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0800 to 0845 hours
Registration and Networking

0845 to 1100 hours
First Session / Inaugural Session:

Recitation of Holy Quran

National Anthem

Welcome Address by Muhammad Azfar Ahsan, Founding CEO, Nutshell Conferences & Founder, CORPORATE PAKISTAN GROUP

Address by Bruno Olierhoek, President, OICCI & Managing Director, Nestle Pakistan
Topic: Leadership in an Age of Disruption

Opening Keynote by Paul Keijzer, CEO, Engage Consulting – Malaysia, Pakistan & UAE and Principal Consultant, RBL Group Middle East
Topic: Managing Talent in the Exponential Age

Address by Asif Akram, Vice President & Global Sales Executive, IBM Global Business Services
Topic: The 4th Industrial Revolution

Dialogue on “Preparing for the Centennial Generation – The Future of Work”


Manuel Kuehn, Executive Vice President Strategy Middle East Africa, Siemens LLC

Raghu Prasad, Vice President ASEAN Region, ORACLE Corporation

Zouhair Khaliq, Telecom Veteran & Managing Director, ICE Advisors Limited

Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO, Telenor Pakistan

Fatima Asad-Said, Regional Director, AbacusConsulting


Yusuf Hussain, IGNITE – National Technology Fund

1100 to 1130 hours
Networking Tea

1130 to 1300 hours
Second Session:

In Conversation with Dr. Daniel Ritz, President & CEO, PTCL
Moderator, Syed Veqar ul Islam, CEO & Director, Jaffer Business Systems
Topic: Customer Experience in the Digital Age

Dialogue on “Diversity & Inclusion”


Shazia Syed, Chairperson, Unilever Pakistan & Vice President, OICCI

Kimihide Ando, CEO for Pakistan & SVP, Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan

Helmut Von Struve, Managing Director, Siemens Pakistan Engineering Co. Limited


Maryam Baqir, CEO, The Publicist

1300 to 1400 hours

1400 to 1500 hours
Third Session:

Address by Shamsuddin Shaikh, CEO, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Limited
Topic: Responsible Leadership

Address by Qasif Shahid, CEO, FinJa
Topic: Disrupt or be Disrupted

Address by Nadeem Hussain, Founder & Coach, Planet N Group of Companies
Topic: The Future of E-Commerce

1500 to 1550 hours
Fourth Session / Dialogue on “Building the Talent Divide – Demand Driven Education for a Diverse Workforce”


Ruhail Mohammed, CEO, Engro Fertilizers & Board Member, Engro Corporation

Dr. Ayesha K. Khan, Pakistan Country Director & CEO, Acumen

Naseer Akhtar, Chairman, InfoTech Group

Agha Zafar Abbas, Chairman, Kansai Paints
Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaque, TI, Roots Millennium Schools & Founder, Change in Education


Ayla Majid, Global Council Member, ACCA & Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum

1550 to 1635 hours
Fifth Session / Dialogue on “Time to Change?”


Dr. Farrah Arif, Founder, EdTech Worx & Assistant Professor of Marketing, Suleman Dawood Business School, LUMS

Ghazanfar Ali, Country General Manager Pakistan & Afghanistan, IBM

Syed Veqar ul Islam, CEO & Director, Jaffer Business System

Niaz A. Malik, Management Consultant & Strategist

Barkan Saeed, Chairman, P@SHA - Pakistan Software Houses Association

Saad Hamid, CEO, DEMO & Founder, SkillsFirst


Badar Khushnood, Co-founder & Partner, Bramerz & Member Executive Council, P@SHA

1635 to 1715 hours
Closing Session / Dialogue on “Rethinking Education for a Digital World”


Senator Dr. Musadik Malik, Advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan

Dr. Umar Saif, Chairman, Punjab Information Technology Board & Vice Chancellor, International Technology University


Badar Khushnood, Co-founder & Partner, Bramerz & Member Executive
Council, P@SHA

1715 to 1730 hours
Fellowship / Tea