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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Bangladesh Section is going to organize “Smart City Initiatives- Bangladesh” on 24-25 September, 2019 at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Dhaka. IEEE is the world’s largest association of technical professionals with more than 4,23,000 members in over 160 countries around the world.

IEB, the support partner of the “Smart City Initiatives- Bangladesh”, is the most prestigious National Professional Organization of the country. The “Campaign for Smart City in Bangladesh” is an ongoing initiative which was launched by IEEE Bangladesh Section at the beginning of 2019. The slogan for the campaign is: “Smart thinking and smart technology for achieving a smart city for Bangladesh.”

Mr. Md. Atiqul Islam, Honorable Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation will grace the event as the Chief Guest of the Inaugural Ceremony. Furthermore, Honorable Deputy Minister of Education, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Mr. Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury, M.P. will be present as the Chief Guest of Closing Ceremony of the first day.

We are honored to present Dr. Saifur Rahman, Professor, Department of ECE, Virginia Tech, USA; Dr. Vincenzo Piuri, Professor, Department of Informatics, Universita’ DegliStudi di Milano, Milano, Italy; Dr. Ramakrishna Kappagantu, IEEE PES Governing Board MAL, IEEE MGA Board Member, and IEEE Smart Cities Steering Committee Member; Mr. C N Raghupathi, Sr. Vice President cum India Business Head of Infosys; Dr. R. Nagaraja, MD-PRDC and PES India Council Chair as the Keynote Speakers of this event.

Dr. Shaikh Fattah, Professor, Department of EEE and Director,Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering(INPE), BUET and Dr. Celia Shahnaz, Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section, and Professor, Department of EEE, BUET will present the road map for the campaign.Team Leads, Ambassadors and Team-Members from IEEE Bangladesh Section gathered from all over the country will present their updates on major areas of the Smart City Concept, for instance, Electricity and Power, Transportation, Education, Information, Communication, Security, Healthcare, Industry & Housing and Environment.In the other sessions, there will be key personnel and representatives from more than 40 government and non-government organizations, institutions, and industries.

Invited speakers, namely Hosene Ara NDC, Managing Director (Secretary),Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority; A S M MahbubulAlam, Former Secretary, BD Advisor, SDG Financing and Localization, UNDP; Rashedul Islam, Additional Secretary, ICT Division Bangladesh; Azadul Haq, CEO, MAX Group (Power); Md. Shahab Uddin, Managing Director, Teletalk Bangladesh Ltd.;Rabi-ul-Alam, CEO, EnergyPac Engineering Ltd.; S. M. Noor Uddin, Officer & Director, Summit Bibiyana Power Co. Ltd.; Mahmud Hossain, Chief Business Officer, Grameenphone; Reduan Hasan Khan, Head of IoT, Grameenphone; with other delegates including Munni Saha, Head of News, Bangladesh Institute of Journalism and Electronic Media; Engr. A K M. Mostafa Kamal, Executive Director (Procurement), DESCO, Bazlul Munir, Chief Engineer, PGCB will also be present at the ceremony to share their vision about the implementation of smart city in Bangladesh.

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