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Theme: Creating a Place for the Future

Karachi, Pakistan
April 21st, 2012

About this event

This event is about creating a place for the future. How do we build a future where our cities are focal points for creativity, not flash points for conflict.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Rehan Allahwala
    Rehan Allahwala is the founder and president of Super Technologies Inc. He is an entrepreneur with a seemingly unsatisfiable appetite for starting new businesses. At the age of 13 he founded his first company called "Pakistan Computers" in Pakistan. He also founded the SuperTec Foundation with the mission to eradicate poverty from the world and is working on an almost impossible mission of creating processes to help create 1 Million New Businesses by 2014 , each starting with only 100 dollars and generating at least 300 dollars a month. His ultimate goal is to create a platform to unite the humanity and create equality like never before. Rehan is an expert in the field of VOIP, ERP Systems, CRM Systems Architecture, VOIP network design and international marketing. He regularly speaks on these topic in conferences and seminars around the world.
  • Dr. Abdul Ghafoor Abbasi
    Dr. A. F. Abbasi is Professor Emeritus at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh. He brings with him diverse experience as an educationist as well as a professional engineer and strategic planner. He has been associated with higher education for the last 49 years and affiliated with various educational institutions in many countries including Pakistan, USA and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Abbasi had also done pioneering work in establishment of Port Mohammad Bin Qasim at Karachi and served as Member Technical of Port Qasim Authority in the early stages of its development. He has done pioneering work for education in the field of engineering. In 1963, he established Sind University Engineering College Jamshoro, and later on served as its Principal. He played a key role in up-gradation of this college to Mehran University. In 1974, he established another engineering college at Nawabshah which became the constituent college of Mehran University and later on upgraded to Quaid-e-Awam University. Currently he is serving as Professor Emeritus at Mehran University. He also has served as Vice-president Sind maderssah board
  • Shazia Hassan
    Shazia Hassan is the first blind computer user and trainer in Pakistan. She has trained more than 200 blind persons who can independently use computer for internet, email, browsing etc. Many of the Blind Students trained with Computer Skill are employed leading institutions like Standard Chartered Bank,United Bank Ltd, Karachi Electric Supply Company. She has been awarded: * Best teachers award from KFC in 2007, * Best teachers award from Rotary Club, Karachi for 2008. * Best services award from Ida Riau school in 2009. * Business English Language Certificate from Agha Khan University * Her blog shaziahasan.blogspot.com is an internationally visited and frequently read blog.
  • Mauhib Iqbal
    Mauhib Iqbal is 14-year-old, an O-level student at BeaconHouse School, Karachi. He has achieved MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) and MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) from Microsoft in .Net Framework 4.0 (Computer Programming) with 98.4% marks. He has also been awarded with the title of "Charter Member" by Microsoft Corporation. He is the youngest person achieving this certificate and award from Microsoft. He currently teaches computer programming at Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology on week-ends. He has been awarded with a gold medal for his achievements by his school as well. He is expert in designing websites and web applications, and also expert in developing Windows Form Applications
  • Dr. Nasim. A. Khan
    Professor Dr. Nasim A. Khan is the vice chancellor of Hamdard University, Karachi. He teaches "Energy Resources and Utilization" to Engineering students at Hamdard University. He did his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Colarado State University, USA. His focus is Energy and Alternative Energy. He is the winner of the 2002 World Technology Network Award. He identified and reported famous Gharo-Katibandar wind corridor of 50,000 MW in Pakistan and presented to Prime Minister. He holds many patents in solar technologies. He has published more than 50 articles and 6 books. Dr. Nasim has vast experience working in Pakistan in Energy and Alternative Energy field. Here are some of his achievements and accomplishments. * Director Solar Systems Lab, College of EME. * Member Technical/ Secretary, Alternative Energy Development Board, Prime Minister's Secretariat, Islamabad. * Director Project, HQ 10 Corps/ Solar Systems Lab Chairman, National Commission for Alternative Energy, Ministry of Science and Technology. * Director, Convener, National Committee on Renewable Energy, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology. * Recipient of Shifa-ul-Mulk Gold Medal for the year 2012, Shifa-ul-Mulk Academy * Energy Award for the year 2010 from Pak Energy Review, Karachi * Energy Globe Award, EU, Belgium. * Won First Prize on best-published book for Children from National Book Council of Pakistan.

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LS 192 Sector 33-G, Korangi Industrial Area,
Korangi Town
Karachi, 74900
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