor. The Event went down without any flaws and hesitation with the Support of Major Sponsors Sony and CameraLK followed by the “Golden Sponsor” GT Colour Lab and the Printing Partner Yoga Digital PrintingThe Technology Partners are DJ Thas and Nantha Mobile. The event is powered by Photo whirl, A one Media, Nanthan Studio, Infotech solutions, Editors Table, Vaani, Lavanya Jewelers, N.S.Ratnam & Bro’s, Sun Beam Tours, Vimal Photo, Naga Jewels, Vel Murugan Jewelers, NVM Jewelers, Studio JC and Kavisajaa PrintersAccording to the saying “First Impression is Best Impression”, NEFCICT’s Vavuniya District has successfully completed their first event. Hope this unity continues with everyone and the future goals will be achieved one by one.

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