Organized by SLASSCOM, supported by the Export Development Board (EDB), Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE),
Kandy IT/BPM Week is to be held from 10th to
12th of June.
Kandy IT/BPM week - An initiative to build regional skill capacity to support the growth of the country’s IT/BPM industry. The program will showcase ICT, entrepreneurial and Business Process Management (BPM) related knowledge sharing and awareness creation through thought leadership sessions and workshops.
This initiative will consist of five programs each focusing on target audiences varying from school children, exporters, entrepreneurs and university students. The Kandy IT/BPM Week will be held from 10TH -12TH June, it will comprise of the Future Careers Programon 10th June at Ranabima Royal College where the aim is to educate school children about the global and local IT/BPM industry, creating awareness on the wide range of job opportunities available within the sector. An Export forum and Entrepreneurship workshop is to be held on11th
June at Queens Hotel Kandy, targeting those who already run small and medium scale enterprises, aspiring entrepreneurs and others who are looking to start businesses.
A BPM conference will be held at University of Peradeniya for university undergraduates on the same day where presentations and case studies on career potential and developments in the BPM sector will be shared. AnITConference will be held on 12th June at the Peradeniya University where Sri-Lanka’s ICT industry thought leaders will address undergraduates from the University of Peradeniya and other State universities in Sri Lanka, providing them with a wealth of knowledge about the latest developments in the global and local IT/BPM Industry through practical insights.
Commenting on Kandy IT/BPM Week, SLASSCOM Chairman Mano Sekaram said, “The creation of ‘second tier cities’ would empower regional economy andwould see a paradigm shift from being Colombo-centric to being Regional -centric. Regional people will be able to reap benefits while living in their own households, allowing them to enjoy a far better standard of life”
In Sri Lanka, Jaffna, Kandy and Galle have potential to be developed as second tier cities so far, given the infrastructure already in place, current and planned development, their capacity to generate skilled workforces (through existing schools and universities), etc.