Events held on the 5th day of SoftExpo 2010

On the last day of the SoftExpo 2010 on February 14, three seminars and two technical sessions were held at the venue of the expo at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.

The titles of the seminars were: i) Collaboration between Government, Industry and Academia in IT Projects: Defense – A Case Study ii) e-Commerce Readiness for SMEs, organized by BASIS and SME Foundation and iii) PPP: Relevant PPP models and cases for IT projects.

Titles of the Technical Sessions were: i) Agile Project Management and ii) Test Driven Development (TDD).

Lt. Col. S M Ashek Hossain, GSO-1 (Simulator), Army Training and Doctrine Command (ARTDOC), Bangladesh Army, presented the keynote paper in the seminar on “Collaboration between Government, Industry and Academia in IT Projects: Defense – A Case Study”. Mr. Rafiqul Islam Rowly, Managing Director, CSL Software Resources Limited, chaired the session while Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman, Pro-Vice Chancellor, United International University, and Mr. Fokhruz Zaman, Co-Founder and CTO, Millennium Information Solution Ltd. were the designated discussants.

Possibility of different modes of cooperation between the government, ICT industry and academia were discussed in the seminar.

Mr. Dilip Barua, Minister, Ministry of Industries, Government of Bangladesh, was the Chief Guest, and Mr. Aftab ul Islam, FCA, Chairman, SME Founmdation, was the Special Guest in the seminar on “e-Commerce Readiness for SMEs”, organized by BASIS and SME Foundation. Dr. M. Rokonuzzaman, Associate Professor, School of Engineering & Computer Science, Independent University, Bangladesh, was the keynote speaker. Mr. Habibullah N Karim, President, BASIS, chaired the session while Mr. Zeeshan Mahbub, Joint Secretary General, BASIS, and Mr. K. Atique-e-Rabbani, Managing Director, The Computers Ltd. and former Secretary General, BASIS were designated discussants.

Different barriers for implementing e-Commerce, especially for the SMEs were discussed in the seminar.

Dr. Moshiur Rahman, Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister on Economic Affairs, was the chief guest in the seminar on “PPP: Relevant PPP models and cases for IT projects”. Mr. Mustafa Jabbar, President, Bangladesh Computer Samity, chaired the session while Mr. Shafquat Haider, Director, BASIS and Managing Director, Ciproco Computers Limited, was designated discussant. Mr. Habibullah N Karim, President, BASIS, moderated the session.

Different models of PPP, problems and prospects of PPP were discussed in the seminar.

Mr. Fokhruz Zaman, Co-Founder & CTO, Millennium Information Solution Ltd. and Mr. Md. Emran Hasan, Co-founder & CTO, Right Brain Solution Ltd. were the Resource Persons in the technical session on “Agile Project Management”.

Mr. Zohirul Alam Tiemoon, Lead Trainer, BASIS OOP Programme, conducted the technical session on “Test Driven Development (TDD). Mr. Fokhruz Zaman, Co-Founder and CTO, Millennium Software Solutions Ltd. was also present in the session.

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