The second day of BASIS SoftExpo 2020, South Asia’s Largest ICT Expo ended with eventful exhibition of products and services, conferences, insightful sessions, and key industry leaders’ Meet-up. Among those, “CxO Leadership Meet” a unique and distinguished event powered by Brac Bank has drawn Chief Executive Officers of esteemed local and foreign organizations under single roof.
The purpose of the meet was to have a deep discussion on building an enriched Bangladesh. Kunitake Ando, Chairman of the University of Nagano in Japan and the former President and COO of Sony Corporation remarked, “We are at the verge of Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Information Technology is changing the way people live. Those who are better prepared with the changing trend of information technology will have better chance to survive and will subsequently move to the new steps of progress.
Sara Crossley, CEO of Simmi Technologies, said, "We have already begun to prepare the members of our organization for the Fourth Industrial Revolution." To attain this objective, we have taken an initiative called Research and Develop in Bangladesh.
BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir said, "Although we started many things late in Bangladesh, we were able to made a mark quickly because of hon’ble Prime Minister's prudent vision."
He dubbed the Bangali’s as quick learner and said “Apart from thinking about technology we are also building skilled manpower.” He also opined that the government has that positive approach to value technology.
At the program Top Ten companies from other verticals were recognized as ‘BASIS Top Ten Digital-Ready Company’ for successfully organizing B-2-B for session with BASIS member companies.
Other discussants of the session were Selim R.F Hussain, Managing Director & CEO, Brac Bank Limited, Faruque Hassan, Former VP BGMEA & President, Dutch-Bangla Chamber Of Commerce and Industries, Syed Nasim Manzur, Managing Director, Apex Footware Ltd, Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Managing Director & CEO, Mutual Trust Bank, Dr. Arif Dowla, Managing Director, ACI Limited. BASIS President moderated the panel discussion.
- Press release