Actor + Philosopher + Trainer
Adeel Hashmi is a former actor and the grandson of the most cherished poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. He co-founded Faiz Festival which was founded in 2015 and has approximately 25,000 attendees annually from all over the world. Adeel’s association with this organization is proof of his dedication to educating masses about culture and literature. Additionally, he is a philanthropist and a teacher. He has also offered his services to UNICEF, UNESCO and the British Council. His latest contribution to the society is the Better Speaker Programme.
Fajer Rabia Pasha
Social Entrepeneur + Global Leader
Ms. Fajer Rabia Pasha has an extensive portfolio of some of the most successful female lead ventures that have gained international recognition. She is an inspiration for the women of our community who wish to begin entrepreneurial ventures of their own. As the executive director of Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education, and the founder of her online learning platform ‘Learn Direct’ - which has help train over 3000 women from underprivileged communities - she is a big believer in education being the strikingly obvious tool in the system to help us decrease gender disparity in our community, and all her incredible work speaks for it itself.
Hania Imran is a young climate activist and founder of Youth Climate Activists Pakistan and our speaker at TEDxFASTIslamabad. She is also a Global Youth Leadership Council member of Earth Uprising International. Her work speaks for her own credibility when it comes to fighting for environmental conservatism and reducing the rampant effects of climate change on our nation has been passionately fighting against climate change and its tenfold increase of negative impacts we’ve faced in our country.
A well known individual in the social media industry, he has found a way to connect with thousands of people worldwide with his work- through vlogging, videos, photography, and thought-provoking content and mesmerizing visuals that are bound to leave you captivated.
Omar Moeen Malik
Expert on Fintech
A graduate of University of Texas, USA, Omer Moeen Malik has an unequivocal knowledge of modern world fintech. As the current Head of Easypaisa branchless banking, Mr. Moeen works on exploiting the true potential of fintech, under the leadership of Omer Moeen Malik, Easypaisa managed a throughput of PKR 1.7 trillion in the first half of 2022. Money transfer worth PKR 859 billion was done through the platform. He believes that Fintech sets its footing into the traditional banking sector and creates a unique juxtaposition with modern technology. As the mobile penetration increases beyond a staggering 77% in 2022, it comes as no surprise that Pakistan has become a hotspot for fintech transformation, and that is exactly where our 5th speaker for TEDxFASTIslamabad can be seen pouring his time and energy into.
Professor + Researcher
Sir Omer Beg has unequivocal knowledge of the confluence of Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Conversational AI, and Cognitive Computation. He completed his PHD from the University of Waterloo, Ontario. Sir Omer’s Scholastic mind has kept him engaged in multiple state of the art research and he has published multiple papers in the domain of Conversational AI, and Cognitive Computation and Internet of Things domain. His recent research paper, “Detection of DDos attack using Deep Learning” was published by Oxford University Press.