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Innovation Session | Two Years at a Startup

Blog 14 February 2019

Software Engineer Ashan Dhananjaya – in his Innovation Session talk – shares his experience of working in a startup for two years and gives an insight into the valuable lessons learnt though the failures encountered while providing useful pointers on what to do to avoid such hurdles. Watch the full video below;

Using Technology to Get Inside Your Customers’ Heads

Sysco LABS 2 May 2018

In the age of information, businesses both large and small are using data and metrics to gauge engagement, gain insights and track conversions. However, social media metrics seem to lack meaningful context. They tell you the “what” but not the “why” or the “how”, as they provide primarily quantitative metrics on interactions. With the use

Salesforce and Customer Support

Sysco LABS 2 April 2018

Your relationship with your customers is the backbone of any company’s success, and it’s your support team that maintains that relationship when times are tough. A customer will only call support if they have a problem, and how that problem is resolved could be the difference between fallout and loyalty.  Given the importance of the support role, it’s critical to empower your

International Women’s Day at Sysco LABS in Partnership with Microsoft

Sysco LABS 27 March 2018

To mark International Women’s Day, Microsoft launched the #MakeWhatsNext campaign and co-hosted a forum alongside Sysco LABS at the Sysco LABS headquarters in Colombo 7. The event illustrated the changing workplace roles of women, and the importance of young women pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Over a 100 people—from daughters and

Salesforce Lightning and the Smart POS

Sysco Labs 23 March 2018

Salesforce is the world’s largest Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system with customers of enormous scale including Adidas, KONE, The US bank and AWS. But what is it that makes them the leader? Put simply, you’d be hard pressed to find a platform as feature rich as Salesforce.  So, many major companies turn to CRM to streamline their customer management, from approaching potential customers, managing leads and closing deals, to keeping existing customers happy. In the restaurant industry Smart Point of Sale (POS) systems

The Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business and the World

Sysco LABS 27 February 2018

The year: 2018, the technology: Blockchain. This revolutionary technology is changing the way that humans have transacted since the beginning of time, disrupting established norms like buying, selling and borrowing and breaking down barriers which restrict and threaten the freedom of trade.   Today, humans still rely heavily on large intermediaries of centralized institutions such as banks, governments, big social media agencies and credit card

Distributed Computing

Sysco LABS 12 February 2018

Malinga Perera from the Sysco LABS Data and Analytics team talks about Distributed Computing including ETL Frameworks and Apache Storm as an ETL Tool. Watch full video, below:  

Cyber Security and Cloud Computing

Sysco LABS 12 February 2018

In this Innovation Session, Keet Sugathadasa delves deep into cyber security and talks in detail about security best practices, analyzing and breaking encryption schemes, hacking and how it plays out within the Sri Lankan legal system. Watch full video below:    

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