Robi Axiata Limited, one of the leading mobile phone operators is going to sponsor the 17th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) to be held on 22-23 December 2014. The 17th ICCIT will be hosted by Daffodil International University (DIU). Details of the event were shared in a press conference held today at DIU campus.
The press conference was chaired by Mr Md Sabur Khan, Chairman, Daffodil International University. Mr. Supun Weerasinghe, Managing Director and CEO of Robi Axiata Limited was present on the occasion as the Chief Guest. Emeritus Professor Aminul Islam and Prof. Dr. S. M. Mahbub-Ul-Haque Majumder, Dean, Faculty of Science and Information Technology were present at the press conference as the Guests of Honor. Professor M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor and Professor Md Golam Rahman, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University were also present on the occasion.
The 17th ICCIT 2014 is going to provide a unique opportunity for the computer and information technology professionals, scientists, engineers, educators, students and researchers from all over the world to exchange their scientific ideas, views and thoughts with fellow researchers and participants. This conference will address some of the more relevant and state-of-the-art issues and topics involved in computer science and engineering and information technology. The conference will focus not only on theory but also on applications and industry orientations.
Speaking on the occasion Chief Guest of the press conference and also the Managing Director and CEO of Robi Axiata Limited, Mr. Supun Weerasinghe said that “We are very excited to partner 17th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) to promote innovation and talent, which is crucial to the Telco industry and national development. Robi has been growing significantly over the last few years and we are keen to facilitate government’s vision of Digital Bangladesh. We believe that ICCIT will help nurture talent, enabling them to grow faster in a digital world which is very much in line with our purpose of “igniting the power within”
About Robi Axiata Ltd:
Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad, of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc, of Japan. Robi is the second largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh in terms of revenue, with over 25 million subscribers, as of September 2014. Robi network provides nationwide coverage to nearly 99% of the population with more than 11,000 BTS and nearly 2,200 3.5G sites. Robi proudly claims to have the widest international roaming service in the market, connecting over 400 operators across 207 countries. It is also the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The Company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas.