September 21st, 2013
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As communities worldwide participated in TedxCity2.0 to reconfigure, turn inside out and examine ideas about sustainable urban innovation and growth, inhabitants of one of South Asia’s oldest cities were not ones to be left out.
Dr. Usman is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of Harvard School of Public Health where he completed his Masters in Health Policy & Management. Usman is a Health IT enthusiast and has implemented information systems for several health projects. He is currently serving in a program management role for Global Fund’s HIV grant in Pakistan and also consulting with UNAIDS for modeling the AIDS epidemic in Pakistan. Coming from a medical background, Usman has seen the challenges Pakistan’s health sector is facing. It is these challenges that have inspired him to devote his career to understanding complex health system issues. With an eye for informatics, he hopes to reshape care delivery models to improve quality and safety.
Mohammad Asif is a software geek and have written web applications used by millions of people worldwide. Asif laid foundations of Probist Inc, a web product company which has found success by providing web applications that have been used by over 25,000 brands including Google, Pepsi, and Nestle. Before starting Probist, he worked as a founding employee of two successful start ups in silicon valley. He holds an undergraduate degree from NUST, and was a research fellow at Stanford University.
Muneeb Waseem Khawaja
Muneeb is a Erasmus Mundus scholar with over 8 years of experience in the software industry. His primary interests have been working with startups and developing products from ground up. Working with ClassDojo, he developed the iOS app which had more than 20,000 downloads the first day and was featured in the US App Store. Currently he is VP of Engineering in Caremerge, a Chicago based startup improving care coordination in the health care industry. Muneeb is self-proclaimed coder with a penchant for learning the latest technology. He did his undergrad from FAST, graduation from LUMS and post-grad from University of York - all in software engineering.
Dr Salma Shaheen
Dr Salma Shaheen is the director of the Pashto Academy at the University of Peshawar. Dr Shaheen has written fourteen books on the culture, literature, tradition and history of Peshawar and Pashto language. She is also the go-to expert on Pashto Poems and ‘tappay’.
Amir is a webpreneur with over a decade’s experience as an internet entrepreneur. Amir is the Dean of Webpreneur Academy which has the mission of setting the standard for education in internet and entrepreneurship education. Webpreneur Academy offers online as well as short weekend courses. He started out his career at Accenture, a leading technology management consulting firm. Based in London, he specialized in the Communications & High Tech industry advising Fortune 500 clients such as BSkyB, Microsoft, Virgin Media and Oracle.
Mr Joudat Ayaz
Joudat Ayaz is the new Secretary of the Education Department, Government of KP. He is responsible for improvement of 28,500 schools, 127,000 teachers and 4 million students. Previously, he was responsible for rolling out new IT labs in 4,286 schools in the Punjab within a short span of 110 days. He also played a critical role in distribution of 110,000 free laptops to University students in the Punjab as Additional Project Director. He is a career civil servant and belongs to the Pakistan Administrative Service batch of 1995. He is an alumnus of University of Warwick, UK from where he did his masters in International Political Economy as a Chevening Scholar. He is also a Hubert Humphrey Fellow and went to University of North Carolina and Duke University to do a course in Economic Development and Public Policy.
Muhammad Humayun Akhund
Muhammad Humayun Akhund unwillingly joined the revenue department as a Patwari on the 1st of September 1990 after the death of his father. Today he is training Judical Officers, Civil Officers, Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars on revenue matters. He is also considered an expert on computerization of revenue records. Mr Akhund also writes for the Daily Aaj, Daily Akhar-e-Shehar and has recently ‘Peshawar kay bäm-o-dar’, a four-hundred-page book on the history, heritage and culture of the walled city of Peshawar.
Asad, Jamshaid & Sheraz
Jamshaid Ali Khan is a young rising musician from Peshawar—Pakistan. A self-taught musician, learned playing instruments through reading tutorial books and watching videos. He also has played as a session guitarist for some leading professionals in Pakistan’s contemporary music scene. Jamshaid’s twin brother Asad Ali Khan is also a brilliant guitarist with a taste for compositions and lead guitar. Together they used to run an underground duo called ‘Asad & Jamshaid’.