Sayeed Ahmed

Sayeed Ahmed is a development professional involved in the infrastructure consulting business for over 20 years and has worked on projects under several government agencies in developing countries, Asian Development Bank and other institutions.

January 16, 2022
January 16, 2022

How to secure jobs amid looming automation

On December 19, The Daily Star published a refreshing story that offered a window into the changing landscape of our job market. Electronics manufacturers, according to the report, are scrambling...

December 28, 2021
December 28, 2021

Can Bangladesh leapfrog into the future with 4IR?

American geographer Jared Diamond makes an interesting point in his bestseller “Guns, Germs, and Steel.”

October 12, 2021
October 12, 2021

Why Bangladesh should invest in artificial intelligence

In the 1970s, American sociologist and economic historian Immanuel Wallerstein (1930-2019) proposed an approach to view the global economic system as an interplay between three groups of countries:...

September 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

How the US’ War on Terror played out on its social divide

On June 23, 2010, a rocket-propelled grenade shattered the skull of US Army Private First Class Russell Madden in Afghanistan, where he was fighting his country’s war against terror.

September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021

How can today’s graduates prepare for future jobs?

The world has seen more changes in the last two years than in the previous two decades. The ongoing pandemic has taught us the hard way that everything we hold dear or take for granted is actually...

September 1, 2021
September 1, 2021

Can AI improve our budget implementation scenario?

On July 25 this year, the Prothom Alo English edition published a news item about a bridge being built somewhere on the outskirts of Dhaka that led to nowhere.

August 1, 2021
August 1, 2021

Online education and artificial intelligence

As we all know, Covid-19 struck Wuhan on New Year's Eve in 2019, and the city embraced total lockdown. Soon, the rest of China and the world followed. But what many don't know is Chinese...

June 19, 2021
June 19, 2021

After two decades of war, the US leaves an uncertain future for Afghans

June 2002. I was on my first visit to Kabul. People were trying to put together their lives with new hope. Kids seemed happy and curious. Some were walking to whatever remained of the schools. Some...

June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021

Can our engineering education prepare graduates for the industry?

How universities can better prepare graduates for the industry is a constant topic of debate. It will perhaps never end because the industry needs are changing rapidly, and the universities are...

April 2, 2021
April 2, 2021

Ethnic minorities’ baffling show of support for Suu Kyi: What does it indicate?

After Aung San Suu Kyi’s arrest following the military coup, there was an outpouring of support shown to her by various ethnic groups in Myanmar,