International Event


INFOCOM, India’s leading Technology, Business and Leadership Conference and an international platform has been promoting ICT, in India and the world over for more than 17 years now. As INFOCOM joins hand with SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SAARC CCI), we are proud to present the fifth edition of INFOCOM Dhaka 2019 in association with the SAARC CCI.

INFOCOM Dhaka 2019, held in association with the SAARC CCI will bring together business and technology leaders from India and Bangladesh with an agenda to interact and discuss the latest trends in technology, share key experiences and learnings with peers from the industry and help enable businesses to step into the next phase of collaborative growth through use of ICT.


The event will be a two day conference, with an agenda focusing on technology and its benefits to organizations and individuals across all levels. The event will see participation from IT decision makers and IT buyers from key organizations along with end users and key influencers of the use of various technologies in the organization.


  • The summit will encourage interactive discussions on latest technology and trends.
  • The summit aims to bring together technology specialists, CIOs/CTOs/CISOs and technology users to discuss on key technology areas and promote brainstorming, collaborations and networking.


  • Top Entrepreneurs, Industrialists and renowned Professionals of Bangladesh
  • CIOs/CTOs/CISOs and IT Heads of key companies from India and Bangladesh
  • Key Government officials from Bangladesh
  • End users, Influencers & Consultants


  • Innovation and Customer Centricity
  • 5G Agenda for Digital Bangladesh
  • Disruptive Innovations in Enterprises
  • Staying ahead of Emerging Risk
  • Cyber Resilience
  • The Future of Work
  • Transforming organizations to survive in this VUCA World


Day 1: Friday, July 26, 2019

14:30 hrs – 15:30 hrs


15:30 hrs – 16:30 hrs

Inaugural Ceremony

Welcome Address by K K Mahapatra, Organising Secretary and Head - INFOCOM, ABP Pvt Ltd
Welcome Address by Shafquat Haider, Chairman, Council for Communication & IT, SAARC CCI
Address by Guest of Honour, A K M Shamsuddoha, Chairman - IGW Operators Forum, Chairman – Bangladesh PKI Forum, Member – SAARC Chamber Advisory Council and Governor, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute
Address by CHIEF GUEST, Mustafa Jabbar, Hon’ble Minister of Post, and Telecommunications, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

A1 16:30 hrs – 16:50 hrs

Keynote: A New Era of Education and Learning

Keynote Speaker: Surojit Biswas, Chief Operating Officer, Techno India Group & Sister Nivedita University

A2 16:50 hrs – 17:30 hrs

Panel Discussion: 5G Agenda for Digital Bangladesh

Chairperson & Moderator: Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director & CEO, Robi Axiata Ltd.

Michael Patrick Foley, Chief Executive Officer, Grameenphone Ltd.
Md. Aminul Hassan, Commissioner (Spectrum Mgmt), Bangladesh Telecommunication Commission, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh
Dr. Raqibul Mostafa, Professor & Dean – School of Science & Engineering, United International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Abdus Salam, Country Manager – LM Ericsson Bangladesh Ltd and Vice President – Network Solutions, Ericsson Bangladesh, Malaysia and Sri Lanka

A3 17:30 hrs – 17:50 hrs

Keynote: The Future of Cyber Security

Speakers: Kanchan Mallick, Regional Head – Eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, Trend Micro India Pvt. Ltd.
Abhijit Biswas, Technical Consultant, Trend Micro India Pvt. Ltd.

17:50 hrs – 18:00 hrs

Tea & Coffee

A4 18:00 hrs – 18:45 hrs

Panel Discussion: Good to Great using Digital!

Chairperson & Moderator: K A M Majedur Rahman, Managing Director, Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd.

AKM Nazrul Haider, Adjunct Faculty, Bangladesh University of Professionals
Md. Tajdin Hassan, Head of Marketing, The Daily Star
Dr. Reduan Hasan Khan, Head – IoT & ICT, Grameenphone Ltd.
Omar F Khandaker, Chief Information Technology Officer, Sonali Bank Ltd.
Dr. Ijazul Haque, Head – IT, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC

A5 18:45 hrs – 19:30 hrs

Inspirational Keynote: How to become a Successful Leader?

Keynote Speaker: Bhaskar Pramanik, Independent Board Member, State Bank of India and Former Chairman of Microsoft India

19:30 hrs onwards

Networking Dinner


Day 2: Saturday, July 27, 2019

09:30 hrs – 10:00 hrs


B1 10:00 hrs – 10:20 hrs

Leadership Keynote: Making a Difference in Bangladesh

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rubana Huq, President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)

B2 10:20 hrs – 10:40 hrs

Keynote: Leadership in VUCA World

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Abhishek Goel, Associate Professor – Organizational Behaviour, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C)

B3 10:40 hrs – 11:00 hrs

Keynote: Staying Ahead of Emerging Cyber Risks

Keynote Speaker: Sudarshan Pisupati, Principal - Offensive Tactics, Smokescreen Technologies

B4 11:00 hrs – 11:45 hrs

Panel Discussion: Cyber Resilience – The New Normal

Chairperson & Moderator: Nitin Mehta, Partner – Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Managing Director & CEO, Dhaka Bank Ltd.
Mashrur Arefin, Managing Director, The City Bank Ltd.
S M Mainuddin Chowdhury, Additional Managing Director, Southeast Bank Ltd.
Debdulal Roy, Executive Director, Bangladesh Bank
Md. Mahbub Hasan, Vice President and Head of Enterprise & Cyber Security, Information Technology Division, Robi Axiata Limited

11:45 hrs – 12:00 hrs

Tea & Coffee

B5 12:00 hrs – 12:20 hrs

Fireside Chat: The Future of Digital Publishing

Hosted by: Mitesh Jain, Country Sales Manager – Media & Carriers Division, Akamai Technologies

In Conversation with: Anup Kumar Mandal, CTO and Head of IT, Prothom Alo

B6 12:20 hrs – 12:40 hrs

Keynote: Leveraging the Power of Insurance for the New Age

Keynote Speaker: Wafi Shafique Menhaz Khan, Deputy Managing Director, Green Delta Insurance and Managing Director & CEO, Green Delta Securities Ltd.

B7 12:40 hrs – 13:30 hrs

Panel Discussion: The Future of Work and Skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Chairperson & Moderator: Nitin Mehta, Partner – Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Dr. Lafifa Jamal, Chairperson of Department of Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering, Dhaka University and President, Bangladesh Women in IT (BWIT)
Dr. Mohammed Sajedur Rahman, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, School of Business, Emporia State University, USA Sabbir Ahmed, FCA, Head – Finance and Planning, MJL Bangladesh Ltd.
Naweed Rashid, Head of Operations – G Gas LPG, Energypac Power Generation Ltd.

13:30 hrs – 14:30 hrs Networking Lunch
B8 14:30 hrs – 15:15 hrs

Panel Discussion: Creating Exceptional Customer Experience

Chairperson & Moderator: Harish Agarwal, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Ashraf Bin Taj, President, Marketing Society of Bangladesh and Managing Director, International Distribution Company Bangladesh (Pvt) Limited
Syed Alamgir, Managing Director, Consumer Brands, ACI Ltd.
Prof. Dr. Mijanur Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Jagannath University
Muhammad H Kafi, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Operations, NCC Bank
Husna Zaman Al Hadi, Additional General Manager and Head - IT, Edison Group
Supratik Banerjee, Vice President, TCG Digital

15:15 hrs – 15:30 hrs

Closing Remarks by K K Mahapatra, Organising Secretary and Head - INFOCOM, ABP Pvt. Ltd.

15:30 hrs – 16:00 hrs

Tea & Coffee


Star Speakers