Talking to ObserverDaily Observer: The first ever Infocom initiative is organized in Dhaka. How you consider the event to bridge the cross border innovations?
Kali Krishna: Its really great experience for us here. As you know, InfoComm is leading the respective sectors in India through bridging innovations and knowledge. We have the top position as the largest Business, Technology and Leadership conference. The Dhaka summit brings difference to us as cross border initiative. The opportunities here are really impressing. The event is predominantly targeted at people who are at the core of these technologies.
Daily Observer: How this collaboration matters both for IInfocom and CTO forum Bangladesh's relationships and its movements with respective principals?
Kali Krishna: Both CTO Forum and Infocom's main objective is unique to showcase the ICT potentials of subcontinent to the world. Delivering business value is now high priority and entire transformation of people and processes in companies is crucial to success. With this collaboration, we will be able to create a stable platform in the SAARC region for interactive discussion on latest trends in technology.
Daily Observer: The summit announced to bring four SAARC countries together besides India. What is the challenge for Infocom to organize the event outside India?
Kali Krishna: It is not Infocom's first initiative out of India. We did a CIO connect program during August 2014 jointly with CTO forum Bangladesh where CIOs from India and CIOs from Bangladesh exchange their thoughts for larger benefit. Since the Tech Summit is the first initiative of its kind, we could reach out to only 5 countries and we expect larger participation in our future initiatives.
Daily Observer: How to develop the next generation for driving ICT innovation and how ICT innovation Drive Society? Brief according to your experience with Infocom?
Kali Krishna: The potential and capabilities of modern ICT systems are still growing exponentially fuelled by the progress in electronics, Microsystems, networking, the ability to master increasingly complex cyber-physical systems and robots, and progress in data processing and human machine interfaces.
Daily Observer: Would you share your part about the ICT industry and its potential here?
Kali Krishna: Bangladesh has placed poverty alleviation on the top of its development agenda. It is here that ICT has a critical role to play. It is for developing countries and especially the least developed among them to seize the opportunity and adopt ICT as a priority tool to fight hunger, malnutrition, illiteracy, discrimination against women, children, aged and disabled. The need to invest in ICT infrastructure and especially ICT human resources is paramount. The ICT sector of Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing sectors of its economy. ICT has been declared as the thrust sector by the Government. Regional knowledge sharing will help to boost digital vision here.