ZAHED AZAM SAYEM
3S GROUP OF COMPANIES
Dream teaches a man not only to walk, but also to run. A great example of this is Zahed Azam, a prominent entrepreneur in the field of technology in Bangladesh. Although he is a Bangladeshi American but his dreams are surrounded by Bangladesh. He is the Managing Director of 35 Group of Companies, one of the largest technology companies in Bangladesh, and 3S Technologies Ltd. The company has more than 300 retailers in Bangladesh, technically part of the largest surveillance operation in the country, which helps the Bangladesh Police, Army, NSI and other intelligence agencies.
The company is a worldwide distributor of world-class products, including Lilin (Taiwan), Yealink (China), Nitgen Biometrics (Korea), Video and Netix and many more. This company has been able to get the job done. In other words, in a specific area, the company’s automatic camera can easily find the specific criminal or his car and other things. The company is associated with the world’s largest and most advanced technology. Such as ‘Ecology’ which connects Gulshan, Banani, Niketan to Panthapath with 1500 plus military grade cameras and control rooms. Although Bangladesh is a developing country, Zahed Azam did not stop there. He has provided world-class surveillance in the country. This has reduced the crime rate by about 30%. This is due to the fact that through 35 Technologies Ltd., new technologies, analytics and others have been widely applied in the country. This is undoubtedly a surprise not only for Bangladesh but also for the developed world.
A ‘Merit Lilin’ IP camera from Taiwan is considered one of the most sophisticated brands in the world. Their products are not consumer-based like Samsung or Huawei. That is why it is not seen in the media or anywhere else. But this brand is made up of world advanced technology. Zahed Azam, a self-confident entrepreneur in the field of technology, has suggested to Taiwan that they want to make these branded products in Bangladesh. Initially, Taiwan ignored it and said that it is only your dream and technology cannot be shared. They offered 3S groups to import it by hiring distributors across the country because there are not enough companies or engineers in Bangladesh to understand this technology. But Zahed Azam’s hard work, California’s Silicon Valley, guidelines, etc. have enabled him to produce it so that he has proved that they have risen to world-class level in that they are able to make Taiwanese super brand products by themselves. Today, Lilin has given permission and technology to 3S groups and Zahed Azam to export the entire circuit, not locally, to create world-class IP cameras. It can be said for sure that this product made in Bangladesh will enter into the US market soon.
Zahed Azam has proved his dream of touching the sky as a Bangladeshi American. He has achieved his goal with perseverance.
Zahed Azam does not do politics. He is not in position to make any influence, but this self-confident young man has proved his technological superiority through his actions. He is a proud son of Bangladesh. He thinks a lot about the United States as well as for the development and welfare of Bangladesh.
The life of this talented entrepreneur was also quite challenging. When he was in class two, he desired to become an entrepreneur. In 1988, his family came to the United States and his father enrolled at Yes University to pursue a master’s degree. After completing education, his father returned to Bangladesh in the mid-90s.
At that stage, Zahed Azam moved to Canada on his own efforts when he was only 12 years old. At the age of 15, he graduated from a private school and enrolled at McMaster University, where he studied in computer science.
He entered his working life at the age of 16 and has not spent a single day without work. He was very hard-working. He has succeeded wherever he has got opportunity to work. He worked at two notable Canadian companies, AIG and Bell Canada, before starting his own business venture. He left Canada in 2012 and got a good job offer in the USA. But his entrepreneurial owner did not let him go.
In 2014, he invested in his native Bangladesh with some of his family friends and built the company into Canadian and American culture alike. Initially, he established a small restaurant and IT firm. This small firm has now become a great company called 35 Technologies Limited. It can be said that it is now the largest IT firm in Bangladesh.
Zahed Azam is a golden son of this country with a touchstone in his hand. Wherever he touches the stone, it becomes gold. Bangladesh is proud of him.