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SLASSCOM CXO briefing on future outlook of e-commerce to feature influential panel

In 2012, B2C ecommerce sales grew 21.1% to top US$1 trillion for the first time, according to new global estimates by eMarketer. This year, sales will grow 18.3% to US$1.298 trillion worldwide, eMarketer estimates, as Asia-Pacific surpasses North America to become the world’s No. 1 market for B2C ecommerce sales. Growing Internet penetration particularly on mobile platforms as well as developments in payment gateways, legal frameworks and delivery systems have created an eco system that is poised to finally deliver the full potential of e-commerce.     The SLASSCOM CXO...

Motorola/SLASSCOM sponsored Annual Inter-University Innovations Championship 2013 Launch happening this week

Motorola Solutions Lanka (Private) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Solutions Inc (www.motorolasolutions.com) of USA is organizing the 4th Annual Inter University competition for Computer Science / Engineering students of Universities and University affiliation colleges in Sri Lanka.   The 2013 competition has been re-structured and re-named to provide a much wider scope .The competition funded and mentored by Motorola Solutions under the umbrella of Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) invites the participation of those remaining as...

International expert warns local mobile applications industry that a weak approach to Intellectual Property could prove to be disastrous for emerging businesses and entrepreneurs

  Mobile Monday Colombo (MoMo) kicked off 2013 with a meet up on the 18th of February 2013 at the Bayleaf. Focus was drawn to the much debated topic in the world of mobile software in the recent past, that of ‘Intellectual Property’. “With the mobile industry seeing a growth in the application development sector with opportunities opening up in market for Android , IOS and Wndows apps, we felt this was a good time to address the issue of intellectual property” said Nayana Serasinghe –CEO of Dinota- who heads the Mobile and Telco CoE of SLASSCOM. “Dr...

SLASSCOM Salary and Benefit Survey 2013 Out!

  The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) together with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have published the SLASSCOM Salary and Benefits Survey for the third consecutive year. This report provides an in-depth analysis of the emerging HR trends and issues of Sri Lankan IT and ITES industry while providing a comprehensive understanding of the employee retention strategies executed by industry players.   The report also analyses wide range of job positions and the benefit packages offered by companies to retain employees. In addition to this, the sample...

Innovation key for success

  Innovation is the key towards success, thus for survival and growth, be it a country or a company it is important to innovate. The Managing Director of South East Asia Sales and Operations for Google Inc. Julian Persaud addressing the briefing at the SLASSCOM CXO Breakfast Briefing said that to innovation is based on culture and is the key reason why South East Asia is growing to be most innovative region. According to Persaud they at Google invest upon innovation. Google follow nine notions of innovation which have adhered to its success. Though it is a common view among most...

Secretary Defence attends 'SLASSCOM' Executive Briefing

  Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa attended the CXO Lunch Briefing of the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) held  this morning (20thMarch 2013). The session was conducted under the theme "Future Outlook for Urban Infrastructure Development in Sri Lanka", at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel in Colombo. SLASSCOM is the Sri Lankan IT-BPO Industry Chamber that acts as the catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan IT and BPO industry by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment,...

Jaffna Students meet the IT/ BPO industry

ComputerScience undergraduate students from the University of Jaffna at Eurocenter DDC. SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) organized a two day industrial visit for the Computer Science undergraduate students from the University of Jaffna. SLASSCOM facilitated this industry awareness visit for the second consecutive year as part of their capacity building initiative to bring Jaffna students to mainstream IT/ BPO industry. The students visited IFS, Virtusa, Euro Center, eCollege, Cinergix Research and Sabre Technologies on the 17th and 18th October 2011 during...

IT Academia visit the Industry: facilitated by SLASSCOM

Keith Modder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Virtusa addressing the IT professors during a industrial visit at Virtusa World Advance Technology Centre, Sri Lanka. SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) organized a successful industry visit for staff members attached to IT faculties from State and Private Universities. This is part of the SLASSCOM directlink Initiative to provide a platform for collaboration between the IT industry and the academia. A sound dialog and strong relationship between the academia and industry is essential to...

Future Careers partners official launch 2012

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) signed up with partner organisations to further strengthen and develop future careers, introducing ‘Future Careers Partner Program’ together with Strategic Partner – Vocational Training Authority (VTA), Virtusa, Pearson, IFS, Zone24/7, Millennium IT (part of London Stock Exchange),HSBC and First Source – Dialog. The official launch of ‘Future Careers Partners 2012’ was held recently at the Dialog Auditorium, with the presence of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Higher Education...

SLASSCOM to continue strategic partnership with EDEX for 9th Expo

SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies) renewed its strategic partnership with EDEX for the second year, for the forthcoming EDEX Expo 2012. SLASSCOM strives to create awareness on IT related new trends and employment opportunities among the youth through many faceted approaches to reach out to students, teachers and parents in many parts of the country. SLASSCOM has noted that while awareness on IT/ BPO industry is improving, there remains an awareness gap about employment opportunities in the industry. "All our endeavours are geared towards Sri Lanka\'s...

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