BCC receives two int’l Open Group awards for innovation

  Updated Time: 2019-02-16 00:00:00.0


 Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) today received two prestigious awards of Open Group for developing online recruitment (e-recruitment) system and geospatial data sharing platform GeoDASH.

BCC’s Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICT) Project Director Md Rezaul Karim received the awards from Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) J. Satyanarayana and The Open Group President and CEO – Steve Nunn at Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty of India, said a media release here today.

Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and representatives of different countries and high officials of Open Group were present.

Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards.

‘Open Group Kochi Awards 2019′ was given for developing e-recruitment system and the `Open Group Award for Innovation and Excellence-2019’ for developing GeoDASH platform to share and collaborate geospatial data for government agencies.

The Open Group Expert Panel selected BCC’s two innovative platforms after a rigorous process and evaluating innovations of large number of governments, industries and academia from Asia, Australia, Africa and Middle East besides from various States of India.

The Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance (LICT) Project of BCC of ICT Division developed the e-recruitment system for making the recruitment process of all government agencies online.

The geospatial data sharing platform GeoDASH for government agencies was also developed by BCC in collaboration with World Bank.

The Open Group gave award to organizations and individuals for innovations and excellence in categories including Enterprise Architecture, IT management, Security and Open Platform.

The Open Group Awards for Innovation and Excellence is limited to two distinct levels and President’s awards goes to those nominations in which innovation and excellence were clearly demonstrated.

Last year, BCC was awarded Open Group President Award 2018 for developing Bangladesh National Enterprise Architecture to make interoperable of government’s information and date from a single platform.