Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy Sunday called upon the young information and communication technology entrepreneurs to generate their own innovative ideas to take the lead in the global ICT sector, reports BSS.
“My message to our BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) industrialist is find your own innovations and visions, find your ideas, find new technologies — don’t imitate, rather innovate,” he told the young IT entrepreneurs opening a two-day 4th BPO Summit at a city hotel.
Joy said Bangladesh’s next door neighbor India earned a global repute of being the “outsourcing hub of the world” making it difficult to others like Bangladesh to compete with them.
“Our BPO industry does not need to go head to head, and toe to toe with the largest Indian IT and BPO companies to try to imitate what they do,” he said. But, Joy said, the ICT industry was still very new and Bangladeshi BPO entrepreneurs should explore opportunities through their innovative ideas as “there are new and new services that are coming online that perhaps we have not even imagine”.
Posts, Telecommunications and IT Minister Mustafa Jabbar chaired the opening session of the meet, joined as well by State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak while when Bangladesh Association of Call Center and Outsourcing (BACCO) President Wahid Sharif delivered the welcome address.
ICT Division Secretary NM Zeaul Alam, Posts and Telecommunications Division Secretary in Charge Ashoke Kumar Biswas and Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Md Jahurul Haque also spoke.