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Microsoft Sri Lanka Hosts ‘Connecting Communities’ Forum

Microsoft Sri Lanka has provided a forum to connect nonprofits and charities across the country. The company recently hosted “Connecting Communities,” a one-day networking event designed to share how Microsoft technology can enhance the missions of these organizations.

The forum, intended for different organizations to brainstorm ways in which IT technologies can increase their business goals, was attended by social service organization leaders at the local and international levels, the Sunday Times reported.

The networking opportunity allowed these leaders with experience regarding IT services such as cloud computing and network planning to receive increased access to IT tools and technologies.

Lakshman Hulugalle, director general at National NGO Secretariat, delivered the keynote address, highlighting the importance of all nonprofits in promoting economic growth throughout all of Sri Lanka. Other speakers at the event included Clair Deevy, manager of Microsoft’s community affairs and citizenship programs in Asia, and Shai Coggins, manager of communications and web content at Connecting Up Australia.

In addition to business strategy, the forum focused on how to benefit those in need. Ideas regarding improvement of living standards in underprivileged communities and the use of technology in achieving this goal was strongly discussed.

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