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SLASSCOM initiates Start Up Survey

An initiative by the SLASSCOM Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, the Startup Sri Lanka Survey www.slasscom.lk/startupsrilanka, has the main objective of gaining insights into understanding the current state and most pressing needs of the Sri Lankan Startup community.  The survey is targeted at four separate groups and captures unique perspectives from each: Current startups, those actively looking to start a startup, investors of startups and support groups of the startup ecosystem. The results of the survey will help obtain quantified data and ground level realities to...

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Transform your business through Quality Engineering and Business Excellence

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) is organizing the SLASSCOM Quality and Business Excellence Summit 2015 with the focus onbusiness transformation in the era of technical disruption through Quality Engineering and Business Excellence on the 30th of September 2015 from 9am to 5pm at Galadari hotel, Colombo. The objective of the summit is to promote Sri Lanka as a destination for product engineering while focusing on driving the IT/BPM industries to the next wave of growth, developing enterprise capability with adoption of international standards of quality...

SLASSCOM joins the Flexible Workspace Revolution with Regus

Strategic Initiative to benefit new and existing members of SLASSCOM and drive the start-up eco system further Regus Sri Lanka, local operation of world's largest flexible office space provider Regus, has entered in to a strategic initiative with SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies), offering its world's class solutions to over 160 member companies. Furthermore the SLASSCOM Corporate office will now operate from Regus Sri Lanka Colombo 04 Business Centre further facilitating the APEX industry body to benefit through the flexible workspace...

IT Industry bags 6 out of Top 20 Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka Awards: Sets HR benchmark for the country

Great Place to Work exists with the intention of making every company a great workplace. For the third consecutive year, Great Place to Work® Institute presents the Best Companies to Work for in Sri Lanka for 2015, in partnership with LMD and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. The study to identify the top 20 companies to work for in Sri Lanka encompasses a tried-and-tested model that has proven itself over a span of 36 years, in over 50 countries. It recognises that, in essence, high levels of trust create an engaged workforce. This year’s study to select the top 20 companies to...

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Ken Segall, The former Creative Director of Apple shares insights on the ultimate competitive weapon: Simplicity

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) will organize a tour of Sri Lanka for Ken Segall, a globally acclaimed guru in marketing, design, strategy and branding from 23-28 July. Ken was the Creative Director at Apple for 12 years working closely with Steve Jobs. Ken has had an extensively successful career in Branding, Strategy, technology marketing and product naming. He revolutionized Apple with his ‘Think Different’ campaign and added to the world’s vocabulary that powerful little ‘i’ which stands unabashedly before thousands of...

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IT/BPM industry leads in people practices: Bags 6 out of 26 HR awards

HRM Awards, the recognized benchmark for industry best practices in Human Resources organized by The Association of Human Resource Professionals (HRP) was held on March 6th, 2015 for the 6th consecutive year. The HRM Awards aim to provide a platform for public and private sector companies in Sri Lanka to evaluate the effectiveness of their HRM practices against internationally accepted guidelines. The HRM Awards this year featured 10 Gold Awards, 10 Silver Awards and 6 special category awards to the private sector.  The HRM Award is considered as the benchmark for industry best...

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The IT industry is transforming Sri Lanka’s global brand image

The year’s most valuable Sri Lankan brands were recently published by Brand Finance Lanka in the latest Brands Annual publication. This year, Brand Finance Lanka also looked at smaller, niche brands and identified those that are pioneering the digital marketing sphere, as well as those newly emerging brands which could be the future face of Sri Lanka to the world (Daily FT). The IT industry’s presence among the top ten export brands signified the industry’s capability to compete globally in terms of brand equity and service quality. Sri Lanka’s global image will need...

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SLASSCOM’s salary survey shares insights on IT/BPM industry compensation, benefits

SLASSCOM Compensation and Benefits Survey 2014/15 was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the fifth consecutive year and reported the highest number of industry participation thus far. Over 40 companies accounting for a workforce of close to 14,000 representing the Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Management (BPM) industry in Sri Lanka had participated in the 2014/15 survey. The survey report is a comprehensive study of the human capital employed within the IT/BPM sector and provides details on the IT and BPM talent pool, industry HR practices and trends along with...

CA Sri Lanka, SLASSCOM to encourage and engage audit firms to leverage from global outsourcing

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) will kick off a pilot project which will engage and encourage audit firms to take leverage from global outsourcing. SLASSCOM acts as a catalyst of growth of the Sri Lankan IT and BPM industry by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouragement of research and innovation, and by supporting the creation of a progressive national policy framework. Sri Lanka's IT/BPM industry has set its vision to achieve USD 5...

SLASSCOM enables robotics innovation

Today, physical-digital interactions are gradually moving from traditional barcode, QR code, and active-sensor systems to a totally new world of Internet of Things (IoT). On a parallel move, robotic technology is becoming a logical candidate of getting a smoother real life continuation into the digital world. When combined these movements, IoT does not have to depend on static, dumb hardware anymore, but may walk, swim, even fly and finally be informed for decisions by real world object interactions. On 6th February, The SLASSCOM Technology Forum together with TRACE, JS Meet-up, CodeGen...

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