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Panel on Industry 4.0
December 27, 2022, 2:00 – 3:40 pm – Room 1 (Onsite)
Mr. Md. Abdullah Al Mahmud
Founder & CEO, Thriving Skills Limited Assistant Professor of MIS
Manarat International University
Mr. Md. Abdullah Al Mahmud is Assistant Professor of MIS at the Manarat International University, Dhaka. He served as Coordinator of MBA Program, Department of Business Administration, MIU. Mr. Mahmud received BBA and MBA degree from the University of Dhaka. He is the founder of the Thriving Skills Limited, skills focused self-education platform in Bangladesh. He is skilled in Analytical Skills, Lecturing, Decision-Making, Instructional Design, Data Science, Blockchain Technology, Digital Marketing and Public Speaking. Mr. Mahmud received numerous professional certifications from IBM, Google, LinkedIn Learning, Udemy and many more. Mr. Mahmud launched digital promotional platform of MIU and play vital role in bringing ERP in the organization. Mr. Mahmud has exposed his leadership capacity by organizing Seminars and Leadership Development Program. He has introduced and organized university’s first talent search competition “Scholar of MIU” and first presentation competition “MIU Master Presenter”. His recent research activities include Business Professionals’ Digital Competency in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era, Digital Competency focused higher education for achieving SDG, Effects of Handheld devices on millennials reading habit, Challenges to implement Information Systems in the Business Organization, Perceptions of Blockchain Technology by Banking Professionals and many others. Mr. Mahmud served as a Humanitarian in Global Goodwill Ambassador. Mr. Mahmud demonstrated his research contribution in distinguished National Conferences in divergent Universities and International Conferences in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Malaysia.
Panel Speaker I
Shyamol B Das
Deputy Managing Director & Chief Information Officer
Meghna Bank Limited
A business-technology strategist having focus on the customers experience and business partner’s values while driving revenue using enhanced business processes and adaptive technologies. A leader making a difference through constant change management & business-technology alignment by applying innovative digital ideas to create sustainable and competitive platform for the unbanked people & relevant industry. He received B.Eng., Computer Science & Engineering, B. M. S. College of Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India and MSc Information Security, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He completed many international programs including Digital Business Strategy Program, MIT Sloan Executive Education, Oxford Fintech Strategy Program, Digital Innovations, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Fintech Executive Course, Harvard University, Data Science Essentials, UC Berkeley School of Information, Automation: Implementation in Business, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Certificate in Blockchain and Digital Currency, University of Cape Town and Digital Strategies for Business: Leading The Next-Generation Enterprise, Columbia Business School.
Panel Speaker II
Trauma Center Hospital & Diagnostics Lab
Ziaul Haque has over 20 years’ experience in ISP, Telco, Pharma, Hospital, Diagnostics, Technical Training, NGO, Community radio station. He excels in starting up an institution from the ground up, and in change management, establishing corporate culture, accountability, compliance culture in the companies. He received B. Eng, Electronics & Communications from B. M. S. College of Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India and MSc, Broadband & Mobile Communications Networks from University of Kent, USA.
Panel Speaker III
Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmed
Associate Professor of Marketing
University of Dhaka
Founder of Innokids
Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmed is a seasoned scholar, trainer, academic, pracademic, multipotentialite with ample experience in home and Australia on soft skills, life skills, tech skills and start up entrepreneurship. He has pursued his MBA from Dhaka University and Masters in MIB from the University of Melbourne and PhD from La Trobe University on futuristic Intra/Entrepreneurship (Kidspreneurship), Melbourne, Australia. He is one of the pioneers in the e-learning movement in Bangladesh and working as a strategist/trainer, pracademic, edupreneur, healthcare entrepreneur besides being an Associate Professor at the Department of Marketing, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh for the last 16 years. His areas of interest in research and consulting are: Digital marketing, data analytics, digital entrepreneurship, digital transformation (DX), Blockchain for Business) and employability for humans, Innovation and disruption, exploring new professions and opportunities in augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotics, IoT etc. Dr. Ahmed is also the founder of Innokids (a doctoral outcome-based kidspreneurship program). He is open to entrepreneurial and start-up accelerator mentorship (paid/pro-bono).
Panel Speaker IV
Panel on Lean Six Sigma
December 27, 2022, 4:00 – 5:40 pm – Room 1 (Onsite)
Vice President, Bangladesh
Six Sigma Management Institute
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Sadique Salim is one of the well-known resources in the field of Lean Six Sigma, Design Thinking, Innovation, Start UP acceleration and Business Excellence in the South Asia. He is known for transforming organization with little or limited resources. Sadique is one of the first Design Thinking, Six Sigma experts in his home country. He has been practicing Six Sigma in his work and as a consultant for last 16 years and helped set it up for many organizations. He is featured frequently as a guest speaker is ACCA Asia programs, universities, seminars where he talks about Design Thinking, Six Sigma, Operational Excellence, Business Transformation and Data Science. Sadique is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black from Six Sigma Management Institute. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional for last 10 years from Project Management International, USA. He also received certification on Design Thinking from AHO (The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway) and Designing Better Services from Telenor Academy- Pebble Road (Thailand). Since 2014. Sadique has guided over 50+ organizations, both manufacturing and services across ten countries in their Organizational Excellence journey, Design Thinking implementation, TQM and Six Sigma implementation and known for his avid skills in successful Business Transformation and Change Management. He is also a frequent pro bono consultant for local start-ups and plays an active role in raising funds and investments for them. He also represents some global venture capitalist organizations in Bangladesh. He received Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from IBA, Dhaka University and MBA from North South University, Bangladesh. Salim is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Dr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute and Certified Project Management Professional from PMI.
Panel Speaker I
Dr. Ziaul Adnan
Full Time Faculty
North South University
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
M.S., The University of Southern Mississippi, USA
B.Sc, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, BD
Dr. Adnan is a business academic and an industrial engineer with expertise in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations Management, Quality Control, and Project Management. He is also a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Dr. Adnan holds B.Sc. from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh, M.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi, USA, and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.
Currently, he is working as an associate professor of Management at the School of Business and Economics, North South University. Previously, he taught at Independent University, Bangladesh, and Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology. He also conducts workshops and invited lectures at renowned universities (e.g., The University of Dhaka (DU), BUET, etc.). His wide range of students includes both business and engineering graduates and supply chain professionals.
His current research interests include humanitarian logistics, supply chain pricing, lean six sigma applications, etc. He has published quality articles in internationally indexed and high impact factor journals such as the International Journal of Production Economics, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, etc. He attended many international conferences worldwide (e.g., USA, China, Bangladesh, etc.). He also serves as a reviewer for renowned journals published by Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis, etc.
Panel Speaker II
Md Saiful Azam
Deputy General Manager – Head of Fabric Dyeing, Yarn Dyeing, Printing & Finishing
Topic: Reduction of Basic Chemicals Consumption in Wet Processing
Md Saiful Azam has been leading Textile Wet processing Technology (Dyeing, Printing & Finishing) at Noman Terry Towel Mills Limited since 2015. He started his professional career in 2010 at ACS Textile (BD) Ltd. He has more than 12 years of experiences and is among very few who have vast practical knowledge in both exhaust and continuous dyeing processes. He set the benchmark in Dyeing RFT, water & Steam consumption, re-process, dyes-chemicals consumption, and so on. He is very specialized in cost-cutting, increasing efficiency, and reducing wastage. He is also leading many projects like Total Productive maintenance, increasing efficiency in weaving, and Supply Chain management. He is aligned with utilizing rising technologies to streamline work processes, increase efficiency and reduce caseloads. He earned his B. Sc. in Textile Engineering focused on Textile Wet Processing from Southeast University. He is also doing M. Sc. in Textile Wet Processing from the Bangladesh University of Textiles. He is aiming for companywide Lean Six Sigma Deployment.
Panel Speaker III
Md. Monwar Jahid
CSSBB (ASQ), MBA (DU)
Head of Operations
Zaber & Zubair Accessories Ltd. (Talha Group)
Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Topic: Production and Material Consumption Tracking Software Development with Bar Code
Md. Monwar Jahid, is a certified six sigma black belt holder who is experienced in Manufacturing, Operations, supply chain management, procurement, quality, process development and product innovation, Training and Development activities more than 6 years. He earned Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance from American International University Bangladesh. Also, he has completed Master of Business Administration (MBA) in international Business from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. As professional career he started in Pran-RFL Group Ltd-Dhaka, Bangladesh as a supply chain manger. He also worked in Noman Terry Towel Mills ltd. as a business developer. He achieved certified six sigma black belt (CSSBB) from ASQ, USA. Also, he reduced waste and increased dying RFT by doing many six-sigma project in Noman Terry Towel mills Ltd. He has implemented lean manufacturing tools and technique and established ISO 9001: 2015. He has knowledge on Oracle ERP implementation. He is an expert in printing and packaging product, production process and their material. Now he is working in Zaber & Zubair Accessories Ltd. Gazipur, Bangladesh as Head of Operations.
Panel Speaker IV
Panel on RMG Quality, Productivity and Safety
December 28, 2022, 2:00 – 3:40 pm – Room 1 (Onsite)
Dr. Md. Mazharul Habib
Bangladesh Industrial Technical Assistance Centre (BITAC)
Ph.D. in Total Quality Management (TQM)
An accomplished and experienced Mechanical Engineer with a major focus on manufacturing management, procurement, and tender process and technical operations. Possess hands-on experience in highly competitive real pressure in a mechanical engineering and production-based environment with managerial skills. Capable of thriving under a high-pressure working environment to achieve uphill goals. .Well organized and result oriented individual with proven ability to implement standards. Interested in engaging Operations and Management, Sales purposes job. Mr. Habib joined as an Assistant Engineer, promoted Executive Engineer. I had served at Production Control Department (PCD), Mold making shop and Machine & Tool shop in BITAC (Bangladesh Industrial Technical Assistance Center) Dhaka, a leading and pioneer mechanical based Industrial Engineering organization and an advanced training center. Mr. Habib has successfully completed few advance technical training.
Mr. Habib had completed few trainings as ‘Training of Trainers Program’ based on Machine Shop Practice, NanYang Polytechnic Institute, Singapore. He also had taken technical training in India on Design of jigs & fixtures, Design of dies and molds, ‘CNC manufacturing systems’ held in CITD, Hyderabad, India. Mr. Habib also completed a training on human resources development in die and molds organized by AOTS, in Yokohama, Japan. Besides Md Mazharul Habib has also attended and successfully completed few training on Lean Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, in UK.
Panel Speaker I
Mohammad Monower Hossain
Joint Secretary, Head of Sustainability at Brand BGMEA
Joint Secretary, Research, Development and Trade Information (RDTI)
BGMEA – Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association
Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Mohammad Monower Hossain is currently working in BGMEA (Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association) the apex trade body of Bangladesh RMG industry, as a Senior Deputy Secretary. Prior to this job, he worked for Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) as the environmental counsellor in an IFC funded project at DEPZ. Monower worked for GIZ as a consultant for EMS and chemical management with a broader overview on RMG and textile sector particularly on sustainability issues. He is a certified EMS auditor, chemical management trainer and participated in different international and national conferences, workshops, seminars. Freelance writer, educator and contributor to the BGMEA publication named “The Apparel Story”. Monower received Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Environmental Science from Khulna University and Masters in Development Studies from BRAC University, Bangladesh. He attended 73rd UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB International Short Course on Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries – Resource Efficiency – Cleaner Production and Waste Management”, at Technical University of Dresden, Germany. He participated UNEP Fellowship on Circular Economy, Leadership Academy on Circular Economy (Environment), jointly organized by Switch Asia, UNEPUNEP Fellowship on Circular Economy, Leadership Academy on Circular Economy (Environment), Jointly organized by Switch Asia, UNEP 2019 at Tsinghua University, China.
Panel Speaker II
Panel Speaker III
Panel Speaker IV
Diversity and Inclusion Panel sponsored by Ford Motor Company
December 28, 2022, 4:00 – 5:40 pm – Room 1 (Onsite)
Annesha Ahmed, PMP
Director, Strategy and Business Development
- PMP (Project Management Institute, USA), MBA in International Business (Dhaka
University), BSc in CSE (BRAC University), Mandarin Language Efficient (IML-Dhaka
- 16+ Yrs. experience in Business Development Strategy, Project Management, Marketing,
Business Research and Consultancy in Power Generation and CMMI Level 5 ITES
- Currently working as Director, Strategy and Business Development, Diesel Power Services
Limited, 30+ years old off Grid power supply management company with 80% of area
coverage in Bangladesh.
- Involved in Volunteering with Project Management Institute since 2013. Currently leading
PMI Bangladesh Chapter as President.
Panel Speaker I
Hasne Ara Begum
Social and Gender Development Expert
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Institutionalizing Gender Equality Practices in Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) of Bangladesh Government
Hasne Ara Begum – currently works as Social and Gender Development Expert in Asian Development Bank (ADB) under project of Institutionalizing Gender Equality Practices in Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) of Bangladesh Government. Besides, Hasne worked in several National and International Development organizations since last 20 years. She is a seasoned executive recognized for her experience as feminist policy analyst, researcher, gender mainstreaming in programmatic and institutional development and promoting gender equality, rights, protection and diversity inclusion in the context of development, business, humanitarian and climate change. As a feminist activist, Hasne affiliated with national, regional and global gender justice and women’s rights platforms and networks for policy advocacy and legal reforms. Hasne has coupled of international and national publications and her most significant contributions are “The challenges of geographical inclusive education in rural Bangladesh”, “Sexual and reproductive Health Rights-A gender lens on Bangladesh Secondary Education”, “Advancing Gender Equality in Bangladesh: The twenty years journey of BRAC Gender Quality Action Learning programme” etc. Hasne actively engaged in mass media campaign (theme, script and production) on child marriage, public place sexual harassment, bystander role against rape, engaging men in care work.
Panel Speaker II
Mohammed Selim Ullah
Head of Supply Chain Management
Summit Communications Ltd
Supply Chain professional with 15 years of progressive accomplishments leading sourcing, operation and logistics. Strong strategic planner, problem solver and persuasive leader committed to consistently deliver desired results, demonstrated by 10 years of success in the telecom industry. He received Bachelor of Science (BSc), in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology and MSc, Energy Conversion and Management from Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Offenburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Panel Speaker III
Head of Regulatory Affairs
EDOTCO Bangladesh Co. Ltd
Masuda Hossain has diversified experience in Telecommunication industry at different capacity for more than 16 years. Currently she is working as Head of Regulatory Affairs, EDOTCO Bangladesh Co. Ltd focusing on telecommunication policy & regulations, compliance, audit, new business strategy development to fulfil organization’s objectives and implementing corporate social responsibility programs to strengthen organization’s brand. Earlier she was working as General Manager, Spectrum Management & Technical Regulations at Robi Axiata Limited. She worked in spectrum management for 3G/4G technology deployment in Bangladesh and also worked in spectrum allocation for new 5G technology. She worked as Radio Network Planning and Optimization Engineer at Robi Axiata Limited to meet network KPI and serve the customers with better coverage & quality. She is passionate about development of IoT based solutions thus developed Smart Meter Solution under R-venture Program (entrepreneurship contest program by Robi) to build digital society. She has acquired professional knowledge and project experience in developing IoT solutions and predictive analysis by AI/machine learning through several professional certification.
Masuda Hossain has obtained B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and completed MBA from East West University with major in Finance.
Panel Speaker IV
PPP Specialist, PPP Authority
Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh
A.M. Al-Amin is a passionate Public-Private Professional currently serving as PPP Specialist in PPP Authority under Prime Minister’s Office. Prior to that he worked for Unique 584MW Power Plant as Senior Manager and Summit Bibiyana 341 MW Power Project as Assistant Manager. He has undertaken various online and offline training and certification courses on Public-Private Partnerships, Project Management and Public Procurement, Infrastructure Projects, Project Finance, Proposal Development, etc. He is affiliated with the World Association of PPP Unit and Practitioners (WAPPP), Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Project Management Institute (PMI), Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC), APMP and Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB). He is a proud graduate from BUET.