SLASSCOM endorses moves to stabilise and advance Sri Lanka

SLASSCOM, the Sri Lanka IT,KPO-BPM industry chamber has pledged its fullest support to the new government of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and the newly appointed team of cabinet ministers. Representing SLASSCOM, its Chairman, Jayantha De Silva shared his sentiments with regard to the optimism and expectations of the IT, KPO-BPM industry. Mr De Silva stated “I would like to congratulate the President and Prime Minister on leading with stability and reform at the center of their agenda. As we enter a period of change, we appreciate and welcome the...

SLASSCOM ‘tech talk’ on ‘Smart data engineering’

In today’s ‘information age’, identifying and acting on the influx of data that is relevant using appropriate tools and techniques is imperative for organisations to stay ahead. The volume of such data was estimated as 2.5 exabytes (one billion gigabytes) a day in 2012, which has been doubling every 40 months (Harvard Business Review). ‘Big data’ addresses such volumes of data where the velocity can be real time and are extracted from a variety of sources such as mobile phones, online purchases, social networks, GPS, electronic communication and instrumented machinery. SLASSCOM recently...

Sri Lanka awarded IT/BPM destination of the year in UK for the 2nd time emphasizing country's strengths as a leading IT/BPM destination

Sri Lanka won the National Outsourcing Association (NOA) Offshoring Destination of the Year Award 2014, for the 2nd time, validating that the country is a leading destination for outsourcing of information technology and Business Process Management. In BPM, finance and accounting is a global niche, whilst product engineering in IT is a core competence for the nation. The quality of service provided in these niches have contributed immensely to the IT/BPM industry’s growth from a revenue of USD 213mn in 2007 to USD 720mn in 2014. The National Outsourcing Association Awards (NOAAs) took...

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ACCA, SLASSCOM host forum on talent management

Sri Lanka is setting about reinventing its economy around outsourcing, particularly IT and Business Process Management (BPM) and has currently set an ambitious goal of $ 5billion in revenue to be achieved by 2022. The outsourcing industry has the potential to accelerate Sri Lanka’s socio-economic growth by delivering much needed foreign exchange and numerous high paying employment opportunities. Whilst Sri Lanka remains well placed to win a big share of the IT/BPM business, a salient factor in achieving this is building a skilled workforce for the industry and expanding its pool of...

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Brandix, SLASSCOM and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hosts the MIT Global Start-up Labs - Sri Lanka Challenge 2014 to promote tech-entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Global Start-up Labs (MIT GSL) promotes entrepreneurship by nurturing young technology entrepreneursin emerging nations, to innovate in the area of information and communication technologies (ICTs). MIT GSL has operated 43 programs in multiple sites in fifteen countries and 150 MIT Global Start-up Labs instructors have mentored over 2000 participants internationally. An average of 83% of MIT GSL participant-graduates have either registered their own start-up or plan to in the near future. The collaboration between Brandix, the Sri Lanka...

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SL nominated for Offshoring Destination of the Year Award for third consecutive year

The Sri Lankan outsourcing industry has continued to add to its growing brand value and International recognition by being Short Listed by the National Association for Outsourcing (NOA) in the U.K for its Offshoring Destination of the Year Award for 2014. Winners will be announced on Thursday 20 November at a glittering event to be held at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square. The National Outsourcing Association Awards (NOAAs), now in its eleventh year, recognises and celebrates the efforts of companies and countries who have demonstrated best-practice in outsourcing. Earlier this...

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SLASSCOM/Motorola Inter-University Innovations Championship 2013 Finals to show case innovative solutions

Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and Motorola Solutions sponsored Inter-University Innovations Championship 2013 finals will take place on 21st February 2014 at Prof. V.K.Samaranayake Auditorium of University of Colombo School of Computing , under the patronage of Hon. Patali Champika Ranawaka , Minister of Technology...

ACCA Collaborates with SLASSCOM to Launch Sri Lanka Finance and Accounting Oursourcing Report

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) joined hands with Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Association (SLASSCOM) to publish an industry report titled Sri Lanka Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) Sector in Sri Lanka. Dynamic global environment has had an increasing number of businesses which are turning towards global outsourcing not only as a means to curtail costs but to capitalize on globalizing operations and transforming processes. This has lead to a rapid transformation taking place in the global BPO market and finance and accounting are...

“Outsourcing Destination of the Year” Award testament to Sri Lanka Knowledge Hub journey

Sri Lanka has been awarded the prestigious "Outsourcing Destination of the Year" award by the National Outsourcing Association (NOA), UK at the award ceremony held in London recently. The award was ceremonially presented to Mr.Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to H.E the President by a delegation led by Chairman of SLASSCOM Madu Ratnayake and which included representatives of BOI and ICTA. Speaking at the occasion Mr.Weeratunga stated that” ICT is being used by the Government as an instrument for rural empowerment and generating employment as well foreign exchange. This award will bring...

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