“International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) launch Sri Lankan Chapter “

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) a 200,000 plus member strong global standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession launched its Sri Lankan Chapter at a glittering ceremony at Colombo’s hottest new venue The Kingsbury amidst a large gathering of outsourcing industry professionals.IAOP Sri Lanka Chapter will function in close collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM).Event partners were Tata Communications and Orion City.    Jayantha Fernando, Director/Legal Advisor to...

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SLASSCOM Legal CoE to share insights on global anticorruption compliance

As a service to the local business community, the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) Legal Centre of Excellence is hosting an introduction to international anticorruption compliance specifically tailored to the concerns of local firms exporting or looking to export to the international market.   It will be held on 20 February from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dialog Auditorium, Excel World Entertainment Park, 338 TB Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10. The presenter will be Albert Kim is Legal Director at LegalBase. Albert is a US-licensed lawyer and former US...

Sri Lanka’s importance as a knowledge hub reinforced as HSBC Securities Services Operations in Sri Lanka to grow

Sri Lanka’s importance as a knowledge hub and source of talent for the finance and accounting industries was underlined recently in a meeting between HSBC, the Sri Lankan Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).   Together, these organizations are determined to raise awareness of the opportunities in Sri Lanka for new graduates and also to professionals who have moved away to further their careers but who now want to return home. ...

Enabling Sri Lanka Tourism 2.0 and beyond

In keeping with the projected demand, the tourism sector of Sri Lanka has set an ambitious growth target of 22,500 additional hotel rooms by 2016 – a required CAGR of 7.4%. While a few large hotel chains have entered the market, many mid and small tier operators (20-100 rooms) are opening properties at a rapid pace.   Destination management companies are actively looking to enhance their strategies to position the unique product we have to offer the world and compete aggressively with other Asian options. Positioning Sri Lanka as the best option in front of our target market...

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SLASSCOM CXO briefing on future outlook of e-commerce to feature influential panel

In 2012, B2C ecommerce sales grew 21.1% to top US$1 trillion for the first time, according to new global estimates by eMarketer. This year, sales will grow 18.3% to US$1.298 trillion worldwide, eMarketer estimates, as Asia-Pacific surpasses North America to become the world’s No. 1 market for B2C ecommerce sales. Growing Internet penetration particularly on mobile platforms as well as developments in payment gateways, legal frameworks and delivery systems have created an eco system that is poised to finally deliver the full potential of e-commerce.     The SLASSCOM CXO...

Motorola/SLASSCOM sponsored Annual Inter-University Innovations Championship 2013 Launch happening this week

Motorola Solutions Lanka (Private) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Solutions Inc (www.motorolasolutions.com) of USA is organizing the 4th Annual Inter University competition for Computer Science / Engineering students of Universities and University affiliation colleges in Sri Lanka.   The 2013 competition has been re-structured and re-named to provide a much wider scope .The competition funded and mentored by Motorola Solutions under the umbrella of Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) invites the participation of those remaining as...

International expert warns local mobile applications industry that a weak approach to Intellectual Property could prove to be disastrous for emerging businesses and entrepreneurs

  Mobile Monday Colombo (MoMo) kicked off 2013 with a meet up on the 18th of February 2013 at the Bayleaf. Focus was drawn to the much debated topic in the world of mobile software in the recent past, that of ‘Intellectual Property’. “With the mobile industry seeing a growth in the application development sector with opportunities opening up in market for Android , IOS and Wndows apps, we felt this was a good time to address the issue of intellectual property” said Nayana Serasinghe –CEO of Dinota- who heads the Mobile and Telco CoE of SLASSCOM. “Dr...

SLASSCOM Salary and Benefit Survey 2013 Out!

  The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) together with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have published the SLASSCOM Salary and Benefits Survey for the third consecutive year. This report provides an in-depth analysis of the emerging HR trends and issues of Sri Lankan IT and ITES industry while providing a comprehensive understanding of the employee retention strategies executed by industry players.   The report also analyses wide range of job positions and the benefit packages offered by companies to retain employees. In addition to this, the sample...

Innovation key for success

  Innovation is the key towards success, thus for survival and growth, be it a country or a company it is important to innovate. The Managing Director of South East Asia Sales and Operations for Google Inc. Julian Persaud addressing the briefing at the SLASSCOM CXO Breakfast Briefing said that to innovation is based on culture and is the key reason why South East Asia is growing to be most innovative region. According to Persaud they at Google invest upon innovation. Google follow nine notions of innovation which have adhered to its success. Though it is a common view among most...

Secretary Defence attends 'SLASSCOM' Executive Briefing

  Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa attended the CXO Lunch Briefing of the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) held  this morning (20thMarch 2013). The session was conducted under the theme "Future Outlook for Urban Infrastructure Development in Sri Lanka", at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel in Colombo. SLASSCOM is the Sri Lankan IT-BPO Industry Chamber that acts as the catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan IT and BPO industry by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment,...

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