To embolden the advancement in technology, ICT Division Ministry of Posts, Telecommunication and Information Technology, Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) & Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority accustom a unique platform named “BANGLADESH ICT EXPO” to showcase the immense potential of Bangladesh ICT industry, especially in hardware sector and express the vision of manufacturing segment. Sustaining the custom, “Bangladesh ICT Expo-2017” was held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) with the theme of “Make in Bangladesh”. It was a three-day long session starting from 18th October, 2017 and commencing the conclusion on 20th October, 2017. The grand inauguration was commenced by honorable Planning Minister of People’s Republic Bangladesh Mr. AHM Mostafa Kamal.
Among different sessions, under i2i (Innovation to Industry) session-1, around 89 groups participated to apprise their innovative projects and finally among them 3 small businesses and 2 university projects were selected for distinguished and awarded as a token of recognition. It’s a matter of great pride that, Md. Sadad Mahamud (Student, Department of EEE, AIUB) conquered a position in the top 5 groups with an attractive project named “Watch IT: An Assistive Device for Speaking and Hearing Impaired”. He did this project under the supervision of Md. Saniat Rahman Zishan (Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Special Assistant, OSA, AIUB). This project immensely exhibited the commendable level of innovation where they come out a smart solution for listening and speaking of impaired persons. By using this device impaired person can minimize their communication problems with normal person and that can give imperative impact on the betterment of the society. Md. Sadad Mahamud received Microsoft Bangladesh Limited brand ambassadorship for next 1 year from Ms. Sonia Bashir Kabir (Managing Director, Microsoft Bangladesh limited). Also this innovation was selected for development under Datasoft Systems Bangladesh limited by Mr. Mahboob Zaman (Managing Director, Datasoft).
Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak (State Minister of Post, Telecommunications & Information Technology) along with Mr. Imran Ahmed (Chairman, Committee of Parliament), Mr. Shubir Kishor Chowdhury (Secretary, ICT) Ms. Hosne Ara Begum NDC (Additional Secretary, Managing Director, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority), made the event brighter with their distinguished presence.