Meet Bangladesh's future Mars explorer

When Dr. Asharaful Amin, associate professor and chairperson of Computer Science and Engineering Department of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), started to teach Robotics as a minor course for undergrad students, he did not expect much from his students. “Study of robotics in Bangladesh is still in its infancy. Our software-based job market offers little for a robotics graduate. In the beginning, very few students wanted to take this course.”

Tech Talk / Igniting digital transformation

Digital transformation is about reimagining how you bring together people, data and processes to create value for your customers and maintain a competitive advantage in a digital-first world. We spoke about how digital transformation is going to impact businesses and what Microsoft is doing in Bangladesh with Ralph Haupter President, Microsoft Asia and Corporate Vice-President, Microsoft. Here's the gist:

Shifting to the small screen

In an era where everyone is glued to their smartphones, it is only logical for marketers to spend increasingly more in small screens. Even in India, digital marketers are spending more than 62% of their marketing budget on small screens now. The trend in Bangladesh is heading that way too. We got to talk with George Chua, Director at Axiata Digital Advertising which is the digital advertising arm of Asian telecom giant 'Axiata Group Berhad'. He shares his view on mobile advertising and what future it holds in Bangladesh.

Helping Bangladesh to move with its digital transformation roadmap

Bangladesh is a fast-growing economy, with a steady GDP of 7.1 percent; second highest in terms of growth rate in the world.

Bikroy: More than an online classifieds site, Bangladesh's one of the most popular online classified site, has been operating in Bangladesh for the last four years and already it has been become a buzzword amongst urbanites. We talked with Misha Ali, Director Marketing of Bikroy. This UPenn grad talks about how online classifieds have been shaping in Bangladesh and what bikroy has to offer for the mass. Here's the gist:

Download yourself into a server: Huawei’s futurecast

The plan is to store you on a computer database. Yes, you read that right. Your entire consciousness is to be stored so your future generations can have a conversation with you. I talk to Kevin Ho and Clement Wong about Huaweis futurecast at CES2016 in China.

Bringing the next billion

Shameen Ahsan, the exiting President of BASIS, talks about his tenure and all the initiative of BASIS in an one-on-one interview with BYTES

Tech Talk / & Net Neutrality: What Facebook has to say

Markku Makelainen, Director of Global Operator Partnerships of Facebook sat for a very brief yet exclusive interview with BYTES and talked about Facebook &'s stance on Net Neutrality.

Meet the new Microsoft

Microsoft turned 40 on April 4th this year and on the occasion we had an opportunity to speak with Sonia Bashir Kabir, the managing director of Microsoft Bangladesh. Sonia shared Microsoft’s vision, future direction and upcoming plans with BYTES.

Cloud, Security & Government: What's coming?

Mohammad Zaman is an experienced IT strategist with decades of experience on Governance framework, business revenue and IT cost alignment with optimal resource utilization.