Upcoming Events


eventPostgreSQL High Availability – Replication and Autofailover

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Are you worried about your database server’s availability? Do you have Service Level Agreements that require continuous availability of your database? Does it take longer down time and maintenance window to bring the database back online? Does your application have to suffer because your database needs longer maintenance windows?

PostgreSQL provides the basic building blocks to build an HA (highly available) cluster. In this session, we will take a look at what PostgreSQL & its community has to offer that promises minimum downtime with auto-failover support.

xFlow Research, Basement, Software Technology Park, Service Road North, Sector I-9/3, Islamabad


eventOPEN Islamabad’s Quarterly Networking Event

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Your network is your net worth! Start investing in it now. We believe a simple hello could lead to a million things. Open Islamabad is giving you this great opportunity to connect with leaders of various industries while enjoying some fine food and ambiance. You can expect to see:

- Charter members of OPEN
- Top executives from Telcos
- C-level executives of IT companies
- Deans and Heads of leading universities
- Business owners from a variety of industry verticals like manufacturing, health care, real estate etc

and some amazing women who are trying to add value and redefining society with leadership skills.

1969, Time Goes On


Moving from Tray to a Toolbox

Have you ever watched an auto-mechanic how he uses his tools? Careless and disorganised. He prefers to keep his instruments in the bin rather than in a toolbox. Loosely placed tools rattle creating a noise pollution and are usually susceptible to misplacement. He gets frustrated when not finding the… Continue Reading

Leaders’ Ego Traps Cause Their Downfall

Who could have thought ten years ago that Nokia and BlackBerry would become a thing of the past? Organisations cease to exist or diminish their impact when their leaders are inflexible and egotistical. History is rife with such stories about leaders who were egotistic; rarely they were able to… Continue Reading

Islamabad Civic Innovation Lab (ICIL)

From October to December, ICIL leads held around ten internal meetings and were involved in following activities and projects:
The Know Your Rights (KYR) campaign is a civic awareness initiative launched by the Islamabad Civic Innovation Lab (ICIL) that aims to educate Pakistani citizens about their fundamental rights as per… Continue Reading

About OPEN

OPEN is a collaboration of entrepreneurs and professionals who help each other to achieve their professional goals, OPEN provides assistance with execution, strategic thinking and skills development. So far our various chapters have helped many young professionals into becoming seasoned leaders and have helped advance their careers.

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Our Team

Ather Imran Nawaz
CEO, Sybrid Private Ltd
Mansoor Khan
CEO Makabu
Owais Anjum
CEO eMumba
Obaidullah Khawaja
Co-founder and CEO Flikkable
Farrukh Malik
CEO Discretelogix (Private)
Adnan Faisal
GM at Technology Incubation Center, NUST
Qarib Kazmi
Software Engineer, Technology Specialist, Volunteer
Umair Shahid
PostgreSQL Consultant, 2ndQuadrant
Umar Ashfaq
Senior Software Engineer at eMumba
Sidra Jalil
Market Researcher, Tech Enthusiast & Motivational Speaker
Shafaq Soomro
Career Development & Alumni Affairs Officer at SEECS – NUST
Amir Khalid
Manager Web Applications Discretelogix (Private) Limited
Maryam Kausar
CEO and Co-Founder MMI