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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...

AAT Sri Lanka signs MOU with Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies.

The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 15th December 2014 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall; paving the path to one of the novel concepts introduced in the AAT Curriculum 2015 to specialize in “Business Process Outsourcing” (BPO). The MOU was signed by the President of AAT Sri Lanka Mr. Lalith T. Fernando and the Vice Chairman of SLASSCOM, Dr. Arul Sivagananathan in presence of the gathering who participated at the ceremonial launch...

SLASSCOM endorses moves to stabilise and advance Sri Lanka

SLASSCOM, the Sri Lanka IT,KPO-BPM industry chamber has pledged its fullest support to the new government of President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe and the newly appointed team of cabinet ministers. Representing SLASSCOM, its Chairman, Jayantha De Silva shared his sentiments with regard to the optimism and expectations of the IT, KPO-BPM industry. Mr De Silva stated “I would like to congratulate the President and Prime Minister on leading with stability and reform at the center of their agenda. As we enter a period of change, we appreciate and welcome the...

SLASSCOM ‘tech talk’ on ‘Smart data engineering’

In today’s ‘information age’, identifying and acting on the influx of data that is relevant using appropriate tools and techniques is imperative for organisations to stay ahead. The volume of such data was estimated as 2.5 exabytes (one billion gigabytes) a day in 2012, which has been doubling every 40 months (Harvard Business Review). ‘Big data’ addresses such volumes of data where the velocity can be real time and are extracted from a variety of sources such as mobile phones, online purchases, social networks, GPS, electronic communication and instrumented machinery. SLASSCOM recently...

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