At Startup Grind Faisalabad
Thoroughly impressed by the evolution of the entrepreneurship landscape of Faisalabad; all the right stakeholders have gotten together & are working towards the growth of startups.
A pleasure speaking to traditional businessmen reps of the chamber & startups at the Startup Grind Faisalabad.
Congrats Muhammad Bilal & team for the small yet well knit & powerful ecosystem you guys have managed to put together within the city!
Keynote at the Global BlockChain Summit & Launch of Commonwealth Youth Token organised by the Commonwealth Youth City (CWY) & Government of Malaysia
My visit to Malaysia was extremely productive. A special thanks to friends in the Malaysian Government who invited me to do a keynote at the Global Block Chain Summit & Launch of Commonwealth Youth Token organised by the Commonwealth Youth City (CWY) & Govt. of Malaysia. During the event the funds raised by the token to build a youth city in Malaysia tipped $1 Million (within 3 hours).
It was a pleasure discussing matters of mutual interest with the Minister of Federal Territories Mr. Khalid Samad, who formally inducted me to the board of the Commonwealth Youth City Initiative by presenting a wonderful memento. It was indeed an honor to launch the Asia 500 magazine in Malaysia along with the honorable minister.
Also got the fantastic opportunity to gauge the interest of Chinese Investors in the Pakistani Innovation landscape as well as their desire to help create more jobs for our youth through mega projects being planned via CPEC. Learnt from friends from the Maltese Government how the online gaming industry is huge and their dire need to attract high quality programmers / software engineers to Malta.
I am honored to have been inducted as a board of adviser for the Commonwealth Youth City Global Initiative. I’ve also been given the formal responsibility of leading CWY Youth City initiative in Pakistan as its CEO & Chairman. The role shall entail the following:
– Setting up an Innovation City funded by the Commonwealth Youth Token & Chinese Investors.
– Setting up Innovation Centers backed by CWY Global across Pakistan
– Introducing the Blockchain backed “Youth Token & Youth Coin” already launched in China as well as Malaysia to name a few.
– Building digital CPEC with China’s Economic and Innovation Council, Belt Road Initiative.
– Hosting & facilitating bilateral meetings between relevant stakeholders from China, Pakistan and Malaysia respectively.
I shall be looking forward to seeking your support & also contact of you personally whom I feel can create professional synergies with our friends of China & Malaysia.
Catching Up with Islamabad Again
The Commonwealth Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship
Snapshots from The Commonwealth Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship, driven by me, at Superior Entrepreneurial Expo 2018. The dialogue revolved around entrepreneurship, education, national policy, and local and international partnerships saw representatives of The Commonwealth – Arif Zaman, Sushil Ram and Kishva Ambigapathy while Alicia Dean came all the way from Austin to join us as the delegate. The local industry was represented by Jehan Ara, Syed Ahmad, Jamil Goheer, Badar Khushnood, Qasif Shahid, Bashir Sheikh, Saad Fazil and Zaeem Yaqoob.
A special note of acknowledgement to Abeer Saqib and Faizan Mahmood – the two people who have always stood by me.
Catching Up with Syed Ahmad, CEO DPL
In a Panel Discussion on 'Instilling Innovation'
Speaking in a panel discussion, yesterday, a day before my TEDx Talk at Islamabad on “Instilling Innovation – How to create a digital workplace of the future!” hosted by S&P Global (Pakistan).
I shared the challenges that one faces while digitizing an organization and how with technology the gap of skills like design thinking and digital skills needs to be fulfilled, and spoke of the initiatives he has taken to fulfill this gap and what the future of skills entails.
Faizan Becoming Part of the Family
Its hard to find young, dynamic professionals like Faizan Mahmood. I’m overjoyed to have him as part of the team (finally!) as General Manager Innovation, The Superior Group. Welcome on board – may you continue to shine!
Digital Admissions Meetings
Super proud of my team for burning the midnight oil to make Digital Admissions a reality! A big shout out to my friend Shahid Ali (the guy in the first picture staring at the laptop screen) for being with me through every thick and thin for over a decade now! May Allah bless you with the best of his blessings.
Iftar Hosted by Abdul Rehman Talat, Founder BlueEast and Investor at Idea Croron Ka
Lots of food, beautiful house, diverse discussions from startups, to food, to more food & ofcourse, politics.