It’s going to be an interesting round of conversations for the launch of Chat Republic in Colombo in a few weeks. The event, on June 18th, will focus on the power of social media across many disciplines.
The ‘knights,’ as Bates Chairman puts it, will include:
Shehara De Silva – GM, Marketing, Janashakthi Insurance
Dinesh Perera -Head of Digital Business / Creative Director, Bates
Nalaka Gunawardena – Citizen Journalist / LIRNEasia
Lakshaman Bandaranayake — Multi-Platform Publisher / Chairman, Vanguard Management
Shamindra Kulamanage – Magazine Editor
Ajitha Kadirgamar — Journalist, Social Media Specialist
Nimal Gunewardena – Moderator / Chairman & CEO at Bates Strategic Alliance
Here’s how the media has reported it, calling this an ‘interrogation’:
The interviewers will each straddle a different facet of the topic raging from social media’s use in marketing, adoption by ad agencies, vital value in PR, impact on mainstream editorial media, its mobilisation by citizen journalists and monitoring and analytics.
Not sure about a round table being interrogation technique. I’m there to learn as much as I could from these eminent folk. More details of the event, here.