The 5th Bangladesh Innovation Summit was held on Saturday (Feb 18) at the BIAM Auditorium in Dhaka with the motto ‘Today’s innovation, tomorrow’s potential’. Organized by Bangladesh Innovation Forum and Rise Up Lab, the conference, for the first time marked more than thousand participants from home and abroad; some of them also joined online. More than 20 national and international speakers spoke in this conference in more than 10 separate sessions and two panel discussions.
Daffodil Group Founder and Chairman Sabur Khan and American International University, Bangladesh Pro-Vice-Chancellor Abdur Rahman were present as special guests on the occasion.
Sabur Khan said, people of this country always cherish their innovative power. But he called upon everyone to focus on their own work to develop this power. “If you do any work, you must have enough knowledge and there is no alternative to research and study,” he said. Sabur Khan expressed the hope that from the presence of this conference, someone might take some initiative in the future which will bring a new revolution in the whole world.
Abdur Rahman said, the fourth industrial revolution is now underway through information technology. Mobile internet, artificial intelligence and machine learning are the driving forces of the fourth revolution. He said prosperity of the future will be ensured by increasing efficiency of technology.
Vice-President of BASIS, Abu Daud Khan; CEO, Bdjobs.com, Fahim Mashroor; US-based leader of Amazon Web Services, Solution Architecture, Mohammad Mahdee Uz Zaman; Head and Associate Professor of the CSE Department at Manarat International University, Sharmina Zaman; Managing Director of Star Computer Systems Limited, Rezwana Khan; founder and CEO of Rise Up Labs, Ershadul Hoque; Chairman of Creative IT Limited, Monir Hossain; General Secretary and Country Representative of World Robot Olympiad Bangladesh, Redwan Ferdous; Partner Director of Httpool, Munaf Mojib Chowdhury; owner of ‘Hur Nusrat’, Nusrat Akhtar Lopa; founder of Scale Up, Tabinda Hossain; and the Working Committee Director of Women and E-commerce Forum, Rakiba Ahmed, also spoke on the occasion.
The program was moderated by young entrepreneur, Ashiq Khan.
About the program, President of ‘Bangladesh Innovation Forum’ Ariful Hasan Opu said, “We have arranged each session of this conference in such a way that participants can learn various essential topics such as robotics, artificial intelligence, metaverse, web 3.0, skill development, career guidance, business growth, job market preparedness, investment opportunities in Bangladesh enterprises, and women entrepreneurship.”
Bangladesh Innovation Summit convenor Mahmud Moosa said, this conference is for the fifth time; many of the previous participants are established today. He hopes that the learning of the conference will help young people to take new initiatives.
The summit is co-partnered by Women & e-Commerce Trust (WE) and Creative IT Ltd. Supported by Robust Research and Development Ltd, Star Computer Systems Limited, MMS Global Services, Wedding Style BD. Event partner is Events Fluent and e-ticketing partner is e-Soft.
– Press release