Organized by the “Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) project” of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the ICT Division, a daylong online training program on ‘Big Data’ held on June 11.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak inaugurated the program through online.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak attending as a chief guest on the occasion said, Bangladesh is the 8th most populous country in the world where about 17 crore people are constantly generating data. “Data” is being considered as the most valuable resource in the world now. The more information a country or nation has and is able to process and analyze it properly, the more wealthy that country or nation is said to be”.
More than 10 crore mobile phone and internet users are available now in the country and more than 16 crore SIM cards are being used where there are millions of computer users including around 4 crore smartphone users.
“The government in this current crisis is trying to provide education to about four crore students and provide primary health care to 17 crore people by using online technology from March 2020 till now, in the last 3 months.
Our main objective should be to enable the country’s researchers, inventors, and entrepreneurs to use the country’s data to provide new services. He also highlighted the need to use Frontier technology,” told Palak.
He also added that through Data Analysis, it is possible to initially estimate the number of affected areas in Corona situation or the number of symptoms is high and the number of areas may increase next to have a strong ability to Data Analyze.
Also the Senior Secretary of ICT Division N M Zeaul Alam and the Executive Director of BCC Parthapratim Deb were the special guests on the opening ceremony.
Speaking to the occasion Zeaul Alam said, Data-based policies are more sustainable and effective. So whenever we talk about creating evidence-based policy, we need to increase data resources and pieces of information. The more we improve in data management, the better our policies will be.
Supporting the comment on Zeaul Alam, Parthapratim said, one of the resources of the modern age is information or data. This is very important all over the world now. Overall, it has a significant role to play in the world economy.
This training focuses on Making sense of Bigdata, Bigdata and Smart Analytics, and how can we harness opportunities in Bigdata as topics.
Moreover, iDEA Project director (Additional Secretary) Syed Mojibul Huq, Deputy Project Director (Deputy Secretary) of iDEA Project Kazi Hosna Ara with other officials including Data Science student at the University of Queensland in Australia & Deputy Commissioner (Tax) of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) Md Abdul Bari, Lecturer in Big Data Analytics of School of ICT at Griffith University Dr.Saiful Islam and Founder and CEO of Technohaven Company Limited Habibullah N Karim joined the training and spoke on the occasion.