Information Technology & Innovation

Our Information Technology sector has a vision of providing quality, world class end-to-end information and communications technology services ranging from business process outsourcing, software services and information integration to office automation. We have established a strong customer base in Sri Lanka, South Asia, the United Kingdom, Middle East, North America, Scandinavia and the Far East. The IT industry group is at the forefront of making Sri Lanka an ICT hub in South Asia.

Launched in 2013 John Keells Research the Group’s R & D and Innovation arm, creates value through intellectual property for our Group and Sri Lanka, focusing on the core areas of Nanotechnology & advanced materials, Sustainable Energy & Energy Storage, Biotechnology & Synthetic Biology, Food & Water and Physics & Internet of things (IoT).

In 2016 John Keells X ‘Open Innovation Challenge’ was launched aimed at harnessing the creative and intellectual talent of the public, in a competition format. Since 2017, it has evolved into a fully fledged corporate startup accelerator offering seed funding, mentoring by the Group’s senior leadership, training, access to the Group’s businesses and corporate services, free office space and other resources. John Keells X has supported over 45 startups to date.

John Keells IT, is a leading boutique consulting cum professional services company and is a fully owned subsidiary of John Keells Holdings. Together with its strategic partners in the likes of Deloitte, SAP, Microsoft, UiPath, etc. is uniquely poised to create a value eco-system which is unparalleled of its kind. JKIT, as it is known, transforms organizations in 4 stages. They are named – JKIT-Transact, JKIT-Transform, JKIT-Engage & JKIT-Innovate. Today the mission of organizations is to evolve from "JKIT-transact" to "JKIT-innovate" state completing the transform & engage journeys. John Keells IT today ties these 4 phases by providing services with JKIT – Consult, the consulting practice to its customers.