Tapan Kanti Sarkar
Founder President | CTO Forum Bangladesh
Mr. Tapan Kanti Sarkar is the founder and president of CTO Forum Bangladesh and a moderator of the Information Security Alliance.He is a member of American Computer Society, member of UK Computers & Law and a Fellow member of SAARC CTO Forum. Mr. Sarkar has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Information and Communication Technology.
He graduated with Honors from Chittagong University and completed his Masters at Dhaka University and studied Computer Science in the USA. He started his career in 1980 as a Programmer in a multinational pharmaceutical company known as Bristol-Myers Squibb and completed overseas assignments in Egypt & USA. He then worked as a MIS Manager at Beximco Group and as the Head of IT at IFIC Bank. He was with NCC Bank as Chief Technology Officer until December 2015.
He has professional certifications from world renowned IT Companies, such as Microsoft and IBM titled “Building Client and Server Application & Programming using Visual Basics” and “RPG(Report Program Generator) II programming” respectively. Some additional certificated include “Enterprise Network Management and DEC OSF/1 Network Management” from Digital Equipment Corporation(DEC), “ICT Innovation in Banking” from AOTS, “Network Support & Services” from Novell, “Project Management Professional (PMP)” from Bangalore, India.
He has experience in the strategic alignment of Business and Information Technology by applying cost effective & innovative techniques. He has shown cross functional team leadership and has technical exposure on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Process Automation. Some of his expertises are the Formulation of Strategic IT Security Policy based on ISO27000, Ensuring IT Compliance in IT Service Delivery, IT Infrastructure development, i.e. Data Center, Disaster Recovery Site, Cloud Computing Infrastructure, WAN, LAN installation etc.
He has delivered many keynote papers on various critical IT Issues like Enterprise ICT Security, Online Fraud Prevention; Information Security (IS) Audit & Control, Electronic Banking & its Prospects in different IT Seminars/workshops and in training institutes within the country and abroad as well. Many of his articles are published in reputable newspapers. His most recent achievement is the preparation of the 1st concept of the National Data Center for the Ministry of ICT.