Successful Completion of the Grand Jury for BRAC Manthan Digital Innovation Award 2016

The Grand Jury for the BRAC Manthan Digital Innovation Award 2016 was successfully held at BRAC Centre for Development Management (BCDM) Rajendrapur, Gazipur, Bangladesh on 19 August 2016. This year we received 113 nominations across 9 categories, of which 90 were valid. The virtual jury members managed to filter 49 valid entries for the final evaluation by the Grand Jury. A panel of 11 jury members looked into the filtered nominations, divided into 9 categories, as per their expertise. The Grand Jury picked out of 29 finalists who have done exceptional work in their respective fields.

The jury considered and discussed all the shortlisted nominations in all the categories. After discussion and joint voting system, the Grand Jury selected Winners, Special Mentions & Jurors Mentions of BRAC Manthan Digital Innovation Award 2016. The conclusion of the Grand Jury marked the moments of felicitation of the Jury members with Jury Citation and token gifts as a token of appreciation to all Jury members for their invaluable volunteering efforts in adding value to the Award process.

Meet the Jurors

Osama Manzar

Founder & Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation (Jury Moderator)

Osama Manzar is an inspiring speaker, angel investor, mentor and believer. He founded DEF to achieve universal digital literacy and digital access for all to overcome information gap and parity.

Abdus Salam

Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson Bangladesh.

Abdus Salam is a passionate professional in developing telecommunication network and services in Bangladesh.

Anir Chowdhury

Policy Advisor, Prime Minister's Office, Bangladesh

Mr. Anir Chowdhury is the Policy Advisor of UNDP and USAID-supported a2i Program, Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh. In this capacity

Suny Md Ashraf Khan

Managing Director & CEO, MCC Ltd., Bangladesh

Suny Md Ashraf Khan more popularly known as SM Ashraf Abir, is the Managing Director & CEO of one of the leading IT company

KAM Morshed

Director, Advocacy for Social Change Information and Communication Technology Partnership Strengthening Unit

Mr Morshed leads BRAC’s advocacy, partnership, and technology teams. He joined BRAC in October 2015. Previously, he led Bangladesh’s Policy

Luna Shamsuddoha

Chairman, Dohatec New Media

Luna Shamsuddoha, Chairman, Dohatec New Media (1992),is a software entrepreneur and the founder President of Bangladesh Women in Technology, (BWIT).

Munir Hasan

Coordinator, Youth Programme -Prothom Alo

Munir Hasan is an information technology consultant and open-source software activist. After graduating from Bangladesh University of Science and Technology

Natasha Badhwar

Film-maker and Columnist

Natasha Badhwar is a writer, filmmaker and media trainer. She is also co-owner of the online fashion brand, Ochre Sky. Natasha writes a popular column,

T I M Nurul Kabir

Secretary General Association Of Mobile Telecom Opeartions of Bangladesh

T I M Nurul Kabir has spent 27+ years of his career playing as a leading role as the Social & Industry evangelist for e-Development, Telecommunication, ICT for development (ICT4D)

Sabbir Mahbub

Founder, Devnet Limited Bangladesh

Mr. Sabbir was always interested in document imaging and archiving, electronic management systems and BPO services.

Sankalita Shome

Chief of Social Products Innovation , Dnet

A corporate lawyer by training Sankalita Shome has worked in the highly volatile world of mergers and acquisitions in Mumbai, before starting her journey as a development practitioner

Shakib Ahmed

Country IT Head for Siemens Bangladesh Limited

Shakib is a seasoned IT professional with 17 years of experience in working for several multinational companies, international NGOs, Donor Agencies as well as core IT solution companies.