Kasun Tharaka Wickramasuriya

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Organization: ICTA
Affiliation: Fellowship Program, I* Organization
Region: Asia
Country: Sri Lanka
Email: kasuntw@gmail.com
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Kasun Tharaka Wickramasuriya is a Senior Manager of Capacity Building for the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the former Secretary of the Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter (ISOC-LK). He is a highly competent ICT Professional, Transformation Strategist, and Community Development Expert with extensive experience in the ICT sector. He has over 12 years of experience in corporate and public sectors. He is a mentor with experience and competencies in ICT capacity building, digital transformation, digital education, change management, community informatics, community empowerment, and internet governance. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, and a BSc. (Hons) in Information and Communication Technology (BSc ICT) from the University of Colombo. As an academic, his research areas are Digital Transformation, ICT for Community Empowerment, eGovernment, ICT for Development, ICT Capacity Building, Internet Governance, and ICT Policy Development. He has worked for many organizations in the ICT sector, the Tourism and Hospitality industry, Banking Sector, and Government Sector. Moreover, he coordinates and manages ICT Capacity Building initiatives for the community sector & Government Sector. He is involved with eGovernment Capacity building projects to develop digitally empowered communities and build a digitally enabled country. He participated in APrIGF 2022 in Singapore, APIGA 2017 in Seoul, South Korea, SAKURA Exchange Programme in Science in 2017 in Japan, and ICTD 2012 at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.

Career History

Senior Manager - Capacity Building (April 2021 - Present) Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka

Project Manager - Capacity Building and Digital Government (March 2016 - April 2021) Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka

Authorized Officer (June 2013 - March 2016) Department of Immigration and Emigration, Sri Lanka

Visiting Lecturer (February 2012 - March 2016) Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM)

Business Analyst (Aug 2011 – May 2013) Skynet Information Systems (Pvt.) Ltd

Junior Executive (Sep 2010 – Aug 2011) Sampath Bank PLC

Research Project Officer (Feb 2010 – Sep 2010) Company NameUniversity of Colombo School of Computing

Research Officer (Oct 2009 – Feb 2010) MG Consultants (Pvt) Ltd (MGC)

Management Trainee - Project Monitoring and Evaluation (Feb 2008 – Aug 2008) Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka

ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

Secretary - Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter - May 2018 - February 2022

Executive Committee Member - Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter - 2011 - 2022

APIGA 2017 in Seoul, South Korea

Education

Master in Business Administration (MBA)- University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

BSc in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) - University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Publications

  • Health Hazards Among Sri Lankan IT Professionals (HHASIP), published at the e-Asia International IT conference on 03rd December 2009 at BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • “Localization of LimeSurvey Software” paper was published at the Conference on Localized Systems Applications (CLSA 2010) on 20-21 August 2010 at Ramada Resort, Kalutara, Sri Lanka
  • “Health is Wealth and Share the Wealth of Health” was published at the e-Health Sri Lanka 2010 on 15-16 September 2010 at Water’s Edge, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • “Health Hazards Among Sri Lanka IT Professionals & An Effective Implementation of a FOSS Surveying Tool”, UCSC Research Symposium, 2009 at University of Colombo School of Computing, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Awards

Member - (MCS)- CSSL - Computer Society of Sri Lanka

Member - MIM (SL) - IMSL - Institute of Managers Sri Lanka