|Organization:||Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA)|
Kasun Tharaka Wickramasuriya is a Project Manager of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and serving as a Secretary of Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter (ISOC-LK). Moreover, he is a mentor and he has experience and competencies in ICT capacity building, digital transformation, digital education, change management, community informatics, community empowerment and internet governance. He is holding a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and obtained a bachelor's degree in BSc. (Hons) in Information and Communication Technology (BSc ICT) from the University of Colombo in 2009. 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. As a professional, he has worked for many organizations related to the ICT sector, the Tourism and Hospitality industry, Banking Sector, Government Sector and have 10+ years of working experience in different areas of ICT. Moreover, he is coordinating and managing ICT Capacity Building initiatives for the community sector & Government Sector and eGovernment Capacity building projects to develop digitally empowered communities and build digitally enabled countries. According to his competencies, he got valuable opportunities to participate in international conferences and training programmes in ICT sector such as APIGA 2017 in Seoul, South Korea, SAKURA Exchange Programme in Science in 2017 at Japan, ICTD 2012 in Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.
Project Manager, ICTA (2016 to Present) Visiting Lecturer, SLITHM (2012 to 2016) Authorized Officer, Department of Immigration and Emigration Sri Lanka (2013 to 2016) Business Analyst, Skynet Information Systems(2011 to 2013) Junior Executive, Sampath Bank PLC (2010 to 2011) Research Project Officer, University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC)(Feb 2010 to Sept 2010) Research Officer, MG Consultants )Pvt_ Ltd (Oct 2009 to Feb 2010) Management Trainee, ICTA (Feb 2008 to Aug 2008)
ICANN and Internet Governance Participation
APIGA 2017 in Seoul, South Korea in August 2017 IGF Sri Lanka 2015 in Colombo 2016 IGF Sri Lanka 2016 in Colombo 2016
Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka BSc. (Hons) in Information and Communication Technology (BSc ICT) from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Health Hazards Among Sri Lankan IT Professionals (HHASIP) was published at the e-Asia International IT conference on 03rd December 2009 at BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka “Localization of LimeSurvey Software” 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
Fellow - Information and Communication Technology for Development - ICT4D, Atlanta, USA