Lanka Network Operators Group (LKNOG) is a non-profit, community based initiative to bring the network operators and networking professionals in Sri Lanka together in terms of educational, knowledge sharing and collaborative aspects. The objective of this forum is to provide a local & regional platform to discuss operational issues and technologies that interests network operators in Sri Lanka and in South Asia. This initiative also aim to unearth local talent and resource personnel from Sri Lanka who will be keen to contribute towards capacity building and knowledge sharing activities at large.
“It's time again for all the network operators in Sri Lanka to get together…”
Professional event speakers
Terry is responsible for developing APNIC’s external training programs, ensuring that training initiatives support the needs of the APNIC community, in a proactive, service oriented manner for South Asia, Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, Australia and New Zealand. Terry is Training Delivery Manager (South Asia and Oceania) at APNIC.
Warren is an experienced consultant and trainer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Windows, Cisco IOS, Virtualisation, Technical Support, and User Training.
Champika is an experienced Internet technology and Cybersecurity professional currently working as the Regional Technical Engagement Manager for Asia Pacific at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global body that coordinates Internet's unique identifiers across the world. He represents ICANN in Security, Technical, Law Enforcement and Capacity Building forums primarily in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to ICANN, Champika held managerial, specialist and liaison roles at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific. He started his career with IBM Corporation as a technical specialist and later worked in IT industry, academia, research, and training environments. Champika has been regular speaker at various technical and security forums, INTERPOL, Council of Europe etc. and also serves in various technical community groups and committees.
Swapneel PatnekarShreshta IT
Swapneel is the CEO of Shreshta IT, who has worked in Information Security for 15+ years. He is an APNIC Community Trainer and has delivered workshops in Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and Bangladesh on Information Security, Network Security, and DNS/DNSSEC. He is also a member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) DNS Abuse SIG. He has also delivered technical workshops to Law Enforcement on countering cybercrime. He is a prolific speaker, and most recently, he has presented at numerous international security and privacy conferences such as btNOG-9, sdns2021, SANOG37, BSides Dayton, 2020 FIRST Virtual Symposium for Latin America and the Caribbean, APNIC50, UKNOF July, APNIC NFH SEA, LKNOG3. Aside from his day job, he spends time reporting abuse (malicious domain names) in the DNS namespace to the stakeholders.
PRADEEP DE ALMEIDADialog axiata PLC
Sampath Sri RajarathneLK Domain Registry
Kavinda ManjulaHuawei Technologies Lanka Pvt Limited
Sarada HettiarachchiAPNIC Community Trainer
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Galle Face Hotel
Sri Lanka’s one of the iconic landmark, built in 1864, The Galle Face Hotel, is situated in the heart of Colombo, along the seafront and facing the famous Galle Face Green.One of the oldest hotels east of the Suez, The Galle Face Hotel embraces its rich history and legendary traditions, utilizing them to create engaging, immersive experiences that resonate with old and new generations of travelers alike.
Sri Lanka Telecom Training Centre
The Welisara Training Centre premises comprise of all required facilities specially designed to ensure a pleasant learning environment. It consists of fully air conditioned labs, classrooms, auditorium, library and administration offices. A hostel facility is also available for students, as well as a large sports ground and an indoor games room to encourage students to take part in sports activities and thus ensuring a vibrant campus life.