As a nation, it is imperative that innovation is center of our thinking and approach everything that we do. And, in order for innovation to take center stage in Bangladesh – BIC (Bangladesh Innovation Conclave) is putting together Bangladesh Business Innovation Summit 2019. The summit will be followed by the 2nd Bangladesh Business Innovation Award.

The summit is designed to share local and global best practices & approach to innovation. The key focus is Driving Innovation within different sectors & harnessing the skillset to drive innovation – which will add value to the lives of people and helps pursue inclusive growth.

Bangladesh Business Innovation Summit 2019 will comprise of different Keynote Sessions, Panel Discussions, Insight Sessions and Case Study Presentations by local and global experts.

Find the details of the keynote speakers at Bangladesh Business Innovation Summit 2019 –




Professor Neurocomputation, Neurosurgery & Mathematics

University of Oxford

Professor of Brain Sciences

Georgetown University in Washington, DC

Chairman of the Brain Sciences Foundation



Professor Howard’s passion for science and technology began during his childhood. He pursued his interests in his studies and in 2000 while a graduate member of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Oxford, he proposed the Theory of Intention Awareness (IA). In 2002, he received a second doctoral degree in cognitive informatics and mathematics from the prestigious La Sorbonne in France. In 2007 he was awarded the habilitation a diriger des recherches (HDR) for his leading work on the Physics of Cognition (PoC) and its applications to complex medical, economical, and security equilibriums.

In 2014 he received his doctorate of philosophy from the University of Oxford for his work on neurodegenerative diseases, specifically his “Brain Code” Theorem. As the creator of IA, Dr. Howard was able to develop operational systems for military and law enforcement projects.

Catch Newton Howard breaking down facts about the human brain here –

While Prof. Howard’s career formed in military scientific research, in 2002 he founded the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (CADS) a leading Washington, D.C, national security group. Currently, Dr. Howard serves as the Director of the Board. He also is a national security advisor to several U.S. Government organizations.

Prof. Howard’s several years of working on systems design and dynamic systems analysis in military applications, as well as his personal research experiences, led him to studying the human brain.

In 2008, Dr. Howard founded the Mind Machine Project at MIT; an interdisciplinary initiative to reconcile natural intelligence with machine intelligence, which led to the establishment of the Brain Sciences Foundation (BSF) in 2011. That same year, he published the Mood State Indicators (MSI) algorithm which models and explains the mental processes involved in human speech and writing to predict emotional states.

Dr. Howard presently serves as Professor of Computational Neurology and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Oxford and Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at John Radcliffe Hospital.  Prof. Howard is also the Founder and Director of the Oxford Computational Neuroscience Lab (OxCNL).




Director Market Business


Amer Farid is a seasoned C-Level management executive with 20+ years of diverse international experience in Global Corporate Development, General & Strategic Management, FINTECH, Renewables, Technology Development and Sales, Public-Private Partnerships, eBanking & eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Sustainability and Social Impact.


He is actively involved in advising companies to develop and deliver strategic and operational goals throughout multiple industries and across geographies; his diverse experience extends from corporates to start-ups as well as their partnerships with government and semi-government agencies, international development agencies and NGOs.




Eric C. Yim Professor in Inclusive Design

Chair Professor of Public Design

School of Design

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University



Kin Wai Michael Siu is Eric C. Yim Professor in Inclusive Design, and Chair Professor of Public Design. He is Associate Dean (Research) and Chair of School Research Committee. He is Founder and Leader of the first Public Design Lab. He is Leader of Research Group for Sustainable Public Design of the RISUD. He teaches design and engineering subjects and supervises postdoctoral and PhD research. He is Coordinator of Design Research Methods for the university’s PhD students. Based on Vygotsky’s ZPD concept and Bruner’s scaffolding theory, he introduced the concept of ‘Scaffolding Innovation’ for design learning. He is a chartered designer and chartered engineer.

He is the sole holder of more than 50 US and international patents. He has published 25 books and monographs, and over 50 book chapters and 300 papers in leading journals.

Watch Kin Wai Michael Siu talk about public & inclusive design in this video

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