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Microsoft powers eAsia 2009 as official Enterprise partner

Microsoft powers eAsia 2009

Colombo, Sri Lanka: Microsoft has come to the fore as the official Enterprise partner for Asia’s premier Information communications and technology conference and exhibition, eAsia 2009, which will be held in Colombo from 2nd to 4th December at the BMICH.

Government Industry Technology Strategist, Public Sector, Microsoft APAC Mr. Bash Badawi will speak at the event on the increasingly popular “Cloud Computing technology”. Mr. Badawi supports the APAC Emerging Markets Government teams in areas such as technology delivery for Government Services to increase transparency, Growing local software economy and the partner ecosystem, improving the countries’ competitive and comparative advantages through utilizing Application and Business Process Optimization, Service Oriented Architecture, Internet Service Bus and Cloud Computing, Business Process Management, and Legacy Modernization technologies and demonstrating enterprise readiness.

The three-day conference will involve a number of technical sessions, focused workshops, seminars, discussions, round table conferences and a full-fledged exhibition; providing excellent opportunities for showcasing projects, programmes and initiatives of both the Government and private sector agencies/corporations. In addition the demonstration of innovative ICT products, solutions and applications for various domains is covered under the scope of the event. The speakers and attendees will include policy-makers, senior government officials, industry leaders, international development agencies, civil society, academia and investors. eASIA 2009 will thus be a unique networking and learning opportunity for one and all.

Marketing Director of Microsoft Sri Lanka, Manoji Samararathna said, “As a global enterprise enabler Microsoft is privileged to be apart of Asia’s biggest ICT event of the year. eAsia, being the annual international ICT for development event, provides a unique occasion for the furthering of development through-ICT goals, enhancing the economy and building talent. We look forward continuing to work closely with ICTA and the Government of Sri Lanka to enrich the lives of Sri Lankans as well as local business through innovation and technology advancement. This is a promise which Microsoft thrives on and the goal that drives us to greater heights”.

About 1500 local and international delegates including global visionaries, innovators, practitioners, policy makers and representatives from donor agencies are expected to participate for the premier exhibition this year. The event will open the gateways of international development, ensuring that information technology can enhance the lives of Sri Lankans and augment the aims of the Year of English and Information Technology.