SLASSCOM to host People Summit 2019 - Transcending Technology: The Human Factor

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...

2019 National Budget Recognizes the Growth Potential of the Knowledge Solutions Industry

The Sri Lankan Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) is pleased to see several concessions proposed in the 2019 National Budget to accelerate the revenue growth and increase capacity within the knowledge solutions industry. 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 over 200,000 skilled jobs in the industry, along with a thriving ecosystem for startup companies....

SLASSCOM Publishes the IT/BPM Industry Annual Compensation and Benefits Study for 2018

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) released the Compensation and Benefits Study for the IT and BPM industry for the eighth successive year. The study was conducted during September through December with the participation of 54 SLASSCOM member companies. This year’s study was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), who have partnered with SLASSCOM to compile this report on six previous occasions as well. 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”...

Sri Lanka’s ICT/BPM Brand “Island of Ingenuity” Launched in London

• An opportunity for global companies to set up Captive Innovation Centres in Sri Lanka • Leverage Sri Lanka to be your ‘Digital Gateway to Asia’ to test and service Asian markets • Invest in global “Digital Disruptors” that are developing domain-specific, transformative IP and business products The National Brand for the Sri Lanka ICT/BPM sector was launched in London today in the presence of Hon. Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance, Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry...

SLASSCOM Position on Current Civil Unrest

We are deeply concerned about the escalation of civil unrest in our nation and condemn the actions of this small group of people propagating violence and spreading hatred across communities. We strongly and urgently request those in authority to intervene and address the ground situation without allowing this situation to continue further. The IT/BPM industry has consistently operated with one common denominator – technical proficiency. We have excelled in positioning Sri Lanka as a compelling destination for innovation and ingenuity. This credibility was earned by individuals from every...

SLASSCOM elects new Board of Directors and General Council

SLASSCOM, the knowledge and innovation chamber of Sri Lanka, elected its new Board of Directors and General Council for year 2017-2018 on the 30th of June at its annual general meeting. Sri Lanka’s IT and BPM industry has seen significant growth over the last few years to grow at over 18% CAGR and is well poised to capture new growth opportunities through digital disruptions occurring across all industries globally. The industry has the potential to deliver a significant percentage of Sri Lanka’s growth agenda for 2020 with focus on the creating knowledge worker jobs and SLASSOM is focused on...

APIIT Signs Groundbreaking Agreement with SLASSCOM

The Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) entered into an MoU with the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) on the 18th of May 2017. This is the first instance in which a private educational institution has partnered with the association. APIIT is the largest provider of foreign degrees in Sri Lanka. Now in its 17th year of operation, APIIT continues its dynamic growth continually enhancing student learning experience and learning opportunities. SLASSCOM acts as a catalyst of growth to the Sri Lankan IT and Business Process Management (BPM)...

SLASSCOM introduces Blockchain concept to Sri Lanka

At the heart of digital currency is a powerful, decentralized technology that is now revolutionizing the way people around the world exchange value. Called the ‘Blockchain’, this innovative solution is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value. This topic was the key focus of an interesting Tech Talk recently held by SLASSCOM, at the Dialog Auditorium in Colombo 02. The eminent panel of experts that addressed a gathering of CIO’s of many blue chip and technology companies ,...

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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