Following the success in Jaffna and Kandy, the Galle IT-BPM Week is gearing up to take place during the first week of July. Organized by SLASSCOM together with the Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Education and the Information Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka, the IT-BPM week will be held from the 4th to the 7th of July 2018. The event will also have a number of universities joining. As such, SLIIT and IIT will be joining the Galle IT-BPM Week as Coverage Partner and Education Partner respectively.
What is the purpose of the Galle IT-BPM Week?
The three-day event is all about building regional capacity to support the future growth of the industry. Focusing on Information Technology and Business Process Management, the Galle IT-BPM Week is the third of the SLASSCOM IT Week series. The Galle IT-BPM Week is expected to help SLASSCOM’s vision for 2022 and beyond. In case you didn’t know, SLASSCOM’s 2022 Vision is to increase revenue from the IT-BPM industry to $ 5 billion and create 200,000 new jobs in the sector.
A few of the other goals that SLASSCOM has for the Galle IT-BPM Week include encouraging school students to select IT/BPM/Entrepreneurship as a future career and raising awareness on the importance of ICT among educators. Lastly, the goal is also to inspire society and the educational ecosystem on the importance of innovation.
For Educators, by Educators
Kicking off on the 4th of July is the Educators workshop. Scheduled to be held at the Long Beach Hotel in Galle will focus on sharing knowledge and experience on the latest trends in technology and innovation. It is aimed at over 200+ school teachers and school principals. The workshop would cover topics such as the latest updates in the IT-BPM Industry, career opportunities and creative education programmes being introduced to the education system.
Further, it will also highlight the importance of creativity and technology in education, and talk about the female factor in the technology industry. The workshop will focus on how entrepreneurs and startups are changing the dynamics of the Sri Lankan IT-BPM industry. It will also focus on how teachers can come up with new innovative methods to guide students to think in a more creative manner.
Creating more awareness for Students
There’s no real benefit of having teachers who are well versed in the latest IT trends if they have no students to teach. This is where the Students Awareness Programme comes into play. Aimed at over 2500 students, the programme will be about encouraging school students to choose IT and BPM as a path for their future career.
The workshop will consist of a futuristic tour into the digital age, drawing inspiration from the IT-BPM Industry and also have a number of IT-BPM professionals talking about what motivated them to select IT, their career path today and their future aspirations. All of these will be quite beneficial to students who are looking to go along a path in IT or BPM.
The ReadMe team will also be headed to Galle IT-BPM Week. As such, you can rest assured that we will bring you all the happenings from the Galle IT-BPM Week as and when they happen. All you need to do is to stay tuned to our Twitter and Instagram feeds. If you want to learn more about the Galle IT-BPM Week, you can click here.