Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak on 11th February said the country’s ICT Division was eager to work with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of the United States on frontier technology. Frontier technology is a premier systems integrator and enterprise computing provider specialising in bespoke IT infrastructure, data management, business continuity and access solutions. The state minister said that the country now needs to focus on frontier technology to further promote the country’s ICT sector where they are very much keen to have an effective and sustainable partnership with MIT for joint research and application of frontier technologies. He made the observations while speaking as the chief guest at a workshop titled “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Digital Age” at ICT Tower in the city’s Agargaon, said a press release issued by ICT Division. Secretary of ICT Division Shyam Sunder Sikder presided over the workshop. The programme was attended, among others, by Managing Director of Connection Science of MIT David L Shrier, additional secretaries of ICT Division Harunur Rashid, Partho Prothim Deb and Shushanto Kumar Shaha, Director General of ICT Directorate Banomali Bhoumik and chief strategic advisor of ICT Division Jamil Azher. Mr Palak said MIT is one the best research institutes for the digital revolution in world and advanced research. The advance cutting edge research is happening in MIT Connection Science in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Big Data, IoT and other frontier technologies, he said, adding that the country would benefit from such technologies if joint work with the institution could be ensured. Managing Director (MD) of Connection Science of MIT David L Shrier highlighted the scopes and possibilities of developing an innovative and entrepreneurship culture and the way out of being a prestigious partner of the digital economy.