“INFOCOM 2023 explores the future of technology and business”

Bangladesh is gradually moving from a labour-intensive economy to a talent-driven economy and ICT technology is working as a key factor that has resonated in most of the sessions and even in the inauguration of INFOCOM 2023.

Salman F. Rahman, MP and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Private Industry and Investment, who attended the conference’s inauguration as Chief Guest, said,

“Despite COVID-19 and the lockdown, the economy was able to clock amazing growth. And this happened because Digital Bangladesh and the associated infrastructure were able to cater for the country and the community.”

Figure: INFOCOM 2023 brought experts from various fields to exchange ideas and discuss the latest advancements in technology.

6 sessions take place on the 1st day of the event including three keynote speeches, two panel discussions, and one fireside chat.

The first-panel discussion, “Technology on Purpose: Trust, Transparency, and Resilience,” was moderated by Tanjim Ferdous. The panellists included Selim RF Hussain, MD and CEO of BRAC Bank Ltd.; Mominul Islam, Managing Director and CEO of IPDC; Osman Haidar, Director of Business, IT Consultants Limited (QCash); and Mohammad Aminul Haque, Executive Director of Nagad Limited. This discussion highlighted the need for increased trust and transparency in technology to ensure its equitable usage for the benefit of all.

The second-panel discussion, “5G services in enterprises,” was moderated by Zafir Shafiee, Director of Bondstein Technologies. The panellists are Brigadier General Md Nasim Parvez, Director General (System & Services) at BTRC; Solaimann Alam, Chief Digital and Strategy Officer at Grameenphone; and Taimur Rahman, Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Officer at Banglalink. The discussion focused on how 5G technology will revolutionise industries and benefit the general public.

The last session of Day 1 was a keynote titled “Unleash the Power of Your Mind” by Harrish Sairaman, a life coach, hypnotherapist, and motivational speaker. The speaker said how experience helps individuals grow the power of their minds and how it can be helpful in today’s world.

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