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Published On: January 12, 2021 06:40 PM NPT By: Republica

Presidential Business School organizes two-day IT career conclave

Presidential Business School organizes two-day IT career conclave

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Presidential Business School (PBS) in Kathmandu organized a two-day IT Career Conclave keeping in view those seeking their future career in the IT sector. The two-day IT Career Conclave that concluded on Sunday featured 25 experts in the field in various five sessions.

Addressing the Conclave organized jointly by PBS and Living with the ICT, experts from the IT sector argued that the government should be able to create an environment conducive for the growth of the IT sector as the future now is intricately connected with information technology. Started with the discussion on emerging technologies, the two-day Conclave concluded with the discussion on what the future of the IT sector would look like in Nepal in the next 10 years.

Panel discussions were held on a number of themes including innovation and technological entrepreneurship, emerging technology, and connecting talents to the world. While most participants attended the program through virtual means, those making a physical presence in the event had observed necessary health safety protocols. 

Chief Executive Officer of Young Innovation, Bibhusan Bista, Senior Software Engineer at Cloud Factory Madhuri Shrestha, Program Coordinator of Nepal Open University Dr Bhoj Raj Ghimire and Director of Fuse Classroom Parag Shrestha, Co-Founder of Khalti Manish Modi, Founder of Foodmandu Manohar Adhikari, Managing Director of Jibi Health Aabhushan, Jyoti Kansakar participated in the different sessions of the Conclave as expert speakers.

Chief Executive Officer of Mero Lagani, Atit Lal Shrestha, Swechchha Bista of Leapfrog Technology, CEO of Kimbu Technology Karvika Thapa, CEO of Simplify 360 Laxmi Khatiwada, CEO of Genius Solution Anjani Phuyal, Dean of Engineering and Technology Department of Westcliff University Prof Dr George Sayegh were also among those invited as expert speakers in the Conclave.

Addressing the concluding sessions of the Conclave, former minister Ganesh Shah said all should now start seeing their future in start-up, innovation, and entrepreneurship. IT expert Manohar Bhattarai argued that although the government has made significant progress in terms of formulating necessary laws, the implementation of those laws remains weak. He also argued that it would be difficult for Nepal to see any meaningful progress if it did not give priority to the IT sector.
Executive Director of PBS, Laxman KC said they had organized the IT Career Conclave for the first time keeping in view of the prospects the IT sector carries in the coming years. KC announced that PBS, which has started offering IT courses affiliated to Westcliff University in the US from this academic session, will focus on producing qualified IT-related human resources and collaborate with IT industries in Nepal and abroad in the future.

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