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Microsoft BD boss announces panel for BASIS election

  • Published at 06:11 pm June 18th, 2016
Microsoft BD boss announces panel for BASIS election
Managing director of Microsoft Bangladesh, Sonia Bashir Kabir, has announced a panel for competing at election of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), an apex trade body of information and communication technology (ICT) sector in the country. The panel titled “The Change Makers” led by Sonia Bashir Kabir, including other prominent figures from the ICT sector, has announced their beginning with the slogan “Members First” and the aim to bring about groundbreaking changes within BASIS and in the ICT sector of the country. Regarding the panel, Sonia Bashir Kabir said: “Digital Bangladesh is transforming our country and BASIS has been playing an integral role in it. We believe that BASIS members can be empowered to do more and overcome the challenges that our industry is currently facing. We admit that BASIS member organisations are suffering from different problems, and every day these reputed organisations are facing different kinds of challenges. We all know about these problems, but we haven’t seen any effort to solve them.” “It is not possible to bring sustainable development in the ICT sector without developing the member originations of BASIS. And to address these problems, 'The Change Makers,' a panel of software, ICT businesspersons and experienced entrepreneurs guided by respected senior and junior members of BASIS, have agreed to work in unison. With a message to bring change, we are expecting votes from the members. The new panel wants to establish Bangladesh as a country leader in global ICT sector,” she added. The main goal of the panel is to foster innovative, dependable and profitable software business, informed Sonia Bashir Kabir. The panel consists of general member aspirants Sonia Bashir Kabir (Microsoft Bangladesh Ltd), Mostofa Rafiqul Islam (Metronet Bangladesh Ltd), Sufi Faruq Ibne Abu Bokor (Evatix), Azmal Haq Azim (Digicon Global Services Ltd), Nazmul Kabir Chowdhury Sharun (Gonona Technologies Ltd), Sabbir Rahman Tanim (Third Bell Entertainment Ltd), Saidul Islam Majumdar Likhon (Majumdar IT Ltd) and associate member Zaman Khan (Zaman I