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Change Makers

Change Makers: Reimagining Technology

17 Jan, 11:00 - 11:45 GMT+5:30

Online Zoom Event

Over the past decade technology has dramatically changed our everyday realities in ways that we hadn’t imagined before. How are young people leveraging technology for good? To rethink everything from how we stay healthy to the way we learn. Stay tuned as we unveil more details.

Speakers*

Madhushi Welikala

Founder of DiabMate and Winner of the APICTA Gold Award (Tertiary Category)

Software Engineer - Axiata Digital Labs Madhushi is a researcher and a tech enthusiast who recently graduated from University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She has led and been a part of winning teams in several international, national level and university level innovation and coding competitions. In 2019, she secured the Gold Award at Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards for her innovation DiabMate, a novel technology where blood glucose level could be monitored non-invasively, bringing pride to Sri Lanka. Currently, she is working as a Software Engineer at Axiata Digital Labs

Eyas Fazul

Mechatronics Engineer and Founder of RHODA AT, Sri Lanka’s first electric smartbicycle

Eyas is Mechatronics Engineer who wants to make a mark in sustainability as he believes it’s the only metric of concern for future human survival. Before venturing into electric mobility he spent most of his career in the solar industry introducing novel technology and business concepts such as SolarDeals.lk (Booking.com for Solar) and third party rooftop solar investments in Sri Lanka to fast-track the conversion of barren commercial rooftops into clean energy farms with the hopes of sustainable energy production. His mission now is to make urban mobility sustainable through light electric mobility devices, starting with the RHODA AT, Sri Lanka’s first electric smartbicycle.”

Kishoth Navaretnarajah

Co-founder & Director Dream Space Academy - Community innovation centre tackling complex local socio-economic and environmental challenges with challenge-based learning

Sandaru Suranjaya

Product Manager - IMI Games by Arimac - Sri Lanka's Largest Mobile Gaming Platform

Sandaru is a Graduate from University of Moratuwa with a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering. He is a Tech Enthusiast, Public Speaker, Voice Artist, and a Blogger

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Colombo 04. Sri Lanka

Call: +94 (77) 572 7772

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