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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Lean Six Sigma Champion Training on 10th February 2012 – SLASSCOM Quality Forum Initiative

SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies) is organizing a one day workshop on Lean Six Sigma Champion Training on 10th February 2012 at the Dialog Future World Auditorium at Excel World Entertainment Park.  This is the 3rd best practice sharing session organized by the Quality Forum initiative of SLASSCOM. Two other best practice sharing workshops have been organized by SLASSCOM during the last few months, namely on Carbon Foot printing and Demystifying Lean Six Sigma for the quality practitioners of the industry.   Even though Lean Six Sigma is...

SLASSCOM to continue strategic partnership with EDEX for 9th Expo

SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) renewed its strategic partnership with EDEX for the second year, for the forthcoming EDEX Expo 2012.   SLASSCOM strives to create awareness on IT related new trends and employment opportunities among the youth through many faceted approaches to reach out to students, teachers and parents in many parts of the country. SLASSCOM has noted that while awareness on IT/ BPO industry is improving, there remains an awareness gap about employment opportunities in the industry.   "All our endeavours are geared towards...

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Talk on ‘Internet scale and the role of non relational databases’

SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies) will be hosting a knowledge sharing session on ‘Internet scale and the role of non-relational databases’ on 6th December 2011 at the Dialog Future World Auditorium at Excel World Entertainment Park.  This is part of SLASSCOM knowledge sharing platform which engages industry experts to share their experience and knowhow on current topics. In addition, this talk will be available free to all academic staff of all state and private Universities as this is organized under the industry-academia network,...

Jaffna Students meet the IT/ BPO industry

Caption – ComputerScience undergraduate students from the University of Jaffna at Eurocenter DDC. SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) organized a two day industrial visit for the Computer Science undergraduate students from the University of Jaffna. SLASSCOM facilitated this industry awareness visit for the second consecutive year as part of their capacity building initiative to bring Jaffna students to mainstream IT/ BPO industry. The students visited IFS, Virtusa, Euro Center, eCollege, Cinergix Research and Sabre Technologies on the 17th and...

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Sri Lanka among the shortlisted countries for the Best Offshore Destination Award 2011

Sri Lanka has been shortlisted for the best offshore destination of the world awards at the 2011 National Outsourcing Association (NOA) Summit and Awards to be held in November 2011. Sri Lanka has been nominated for this award along with Egypt and Poland.   The NOA awards recognize countries, companies and individuals who demonstrate excellence in outsourcing. NOA works to build networks and share good practice within the outsourcing sector and to promote the benefits of outsourcing. The event is set to attract over 500 Corporates and decision makers from around the world. The two day...

IT Academia visit the Industry: facilitated by SLASSCOM

Keith Modder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Virtusa addressing the IT professors  during a industrial visit at Virtusa World Advance Technology Centre, Sri Lanka.   SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) organized a successful industry visit for staff members attached to IT faculties from State and Private Universities. This is part of the SLASSCOM directlink Initiative to provide a platform for collaboration between the IT industry and the academia. A sound dialog and strong relationship between the academia and industry is...

Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition 2011 Finals to take centre stage

Photo Caption: Boot camp held to train 2011 finalists of the Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition 16 Undergraduate teams from 12 Universities in Sri Lanka showcase top enterprise mobility software   29th September 2011: Colombo, Sri Lanka– Sri Lanka Association of Software of Services Companies ( SLASSCOM ) and Motorola Solutions will organize the Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition finals  on 6th October 2011 at Prof. V. K. Samaranayake Auditorium of University of Colombo School of Computing (...

SLASSCOM elects new Chairman and board for year 2011

Seated (from left) Dinesh Saparamadu – Past Chairman (CEO, hSenid),Jayantha de Silva – Director (VP South Asia and Managing Director Sri Lanka, IFS),Sujiva Dewaraja – Chairman (EVP/Head of IT Sector, John Keells Holdings),Madu Ratnayake – Director and Vice President (GM, Virtusa),Mano Sekaram – Director & General Secretary (CEO, Eurocenter)   Standing (from left) Jehan Perimpanayagam- Director &Treasurer (CEO, Info Mate (Pvt) Ltd),Nalina Wijesundara – Director (Director  & GM, eCollege Lanka (Pvt) Ltd),Sanath...

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Industry Academia workshop to focus on future skills on 26th August 2011

Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service companies (SLASSCOM) would be facilitating a one day workshop for IT faculty members at all State Regional Universities on ICT Curriculum Development. This would be held on 26th August 2011   The chief guest at the opening ceremony would be the Dr. Sunil J Nawaratne, Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education. The aim of the workshop is to discuss how to develop curricula to enhance student learning that also meets the needs of the workforce. The workshop would be collaborative effort between the industry and the academia with...

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