The country’s first TEDxGulshan was held on Saturday in the capital amid inspiring talks and reflective interactions of esteemed speakers that featured the intriguing theme ‘Innovation Enabling Social Change’.
TED is the world’s most respected speaking platform featuring leading thinkers and doers starting from Bill Gates to UN Secretary-General to Shahrukh Khan as host/curator of TEDx in India, a press statement said.
President and Curator of TEDxGulshan Ashfaq Zaman inaugurated the first TEDxGulshan in Bangladesh- followed by a speech on Social Change by Vice President UN Global Compact Bangladesh and Vice President Bangladesh Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution Syed Tamjid-ur- Rahman.
Adviser to the Prime Minister Salman F Rahman shared about the world of freelancing and how it emerged in Bangladesh.
He highlighted the challenges that caused a hindrance towards bringing money from abroad & how freelancing can be institutionalized to solve the prevalent manifold problems in this sector.
Oxford Scholar and Faculty Bobby Hajjaj, and International TEDx speaker Mohommed Ali Shah, who is also an Indian Army Veteran and Bollywood Actor, were the next two speakers.
Mohommed Ali Shah focused on how to get to a good idea and said the trick is to come up with lots of ideas and eliminate the bad ones.
Country Director & CEO, Kazi IT Centre Ltd Zara Mahbub took the floor, followed by, Prof of Dept. of Physics of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology Dr. Yasmeen Haque who shared her breakthrough research in low-cost early-stage cancer detection.
Founder & Managing Director of Sohoz Maliha M Quadir spoke about ‘Gig Economy’ and focused on how it is addressing socioeconomic problems related to unemployment and underemployment especially among the youth who are the quickest to adapt to technology.