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4IR readiness to shape future generations: ACI chairman

Published: April 27, 2019 12:56:38 | Updated: April 29, 2019 14:55:25


The country’s existing stakeholders’ preparedness in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) will shape how they are remembered by future generations, said Anis Ud Dowla, chairman of ACI Group.

The scale of tech jobs will be overwhelming having economical, political and societal impacts, while many traditional jobs will give way to those suited to the day and age, he said.

The ACI chairman said this during a keynote presentation at the 2nd International Conference on Business and Management 2019 (ICBM) held at The Westin Dhaka.

Brac University’s (BracU) Brac Business School (BBS) organised the three-day event bearing the theme ‘Industry Focused Global Research Trends in Business and Management’ at the hotel.

The programme started on Thursday and was inaugurated on Friday, says a media release.

BracU Vice Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang PhD was present at the event as a special guest.

The conference was useful platform for sharing ideas and pairing current dynamics for it was an era of economic transformation, said the professor.

BracU is committed to forming a global portfolio, he said, urging the conference’s foreign participants to enjoy Bangladesh, citing that it was one of the dynamic and hospitable countries.

State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid is scheduled to attend the closing ceremony on Saturday (today), said the media release.

The conference includes nine invited and eight industry talks involving prominent academicians and industry practitioners.

ACI Limited is the platinum sponsor of the event while Abdul Monem Ltd, Brac Bank, IPDC Finance and Runner Motors Limited are the gold sponsors.

Mutual Trust Bank and bKash are the silver sponsors of the conference, said the press release.

There will also be four keynote presentations and 24 parallel sessions connecting about 250 participants, including over 40 delegates from Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Nigeria, India, Sweden and Canada, it said.

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