ReadMe joins hands with SLASSCOM

With the dawn of a brand-new year and a range of milestones and targets set in place to be achieved over the next few years, ReadMe – Sri Lanka’s premier IT magazine, and Sri Lankan Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently. With the signing of this MoU, ReadMe joins hands with SLASSCOM initiatives to promote the Sri Lankan IT/BPM industry growth and facilitate in the groundwork for the goals set to be achieved over the next few years. SLASSCOM, which is active in many aspects of the booming IT/BPM industry, aims to be a...

Red Hat and SLASSCOM introduce open source innovation to Lankan market

Open source technologies has been recognized as an enabler for a variety of problems , providing accessible technologies to a number of services as well as for mass collaboration in sharing knowledge with others to create new resources and opportunities. Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, recently launched their open source innovations to the Sri Lankan market in collaboration with SLASSCOM as their industry partner. The launch took place at the Park Street Mews in Colombo, attended by CIO’s and CXO’s of many leading blue chip and start-up companies. Expertise in...

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SLASSCOM takes part in Europe’s largest innovation convention in Oslo

Oslo Innovation Week, Europe’s largest innovation convention that included a five-day series of events, was held recently at the Forskningsparken science park in Oslo, Norway. The organisation Oslo Innovation Week is owned by the City of Oslo and Innovation Norway and Oslo Business Region. As a significant meeting place to discuss opportunities and practices for growth and innovation, this year’s event brought together investors, researchers and businesses both big and small. Representing Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) was also a...

SLT and SLASSCOM present Cloud based ‘Microservices Architecture’

Sri Lanka Telecom together with SLASSCOM recently presented one of the globally emerging topics of Cloud based ‘Microservices Architecture’ through a knowledge sharing program themed, ‘TechTalk’. The program was successfully held at the Trace Expert City, Maradana with the participation of a large number of software/application developers and coding experts in Sri Lanka. This much talked about Cloud based Microservices Architecture (‘PaaS’ or Platform-as-a-Service) promises greater developer agility, significant cost savings and expedited time to launch applications in the market. The...

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SLASSCOM to hold Futurex Grand Final on 9 Dec.

Organised by the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) and Motorola Solutions, FutureX, an annual event, has had a successful run over the last four consecutive years as the inter-university innovation championship. The competition focuses on building the human resource capacity in mobile technology and aims to develop and promote innovation and inculcate and harness technopreneurship among university students through training and mentorship to build the tech start-up ecosystem. This in turn supports the IT-BPM industry vision of having 1,000 startups by 2022...

SLASSCOM and Colombo Selenium Meetup bring ‘Colombo Test Automation Conference 2016’

Hosted in collaboration with the SLASSCOM Quality Circle and the Colombo Selenium Meetup group, the Colombo Test Automation Conference (CTAC) was organised envisioning to be the pioneering test automation annual conference in Sri Lanka, providing a platform to all test automation professionals to meet, present and challenge ideas. It brought together engineers from industry and academia to discuss trends in test automation and quality engineering practices. Held on 24 November at the Dialog Axiata Auditorium, Colombo, CTAC was well attended by over 200 Quality Engineering and Quality...

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Startup Sri-Lanka Boot-Camp: Advance UX Design

Startup Sri Lanka is an initiative by SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies), where its main mandate is to initiate, incubate and accelerate startups. Driving this objective, there’s a variety of initiatives organised, such as mentoring programs as well as bootcamps where domain experts would come together to share their experience on focused topics. Disrupt 2.0 which is now titled Startup Sri-Lanka Boot-Camp, conducts bi-monthly bootcamps for startups. The latest iteration of the boot camp is organised on 29 November focusing on UX, or User Experience, a...

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CIM and SLASSCOM join ‘SLT Zero One Awards’ as Industrial Partners

As Sri Lanka Telecom organises and hosts Sri Lanka’s first ever platform dedicated to recognising Digital Excellence - the SLT Zero One Awards. The spotlight also falls upon a number of other organisations providing their partnership and support to this worthy endeavour. 30 November 2016, has been announced as the final date for the submission of applications. Following the launch of the SLT Zero One Awards program, two of the first organisations to join in this endeavour are the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (...

Arul is new SLASSCOM Chairman

Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM), appointed Arul Sivagananathan as the new Chairman for the year 2016/17. SLASSCOM is the IT-BPM and Knowledge Services industry chamber consisting of 175 member companies focused on growing Sri Lanka’s IT-BPM sector export revenue to $ 5 billion by 2022. Arul is the Managing Director of the Hayleys Power and Energy Sector and BPO and Shared Services Sector. He is a pioneer in setting up finance and accounting outsourcing centres in Sri Lanka and India. Arul is an Engineer and an Accountant, Former Senior Vice President...

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PwC and SLASSCOM join hands to empower startups in Sri Lanka

In a joint effort to empower startups in the country, PwC Sri Lanka has joined hands with SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies) to introduce Sri Lanka to Europe’s largest and leading annual startup and technology event, SLUSH, while also giving local startups a unique opportunity to help solve pressing challenges the world is facing today. For the first time in the country’s history, PwC Sri Lanka and SLASSCOM organised the SLUSH Global impact accelerator 2016 – local competition to select the best Sri Lankan impact oriented startup which will go on to take...

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