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MIT , ICT Division will likely to co-work on frontier tech: Palak

“MIT is one the best researcher institutes for the digital revolution in the globe and advanced research taking place in MIT Connection Science.

The advance cutting edge research happening in MIT Connection Science in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Big Data, IoT and other frontier technologies. Our government is committed to realize Digital Bangladesh and become a middle income country within 2021 by leveraging ICT. So, we need to focus on frontier technology now and we are very much keen to have an effective and sustainable partnership with MIT for joint research and application of the frontier technologies.

” State Minister for ICT, Zunaid Ahmed Palak made this comment on Saturday morning as chief guest of a workshop with title “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Digital Age”.

Stating the development and progress of ICT sector of Bangladesh over the last 8 years and expressing the desire of beecoming an innovation-driven nation, palak also said ‘The Government has undertaken a pioneering initiative titled Innovation, Design & Entrepreneurship Academy, that is iDEA under the revolutionary Startup Bangladesh initiative. This aims to create a successful innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital ecosystem. It will help create and foster Industry/Academia/Government partnerships to stimulate innovation, sustain transformational efforts, promote Bangladesh as a global hub for novel startups.’

Presenting the keynote on the topic, the MD of Connection Science of MIT, David L Shrier has introduced with the scopes and possibilities of developing an innovative and entrepreneurship culture and the way out of being a prestigious partner of digital economy.

David also took part to a question-answer session. Replying to a question regarding the ‘success rate of innovation model and how this sort of model from MIT could help us to increase the success rate’ Mr. David told that innovation is not a prototyping matter and no one can provide you assurance about absolute success rate of innovative model.  He remembered Thomas Alva Edison for his big leap by inventing electricity. But Alva failed for the 10 thousand times prior to get success. This is very much correlated to all innovations and without taking risk, no one can achieve success in innovation. If anybody wants to get 2/3 game changing ideas/projects over five year period, he(s) should start with 10 thousand ideas/innovations.

Secretary of ICT Division presided over the workshop while Additional Secretary of ICT Division Harunur Rashid, Additional Secretary of ICT Division Partho Prothim Deb, additional secretary of ICT Division Shushanto Kumar Shaha, DG of ICT Directorate Banomali Bhoumik, chief strategic advisor of ICT Division Jamil Azher,  Controler of Certifying Authority Abul Mansur MD Sharf Uddin along with some other senior officials of ICT Division, top leaders from industry, innovators and related stakeholders were present.

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