SLASSCOM the IT/BPO Industry association in Sri Lanka in its endeavor  to share knowledge and best practices and develop the human resources of the industry, is conducting  yet another ”Knowledge sharing Workshop” , on  the 6thof April 2011 from 5.30pm onwards at the Dialog Auditorium at the Future Center  at  Excel World.     
 
The speaker for this session on Entrepreneurship is none other than serial entrepreneur Roamal Perera who has over 30 years of experience in IT, communications and related technology industry. He will speak with much passion on the topic that he holds close to his heart - “Entrepreneurship: Lessons learned the good, the bad, and the ugly”.
 
Currently an Adjunct Professor, in the Entrepreneurship Department at Insead, (www.insead.edu), he lectures on fund raising, and entrepreneurial field studies and mentor INSEAD students and alumni on their entrepreneurial ventures and aspirations. Raomal has been a guest speaker at the University College of Dublin (UCD), Trinity College, Dublin, Irish Management Institute (IMI), Queen’s University Belfast, University College of Colombo, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Google Marketing Academy & SalesForce.Com and at a number of international conferences.
 
Raomal Perera is the co-founder of two technology companies; Network365/Valista and ISOCOR.  ISOCOR was listed on NASDAQ in 1996 and subsequently acquired by Critical Path in 1999. Valista was acquired by Aepona in 2009. Prior to setting up his own companies, Raomal was working for US Multi-Nationals setting up R&D centers in Ireland.  His most recent venture is ThousandSeeds (www.thousandseeds.com), a meeting place to stimulate entrepreneurship, business growth and learning through programs, workshops and online communities
 
Winner of the Irish Software Association’s (ISA) Outstanding Software Achievement Award in 2003, Raomal was also a finalist in the Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards. He was one of 40 entrepreneurs worldwide chosen to join as a technology pioneer the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF); which provides a collaborative framework for world leaders to address global issues
 
Raomal is on the Advisory Board of SLASSCOM (www.slasscom.lk), Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies.  He is a Strategic Consultant and Board Member for a number of companies, advising in strategic direction and the rationalisation of the core business operations. He has a keen interest on social entrepreneurship and mentors social entrepreneurs through the Ashoka foundation (www.ashoka.org) and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (www.socialentrepreneursireland.ie).
 
Chairman of Slasscom - Dinesh Saparamadu opined that it is a great opportunity for those in the industry to learn from the experience of such an renowned entrepreneur and  knowledgeable speaker and has opened this session to participants from the industry and the general public.
 
To register for this “Knowledge Sharing Workshop” please email events@slasscom.lkor call Roshan on 0117884460 to reserve your place, as seats are limited.
 
 
About SLASSCOM:
 
SLASSCOM acts as the catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan IT and BPO industry by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouragement of research and innovation, and by supporting the creation of a progressive national policy framework. Follow @SLASSCOM on twitter or visit www.slasscom.lkfor more information.
 
For further information, please contact David Charles , SLASSCOM Corporate Office on Tel: +94 11 7884460/ orcharles@slasscom.lk