“Preparing for our Digital Economy” on Saturday July 27, 2019

For digitization of Economy, the policy components of Digital Policy of Pakistan need to be backed by appropriate budgetary allocations by the Government. This was stated by Dr.-Ing Jameel Ahmad Khan, President of Pakistan Academy of Engineering while delivering his welcome address in the 14th Symposium of the Pakistan Academy of Engineering on the topic “Preparing for our Digital Economy” held at a local hotel in Karachi recently.

Dr. Jameel lamented the fact that Pakistan does not rank high in important global indices of Cyber Security and Business to Consumer Ecommerce. In the context of Digital Policy 2017, he further added that a comprehensive roles and responsibility matrix was developed by the Ministry of Information Technology. The ambitious plan set out in the Roles and Responsibilities matrix needs to be transparently monitored.

Dr. Muhammad Nouman Durraniand Dr. Nadeem Kafi Khan of Fast NUCES jointly delivered a presentation on “Role of Big Data and Cloud in Digital Economy”. The speakers emphasized that the data must be cleaned, secured, vetted for compliance and continuously maintained.

Dr. Jawwad Shamsi, who is Director NUCES Fast Karachi, in his presentation, highlighted aspects of Internet of Things. He identified security, privacy, network infrastructure, scalability and energy as key research issues.

Dr. Rameez Khalid of Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi presented research work showcasing strategy for optimizing CPEC’s Routes using Technology.

In his interesting presentation on the topic of Artificial Intelligence, Dr. Sajjad Haider who is Professor of faculty of Computer Science, Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi shared the impact and implications of Artificial Intelligence and data analytics on businesses and job market.

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rajput Assistant Professor Finance of SBIC IBA Sukkur delivered his speech on Block Chain and the opportunities in future. He also shared that SBIC is currently working on many Block Chain projects.

A comprehensive presentation was delivered by Dr. Rizwan Aslam Butt, Assistant Professor NED University of Engineering and Technology and Mr. Misbahuddin Abdullah of Zambeel Academy on 5G Technology. On performance comparison between 4G and 5G, in his presentation they shared that the peak data rate of 5G is going to be significantly higher than 4G.

The symposium concluded after Questions and Answers session.

Pakistan Academy of Engineering (PAE) is a thinking laboratory and provides input to its relevant stakeholders in engineering and technology issue. This growing organization comprises of fellows who are doctorate level engineers in Pakistan.


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