Second Mobile Monday Colombo event of the year took place on 24th June at Qbaa with a participation of 100 people representing mobile and telco companies. The keynote address of the event was by Erandika Hungampola, Head of Colombo ISQ Mobile Practice at Virtusa Corporation, on the 'Mobile Application Development Challenge: Enhance the Quality while Lowering the cost’.
The Annual General Meeting of SLASSCOM was held on 19th June 2013 at the Dialog Future World Auditorium. There were 10 new members elected to the General Council out of which three members filled the vacant Board positions. Mr. Madu Ratnayake, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Virtusa was selected as the new chairman of SLASSCOM.
Ontrac Star certification program is an industry standard training program funded by ICTA, for BPO/LPO/KPO team leaders and phase one of this program was held at Taj Samudra Hotel from 27th July to 31st July 2013. Phase two and three are currently underway.
‘People Management Using People CMM’ a best practice sharing program organized by the quality forum, was held on 7th of May at the Dialog Future World Auditorium. The speaker of the event was Mr. Rajesh Naik, Founding Partner, QAI India Ltd. The presentation include insight on how to develop and implement practices within a holistic framework that continuously improve the capability of an organization’s workforce.
A speed reading skill development programme was conducted 21st, 28th May and 4th June conducted by Sanjeev Jayararatnam to increase reading offering the member companies at a subsidized rate.
WorkInSriLanka, a volunteer-led initiative to advocate Sri Lanka as an attractive destination for highly skilled individuals and high caliber businesses, was launched at a forum at the Taj Samudra, Colombo, on 14 of May 2013 with Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal as the Chief Guest. The forum comprised key public sector officials, industry leaders, heads of international non-government organizations, representatives of all major industries and relevant government institutions, and civil society experts. WorkInSriLanka is actively engaged in building partnerships with key industries...
The newly created SLASSCOM CFO Forum engaged the services of Ernst & Young to provide a general opinion on the 'applicability of the concessions under Section 40B and Section 13 (ddd) of the Inland Revenue Act, to employees who are paid in foreign currencies and the changes made to the law by the bills presented and passed by the Parliament on April 10, 2013.' Their advice was provided to SLASSCOM member companies as a free additional benefit of their SLASSCOM membership.
‘Transitioning to Agile’ a best practice sharing program organized by the quality forum, was held on 28th of March at the Dialog Future World Auditorium. The speaker of the event was Mr. Sisira Kumara, Head of Quality Assurance of Leapset Inc. The presentation included insights on Agile methodologies, Metrics & Analysis, Monitoring & reporting and more.
Seated (from left): Madu Ratnayake – Director and Vice President (GM/VP, Virtusa), Sujiva Dewaraja – Chairman (EVP/Head of IT Sector, John Keells Holdings), Jayantha de Silva – Director and Vice President (VP South Asia and Managing Director Sri Lanka, IFS), Dr Arul Sivagananathan – Director and Treasurer (Managing Director, Hayleys Business Solutions International) Standing (from left): Anuradha Tennakoon- Director (Director Motorola Solutions Lanka Pvt LTD), Decca F C Fan - Director (Managing Director, HSBC Electronic Data Processing), Sanath...
Team Invictus from HSBC Data Processing Lanka Ltd emerged as the winner of the first MEGAMIND 2012 quiz competition organized by SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies) held on 26th July 2012 at the Park Street Mews Warehouse. The 1st and 2nd runners up were teams from Amba Research and Dialog Axiata respectively. The winning team walked away with a cash price of Rs. 50,000/- while 2nd and 3rd placed winners received cash prices of Rs. 30,000/- and Rs.20,000 /- respectively. It was a night of rivalry with many teams competing head to head with each round winners...