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Date: November 26, 2015

17th Annual General Meeing of BASIS


Noice is hereby given that the 7th Annual General Meeing AGM o Members o Bangladesh Associaion o
Sotware and Inormaion Services BASIS will be held at ollowing ime, date and venue:
Time : : AM
Date : Saturday, December 9,
Venue : Lakeshore Hotel, Gulshan, Dhaka

The agenda of the AGM are as follows:


. Conrmaion o Minutes o 6th AGM held on th December
. Consideraion and Adopion o Annual Report
. Consideraion and Adopion o the Accounts o the Associaion with Auditor s Report or the year
. Appointment and xaion o remuneraion o Auditor or
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. Miscellaneous.
All disinguished members o BASIS are requested to atend.

Yours sincerely

Utam Kumar Paul


Secretary General, BASIS

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ASSOCIATION OVERVIEW
Bangladesh Associaion o Sotware and Inormaion Services BASIS is the naional trade body or Sotware & IT
Enabled Service industry o Bangladesh. Established in 997, the associaion has been working with a vision o
developing vibrant sotware & IT service industry in the country. BASIS started its journey with only 7 charter
members. Today the membership stands at 997. Members o BASIS account or the lion share o the total sotware
& IT services revenue o the country.Being the largest associaion in ICT sector o Bangladesh, BASIS is organizing
dierent programs and aciviies and advocaing policy reorms or the overall development o the sector. The main
objecives o BASIS are as ollows;
Domesic market development by creaing awareness among potenial IT users rom both private and public sectors,
establishing market places or IT soluions and ensuring level playing eld or local sotware and ITE service industry
Internaional market development through networking and business linkage events as well as brand promoion o
the industry at internaional level
Capacity building of the member companies as well as the industry as a whole through
management/entrepreneurship development iniiaives, technology training and resource sharing
Member service development and delivery in dierent operaional and business support areas like nancing, tax,
export/import, remitance, oreign visit, contract & legal issues, IPR etc.
Advocacy for business friendly and enabling government policies or the development o sotware and IT enabled
service industry
Social contribuion towards the long term naional vision o becoming a technology driven knowledge economy,
paricularly through engaging with the young generaion or moivaing and guiding them or becoming uture
technology leaders, as responsible ciizen group.
BASIS has already gained modest success in ataining the above menioned goals. For domesic market creaion,
BASIS has wide range o programs and aciviies. Every year BASIS organizes BASIS SOFTEXPO, the biggest sotware
and ITES exposiion in the country. During the recent years, SOFTEXPO has become the yearly mega market place
where sotware & IT service companies in the country project their products and services to potenial IT users, both
at corporate/organizaional and individual level. BASIS periodically publishes sotware and IT service catalog
/directory or promoing local soluion providers to the potenial business clients. For development o market in
government sector BASIS has been working closely with dierent concerned Ministries and agencies o government.
BASIS is trying to play a catalyst role so that its members can eecively provide support and technical guidance to
dierent government iniiaives taken in line with the Digital Bangladesh vision o current government. Along with
these iniiaives o market development, BASIS also provides IT procurement advisory services to both public and
private sector clients.
With regard to export market development, BASIS regularly takes iniiaives or creaing exposure or member
companies to internaional markets with the help o dierent government and development agencies working in the
export development area. Such iniiaives include -arranging paricipaion at internaional IT airs & markeing
missions, business linkage programs or outsourcing, B B trade plaform etc.

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BASIS Executive Council 2014-2016

Shameem Ahsan
President

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Russell T Ahmed

M Rashidul Hasan

Uttam Kumar Paul

Senior Vice President

Vice President

Secretary General

Mostafizur Rahman Sohel

Shah Imraul Kaeesh

Suny Md. Ashraf Khan

Joint Secretary General

Treasurer

Director

Samira Zuberi Himika

Ariful Hasan

Sami Ahmed

Director

Director

Executive Director

BASIS Executive Council Profile

Shameem Ahsan
President
Shameem Ahsan is one o the oremost gures in the
Bangladeshi ICT industry. Mr. Ahsan is an ICT entrepreneur, widely recognized or his work to improve the
reputaion o the Bangladeshi ICT industry in the global
space. He has played a pivotal role in the implementaion o numerous major policy changes related to the
ICT sector in recent years.
Mr. Ahsan is a General Partner or the Silicon Valley
based Venture Capital rm Fenox Venture Capital. He is
the only Bangladeshi based businessman who is a und
manager or a global company o such stature as Fenox,
which is a . billion dollar investment rm.
Currently, he is serving as the President o Bangladesh
Associaion o Sotware and Inormaion Services
BASIS , the largest naional trade body or IT and ITES
o this country. He is serving as a Director o Federaion
o Bangladesh Chamber o Commerce and Industry
FBBCI which is the top trade body in Bangladesh. He
is a Director o Agrani Bank, one o the largest banks in
the country.
He is the co-ounder & Chairman o Akhoni.com , one o
the premier e-commerce sites in the country, as well as
E-Generaion Ltd. Benchmark E-Generaion Limited
and Element Limited, amongst many others.
Shameem Ahsan has been lauded many imes or his

signicant contribuions to the growth and development o the ICT industry he has received the Best
Young Entrepreneur o Bangladesh award rom the
Prime Minister o Bangladesh at Dhaka Chamber o
Commerce Business Award; he was voted Top
Outstanding Young Person in Bangladesh by JCI and
awarded or his contribuion to the E-Commerce sector
by Computer Jagat. He is a member o the Prime Ministers Digital Bangladesh Task Force, which is the highest
policy making body to monitor and implement the vision
o building Digital Bangladesh and elevaing Bangladesh
to the status o a middle income country.
Shameem Ahsan has played an instrumental role in the
promoion o the Bangladeshi ICT industry overseas and
has been working irelessly to bring greater investment
into Bangladesh. Through a series o speeches,
keynotes and talks at various events all over the world,
he has elevated the presence o the Bangladeshi ICT
industry globally. ICT in Bangladesh is a booming sector
and Shameem Ahsan is one o the pioneers leading this
growth; with his vast experience and ireless dedicaion
to the eld o ICT, he is one o the major change makers
guiding the technology sector o Bangladesh to global
recogniion and prominence.

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Russell T Ahmed
Senior Vice President
Russell T. Ahmed is the Founder & CEO o
Champs .com, country s pioneer e-learning project.
Mr. Ahmed, together with "The Daily Star", iniiated and
launched Champs .com, an online educaion system
in Bangladesh or Bangla and English medium school
students. Mr. Ahmed lead his team in launching two
most popular Educaion TV Reality Shows i.e. Spelling
Bee, and "Bangladesh st" goes to Channel I and MaasRanga TV respecively. Mr. Ahmed is currently the
Senior Vice President at Bangladesh Associaion o
Sotware & Inormaion Services BASIS . During the
term '
, he oered best o his abiliies with
the capacity o Secretary General to take the Associaion to ew steps ahead. Among many successul iniiaives o BASIS, "Digital World
" and "BASIS IT
Markeing Summit" are two notable brand new events
he managed and executed as Chie Project Ocer and
Convener respecively. Mr. Ahmed is involved with the
ICT industry or over
years now and has brought a
vast proessional career beore iniiaing his own
venture, Champs .com. He served many large organizaions with C-Level capacity such as Chie Markeing
Ocer at QUBEE, Chie Strategic Ocer at
Fiber@Home and Chie Operaing Ocer at Aamra
Networks.Russell T Ahmed was elected Secretary
General o the Execuive Commitee o ISP Associaion
o Bangladesh ISPAB or the term
89.
This 8-Years old young Tech-Marketer has a Master s
degree in Business Administraion rom IBA, University
o Dhaka. He s married with a son & a daughter.

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M Rashidul Hasan
Vice President
M Rashidul Hasan, Managing Director o Systech Digital
Limited www.systechdigital.com and Vice President o
Bangladesh Associaion o Sotware and Inormaion
Services BASIS has been serving the ICT industry or
the last
years with passion, dedicaion, sincerity and
savvy which played tremendous roles in making his
company Systech Digital Limited one o the largest
mulimedia and sotware development companies in
Bangladesh. Besides digital content development my
SDL also earned popularity as a customized soluion
tools or the government and corporate houses o the
country. His outsourcing partners are scatered across
USA, Canada, Japan, some European Union Countries
and with a branch he has a presence in UK.
For his technology addicion and digital lie style he is
regularly contribuing to the ICT industry since 99 by
wriing computer books and aricles, publishing IT
magazines, hosing ino-tech events on TV channels and
delivering expert eedbacks to the queries o computer
users. As a consultant he was with the World Bank and
contributed to large sized government projects including MRP. Apart rom his proession he is assising
programs and events o BASIS and BCS or over
years. Some o his involvement in the successul IT
events and other bodies as ollows:
Charter President
6 , Roray eClub o Dhaka

Joint Secretary General


- Bangladesh Associaion o Sotware & Inormaion Services BASIS
Member Secretary, Digital World
Seminars
Director in Charge
6 , Standing Commitee on
eGovernance & Internaional Market Outsourcing
Director in Charge
, Standing Commitee on
eGovernance & Member Service

Co-Chair, Standing Commitee or Member Service


, BASIS.
Member o the organizing commitees o SotExpo
&
; eAsia
& BASIS Code Warriors Challenge
; Digital Bangladesh Summit
9; BCS ICT World
9; BCS Digital Expo
9and ASSOCIO Award to
o Prime Minister o Bangladesh
Member o the Standing commitee or WNF & Scholarship
o Bangladesh AOTS-HIDA Alumni Society BAAS

These achievements were possible or his sound


educaional background in CSE, experise and leadership quality obtained rom atending a lot o naional
and internaional trainings including Japanese AOTS
scholarship, AMP rom Hong Kong University and seminars and workshops.
His contribuion towards Bangla Compuing and overall
ICT development in Bangladesh is remarkable. The very
name itsel gliters in remembrance o total business
operaion o Systech Digital Ltd. as it is successully
booming up in the relevant market in home and abroad.

Utam Kumar Paul


Secretary General
Utam Kumar Paul, with over
years o job experience
in dierent eniies, entered into ICT business in
.
With his post-graduaion rom University o Dhaka, he
worked in pharmaceuical industries where he got
involved with sotware proessionals as Business System
Analyst to develop needed soluions. With a target or
development o world-class accouning-inventory package sotware, Mr. Utam ounded Best Business Bond
Ltd. BL and launched the standard package sotware
"Troyee" in September
, a ime beiing epochal
step in the sotware industry o Bangladesh. To intensiy
awareness or benet o IT use, Mr. Utam worked very
hard to organize ree seminars, workshops regularly.
During this interacion, he ound shortage o human
resource in sotware-based business uncional areas
that require dierent kinds o computer skills, not
programming skills. To meet this demand he developed
step-by-step tutorial namely, "Computerized Business
Operaions CBO ", which is very well-liked by the
job-seekers. His coninual passion or new experience
enabled his company working in e-ickeing system or
Metro-Rail, Ferry-Ghat etc. o Bangladesh with NFC
technology.
At BASIS, or the term
- 6, Mr.Utam was elected
Director and posiioned as Treasurer rom
- ; as
Vice President rom
- . For next term
- 6,
he won uncontested Director at BASIS and posiioned
as Secretary General. He is also Director-in-Charge o
Standing Commitee on Local Market Development and
Standing Commitee on HR Development. During these
terms, his involvement in dierent issues o advocacy
was very dynamic and he exerted best o his abiliies to
achieve the goal o dierent events along with other EC
members.

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Mostazur Rahman Sohel


Joint Secretary General
Md. Mostazur Rahman Sohel, Managing Director o
Advanced ERP BD Ltd - one o the leading sotware
houses in Bangladesh, has
years o experience in
technology, nance and management as a Sotware
Architect, Consultant and Entrepreneur. He is acively
involved in sotware business and operaions in
countries like Malaysia, Singapore & India. During the
course o his long career he was involved in the
development, implementaion and commercializing o
several products, like DreamApps ERP, ERM Anywhere,
Core Integrated Business Systems, ERP in a Box, Brand
Manager and Dream Apps Work Space. Currently, he is
working on several muli-tenanted hosted SAAS iniiaives. His current interest is in integraing social media
technologies and Mobile with supply chain enterprise
sotware. Recently he has iniiated his oray into dotcom
business. He also has been working relentlessly to
develop local sotware market to its ullest capacity.
Mr. Sohel has been a member o the Standing
Commitee on Telecom & ICT o DCCI or the last ew
years. He is a governing body member o FBCCI. He is
also serving as a director in charge o Standing
Commitee on Call Center & BPO and Standing
Commitee on Local Market Private & Corporate
Development o BASIS. Mr. Sohel is passionate to
create Access to Finance or IT companies and has
been working closely with banks and other nancial
insituions or achieving this goal. He has lead BASIS
team to partner with IDLC to jointly launch a comprehensive nancial and non-nancial soluion or ICT
Entrepreneurs. BASIS members have embraced this
iniiaive with posiive response and it has already
started making signicant contribuion to the evelopment o the ICT sector in Bangladesh. Mr. Sohel is a
ormer Naional President o Junior Chamber
Internaional JCI Bangladesh in
. He is also a
proud Rotarian and has been honored to become the
Chartered President o Rotary Club o Dhaka Radiant.

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Shah Imraul Kaeesh


Treasurer
Shah Imraul Kaeesh has over
years o experience in
ICT industry. He ounded Technobd Web soluion Pvt.
Ltd. in
. Currently his company is one o the
leading web soluion & mobile Applicaion Development and IT training providing companies in the country. His company has been ocusing oshore Web
Applicaion Development and Mobile Applicaion
Development extensively. Apart rom these, ImraulKaeesh is also the ounder o renowned web portal
GolpoKabita.com, Bengali literature based social
networking portal. Currently he is serving BASIS as
Treasurer. He is Director-in-Charge o Standing Commitee on HR Development, Standing Commitee on
Web Content & e-Markeing and Standing Commitee
on Cyber Security two more standing commitees. He is
also the Director-in-Charge o BASIS Insitute o
Technology Management BITM . He is a member o the
SEIP standing commitee. Shah Imraul Kaeesh was the
convener or Code Warriors' Challenge
&
,
convener o E-commerce Alliance and BASIS
Outsourcing Award
,
&
. He was the
editor o 'Product Catalogue
'.

Samira Zuberi Himika


Director

Suny Md. Ashraf Khan


Director
Suny Md Ashra Khan more popularly known as SM
Ashra Abir, is the Managing Director & CEO o one o
the leading IT company in mulimedia area in Bangladesh. He is also working as Expert at world Summit
Award. Pioneer in mobile applicaion development or
local market based on the local needs. Also a specialist
in ICT D, he has successully exercised his experise at
iniial stage o his career in mulimedia content
development, allowing him to associate with both
public-private organizaions. In his
+ journey in IT
Industry, he has received naional and internaional
recogniion including Nokia Create or Millions, Manthan South Asia Award, mBillionth, WSYA. The success
o MCC Ltd set him to be an example o a successul
leader in the industry. With a vision o making technologies accessible to all, Abir devotes his ime not only
expanding
the
business,
but
also
through
contribuing to niche 'techno-communiies' such as
Mobile Monday Dhaka Chapter, Google Developer
Group etc. He has also contributed in policy
development around mobile applicaion and gaming
sector in Bangladesh and has a greater contribuion in
capacity
building
and
awareness
program
implementaion across the county. Abirhas alsoreceived
the NUFFIC Fellowship in
7.

Samira Zuberi Himika, is Chie Operaions Ocer o


Update Soluions Limited BASIS member . She is also
the Founder & Managing Director o Team Engine
proposed BASIS member . Recently her R&D team
introduced a global innovaion Bangla Opical Character Recognizer to enable digitalizaion o Bangla
contents. Himika is working with Global Startup Movement as a mentor, organizer, speaker and she has
contributed in many startup events in Bangladesh and
abroad. From Team Engine, this campaigner organized
country s rsflagship Naional Entrepreneur Summit
celebrated by more than
,
entrepreneurs. She
represented Bangladesh to Global Entrepreneurship
Summit
paricipated by
+ countries. Himika is
also leading a naionwide health & telemedicine project
called ALCHEMY. Prior to staring business, she worked
in BBC as Deputy Head, UNDP as Communicaions
specialist or 7 years. During that ime, one o her
porfolio project BBC Janala received global BBC Reith
Award
or enabling millions o people to learn
English language through mobile. She is the Convener
o BASIS Women s Forum. Himika is married and enjoys
ime as vocalist and product designer during the ime.
She studied in Media Communicaions, Finance and
Development Studies in graduaion and masters.

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Ariful Hasan
Director
Mr Ariul Hasan Opu, CEO o e-Sot played a signicant
role to gradually develop the company into a leading
Web Based Soluion rm o Bangladesh and Founded
doctorsbd.com, First Health and Medical based web
portal in Bangladesh. His company has been ocusing
Local and Internaional Web and E-commerce Development. He achieved 7 imes Award or Best Science
Project organized by Ministry o Science Inormaion
and Communicaion Technology, also he achieved
award or atend various "Science and IT Fair" He regularly paricipates in Seminars, Conerences and Meetings. He paricipated in internaional conerence and
Exhibiion as BASIS Delegaion in India, Turkey, Sweden,
Netherlands and Denmark, USA. He has led IT industry
teams to negoiate on behal IT business houses with
dierent departments o government and development
partners. He is also the director in charge o Standing
Commitee on Web Content & e-Markeing and Standing Commitee on e-Commerce & e-Learning o BASIS.
He was the organizing Member o BASIS SotExpo
,
, Convener o BASIS IT Innovaion Search
Abiskarer Khoje ,
and PR & Media, BASIS
SotExpo,
,
&
and Judge o BASIS
Freelancing Award
. He has also worked as the
Convener o NASA Space Apps Challge. As the
Convener o BASIS Students Forum, he has been
persistently working with the young generaion or
moivaing and guiding them or becoming uture
technology leaders.

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Sami Ahmed

Execuive Director
Mr. Sami Ahmed currently holds the posiion o
Execuive Director o BASIS. He is also serving on the
BASIS Execuive Council board as an Ex ocio member.
He is responsible to oversee and manage aciviies o
BITM as well. Prior to joining BASIS, Mr. Sami Ahmed
was a consultant with the Access to Inormaion Project
o the Prime Minister s Oce. He was responsible or
the Innovaion component which included developing
capacity or Innovaion among both public and private
sector stakeholders, manage Innovaion Fund, run
Innovaion Camps, and lead R&D on innovaive products. He also advised relevant Ministries on ICT projects
when necessary and managed several projects including
the Naional Portal Framework under which
,
websites or Government Oces have been developed.
Beore joining a i, He was the head o Operaions o
Universal IT Ltd., a sister concern o Bestway Group and
was also the Head o MIS or the Group. He has worked
as an IT Management Consultant or companies both in
the US and Bangladesh. Mr. Ahmed has a Bachelors
degree in Computer Inormaion Systems and a
Master s Degree in Development Studies.

BASIS Standing
Commitees
2014-2016

Standing Commitee on Web soluions and e-Markeing

. Mr. Md. Abul Kashem, MD & CEO, Xponent Ino System Pvt Ltd. -Chairman
. Mr. Riyad Husain, CEO, Magnito Digital- Co-Chairman
. Mr. Najmul W Khan Aloke, MD & CSE, Twister Media Technology BD Pvt. Ltd. - Co-Chairman
. Mr. Kazi Zahid, CEO, Star Host IT Limited, Member
. Mr. Anisul Islam Sumon, CEO, Fortune Tech , Member
6. Mr. Mirza Rashedul Amin, MD, Prime Tech Soluions Ltd., Member
7. Mr. Abdul Muqit Ahmed, CEO, Humac Lab Ltd, Member
8. Mr. Mohammad Jamil, CEO, QuantumCloud, Member
9. Mr. M Asi Rahman, CEO, A. R. Communicaions, Member
. Mr. Noorhad Kabir Abir, Head o Ideas, CEO, DIFFERENT TECH, Member
. Mr. Mustaque Md. Sami, MD, S&T Trading Private Limited, Member
. Mr. K A M Rashedul Mazid, CEO, Raise IT Soluions Ltd., Member
. Mr. Rajib Roy, CEO, Royex Technologies , Member
. Mr. Mustazur Rahman, Proprietor, NOGOR Soluions , Member
. Mr. Taher Chowdhury Sumon, Director & CEO, DevsTeam Limited, Member
6. Mr. Md. Zikrul Ahsan, CEO, Incitaa e-Zone Ltd, Member
7. Mr. Al-Amin Kabir, Managing Director, DevsTeam Ltd, Member
8. Mr. Mozur Rahman Tipu, CEO, ezzetech.com, Member
9. Md. Shahab Uddin RiadhCTO, Ezze Technology, Member
. Mr. Ariul Hasan, CEO, E-Sot - Director- in charge
. Mr. Shah Imraul Kaeesh, MD, Technobd Web Soluions Pvt. Ltd. - Director- in charge

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Standing Commitee on Local Market ERP, Accouning, Banking, Health, Micronance


. Mr. Rashed Kamal, CEO, The Databiz Sotware Limited, Chairman
. Mr. Gopal Debnath, Managing Director, Mediasot Data Systems Ltd., Co-Chairman
. Ms. Farhana A Rahman,Chairperson & CEO, UY Systems Ltd, Member
. Mr. M Musleh Uz Zaman, Managing Director, AMZ Soluions Ltd/ScanMap, Member
. Mr. Azazur Rahman, CEO, Moon Networks Limited, Member
6. Mr. Al-Hossain Badar Uddin, CEO, BS Corporaion, Member
7. Md. Raisul Islam, Chie Technical Ocer, Fiable Technologies, Member
8. Ms. Rezwana Khan, Director & COO, Star Computer Systems Ltd., Member
9. Mr. Nahid Ahmad, Managing Director & CEO,ValuePLUS Computer Systems Ltd, Member
. Mr. A T M Mir Hossain Mollah, CEO, Unisource Technology, Member
. Mr. Ayub Hossain Uzzal, CEO, AKR Technology, Member
. Mr. Habibur Rahman, Managing Director, Shell & Kernel Ltd., Member
. Mr. Zia Hassan Siddique, Managing Director, Sotcell Soluion Ltd., Member
. Mr. Kazi Mohammad Rahmatullah, MD, Innity Technology Internaional Limited, Member
. Mr. Md. Minhaj Ul Islam Majumder, CEO, Soluion Art, Member
6. Mr. Md Habib Ullah Tuhin, CHAIRMAN/CEO, Nice Power & IT Soluion, Member
7. Engr. Anisur Rahman, CEO & Managing Director, MicroMac Techno Valley Ltd., Member
8. Mr. Liakat Hossain Nayan, CEO, Babylon Resource Limited,Member
9. Mr. Nazmuzzaman, MD, Bangladesh Micro Technology Limited, Member
. Mr. Utam Kumar Paul, Managing Director, Best Business Bond Ltd., Director- in charge
. Mr. Mostazur Rahman Sohel, Managing Director, Advanced ERP BD Ltd, Director- in charge

Standing Commitee on Mobile Apps, Games, and VAS

. Mr. Mahboob Zaman, Managing Director, DataSot Systems BD Limited, Chairman


. Mr. ATM Mahbubul Alam, Chairman, Wintel Limited, Co-Chairman,
. Mr. ATM Mahbubul Alam, Chairman, Wintel Limited, Co-Chairman, Member
. Mr. Fazla Rabby, Managing Director, ARENA PHONE BD Ltd., Member
. Mr. Raur Rahman Khan Yusuzai, Managing Director, E.B. Soluions Ltd., Member
6. Mr. Faisal Alim, Chairman, Trade Texile Bangladesh.com Ltd., Member
7. Mr. Maiaz M. Rahman, C.E.O, M/S Pechas, Member
8. Mr. Ray Alam, CEO, Mir Technologies Ltd., Member
9. Mohammad Forhad Itekher, Chie Operaing Ocer, Cuadrolabs Private Ltd., Member
. Mr. Jubaer Hossain, Director, Sr. Manager, Business Development, SSL Wireless, Member
. Ms. Nasrin Akter, Project Manager, Tappware Soluions, Member
. Mr. Riyadh Hossain, Directror, Appnometry Ltd., Member
. Mr. SM Mahabub Alam, CEO, MassiveStar Studio Ltd., Member
. Mr. Fuad Bin Omar, COO, Nascenia Ltd., Member
. Mr. Kazi Hasan, Chairman, Opimus Business Soluions Ltd., Member
6. Mr. M M Shahriar Kabir Siddiquee, CTO, Top o Stack Sotware, Member
7. Mr. Suny Md. Ashra Khan, CEO, Mulimedia Content & Communicaions Ltd- Director- in charge
8. Ms. Samira Zuberi Himika, COO, Update Soluions Technologies Ltd. , Director- in charge

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Standing Commitee on Internaional Market Outsourcing

. Ms. Farhana A Rahman, Chairperson & CEO, UY Systems Ltd., Chairman


. Mr. Mahbubul Main, Chie Execuive Ocer, Systems Soluions & Development Technologies Ltd, Co-Chairman
. Mr. Sheikh Shaer Hassan, CEO, Nascenia Limited, Co- Chairman
. Mr. Minhaz Anwar, Chie Story Teller, BeterStories, Member
. Mr. Mohammad Amirul Islam, Managing Partner, IB Corporaion, Member
6. Mr. Faruq Ahmed Jewel, CEO, Embedded Engineering and Roboics Technology Ltd., Member
7. Mr. Shamim Hasan, Managing Director, Arc Bangladesh Ltd., Member
8. Mr. Jakaria Manik, CEO, Inocrat Soluions Ltd, Member
9. Mr. KM Shahinoor Islam, Chie Execuive Ocer, Startrek Associates, Member
. Mr. Sohel M. A. Rahman, Chairman, 'MIDRO' IT & Telecommunicaion, Member
. Mr. Muntasir Ahmed, Senior Manager and Head o Branding & Product Development, aamra technologies limited, Member
. Mr. Saiul Haque Kamal, Managing Director, General Automaion Ltd, Member
. Mr. Sumch Mohammad Tarek, CEO, Actual IT & Media, Member
. Mr. Saquib Chowdhury, Managing Director, Raional Technologies Ltd, Member
. Mr. Nur Mahmud Khan, Chairman, Right Brain Soluion Ltd. , Member
6. Mr. Russell T. Ahmed, CEO, Team Creaive, Director- in charge
7. Mr. M. Rashidul Hasan, Chie Execuive Ocer, Systech Digital Ltd, Director- in charge

Standing Commitee on Call Centre and BPO

. Mr. AK Shabbir Mahbub, Chairman, DEVNET Limited, Chairman


. Mr. AKM Ahmedul Islam, Managing Director & CEO, Atom AP Limited., Co-Chairman
. Mr. Mahbube Elahy Chowdhury, Managing Director, MARS Soluions Limited, Co-Chairman
. Mr. Faruque Sikder, Managing Director, Symphony Sotech Ltd., Member
. Mr. Md. Ashiqur Rahman, CEO, SoTech Inormaion Ltd., Member
6. Mr. Biplob Ghosh Rahul, CEO, NP Communicaion, Member
7. Mr. Ferdous Ahmed, Chie Execuive Ocer, Emerging Communicaions Ltd, Member
8. Mr. Mohammad Museq us Saleheen, Director and CCO, Impel Service and Soluions ltd., Member
9. Mr. Md. Mostain Billah, Chairman, MATEORS DOT COM, Member
. Mr. M Jahangir Alam, FCMA, CEO, Bangla Trac Communicaions Limited, Member
. Mr. Mostazur Rahman Sohel, Managing Director, Advanced ERP BD Ltd, Director- in charge
. Ms. Samira Zuberi Himika, COO, Update Soluions Technologies Ltd., Director- in charge

Standing Commitee on Access to Internet and Infrastructure

. Mr. Syed Almas Kabir, Managing Director, AyAl Corp, Chairman


. Mr. Sharul Alam, COO, aamra inotainment limited, Co-Chairman
. Mr. Ferdous Motakin, Managing Director, Your Trip Mate Ltd, Member
. Mr. Sayee Rahman, Chie Strategy Ocer, Aparajito Enabler Limited, Member
. Mr. Syed Abu Saleh, Managing Director, Banglanet Technologies Limited, Member
6. Mr. Md. Jobayer Al mahmud Hossain, Chairman, Banglanet Technologies Limited, Member
7. Mr. Anisuzzaman Bipu, Sr. Manager, Network Operaion, SSL Wireless, Member
8. Mr. Russell T. Ahmed, CEO, Team Creaive, Director- in charge
9. Mr. Suny Md. Ashra, Khan, CEO, Mulimedia Content & Communicaions Ltd., Director- in charge

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Standing Commitee on HR Development

. Mr. A.K.M. Fahim Mashroor, CEO, bdjobs.com, Chairman


. Mr. Papias Howlader, CTO, LeadSot Bangladesh Limited, Co-Chairman
. Mr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan, Chairman, Pi Labs Bangladesh Ltd., Co-Chairman
. Mr. Md Manzurul Karim, Managing Director, Jijoty BD Limited, Member
. Mr. Abu Sayeed Ahmed ACA, Managing Director, Enter IT BD Ltd, Member
6. Mr. Md. Amamul Islam, Manager, HRM, Crystal Technology Bangladesh, Member
7. Mr. Mash ur Rahman, Chairman, NILAVO Technologies Limited, Member
8. Mr. Md. Jaar Iqbal, Managing Director and CEO, Opus Technology Ltd, Member
9. Mr. Mohammad Sanowarul Islam, Propreitor, Innovaion Inormaion System, Member
. Mr. Mahmudul Haque Azad, Head o R&D / Managing Director, Vizrt Bangladesh Ltd. , Member
. Mr. Faheem Tanveer Ahmed, Managing Director & CEO, Crossways IT Limited, Member
. Mr. Asim Tarader, CEO, T-Series Soluions, Member
. Mr. Shah Imraul Kaeesh, Managing Director, Technobd Web Soluions Pvt. Ltd, Director- in charge
. Mr. Utam Kumar Paul, Managing Director, Best Business Bond Ltd., Director- in charge

Standing Commitee on E-commerce and E-learning

. Mr. Sayeeul Islam, Managing Director, Sotware Shop Limited, Chairman


. Mr. Raisul Kabir, CEO, Brain Staion- , Co-Chairman
. Mr. Samuel D. Bretzeld, CEO, B G Interacive Limited
. Mr. Nazmus Saaqeb Nayeem, CEO, The Codero Limited
. Mr. Tajbir Hasan, Director, TravNx Limited
6. Mr. Asikul Alam Khan, CEO, Splendor IT
7. Mr. Khan Md. Anwarus Salam, MD, Dream Door Sot
8. Mr. Imran Aiqul Haque, Managing Director, PC Link IT Palli Ltd
9. Mr. Md Shoul Alam, Managing Director, Hypertag Soluions Ltd
. Mr. M A Haque Anu, Director, e-Commerce and e-Learning Services, Comjagat Technologies
. Mr. GSM Shamsuzzoha Nasim , Head o Business Development, DG Inotech Ltd.
. Mr. Tamim Shahriar, Managing Director, Mukto Sotware Limited
. Mr. Khondoker Abdul Haz Tanvir, CEO, I Sotware Limited
. Mr. Ashish Chakraborty, General Manager, SSL Wireless
. Dr.Talukder Farid Ahmad, CEO, Talukder ICT Ltd
6. Mr. Fida Haq, MD & CEO, shurjoMukhi Limited
7. Mr. Md. Mamun Sheraj, CEO, Webtechsot.com
8. Mr. Munir Ahmed, Managing Director, Aranee IT Ltd
9. Mr. Tashn Delwar, COO, Raional Technologies Ltd.
. Mr. Shah Imraul Kaeesh, Managing Director, Technobd Web Soluions Pvt. Ltd., Director in Charge
. Mr. Ariul Hasan, CEO, E-Sot, Director in Charge

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Standing Commitee on E-Governance

. Mr. Forkan Bin Quasem, Managing Director, Spectrum Engineering Consorium Ltd., Chairman
. Mr. Md. Ishiakh Main, Director, Convince Computer Ltd., Co-Chairman
. Mr. Shaquat Main, Director, Dipon Consultancy Services Ltd., Co-Chairman
. Mr. Habibullah N Karim, Managing Director, Technohaven Company Ltd., Member
. Mr. Md. Abdullah Al Ka, Managing Director, Bengal Soluions Ltd., Member
6. Engr. Md. Yusu Miah, Managing Director, eApparel Source Ltd., Member
7. Mr. Shahzada Redwan, Head o Engineering, SSL Wireless, Member
8. Mr. Shohorab Ahmed Chowdhury, Managing Director, Synesis IT Ltd., Member
9. Mr. Jillur Rahman, MD & CEO, Corporate IT Limited, Member
. Mr. Mohammed Imrul Islam Chowdhury, Managing Director, Copotronic Ino Systems Ltd., Member
. Mr. Nurul Islam, Managing Director, CACTS, Member
. Mr. M. Rashidul Hasan, Chie Execuive Ocer, Systech Digital Ltd., Director- in charge
. Mr. Suny Md. Ashra Khan, CEO, Mulimedia Content & Communicaions Ltd, Director- in charge

Standing Commitee on Graphics and Animaion

. Mr. Imiaz Ilahi, Managing Director, Graphic People Limited, Chairman


. Mr. A S M Asaduzzaman, Founder & CEO, Spino Studio, Co-Chairman
. Ms. Nazneen Kamal, Managing Director, Anupam Inotek Limited, Member
. Mr. Dipak Ranjan Saha, COO, Shehala IT Ltd., Member
. Ms. Mayeesha Rabbani, Execuive Director, The Computers Ltd, Member
6. Mr. Rashed Al Mamoon, COO, Tradexcel Graphics Limited, Member
7. Mr. Ashraul Alam Mamun, Director, Web Technologies, ICT Soluions Limited, Member
8. Mr. Asaduzzaman Asad, Chairman, Tech Cloud Ltd., Member
9. Mr. Abbas Uddin, Managing Director, Pixel
Ltd, Member
. Ms. Samira Zuberi Himika, COO, Update Soluions Technologies Ltd., Director- in charge
. Mr. Suny Md. Ashra Khan, CEO, Mulimedia Content & Communicaions Ltd., Director- in charge

Standing Commitee on Cyber Security

. Mr. Prabeer Sarkar, CEO, Ocextracts, Chairman


. Mr. Kamrul Ahsan Chowdhury, CTO & Director, Ananash IT & Soluions Ltd., Co-Chairman
. Mr. Mohammad Tohidur Rahman Bhuiyan, MD & CEO, Right Time Limited, Member
. Mr. Md Jobayer Al Mahmud Hossain, Chairman, Banglanet Technologies Ltd., Member
. Mr. M Rashidul Hasan, CEO, Systech Digital Limited, Director-in-charge

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BASIS Board Sub Commitees


Board Sub Commitee on Membership
. Mr. Mustazur Rahman Sohel, Joint Secretary General, BASIS
. Mr. M. Rashidul Hasan, Vice President, BASIS
. Mr. Shah Imraul Kaeesh, Treasurer, BASIS
. Mr. Ariful Hasan, Director, BASIS

Board Sub Commitee on Recruitment & HR


. Mr. Utam Kumar Paul, Secretary General, BASIS
. Mr. Mustazur Rahman Sohel, Joint Secretary General, BASIS
. Mr. Shah Imraul Kaeesh, Treasurer, BASIS

Board Sub Commitee on Finance & Procurement


. Mr. M. Rashidul Hasan, Vice President, BASIS
. Mr. Utam Kumar Paul, Secretary General, BASIS
. Mr. Mustazur Rahman Sohel, Joint Secretary General, BASIS

Board Sub Commitee on legal aairs


. Mr. Utam Kumar Paul, Secretary General, BASIS
. Mr. AKM Fahim Mashroor, Former President, BASIS
. Mr. Shoeb Ahmed Masud, Former SG, BASIS
. Mr. Nahid Ahmad, Former SG, BASIS

STP1 Management Commitee


. Sami Ahmed, Execuive Director, BASIS, Convener
. Mr. Utam Kumar Paul, Managing Director, Best Business Bond Ltd., Member
. Mr. Shah Imraul Kaeesh, Managing Director, Technobd Web Soluions Pvt. Ltd., Member
. Mr. A.K.M. Fahim Mashroor, CEO, bdjobs.com, Member
. Mr. Amir Hossain, Managing Director, Electro Crat Corporaion Ltd., Member
6. Mr. Tamzid Siddiq Spondon, Managing Director, ZANALA Bangladesh Ltd., Member
7. Mr. AK Shabbir Mahbub, Chairman, DEVNET Limited, Member

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REPORT OF THE BASIS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL


2014-2016
Disinguished Members of BASIS,
Assalamu Alaikum. It gives me great pleasure to extend to you all a very warm welcome to this 7th Annual General
Meeing of BASIS on behalf of BASIS Execuive Council. I would like to take the honor of presening the report of the
Associaion for the year
.
Dear Industry Colleagues:
We are glad to menion here that, the year
had been very momentous in terms of aciviies, achievements and
a huge number of new iniiaives and innovaions. The year of
will undoubtedly be remarkable as BASIS has
made a number of successes both locally and internaionally.
Local Market Development
This year BASIS has taken several major iniiaives for overall development of local IT and ITES sector. BASIS has organized mega events like Digital World
and Bangladesh Internet Week in partnership with the ICT Division and
other stakeholders to promote the local industry. BASIS has been working closely with Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park
Authority in implemening and giving support to STP- , Janata Tower and Kaliakoir Hi-Tech Park project to address
the oce space issue of BASIS member companies. This year BASIS has organized the Code Warriors' Challenge
contest. Its objecive was to sensiize IT Students and Young Professionals about the required skills of the real life IT
industry. Digital Investment Summit
was another iniiaive for local market development. This event marked
a strong commitment from dierent eniies to invest and to promote investment in the ICT sector and create a drive
for digital soluions through mobile technology. BASIS has organized several startup events in partnership with dierent eniies to support the new iniiaives of BASIS member companies, such as Seedstars World, Connecing Startups Bangladesh, Accelerator Program with Founders Insitute, and Techrockers.
Internaional Market Development
B B and internaional fairs work as a markeing success factor for internaional market development. 9 B B matchmaking sessions were held in Bangladesh and foreign locales between BASIS member companies and companies
from USA, Netherlands, Uganda, Hungary, Brazil, Kenya, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Denmark, Qatar, UK and
Japan throughout the year. Also, BASIS paricipated in TiE Silicon Valley Conference, CeBIT
in Germany,
CeBIT Australia, Gitex Technology Week
in Dubai, Global Exhibiion in Services GES Delhi, North American
Bengali Conference NABC and th Japan IT Week. Several workshops to improve the export compeiiveness of
BASIS member companies were also organized under the NTF-III project.
BASIS was accorded the membership of Asia Pacic ICT Alliance APICTA in the 8th Execuive Meeing of APICTA
held at Singapore in March
. APICTA works with the partner countries for the development of the ICT trade
bodies of the Asia Pacic Region and the economies as well. The membership increases the business opportuniies
in the ICT sector of the dierent countries of Asia. BASIS has also paricipated in the APICTA ExCo Meeing and
APICTAInternaional Awards in Sri Lanka.

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BASIS Outsourcing Awards was held for the th ime this year to recognize the outstanding performances of
individuals and IT Firms who are engaged in IT/ITES outsourcing contribuing to the export market. About
including individuals and organizaions received BASIS Outsourcing Award
.
Capacity building
BASIS has taken iniiaives to train and employ
IT professionals within the next three years under the Skill
for Employment Investment Program SEIP , a project of the Ministry of Finance, mostly funded by the Asian
Development Bank.
BASIS Insitute of Technology and Management BITM oers industry ceried IT skill training to create skilled IT
professionals. BITM is soon going to start its aciviies in Chitagong. BITM also oers Export Coaching Program
ECP and dierent capacity building workshops.
BASIS provides strategy and policy support to the LICT project, a project of Bangladesh Computer Council BCC
under the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunicaion and Informaion Technology. The project aims to create
,
skilled workforce in IT for sustainable development of the IT and ITES industry.
Formaion of Working Groups
BASIS has launched BASIS E-commerce Alliance, BASIS Womens Forum and BASIS students forum in
. BASIS
E-commerce Alliance was launched with dierent stakeholders of the eCommerce eco-system, including eCommerce
companies, banks, courier service, insurance companies, nancial intermediaries, fCommerce, etc. The main objecive
is to understand the challenges of the eCommerce sector and to take iniiaives with all the relevant stakeholders to
grow the eCommerce market in Bangladesh.
BASIS Womens Forum was formed to advocate paricipaion of women in IT iniiaives. BASIS students forum was
launched to create a bridge between the IT industry and the Universiies and address the academia-industry gap.
New chapter
BASIS has opened a new chapter in Chitagong with a view to expand IT business, creaing skilled manpower and to
decentralize the overall aciviies. A ve member convening commitee has been formed iniially.
Policy Persuasion
As a consequence of repeated persuasion from BASIS, NBR withdrew VAT on e-commerce businesses, and
extended the exempion of income tax for sotware and ITES companies ill
, in the Naional Budget
6.
Bangladesh Bank has published an SRO empowering BASIS to cerify Sotware Imports through e-Delivery.
BASIS has worked closely with the Ministry of Commerce in formulaing the ICT chapters of the Import and Export
Policies of
8.
BASIS submited specic recommendaions to Secretary of Banking and Financial Insituion Division to make
necessary amendments to simplify IT entrepreneurs access to Equity and Entrepreneurship Fund EEF .
BASIS has made suggesions and is working with CPTU to make necessary changes in Public Procurement Rules
PPR , to make the policies more IT industry friendly.
BASIS is advising SEC on the small-caps policy, a policy that will allow IT Companies to paricipate in IPO with more
realisic paid-up capital for the IT Industry. BASIS also played a key role in developing the Venture Capital Policy,
which was published under Alternaive Investment Rules by SEC in June
.

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BASIS is a major stakeholder in formulaing the many policies of ICT Division and its dierent bodies Cyber
Security ACT, Hi-Tech Park and STP Policy, etc.
Members Services
Access to nance is a signicant and enduring problem for the industry. BASIS and IDLC have jointly launched a
nancial service program called IDLC Udbhabon to improve SMEs access to nance where loan faciliies for startups, short term loan, loan to buy domesic sotware or IT enable services and commercial space will be oered.
IDLC will not only provide the nancial services for ICT companies but also will refer its SME/corporate clients to
BASIS if they wish to purchase any sotware. These clients will enjoy a special discount from BASIS. Besides, IDLC
will provide loans to the companies who wish to purchase sotware from the BASIS member companies.
BASIS iniiated a new service in associaion with Standard Chartered Bank named SCB ERQ Account , which is
SCBs bundle oering of Savings Account and an US Dollar ERQ Exporter Retenion Quota account. The service
is for individuals and rms involved in service export in non-physical form such as outsourcing, BPO, business
services, research and advisory services etc. The service is free of cost for BASIS member companies. To facilitate,
BASIS will issue tesimonial / cericate to the outsourcing professionals which will help them to avail the oer of
the bank.
Besides these, BASIS provided necessary policy supports to its members
Special Iniiaive for Local Market Development
BASIS has submited a Proposal of Program from Non-Development Budget PPNB to the government with an aim
of expansion of IT & Sotware Industry and local market development. The proposed iniiaive includes the following
aciviies: arrange policy workshops to ensure paricipaion of local sotware and IT companies in public procurements, build customer awareness of home-grown sotware and ITES, industry & market research, Made in Bangladesh markeing/PR/branding, sotware Expos in seven divisional ciies, local market one-to-one matchmaking,
markeing and business process training for IT professionals, B B portal for sotware companies, and build a market
dedicated to sotware.

Thank you

Utam Kumar Paul


Secretary General, BASIS

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January
One Bangladesh Uniing Vision Workshop
Tech Adda with Shishir
Second Grooming Session of Code Warrior Challenge
Distribute blankets among poor
Meeing with SEC chairman on stock market reformaion of IT industry
State Ministers dinner with the CEOs
Ambassador dinner program
BASIS-Microsot Joint event

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calendar

February
Meeting with JETRO
BASIS Students Forum launching
Digital World 2015
Ministerial conference
Conferences and seminars
B2B Matchmaking
Closing and Award Night

March
Participation in GSMA Mobile World Congress
International Women's day celebration
Digital World 2015 Thank you Dinner
Participation in CeBIT 2015, Germany
Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) membership
SEIP Launching

April
Launch of E-commerce Alliance
B2B matchmaking with UK and Netherlands
Budget proposal to Finance Minister
NASA Space App Challenge, Hackathon in Dhaka and Chittagong

May
Participation in CeBIT Australia
Participation in Japan IT Week
Digital Investment Summit 2015
Seminar on Building Tech Brands with Digital Marketing

June
New chapter in port city
BASIS Womens Forum
Meeting with Tholons
Workshop on Strategic HR Management
Student Forum Presents "IT Career Conference & Students Meetup"
Budget Reaction
Round Table on Policy Support for Local E-Commerce Industry

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July
MoU for Bangladesh Internet Week
Participation in North American Bengali Conference
Seminar on winning the future- by YAKSEE Inc.
MOU signing with IDLC

August
B2B Meetings in Thailand
Meeting with NBR
Internet Leadership Workshop held at Dhaka
Town hall meetings
BASIS outsourcing Award Interview

September
Promotion of Bangladesh Internet Week
Bangladesh Internet Week inaugurated by prime minister
Bangladesh internet Week Seminars and Workshops
Bangladesh Investment summit
Financial Service for ICT Entrepreneurs

November
BASIS Outsourcing Award 2015
NTF-III Bangladesh Project Q3 2015 PSC Meeting
Preparatory meeting on Digital World 2015
APICTA in Sri Lanka
Workshop on Competency Framework
Farewell Dinner for Indian High Commissioner
B2B Matchmaking in Netherlands, London and Qatar

October
B2B in Kenya and Uganda
Connecting startups
GiTex Dubai
Japan B2B
Meetings with PKSF, Banking Secretary and Planning Minister
SeedStar Press Conference
Submission of PPNB
Townhall meeting
Preparatory Meeting with all Exhibitors of GITEX
MoU signing with BACCO on BPO Summit 2015

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Promoing IT and ITES Industry Local


Digital World

Digital World
was the largest tech expo in Bangladesh. Held from the 9- February
, this event was a
massive success, with hundreds of thousands of visitors coming to see the latest technologies and products
showcased by the IT sector of Bangladesh.
Digital World
was organized by the ICT division, under the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunicaions and
Informaion Technology and the Bangladesh Associaion of Sotware and Informaion Services BASIS . Digital
Bangladesh is an idea that includes the use of IT for management, administraion and governance to ensure
transparency, accountability and delivery at all levels of society and state. Digital World
was built upon the
previous successes of Digital World
, with the objecive of reinforcing technology and knowledge centric growth
needs of Bangladesh and Asia through capitalizaion of market economy and boosing human development.
The event was inaugurated by Honorable Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina and was atended by such notable names as
Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, ICT adviser to the Prime Minister and also by Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister,Ministry of
ICT.

Objecive

The vision of Digital World


was to showcase the accomplishments of Bangladeshi in IT/ITES to a global
audience, help brand Bangladesh as a worthy desinaion for IT investment and as the startup capital of Asia, bring
together experts from all over the world and promote the free ow of ideas and increase familiarity of local people
with IT and ITES.

Accomplishments

Digital World
was based on four pillars that include exposiion, seminars and workshops, special events and
communicaions. Digital World
had four main exposiions: BASIS SotExpo, Mobile Innovaion Expo, E
commerce Expo and E-Governance Expo. The four main exposiions were held with
stalls.

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There were over 250 exhibitors


from
home
and
abroad
paricipaing in the event. There
were
policy-makers,
senior
government
ocials
and
ministers, industry leaders, civil
society spokespersons, investors
and
mulinaional
sotware
vendors paricipaing in the
event.
seminars and technical
sessions were held at the venue
and speakers rom around
countries spoke at the seminars
and technical sessions. Over
,
visitors atended the
mega event and over
,
people atended the seminars and
conerences. Over
Government decision makers, Over
Government ocials and CXO s were present
throughout the our day event. Over 7 CEOS atended CXO night. There were several big ceremonies organized
such as Opening ceremony, Award ceremony, CXO night and Closing Ceremony.
A programming contest called Code Warriors Challenge has been organized. This proved to be an excellent
opportunity or investors as well as or the visitors who visited the Expo rom all over the world. These included
prospecive corporaions, individual and insituional buyers as well as investors, entrepreneurs, government ocials,
outsourcing companies and the new generaion o technology enthusiasts.
Representaives o internaional and naional ICT companies, local sotware rms, government departments and
agencies implemening e-governance, IT training insitutes, and university teachers and students were present in the
various events o the Expo.
The Digital World
innovaions.

with its broader and bigger extent has been a prospect or exchange and espousal o ICT

Digital World Events and Aciviies


Press conerences, Ambassadors
Dinner, CXO Dinner, IT Journalists
Dinner and MoU Signing with
partners were held as pre-events o
Digital World
. About
conerences,
seminars
and
tech-sessions were
organized
under the rame work o Digital
world. The -day event came to an
end with an Award night. Highlights
o this year s Digital World were:
Opening
Ceremony,
BPM
Conerence,Tech
Women
Conerence, Titanium Conerence,
Ministerial Conerence, BIPC DW
Conerence, CXO Night, Demo Day
or Tech Rockers, Award Night, CMS
Developers Conerenceand Cloud Camp.

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Expos
Digital World

was organized into our dierent expos.

BASIS Sot Expo


BASIS has been organizing its annual mega event BASIS SOFTEXPO since
. Over recent years, SOFTEXPO has
become Bangladesh's biggest showcase or sotware products; IT enabled services ITES and ICT system soluions.
Business organizaions ranging rom large conglomerates to SMEs, government departments and agencies, nonprot
and development organizaions as well as individual buyers paricipated in this Expo. The Expo demonstrated the
latest technologies and uture possibiliies under the same roo.
Mobile Innovaion Expo
As smart phones gained tremendous popularity among people; Bangladesh is geing atenion rom global smartphone industry as an emerging innovator o smartphone related sotware. App development is a brilliant example that
has brought many successes or Bangladesh in recent years. This was one o the key atracions o this year's event.
E-Commerce Expo
E-commerce in Bangladesh has evolved over ime in just
years. There are internaional and local companies entering the E-commerce sector not just or buying and selling but also or new and innovaive ways to make prot through
online services. As E-Governance acilitates ecommerce; our country has seen tremendous growth o ecommerce
sites in last couple o years. This was another area o atenion o this year's event.
E Governance Expo
E-governance is the applicaion o ICT or delivering government services, exchanges o inormaion, communicaion,
and transacion, integraion o stand-alone system and services, interacions within the governmental ramework.
The use o ICT in government services has seen notable progress in recent years. Dierent Ministry Exhibits showcased E-Services provided by the government, which highlighted the development o dierent Government Sectors
towards the goal to achieve a "Digital Bangladesh".
Experience Zone
The Experience Zone was an area designed to showcase innovaive projects and to give visitors a demonstraion o
the dierent projects that will be implemented by the government in the oreseeable uture.

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Programming Contest: Code Warrior Challenge

For the ourth ime, BASIS, BITM, ICT Division and Ministry o Posts Telecommunicaion and Inormaion Technology
Bangladesh have organized the Code Warriors' Challenge contest. Its objecive was to sensiize IT Students and
Young Proessionals about the required skills o the real lie IT industry and in addiion, give a chance to pracice the
real lie problems. Second grooming session o Code Warrior Challenge, the biggest programming compeiion o
Bangladesh ended on January
. 6 groups paricipated in the session, held at the Midas Centre, Dhaka. 7
Universiies and
companies paricipated in the preliminary round in the categories o Web Applicaion
Development and Mobile Applicaion Development.

Recogniion to Outsourcing Potenials: BASIS Outsourcing Award

BASIS organized BASIS Outsourcing Awards or the th ime this year to recognize the outstanding perormances o
individuals and IT Firms who are engaged in online outsourcing.About
including individuals and organizaions
received BASIS Outsourcing Award
at the Insitute o Diploma Engineers auditorium in Dhaka on November
,
. With the aim o spreading outsourcing through the country, this year top 8 reelancers and IT entrepre

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neurs rom 6 districts were awarded. 8 awards to individual outsourcing proessionals and awards to women
outsourcing proessionals were handed out.
companies got recogniion or their contribuion in the outsourcing
sector. Also
startup companies were awarded on a category introduced or the rst ime.
State Minister o Ministry o Finance and Planning, M AMannan handed out the awards as the Chie Guest. Md.
Nazrul Islam Khan, Secretary, Ministry o Educaion atended the ceremony as Special Guests. BASIS President
Shameem Ahsan presided over the ceremony.

Seedstars World Compeiion

The Seedstars World compeiion is being held or the past ew years at the global level to provide supports to
seed-level startup companies. This year Bangladesh Associaion o Sotware and Inormaion Services BASIS and
Seedstars World organized the compeiion or the rst ime in Bangladesh on November ,
. The iniiaive was
powered by Internaional Trade Center o United Naion and BD Venture Limited, and acivated by Beterstories Ltd.
and Preneurlab. The winner o that event Madviser, which has created an app to compare cell phone oers by
analyzing usage paterns based on the phone s data will represent Bangladesh at the Seedstars Global Summit next
March.
BASIS President Shameem Ahsan was present at the prize giving ceremony o the Dhaka leg o global Seedstars
World compeiion as the Chie Guest. The program was also atended by Ambassador o Switzerland to Bangladesh
Chrisian Marin Fotsch, Dhaka chapter Director o Founder Insitute SajidRahman, Co-ounder o NewscredIraj
Islam, ITC Senior Ocer Marin Labbe, Managing Director o BD Venture Limited Shawkat Hossain among others.

Digital Investment Summit: To Promote Investment in the IT Sector

The day-long Digital Investment Summit


took place on May 7,
. This event marked a strong commitment
rom dierent eniies to invest and to promote investment in the ICT sector and create a drive or digital soluions
through mobile technology. This event was jointly organized by ICT Division, BASIS, Telenor Group and Accenture

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Bangladesh at the RaddissonBlu Water Garden Hotel, Dhaka. The investment summit eatured paricipaion rom key
local and internaional policymakers, representaives rom the government and trade bodies, investors and industry
leaders.
Mr. Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, ICT Aairs Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister spoke at the summit as the Chie
Guest. ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak was the Special Guest o the event.

Bangladesh Internet Week

Bangladesh Internet Week was a joint iniiaive by the ICT Division, BASIS and Grameenphone, held on September
to ,
to promote internet usage amongst the people o Bangladesh. This week-long series o events consisted
o three expos happening in three major ciies throughout the country, Dhaka, Rajshahi and Sylhet, as well as digital
airs happening in every upazila o the country.

Objecive

Bangladesh Internet Week intended to meet certain objecives to empower Bangladesh as a naion with the tool o
technology in its grasp. The core objecives were to connect the unconnected, to create awareness about mass uses
o Internet, to create million new internet users, to uplit the homegrown internet products, to connect
million
people in the course o 7 days and to increase the Internet penetraion.

Target group

The target groups o Bangladesh Internet Week were:


Internet and Product Developers o Bangladesh: Bangladesh Internet Week served as a major plaform or internet
based businesses to showcase their products and services to reach a massive audience.
New users o Internet: Through Bangladesh Internet, we encouraged a greater number o people to avail the benets
o the internet. Through Bangladesh Internet Week, achieving the goal o million new internet users had been targeted.
People in the grass roots level: A large percentage o the country is unconnected. More oten than not, this percentage is amongst the people rom the grass roots level who can be most beneted rom being connected to the internet.
Youth: The youth are heavy users o the internet. Through the Bangladesh Internet Week, BASIS exposed them to
the numerous products and services, as well as the benets o the internet.

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Aciviies

There were muli-dimensional aciviies o the Bangladesh Internet Week: Major Expos Dhaka, Rajshahi and
Sylhet , Digital Mela in 88 Upazilas, 7 Talk Shows in a TV Channel and
Tech Events. Besides this, there were
campus acivaion programs,
mega events in dierent universiies, a Street Paining event and a lot more.

Major Expos

Country s biggest internet est had major exposiions showcasing internet technologies, applicaions and sotware
packages in three major ciies o the county - Dhaka, Rajshahi and Sylhet. To inorm and educate, these expos showcased technologies and applicaions.

Upazila Digital Mela

Through the Upazila Digital Mela & Internet Week iniiaive, we hoped to increase their awareness o the lie changing capabiliies o the internet or employment, educaion, eCommerce, agriculture, health benets, eGovernance,
public services, entertainment and so orth all throughout Bangladesh. Showcase o some o the key technologies and
applicaions showcased at the main expos were conducted in 87 Union Digital Centers.

Talk shows

7 talk shows were telecasted on TV under the ramework o Bangladesh Internet Week. Following are the topics o
the talk shows: Creaing an ecosystem or the growth o Internet, Raionale Taxaion Policy or ICT Industry, Key
policy support required or growth o E-Commerce in Bangladesh, Challenges or naionwide internet coverage,
Importance o Intellectual Property: Bangladesh Perspecive , Mobile Applicaions: Changing Lives and Commercial
Freedom or ICT industry.

Tech Events

The tech events were organized with the goal o enriching the knowledge o the students who visited them and were
also another avenue to inorm the students about the benets o the internet and how it can help them in their lives.
The tech events covered a wide range o topics some were very technical events which were aimed at imparing
specialized knowledge while others were more general and accessible to students.

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Partnership with NBR in Income Tax Fair

NBR organized a weeklong naional income tax airs across the country on September 6- ,
to encourage
people or paying income tax to widen the tax net or ensuring increased revenue collecion. BASIS has worked as the
Digital partner or the air. BASIS promoted the air through Social Media, BASIS website and BASIS members.

Connecing Startups

ICT Division and Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority BHTPA , with support rom BASIS and BCC have developed a
process to select the companies to be incubated at the First Government Sotware Technology Park STP - through
Connecing Startups Bangladesh.
The Connecing Startups Bangladesh - Startup Compeiion was launched on October 8 and was open or applica
ions or one month. From the group o potenial startups, a handul will be chosen or incubaion at the Janata Tower
Sotware Technology Park - which will be declared next year.

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Internaional

BASIS-TiE Silicon Valley Conference

TiE Silicon Valley s premier annual awards program keenly contested by thousands o technology start-ups worldwide
and the awards are announced at TiEcon, the world s largest conerence or entrepreneurs. TiE Silicon Valley President had invited BASIS President along with business delegates to paricipate in the TiECon
.
To encourage unds rom Silicon Valley venture capital companies Shyam Sunder Sikder, Secretary o ICT Division,
Shameem Ahsan, President o BASIS, SM Ashraul Islam, Execuive Director o Bangladesh Computer Council BCC ,
M Helal, AABEA Advisor among othersspoke at the annual award program organized by American Associaion o
Bangladeshi Engineers and Architects AABEA at The Indus Entrepreneurs TiE Silicon Valley. M RashidulHasan,
BASIS Vice President and MostazurRahmanSohel, BASIS Joint Secretary General,were present among others.

Global Exhibiion on Services GES

5 in New Delhi

Ministry o Commerce and Industry, Government o India, the Conederaion o Indian Industry CII and the Services
Export Promoion Council SEPC jointly organized the Global Exhibiion in Services GES on - April,
in New
Delhi, India. Global Exhibiion on Services GES is a global plaform or trade in services amongst major players aimed to
enhance strategic cooperaion and develop synergies between compeiive players o services sector with their global
counterparts.Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister, Ministry o ICT, Shameem Ahsan, BASIS President, Russell T Ahmed,
BASIS Senior Vice President, BASIS Joint Secretary General, Mohammed MostazurRahmanSohel, Utam Kumar Paul,
BASIS Secretary General,Samira ZuberiHimika,BASIS Director, Ms. Farhana Anwar Rahman, Chairperson & CEO o UY
Systems Ltd., Mr. Forkan Bin Quasem, Managing Director o Spectrum Engineering Consorium Ltd, Mr. Mohammad
Amirul Islam, Partner o IB Corporaion and Mr. Abu Nasher, PRO to ICT State Minister atended the GES
.

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CeBIT Australia 2015

BASIS paricipated in CeBIT Australia


, one o the largest IT air in the world, or the rst ime during May to
7,
at Sydney Olympic Park, Australia. BASIS took part in this mega event in collaboraion with Export
Promoion Bureau under the Ministry o Commerce. Four BASIS Members companies Beyond Technologies, BITS
Soluions Ltd., Divine IT Limited and The Databiz Sotware Ltd paricipated in the event as exhibitors where
Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority was another exhibitor rom Government side.

CeBIT Germany 2015

BASIS paricipated in the largest IT Fair o the World: CeBIT


. The air took place rom 6 to
March
, in Hannover o Germany. With the help o the Expert Promoion Bureau EPB , BASIS member companies Corporate IT Limited and
Grameen Soluions Limited paricipated in CeBIT
, along with the Bangladesh Hi Tech Park Authority, showcasing their
products and services. Also Beyond Technologies and Metronet Bangladesh Limited paricipated in CeBIT
as visitors.

Asia Pacic ICT Alliance APICTA


Asia Pacic ICT Alliance APICTA Membership
BASIS achieved the membership o Asia Pacic ICT Alliance APICTA . BASIS was accorded the membership in the
8th Execuive Meeing o APICTA held at Singapore during March - ,
. APICTA is a renowned organizaion
in the ICT sector o Asia. Being an associaion o the ICT trade bodies o the Asia Pacic Region, APICTA works with
the partner countries or the development o the sector and the economies as well. BASIS has achieved the
membership o such disinguished organizaion ater going through extensive procedures.

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BASIS was invited to join the 8th Execuive Commitee meeing o APICTA. In response to the invitaion o APICTA,
BASIS President Mr. Shameem Ahsan along with Mr. Abdullah H Ka, the ormer Chairman o Asian-Oceanian Compuing Industry Organizaion ASOCIO and BASIS Advisor or Internaional Aairs; and Mr. Utam Kumar Paul, Secretary General o BASIS atended in the consensual meeings with the representaives o the member countries.

APICTA ExCo Meeing and APICTA-

5 Internaional Awards in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka had declared November 6- ,


as 'Naional Inormaion and Communicaion Technology Week'. During
this week APICTA ExCo meeing and APICTA Internaional Awards ceremony was held. The meeing provides a
plaform or paricipants to network and inormaion exchanges with ICT, business, government and academic leaders
rom Asia Pacic economies. The award ceremony was hosted by Federaion o IT Industry Sri Lanka FITIS , BCS the
Chartered Insitute or IT Sri Lanka Secion BCSSL and the ICT Agency o Sri Lanka ICTA . The awards were handed
out to reect, encourage and recognize innovaive products and applicaions developed in Asia Pacic economies.
Mr. Russell T Ahmed, Senior Vice President o BASIS atended the APICTA ExCo Meeing and the award ceremony.
He shared his plan to hold APICTA Awards in Bangladesh next year which will be organized by BASIS.

Japan IT Week Spring

BASIS took part in the th Japan IT Week, Spring


in collaboraion with ICT Division under the Ministry o Posts
Telecommunicaion and Inormaion Technology during May at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. The delegaion was
led by the Honorable State Minister o ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak. The paricipants were rom both public and
private sector. Six BASIS member companies represented the private sector, which includes HawarIT Sotware Service
Ltd, Inocrat Soluions Ltd., DataSot Systems Bangladesh Limited, Genweb Limited, weDevs and Systech Digital
Limited. A great number o inormaion systems manager, management execuives, sales managers, system integrators
and managers rom IT system division visited Japan IT Week to conduct business ace to ace with exhibitors. The
exhibiion worked as the meeing point or both IT soluion providers and IT system managers.

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Bangladesh-Japan B B Meeing in Tokyo

BASIS and Embassy o Bangladesh in Tokyo organized Bangladesh-Japan B B Meeing on 6 October,


in Tokyo.
Bangladeshi IT Proessionals in Japan supported the event.
Bangladeshi IT companies took part with their services
& products and had exclusive B B meeings with no ewer than
Japanese companies. Besides establishing
business contacts & serious engagements, some successul business deals have been concluded. Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Masud Bin Momen, BASIS President Shameem Ahsan, JETRO Senior Director Takashi Suzuki made
presentaions on the occasion. BASIS Secretary General Utam Kumar Paul, Former President o BASIS Mahboob
Zaman were present there. Fruiful business discussions & acive engagements o all the paricipaing Japanese &
Bangladeshi companies made the event a success. This event is expected to culminate in successul business relaionship between Japanese & Bangladeshi companies.

GITEX Technology Week

5, Dubai

GITEX Technology Week


, the largest IT exhibiion o Middle East and Arica was held rom October 8,
.
The exhibiion commenced by Dubai World Trade Centre was organized at the Dubai Internaional Convenion and
Exhibiion Centre. The -day event coninued ill October . The exhibiion worked as a gateway or global technology brands to access the Middle East, the astest emerging and investment ready ICT market.

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BASIS with the support o Export Promoion Bureau paricipated in the exhibiion. Six BASIS member companies had
partaken in the exhibiion. Paricipatory companies were: Code Knight Soluions, Free Sotware Soluion, Genuity
Systems Ltd, Mir Technologies Ltd, Reve Systems Ltd and Sot Tech Ltd.

North American Bengali Conference NABC


The North American Bengali Conerence, known as the BangaSammelan was held in the United States in Texas. The
Conerence lasted rom July
to July
and BASIS took part in the conerence. With the intent o increasing the
exposure o Bangladesh in global landscape, Bangladesh was branded under the slogan o Bangladesh Next . Along
with BASIS, Bangladesh Computer Council and the ICT sector took part in the conerence.
BASIS President Shameem Ahsan, along with Vice President M. Rashidul Hasan and Joint Secretary General
Mustazur Rahman Sohel made up the BASIS delegaion. Eight BASIS member companies took part in the conerence. These are Krani Associates Limited, Reverie Corporaion Limited, Southtech Limited, Service Engine Limited,
Ubik Corporaion Limited, Technology Soluion Limited, ARC Bangladesh Limited and Beyond Technologies.

B B Meeings in Thailand

BASIS took part in business to business B B meeings in Thailand on August ,


to uilize and develop market
opportuniies between Bangladeshi and Thai IT and ITES companies. As part o the
council meeing o the Asian
Oceanian Compuing Industry Organizaion ASOCIO and the plenary meeing o
, ASOCIO organized the B B
meeings. The meeings were held in Bangkok, where twelve BASIS member companies took part. Aside rom them,
companies rom Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand took part in the meeing. The discussions were regarding business
development and trade relaions between the two countries. Meeings were held with around
companies rom
Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia.

Internaional ICT and BPO conference in Uganda

The Internaional ICT and BPO conerence was held in Kampala, Uganda during
September to October ,
.
M Rashidul Hasan, Vice President o BASIS discussed the developments in Bangladesh IT industry in the Internaional
ICT and BPO conerence in Uganda on 8 October. He atended the conerence in response o the invitaion rom UN
Internaional Trade Centre ITC . The conerence was organized by Uganda ICT Associaion. Apart rom that he also

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headed the B B meeings separately held in Uganda and Kenya.


M. Rashidul Hasan spoke at the conerence where he talked about regular programs and aciviies o BASIS and how they
assist their member companies in capacity building and creaing new entrepreneurs. Uganda companies conveyed their
interest to work with BASIS at the conerence. They expressed their interest to partake in BASIS SotExpo and sign MoU
with BASIS during their visit. Five BASIS member companies engaged in B B meeings with Uganda ICT Associaion as a
part o the conerence. Each o the BASIS member companies had more than
meeings with the Kenyan companies.

ITU Telecom World Event in Hungary

Mr. Sunny Md. Ashra Khan, Director o BASIS was invited to join to speak at the ITU Telecom World Event. On the
central theme o Acceleraing Innovaion or social good , Forum debates at ITU Telecom World
, took place
rom October

in Budapest, Hungary. The Forum program at the event explored three main tracks: accelerating digital transormaion, expanding access to digital opportuniies and building trust or a connected uture.The
discussions
embraced the key issues o moment in the ICT sector and address how together we can move orward on creaing
a beter uture or all, as soon as possible.
.

NTF III Bangladesh-Dutch B B

A B B matchmaking session was held in Utrecht, Netherlands on November ,


. NTF III companies that paricipated in meeings were Aprosot Consuling and Training Corp., BrainStaion- , Daodil Computers Limited, IBCSPRIMAX Sotware BD Ltd., IMpulse BD Ltd, Inormaix Technologies, Kaz Sotware Ltd., Nascenia Limited, PixelNet
Technologies Ltd., Prime Tech Soluions Ltd., Shurjomukhi Limited, Spino Studio and Systech Digital Limited.

Business Matchmaking Event in London


8 NTF III companies atended a Business Matchmaking Event in London, UK arranged by NTF III Bangladesh Project.
They met many potenial UK clients and discussed the prospects o supporing or outsourcing their development
needs. The B B networking meeing was held on November 7,
. The NTF III companies are Ergo Ventures Pvt.
Ltd., GraphicPeople Limited, Laitude- , Reverie Corporaion Limited, Shehala IT Ltd., Tradexcel Graphics Limited,
UY Systems Ltd. and Windmill Inotech Limited.

B B Meeing with UK and Denmark


NTF III companies took part in a B B matchmaking sessions on April
- ,
. companies rom UK and
company rom Denmark paricipated in the meeings. The session was under the NTF III project. Companies that
paricipated in the B B meeings were Aprosot Consuling and Training Corp., BrainStaion- , Daodil Computers
Limited, Ergo Ventures Pvt. Ltd., GraphicPeople Limited, Ice9 Interacive Ltd., Laitude- , Mulimedia Content &
Communicaions Ltd, Nascenia Limited, ReliSource Technologies Ltd., ServicEngine Limited, Shehala IT Ltd., Shurjomukhi Limited, Spino Studio, Structured Data Systems Limited, Systech Digital Limited and UY Systems Ltd.

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Strengthening BASIS
New Chapter in Chitagong

BASIS opened a new chapter in Chitagong on June 8th with a view to expand IT business, creaing skilled manpower and
to decentralize the overall aciviies. A ve member convening commitee has been ormed iniially. The commitee is
headed by Mr. Md. Imrul Islam Chowdhury. Managing Director o Copotronic Ino systems Ltd. Other members include
Mr. Abul Kashem, Managing Director o Xponent Ino systems, Md. Jillur Rahman Lipton, Managing Director o Corporate
IT Limited, Proessor Rezaul Karim, CEO o Desh IT and Mr. Ahsanul Karim, Managing Director o Frenz I Park.
For skill development and training, BASIS sub organizaion BASIS Insitute o Technology and Management BITM also
began aciviies through the Chitagong Chapter.

STP- Contract Signing

An agreement was signed between Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority BHTPA , Bangladesh Development Bank
Limited BDBL and BASIS to ensure opimum environment, compeiive rent among other benets or the tenant
sotware companies in the BDBL building or a period o years commencing rom July ,
. BASIS Secretary

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General Mr. Utam Kumar Paul and BASIS Execuive Director Sami Ahmed were present at the occasion. BASIS has
agreed to act as the management agent o the agreement which involves collecing rents, uiliies and other charges
rom these tenants. BASIS also ensures security, cleaning and other necessary services. In this connecion, a STPmanagement commitee was ormed. Mr. Sami Ahmed, Execuive Director, BASIS is the Convener o the commitee
while the members included Mr. Utam Kumar Paul, Secretary General, BASIS; Mr. Shah Imraul Kaeesh, Treasurer,
BASIS; Mr. A.K.M. Fahim Mashroor, CEO, bdjobs.com; Mr. Amir Hossain, Managing Director, Electro Crat
Corporaion Ltd.; Mr. Tamzid Siddiq Spondon, Managing Director, ZANALA Bangladesh Ltd. and Mr. AK Shabbir
Mahbub, Chairman, DEVNET Limited.

Import Remitance Against Purchase of Sotware Through eDelivery


BASIS persuaded Bangladesh Bank o the need o authenicaion cericaion as a pre-requisite or imporing sotware
through eDelivery. Bangladesh Bank has relaxed its oreign exchange regulaion allowing purchase o sotware
through eDelivery without prior permission. Bangladesh Bank has issued a direcive regarding the same. The guidelines said that authorized dealers Banks may allow their customers to arrange customs assessment o the sotware
ater being saised orm the cericaion issued by BASIS to the eect that the purchase o sotware is genuine and
sourced rom reliable suppliers.

SCB-BASIS: ERQ Account for Outsourcing Companies and Individuals

BASIS iniiated a new service in associaion with Standard Chartered Bank named SCB ERQ Account , which is SCB s
bundle oering o Savings Account and an US Dollar ERQ Exporter Retenion Quota account. The service is or
individuals and rms involved in service export in non-physical orm such as outsourcing, BPO, business services,
research and advisory services etc. The service is ree o cost or BASIS member companies. To acilitate, BASIS issues
tesimonial / cericate to the outsourcing proessionals which helps them to avail the oer o the bank. Under this
service, customer can park the payment received through inward remitance in USD account and BDT account
simultaneously. The account holder will have the opion o retaining maximum % o the inward remitance in the
oreign currency account. Customer can transer the USD und abroad rom USD ERQ account through wire transer
/ and Demand Drat or bonade business purpose. VISA Internaional debit card can be issued against ERQ account.
Also, customer can earn interest on BDT Savings account according to prevailing interest rate.

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Policy and Research


Export Policy

5- 8

BASIS had made some recommendaions while drating the new export policy or the next three years, Export Policy
- 8. The recommendaions were made regarding the service tax or imported Sotware and IT enabled services
through online and e-delivery, Sotware license issues, availability o high speed data transmission line, IT industry
branding and oreign organizaions involved in computer business, Back-to-Back Leters o Credit based on work
order or exporing Sotware and IT enabled services among others.

Proposals for EEF Policy Reformaion

Proposals to simpliy IT entrepreneurs access to Equity and Entrepreneurship Fund EEF ; aiming at providing them
with equity support and to reduce corrupion were submited by BASIS to Dr. M. Aslam Alam, Secretary o Banking
and Financial Insituion Division or Ministry o Finance on October
. To change the maximum budget or a
proposed project to
crore rom crore or ICT industry, to increase the Intellectual Property IP related costs to
% rom % o the total budget, making the disbursements in installments and allow the rst one without any
paper, to ease the EEF rules o taking land/building/at as collateral or the genuine young entrepreneurs were the
major changes recommended.

Iniiaivesto expedite Venture Capital Policy

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To address the industrys access to nance barriers, BASIS persuaded SEC into creaing a venture capital policy
making it easier for Bangladeshi companies to have access to funds and to scale up. Previously there was absence of
a legal framework for the set-up of private equity and venture capital funds. BASIS President Shameem Ahsan urged
the authoriies to iniiate Venture Capital Policy quickly in a meeing with Bangladesh Security Exchange Commission
SEC Chairman Professor Dr. M Khairul Hossain on January 8,
. Execuive Director of SEC, Mahbubul Alam
was also present in the meeing held in the SEC oce. BASIS had also suggested to signicantly reduce the Paid-up
Capital from BDT
million in order to help IT companies to be enlisted for IPO; and to take into account the
sustainability growth of the companies rather than dividend, like top internaional organizaions.

PPR Recommendaions
BASIS had made few suggesions to make necessary changes in Public Procurement Rules PPR to make the policies
more IT industry friendly. BASIS delegaion had a meeing with Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal regarding the
need of law and guidelines to ensure paricipaion of local companies in public procurement.Suggesions were made
regarding Price Preference
% local share will get % Price Preference , Technical Preference
% local share will
get a % bonus in technical evaluaion , the need of imposing some restricions on overseas companies paricipaing
in a tender alone, Withdrawal of the condiion on turnover set for local IT companies seeking to paricipate in bidding
for any donor funded project among many others.

No VAT on E-commerce and Tax exempionfor IT Companies ill


Following repeated persuasion from BASIS, NBR withdrew VAT on e-commerce businesses along with coninued
exempion of income tax for sotware and ITES companies ill
.

BASIS, BCS and ISPAB Budget Reacion

As a part of the requests that were made to the government to withdraw the proposed % VAT on E-commerce,
another joint Press conference by BASIS, Bangladesh Computer Samity BCS and Internet Service Providers
Associaion of Bangladesh ISPAB was organized. BASIS president Shameem Ahsan, BCS President A.H.M. Mahfuzul
Arif and ISPAB President M.A. Hakim spoke in the press conference on behalf of their respecive organizaions.
Shameem Ahsan remarked that a large number of recommendaions were given by BASIS, ISPAB and BCS to the
honorable Finance Minister and the NBR Chairman before the budget was passed, many of which have been rejected.
Although the IT and IT enabled services are income tax exempted ill
it will take - years for the usage of

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E-commerce to become more widely accepted throughout Bangladesh. Moreover, he expressed his concern over the
imposed % VAT which he worried would seriously restrict the growth of the industry.

Strategy Papers
Export Strategy
To achieve the One Bangladesh vision BASIS has been adoping muliple strategies. BASIS plans to earn $ billion from
Sotware, ITES and BPO export by
8. Dr. M. Rokonuzzaman, academic, researcher and acivist has writen a research
paper on export strategy for BASIS which would work as a road map to achieve the same. The strategy paper itled Strategy
for Increasing Export of Sotware and Services of Bangladesh to: US$ billion within
8 , recommends the strategy of
improving the knowledge base-- in the area of technology, innovaion and product management promoing applicaions
focused pre-commercial R&D in academic insituions and providing seed capital for developing & commercializaion new
products.

BASIS Secretariat Strengthening


The NTF III Bangladesh project puts a heavy emphasis on the strengthening of its partner BASIS, applying ITCs AIM For Results
methodology. Anne Chappaz,Senior Insituional Development Expert & Execuive Coach for Internaional Trade Centre ITC ,
following her visits made observaions regarding organogram, job descripion claricaion and recruitment policy among others
and dened the Performance Improvement Roadmap PIRM for BASIS.As per her recommendaions BASIS plans to bring
changes and formulate policies in following areas: Mid-level management, capacity building and recruitment policy.

HR Development
SEIP: Create

IT Skilled Manpower

As a part of BASIS One Bangladesh vision to create million IT professionals within


8, BASIS trainings will be
spread throughout the country. BASIS training programs are going to be started in seven divisions of the country in
addiion to Dhaka.BASIS will train and employ
IT professionals free of cost within the next three years by this
training program. The training will be given to create Skilled IT professionals under Skill for Employment Investment
Program SEIP , a project of the Ministry of Finance.
Training labs will be established in the seven divisions of the country under this project, as stated in the program. Training
has started in Dhaka this year and soon it will start in the rest of the six divisions. Five thousand trainees in the rst year
and nine thousand each in the next consecuive two years will be trained in dierent areas of IT sector. The trainees will
be provided training free of cost. In addiion to that, they will be given Tk.
monthly during the training period.

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BASIS Insitute of Technology and Management BITM


To address the skill gap of HR in the industry, BASIS insituionalized its training aciviies and set up BASIS Insitute
of Technology & Management BITM with the support of World Bank. BITM was established with a vision to be a
world-class IT insitute in Bangladesh for the purpose of enhancing the compeiiveness of the IT Sector in Bangladesh
by creaing a pool of qualied IT professionals and quality ceried IT companies. Besides implemening the SEIP
project, BITM conducts its regular training programs for both fresh graduates as well as for working programmers on
current and upcoming tools, technologies & management pracices.
BITM is located at BDBL Bhaban rd Floor - East ,
Kawran Bazar, Dhaka . With the support of Bangladesh
Hi-Tech Park Authority & World Bank, right now BASIS-BITM has ve
well equipped air condiioned training labs,
one execuive training room & one meeing room. The capacity of each training room is . Each lab has
computers
with high conguraion & high bandwidth net faciliies. All the training room has mulimedia faciliies & sound system.

Objecive

BITM was established with a vision to be a world-class IT insitute in Bangladesh for the purpose of enhancing the
compeiiveness of the IT Sector in Bangladesh by creaing a pool of qualied IT professionals and quality ceried IT
companies.It has some core values:
Industry
To culivate partnerships that develop soluions to industry challenges which are important to economic vitality and
quality of services.
Excellence
To strive for excellence in instrucion and service by upholding high academic and professional standards, providing a
quality educaional environment, and coninuously seeking improvement in all aspects of work.
Innovaion
To pursue excellence in teaching and learning through encouragement and support of creaivity, experimentaion,
imaginaion, originality, entrepreneurial spirit and visionary leadership.
Integrity
To demonstrate high standards of ethical conduct and to celebrate honesty, openness, and trust as keys to our
relaionships.
Respect
To recognize and value the uniqueness, diversity, and dignity of every individual.

Training Programs
BASIS, as a Naional Trade body act as a Mentor of IT industry in Bangladesh has been organizing specialized training
program for sotware & IT professionals of which is implemented by BASIS Insitute of Technology of Management
BITM . Right now BITM has a pool of
Thirteen full ime Human Resources to handle these training program &
ensure necessary logisics to the paricipants & trainers. BITM is a vehicle by which every IT professionals can engage
and contribute to educaion and professional advancement. BITM ensures not only the quality of training but also
providing proper training & logisics supports such as Training materials, well equipped Lab with updated PC conguraion. BITM has experienced personnel who directly involved in training co-ordinaion, monitoring & evaluaion,
oce & database administraion etc. BASIS; through BITM will ensure prosperous growth of Sotware & IT enabled
educaion & act as the unique & leading Sotware & IT based insitute in the near future by producing Skillful IT
professionals in the country as well as the whole world.

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Access to Finance
IDLC Udbhabon: Special interest loans for BASIS members

To solve the capital/investment problem for the ICT entrepreneurs and companies of the country, BASIS and IDLC have
ocially launched a nancial service program called IDLC Udbhabon to improve SMEs access to nance where loan
faciliies for startups, short term loan, loan to buy domesic sotware or IT enable services and commercial space will be
oered. IDLC will not only provide the nancial services for ICT companies but also will refer its SME/corporate clients
to BASIS if they wish to purchase any sotware. These clients will enjoy a special discount from BASIS. Besides, IDLC will
provide loans to the companies who wish to purchase sotware from the BASIS member companies.
Under this program, IDLC will not only provide the nancial services for ICT companies but also will refer its
SME/corporate clients to BASIS if they wish to purchase any sotware. The client will get special discount in this way.
Besides, IDLC will provide loans to the companies who wish to purchase sotware from the BASIS member companies.

BASIS Iniiaives
BASIS Students Forum
BASIS Students Forum Aciviies

BASIS has formed the Students forum to develop quality future IT professionals which is the need of the hour of the
industry. Paricularly through engaging with the young generaion and moivaing and guiding them for becoming
future technology leaders, BASIS expects to insill interest in them for taking IT as professions.

BASIS Students Forum Vision

BASIS Students Forums goal and purpose is to provide a community network for the IT business professionals to
reach their true potenial by providing educaion programs for advancing technology and business skills to the
students, leadership development opportuniies, networking, peer mentoring, and knowledge sharing and online
resources for the students.
Student Membership in BASIS Students Forum provides numerous opportuniies to advance their IT knowledge to
become entrepreneurs and business skills to meet the demand skills of the new IT business professional.

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Director-in-charge

Ariful Hasan Opu


Convener, BASIS Students Forum

Aciviies Review

+techevents during Bangladesh internet week


97+seminar and conferences
University ocial commitees

Major Shows
IT Career Conference at Digital World

A conference enitled IT Career: Stepping into the Future was held on February
at the Hall of Fame, Bangabandu
Internaional Conference Centre. More than
students of
Universiies who are members of BASIS Students
Forum paricipated in the conference. The program was powered by BASIS Students Forum.
A number of speakers related to IT sector from home and abroad were present at the conference. They represented
several aspects of the IT career before the students.

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Seminar on IT career in the Global IT industry in Chitagong

BASIS organized a seminar itled IT Career in the Global IT industry in Chitagong in June 6
. The focus of the
seminar was to discuss IT career aspects in the global market. More than
students of colleges and universiies
atended the seminar.

ICT Expo Conference

Bangladesh Computer Council, Access to Informaion Programme A I under Prime Minister Oce, BASIS, Internet
Service Provider Associaion of Bangladesh ISPAB , Chief Technology Ocer CTO Forum worked as associates of
Bangladesh ICT Expo.One of the biggest ever exposiions in the ICT sector in the country was organized by Bangladesh Computer Samity BCS , the apex trade associaion of the ICT industry, and the ICT division of post and
telecommunicaion ministry at Bangabandhu Internaional Conference Centre BICC in city. As many as
seminars
on specic issues including Cloud Compuing, Digital Markeing, Entrepreneurship, Cyber Security etc. were held. The
exposiion was a gathering of local and internaional ICT experts where the paricipants shared and exchanged their
knowledge on ICT advancement and its challenges.

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NASA Space Apps Challenge

Internaional Space Apps Challenge


was announced on 9th March,
. Along with over a hundred ciies
all over the world, worlds largest Hackathon by United States Space Agency NASA, the compeiion was arranged in
Dhaka and Chitagong for the rst ime. The compeiion held on
th and
th of April,
was organized by
BASIS.IBPC, CloudCamp and Mobile Monday were supporing partners for the event.

Bangladesh Internet Week- University events


BASIS had made some recommendaions while drating the new export policy for the next three years, Export Policy BASIS
Students Forum organized around
seminars and workshops at
universiies across the country to share latest knowledge
of technology especially connecivity with the young students of universiies as a part of Bangladesh Internet Week.

Naional Mobile Applicaion Award

Naional Mobile Applicaion Award was organized by the ICT Division of Ministry of Post & Telecommunicaion in Bangladesh in collaboraion with World Summit Award and BASIS. It was an iniiaive to select and promote the Bangladeshi
best in mobile content and innovaive applicaions. It aimed to make the benets of the new Informaion Society accessible and meaningful for all humanity, and in paricular, to raise public awareness and give deserved public recogniion
to the highest quality mobile applicaion based iniiaive. The submissions were evaluated by Naional Grand Jury, who
selected 8 winners. The winners were invited to the Digital World
to showcase their innovaion.

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Seminar on career opportuniies in BPO & ICT sector


ICT division and BACCO along with BASIS Students Forum, Aamra Technologies and Bikroy.com Jointly organized a
seminar on Career opportuniies in BPO & ICT Sector .
The seminar had Board of Directors of countrys largest ICT corporaions, CEOs and leading sotware developers
among its guest panel, who shared their experiences and insights of the industry with the paricipants. The seminar
had a Q&A session, which gave the paricipants a great opportunity to get their queries answered by the specialist in
the ICT industry.

Core Volunteer Meeing in Dhaka and Chitagong

There were number of Students Forum Volunteer Meeings were arranged in Dhaka and Chitagong. The meeings
were aimed to engage with the young generaion for moivaing and guiding them for becoming future technology
leaders.

IT CareerFest at RAOWA

The CareerFest
, a two-day event was held from th- th,
November at RAOWA Convenion Center in
the capital. The event was focused on creaing job opportuniies for reired armed force personnel and the youth of
the country.
Reired Armed Forces Ocers Welfare Associaion RAOWA and online job-portal Jobsbd.com jointly organized the
CareerFest program while Career Development Center CDC of Daodil Internaional University acted as the strategic partner. This Career Fest provided a plaform for connecing job seekers & employers and learners & insituions.
The event included: job showcase, spot interview sessions, seminars, workshops, career guidelines and meet the
leaders sessions, new job opening, resume appraisals, career clinic with skills assessment test, entrepreneurs
guidance camp, master classes, panel discussions focused on jobs, entrepreneurship, self-employment, women entrepreneurship and several others.

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BASIS E-commerce Alliance: For the Development of Online Business

BASIS ormed BASIS E-Commerce Alliance to enhance the interests and strengthen inuence o e-commerce in
Bangladesh through advocacy, communicaion and networking. Dr. AiurRahman, Governor o Bangladesh Bank
inaugurated BASIS E-Commerce Alliance ocially as the Chie Guest at BICC on April ,
. Mr. KaziAkramUddin
Ahmed, President o Federaion o Bangladesh Chamber o Commerce and Industry FBCCI presided over the
launching ceremony. BASIS E-commerce Alliance represents the e-commerce Alliance community in Bangladesh. It is
the key associaion represening companies selling products and/or services online to consumers in Bangladesh. The
goal pursued by BASIS is to encourage the development o e-commerce, in substance and in pracice, by means o
various aciviies including: Paricipaing in the development o e-commerce inrastructures, Establishing inormaion
and consultaion mechanisms or members, conducing invesigaions and surveys, and drating reports; and promoting the interests o members by lobbying public and private sector organizaions whose aciviies are aected
by E-commerce.

Budget Reacion by BASIS E-Commerce Alliance

A % VAT was proposed on the E-commerce sector in the budget or the scal year
6. Consequently, the
sector was anicipated to ace a decline in growth and development in the coming year according to BASIS
E-commerce Alliance. The concern was voiced in a press conerence by BASIS E-commerce Alliance on June 9,
as the representaive o the country s e-commerce sector. BASIS President Shameem Ahsan eared that this % VAT
will prove to be a severe barrier to the e-commerce sector as it may cause buyers to be reluctant to shop using

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e-commerce. Besides, young companies invested in this sector may ace diculies. At his speech he also requested
honorable Finance Minister to make the e-commerce sector tax exempted or the next - years or the e-commerce
sector to grow and develop.

AKM Fahim Mashroor

Convener, BASIS E-Commerce Alliance

Shah Imraul Kaeesh

Co-Convener, BASIS E-Commerce Alliance

BASIS Womens Forum: Networking Plaform for Women in ICT

BASIS has ormed a separate plaform naming BASIS Women s Forum to provide adequate assistance to interested
women or building carrier in Inormaion Technology sector. BASIS Women's Forum BWF is a membership and networking plaform or women in the ICT sector, regardless o their educaional background, enthusiasic to be a part the ICT
industry o Bangladesh. Goals o the orum are to increase awareness in our society o the importance o emale empowerment through ICT and to improve and increase women's involvement in Bangladesh IT ecosystem. BASIS Women s Forum
will work to ensure paricipaion o women in creaing -lakh skilled manpower to implement One Bangladesh.
On the occasion, an inaugural ceremony was arranged at Bangabandhu Internaional Conerence Center on June 7.
State Minister or Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Nasrul Hamid Bipu; President o BASIS, Shameem Ahsan;
President o the Federaion o Bangladesh Chambers o Commerce and Industry, Abdul Matlub Ahmad and Founder
o Bangladesh Women Chamber o Commerce and Industry, Selima Ahmad spoke at the orum s inauguraion.

Samira Zuberi Himika

Convener, BASIS Women s orum

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Qatar WEDF B2B Event

This year the Internaional Trade Centre ITC in partnership with the Qatar Development Bank QDB organized B B
meeings within its agship event, the World Export Development Forum WEDF . The B B meeings took place in
Doha, Qatar rom
October where o the NTF III companies paricipated. The companies are Inormaix
Technologies and Prime Tech Soluions Ltd.

Women Vendors Exhibiion and Forum in Sao Paulo, Brazil

The Women Vendors Exhibiion and Forum WVEF held on - September


, was organized by Internaional Trade
Centre ITC in partnership with Apex-Brasil. The Internaional Trade Centre ITC called on global leaders, governments,
and the private sector to work to ensure that one million more women are able to enter markets as entrepreneurs and
business owners by
. A delegaion o
emale IT entrepreneurs rom NTF III beneciary companies atended the
event, including delegaions rom Bangladeshi companies. The delegaion took part in the conerence and atended a
one-and-a-hal day long B B event ollowed by a meeing with Brazilian IT star entrepreneur Bel Pesce at her company
Fazinova. A total o 6 meeings were scheduled with the Bangladeshi companies.
The delegaion was led by Samira Zuberi Himika, Director o BASIS. Accompanying her were Bushra Alam, Chie
Execuive Ocer at Windmill Inotech Limited, Farhana A Rahman, Chairperson o UY Systems Ltd and Rezwana
Khan, Director & COO, Star Computer Systems Limited.

NTF III Bangladesh: Export Sector Compeiiveness Program


The Internaional Trade Centre ITC and the Dutch Centre or the Promoion o Imports rom developing Countries CBI
iniiated a program called Netherlands Trust Fund III NTF III . The program is implemented in close partnership with the
Dhaka Chamber o Commerce and Industry DCCI and BASIS.
The NTFIII Bangladesh project aims to enhance the export compeiiveness o the Inormaion Technology IT and
IT-enabled services ITES industry in Bangladesh and generate new export revenues or the sector, in coordinaion with
CBI s Export Promoion Programme ECP and the matchmaking iniiaive o the Embassy o the Kingdom o the Netherlands
in Dhaka, undertaken in partnership with Nyenrode Business Universiteit. To achieve this outcome, the project intends to:
Improve the capacity o partner TSIs in providing services to SMEs in the IT & ITES industry
Increase the export capacity o selected IT & ITES SMEs
Expand business linkages in selected target markets
The project has recruited
NTFIII Bangladesh companies in selected growth segments, like mobile, web and image
processing among other areas. NTFIII Bangladesh acilitates the segmentaion and the selecion o companies
through an Expression o Interest process and a light audit o selected companies at the beginning o the project with
the support o both partners. The project, with BASIS in the lead, undertakes B B matchmaking aciviies in specic
segments on specic markets as well as prepares markeing materials with success stories, targeing specic niches
in specic countries, segment-specic B B events on target markets and organize trade-missions to SOFTEXPO.

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NTF III Companies


Appnometry Limited, Aprosot Consuling and Training Corp., BJIT Ltd., BrainStaion- , bVcreaives LTD, Daodil
Computers Limited, DataSot Systems Bangladesh Limited, Ergo Ventures Pvt. Ltd., GraphicPeople Limited, Humac
Lab Limited, Ice9 Interacive Ltd., IBCS-PRIMAX Sotware BD Ltd., IMpulse BD Ltd, Inormaix Technologies, Kaz
Sotware Ltd., Laitude- , LeadSot Bangladesh Limited, METRODESK, Mulimedia Content & Communicaions Ltd,
Nascenia Limited, PixelNet Technologies Ltd., Prime Tech Soluions Ltd., ReliSource Technologies Ltd., Reverie Corporaion Limited, ServicEngine Limited, Shehala IT Ltd., Shurjomukhi Limited, Spino Studio, Star Computer Systems
Ltd., Structured Data Systems Limited, Systech Digital Limited, Team Creaive, Tech Cloud Limited, Technobd Web
Soluions Pvt. Ltd., The Databiz Sotware Ltd, Tradexcel Graphics Limited, UY Systems Ltd., W Engineers Ltd, Windmill Inotech Limited and ZANALA Bangladesh Ltd.

Growth Management Advisory


A Growth Management Advisory was organized under the NTF III ramework where o the NTF III companies
paricipated. The paricipatory companies were: Ergo Ventures Pvt. Ltd., Spino Studio, UY Systems Ltd. and Windmill
Inotech Limited.

Value Proposiion Workshop


A workshop on Value Proposiion was organized on February ,
. Nadine Reichenthal, an internaional business
coach spoke at the workshop. The workshop was atended by representaives rom BrainStaion- , Laitude- ,
LeadSot Bangladesh Limited, Nascenia Limited, ReliSource Technologies Ltd., Reverie Corporaion Limited, Shehala
IT Ltd., Spino Studio, Star Computer Systems Ltd., Structured Data Systems Limited, , Team Creaive, Tech Cloud
Limited, Technobd Web Soluions Pvt. Ltd., The Databiz Sotware Ltd, Tradexcel Graphics Limited, UY Systems Ltd.
and , Windmill Inotech Limited.

Intercultural Communicaion and Negoiaion


Intercultural Communicaion and Negoiaion was organized by the ECP Program o CBI with paricipaion o ECP and
NTF III companies. The event was held on February 8 to March ,
. NTF III companies that paricipated in the
event were Aprosot Consuling and Training Corp., BrainStaion- , Daodil Computers Limited, DataSot Systems
Bangladesh Limited, Laitude- , Mulimedia Content & Communicaions Ltd, Nascenia Limited, ReliSource Technologies Ltd., Reverie Corporaion Limited, Shurjomukhi Limited, Spino Studio, Star Computer Systems Ltd. and
Windmill Inotech Limited.

Training on Human Resource Management


A training session on Human Resource Management was arranged by CBI ECP on April 9- ,
. The session was
conducted by Gerard Smiths. NTF III companies that took the training were Aprosot Consuling and Training Corp.,
BJIT Ltd., BrainStaion- , Daodil Computers Limited, DataSot Systems Bangladesh Limited, Ergo Ventures Pvt.
Ltd., Mulimedia Content & Communicaions Ltd, Nascenia Limited, ServicEngine Limited, Shehala IT Ltd., Spino
Studio, Star Computer Systems Ltd. and Windmill Inotech Limited.

eLearning Course on Cross Border IT and ITES Outsourcing


An eLearning coaching program was oered by ITC SME Trade Academy within the ramework o NTF III Bangladesh
Project on IT and ITES outsourcing. The program was conducted rom August
- ,
. Total number o
paricipants was
. Following NTF III companies achieved cericates: Aprosot Consuling and Training
Corp., BrainStaion- , Daodil Computers Limited, Ergo Ventures Pvt. Ltd., GraphicPeople Limited, IMpulse BD
Ltd, Kaz Sotware Ltd., Reverie Corporaion Limited, ServicEngine Limited, Star Computer Systems Ltd., Structured
Data Systems Limited, Systech Digital Limited, UY Systems Ltd. and Windmill Inotech Limited.

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Export Markeing Plan Training nd Batch


nd batch o Export Markeing Plan Training was organized by NTF III Bangladesh project. The training was paricipated by ollowing NTF III member companies: IMpulse BD Ltd, Inormaix Technologies, Laitude- , Mulimedia
Content & Communicaions Ltd, PixelNet Technologies Ltd., Reverie Corporaion Limited and Windmill Inotech
Limited.

Export Markeing Plan Advisory st Batch


companies got an opportunity to paricipate in the NTF III organized Export Markeing Plan advisory with a view to
develop a documented EMP or the respecive companies. The companies were: Aprosot Consuling and Training
Corp., Daodil Computers Limited, GraphicPeople Limited, Kaz Sotware Ltd., ReliSource Technologies Ltd., Reverie
Corporaion Limited, Spino Studio, Team Creaive, Databiz Sotware Ltd, UY Systems Ltd. and Windmill Inotech
Limited.

Project Management Training


A CBI ECP organized Project Management Training was held on October 7- 8,
. ECP and NTF III companies
paricipated in the training. The companies were: Aprosot Consuling and Training Corp., BJIT Ltd., BrainStaion- ,
Daodil Computers Limited, Ergo Ventures Pvt. Ltd., GraphicPeople Limited, IMpulse BD Ltd, Inormaix Technologies, Kaz Sotware Ltd., Mulimedia Content & Communicaions Ltd, Nascenia Limited, Reverie Corporaion Limited,
ServicEngine Limited, Shehala IT Ltd., Spino Studio, Star Computer Systems Ltd., Structured Data Systems Limited,
Systech Digital Limited, Team Creaive, Tradexcel Graphics Limited and Windmill Inotech Limited.

EMP Training rd Batch


The third installmento EMP training was conducted on November 8- November ,
under the ramework o
NTF III. The training was conducted by Mr. Fred Jansson. Paricipatory companies are Appnometry Limited, BJIT Ltd.,
bVcreaives LTD, Ergo Ventures Pvt. Ltd., Humac Lab Limited, Ice9 Interacive Ltd., LeadSot Bangladesh Limited,
METRODESK, Prime Tech Soluions Ltd., ServicEngine Limited, Shurjomukhi Limited, Star Computer Systems Ltd.,
Tech Cloud Limited, W Engineers Ltd and ZANALA Bangladesh Ltd. Along with the NTF III companies, Women led
start-up companies were selected through Seedstars World Compeiion. The companies were: Kids Go Coding and
Women in Digital..

HRM Workshop on Kornferry Model


BASIS in partnership with ITC organized a day-long workshop on Competency Framework, exclusively or BASIS
members on November 9,
. Ms. Anna Chappaz, Senior Insituional Development Expert & Execuive Coach
or ITC was the trainer o this workshop. The workshop ocused on organizaion design, recruitment and succession
planning, personal development, Designing project teams and managing poor perormance.

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BASIS Secratariat Team

Sami Ahmed

Hashim Ahmed

Executive Director

Secretary

Rajib Ahmed

Md. Ferdousul Alam

Muhammad Monirul Hoque

Sabrina Tanjin

Manager, Accounts

Deputy Manager, Events & Logistics

Asstt. Manager, Member Service

Badruddoza Mahmud Tuhin

Shakila Ahmed Poly

Sumaiya Mahin

Razonno Mugdha

Assistant Manager, Media & PR

Asstt. Manager, STP-1

Accounts Officer

Asstt. Program Manager, Corporate Affairs

Shohag Chandra Das

Shafayet Chowdhury

Abdulla Hil Shafi

Rineela Mahmud

Project Executive

Project Executive

Executive (Research & Contents)

Asstt. Project Manager

Nabakishor Chandra Barman


Executive, Member Sevices

Asstt. Manager, Event & Logistic

Md. Saidul Arefin Rony

Jannatul Ferdous

Iffat Hossain

Graphic Designer

Admin & Help Desk Officer

Junior Acounts Executive

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BITM Advisory Board

AKM Fahim Mashroor


Chief Advisor

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Syed Almas Kabir

Shah Imraul Kaeesh

Advisor

Advisor & Director in Charge

BITM Secretariat Team

Md. Naimul Islam


Chief Coordinator (BASIS - SEIP Project)

Md. Tarique Quader


Coordinator, Monitoring and Evaluation (BASIS-SEIP Project)

Talukder Mohammad Shabbir

Khondoker Ali AsgorPavel

Manager of BITM

IT Manager

FatemaTuj Johora

Md. Atiqur Rahman

Project Coordinator

Asst. System Administrator

Md. Ataur Maruf


Executive, Training Coordination

Sharmin Akhond
Executive, Training Coordination

Md. Munim Mushfiq


Coordinator Finance and Procurement (BASIS - SEIP Project)

Touhidul Islam
Executive, Training Coordination

Md. Hasib
Executive, IT

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BASIS Members' List


General Members
SL #
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
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Member Code
Company Name
G001
Ananda Computers
G002
Beximco Computers Limited
G004
Computer Network Systems Limited
G006
Computer Today
G007
Daffodil Computers Limited
G008
Flora Limited
IBCS-Primax Software (Bangladesh) Limited G009
Leads Corporation Limited
G010
Southtech Limited
G011
Technohaven Company Limited
G012
The Computers Limited
G014
Ciproco Computers Limited
G015
Computer Services
G016
Desktop Computer Connection Ltd
G017
Star Computer Systems Limited
G018
Alphabet Associates Limited
G021
Axiom Technologies Limited
G022
Satcom Computers Limited
G024
The Decode Ltd.
G026
BETS Consulting Services Ltd.
G027
ATI Limited
G028
Dohatec New Media
G029
Grameen Communications
G030
IOE (Bangladesh) Limited
G031
Flora Systems Limited
G032
CSL Software Resources Limited
G033
J.A.N. Associates
G034
Grameen Cybernet Limited
G036
DataSoft Systems (BD) Limited
G038
Millennium Information Solution Ltd.
G040
Business Automation Limited
G043
Software Shop Limited
G044
TechnoVista Limited
G045
Information Services Network Ltd. (ISN) G048
Aftab IT Limited
G050
BASE Limited
G051
Suvastu Software Ltd.
G056
Step Media
G057

SL #
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
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53
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57
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68
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70
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72
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Member Code
Company Name
"Environment Agriculture & Development Services Ltd. (EADS) " G060
Kranti Associates Ltd.
G061
Innity Technology International Limited G063
Ryans IT Limited
G064
BdCom Online Ltd.
G066
International Computer Connections G071
Bangladesh Internet Press Limited
G073
Spectrum Engineering Consortium Ltd. G077
aamra technologies limited
G078
Maestro (Pvt.) Ltd.
G081
Newage Infotech Services Ltd.
G082
Data Head Pvt. Ltd.
G083
Grameen Solutions Limited
G084
ASTEROID Systems Ltd.
G087
HawarIT Software Services Limited G088
Electro Craft Corporation Ltd.
G092
Central Depository Bangladesh Ltd. G093
ConnectBD Ltd.
G094
E-vision Software Ltd.
G095
R M Systems Ltd.
G096
Thakral Information Systems Private Ltd. G097
Genesis Systems Limited
G100
Anupam Infotek Limited
G102
aamra solutions limited
G103
Data Edge Limited
G104
Multitech Corporation Ltd.
G105
Systech Digital Ltd
G107
Akij Computer Ltd.
G108
CACTS Ltd.
G110
eGeneration Limited
G111
Total Software Solutions
G112
ACME IT Ltd
G113
TigerIT (Bangladesh) Ltd.
G115
Square Informatix Ltd.
G117
Information Engineers and Consultants Bangladesh (IECB) Ltd. G120
Multilink Software Limited
G122
Convince Computer Ltd.
G123
ERA InfoTech Ltd
G125

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86
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Member Code
Company Name
G126
The Databiz Software Limited
G127
DNS Software Ltd.
G128
Computer Ease Limited
G129
BJIT Limited
G131
Trade Textile Bangladesh.com Ltd.
G132
BITS Solutions Limited
G136
STM Vision Infotech Ltd.
Geographical Solutions Research Center Ltd. G137
System Resources Limited
G138
Agni Systems Limited
G139
MetroNet Bangladesh Limited
G140
Softalk Online (Pvt.) Limited
G141
aamra infotainment limited
G143
Lighthouse Group
G144
DEVNET Limited
G146
Therap (BD) Limited
G148
UY Systems Ltd
G151
MF Asia Ltd.
G152
APSIS
G153
Visual Magic Corporation Ltd.
G154
Zedandzed IT Services Ltd.
G155
Latitude-23.
G156
Update Solutions Technologies Ltd.
G157
Mediasoft Data Systems Ltd
G159
Radiant Data Systems Limited.
G162
eVista Technologies Limited
G163
Invogue Software Limited
G167
DPC- Information Technology Centre Ltd. G168
Nazimcorp Resource Gateway
G169
S. A. Software Ltd.
G170
Win Win Infosys Ltd.
G171
Panthosoft Ltd.
G172
Ethics Advance Technology Limited
G174
Siddique Softtech Limited
G176
Royal Green Communication Limited
G177
Digital Construction Limited
G179
Adaptive Enterprise Limited
G180
Spinnovation Ltd.
G184
ValuePLUS Computer Systems Limited G188
Information Tools South Asia Co. Ltd.
G189
Domain Software Technologies Ltd.
G191

SL #
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Member Code
Company Name
G193
BTS Software Technologies Ltd.
G197
Access Telecom (BD) Ltd.
Bangladesh Export Import Company Limited G198
M & H Informatics (BD) Ltd.
G199
Mantrust Information & Communication Technology Ltd. G200
GreenSofts System Limited
G204
Z S Solutions Limited
G205
Azolve Technologies Bangladesh Limited G206
Relisource Technologies Ltd.
G207
SoftwarePeople Bangladesh Limited G208
Genuity Systems Limited
G209
Sikraft Solutions Limited
G210
Scankort Decode Mapping Ltd.
G211
ZANALA Bangladesh Ltd
G213
ICE Technologies and Services Ltd.
G214
2 RA Technology Limited
G215
Infra Blue Technology
G216
desme Bangladesh
G217
The Jaxara IT Limited
G218
Unisource Technology
G219
Winux Soft Ltd.
G220
TELECONSULT GROUP
G223
L2N SOFTWARE LIMITED
G224
Habib Intelligent Software Limited
G225
Synesis IT Ltd.
G226
Data Solutions Ltd.
G227
Flora Telecom Limited
G228
Systems Solutions & Development Technologies Limited G229
Deltech Limited
G230
CPM Systems Limited
G231
Synchronous ICT
G234
Software Union Ltd
G236
Access Infotech Limited
G237
Information Technology Consultants Limited G238
Cygnus Innovation Limited
G240
Twister Media Technology (BD) Pvt. Limited G243
Orion Informatics Limited
G244
Graphic Associates International Limited G245
Dream Door Soft Ltd
G246
KAZ Software Limited
G248
NILAVO Technologies Limited
G249

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Member Code
Company Name
G250
Sentrana BD Pvt Ltd
G251
Sigma Technologies Limited
G253
Info_Bit (Pvt) Limited
G254
R.R Software Ltd.
G256
Hawar IT Limited
G257
Bording Vista Limited
G258
Global Software Architects (GSA)
G259
STM Software Limited
G260
Graphic People Limited
G261
Technobd Web Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd.
G262
HOPE-TECH Limited
G263
Techants Technologies Limited
Epsilon Consulting & Development Services. G264
C.O.L Software Limited
G265
AIMINLIFE DOT COM Ltd.
G266
ARISTA ENTERPRISE Ltd.
G267
Mazumder IT Limited
G268
Big Bang Computer Limited
G269
Divine IT Limited
G270
Techno Index Limited
G271
CPM Technologies Ltd
G272
Golden Harvest Infotech Limited
G273
Intelligent Image Management Ltd.
G274
InGen Technology Limited
G275
Amplitude Information Technology Ltd. G279
Computer Logic Lab
G280
US Software Limited
G283
Aranee IT Ltd
G284
ITIW (Inspiring Through Information Web) G285
OMNI DOT COM Ltd
G286
IBACS Limited
G287
Toon Bangla Ltd
G288
Code71 Bangladesh Limited
G289
Promiti Computers and Network (Pvt) ltd G290
SureSoft Technology Limited
G291
MNHs e- Solutions Ltd
G292
MARS Solutions Limited
G293
Star Host IT Limited
G294
Copotronic InfoSystems Limited
G295
Startrek Associates
G296
Daemon Systems Ltd
G297

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Member Code
Company Name
G298
Soft Options Ltd
G299
Khan Brother's Infotech Ltd
G300
Brightech (BD) Ltd
G302
ServicEngine Ltd
G303
Advanced ERP (BD) Ltd
G304
Athena Software Associate Ltd
G305
Neurosoft Technologies Ltd
G306
SW Multimedia Ltd
G307
Design Alliance Ltd
G308
Corporate IT Limited
Roots Information Technology (RIT) G309
G310
Ananash IT & Solutions Ltd
G311
CodeCrafters International Ltd
G312
Kento Studios Ltd
G313
Bangladesh Consultant Ltd
G314
ARFITECH
G315
Softworks
G316
somewherein.net
G317
Next Tel Communication
G318
The Professional Network Ltd
Astha IT Research & Consultancy Ltd G319
G320
Scan Bangla Software (Pvt.) Ltd
G321
JOBS-ICT Private Limited (JIPL)
G322
Global Web Outsourcing Limited
Aprosoft Consulting and Training Corp. Ltd. G323
Brain Station 23 Ltd
G324
DARAM ENGINEERING IT LTD.
G325
ARC Bangladesh Ltd.
G326
Prime Tech Solutions Ltd
G327
Oditio Technologies Limited
G328
Electronic Business Solution Ltd. (eBizzSol) G329
EICRA SOFT LTD.
G330
COMMLINK INFO TECH LTD.
G331
International Turnkey Systems Bangladesh Ltd. G332
Greenland Information Technology
G333
Tritech Computers & Engineers
G334
Capisoft Communication Ltd.
G335
HSTC Limited
G336
Team Dimension
G337
Vertex Software (BD) Ltd.
G338
Howlader Information Technology Limited G339

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Company Name
G340
Talukder ICT Ltd
G341
G5 Technologies Ltd
Ogilvy and Mather Communications Pvt. Ltd G342
SUBRA SYSTEMS LIMITED
G344
E.B. Solutions Limited
G345
Mavrick Software & Telecom Services Ltd. G346
PANTHER MEDIA LIMITED
G347
Bangladesh Eloctronic Payment Systems Ltd. G348
Crystal Technology Bangladesh (cTech) G349
Advanced Software & IT Services Ltd.
G350
Optimum Solutions Ltd.
G351
ICT Alliance
G352
Alien Technology Ltd.
G353
MEDISYS (BD) LTD.
G354
bdjobs.com Limited
G355
Embedded Engineering and Robotics Technology Ltd. G356
Reve Systems Limited
G357
Skynet Digital (Pvt.) Ltd.
G358
MultiSourcing Limited
G359
Spectrum Software & Consulting (Pvt) Ltd G360
CODE ARROW LTD.
G361
Guardian IT Ltd.
G362
Life Yard Links Ltd.
G363
QSR Systems Ltd
G364
MySoft Limited
G365
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
G366
Brotecs Technologies Limited
G367
Ardites Bangladesh Ltd
G368
Infobase Ltd.
G369
BPO Solutions Ltd.
G370
SPS Technologies Ltd
G371
DG INFOTECH LIMITED
G372
Together Initiatives (Pvt.) Ltd.
G373
Blueliner Bangladesh
G374
TECTONIC
G375
BEE IT LIMITED
G376
dA TOMATO (PVT.) LIMITED
G377
Deshmati IT Enable Service Ltd
G378
Advanced Software Development
G379
Pi Labs Bangladesh Ltd.
G380
Technology Solutions Limited
G381

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312
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321
322

Member Code
Company Name
Multimedia Content & Communications Ltd. G382
E-Soft
G383
Orange Business Development Ltd. (Orangebd) G384
Ask Bangladesh.com Ltd.
G385
DK Technology Limited
G386
ICE Technologies Limited
G387
Mukto Software Limited
G388
DiGiBangla IT
G389
ACCENTURE COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTION LTD. G390
Right Brain Solution Ltd.
G391
Development Design Consultants Ltd. (DDC) G392
Technics Computers (Pvt.) Ltd
G393
Of cextracts
G394
Dedicated Web Team Solutions Ltd. (DWT) G395
Future Solution for Business (FSB)
G396
SCANMAP
G397
Excel Communications Ltd
G398
Metrodesk
G399
Ryans Archives Limited
G400
Communication Access Ltd
G401
Binary Quest Ltd
G402
Satcom IT Limited
G403
Nascenia Limited
G404
Rise Up Labs Limited
G405
Apai 21
G406
Sumcynet Limited
G407
OG Software Ltd
G408
Global (BD) Nationwide Ltd
G409
Business Information Automation Service Line G410
Global Information Trading (GIT)
G411
Business Management System & Technology (BD) Ltd G412
B G Interactive Limited
G413
AyAl Corp
G414
Jaba IT
G415
Addie Soft Ltd
G416
Shehala IT Ltd
G417
Progoti Systems Ltd
G418
Howlader Corporation Ltd
G419
Semicon Private Limited
G420
Prolog Bangladesh Limited
G421
Barcode Automation (BD) Ltd
G422

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363

Member Code
Company Name
G423
Bengal Solutions Ltd
G424
PC Link IT Palli
G425
Structured Data Systems Ltd
G426
Application Solution Ltd
G427
Xponent Info System (Pvt) Ltd
G428
MicroMac Techno Valley Ltd
G429
Innovation Information System
G430
Nybbles Systems Ltd
G431
Gonona Technologies Ltd
G432
Albatross Technologies Ltd
G433
Brahe & Bestec JV Ltd.
G434
General Automation Ltd
G435
Pixelnet Technologies Ltd
G436
Royal Green Infotec Ltd.
G437
Windmill Infotech Limited
G438
Winsock Corporation Pvt. Ltd
G439
Libra Computer Aid
G440
Quantumcloud
Bangladesh Advanced Technologies Ltd G441
G442
Supreme Structural Engineering
G443
Solar Soft Ltd
Transport Planning & Engineering Consultancy Ltd G444
Multi Microtech Solution (BD) Ltd.
G445
Akhoni.com Ltd
G446
BIBAHABD.COM
G447
Informatix Technologies
G448
Mononsoft Ltd
G449
Syntech Solution Ltd
G450
Techvision Systems & Solutions Ltd
G451
Onecall Solutions Ltd
G452
Metatude Asia Ltd
G453
NHQ Distributions Ltd
G454
Dynamic Solution Innovators
G455
Global e-Gateway Ltd
G456
Beshto Limited
G457
nazdaq Technologies Inc. Limited
G458
Blue Scheme Annex
G459
Moon Networks Limited
G460
Microsoft Bangladesh Limited
G461
Bangladesh BancNet Ltd.
G462
Worldgaon (Pvt) Ltd
G463

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401
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404

Member Code
Company Name
G464
DATAPARK (BD) LIMITED
G465
Team Creative
G466
Nextgen Networks Ltd
G467
BS Corporation
G468
BD Infosys Limited
G469
Onnorokom Software Limited
G470
Casada Technology Bangladesh Ltd
G471
Nordicsoft Ltd
G472
Color Maker
G473
Supertel Ltd
G474
Macro Softwares Limited
G476
MIDRO' IT & Telecommunication
G477
Wintel Limited
G478
True Services Pvt Ltd
Next Communication Technology (BD) Ltd G479
Radisson Digital Technologies Limited G480
Asian Global Ventures (Bangladesh) Company Ltd G481
Enormous Infonet Ltd
G482
Gononet Online Solutions Limited
G483
Solution 9 Ltd
G484
Information Entertainment & Communication Limited (IECL) G485
Escenic Asia Ltd
G486
Bangladesh Microtechnology Limited G487
DreamApps (BD) Limited
G488
Con dence Software Limited
G489
Logic System Development Ltd
G490
Mobile Multimedia
G491
Mango Teleservices Limited
G492
Icode Inc. Ltd
G493
Ezzy Communications Ltd
G494
InfoCraft Limited
G495
Multimode Ltd
G496
E-Soft Billing Pvt. Ltd
G497
Advance IT And Business Solution Ltd G498
Troyee associates
G499
World Com Ltd
G500
Emerging Communications Limited
G501
ADN Telecom Limited
G502
Prodhakasoft Ltd
G503
Shayma Information Technology Ltd G504
B2M Technologies Ltd
G505

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430
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445

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Company Name
Member Code
Drik ICT Ltd
G506
Appnometry Limited
G507
Euro Bangla IT Ltd
G508
W3 Engineers
G509
Speed Technology & Engineering Ltd
G510
Click-House Studio Ltd
G511
ATN & RK Software Limited
G512
A.R. Communications
G513
Your Trip Mate Ltd
G514
Incitaa e-Zone Ltd
G515
Unisoft Systems Limited
G516
ULKASEMI Pvt. Ltd.
G517
DoDock
G518
Asian Traf c Technologies Ltd
G519
Desh21.com Limited
G520
Melonades
G521
Sky Innova Ltd
G522
Dhakacom Limited
G523
E-Vast Infotech
G524
Kazi IT Center Ltd
G525
Esy Solution Limited
G526
Bangla Trac Communications Limited
G527
Dipon Consultancy Services Ltd
G528
pi Cyber Logic Ltd
G529
Magnito Digital Limited
G530
CIBL Technology Consultants Ltd
G531
Crossways IT Limited
G532
Nice Power & IT Solution Ltd
G533
Spinoff Studio
G534
Raise IT Solutions Ltd
G535
Ice9 Interactive Ltd.
G536
WEDEVS
G537
I Software Limited
G538
Newgen Technology Limited
G539
Aparajito Enabler Limited
G540
Helix IT Solution Ltd
G541
Divine Informatics Limited
G542
Amravi Ltd
G543
Runner Cyberlink Limited
G544
Eyeball International Ltd
G545
Fortune Tech
G546

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469
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471
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479
480
481
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483
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486

Member Code
Company Name
G547
Pridesys IT Ltd
G548
Dimik Infotech Ltd
G549
Optimum Solution & Services
G550
Tech Valley Solutions Limited
G551
Rainbow Software Ltd
G552
eTranz-Aditya Limited
G553
Shell & Kernel Limited
G554
Property Bazaar Limited
Hard-won International Technologies Bangladesh Ltd G555
MassiveStar Studio Ltd
G556
Vizrt Bangladesh Ltd
G557
Cuadrolabs Private Limited
G558
Lanka Bangla Information System Limited G559
Humac Lab Ltd
G560
Arclite Systems Ltd
G561
Business Accelerate BD Ltd
G562
Fusion Infotech Limited
G563
Inpace Management Services Limited G564
Drins Tech Ltd
G565
Shurjomukhi Ltd
G566
ABCO Overseas Corporation Ltd
G567
BRAC IT Services Limited
G568
Solution Art Ltd
G569
Compulink International Ltd.
G570
InfoLink
G571
TRAX Technologies Limited
G572
NKSoft Limited
G573
MasterCard Singapore Holding Pte. Ltd G574
Ezy Infotech (Pvt) Ltd
G575
Alpha System Limited
G576
Computer Source Ltd
G577
Orimpo Inc. Ltd
G578
Mir Technologies Ltd
G579
Onnorokom Web Services Ltd
G580
Networld Bangladesh Limited
G581
Raven Systems Ltd
G582
Initvent Consulting Services Ltd
G583
Webon Pre-Press Services Ltd
G584
Jupiter Technology
G585
Softwind Tech Ltd
G587
Funtastic Labs Ltd
G588

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519
520
521
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527

Member Code
Company Name
G589
ADN Technologies Ltd
G590
HOSTING4BD Ltd
G591
Right Time Limited
G592
Bangladesh.org
Delta Software & Communication Limited G593
Red Orange Limited
G594
Babylon Resource Limited
G595
S R Solutions
G596
Dhaka Centrenic IT Limited
G597
Dragon Information Technology & Communication Ltd G598
Rymden Technologies Ltd
G599
Energotech
G600
Stencil Bangladesh Ltd
G601
New Technology Systems
G602
Inglobal (Pvt.) Limited
G603
Sysnet Dot Net
G604
Akmatro.com
G605
Reverie Corporation Limited
G606
NRB Jobs Ltd
G607
Softbd Ltd
G608
Datacenter Bangladesh
G609
Multiplan Softech
G610
Simec System Ltd
G611
Team Engine Limited
G612
Genex Infosys Limited
G613
Bengal Communications Limited
G614
sCash Limited
G615
Cloud Software Solution
G616
Penta Solutions Limited
G617
ICT Euro Ltd
G618
Core Knowledge Limited
G619
ESOP Bangladesh Ltd.
G620
Chaldal Ltd.
G621
Creative IT Limited
G622
bVcreatives Limited
G623
Digicon Global Service Ltd
G624
ARENA PHONE (BD) Limited
G625
Logic Software Limited
G626
Imprint Dhaka Limited
G627
Unix Corporation Limited
G628
RDF Payment Technology Ltd.
G629

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558
559
560
561
562
563
564
565
566
567
568

Member Code
Company Name
G630
ICOM Bangladesh Ltd.
G631
Data Grid Limited
G632
OployeeLabs Limited
G633
Zanala Systems Ltd.
G634
ImpleVista BD Ltd.
G635
IPAC Software Limited
G636
Marga Net One Ltd.
G637
sBIT Limited
G638
Shooting Star Limited
G639
Impel Service & Solutions Limited
G640
Ovo Technology
G641
Neosys Engineering Limited
G642
Fera Tech Limited
Periscope Technology Solutions Ltd. G643
G644
Sarah Technologies Limited
Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) G645
Sysnova Information Systems Ltd
G646
Esoft Arena Limited
G647
Free Software Solution
G648
DESCOM
G649
Enter Technologies Limited
G650
CloudWell Limited
G651
Enroute International Limited
G652
Contessa Solutions & Consultants ltd. G653
Nerd Castle
G654
Advanced Apps Bangladesh (AAPBD) G655
Wily Lab Limited
G656
Atom AP Limited
G657
Arrivo Limited
G658
Promise IT Solutions Limited
G659
Dream71 Bangladesh Ltd.
G660
Queen IT & Engineering Ltd.
G661
Servo IT Ltd.
G662
Lead IT Ltd.
G663
CerebralLink Limited
G664
Foodpanda Bangladesh Limited
G665
Ogniroth Studios
G666
IT Link Corporation Ltd.
G667
Mubin Limited
G668
Mobioapp Limited
G669
Nation Communication
G670

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589
590
591
592
593
594
595
596
597
598
599
600
601
602
603
604
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606
607
608
609

109

Company Name
Member Code
National Software Ltd.
G671
XAMPP IT Solution Ltd
G672
Global Tel (Pvt.) Ltd
G673
Computer Source Info Tech Ltd
G674
Bengal Creative Media Ltd
G675
Bondstein Technologies Limited
G676
SIM Solution Limited
G677
aamra networks limited
G678
Tech One Global (Pvt.) Ltd
G679
The Messenger
G680
Texhut Pvt Ltd
G681
Audacity IT Solutions Ltd
G682
Express Systems Limited
G683
Code Knight Solutions Limited
G684
Unifox Digital Media
G685
Qury Tech Ltd
G686
Kona Software Lab Ltd.
G687
Ezze Technology Ltd
G688
Canali Software Engineering Ltd.
G689
Chorki Limited
G690
VU Mobile Limited
G691
Rx71 Limited
G692
Netplanet Information Systems Limited G693
MS Business Solution Ltd.
G694
Fiber @ Home Limited
G695
RITE Solutions Ltd.
G696
3rd Bell Entertainment Limited
G697
Phoenix IT Limited
G698
American Computer Ltd.
G699
Spider IT Limited
G700
Admire InformatiX Ltd.
G701
Authentic ICT Ltd.
G702
Startup Dhaka Limited
G703
Desh IT
G704
MS Products.
G705
CATALYST SOLUTIONS
G706
Interconnection Limited
G707
Logical Triagle Ltd.
G708
PeopleNTech Limited
G709
Wisdom Valley Limited
G710
Garments Wings Ltd.
G711

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612
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614
615
616
617
618
619
620
621
622
623
624
625

Member Code
Company Name
G712
RajIT Solutions Ltd.
Genuine Technology & Research Limited G713
Mukti Ventures Ltd
G714
Doctorsbd.com Ltd
G715
Doctorola Limited
G716
WebCode Ltd.
G717
PMASPIRE LIMITED
G718
Bangla Phone Limited
G719
Four D Communication Limited
G720
Arobil Limited
G721
NetLink Techonologies Ltd.
G722
Cloud of Choice
G723
Benchmark Software Bangladesh Ltd. G724
The Guava Limited
G725
OK LINK
G726
Ora-Tech Consulting Limited
G727

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Company Name
Development Planners and Consultants A003
A005
Fornix Soft
A017
Link3 Technologies Limited
A018
Inforev Limited
A019
Computer & Engineers
A021
Best Business Bond Ltd.
A028
LeadSoft Bangladesh Limited
A029
MAMTech Limited
Arafat Information Technology and Electronics Limited A032
IB Corporation
A043
Power IC Limited
A045
Bigmastech Communications Limited
A046
Tradexcel Graphics Limited
A047
PENINSULA IT Limited
A048
Technology & Bussiness Solutions Limited A049
Gallactic Information & Technology
A052
Symphony Softtech Ltd.
A053
LEXINEER SOLUTION Ltd
A054
Techbd Ltd
A055
Megabyte Trade (Pvt) Ltd
A056
Hosting Help 24
A057
JAJ-TECH
A058
One Point Solution
A059
H.N. Associates Ltd
A060
UGI Ltd
A061
Alliance Creation
A062
Orbit Communications Limited
A063
eMedia Bangladesh
A064
Emotion Tech Ltd
A065
Codemate Limitted
A066
Magnifo Technology Limited
A067
ONEWORLD INFOTECH
A068
N-Wave Co. (BD) Ltd.
A069
Ace Data Products
A070
Heart Medical Transcription CO.
A071
Info Trade
A075
Biswanet.Com
A077
Information Communication Entertainment Ltd A078

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Member Code
Company Name
A080
Creash
A082
Impulse BD Ltd
A083
Basumati IT Solutions Ltd
A084
Telesoft Engineering Ltd
Bangladesh System Technology Limited A-085
myspurring ltd
A-086
Genweb 2 Limited
A-087
ClickBD Limited
A-088
Softplus IT
A-089
Maayas Secutronics Ltd
A-090
Mashiur Rahman Software Ltd
A-091
mPower Social Enterprises Ltd
A-092
AMZ Solutions Limited
A-093
Ultimate Information Architect Limited A095
Mateors Dot Com
A097
Soft Link
A098
Aim Way Associates (Pvt.) Ltd
A099
MM Services Limited
A100
Ikarus InfoTech Ltd
A101
Datacraft Limited
A104
Softech Information Ltd
A105
Soft Bangla Automation Ltd
A106
Insight Information Technology Ltd. A107
E-Link Automation
A108
Apsis Solutions Limited
A109
Hypertag Solutions Ltd
A110
Flexible Networks Ltd
A111
Proggasoft
A112
Aalo IT
A113
Creative Outsourcing Solutions Ltd A115
Shapla Online Limited
A117
North Bengal IT Limited
A118
Ahsania e-Solutions
A119
Inception IT Ltd
A120
Grameen Intel Social Business Ltd
A121
Web Inventa Ltd
A123
BetterStories Limited
A124
Activation Limited
A125

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Member Code
Company Name
A127
Infoistic
Advance Bangla Software & Technology Ltd A128
Jijoty (BD) Limited
A129
Osource Bangladesh Limited
A130
Palal Information Technology Ltd
A131
Cynergon Intelisys Limited
A132
Sphuron Technology
A133
Benchmark-eGeneration Ltd
A134
F R Orbit International
A135
Stock Bangladesh Limited
A136
Softtech Limited
A137
The Codero Limited
A138
ERGO Ventures Ltd
A139
Nihonsys IT Solution
A140
Generation-Next IT Solution Ltd
A142
Dowla IT Industries Ltd
A143
Actual IT & Media
A144
Irays Teknology Ltd
A145
BD Technologies Limited
A146
Web Information Services Ltd
A147
CIMSOLUTIONS Bangladesh Limited
A148
Zaman IT
A149
Excel Company Limited
A150
Online Solution International Ltd
A151
Azolution Software & Engineers Ltd
A152
Cloudly Infotech Limited
A153
Elucidation Corporation Ltd
A154
Secure Link Services Bangladesh Ltd. (SELISE) A155
Bestec Infotech
A156
Monico Technologies Limited
A157
Digital Move IT Ltd.
A158
Next IT Limited
A159
Simplexhub Ltd.
A160
Smart IT Solution
A161
Trust IT (BD)
A162
Hawker Limited
A164
Mysoftheaven (BD) Ltd
A166
Fortune Computer Services Ltd
A167
Innovate 360 Limited
A168
Enter IT (BD) Ltd
A169
NIHRD Limited
A170

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Member Code
Company Name
A171
Resources Plus (RP) Ltd
A172
Buraq Integrated Solutions
A173
Dreamsite (BD) Limited
A174
Biswas Software Technology Ltd
A175
Exling LLC
A176
Iconic Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd
A177
Switch BD Limited
A178
Swansoft Limited
A179
BOO2 Bangla Ltd
A181
Comjagat Technologies
A182
WINGROUP Ltd
A183
I-Pay Limited
A184
S & T Trading (Pvt.) Ltd
A185
Apurba Technologies Ltd
Bangladesh Education & Training Academy (BETA) A186
Talhatraining
A187
Attrabit Technologies & Solutions Ltd A188
Nogor Solutions
A189
Green and Red Technologies Limited A190
Vivid Technologies Limited
A191
Softway IT
A192
NNS Solution
A194
Solution Chain Shop Ltd
A195
RTC Hubs Limited
A196
Tusuka Technotrade Limited
A197
Dhrupadi Techno Consortium Limited A198
Intellect Technologies Limited
A199
Infosystems Eng Ltd
A200
eApparel Source
A201
Amadeyr Cloud Ltd
A202
Beyond Technologies
A203
Codenovo Private Limited
A204
WEBTECHSOFT.COM
A205
Wan IT Limited
A206
Algonyx
A207
Portonics Limited
A208
Serveno Techonologies Limited
A209
Mahmud IT Limited
A210
ICT Solutions Limited
A211
M2M Communications Ltd
A212
PANACEA SYSTEMS LTD
A213

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Company Name
Member Code
Eusia BD Ltd
A214
Balancika Outsourcing
A215
Livemedicx Solutions Limited
A216
LIFETIME (INT.) LTD
A217
E-pulse Technologies Limited
A218
NP Communication
A219
realitya2z.com Limited
A220
T-Series Solutions
A221
Splendor IT
A222
Sheer Vantage Solutions
A223
My Outsourcing Ltd
A224
MIEC Lab
A225
Opus Technology Limited
A226
SIMBIOSYS IT
A227
N2SYS Technology
A228
M/S Pechas
A229
Ring Back Ltd
A231
Ezzy Automation Ltd
A232
Jantrik Technologies Ltd
A233
DIFFERENT TECH
A234
DevsTeam Ltd.
A235
New Era Softwares
A236
Raihana Consulting
A237
DaySpring Limited
A238
TravNx Limited
A239
TopOfStack Software
A240
Nano Information Technology
A241
Progmaatic Developer Network
A242
Organic Solutions
A243
TechnoVilla Solutions Limited
A244
Icon Infotech Limited
A245
Gretel Solution Ltd
A246
Australia Bangladesh IT Solution Ltd
A247
Transaction Solution Limited
A248
M/s. Munshi Engineers
A249
Gakk Media (BD) Ltd
A250
Optimus Business Solutions Ltd
A251
UTC Associates (Pvt) Ltd
A252
Fiable Technologies
A254
Orbitax Bangladesh Limited
A255
Rational Technologies Ltd
A256

SL #
200
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
209
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
228
229
230
231
232
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
240

Company Name
Member Code
Phase 3 Solution
A257
Media-Mix Enterprise Limited
A258
N AND Y SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS A259
bdhaat.com Limited
A260
Nexdacade Technology (Pvt.) Ltd
A261
Frienz I Park Ltd
A262
M/S Dhaka Services Company
A263
AK Consultancy
A265
BAP-Technology Solution Ltd
A266
Broadway IT Park Technologys Ltd
A267
Nuf International Ltd.
A268
Endeavor Limited
A269
Sunhillworks Limited
A270
Bdstall Ltd
A271
NaviWorld (Pvt.) Ltd
A272
Bengal Mobile QA Solution
A273
Delta Telecommunication Limited
A274
AKR Technology
A275
Safe Total IT Solution Ltd
A276
RTM International Ltd
A277
Tappware Solutions
A278
Field Nation Ltd
A279
Inforev Infosys
A280
Autonomy BD
A281
Digital Fire y Marketing BD Ltd
A282
Tech Cloud Ltd
A283
Projonma Technologies
A284
Gateway Information Technology
A285
Lanka Corporation Pvt. Ltd
A286
BNH Production Ltd
A287
Bangla re Solution Ltd
A288
ARIZ Technologies
A289
G5 Tech Innovation Ltd
A290
Softcell Solution Limited
A291
Pixel 12 Ltd
A292
Desh Universal (Pvt) Limited
A293
CKRI Safura Ltd
A294
Micro Village Communication Ltd
A295
Algorithm Software Technology
A296
Infocrat Solutions Ltd
A297
IT Zone Ltd
A298

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SL #
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
251
252
253
254
255
256
257
258
259
260
261
262
263
264
265
266
267
268
269
270
271
272
273
274
275
276
277
278
279
280
281

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Company Name
Member Code
Akkhor Soft
A299
Link Technologies Ltd
A300
Milkyway Soft
A301
Ajkerdeal.com Ltd
A302
Asian Information Technology Ltd
A303
IP Vision Ltd
A304
Rupkotha Productions
A305
iXora Solution Ltd
A306
Rai Tech Services Limited
A307
Banglanet Technologies Ltd
A308
Sobjibazaar.com Limited
A309
Royex Technologies
A310
J & J Business Solutions Ltd
A312
SS Software Design and Engineering Ltd A313
Ibrahim Advance IT Ltd
A314
BASE Technologies Limited
A315
Adventure Soft
A316
Commit Technology (BD)
A317
Projukti Corp. Ltd
A318
Logic BD
A319
Sedulous IT Services (Pvt) Ltd
A320
The World
A321
JhoroTek
A322
Walletmix Limited
A323
Mahi IT Limited
A324
RedGreenBD IT Solutions
A325
Medical Management Strategies
A326
L.M. Com Bangladesh Ltd
A327
KitePlex IT Limited
A328
Geo Tech
A329
AplombTech BD Ltd
A330
Best Digital IT Development Ltd
A331
Clipping Solutions Bangladesh Ltd
A332
OnMobile Bangladesh Private Limited
A333
BootLight Ltd
A334
Golpokobita.com
A335
Radiant System Integration Ltd
A336
4axiz IT Ltd
A337
Nexim
A338
I.T. Works
A339
Tap Monkey
A340

SL #
282
283
284
285
286
287
288
289
290
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
300
301
302
303
304
305
306
307
308
309
310
311
312
313
314
315
316
317
318
319
320
321
322

Member Code
Company Name
A341
Rijuk Limited
A342
Virtuanic Solutions
A343
Easykenakata.com
A344
Task Limited
A345
Pro cient Information Systems
A346
DCASTALIA
A347
Sigma Systems Pvt Ltd
A348
Dhaka Metro IT Ltd.
A349
Swosti Limited
A350
AD 65 BD. Ltd.
A351
Telcosys Limited
A352
Electro-Zone (Private) Ltd
A353
Synergy Interface Ltd.
A354
Cloud Solution Limited
A356
Iconic IT Systems Ltd.
A357
M. M. Builders & Engineers Ltd.
A358
Ubique Corporation Ltd.
A359
Solution World Limited
A360
Recursion Technologies Ltd.
A361
ehealth Solution
Annex Software International Limited A362
A363
Mvas Services Limited
Liberty Energy Power and Engineering CO. Ltd. A364
Netsoft Solution Ltd.
A365
Freelancing Place Limited
A366
Cloudy Matrix Limited
A367
Buy24.com.bd
A368
Infonex Software International Limited A369
JR Enterprise Ltd.
A370
Biswas IT Limited
A371
Rupam IT Limited
A372
NYK Advance Ltd.
A373
Click Business Ltd.
A374
Ajra Technologies Ltd.
A375
Premium Web Cart
A376
Planet Com Technology
A377
Nextech Limited
A378
iamdigital Limited
A379
Tahasin IT Limited
A380
Global Technology Advancement
A381
Freelance IT Lab
A382

SL #
323
324
325
326
327
328
329
330
331
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
339
340
341
342
343
344
345
346
347
348
349
350
351
352
353
354
355
356
357
358
359
360
361
362
363

Member Code
Company Name
A383
Best IT Solutions Ltd.
A384
Pioneer People Limited
A385
Agile Codex
A386
Mizan IT Ltd.
A387
Nyta Software Ltd
A388
RD Network
A389
Atomix System Ltd
A390
S11 Limited
A391
Jago Info Tech Ltd
A392
D-IT Intelligence Ltd
A393
Team Inspire
A394
ICS System Solutions
A395
ZAB
A396
BRAINVERB
A397
Ramysha IT Ltd
A398
Impel IT Solutions Ltd
A399
Hi-Tech Bangla (Bangladesh) Ltd
A400
Digitech Bangladesh Limited
A401
Graphic Aid
A402
King Digital Recharge Ltd
A403
Priyo Ltd
A404
ARN Tech Ltd
A405
Net Bangla Limited
A406
Dynamic Hubs
A407
Data Path Limited
A408
Aus Bangla Communications Ltd.
A409
Nelcosoft Bangladesh Ltd.
A410
Play IT Solution
A411
Shopbd Limited
A412
Nirvana Technology Ltd.
A413
Retail Technologies Limited
A414
Sekai Lab Bangladesh Ltd.
A415
Bengal Family Ltd.
A416
China Bangla IT Ltd.
A417
Field Information Solutions Ltd.
A418
MVI Solutions Limited
Multipoint Solutions & Information Technology Ltd. A419
MrC Studios Bangladesh Ltd.
A420
ADBOX Bangladesh Limited
A421
Taskeater Bangladesh Limited
A422
8Pears Solution Ltd.
A423

SL #
364
365
366
367
368
369
370
371
372

Company Name
Member Code
Pollux Technology Solutions
A424
aVis Technologies Limited
A425
Ekdala Corporation
A426
BIG WEB TECHONNOLOGIES LTD. A427
Soptorshi Technology Ltd.
A428
Pheuture Studio (BD) Private Limited A429
Borak Technologies Ltd
A430
MB Software
A431
Spirnytel Private Limited
A432

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Minutes of the Meeting of 15th AGM of BASIS


The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members of BASIS was held on December 28, 2013 at 11:30 am at
BASIS Auditorium, Level-5, BDBL Bhaban, 12 Kawran Bazar, Dhaka-1215. Mr. Shameem Ahsan, President, BASIS
presided over the meeting.
The attendance sheets of the members present at the AGM are enclosed herewith separately. (Annexure-I).
Mr. Shameem Ahsan, President, BASIS welcomed all members present at the AGM according to the list of Agenda.
Agenda-1: Conrmation of the Minutes of the 14th AGM held on December 29, 2012
Discussion:
BASIS President placed the Minutes of 14th AGM held on December 29, 2012 to the house and the members present
took part in the discussion on the Minutes.
Decision:
As the Minutes was recorded properly, Mr. Zillur Rahim, Chairman, Computer Today proposed and Mr. GSM Shamsuzzoha, Head of Business Development from Digi-Infotech seconded to adopt the Minutes and then after the Minutes of
the 14th AGM was con rmed.
Agenda-2 : Consideration and adoption of the Annual Report 2013.
Discussion:
BASIS Secretary General Mr. Russell T Ahmed presented the Annual Report for the year 2013 and then after the oor
was declared open for discussion.
Mr. Sayedul Islam Mazumder of Mazumder IT Limited proposed to include the news of BASIS members participation in
the Indian IT show in the Annual Report.
Mr. Habibullah N Karim, President, Technohaven Company Ltd. said that we are not outside the economy and price
quotation has gone down severely for govt. tenders. Many large companies are facing these problems and have opted
and gone for cost cutting because of existing adverse political situation. We should seek more incentives and have to
draft a plan to overcome this existing obstacles and crisis to submit to the govt. policy makers.
BASIS Secretary General Mr. Russell T Ahmed mentioned that, in this regard, BASIS, BACCO, ISPAB and BCS had a
meeting last week to submit a joint proposal to the Government & Opposition party. BASIS Secretary General was
present on behalf of BASIS at this meeting.
Mr. ManzururRahman from ICT Alliance also said that letters may be given to different govt. bodies, but we have to
think about its bene ts and EC should be more speci c with suggestions such as interest free loans, rent waivers and
nancial grants.
Mr. AKM Ahmedul Islam of ServiceEngine Ltd. opted that emergency lights may be xed to our Microbus or car as token
of symbol of ICT Industry so that we can move safely during the political unrest like strike and blocked.
Mr. Nahid Ahmad, Managing Director of ValuPlus Computer Systems said that if the current political situation remains
for one more year then we may send letters to both leaders of the two (Ruling and Opposition) parties after adequate
planning and brainstorming.
Mr. T I M NurulKabir, CEO of Spinnovation Ltd. said that ICT industry is an important and instrumental tool for negotiation with the Government as it is a prospective sector and a future leading industry for economic development of the
country contributing like BGMEA, BKMEA. But it is a concern that these sectors are losing buyers and have to address
this issue immediately and to overcome this crisis, a committee can be formed.
Mr. Md. FazlurRahmanTalukder, Managing Director of New Era Software suggested increasing the capacity of
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Mr. Habibullah N Karim, President, Technohaven Company Ltd. informed that all major Chambers and Associations are
going for Media campaign and coverage and advertisements in newspapers for overall image up grading. BASIS may go
like that.
Mr. Mush qurRahman, Dy. Managing Director of Spectrum Engineering Consortium Ltd. said that there is a damage
done to the ICT industry and to revamp this, the print and electronic media should be used for image building and
prospectus.
Mr. Rashed Kamal, CEO of The Databiz Software Ltd. suggested that some speci c steps may be taken such as to halt all
websites and thus making the country collapse for a bit of time for ensuring that Govt. and the opposition party will sit
together to resolve this unusual political situation.
Mr. S K Kabir, IBCS-Primax Ltd., said that it has been very dif cult to pay salaries of our company. Work orders have
been held up. We should have taken initiatives to protest earlier by protesting on the roads. All members should be
called for mass protest on the roads and if needed opposition can be met.
Decision:
After the threadbare discussion, Mr. A K M Ahmedul Islam, General Manager, ServicEngine Ltd.proposed and Mr. T I M
NurulKabir, CEO, Spinnovation Ltd. seconded to adopt the Annual Report 2013 and and thus the Annual report was
adopted.
Agenda 3: Consideration and Adoption of the Accounts of the Association with Auditors Report for the year
2012-13.
Discussion:
Mr. Shah Imrul Kaeesh, Treasurer BASIS placed the Accounts of the Association and the Auditors Report for the year
2012-13 before the meeting.
Mr. Nahid Ahmad, Managing Director, ValuePlus Computer Systems said that although the income is sustainable with
an amount of Tk. 6.8 million but the growth rate is not satisfactory. The growth rate 7.5% would have been satisfactory.
Mr. Sawdesh Ranjan Saha, Satcom Computers Ltd. commented that cash and bank balance is satisfactory but interest
from income should be included in the schedule and major notes should be present there.
Mr. Munir Ahmed, Aranee IT Limited, expressed satisfaction regarding communication of BASIS to its members but also
said that from next time onwards, other expenses should be noted head-wise.
Decision:
Mr. Munir Ahmed from Aranee IT Ltd. proposed and Mr. Sk. AbulHashem, Managing Director, IECB seconded to adopt
the Accounts of the Association with Auditors report for the year 2012-2013 and thus it was adopted.
Agenda-4: Appointment and xation of remuneration of Auditor for 2013-14.
Discussion:
Mr. Shah Imraul Kaeesh, Treasurer, BASIS placed the quotations collected from four different Chartered Accounts rm
to nominate the suitable one.
Decision:
After a threadbare discussion and reviewing, Mr. SawdeshRanjanSaha, Satcom Computers Ltd. proposed for the same
Audit rm who audited last year and seconded by Mr. A Towhid, IBCS-Primax Ltd. along with Mr. Rashed Kamal, CEO,
The Databiz Software Ltd. and thus the Ashraf Uddin and Co. was nominated as Auditor for the year 2013-14.
Agenda- 5 : Miscellaneous
Discussion:
The following issues were discussed in the AGM:
Mr. AKM Ahmedul Islam, ServiceEngine Ltd. emphasized that BASIS should create more pressure on the Government

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to reduce the internet prices so that BPO setup at district level and outside Dhaka would be cost effective. In this
connection, BASIS must sit with Telecom industry.
Mr. Jahidul Hasan Mitul, Executive Director of Business Automation Ltd. said that an invitation has been sent to mobile
apps companies for a meeting with ICT ministry. He opined that BASIS should be ready with what steps should the
Government take to increase business and create for awareness and customers.
Mr. Ariful Hasan Opu, CEO of e-Soft suggested that a welfare fund may be generated for extending support for any
emergency need or purpose of members including any accidental expenses.
Mr. Shaikh A Shahid, CEO, LeadSoft Bangladesh Ltd. enquired regarding the progress of hiring a CEO for BASIS.
BASIS President Mr. Shameem Ahsan said that two head hunting companies have been engaged regarding the matter
and also advertisement have been given in newspapers for the post of Executive Director of BASIS.
Mr. S Kabir Ahmed, Managing Director of IBCS-PRIMAX Ltd. said that to employ a CEO budget should be increased.
Mr. Khalilur Rahman, Managing Director of Ace Data Products opined to allocate fund for recreation of members.
Mr. Forkan Bin Quasem, Managing Director of Spectrum Engineering Consortium Ltd. suggested to have various
speci c policies for software import, system integrations, maintenance and network capacity and HRD.
President of BASIS Mr. Shameem Ahsan said that, BITM will work relentlessly to achieve higher goals. 21,000 software
& BPO professionals will be created through ADB program and 30,000 software & BPO professionals will be created
through World Bank Project.
Mr. T I M Nurul Kabir emphasized that BASIS should take some steps towards IPR. Government has drafted laws and
the company act is being changed. So we need to address these challenges and changes via lobbying.
Mr. Jahidul Hasan, Executive Director, Business Automation Ltd. mentioned that Government procurement is very
sensitive and a bit slow which can be expedited through strong persuasion of BASIS.
Mr. Shoeb Ahmed Masud, Director, Business Automation Ltd. mentioned that VAT related cell at BASIS shall provide
counseling. This cell will provide counseling towards registration of Software Company for VAT.
Mr. Mush qur Rahman, Dy. Managing Director, BASIS said that Tk. 1000 -7000 crores of Banking software has been
procured by bankers. We need to think about value chain. Through using dot net, java we cannot move forward using
these as only tools.
Mr. Habibullah N Karim, President, Technohaven Company Ltd. said that the internet price is given for 150 GB and we
are using 80 GB, the rest is to be sold to outside the country and this has to be stopped and these should be distributed
to all in this country. He also added that IPR is an important aspect and source code should not be demanded as it is a
major asset for any company. We should make a continuous protest against it. He also mentioned that delegation of
power should to given to the BASIS secretariat. BASIS is determined to submit proposal to both the Alliance party.
As there was no other agenda to discuss, the meeting was ended with vote of thanks to and from the chair.

(Shameem Ahsan)
President, BASIS

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