SLASSCOM signs MOU with WorkInSriLanka to promote brain gain

Committing to drive Sri Lanka’s brain gain efforts through a collaborative partnership, WorkInSriLanka (workinsrilanka.lk), the dedicated volunteer-based brain gain initiative in Sri Lanka signed their first MOU, with SLASSCOM. SLASSCOM, the Chamber for the ICT industry, facilitates trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouragement of research and innovation within the ICT sector by supporting the creation of a progressive national policy framework. WorkInSriLanka, a comprehensive brain gain effort, presently strives to provide information for highly skilled...

Thought Leadership Forum on Fostering Entrepreneurship: Creating a Supportive Ecosystem.

Fostering Entrepreneurship will be a key driver of the post war economic boom in Sri Lanka.Tech start ups such as Google,Facebook or even the NASDAQ listed Virtusa that were once start ups are now large global players. The SLASSCOM Thought Leadership Forum on Fostering Entrepreneurship: Creating a Supportive Ecosystem featuring a keynote address by Shruti Challa who is an Indian-American serial entrepreneur, adviser, and international public speaker seeks to under the underlying basis for creating a supportive ecosystem that fosters entrepreneurship.Ms.Challa’s visit to Sri Lanka has been...

CIMA-SLASSCOM process excellence forum, to be held on 13 September

The pursuit of excellence has driven people and business throughout the ages and history is replete with examples of people attempting to do things faster, more easily and with less waste. In a business context, this involves constantly streamlining processes so as to offer the best possible customer experience. The development of new models and channels has created new paths to optimising the way business is done, and in the fast-paced environment of today, the process of creating a product or service and getting it to the customer is continually evolving. The CIMA-SLASSCOM process...

SLASSCOM to host CXO Breakfast Briefing on “Impact of policies concerning the internet on innovation and economic growth”

The Internet is a portal of enormous opportunity. How a country exploits this opportunity to facilitate innovation and economic growth will ultimately determine the level of prosperity of its people. The SLASSCOM CXO Breakfast Briefing on “Impact of policies concerning the internet on innovation and economic growth” featuring a keynote address by Ann Lavin-Director, Policy and Government Affairs, Greater China and Asian Growth Markets, Google, seeks to learn from the successes and failures of the implementation of policies concerning the internet around the region and its impact on innovation...

Pramod Bhasin joins SLASSCOM Advisory Board

Pramod Bhasin, Founder and Vice Chairman, Genpact and Chairman, the Skills Academy, India has joined the Advisory Board of the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM). Pramod founded Genpact - formerly GE Capital International Services, in 1997 and was the President...

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CIMA knowledge fast forward

CIMA knowledge fast forward is a knowledge sharing initiative which strives to improve the conceptual clarity of the business community with regard to a core management/financial accounting or business related knowledge area, describing the concept, and explaining how it applies in practice.   SSCs in Sri Lanka: next steps Intellectual capital: optimising performance in SSCs, jointly organised by CIMA, SLASSCOM and Loughborough University, recently brought together key stakeholders in the shared services and BPO field to take a closer look at the developments, challenges and...

“International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) launch Sri Lankan Chapter “

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) a 200,000 plus member strong global standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession launched its Sri Lankan Chapter at a glittering ceremony at Colombo’s hottest new venue The Kingsbury amidst a large gathering of outsourcing industry professionals.IAOP Sri Lanka Chapter will function in close collaboration with the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM).Event partners were Tata Communications and Orion City.    Jayantha Fernando, Director/Legal Advisor to...

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SLASSCOM Legal CoE to share insights on global anticorruption compliance

As a service to the local business community, the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) Legal Centre of Excellence is hosting an introduction to international anticorruption compliance specifically tailored to the concerns of local firms exporting or looking to export to the international market.   It will be held on 20 February from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dialog Auditorium, Excel World Entertainment Park, 338 TB Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10. The presenter will be Albert Kim is Legal Director at LegalBase. Albert is a US-licensed lawyer and former US...

Sri Lanka’s importance as a knowledge hub reinforced as HSBC Securities Services Operations in Sri Lanka to grow

Sri Lanka’s importance as a knowledge hub and source of talent for the finance and accounting industries was underlined recently in a meeting between HSBC, the Sri Lankan Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).   Together, these organizations are determined to raise awareness of the opportunities in Sri Lanka for new graduates and also to professionals who have moved away to further their careers but who now want to return home. ...

Enabling Sri Lanka Tourism 2.0 and beyond

In keeping with the projected demand, the tourism sector of Sri Lanka has set an ambitious growth target of 22,500 additional hotel rooms by 2016 – a required CAGR of 7.4%. While a few large hotel chains have entered the market, many mid and small tier operators (20-100 rooms) are opening properties at a rapid pace.   Destination management companies are actively looking to enhance their strategies to position the unique product we have to offer the world and compete aggressively with other Asian options. Positioning Sri Lanka as the best option in front of our target market...

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