Living on the edge: 5 Reasons why edge services are critical to your resiliency strategy

Views - 1 Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

By Kyle York When it comes to computing, living on the edge is currently all the rage. Why? Edge computing is a way to decentralise computing power and move processing closer to the end points where users and devices access the internet and data is g

Artificial Intelligence and the future of consumption

Views - 1 Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

By Anjana Pillai The year is 1816. Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley are spending the summer with Percy’s best friend, the poet Lord Byron. Lord Byron proposes that they all amuse themselves by each coming up with a ghost story. What Mary drea

The $ 1 trillion question: How can efforts to digitally transform businesses succeed?

Views - 1 Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:00

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China: While enormous resources are being spent on digital transformation programs by the private sector, the results are underwhelming. Today, the World Economic Forum launched a report to help senior executives avoid

The purpose of purpose: Why does it matter to the consumer?

Views - 63 Tuesday, 4 September 2018 00:00

It is now beyond doubt that purpose is critical for branding and how brands perceived as meaningful are benefitting from significantly higher share of wallet globally. The Millennials are also being referred to as “pro-social” or even the “purp

Adding value in tough times: 6 points for businesses to ponder

Views - 235 Tuesday, 4 September 2018 00:00

Even the most cursory look at the headlines over the past few weeks reveal certain trends. The falling rupee, rise in fuel prices and other financial factors have dampened consumer sentiment. The latest business confidence index is reported to be at

PwC’s Academy Masterclass on Strategy Execution in Emerging Markets with Prof. Susan Lynch

Views - 27 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Every company has big and bold growth ambitions in any given economic condition. Senior executives are tasked to craft growth plans to cater to the demands of stake holders, hence they focus on creating the most optimistic corporate plan for their co

SriLankan Airlines launches Employee Assistance Centre to provide guidance for staff

Views - 17 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

SriLankan Airlines achieved yet another milestone in Sri Lanka’s corporate sector when it became the first organisation in the country to launch an Employee Assistance Centre (EAC), which offers professional guidance and counselling for employees t

Brands cannot be what their leaders are not

Views - 184 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:49

Brands are just as much about people as they are products. In fact, some of the most iconic brands are people who have found and embraced their sense of purpose, and, in turn, made a dramatic impact in their time and place. Think, for example, of the

Astron MD/Chairperson Marise Deckker selected Best Woman Corporate Leader 2018

Views - 22 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

Women in Management (WIM) in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) a member of the World Bank Group selected Marise Deckker as the Gold Award recipient for the Best Woman Corporate Leader of the Year at the ‘Top 50 Profession

INSEE upgrades managers with advanced course in strategic management through Glo-Bus simulation

Views - 338 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

Ensuring that the INSEE team is well equipped to face the dynamic and challenging business environment is an ongoing endeavour for Sri Lanka’s leading manufacturer of cement. INSEE Cement, Sri Lanka recently started an Advance Course in Strategic M

Ashani Jaysinghe-Dabare wins ‘Women Leadership Excellence Award’ at Sri Lanka Best Employer Brands

Views - 17 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

The World HRD Congress – an organisation connecting senior front-runners in HR and leadership to share best practices recently awarded the ‘Women Leadership Excellence Award’ at Sri Lanka Best Employer Brand Awards 2018. The awards celebrate em

Sajith Wickramaarachchi joins LAUGFS as Director/Chief Human Resources Officer

Views - 26 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

LAUGFS Holdings, the diversified Sri Lankan conglomerate, recently appointed Sajith Wickramaarachchi as the Director/Chief Human Resources Officer to steer the Group HR function. Sajith joined LAUGFS Holdings from Ceylon Biscuits Limited, where he h

Warriors who fight for a larger purpose

Views - 119 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Are women more naturally inclined to cooperation than men? Sulochana Sigera’s impassioned statement at last week’s Women in Management Awards seemed to suggest so. Addressing the under-representation of women decision-makers, Sigera pointed to th

Fifth intake for Leadership Academy now on

Views - 17 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Deepal Sooriyaarachchi, the consulting partner of Results Based Leadership Organization USA recently concluded the fourth intake for the Leadership Code Based Leadership Academy held over four days at Cinnamon Grand

CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2018 on 28-29 August

Views - 189 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka will hold its annual flagship conference, the CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit, on 28 and 29 August, at the Hotel Shangri-La, Colombo.

Doing the correct thing in the right way

Views - 30 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:00

In a recent interview with Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) Senior Vice Chairman A.R. Rasiah, he shared his simple version of Corporate Governance which is ‘doing the correct thing in the right way’. To do the right thing is important, but

Leading your Leaders: An innovative training program by JASTECA Institute of Management

Views - 16 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:00

JASTECA Institute of Management announces a day’s training titled ‘Leading your Leaders’. “Whether you were born a leader or have had leadership thrust upon you, you’re in for a whole new set of challenges when managing other leaders. Thin

SLID Independent Directors Forum says silence in the boardroom not a solution

Views - 61 Thursday, 9 August 2018 00:00

Recent corporate governance failures suggest that there may be a problem with how businesses are run and how directors behave in the boardroom. The common thread that runs through these corporate fiascos is the failure of corporate governance control

Lessons from the cave for CEO Communicators

Views - 56 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

By Yukthi Gunasekera There were two CEOs involved in the recent Thai Cave Rescue: The football coach Ekkapol Chantawong (Ake) and the head of the rescue mission Narongsak Osotanakorn (Oso). There are important lessons in CEO Communication – esp

Changing lives through NLP

Views - 65 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

Viswanathan Natarajan (Natty), a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) coach from India, visited Just In Time Group (JIT) recently to help coach the senior and middle management. Natty was invited to coach Just In Time Group by JIT CEO Chrishan Mendis.

Eminent speakers, business leaders to address CPM Regional Management Conference 2018

Views - 259 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

The country’s foremost management event, CPM Regional Management Conference 2018 (CRMC 2018), organised by the Institute of Certified Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (CPM Sri Lanka), is to take place from 4-5 September at The Kingsbury Hotel, Co

KPMG Family Business and Board Governance team on ‘Tackling the Next Wave’

Views - 165 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

KPMG Sri Lanka hosted a workshop for family business owners on 13 July at Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The event, which

LNBTI organises guest lecture on Japanese-style business principles

Views - 30 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

Lanka Nippon BizTech Institute (LNBTI), Sri Lanka’s only Japanese-based technology university, will be hosting International

John Mattone enthrals Sri Lankan corporates

Views - 21 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Over 1,000 corporate professionals and 300 CEOs witnessed a riveting and interactive master class in leadership and corporate

Dealing with the absence of independence in the boardroom

Views - 140 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Good boardroom decision-making can be facilitated by appropriate policies and processes. However, even when combined

Inclusive leaders to vanguard management industry: British Council Country Manager

Views - 113 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

By Maleesha Sulthanagoda During the 17th Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Management Institute, UK (CMI) Sri Lanka Branch held on Thursday (21), Ambeon Capital CEO Murali Prakash was elected as President of CMI SL. British Council Sri Lanka C

IPM conducts MDP for senior management of Regional Development Bank

Views - 18 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka, the nation’s leader in human resource management, inaugurated a customised Advanced Management

CMA Conference ‘Integrated Reporting – Future of Corporate Reporting’ a must for corporate leaders

Views - 103 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

CMA Global Management Accounting Conference on the theme ‘Integrated Reporting – Future of Corporate Reporting’

Integrated Thinking for Business Leaders and State Institutions by int’l experts at CMA Conference

Views - 58 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

CMA Global Management Accounting Conference on the theme ‘Integrated Reporting – Future of Corporate Reporting’

CMA Sri Lanka qualified management accountants deprived of applying for Government jobs

Views - 216 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

Following is a statement issued by CMA Sri Lanka on CMA Sri Lanka qualified management accountants being deprived of applying for Government jobs, contravening approval granted via Cabinet decision of September 2014

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STEAMing STEM – Moving from horoscopes to telescopes!

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Walking into an inventors’ exhibition should give one an experience similar to an immersion into the future. The world change with inventions and inventors lead the change. The creativity displayed is an indicator of the creativity of the society f

There is smoke in the eyes of those who do not want to see!

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Shyamon Jayasinghe, a former citizen of Sri Lanka, now living in Victoria, Australia, writing to Daily FT in a Guest Column article has given an old college try at the President of Sri Lanka by announcing about a cloaked portentous writing on the wal

Modi celebrates birthday whilst making India strong – Lesson for SL

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The Indian Prime Minister celebrated his birthday earlier this week in the backdrop of India growing at a blistering performance of 7.1%. The January-March quarter saw the highest GDP growth in the last seven quarters with India becoming the sixth la

Maximum Residue Level: Dilemma of agricultural product exporters in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Due to increased emphasis on consumer health, majority of developed countries such as EU, Japan and the US insist on MRL testing of food items which has to be done by the exporter. The Codex Alimentarius Commission which is an inter-governmental bod

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