[text_big font_size=”18px”]The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) is the voice of the Sri Lankan Information and Communication Technologies “ICT” industries which is comprised of companies and ICT professionals representing Software, Hardware, Education and Training, Communication Services and Professional Service segments of Sri Lankan ICT industries.[text_big]
What is FITIS?
FITIS acts as the nucleus of five industry chapters of the ICT Industry namely;
- Hardware Chapter – Formerly known as SLCVA.
- Software Chapter – Formerly known as SLASI.
- Education & Training Chapter – Formerly known as ACTOS.
- Communication Chapter – Formerly known as LISPA.
- Professional Chapter – BCS and ISACA
Member Chapters of Federation of IT Industry Sri Lanka
All member chapters are operating under FITIS umbrella in order to promote, encourage, foster and protect the ICT industry as a whole. It provides a negotiating body and represents the industry to the Government of Sri Lanka and the instrumentalities thereof. The Chapters are also responsible for formulating and maintaining codes of conduct and encouraging high standards of performance throughout the industry. It develops the confidence and respect of the public in the industry, and to also create greater public awareness of the benefits are the essential roles of the industry.
The Sri Lanka Computer Vendors association (SLCVA) was established in the Year 1988 which now goes by the name FITIS Hardware Chapter. Companies concerned with the import, export, manufacture, and supply of digital computer systems, peripherals, and associated products etc are the members of this Chapter. Its major events and activities are the Annual ICT Industry Cricket tournament, IT Ball and ICT Legends night, ICT Industry Open Forums etc. The chapter enjoys the membership of 80 computer vendor Companies and governed under the Executive Council appointed at annual AGM.
The Sri Lanka Association for the software Industry (SLASI) was established in the Year 1992 which now goes by the name of FITIS Software Chapter. Companies concerned with software development, software related services etc are the members of this Chapter.Its major events and activities are Young Computer Scientist (YCS) competitions, Tech forum, Tech Eve , FAMOUS Awards, FITIS Job Portal, etc. The chapter has 50 members and is also established under a governing executive committee.
Communication Chapter consists of the companies which provides Internet, Internet related services, telecommunications equipment and Import/export/manufacturing/
The Association of Computer Training Organization (ACTOS) was established in 1992 which now goes by the name FITIS Education & Training Chapter. Universities and Training Institutes concerned with the Education and Training in the ICT industry and duly registered are the members of this Chapter. Its major events and activities are the national ICT Quiz (Under the pet name of ICT 20/20) , International Competency in IT (ICIT) jointly conducted with UCSC and Ministry of Higher Education and this Chapter consists of 30 ICT universities/ Training Institutes as members. It also has established under a governing executive committee.
ISACA (previously the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) is a world wide association of IS governance professionals. The association currently focuses on assurance, security, and governance and provides globally recognised certification in assurance (Certified Information Systems Auditor), security (Certified Information Security Manager), and governance (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT).
Software Chapter – President
Mr. Wellington Perera
Software Chapter – Vice President
The governance of the FITIS is based on a three-tiered structure.
At the pinnacle of this structure is the Executive Council of FITIS headed by the Chairman and is comprised of office bearers nominated by the respective member chapters.
The second or the representative tier is the Chapter Executive Councils elected by the membership of respective chapters.
The third tier relates to the administrative affairs of the Secretariat of the Federation headed by the Chief Executive Officer. He is responsible for the conduct of the business of the Federation under the direction the Executive Councils.