hSenid Mobile, a multinational telco-mobile software solutions provider hosted a workshop in collaboration with the Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering Department, University of Moratuwa on Tuesday October 01, 2013.
The workshop titled ‘Future of the Connected World’ comprised sessions on present-day mobile trends, future predictions and the potential of the mobile industry, the various career opportunities available in the IT industry and a one-on-one session with representatives from hSenid Mobile. CEO Dinesh Saparamadu was the keynote speaker of the event. The Head of Department Dr. Ajith Pasqual and other faculty also attended the workshop.
The workshop included the various R&D opportunities available and hSenid Mobile’s role in implementing the ‘internet of things’.
The final address of the session, conducted by CEO Dinesh Saparamadu, focused on career guidance and the various career options available in the information technology industry.
“As an undergraduate and soon a graduate, I continuously urge you all to question if it is a job or a career that you seek. While a career is driven by passion, a job is your usual nine-to-five drill,” said the CEO.
The event held was a continuation to the series of programmes hSenid Mobile intends to implement at university level. Earlier this year the company held workshops at Moratuwa, Ruhuna and Wayamba Universities and at Jaffna University in 2012.
About hSenid Mobile Solutions
hSenid Mobile engineers solutions that enable telecom operators to seamlessly connect to businesses. The platforms are designed to cater to and enhance business and social requirements of enterprise and consumer markets.
MillenniumIT, a leading technology solutions provider, has become the first Silver Certified Partner in Sri Lanka of Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking, transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate.
The Silver Certification recognises partners for their broad technical skills and is a reward for loyalty to Cisco, for capabilities in providing value-added services, and for a commitment to customer success.
Gladwyn Georgez, Head of Networking Business at MillenniumIT said: “As the only company in Sri Lanka to be a Silver Certified partner of Cisco Systems, based on local expertise, our new partner status is a great achievement for MillenniumIT. The award of this partnership level demonstrates our engineering expertise and our experience in providing our customers with the best solutions.
“It is also recognition of our commitment, dedication and investment in developing those skills by the worldwide leader in networking. As a Silver Certified partner of Cisco, our customers can now benefit from even greater returns on investments for product and service offerings from MillenniumIT.”
B. Raghavendran, Director, Partner Organisation, Cisco India and SAARC stated: “Partners are an intrinsic part of Cisco’s DNA, and the certification process substantiates the excellence that they demonstrate to truly become an extension of Cisco. We are extremely pleased to have MillenniumIT as our first Silver Partner in Sri Lanka.
With specialisations in Silver Partner, MillenniumIT has made an investment in delivering an integrated and customised technology solutions that today’s customers demand. This certification will differentiate them from competition, help them tap new businesses, enable them to evolve their business model and make them more relevant to their customers.”
Pyxle, the country’s award winning web and software solutions company specialising in creative internet business solutions was recently adjudged the Gold winner – Best Corporate Website category and Silver winner for Best Developer – by BestWeb.lk, the unique and innovative website competition organised by LK Domain Registry.
Bestweb.lk is an exclusive competition to select the cream of the local websites based on web traffic, percentage of votes garnered and chosen by a panel of elite, respected industry professionals. These prestigious awards honour the best websites in several categories setting the standard of excellence for website development.
“These awards have given us a mantle of honour, international recognition and third party endorsement that accepts us an industry leader,” said Presantha Jayamaha, Managing Director of Pxyle.
BestWeb.lk also recognised the Pyxle deployed multilingual DFCC Bank site, www.dfcc.lk, as the overall best website silver winner, which also won awards for the Best Sinhala and Tamil website respectively. The Pyxle-designed Hemas corporate site, www.hemas.com won a Merit Award under the Best Corporate Website category.
Established in 2003, Pyxle has over a decade of experience in helping organisations chart their online potential offering solutions that transform businesses. Pyxle’s development team builds websites that push the envelope in terms of innovation, service and development standards.
“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, these awards help us showcase our outstanding talent, validating our commitment to creativity and quality. We are extremely proud that our web solutions have achieved levels of excellence deserving of recognition by BestWeb.lk. These awards recognise our success to-date and we are excited by opportunities that are ahead,” added Jayamaha.
WhiteRAY is an IT startup founded at MIT Global Startup Labs 2013 by six passionate IT undergraduates with one vision. That is to use innovative IT solutions to enhance life in the communities around us. We as a company focus on social entrepreneurship and hope to contribute to the local community through our maximum potential.
The first product of WhiteRAY does not focus on solving major social problems like hunger or to find homes for the homeless, but it does aim to solve a very critical issue faced by every phone user in Sri Lanka.
So what is the problem??? Think a minute, have you ever faced a situation where you forgot your phone at home and didn’t realize it till you got to work? And to make things worse you were to receive an important call whose contact number you cannot remember, imagine how panicked you would be. What if you had a way to convey the message to that person to reach to you through a different number? CarelessDROID; the first product of WhiteRAY will serve all you careless people and make your life easy. Initially, the product focuses a niche market of Android phone users in Sri Lanka.
CarelessDROID is to be released in two versions addressing many other critical issues we all face in our busy lives. The first version would be released on 1st August 2013 marking the end of MIT GSL 2013 and the beginning of WhiteRAY.
Behind all the success of WhiteRAY stands the MIT GSL 2013 instructors: Amber Houghstow, Akanksha Midha, Dhaval Adjodah, Lashan Silva, Valerie Young and our very supportive mentors: Lasith Lansakara, Chanaka Wickramasuriya, Samith Wimalana.
Team WhiteRAY compose of : Achini Adikari (Chief Executive Officer), Nimesha Nishadi (Chief Technical Officer), Dhanushka Jayasuriya (Chief Operations Officer), Shamara Rodrigo (Chief Marketing Officer), Geethi Siriwardana (Chief Finance Officer) and Vidushi Liyanaarachchi (Chief Production Officer).
You can get more details via their Facebook page and on Twitter
WSO2 Sri Lanka recently held a CxO Forum to showcase its latest solutions for a connected business. The forum also highlighted WSO2’s existing product offerings and provided insight into its pipeline of enterprise solutions.
Operations and information heads representing a cross-section of industries such as apparel, telecommunications, IT services, finance and the Government sector were among the invitees that attended the session which was held at Cinnamon Grand on 10 July 2013.
WSO2 Founder, Chairman and CEO Sanjiva Weerawarana inaugurated the session by providing an introduction to the company and some snippets on the history of WSO2. Other senior personnel of WSO2 touched on different areas, explaining how WSO2 has re-aligned enterprise application development by providing comprehensive, data to screen open source products that span the entire breadth of service-oriented architecture (SOA), yet remain lean, inexpensive, and easy to use. The key highlight of the session was the introduction of WSO2’s recently formed mobile subsidiary, WSO2 Mobile, and its solutions in the enterprise mobile space.
Chris Haddad, WSO2 Vice President of Technology Evangelism, spoke about new IT in terms of how re-thinking, re-inventing, and re-organizing a company’s processes and middleware platform will help an organisation to deliver significant business value.
“Organisations are not single, vertical silos anymore… they outsource a lot of their different business activities to partners and we see that this is becoming increasingly possible as the connectivity cost decreases,” said Haddad. He said that WSO2 can support this “because we’ve integrated many aspects and we’ve taken a holistic approach towards how we can re-energise a company’s IT operations.”
He also noted that there is the opportunity now with increasing capability and sophistication of WSO2’s middleware platform and the concept of DevOps to satisfy an organisation’s broader business requirements.
“Today, there’s greater focus on enterprise IT because this facilitates change and aids the adaption to change,” commented John Mathon, WSO2 Vice President of Product Marketing.
He said that a key challenge faced by most companies today is the lack of resources to keep pace with the required changes in enterprise development and open source middleware has been able to meet some of these challenges.
“It’s been a great growth phase for open source; we’ve seen tremendous adoptions in recent years and many companies today are using open source middleware in their operations because it enables them to lower their risks, reduce costs, and adapt to new technology faster,” said Mathon, who was also a co-founder of Tibco Software.
Harsha Purasinghe, Founder and CEO of WSO2 Mobile, spoke about how mobile has become a crucial element in today’s enterprise where enterprises need to shift towards a mobile first strategy. He also elaborated on the potential challenges faced by enterprises due to proliferation of smart mobile devices, distribution of mobile apps, and challenges faced with building mobile applications for enterprise use. “Some of the key challenges of an enterprise today include the proliferation of devices, apps distribution and building apps, and WSO2’s enterprise mobile platform will help companies to overcome these challenges,” added Purasinghe.
The WSO2 Mobile team also provided a preview of its planned enterprise mobile solutions through a live demonstration of its enterprise mobile device management and enterprise mobile application management offerings. These products are due to be released at the WSO2Con event, scheduled to be held in San Francisco later this year.
The speakers also highlighted that WSO2’s key advantage is that all of its products are built on a common foundation – WSO2 Carbon, a modular, reconfigurable, elastic, OSGi-based architecture, which in turn ensures a solid base for building large-scale enterprise applications, as well as seamlessly integrating with legacy and existing applications.
WSO2 also hosts a variety of events such as webinars, workshops, conferences, and meet-ups for knowledge sharing and networking around the various open-source SOA and other business communities.