Computer Science students from the Sabaragamuwa University meet IT Industry

Computer Science undergraduate students from the University of Sabaragamuwa visiting IFS, Colombo. SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) facilitated an industrial visit for the final year Computer Science undergraduate students from the University of Sabaragamuwa. This is the first industry visit to the IT industry for students following the BSc degree in Computing and Information Systems degree at the University of Sabaragamuwa. The students visited some of the leading IT companies namely IFS, Virtusa and Pearson during their visit. The tour was organised at...

SLASSCOM launches MEGAMIND 2012

MEGAMIND 2012, the first inter-company quiz competition organised by SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies) will be held on 26th July 2012 at the Park Street Mews Warehouse. The quiz competition will be followed by a networking session for IT/ BPO professionals. “We are delighted to launch MEGAMIND this year with over 50 teams from the IT/ BPO industry competing against each other to win the coveted MEGAMIND 2012 championship. The winning team will walk away with a cash prize of Rs.50, 000/- The teams that win second and third places will receive cash...

ACCA & SLASSCOM hold executive briefing session on Finance Transformation

A preoccupation for CFOS in today’s global economy is how they can shape and evolve the optimal finance model to drive business performance. Increasingly, finance and accounting delivery through shared services and outsourcing is playing an important part in optimizing the structure of the finance function.   A breakfast meeting that included a keynote address and the panel discussion focused on the challenges, issues and opportunities in finance transformation through shared services and outsourcing was jointly organised by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified...

SLASSCOM & MOTOROLA sponsored Inter University Enterprise Mobility Competition 2012 launched

Motorola members in discussion with students   Motorola Solutions Lanka (Private) Limited  - a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Solutions Inc of USA together with Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies ( SLASSCOM ) recently launched their  Annual Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Development Competition for the third consecutive year  with the participation of  Undergraduates from state and private sector Universities  across the country.  Main purpose of this event is to train University Undergraduates in  Enterprise Mobility...

IT/ BPO Industry collaborate with academia to enhance Under-graduates research focus

SLASSCOM member company speakers at the Directlink Workshop   Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) facilitated a successful one day workshop on research projects for the IT/ BPO industry. SLASSCOM has been working in the last few years to create awareness in IT related new trends and, employment opportunities. One such initiative is the SLASSCOM directlink, which focuses on engaging the industry with academia. SLASSCOM directlink Initiative provides a platform for collaboration between the IT industry and the academia. A sound dialog and strong...

SLASSCOM-PwC Salary and Benefit Survey 2012 for IT/BPO and Knowledge Services Industry published

  In keeping with the mission to continually enhance the professional management and HR practices of the IT/BPO and knowledge services industry, SLASSCOM together with PwC published the second annual Salary and Benefit Survey.  The survey report provides information on emerging HR trends and challenges in Sri Lanka. The report covers a wider spectrum of jobs and benefits comparison to provide a comprehensive study on the industry. In addition the study offers a broad industry perspective, with data from substantial number of small, medium and large organizations in the IT, ITES,...

SLASSCOM partners with the Bar Association of Sri Lanka to promote the Legal Outsourcing Industry

Caption : Shibly Aziz, PC, President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka and Sujiva Dewaraja, Chairman of SLASSCOM signing the MOU recently.   SLASSCOM, Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies has partnered with the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) with the aim of developing the capacity of the legal outsourcing industry in Sri Lanka and to promote Sri Lanka as an outsourcing destination for outsourced legal services. The MOU was signed between Mr Sujiva Dewaraja, Chairman SLASSCOM and the President of the BASL, Mr Shibly Aziz, PC.   Sri Lanka boasts a large...

Future Careers partners official launch 2012

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) signed up with partner organisations to further strengthen and develop future careers, introducing ‘Future Careers Partner Program’ together with Strategic Partner – Vocational Training Authority (VTA), Virtusa, Pearson, IFS, Zone24/7, Millennium IT (part of London Stock Exchange), HSBC and First Source – Dialog. The official launch of ‘Future Careers Partners 2012’ was held recently at the Dialog Auditorium, with the presence of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education...

Sri Lanka ranks in the Top 20 in 2012 Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations by Tholons

The Tholons 2012 Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations report identifies the top global cities and counties for outsourcing IT/BPO services. With the improvement in the country’s value proposition in IT/BPO, Sri Lanka is clearly emerging as a global sourcing destination in the region.  The positive socio-political developments driven by the country’s improving security conditions have been highlighted as key reasons for attracting more companies focused on FAO (finance and accounting outsourcing) and Software Development, in addition to the vast pool of accountants and software...

Future Careers Pavilion attracts large number of students at the EDEX Expo 2012

Caption - Mr. Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to His Excellency the President, inaugurating the Future Careers Pavilion. Also in the picture are Mr. Madu Ratnayake, Vice Chairman of SLASSCOM and Mr. Kamal Abeysinghe, Chairman of EDEX. The EDEX expo provided a platform for the 2nd consecutive year for SLASSCOM Future Careers program to connect with Sri Lankan youth to the exiting job opportunities in the IT/ BPO industry and the knowledge services. The Future Careers Pavilion was inaugurated by Mr. Lalith Weeratunga,Secretary to His Excellency the President.   The Future...

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