Future Careers Awareness Workshop - Galle

Future Careers initiative of SLASSCOM organized an awareness workshop for students from Southern Province about the career opportunities available in IT/BPM industry. This event was held on 4th of July 2014 at Mahinda College - Galle. Students participated in a session and also group career counseling which were conducted by industry experts. The workshop attracted over 1700 students and held in Sinhala and English languages. In addition to that there were parallel sessions for IT and Commerce stream students. This program was supported by ICT Agency of Sri Lanka and Ministry of...

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SLASSCOM Campus DirectLink set to revolutionize collaboration between Sri Lankan Corporate Information Technology sector and Universities/Higher Educational Institutes

SLASSCOM,the IT and Knowledge Services industry body launched the “Campus DirectLink” , an online ecosystem that brings together the Sri Lankan Corporate Information Technology sector and Universities/Higher Educational Institutes, enabling them to actively engage in collaboration around project ideas for Universities at Undergraduate, Postgraduate...

CXO Breakfast meetup: notes on diversity and gender equality in the industry

SLASSCOM’s latest CXO Breakfast meetup, held on the 27th of May, 2014, focused on a topic that’s rapidly rearing its head in Sri Lanka’s IT industry: diversity and inclusiveness in the workforce. A Breakfast meetup, as per the norm, features a specialist on a particular theme and then a panel discussion: the idea is to bring to light and explore issues and trending concepts in the industry. Diversity, which is a particularly thorny topic in Sri Lanka, was discussed by Dr Astrid S. Tuminez and a largely female panel from different aspects of the industry. Dr Astrid, Regional Director of Legal...

"Organized Crime on the Internet: Cyber Threats & Proactive Defense"

The CXO briefing is – or should we say, was – an awareness program. SLASSCOM represents a large number of companies, most of whom are top-dollar providers of software and services to both local and international clients. The purpose of the meet up was to educate the upper management of these companies on the cyber security threats that they could be facing. Specifically, organized cyber-crime. Of course, it’s as much a Microsoft event as anything: Windows is hands-down the most widely used computing platform in Sri Lanka and any serious discussion on office either starts or ends there....

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Mobile: The next wave of opportunities and challenges

The mobile landscape has undergone a tectonic shift in the last couple of years with record numbers of adoption and usage. This has resulted in new ways of looking at old problems and re-definition of user experience in a mobile age. With this territory comes a whole new set of challenges as well as opportunities to re-invent traditional experiences with the aid of the Smartphone. Event started at 5.30 PM on 13th February at Virtusa Auditorium in Orion City, and Anuradha Weerman, Senior Software Architect at Virtusa, the keynote speaker addressed the gathering on Mobile: the next wave of...

Entrepreneurs and Innovators: For the Future Economic Growth

The SLASSCOM Thought Leadership Forum on ‘Entrepreneurs and Innovators: For the Future Economic Growth of Sri Lanka’ was held on 7th February from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dialog Future World Auditorium Excel World Entertainment Complex. The event examined the role of entrepreneurs and innovators in the future economic growth of the country. It defined the concept of Innovation, its relationship with entrepreneurship and the policy framework that can enable both innovation and entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Harold J. Raveche – President of...

Expert says SL should be a ‘24x7-capable’ BPO destination to serve USA

Sri Lanka should be a ‘24x7-capable’ BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) destination, if the country is to serve America in a broader way which continues to be the biggest BPO market with over 50% of market share, an industry expert said. Addressing the SLASSCOM Executive Briefing on ‘Future Outlook for Business Process Management’, WNS Europe and South Africa Managing Director, J.J. (Eric) Selvadurai said BPO service providers should look at developing the industry eco-system at a macro-level. “As Sri Lankan service providers, we should be all dressed up and ready to offer our...

Future Careers Awareness Workshop Attracts over 1000 Students

Future Careers initiative of SLASSCOM organized an awareness workshop for students from Colombo District about the career opportunities available in IT/BPM industry. This event was held on 4th of December 2014 at the Open University of Sri Lanka - Nawala. Students participated in a lecture and also group career counseling which were conducted by industry experts. The workshop attracted over 1000 students and held in Sinhala, English and Tamil languages. This program was supported by ICT Agency of Sri Lanka and Ministry of Education. Check out pictures from the event : https://www.facebook....

Future Careers Website is Launched

With the massive growth potential in the Knowledge (IT-BPM) industry in Sri Lanka, SLASSCOM setup FutureCareers initiative to encourage more people to join the knowledge industry to take advantage of this exciting future. Future Careers targets students aged 15-18 years and young under-graduate students. The platform creates a dialogue between the IT/BPM professionals and students opening vistas of knowledge sharing and experience with the future careers audience, including teaching faculty members. To facilitate this process, the website of the Future Careers initiative (www.futurecareers...

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IT/BPM sector welcomes 2014 Budget

Speaking to Ceylon FT, Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) Chairman and Virtusa Sri Lanka Executive Vice President and General Manager, Madu Ratnayake commended the 2014 Budget's proposals for the development of the IT/BPO sector of the country. "It's encouraging to note President's ongoing focus to develop the IT/BPO industry in Sri Lanka. Knowledge hub strategy is very crucial for us to move up from the middle income bracket to the next level. As the country's IT/BPO chamber, we welcome the proposals made to enhance skills, education system,...

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