The Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL), the peak bodies for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professionals in respective countries announced a joint commitment to work to improve trade in the region through improved professionalism in ICT.
ACS president Dr Nick Tate and CSSL president Mahesh Perera signed the agreement at the conclusion of the South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation in conjunction with the ACS's Young IT Professionals Conference in Sydney from October 8 to 10.
The conference brought together over 500 delegates during the three days, including, senior leaders from Fiji, India, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Australia, including, many CIOs and participation from Federal Minister Stephen Conroy, NSW Minister Greg Pearce and Federal MP Ed Husic.
The Sri Lankan delegation to Australia included CSSL president Mahesh Perera, CSSL Treasurer Luxman Perera and CSSL Council Member Yasas Abeywickrama.
“The agreement will build on the good bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Australia, while recognizing that the power and value of the digital economy to both nations is only underpinned by the professionals who work in it,” said Dr Tate.
“Sri Lanka and Australia both recognize the enormous growth potential of ICT for development and the new partnership will further strengthen professionalism and ICT competencies of Members of the respective societies.” said Perera.