BASIS SoftExpo 2010: Seminar, iPhone Application Development

On the third day of the SoftExpo 2010 on February 12, one technical session, one seminar and one roundtable were held at the venue of the expo at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.

At 10:30 am the technical session on “iPhone Application Development” was held at Green View, BICC, Agargaon, Dhaka. The objective of the seminar was to build shared community, to encourage local ICT talents in sharing experience and grow joint venture initiatives for developing iPhone applications.

The panelists of the session were Mr. Fokhruz Zaman, Mr. Aman and Mr. Salahuddin. Mr. A.K.M. Fahim Mashroor, CEO, moderated the session.

At 3:30 pm a seminar on “Role of IT in Policy Formulation on Climate Change Adoption in Bangladesh” was held at Media Bazar, BICC, Agargaon, Dhaka. Prof. (Dr.) Modasser Ali, Advisor to the Prime Minister, was the chief guest of the seminar. Mr. Mihir Kanti Mazumder, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests and Prof. Naiyyum Chowdhury, Secretary, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences and Professor, BRAC University, were the special guests.

Mr. Sarwar Alam, Managing Director, The Decode Ltd. presented the keynote paper on the topic of the seminar. Mr. Akhteruzzaman Manju, President, Internet Service Providers Association Bangladesh chaired the seminar.

In the seminar knowledge sharing, Public-Private Partnership and collaborated efforts, discarding shy from technology were emphasized to take on the challenges of climate change.

At 6:00 pm a roundtable on “Industry Academia Partnership to Develop a Vibrant ICT Sector” was held at Windy Town, BICC, Dhaka. The roundtable was organized by BASIS in honour of WALCOM Delegates.

Prof. M. Shamsher Ali, President, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences and Vice Chancellor, South East University and Prof. Dr. AMM Safiullah, Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology were guests of honour. Mr. Habibullah N Karim, President, BASIS chaired the session.

The objective of the roundtable was to find ways of collaboration between industry and academia. Greater emphasis was given to the cooperation between the industry and academia for the development of the industry and enhancing skills and capacity of the students.

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