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DigiEcon Global Investment Summit 2024
Harnessing Sri Lanka’s
Untapped Potential

DigiEcon Global Investment Summit 2024 unites visionary investors with innovative startups, fostering a vibrant ecosystem primed for mutual growth.

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Introduction
Why Sri Lanka?

With Sri Lanka's burgeoning tech sector, highly skilled workforce, and governmental emphasis on expanding the digital economy, it emerges as a compelling destination for investors pursuing growth and tangible results.

Event
DigiEcon Global
Investment Summit
2024

Serves as a gateway to delve into Sri Lanka's dynamic digital investment ecosystem. This summit rallies all industries and sectors nationwide, fostering partnerships with government officials, venture capitalists, investor groups, multinational corporates, entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the global stage. It also engages bilateral and multilateral associations and acts as a catalyst for economic resurgence while accelerating digital advancements for the country.

Key Benefits
Exclusive Insights &
Unparalleled Networking

Tap into the summit's wealth of knowledge and opportunities. Engage with industry titans, gain groundbreaking insights, and forge strategic alliances that redefine success.

Agenda Highlights
Your Program 
for Change

The DigiEcon Global Investment Summit 2024 agenda is designed to immerse participants in impactful keynotes, facilitate investor networking, and spark thought-provoking panel discussions. We aim to enhance understanding and create opportunities for new ventures to flourish.

Summit Program

Speakers
Learn from the Titans of Industry

DigiEcon Global Investment Summit 2024 proudly presents a lineup of visionary leaders and pioneers. Their keynote sessions promise to be a source of inspiration and transformative ideas that will propel your own endeavours into new dimensions of success.

Target Audience & Beneficiaries
100 Investors, 50 Tech Companies: Growing Together

DigiEcon Global Investment Summit 2024 aims to bring together 80 investors, including 5 major international players, 50 tech companies and a total of 350 participants. The event serves as a catalyst for mutual growth, bridging global expertise with local talent for the benefit of all involved

Networking Opportunities
Forge Lasting
Connections

At the heart of DigiEcon Global Investment Summit 2024 is the chance to interact with a diverse group of delegates from across the globe. Expand your network, explore new partnerships, and interact with thought leaders in an environment built for collaboration.

Testimonials and Success Stories
Transformative
Experiences Shared

Let the stories of prior investments in the Sri Lankan landscape amplifying return on investment inspire your journey at the summit.

Behind the Scenes
Our Esteemed Partners

A tribute to our sponsors, whose support amplifies the summit's impact. Their logos and contributions are a testament to the collaborative spirit of the digital investment community.

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FAQs
All You Need to Know

Find answers to all your questions about the summit, from logistics to sessions, ensuring you're prepared for an enriching summit experience.

What are the key summit details such as date, time, location, etc?
The summit will take place on the 25th of June from (IST) 8:30am to 5:30pm at Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. The dress code is lounge wear and the ticket is priced at LKR 15,000 (USD 50)

Registration
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REGISTRATION
DigiEcon Global Investment Summit 2024

REGISTRATION
DigiEcon Global Investment Summit 2024

Welcome to our Partner Registration Portal, designed for those seeking potential partnerships through government-level engagements and sponsorship opportunities.

Heather Taylor-Strauss

Heather Taylor-Strauss is an economist at United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP). She has been leading UN ESCAP’s foreign direct investment (FDI) work programme for the last 4 years, and in that time implemented 20+ technical assistance projects with both national and subnational investment promotion agencies on investment attraction and facilitation for sustainable development across UN ESCAP’s 53 member States. The projects she has worked on have focused on boosting FDI into climate action, digital transformation, and advancing gender equality.    

 

Prior to joining UN ESCAP, she worked at the Asian Development Bank, Goethe University, Trinity College, and the Sadar Patel Institute for Economic and Social Research. Heather holds a PhD in political economy and international business with distinguished honors from Goethe University (Germany).

David Mann

As chief economist, Asia Pacific, Mastercard, David leads the development and delivery of differentiated economic, financial, policy and market thought leadership for customersand public policy.

David joined Mastercard with over 20 years of experience at Standard Chartered Bank having worked in different roles, including Asia chief economist, and most recently Global chief economist. Prior to this he was responsible for coverage of the US economy and also covered Latin America providing clients with the bank’s view on Asia in the US time zone. David also worked as a senior FX strategist based in London and Hong Kong. David has won numerous awards for his outstanding work including the top ranked Asia macro research team among investors in the AsiaMoney poll and the Rybczynski Economist Prize from the UK Society of Professional Economists for work on the Malaysian Ringgit Barometer. David appears regularly on CNN, CNBC, BBC World, and Bloomberg for his macroeconomic insights.

David is a global citizen having worked and lived in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, New York, and now Singapore.

David holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and an MSc in Finance from the University of London.

Rajan Anandan

As part of the leadership team at Peak XV Partners, Rajan is focusing on developing Surge into the world's top scale-up program for startups by acting as an investment advisor and mentor to the programme's founders.

Surge aims to engineer rapid early progress for startups, by enabling disproportionate access to capital, talent, network and decades of company-building knowledge. Rajan's deep understanding of technology, operating expertise and a track record of growing tech businesses across the region will help Surge's founders scale and build the businesses of tomorrow.


Prior to Peak XV, as Head of Google India and Southeast Asia, Rajan played a key role in expanding the regions internet ecosystem while accelerating Google's innovation and growth units. He is also a prolific angel investor who has backed a large number of successful startups at very early stages. Rajan also led Microsoft and Dell in India and was earlier a Partner at McKinsey & Company in Chicago.

Priyan Fernando

Priyan Fernando serves as the Chairman of Brandix Lanka Ltd. He also works as a senior advisor to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), in the USA. He consults on Corporate Governance and Business and Finance Transformation to leading organizations around the world.

 

Priyan recently retired after a distinguished 32 year career with American Express Co, in NYC. Most recently he was Executive Vice President, Global Business Services of American Express (AXP), where he was responsible for all internal operations including Finance, Procurement, Real Estate, HR and Marketing in this $100+ billion financial enterprise with a presence in over 130 markets.  Priyan’s work has resulted in several innovations, including proprietary new ways to drive efficiencies and enhance effectiveness, which have been replicated across American Express and other BCG clients. He is using this experience to help leading companies transform and drive effectiveness in delivering outcomes.

 

Prior to this role, Priyan was President, and Chief Operating Officer of American Express Global Business Travel, where he had P&L responsibility of over $1 billion and oversaw a staff of over 12,000 people around the world. He led a transformation of the Global Service Delivery Network and Client Management activities across the business and was recognized in the Business Travel World Top 50 newsmakers in 2008

 

Previously, Priyan served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Express Global Corporate Services and was a member of the company's Senior Finance Leadership Team. In 1994 He was instrumental in introducing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) in India by pioneering the financial shared services model at American Express. He was recognized as the pioneering business leader for Global Shared Services in India in 2018. He has previously held the role of US Controller of the Travel and Card Businesses

 

Before joining American Express in 1982, Priyan had a successful public accounting career with Ernst & Young in New York City and prior to that with Ernst & Young in Sri Lanka.

 

Priyan has served on the boards of the New York City Leadership Center, the Advisory Council of the Conference Board and Rearden Commerce. Priyan is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and Chartered Management Accountants of the UK, where he served on the International Committee. He is also a member of the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a MBA from Indiana University. His ten year experience as a senior advisor at BCG has given him exposure to best practices across many leading companies.

 

Priyan is based in New York and Sri Lanka where he has also advised the government of Sri Lanka and the Central bank.