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April 4, 2018

IT experts discuss challenges of disruptive technologies

Karachi

April 4, 2018

Sindh Governor Mohammad Zubair inaugurated the 6th Pakistan CIO Summit and the 4th IT Showcase Pakistan 2018 with Dr Farrukh Iqbal, dean and director, IBA Karachi, Imran Batada, director of the ICT & CICT, IBA Karachi, and other dignitaries from the ICT sector in attendance.

Solutions Inc in partnership with the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) organised the event at a hotel on Tuesday. The theme of the summit was ‘CIOs and the Challenges of Disruptive Technologies’, said a press release issued by the IBA.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Governor Zubair acknowledged the organisers for their meaningful contribution towards policy formulation, and announced the launch of three diplomas offered by IBA-CICT on the subjects of Information Security, IS Audit and Big Data Analytics.

“All these three subjects are complementing the IBA’s tradition to offer new subjects and courses in the rapidly changing field of Information Technology.” A brief session on ‘Cryptocurrency and Blockchain’ was organised by the Centre for Information & Communication Technology, IBA, where industry leaders and enterprising investors discussed the future of Pakistan’s financial sector, innovative possibilities of blockchain, disruptive technologies and the transformative impact of cryptocurrencies on the financial landscape.

Imran Batada, director of the ICT & CICT, IBA Karachi, and a keynote speaker at the summit, explained that the IBA’s participation as exclusive “academic strategic partner” would provide a focus on the power of transformative technologies and how CIOs should reshape the landscape of finance and investment to capitalise on a new era of wealth creation.

A session on “Cryptocurrency and Blockchain” was a part of the IBA Karachi’s commitment to work for a better future and generating human resources in block chain technology. Batada gave guidelines and highlighted major points to be considered by the universities specifically for the millennial students. He also shared best practices to be implemented in the universities and explained how to overcome challenges that universities were currently facing.

The summit was attended by more than 300 delegates, including CIOs, IT heads, C-Level executives, IT managers, industry experts, decision-makers, policymakers and academia.

Sixteen companies from Pakistan plus the UAE, Saudi Arabia, the US, China and Switzerland participated in 4th IT Showcase Pakistan and presented their products and services to the attending delegates.

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