Prof Dr M. Nawaz Sharif, a US based internationally famed expert on technological innovation and technology transfer, arrived in city on Monday to address as lead speaker in a conference titled ‘Bangladesh Industries Globalization Initiative (BIGI)’ .
He will also provide baseline information at the conference being organised by Daffodil International University.
The two-day conference will be held on June 12 and 13 at the Banquet Hall of Daffodil Tower in the city’s Dhanmondi area.
Also labeled as ‘Innovation Stakeholders Consultative Conference’ that focuses on forming a technological innovation management centric initiative for building an innovation economy and carries an underlying message ‘From Technology Information to Innovation Economy.
Chaired by Daffodil Group of Enterprises Chairman M Sabur Khan, Industries Secretary Md Abdul Halim will be the chief guest at the conference while Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) Chairman Md Mustaq Hassan will be a special guest, said a press release on Saturday.
There will be three sessions on the opening day which will focus on enriching understanding through fusion of unique perspectives of stakeholders.Four more sessions will take place on the concluding day to arrive at a composite landscape of opportunities and predicaments.
Prof Dr M. Nawaz Sharif is the Principal Consultant for Technology Management in Myriad Solutions Inc, Maryland, USA. In the recent past, he served as an Adjunct Professor in the Engineering Professionals Programof the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and a Visiting Professor in the Project Management Program of the George Washington University (GWU).
Earlier, he was a Management of Technology Chair Professor and the Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost)of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) of Bangkok, Thailand.
He also served as the Director of the UN-ESCAP’s Asian and Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), Bangalore, India; and a Doctoral Program Director of the Graduate School of Management and Technology (GSMT) at the Universityof Maryland University College (UMUC), Adelphi of Maryland.
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