Post by: Chief News Editor | Published: October 4, 2016 , 1:31 am | Category: TOP NEWS
Colombo, Sri Lanka, Broadcasting News Corporation:Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu urged for global connectivity through safe cyberspace at the opening ceremony of the 42nd annual conference of Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) Colombo, Sri Lanka Monday.
The government of Bangladesh has initiated the process of keeping cyberspace free from ill-contaminations as part of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s goal to build `Digital Bangladesh, said minister Inu. We believe, at this ICT age, safe cyberspace is required to ensure free flow of information, he added.
The conference was officially opened today by Bangladesh Information Minister and host country Sri Lankas Deputy Minister of State Enterprises and Entrepreneurship Eran Wickramaratne at Hilton Colombo.
Inu said in his speech, To create a poverty-free, climate change adaptable world developed with sustainability and free from communal militancy and terrorism, we need best connectivity with a secure internet. And for that all nations should join hands.
Over 437 delegates including staff from governmental organizations, research and educational institutions, Internet service providers, data centres, Internet Exchange Points and online content providers from across the Asia Pacific are attending the three-day conference.
Following the official speeches, internationally renowned speakers including Zaid Ali Kahn from LinkedIn, Professor Rohan Samarajiva from LIRNEasia, and Internet Hall of Fame member Geoff Huston shared their technical insights with the assembled participants.
Over the next two days, technical presentations will cover topics such as Internet security, the latest in internet infrastructure technologies, women in ICT and more.
Hasanul Haq Inu is expected to return on 5 October.