Businesses urged to adopt tech for growth

Staff Correspondent

22 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi on Thursday urged the business community to adopt technological innovations in their businesses to prepare the country for the fourth industrial revolution (4IR).

The advisor also stressed the need for development of skilled manpower to face the revolution while addressing the closing session of BASIS SoftExpo at International Convention City Bashundhara(ICCB) in the capital.

Forth Industrial revolution better known as IR 4.0 is an upcoming trend in the world where most of the activities will be happened through connected devices and emerging technologies.

PMO’s Principal Secretary Nazibur Rahman was the special guest at the panel discussion titled ‘Business Leadership Meet’ moderated by BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir.

BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir said the business entity have to focus on fourth IR as new technologies will bring revolutionary changes in the daily activities of people by couple of years.

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries President Osama Taseer said that the trade body has taken an initiative tiled Research and Develop in Bangladesh(RNIB) to prepare small and medium enterprises which represent 80 percent business in the city.

Incepta Bangladesh Chief Executive Abdul Muktadir said the pharmaceutical sector has been working with new technologies which can be explored by the local software firms.

Principle Secretary Nazibur Rahman said the government has been working with positive approach in technology as the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina envisioned Digital Bangladesh theme ten years ago.

Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) organised the fifteenth edition of SoftExpo in association with government’s ICT Division.