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Industry Academia workshop to focus on future skills on 26th August 2011

Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service companies (SLASSCOM) would be facilitating a one day workshop for IT faculty members at all State Regional Universities on ICT Curriculum Development. This would be held on 26th August 2011   The chief guest at the opening ceremony would be the Dr. Sunil J Nawaratne, Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education. The aim of the workshop is to discuss how to develop curricula to enhance student learning that also meets the needs of the workforce. The workshop would be collaborative effort between the industry and the academia with...

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SLASSCOM to hold Thought Leadership Session on –‘Transition-The IBM Story’

SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of software and services Companies) together with Australian Technical & Management College (ATMC) will be holding a thought leadership session on 15th August 2011at Taj Samudra Hotel, On Golden Pond, 5.30pm onwards. This session will feature Dr. John Harvey, Adjunct Professor at the University of Ballarat and an Executive Director of IBM Australia speaking on IBM’s impressive journey. This session will be followed thereafter with a networking event among the participants. The event targets not only SLASSCOM member companies but also...

First batch of Advanced Level IT student’s to visit the IT/ BPO industry

SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies) and Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTA) together with the Ministry of Education will be hosting a group of students from the first batch who sat for the Information Technology paper at the last Advanced Level examination. These students would be hosted to a one day ‘Future Careers’ workshop on the IT and BPO industry at the Virtusa Auditorium. Professionals from member companies would engage with the students and share their experience while enhancing the awareness of the opportunities available...

SLASSCOM partners with the Australian IT Industry body to expand market

The MOU signed between Dinesh Saparamadu, Chairman of SLASSCOM and Ian Birks, CEO for AIIA. Also in the picture Kelly Hutchinson, General Manager. Manoj Mohinani, Sri lanka mission delegate   Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM), partnered with the AIIA (The Australian Information Industry Association) the nation’s leading industry body for the technology sector in Australia. The objective of the coalition is to develop links between the two counties and to promote Sri Lanka as a preferred IT/ BPO destination.   SLASSCOM member companies...

Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition 2011

Motorola/SLASSCOM sponsored Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition 2011 was launched recently at Prof. V.K Samaranayake Auditorium of University of Colombo amidst a full house participation from many state and private sector Universities.   While welcoming academic staff and Undergraduates from all Universities, Mr. Anuradha Tennakoon , Director of Motorola’s R&D centre and Country Manager for Sri Lanka said,“ The first completion in 2010 was a great success. We want to make this year’s competition even better”. He went on to...

SLASSCOM launches directlink

SLASSCOM Chairman Dinesh Saparamadu handing over the future careers documentary to Higher Education Ministry Secretary Dr Sunil J Nawaratne at the inaugural session of the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) directlink: industry academia network. Picture by Rukmal Gamage Mindset change is the key to develop the country and it is time for Sri Lanka to change its way of thinking on the big picture, Higher Education Ministry Secretary Dr Sunil J Nawaratne said. The inaugural session of Sri Lanka Association of the Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM)...

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“Entrepreneurship: Lessons learned the good, the bad, and the ugly”

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...

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Agile software methodology guru to share best practices at the SLASSCOM forum

  SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of software and service Companies) has invited Pete Deemer, a Certified Scrum Trainer with over 23 years of experience in leading teams build technology products and services at Silicon Valley companies to address their member companies on 4th April 2011. The briefing titled ‘Management 2.O- challenges in managing software companies’, will have Pete share the latest management best practices being embraced by some of Silicon Valley's leading software companies that have helped them produce dramatic improvements in productivity, quality...

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Sri Lanka’s IT-BPO industry to touch US $ 10bn - PBJ

The Sri Lanka’s Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing (IT-BPO) industry would reach US Dollars 10 billion industry from US $ 1 billion.   Treasury Secretary Dr P.B. Jayasundera, made this remark delivering the keynote address on “Sri Lanka beyond 2011 - The role of the industry to support the Knowledge Economy”, at the CIO Council meeting of SLASSCOM held last week.   SLASSCOM organised the second Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council meeting with the aim of creating a knowledge economy in Sri Lanka. The event, organised by the country...

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SLASSCOM partner AAT to hold seminar on Positioning Sri Lanka as a financial services hub

SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Association) together with AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka) organized a seminar on ‘Positioning Sri Lanka as a financial services hub with BPO and ITO’ at the AAT Auditorium recently. The objective of the seminar was to enhance the awareness among AAT (SL) members on the opportunities available in the financial accounting outsourcing industry. The seminar was well attended and attracted a large number of AAT (SL) students and members.   Mr. Madu Ratnayake, Vice President of SLASSCOM and General...

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