Khairuzzaman A. S. M.

Deputy Managing Director & COO | Center Counterparty Bangladesh Limited - CCBL

A highly experienced Technology Leader, strategic, innovative, results-driven professional with successful track record with 30+ years of proven experience in the ICT arena having extensive experience in formulating corporate vision, Risk Management along with project management field

Areas of expertise include:

• Strategic Planning & Organizational Development
• Change Management & Solution Integration
• Implementation of Financial inclusion Channel
• IT governance framework & restructuring
• Develop Business Intelligence framework.
• Development of IS Policies, procedures and controls
• Project Management as per full Project Lifecycle.
• Information security Risk assessments and mitigation
• Implementing a Risk-Based IT & System Audit
• Business Functionalities & Requirements development
• Infrastructure Design & Implementation
• ERP Solution development and implementation
• Data Center establishment & Management

Experience Summary:

Since Feb 2020 – Started Leadership Role at a renowned technology solution company as a Managing Director, eSecureSoft Technologies Ltd. (A ESL Company) – (Since February 2020)

6 years in Banking Sector : (Oversee the Technology-based all Project & Activities) as CTO / CIO & SEVP, at Prime Bank /Premier Bank / Padma Bank Limited

14+ years in Financial Institute ‘Capital Market – DSE’) as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) (6 Years) & Head of ICT (8+ Years)

4 years in Government Sector (Administer ICT functions and coordinate with International Consultation). as System Manager (Direct IT). System Analyst in BOU, DSHE- MoE and MoF

6+ years at different renowned technology solution companies as Programmer/ Computer Manager / Hardware Engineer.

=> As a senior-most officer of the organisation during January 2002 to April 2014 several times act as the Chief Executive Officer (Current Charge) in the absence of regular Chief Executive Officer.

=> Attending in Foreign Training & Technical Events in the field of E-Commerce, Mainframe System, Banking & Financial Technology, Cyber Security issues etc. and Visit in different largest world class setup to understand the ICT infrastructure Setup, Security Mechanism, E-Commerce base transaction concept & Technology in Japan. India, Singapore, Malaysia, Bahrain, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Maldives etc.

Razidul Islam

Vice President, ICT Division | NRB Commercial Bank

1. Extensive experience as a Solution Architect
2. Strong Domain Knowledge on Banking Industry and Capital Market
3. Expert and experienced in digitalization of Banking to facilitate customers to do banking from anywhere.
4. Extensive experience in application development with database design and development, Architecture Design (including large scale projects for banking industry & capital market)
5. Team leading in development and other type of projects
6. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Web.
7. CMMI level 3 process (certified by SEI) practice in development life cycle

Specialties
Domain Knowledge: Strong Domain knowledge on Banking & Capital Market
Technology/ Framework: ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET 3.5, ASP.NET 4.6, ASP.NET MVC, JavaScript, Ajax, Web Service, NHibernat, LightSpeed, WCF, Entity Frameworks
Language: C#
DBMS Software: SQL Server, ORACLE
Reporting Tool: Crystal Reports
Documentation/ Version Control: Source Safe, SVN, TFS
Project Planning: MS Project
Modeling tools: UML

Professional Certifications
MCTS-70-536 : .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.
MCTS-70-528: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 – Web-based Client Development.

Md. Abul Kalam Azad

Head of IT security and compliance | Eastern Bank Limited

Effective problem-solving individual with 20 years of experience in protecting organizations’ security systems and technology seeking an challenging position in Information Security.

Information Security Leadership
Information Security Architecture
Network and System Security
Information Security Management
Threat Intelligence
PCI DSS implementation
Vulnerability Assessment
Penetration Testing
SIEM Implementation
Project Management
ISO 27001 Implementation
Incident Management
IDS/IPS implementation

Sarjil Sarwar

Head of Information and Digital Technology | BAT

A versatile and seasoned ICT executive with a broad range of expertise in the TMT sector of USA, Middle East, Africa and Asia. He has a proven track record in managing business transformations in complex crossborder organizations, encompassing organizational, technology and process excellence to deliver business strategy. Sarjil’s strengths include strategic orientation, business instincts and strong stakeholder management skills from C-level down.

Md. Abdul Muktadir

Vice President & Head of IT Infrastructure | AB Bank Ltd

Experienced Vice President Information Technology Infrastructure with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Domain Name System (DNS), Servers, Networking, Cisco Systems Products, and Disaster Recovery. Strong information technology professional with a Master’s degree focused in Engineering Physics/Applied Physics from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.

Abu Sayeed Chowdhury

Controller (Joint Secretary) | Bangladesh Computer Council

Mr. Abu Sayeed Chowdhury is an officer of 8th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration). He was born in 3rd January, 1964 at Fulgazi Upazila in Feni district. He passed SSC in 1979 and HSC in 1981 and secured 1st division in both exams. In 1987, he graduated from University of Dhaka in Applied Physics & Electronics securing 1st Class 2nd position. He achieved his postgraduate degree from the same university and same study area in the year 1989 and ranked 1st Class 1st. Later in 2003, he was awarded Australia Awards Scholarship (AUSAID) to complete his second Masters in Information Technology from the Flinders University of South Australia. He joined in Bangladesh Civil Service as Assistant Secretary in 20 December, 1989. In his service tenure, he successfully served in various capacities in different Ministries and field administration. His immediate past posting was as Project Director in “IV Tier National Data Centre (4TDC)” Project under Information and Communication Technology Division. He attended in various professional training and workshops in different countries such as Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Srilanka, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy and China. In personal life, he is married and a proud father of two sons. He joined as Controller (Joint Secretary) of CCA in 5 March, 2020.

Sadik Noman

Head of Digital Transformation, Application Development and Data Analytics | Chevron Bangladesh

Mr. Sadik Noman is a progressive and inspiring leader with 15 years of diverse IT experience across a wide range of industries including Oil & Gas, High-Tech R&D Smartphone, Consumer Electronics and Telecommunications.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from BUET and a master’s degree in Business Administration from North South University. He was trained in the USA, South Korea, Singapore, China, Philippines and Thailand. Sadik has worked for top ranked Fortune 500 companies, such as Chevron and Samsung. Additionally, he worked in several million-dollar projects with World Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers in other ICT based organizations.

Currently he is leading Digital Transformation and IT Applications team in Chevron Asia South Business Unit Bangladesh. He is a strategist, a speaker and an innovator. He has attended 30+ international and local training courses, workshops and conferences.

He was a keynote speaker at the Fifth International Digital Oil Field Academic Conference (DOFIAC) 2017 in Qingdao, China.

He gave a speech on Digital Transformation at Wisdom Oil and Gas Field Brand Technology Alliance (WOGFBTA) conference 2018 in Xian, China. He was also a presenter at International Field Exploration Conference (IFEDC) 2020, Xian, China.

Sadik has two US patents and several publications under his belt. His areas of interests include leadership, technology strategy and innovation, digital transformation, software engineering, data analytics, Agile project management, cloud solutions, patents, Cyber security and compliance.

Mani Kiran Kumar

AGM - Data center Life Cycle Services | Schneider Electric

20 Years of Experience Including Consulting; Planning; Designing; Implementation; Operations of Data Center Infrastructure.

In my current role as AGM – DCLS @ Schneider Electric, I am responsible for overall Data center Life Cycle Services including Consulting, Designing of Datacenters & Supporting Project team during implementation.

I support and help customers across Greater India Region including Neighboring countries Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives to build Sustainable & Energy Efficient Datacenters.

Prior to joining Schneider, I worked with IBM in the Datacenter Designing & Consulting area and began my career as UPS Field Service Engineer.

Ahmed Rokibur Rahman

Vice President & Head of IT Governance | The City Bank Ltd

A highly skilled, results-driven IT professional with versatile experience at System Integration, Routing & Switching, Servers, Storage, Contact Center & Database. Strong background in Service Provider with exceptional troubleshooting skills and intense interest in Designing & Deploying large scale Enterprise Composite Networks, Security technologies, Data warehousing Solution and Voice Network solutions.

Expert in implementation, integration, administration, support services & IT operations management for diverse client industries with comprehensive professional skills & over 8 years of extensive corporate work experience.

Specialties
• IT Governance
• IT Compliance Monitoring & Remediation
• Information & Cyber Security Governance
• Information System Audit
• IT Services & Operations Management
• IT Project Management
• People & Process Management
• Enterprise Architecture Development
• Enterprise Data Security Management
• IT Infrastructure & Data Center Management
• Systems Administration
• IT Disaster Recovery Planning
• IT HelpDesk Management
• Enterprise Solution Expert
• Contact Center Solution Expert

Specialties: Having Core Specialty on:

• Composite Model Network Design & Implementation
• System Integration
• Datacenter Designing
• Storage integration
• IP Telephony
• Video Conferencing
• IP Contact Center
• Interactive Voice Response
• SIP Server
• IT Project Management
• People & Process Management
• Systems Administration
• Messaging Administration
• Databases Administration
• Transaction Processing System
• Media Gateway
• Voice Portal

Ms. Sultana Afroz

Honourable Secretary and CEO | PPP Authority - Prime Minister's Office - Government of Bangladesh

Ms. Sultana Afroz, Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, joined the Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) as CEO on 15th April, 2020. She joined the Bangladesh Civil Service, Administration Cadre in December 1989. Prior to her current assignment she worked as Additional Secretary and Chief of United Nations Wing at Economic Relations Division (ERD) in the Ministry of Finance. She served as a diplomat (Economic Counsellor) in the Bangladesh Embassy, Rome and was also Alternate Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the Rome based UN Agencies i.e. FAO, IFAD & WFP. During her tenure in Rome she was elected member in the FAO Programme Committee securing highest number of votes in the Asia Region at the 138th Session of FAO Council in 2009 and also in 142nd Session of 2011 for two terms. Bangladesh for the first time was elected in this important FAO governing body of United Nations and became the Vice Chair of the Committee.

Ms. Afroz was an Executive Board Director of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). She also served as Charge d’affaires in Bangladesh Embassy Rome, Italy.

Ms. Afroz served in various capacities in the field administration and different ministries of the government which include Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Food & Disaster Management, Ministry of Women & Children Affairs, and Ministry of Primary & Mass Education. She was a core group member of the Government of Bangladesh Private Sector Development Project (PSD) to promote development of the private sector in Bangladesh.

She was Consultant at Small Scale Water Sector Development Project (SSWSDP) financed by Asian Development Bank on lien and worked as Programme Officer at the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAPRE) funded by Ford Foundation and Management Development Unit (MDU) administered by the World Bank and UNFPA at the beginning of her career.

She obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), Harvard University, USA in 1996. She did her MSS and BSS (Honors) in Sociology from University of Dhaka. She successfully completed an Executive Course in Public Policy, Service delivery and Negotiation at Duke University, USA and also Negotiation and Leadership course at Macquarie University, Australia.

Widely travelled, Ms. Sultana Afroz attended a number of international conferences and presented papers as a resource person at home and abroad.

Syed Moinuddin Ahmed

Additional Managing Director & Company Secretary | Green Delta Insurance Company Limited

Spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Ahmed possesses an extensive career in the banking and finance industry. Majoring in Finance from the University of Dhaka, he started his career at Southeast Bank where he was responsible for the credit-related activities of the bank. Starting his career as a management trainee, Mr. Ahmed worked in various roles with several reputed commercial banks in Bangladesh for significant periods of his career prior to joining the GDIC Group in 2009 and subsequently taking over the role as an Additional Managing Director and Company Secretary. Mr. Ahmed’s contribution in evolving the GDIC Group into its present exalted status has been a highlight of his long and illustrious career.

Mr. Ahmed’s core competence have been the highlight of his career at Green Delta Insurance, including board affairs, business development, business process optimization, structuring of credit facilities, studying the capital markets, managing strategic alliances, HR supervision and project management that have collectively ensured strong and consistent growth for the Company over the years. Mr. Ahmed also plays a role as strategic leader and envisions the outcome of the Agriculture Insurance portfolio of GDIC since its inception. Besides Agriculture Insurance, his knowledge and experience in conceiving, developing, strategizing and implementing GDIC’s microinsurance initiatives i.e; Shashthya Shurakhkha Karmashuchi (SSK) Project, a micro-health insurance scheme which continues to contribute to the economic development of the country through ensuring insurance for all.

During his long career, Mr. Ahmed has participated in a number of workshops that have enabled him to gain a more holistic and globalized viewpoint and inspired him to attain greater heights. Today, Mr. Ahmed continues to lead and inspire his team through his experience and foresight. Having travelled throughout the world for work and having being exposed to several workshops and seminars globally, Mr. Ahmed is passionate about implementing global best practices in Bangladesh, thereby contributing to the country’s advancement in his own small way.

Najmus Sakeb Jamil

Senior Vice President & Head of Technology Infrastructure | BRAC Bank

Najmus Sakeb Jamil, Senior Vice President and Head of Technology Infrastructure of BRAC Bank Limited has IT industry experience of around 20 years. He is specialized in versatile IT areas and has significant expertise in management of Systems, Data Centre, Network, Database, IT Operation and Information Security. Managing the operations of Data Centre and Disaster Recovery Site through resource
optimization as well as maintaining scalability, resiliency and high availability is one of his key strengths.

NK Singh

CEO | Data Center Guru

NK Singh, the Founder and CEO of Data Center Guru and responsible for setting up this Start-up grow globally and meet the company mission, “Enable customers Achieve & Sustain Excellence across Data Center Life Span for Best Business Results”. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering with over 29+ years of experience across different industry verticals & geographies in consulting, Design, Build and Management of Data Center Infrastructure, Managed IT Services & Data Center Facilities with 13+ Years in Leadership positions. Demonstrated excellent management and technical skills with a detail-oriented approach and ability to work well in a team environment & successfully delivered business results.

He is one of the known Data Center Experts in India who has designed and implemented 100+ Data Centers of different types and capacity in India and abroad and have detailed understanding of Data Center Infrastructure in Nuts & Bolts level. Has been regular speaker in different events like DCD, Data Center by BE, CIO, DCtSummit, DC Nepal Summit, CII Event, Healthcare Summit, Facility Management, IGBC Events and other leadership events.

NK has special interest in finding innovative ways & guiding customers across Data Center Life Cycle for “Best Business Value”.

Sabarinathan Sampath

Chief Strategy Officer | Drive19

Sabarinathan Sampath, Chief Strategy Officer, Drive19 (a venture of ZNet Technologies) is a proficient and seasoned senior executive with over 23 years of experience in delivering large-scale, custom, integrated technology solutions for leading telcos, hosters and large enterprises. His expertise includes consulting and launching of cloud services delivery platform (offering array of SaaS/IaaS/PaaS services). He is an inspirational leader who works effectively in building new global, cross-functional teams focusing on sustainable results with a process oriented approach. He has held senior positions in Europe and in South East Asia in large multi-national organizations. He is a regular speaker/moderator/panellist in various events centred around emerging technologies, cloud, digital transformation, and datacenter and hosting industry.

He is now settled in India with his wife and 2 kids. He loves to get on long rides on his cycle as a part of his daily routine. For more details on his profile, you may look at: https://in.linkedin.com/in/sabarisampath.