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Hasith Yaggahavita

Chief Disruptive Officer - StartupXFoundary

Hasith leads the engineering division of 99X Technology, an award-winning international software engineering company as the CTO and a member of the board. With more than 15 years of experience, he has worked through disciplines such as Engineering, Agile/Lean, CSR, HR, Marketing, etc. as a catalyst for organizational change. Hasith regularly appears as a speaker and resource person in the industrial meet-ups and initiatives to share knowledge. He has served the board of SLASSCOM as well as at the ICTISC. During recent years, Hasith's interest grew around innovation and creativity. Driven by his passion to change the way we educate our youth, Hasith founded IgniterSpace, Sri Lanka’s first makerspace chain for young innovators. He also serves as a director at the startup incubation center StartupX Foundry. Apart from above ventures, he is a founding member of Colombo Camps Community (a community that drives a dozen of tech meetups and conferences in the IT industry) and Maturify (a startup to disrupt Corporate Knowledge Management). He is also the author of then-popular open source HTML5 reference architecture BoilerplateJS (http://boilerplatejs.org). Hasith is a graduate from the University of Moratuwa and holds a Masters degree from Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. He is also a Certified Scrum Master, Sun Certified Java Programmer, and Microsoft Certified Application Developer.