ETIC2019 – an international conference in JNEC

The 1st International Conference on Emerging Technologies of Information and Communications (ETIC) was organized in Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC) on March 8 -10, 2019. The conference was organized by JNEC in collaboration with National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia under the flagship of knowledge transfer project themed “East-West: Connected World”.  Read More…

Land of the digital Thunder Dragon

Bhutan ignites the first sparks of an IT engine in a dedicated technology park that is drawing eager and innovative young talents. By Justin Calderon in Thimphu

For many, the Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is more likely to conjure up images of a mediaeval “Game of Thrones” realm than of tech-infused modernity. Set high above the snowline, the nation is ruled by a Dragon King, remote and steeped in old-world traditions of monastic asceticism. The government is still largely dependent on foreign aid. In 1999, the Bhutanese people became the last in the world to experience television. Read more…

Great Success for Bhutan’s BPO Industry Launch Event


8 February 2019, BIABPO Secretariat, Thimphu TechPark

An enthusiastic crowd of over 100 participants including foreign delegates and national Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry stakeholders came together on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at the Thimphu TechPark to celebrate the launch of the Bhutan Industry Association for Business Process Outsourcing (BIABPO) on the theme “Bhutan’s New Employment Growth and Export Opportunity”.

The event featured numerous distinguished speakers, industry luminaries and foreign delegates including the Founder CEO of MultiRational Private Limited, in his capacity as the mentor, advisor and interim President of BIABPO; Read more…

At Last – the Solution to Youth Unemployment in Bhutan


11 January 2019, BIABPO Secretariat, Thimphu TechPark

Job creation in the domestic economy is limited to our economic growth. Fortunately, the internet provides a gateway to foreign jobs without our young people having to leave home. A new not-for-profit industry group has been launched to promote Bhutanese talent to the world and establish a successful “work here over the internet” IT-Enabled Services/Business Process Outsourcing (ITES/BPO) sector as has been done so successfully with millions of jobs and billions in export income by our close friend and big neighbour to the south. If they can do it so easily, we can do it too.  Read more…

DNT’s pledge to address unemployment as an issue of national emergency

The government-elect, Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, has committed to accord the highest priority in creating employment and livelihood opportunities for people and ensure that the youth have a decent job. DNT has pledged to prioritize job for the Bhutanese nationals between the age group of 19-35 to help gain work experience and to start their careers, and contribute fully to the country’s economy. Read more…