SLASSCOM and Colombo Selenium Meetup bring ‘Colombo Test Automation Conference 2016’

Hosted in collaboration with the SLASSCOM Quality Circle and the Colombo Selenium Meetup group, the Colombo Test Automation Conference (CTAC) was organised envisioning to be the pioneering test automation annual conference in Sri Lanka, providing a platform to all test automation professionals to meet, present and challenge ideas. It brought together engineers from industry and academia to discuss trends in test automation and quality engineering practices. Held on 24 November at the Dialog Axiata Auditorium, Colombo, CTAC was well attended by over 200 Quality Engineering and Quality...

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Startup Sri-Lanka Boot-Camp: Advance UX Design

Startup Sri Lanka is an initiative by SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies), where its main mandate is to initiate, incubate and accelerate startups. Driving this objective, there’s a variety of initiatives organised, such as mentoring programs as well as bootcamps where domain experts would come together to share their experience on focused topics. Disrupt 2.0 which is now titled Startup Sri-Lanka Boot-Camp, conducts bi-monthly bootcamps for startups. The latest iteration of the boot camp is organised on 29 November focusing on UX, or User Experience, a...

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CIM and SLASSCOM join ‘SLT Zero One Awards’ as Industrial Partners

As Sri Lanka Telecom organises and hosts Sri Lanka’s first ever platform dedicated to recognising Digital Excellence - the SLT Zero One Awards. The spotlight also falls upon a number of other organisations providing their partnership and support to this worthy endeavour. 30 November 2016, has been announced as the final date for the submission of applications. Following the launch of the SLT Zero One Awards program, two of the first organisations to join in this endeavour are the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (...

Arul is new SLASSCOM Chairman

Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM), appointed Arul Sivagananathan as the new Chairman for the year 2016/17. SLASSCOM is the IT-BPM and Knowledge Services industry chamber consisting of 175 member companies focused on growing Sri Lanka’s IT-BPM sector export revenue to $ 5 billion by 2022. Arul is the Managing Director of the Hayleys Power and Energy Sector and BPO and Shared Services Sector. He is a pioneer in setting up finance and accounting outsourcing centres in Sri Lanka and India. Arul is an Engineer and an Accountant, Former Senior Vice President...

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PwC and SLASSCOM join hands to empower startups in Sri Lanka

In a joint effort to empower startups in the country, PwC Sri Lanka has joined hands with SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies) to introduce Sri Lanka to Europe’s largest and leading annual startup and technology event, SLUSH, while also giving local startups a unique opportunity to help solve pressing challenges the world is facing today. For the first time in the country’s history, PwC Sri Lanka and SLASSCOM organised the SLUSH Global impact accelerator 2016 – local competition to select the best Sri Lankan impact oriented startup which will go on to take...

SLASSCOM recognizes outstanding individuals and organisations in IT-BPM industry

Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) Annual General Meeting and the Award Night 2016 was held last Wednesday (28) at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. The awards night was organised for the second consecutive year recognising individuals and organisations for their outstanding contributions towards driving IT-BPM industry’s objectives for 2022; $5 billion in revenue, 200,000 jobs and 1000 start-ups. Industry Leadership Award The industry leadership award was presented to the individuals of SLASSCOM member companies who have contributed to the development of...

SLASSCOM held their AGM and awards ceremony at the Kingsbury

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) held their Annual General Meeting and awards ceremony at the Kingsbury on Wednesday.Hayleys Industrial Solutions, Managing Director Dr. Arul Sivagananathan was appointed as the Chairman. Awards were presented to individuals and organisations recognising their outstanding contribution to the industry. The Chairman elect with the award winners.

Disrupt 2.0 Inter-University start-up contest kicks off

Sri Lanka’s thriving start-up scene will get an additional boost with this year’s Disrupt 2.0 – Inter University technopreneur challenge specifically themed around applying tech innovations in addressing socio-economic issues in the country. The competition is organised in partnership with SLASSCOM and Zebra Technologies. SLASSCOM, the principal partner of the event, envisages the IT/BPM sector to become a 5$ billion industry by 2022, creating 200,000 direct jobs. The 1,000 start-ups that SLASSCOM intends to achieve is an important part of the equation in making the IT sector a prime...

Sri Lanka IP/BPM industry meets US trade representatives

A visiting US trade delegation led by Assistant US Trade Representative for South and Central Asia, Michael J. Delaney and Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial Service, Arun M. Kumar visited Orion City IT Park, Sri Lanka’s first IT park established as a privately owned venture with developed space for use by IT and IT enabled companies in Colombo last week. The delegation met private sector representatives from the Sri Lanka IT and BPM industry to discuss trade and investment opportunities between both countries...

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Sri Lanka shortlisted for “Outsourcing destination of 2016”

Sri Lanka has been shortlisted for the “Outsourcing destination of the year” by the European Outsourcing Association (EOA) with Belarus, Fiji and Egypt. The European Outsourcing Association is the centre of excellence for outsourcing in Europe. It is a membership organisation, representing the interests of companies and individuals which span the breadth of the outsourcing industry: buyers, suppliers and advisors. The EOA is committed to advancing the outsourcing profession and improving and growing the outsourcing industry by driving awareness, education, standards and thought...

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