The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) will host the eighth People Summit, on the theme “Transcending Technology: The Human Factor”, on Friday 22nd March at the Shangri-La, Colombo. This event aims to provide leaders at all levels with pioneering talent management insights and perspectives from renowned global leaders. This annual event attracts over 300 Human Resource (HR) professionals and business leaders representing IT/BPM and other industries. The IT/BPM industry is recognized as a thrust industry within the National Export Strategy (NES) as is promoted globally as the “Island of Ingenuity” for world-class knowledge solutions. The industry goal is to reach US$ 5 billion by 2022, powered by 200,000 skilled jobs in the industry, along with a thriving ecosystem for startup companies.

The theme "Transcending Technology: The Human Factor", will focus on understanding and engaging with employees better, and to know what drives and motivates them. It will also address what companies can do to foster a mentally and physically safe work environment and how such practices can be implemented and sustained. Participants would be able to select a specific track by joining a breakout session addressing Wellness at Work, Flexibility at Work or Engagement at Work. The event consists of a CXO Breakfast Forum from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM, followed by the Main Conference from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM.

Conference speakers include globally renowned experts including Bill Duane, Wellbeing Expert and Organizational Consultant at Google, David Atkinson, Executive – Strategy and Human Transformation Atrium Health (former Director and Global Wellbeing Market Leader for PWC), John Davis, Regional Managing Director Middle East, India and Asia, Duke Corporate Education, and Rob Briner, Professor of Organizational Psychology at the Queen Mary University, London. Speakers and panelists from the industry include Madu Ratnayake, EVP, and CIO at Virtusa, Murtaza Esufally, Group Director for Human Performance and Leadership at Hemas Holdings, Dee Liyanwela, Head of LSEG Technology and Group Head of Shared Services LSEG, and Asoka Hettigoda, Managing Director of Hettigoda Group of Companies.

Sponsors at this year’s summit include, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) engaging as the Strategic Partner, Platinum Sponsors IFS R&D International, John Keells IT and SAP, Gold Sponsor HSBC, Silver Sponsor Ayubo Life, Bronze Sponsor Informatics Institute of Technology, Official Newspaper DailyFT, Hospitality Partner Shangri-La, Engagement Partner 361 Degrees, and Wellness Partner Siddhalepa. HR and event partners include the Institute of HR Professionals, Great Place to Work Institute, Employers’ Federation of Ceylon and the American Chamber of Commerce. The event is also supported by SLASSCOM’s Corporate Sponsors Dialog Enterprise, the Exclusive Enterprise Communications Partner and Hatch, Startup Sri Lanka Ecosystem Partner.

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