EY GDS Sri Lanka joins SLASSCOM Automation Conference 2022 as Exclusive Platinum Sponsor 

February 9th2023; Colombo: EY Global Delivery Services (EY GDS) Sri Lanka — part of the global EY network of service delivery centers with a focus on innovation, technology and process improvement — joined hands with the Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies (SLASSCOM) as the Exclusive Platinum Sponsor of Sri Lanka’s largest intelligent automation conference. The SLASSCOM Automation Conference 2022 was a two-day hybrid event that recently concluded at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo.

The event themed “Digital Genesis — Reloaded 2022” was designed with a focus on how organizations can achieve sustainable automation through the use of intelligent automation (IA) and robotic process automation (RPA). This year’s event took on a larger, ambitious challenge to take Sri Lanka to the global stage by partnering with global automation.

The event’s theme and focus were delivered by an impressive line-up of EY GDS global leadership team members which included EY GDS Intelligent Automation Leader Nikhil Daxini (India) who spoke on the topic, “Make Business Automation Intelligent — A framework for RPA + AI + ML,” and EY GDS Digital and Emerging Technology Leader Prashanth Canagaghnanam (Sri Lanka) who shared his thoughts on, “Why do automations fail and how to prevent it”. Location Leader of EY GDS Consulting, Sri Lanka Joydeep Hazra shared current and future trends in the automation space, while EY GDS Consulting Intelligent Automation Lead Puneet Narang presented an insightful case study on, “How AI can automate the lending process.”

Commenting on the collaboration, Location Leader of EY GDS Sri Lanka Hariharan Padmanabhan said, “The need to harness technology and steering toward achieving sustainable automated virtual workforce through the use of IA is greater than ever before. As EY GDS, we strive to support the country’s technological transformation where possible. I would like to extend my gratitude to SLASSCOM for giving us the opportunity to be a part of an event that is aligned with the continued efforts of EY GDS aimed at opening new doors in the space of rapidly evolving digital landscape.”

Based in 21 cities across 10 countries, EY GDS is a truly global network of service delivery centers that deliver world-class, innovative, and strategic business solutions and services to EY member firms, service lines and functions across the globe. Supported by over 65,000 professionals, EY GDS continues to increase its presence in key markets while offering various career opportunities from technology consultants to qualified accountants.

EY GDS Sri Lanka helps the organization diversify in the Asia-Pacific region and serve as a nearshore center along with GDS Philippines and GDS India while opening the door to new opportunities and partnerships in the region. The company has ambitious growth plans to scale up its current operations to 1,000 professionals in Sri Lanka by 2025, EY GDS Sri Lanka continues to provide career opportunities to hundreds of talented local professionals to evolve with global industry trends despite the challenging economic context.