Annual Forum 2015

december, 2015

2015sat19dec9:30 amsat5:00 pmFeaturedAnnual Forum 2015اپنا مقام پیدا کر9:30 am - 5:00 pm 1969, Time Goes On, Garden Avenue Road، Near Shakarparian, Opposite Lok Virsa, Islamabad, Pakistan

Event Details

Let’s finish together, what we started earlier this year and make it a DECEMBER to REMEMBER!
OPEN Islamabad proudly announces its Annual Forum to celebrate the success stories of individuals and organizations that have excelled in their respective fields.

Inspired by Iqbal’s message to his son and our nation, the theme for this year’s forum is:

“Apna Maqaam Paida kar”
Build in love’s empire your hearth and your home;

OPEN Islamabad invites you to be part of this ‘Celebration of Excellence’ where Entrepreneurs, CEOs, Innovators, Policy Makers and officials from Government, Development and Academic sectors will join us. The full day event will include motivational talks, panel discussions, innovation showcases, announcements and networking opportunities. Join us and support the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Pakistan!

Speakers for this event

  • Asad Umar

    Asad Umar

    Senior Leader and Policy Head at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

    Asad Umar is a Pakistani lawmaker and former CEO of Engro Corporation, which he turned into a world-renowned business group, he will share his experiences at Engro and also why Islamabad is a great place for entrepreneurs to be in!

    Senior Leader and Policy Head at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

  • Dilawar Syed

    Dilawar Syed

    CEO at Lumiata

    Dilawar is the president of FreshDesk North America. Prior to Freshdesk, he was CEO at Yonja Media Group, a social media company. He previously ran platform strategy and operations at Yahoo! and also worked for Siebel Systems and SAP in the past. Dilawar also served on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. He holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from UT Austin.

    CEO at Lumiata

  • Dr. Farrukh Hassan

    Dr. Farrukh Hassan

    CEO at The First Biotechnology Company

    Dr. Farrukh Hassan is PhD in Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering. She has an experience of 14 years in R&D of bacterial based bio fertilizers and 5 years teaching at university level and has 5 International Publications to her credit. She setup first Bio- Technology company in the country. She is pioneer in manufacturing and commercialization of bio fertilizers and bio based fertilizers in Pakistan. She got best Upcoming Women entrepreneur Award WiBCON 2010 and Best Women Entrepreneur Award in Science and Technology USAID 2014.

    CEO at The First Biotechnology Company

  • Iqbal Khan

    Iqbal Khan

    President and Technology Evangelist- Alachisoft

    Being a veteran entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the software industry, Iqbal Khan brings a lot of inside knowledge about things that OPEN promotes. He has run various software product and services businesses in the US. Currently, he runs a software company based in California and Islamabad. Iqbal has also started a non-profit in Pakistan called Sabaq Foundation that provides free video lectures to Pakistani students.

    President and Technology Evangelist- Alachisoft

  • Irfan Wahab

    Irfan Wahab

    Chief Marketing Officer Telenor Pakistan Ltd

    Irfan Wahab Khan has been Chief Marketing Officer of Telenor Pakistan Ltd. since April 2013 and has also been its Deputy Chief Executive Officer since May 2015. Mr. Khan served as the Chief Executive Officer of Telenor LDI and Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Telenor Pakistan Ltd. until April 1, 2013.

    Chief Marketing Officer Telenor Pakistan Ltd

  • Khurram Jamali

    Khurram Jamali

    Team Lead of emerging South Asia performance team Google

    Khurram has a decade long professional and entrepreneurial experience in financial services, consulting and technology across USA, Pakistan, China and Singapore. He presently leads the emerging South Asia performance team at Google, which works with ROI-driven clients that view online as a sales channel. This includes clients in the travel, classifieds, tech and e-commerce sectors. Khurram also has a start up that develops Urdu language learning apps for youngsters amongst the Pakistani diaspora.

    Team Lead of emerging South Asia performance team Google

  • Mowadat Rana

    Mowadat Rana

    Psychiatrist/ Chairman of The Healing Triad

    Dr. Mowadat Hussain Rana is a renowned psychiatrist who was awarded Sitara e Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan for his contributions. He has authored of nine books and fifty national and international publications. His interests include psychotrauma, health professions education and psychosocial interventions in the field of mental health. He is currently the Chairman of The Healing Triad, an organization committed to mental health and education.

    Psychiatrist/ Chairman of The Healing Triad

  • Narjis Ali

    Narjis Ali

    CEO and President at Sure Secure Solutions

    Narjis was instrumental in helping establish OPEN’s Islamabad chapter. She has over thirty years technology and management experience and is highly skilled at Security Engineering and Security Requirements Management for large Government contracts.

    CEO and President at Sure Secure Solutions

  • Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani

    Prof. Dr. Anwar-ul-Hassan Gilani

    Chairman, Pakistan Council for Science & Technology

    Prof. Gilani is currently the Chairman, Pakistan Council for Science & Technology. He started his professional career as a Lecturer (Pharmacy), at the Bahaudin Zakariya University Multan, where he stayed till 1986 and later joined the Aga Khan University. Dr. Gilani has earned 3 Patents, is a Member, Editorial Boards of 10 journals of international repute, is a co-editor of two WHO Books on Essential Medicine and published around 350 articles with cumulative IF around 700.

    Chairman, Pakistan Council for Science & Technology

  • Shamoon Hashmi

    Shamoon Hashmi

    Joint Secretary at National Assembly of Pakistan

    Shamoon Hashmi’s diverse career, spanning over three decades, has traversed multiple disciplines of print and electronic media, development sector, civil service, academia and legislative service. He presently serves as a Joint Secretary in the National Assembly of Pakistan but is more known for his TV career as an anchor, compere, Script Writer and a documentary producer. As a social activist, his personal commitment to gender and development issues are widely respected. He is a recipient of President’s award of “Tamgha-e-Essar” and PTV Award."

    Joint Secretary at National Assembly of Pakistan

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