Future is here! The event theme means big in three worlds. Yes, we are going to enter the largest technology carnival in South Asia. Someone descried it as an exposition outside. When the individuals enter the arena, the ideas turn on. The tech carnival tiled Digital World (DW) started at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital on February 9 and ended on February 12.
The mega technology event become crowded with the foot print of renowned Bangladeshi and international technology personals,
When anyone enter the DW arena, s/he get noticed the red carpet pavilion of BASIS (Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Service) just next form colourful gate.
BASIS President Shameem Ahsan looked very smiley and said confidently "We are going ahead. There is no barrier here. We are very proud to be a part of the greatest technology carnival in south Asia. In brief I can say that that is the match making centre for innovation and business together. Hope we will get result soon from this event,"
DW-2015 Convenor and BASIS Senior Vice President Russell T Ahmed did not agree to give any formal comment. "Look outside on first day afternoon. The wave of people ready to get touch with knowledge and technology due to country wide situation, "added the DW 2015 Convenor.
There are 4 parts of the arena are named according the language martyrs. That idea brought a difference environment.
There are some 120 private organizations and 100 government agencies exposed their innovations in respective field.
An announcement from a ministry to shift manpower to a country created over crow in the fair. At a time the authority closed the service from the centre. The issue is one of the talking tag of the event.
Besides, there were held some 20 seminars, 9 conference as well as 23 technical session for the community people. There is developed a technology experience zone with different tech gadhets as well as the internet bus by Google.
Google Developer Group (GDG) Dhaka Manager Arif Nezami told that the people are very curious about technology. They are waiting for new technology every day.
The crowd of Digital World proves that. There is no scale of age here. People from every walks of life attended the mega event. There was held the Women in Tech conference just after the inauguration of the event by Bangladesh cabinet' Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in presence of PM's ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Monday evening.
There is notable crowd in the Google session about Google in Bangladesh. The officials of Google HQ attended the panel discussion moderating by Bangladeshi Google Official VikiRassel. In the session, Google official urged community people to enrich content online.
The e-Governance part of the event lead by Access to information programme under Prime Minister's Office of Bangladesh.
"The main objective of the digital governance is service at mass's door steps. We are working together for build a preoperative Bangladesh.
For first time, we introduced Public Private Partnerships in every sectors. Digital World is one of the good combination of e-services form government as well as private sectors," A2i Project Director Kabir Bin Anwar told very confidently.
The main attraction of the second day were Ministerial Conference where Bangladesh got regional comments on technology progress of Bangladesh and set up a target. The first ever Titanium Conference held as a part of DW-15. The cloud camp conference held for 4th time in Bangladesh as part of DW this year. Cloud Camp Co-Founder Dave Neilson introduced cloud computing in every sector.
The mega event will go end with the attractive Award Night as well as CXO Night with top executives from private and government agencies. ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak introduced the first ever ICT Award in Bangladesh including technology reporting. The event ended last night, but the flavour of innovations and ideas will remain.
Bangladesh again proves, we can. The light will come through the innovations and the knowledge based society is not dream, it's near!!
Jannatul Islam Rahad is Staff Correspondent at The Daily Observer