SLASSCOM to host People Summit 2024 ‘where ideas converge and innovations emerge’

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SLASSCOM Board Director Sampath Jayasundere and People Summit Chairperson Sharon Kern 

SLASSCOM’s People Summit 2024, bringing together industry leaders and HR professionals for a day of exclusive insights, collaboration and strategic planning, will serve as a pivotal resource for HR professionals to navigate the complexities of talent management and leadership in the currently challenging market landscape. 

A CXO Breakfast is also scheduled on the day preceding the conference, offering networking opportunities for C-level executives, thought leaders and decision-makers within the IT/BPM industry. This high-profile event aims to create an environment of open dialogue, idea exchange and valuable networking. 

Themed “Where ideas converge and innovations emerge,” the summit promises an emphasis on collaborative thinking and the emergence of innovative solutions in the areas of HR and people management. Attendees can expect tailored content, discussions and networking opportunities relevant to their roles. The conference will explore strategies for talent acquisition, employee engagement, leadership development and other HR-related topics within the context of technological advancements and industry trends.

Retaining talent 

The summit’s line up of speakers features both local and international experts outlining the latest industry trends. As highlighted by SLASSCOM Board Director Sampath Jayasundere, they will delve into the critical aspects of talent acquisition challenges and the evolving dynamics of talent development, particularly with the millennial workforce, addressing how to retain them within the local job market and in steering them away from seeking opportunities abroad. 

The future of HR 

Jayasundere emphasised the ongoing global shift towards digital transformation and the increasing demand for upskilling non-IT staff within companies. The summit will host a series of discussions on the HR technology landscape, aiming to explore effective strategies for equipping HR professionals with the necessary technological proficiency to navigate the digital era successfully. These include the transformative impact of AI on talent acquisition, ranging from automated resume screening to predictive hiring. Additionally, discussions will extend to envisioning AI’s influence on future HR roles, crafting employee advocacy and employer branding strategies in the Hybrid Era, implementing workforce reskilling and upskilling strategies in response to emerging technologies, and fostering a culture of innovation through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

The summit will further shed light on how digital platforms and collaboration tools can shape innovative projects and focus on assessing the digital readiness of companies and formulating strategies for the development of non-IT departments to harmonise with the evolving digital landscape. Jayasundere emphasised that amidst challenging times including the economic downturn both globally and in Sri Lanka, sessions will address critical topics such as innovation in mental wellness apps and platforms and explore the gig economy and millennial behaviours. This thought-provoking exploration promises to be enriched by discussions on establishing the right and conducive company culture.

Hsenid, as the Strategic HR Partner, brings in a wealth of expertise in human resources, aligning seamlessly with the summit’s focus on addressing key challenges and opportunities within the IT/BPM industry. Jayasundere highlighted that hSenid by sponsoring the event, underscores their commitment to social responsibility in developing our workforce to be well-equipped for the future. Top of Form

99x, will serve as the Technology Partner, playing a crucial role in aligning perfectly with the themes of innovation, collaboration and skill enhancement that define the People Summit 2024.