In line with its commitment to foster technology in the country, Pakistan’s premier technology education provider, Usman Institute of Technology, hosted the 7th COMNET National Conference. Themed ‘The Next Generation ICT Infrastructure,’ the Conference explored the challenges and complexities of both global and local ICT infrastructure and how Pakistan can benefit from these technologies.
The objective of the annual conference was to highlight the importance of a stronger and more sustainable infrastructure for Information and Communication Technology. The ICT sector has made tremendous contributions to digital and financial inclusion in Pakistan and carries immense potential to revolutionize the country’s technological landscape. The conference was witnessed by high profile IT, ICT and Telecom gurus, top industry professionals including CEOs and CTOs, high-level academics including deans, directors and faculty members, as well as students of various engineering, science & technology institutions from Pakistan.
The dynamic event opened with a Conference Session on ICT Infrastructure where Mr. Ashraf Kapadia, Country Manager Pakistan at AT&T, Mr. Zia Ullah Khan, CEO at Panacloud Pvt Ltd., Ms. Sophia Hasnain, Trends and transformational consultant, Mr. Daniyal Saleem from Microsoft Pakistan and Mr. Waqaruddin Usmani, visiting faculty in different universities of Karachi has shared their thoughts on the subject. The enlightening conference session was followed by a Panel Discussion on ‘Bridging the Gap between Industry and Academia’ joined by CTOs of organizations and academic Deans. The event also encompassed a number of other vibrant activities such as competitions in Clash of Codes and Clash Royale, and a Technical Workshop on ‘Computer Communication Networking.’
“We are proud to have hosted the prestigious COMNET National Conference for yet another year and are delighted that UIT is playing its part in introducing the latents technology in Pakistan,” said Dr. Zahir A. Syed, Director, UIT. “We want to keep creating newer and better opportunities for students, industry professionals and academics to connect, identify challenges, and work out real-world solutions through technology. COMNET ’17 has served that essential purpose by bringing the ICT sector in the spotlight as it is directly linked to Pakistan’s well-being of economic growth.”
Usman Institute of Technology (UIT) organizes different seminars, as well as national and international conferences. Faculty of UIT arranges different educational events for students and public at large. There are two international societies currently working for the grooming of future engineers and scientists. These two International societies include IEEE UIT Student Branch under the supervision of Engr. Atif Fareed, and Association for Computing Machinery under the supervision of Engr. Prakash Lohana, working for the well-rounded development of students that encompasses technical knowledge, skills and character-building.