SLASSCOM Quality & Business Excellence Summit tomorrow

Organised by the SLASSCOM Quality Forum for the fourth time, the SLASSCOM Quality & Business Excellence Summit 2019 will be held tomorrow (14) at the Shangri-La Colombo, SLASSCOM announced in a press release.

The conference will focus on the importance of enhancing quality across organisations through quality engineering and business excellence and revolve around the theme “Accelerate End User Experience through Quality Engineering”.

The objective of the summit is to bring together CXOs and quality practitioners to position Sri Lanka as a destination for product engineering while developing enterprise capability through the adoption of international standards of quality, security, and governance. This conference will provide the opportunity for attendees to obtain the latest industry insights on how to improve their quality assurance practices further.

The SLASSCOM Quality Forum has been organising the Quality & Business Excellence Summit since 2010, drawing over 300 participants from the corporate sector each year. Along with the summit, SLASSCOM also organises hands-on sessions to enhance the skills of professionals in the industry. In addition, sessions are also conducted at educational institutions and universities to provide exposure for students and academia on opportunities available to them in the industry.

The summit this year will feature three key speakers spanning the IT and service sectors. Dan Cuellar, creator of the open source mobile automation framework Appium, will speak on “Lessons Learned in Creating a Successful Open Source Project”, based on his personal experiences at Appium. Dialog Axiata PLC Chief Operating Officer Dr. Rainer Deutschmann will share on “Learnings about Learning, How to Realise Continuous Improvement”. The summit will also feature Applitools Lead Technical Specialist and Evangelist Manoj Kumar, who will deliver his keynote on “A path to an Enchanting Experience: Testing for UI and UX”.

Post lunch, the proceeding will be conducted across two tracks covering process excellence and quality engineering.

The process excellence track will feature Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Dushan Dayaratne, Heshan Perera, and Kanishka Swarnaprabath who have been instrumental in the field of robotics, as well as Sanjeewa Alwis who is a leader in digital transformation and Mahesh Rao who has an extensive history in building and transforming security programmes for complex enterprises.

The quality engineering track will feature Dileepa Jayathilake, a pioneer in blockchain-based start-ups and products; Srinivan Sekar, a specialist in building automation frameworks; Christina Thalayasingam, who is an active contributor for test automation; and Dr. Rajitha Nawarathna, who was formerly at Walt Disney Imagineering.
The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) is the national chamber for the knowledge and innovation industry in Sri Lanka.

For more information about the summit and details on how to register, visit