I had a wonderful and fascinating experience today presenting at the Islamic University of Technology (IUT)on the outskirts of Dhaka.
IUT brings together students from all over the Islamic world to study at their beautiful campus in Bangladesh. They provide a unique opportunity for students to learn engineering or computing while sharing each others cultures.
My speech again focused on the unique combination of technology and disability that Therap offers and the way in which we hope to promote international best practices in a manner akin to that of the university. The students asked some great questions and I was delighted to be able to use a cricket analogy in one answer and a description of Extreme Programming in another!
I was particularly impressed by the way in which the engineers grasped our service and our view of the rights and roles of people with disabilities.
I was very warmly and graciously welcomed by Professor Dr. Muhammad Fazil Ilahi, Vice-Chancellor of the university (pictured) who had visited Edinburgh while completing his doctorate in England.
I was again made to feel that not only can Therap do great business worldwide, but that we can be part of a respectful, dynamic, and inclusive international community.
Unfortunately, I don’t have long left in Bangladesh, I will miss this country and its fine people.