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100 PERCENT INTERNET PENETRATION BY 2021: PALAK

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak said the government would ensure 100 percent internet penetration and 50 percent broadband connectivity for all by 2021. "We have already materialized programs like BanglaGovNet, InfoSarker-2 and impersonating the InfoSarker-3 program under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and close direction of

ICT IS OUR NEXT BIG ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION

The ICT division founded Startup Bangladesh-iDEA – a national entrepreneurship platform which would enable our country to innovate faster, create new opportunities, develop technical skills and help realize the vision of Digital Bangladesh. Recently, it hosted a round table discussion called Startup Circle with local entrepreneurs, startup community builders, telco,

THE IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA PARTNERSHIP

Bangladesh MBA Association, in association with Bangladesh Brand Forum, organized a discussion on September 30 at IBA Alumni Club. The theme of the discussion was “Academia-Industry Partnerships: Business Education Perspective”. Having some of the top leaders from industry and academia in the audience, the panel consisted of Abrar A Anwar, Chief

PROJECTING BANGLADESH’S DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN THE WORLD ARENA

When it comes to rank Bangladesh in terms of adopting digital practices in all walks of life, the position might seem like a bit disappointing to an average Bangladeshi citizen. However reputable global bodies which do credible rankings put Bangladesh in a list of breakout countries which is on the verge

SDGs would be achieved by means of Digital Bangladesh’s initiative: Palak

For attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), there is no option but to jump onto the bandwagon of digital revolution. Stressing on the need for having a digital revolution for developing countries like Bangladesh, Junaid Ahmed Palak, the State Minister for ICT of Bangladesh said that on the eve of September 20

THE AI POTENTIAL IN BANGLADESH

While to an average Dhaka resident, artificial intelligence seems like a loaded term that may conjure up images of a malicious Skynet system from the ‘Terminator’ movie franchise; the reality is not as ominous. The fact is we have been inherently using AI in our day-to-day life for the last few

‘THERE IS POTENTIAL, BUT POLICY IS NEEDED TO MAKE BANGLADESH A POWERFUL DATA HUB’

Organised by Data Center Professional Society of Bangladesh (DCPSB) and Data Center Infrastructure Consultancy (DCiCON), the two-day long Data Center Technologies Summit 2017 (DCtSUMMIT) hosted a number of panel discussions. On the second and final day esteemed industry experts got together to talk about Bangladesh’s potential for becoming a data

DCt SUMMIT 2017 ENDS BY BRINGING BANGLADESH CLOSER TO BECOMING A DATA HUB

Data Center Professional Society of Bangladesh (DCPSB) and Data Center Infrastructure Consultancy (DCiCON), with other partners organised Data Center Technologies Summit 2017 (DCtSUMMIT) on September 14 to 15. Co-organised by Ashrae Bangladesh Chapter and held at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in Dhaka For the second year, the two-day long conference

GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS THROUGH VENTURE CAPITAL FIRMS

Experts concerned at a seminar on August 23 said that the government should make venture capital investments only through venture capital firms as they have proper knowledge and expertise in disseminating such funds as against investing directly. “Government can provide matching funds and other schemes to the venture capital firms like

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