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Four firms, one businessman win The Daily Star ICT Awards

  • Published at 10:44 pm November 18th, 2018
web-The Daily Star ICT Awards-2018
From left, Selim RF Hussain, managing director of Brac Bank; Syed Almas Kabir, president of BASIS; Shohorab Ahmed Chowdhury, managing director of Synesis IT Limited; Maliha M Quadir, founder and managing director of Shohoz.com; Syeda Kamrun Ahmed, co-founder of Bagdoom.com; Dr Gowher Rizvi, international a airs adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; AMA Muhith,  nance minister; Md Sabur Khan, founder of Da odil Family; Geeteara Sa ya Choudhury, chairperson of Graphic People Limited; Sonia Bashir Kabir, managing director of Microsoft for Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Laos; and Constantinos S Gavriel, general manager of Le Meridien Dhaka at “The Daily Star ICT Awards” at a local hotel on Saturday, November 18, 2018 SYED ZAKIR HOSSAIN

A total of 152 companies applied in five categories this year

Four local IT firms and one person have won “The Daily Star ICT Awards-2018” for their outstanding contributions to the ICT industry. 

Finance Minister AMA Muhith handed over crests to the winners at the event held at Dhaka’s Le Méridien on Saturday. 

Speaking at the event, the finance minister said: “Since the ICT sector growing very quickly, the government chose information and communication technology to spearhead the country's development.”  

Internationally reputed entrepreneur and founder of the Daffodil Family Md Sabur Khan won the ICT Business Person of the Year award. 

Of the winning firms, e-commerce siteBagdoom received the Digital Commerce of the Year award.

Graphic People Ltd won the ICT Solution Provider of the Year (International Market Focus) award.

The ICT Solution Provider of the Year (Local Market Focus) award went to Synesis IT Ltd, while the ICT Start-up of the Year award went to Shohoz.

Co-founder of Bagdoom Syeda Kamrun Ahmed, Chairperson of Graphic People Ltd Geeteara Safiya Choudhury, Managing Director of Synesis IT Shohorab Ahmed Chowdhury, and Founder and Managing Director of Shohoz Maliha M Quadir, received the awards on behalf of their respective organizations.

A total of 152 companies applied in five categories this year.

Microsoft Bangladesh and Brac Bank jointly organized the award ceremony, while Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) sponsored the event.

Among others, International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister Gowher Rizvi, Managing Director of Microsoft Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, and Laos Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director and CEO of BRAC Bank Selim RF Hussain, and BASIS President Syed Almas Kabir, were also present at the ceremony.