Grameenphone unveils Telenor Tech Trends

Staff Correspondent

9 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Grameenphone unveils Telenor Tech Trends

Grameenphone has unveiled five different technology trends found through a research that will shape 2021.

Telenor Research predicts the emergence of new technology to aid remote learning and changes to the virtual education eco-system in 2021.

As we move down 2021 where working from home is already the new normal, organisations will now focus on building capacity to use new digital tools, upskilling and data and cybersecurity.

All the five different technology trends were revealed through an event held on Monday at GP house in the capital, said a press release.

Bangladesh Telecom-munications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Shyam Sunder Sikder addressed the occasion as chief guest.

Shyam Sunder Sikder said, "The technology trends that are being forecasted will play a crucial role in guiding innovators, enterprises and experts in creating solutions that matter to citizens."

Head of Telenor Research Bjørn Table Sandberg virtually presented the keynote speech during the session.

"The pandemic has triggered us and nearly every industry around the globe to adapt at a rate once thought impossible," he added.

The past year has proved that digitalization will be key to tackling major societal issues and to facilitate new ways of working and living in 2021, said Bjørn Table Sandberg.

Speaking on the occasion, Grameenphone CEO Yasir Azman said, "These tech projections show technology and connectivity will play a pivotal role in ensuring our mental well-being, modernizing the education system to becoming a knowledge-based economy, promoting green-tech agendas, and keeping us safe in online space towards a better Bangladesh."

"In order for us to make it happen, we are committed to collaborating with the regulator, eco-system player, innovators and policy makers," he added.

Policy Advisor of a2i Anir Chowdhury, Founder of SBK Tech Ventures and SBK Foundation Sonia Bashir Kabir, Counselling Psychology, University of Dhaka Dr Mehtab Khanam, among other, were present as panel discussants.