Agile Conference

14-Nov-2015 (Saturday)

Agile Conference Pakistan 2015 (ACP2015) aims to provide
a forum for fruitful sessions on Agile Culture


223 Seats Reserved

About Conference 2015

ACP2015 focuses on the Agile Cultures in Pakistan and it will be more helpful for top level management or project managers. They can ask/discuss about the Agile Culture with the speakers.

Theme

Thinking Beyond Bureaucracies

Agile Culture in Pakistan

Agile fails due to culture. Normally office management adapts Agile with their own customization in which they enforce their staff to work in Agile envirnment while management wants to live in bureaucracy.

Conference 2015 Venue

Hotel Grand Regency

Conference 2015 Schedule

Arrival & Registration (8:00 to 9:00)
Opening Ceremony by Conference Secretary (9:00 to 9:30)
Agile Culture by Ather Imran (9:45 to 11:00)
TEA Break (11:05 to 11:20)
Agile The Way Forward by Suhail Iqbal (11:25 to 12:15)
Emotional Intelligence and Your Breakthrough Success by Mohsin Lodhi (12:20 to 13:30)
Lunch & Prayer Time (13:30 to 14:45)
Agile Testing by Majd-Uddin (14:50 to 16:00)
TEA Break (16:00 to 16:20)
Panel Discussion: Agile Principles in Pakistan (16:30 to 17:30)
Closing Ceremony, Photo Shoot and Feedback (17:35 to 18:00)

Conference 2015 Speakers

Ather Imran - CEO @ Sybrid Pvt. Ltd (A Lakson Group Company)

Ather Imran
  • Experienced business and technology executive with 15 years of experience in corporate sector.
  • Certified Scrum Master (Virginia, 2006) and has managed distributed Scrum teams for over 7 years.
  • Holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) and Purdue University respectively.
  • Received a Gold Medol for best academic performance from GIKI in 1999 and is an honorary member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon IEEE Computer Science Honor Society since 2003.

Suhail Iqbal - CEO @ SysComp International Pvt. Ltd

Suhail Iqbal
  • Suhail Iqbal is a Corporate Trainer and PM Consultant with PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-PBA, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMI-ACP, CAPM, Prince2 Practitioner and hold all SCRUM Certifications
  • Handled various large diverse mega-projects from all fields of activity. Has been a pioneer in introducing the concept of Digital Mapping, Geographic Information System, Data Warehousing and Data Mining in Pakistan
  • Graduated from PMI's Leadership Institute's Maters Class (LIMC'2005) and served as Member on Leadership Institute Advisory Group (LIAG) of PMI

Mohsin Lodhi - IFC (World Bank) Certified Trainer

Mohsin Lodhi
  • Mohsin Lodhi is a people performance trainer and a coach.
  • Has 35 years of experience in leadership and management.
  • Has hands-on experience of running three successful companies in Pakistan. His knowledge, skills, background, and experience make him an ideal trainer for giving you a unique learning experience.
  • He is IFC (World Bank) certified trainer and ISEI (USA) certified coach on social and emotional intelligence.
  • Mohsin is a competent communicator and a competent leader certified from Toastmasters International (USA).
  • Has been a certified Franklin Covey Leadership program trainer from Mar 2013 – Jun 2014.
  • Has trained over 8000 executives during the last four years conducting over 590 training and coaching sessions at large multi-national corporations, donor organizations, foreign missions, and government institutions.
  • Mohsin received his education in US and Europe including attending INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Leadership Program at Singapore.

Majd Uddin - Sr. Manager Software Quality @ Bentley Systems

Majd Uddin
  • Maintains the most popular blog on testing in Pakistan http://knowledgetester.org
  • Seasoned testing professional having an overall experience of 17 years that includes 10+ years in software testing and quality domain
  • Good at hiring, mentoring and nurturing test teams
  • Has participated in many Technology and Product testing projects in a catalyst role to improve quality

Who MUST join Conference 2015

  • Software Developers
  • Software Testers
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Service Providers
  • Outsource Partners
  • Team Leads
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • CTOs
  • CIOs
  • Executives
  • Academics
  • Researchers

Conference 2015 Participation Fee

Last Date of Registration : 10-Nov-2015
IndividualPKR 3,000/- Per Participant
Group (3+ members)PKR 2,500/- Per Participant
Group (10+ members)PKR 2,200/- Per Participant

Reserve your seat

Limited Seats Available

Registration Closed ... !

Conference 2015 Sponsors

Platinium Sponsors

Scrum Alliance

Scrum Alliance

Become part of something bigger than you alone. With over 375,000 members worldwide, Scrum Alliance brings you together with like-minded people who are passionate about Scrum and who are changing the world of work every day.

We are a nonprofit membership organization that encourages and supports the widespread adoption and effective practice of Scrum. We provide advocacy, community, and education to support this movement, equip our members, and help them succeed with Scrum in software development and beyond. Learn more at www.ScrumAlliance.org and come sprint with us!

Zeropoint

An offshoring company - Zeropoint

Zeropoint is a Belgian enterprise offering businesses a competitive advantage through offshoring. It is well known that the search for the right skills in the European labour market is very difficult and very expensive.

Zeropoint has recruitment centres and creative work spaces in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Since 2007 we have access to a region where 200 million people live and work. This allows us to respond accurately to your talent needs.

Our model is designed to offer our customers precisely the talented people they are looking for, while allowing them to stay in charge of all their processes.

Gold Sponsors

Hotel Grand Regency

Hotel Grand Regency, Islamabad

Our hotels offer wide range of services. Accommodation belongs to the basic ones. In the lobby of the hotel you find Maryam's Coffee shop which can accommodate, the reception desk and also business center. Also Laundry, pressing and dry cleaning services available, safety locks for your valuables. You can also use fax and ask for a guide through the town and the surroundings at our rent-a car desk. With the parking place right in front and back of the hotel.

Our international chef and experienced kitchen team are ready to fulfill all the wishes of our guests 24 hours.

Grand Regency hotel is equipped also by the conference technique, to organize conferences and congresses and wedding reception from 50 to 300 people, with complete sound system.

Everything.PK (A Place for Everything)

Everything.PK (A place for everything)

Everything.pk is the portal that helps you to go beyond your thoughts. It’s a platform that facilitates you with your desires. Everything.pk is a service provider website that works according the user’s desire. You are looking for a restaurant, or confuse about a banking service, food corner or courier service, fashion pop ups, or the social network for your convenience, the GSM or many more. This website will guide you through all the levels we offer. It will provide you with ample information about your requirement, the support and facilities, variety of activities that we plan for the whole community.

Today we are at the foundation of our journey. Your support and care help us to reach the pinnacles.

Vizteck Solutions

Web and Mobile Development Team - Vizteck

Vizteck Solutions is an IT solutions provider providing mobile and web applications. We deliver quality products that have a rich user interface, are feature rich, and customized according to the client's need. Our products ensure the success of our clients and their growth.

Goldbar Tech

Email Marketing Services - Goldbar Tech

GoldbarTech is your trusted partner in creating High Impact business applications in SaaS and Cloud environment.

GoldbarTech is Software as a Service company providing Cloud based solutions since 2005. We believe in business agility and our Agile development model lets you take control of your business goals by providing mission critical application development and support within the window of "Time to Market".

Zigron

Zigron

Zigron has been in business since 2006. Zigron is a US-based Company with offices in Pittsburgh PA and Northern VA. Zigron specializes in Cloud and SaaS based solutions, Big Data Analytics, New Platform/Product Development, Rich User Experience, User Experience Modernization/Unification and Advanced Data Visualization in Telecom/M2M/Networks and Healthcare IT.

SysComPK

SysComPK

SysComp is a versatile management business with a special focus on project management and generally addressing all facets of IT from hardware to software and from networking to system solutions. Our main operational approach is training, consultancy and research in the aforementioned areas. We provide specialized training by staffing, training and retaining our own human resource to handle the ever-increasing demand of professional services. SysComp International is a Private Limited Company registered in Companies House in UK and Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. We take pride in specializing in Strategic and Enterprise Management, Project Management, Program and Portfolio Management, Organizational Maturity, Systems Solution and Consultancy Services.

Discretelogix Pvt. Ltd

SysComPK

Established in 2006, Discretelogix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, technology oriented IT firm that provides wide range of software solutions to ever growing clientele across the globe. We provide wide range of products/services to businesses and consumers across the globe, maintaining an unrelenting focus on quality service and customer satisfaction. We’ll listen to what you want to accomplish and work next to you to reach your goals. Through proven competencies in web development, web designing, eCommerce solutions, open source customization, strategy & branding and internet marketing, we can help you to increase revenue, reduce costs, mitigate risk and drive profitability

PMI Islamabad Chapter

PMI Islamabad Chapter

PMI Islamabad Pakistan Chapter (PMI IPC) is the founding chapter of Project Management Institute USA in Pakistan with over 150 members and partners, holding key positions within their organizations. Project Management Institute (PMI) USA, is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. It has more than 700,000 members and credential holders (as of June, 2015).

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Conference 2015 Affiliations

Tesla Amazing

Tesla Amazing

Tesla Amazing is the creator of Magnetic – paper that clings to anything and helps you visualize agile development like never before. Our mission is to give the world a new generation of sticky notes and whiteboards that truly deserve to be called a tool of the 21st century.

Magnetic is based on a unique patented technology called statically charged polypropylene film, which is satiny to the touch and can easily slide from one place to another. With Magnetic, you can enjoy full-coverage stick to almost any surface, including wood, plastic, glass, paper, metal, bricks, cork board, leather, and fabric. Our static paper completely eliminates the need for outdated tools like thumb tacks, tape, glue, and buttons. And with its dry erasable back side, Magnetic is reusable, 100% recyclable, and environmentally friendly.

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Conference Objective

  • Come and Listen to Success and Failure Stories of Experts. What worked, what didn't work!!
  • Want to practice Agile Culture in your organization ? Learn how should you start in the right way
  • You have high performing Agile teams successfully using Agile practices what is the next step?
  • You have started Agile practices, but facing problems?
  • If your competitors are also using Agile practices then how can you maintain a competitive advantage?
  • Are you actually "being" agile, Rather than just "doing" Agile?
  • What is the future job perspective, if you know agile?






Conference Committee

Dr. Imran Ghani - Chairman

Currently Senior Lecturer of Software Engineering at University Teknologi Malaysia (Johor, Malaysia)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Business Information Technology from Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

Najam Farooq Alvi - Founding Member

Currently Country Manager at Zeropoint.IT (PK Office) Islamabad, Pakistan

MS Information Technology from PIMSIT

Naveed Ramzan - Founding Member

Currently Senior PHP Developer / Project Manager at Zeropoint.IT (PK Office) Islamabad, Pakistan

MBA (PM) and BS(CS) from Virtual University of Pakistan

Rizwan Abbas - Founding Member

Currently Development lead at Infopreneurial Associates, Abu Dhabi, UAE

PHP 5.3 Certified + MIT from University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi

Suhail Iqbal - Core Committee Member

Currently CEO at SysComp International Pvt. Ltd, Islamabad, Pakistan

Certifications : PE, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, PBA, RMP, SP, ACP, CAPM, CIPM, FAAPM, MPM, MQM, CLC, CPRM, SCT, AEC, SDC, SMC, SPOC, PRINCE2, MCT

Barkan Saeed - Core Committee Member

Currently CEO at VizTeck Solutions, Islamabad, Pakistan

Co-Founder at MobileNext

CEO at GoEvent

Babar Ali - Core Committee Member

Engineering Head at GSM Nation LLC

MCS from International Islamic Univeristy, Islamabad

Khurram Shahzad - Core Committee Member

CEO at GoldBarTech Pvt. Ltd

MIT from University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi

Kashif Mueen - Core Committee Member

CIO / CTO at Zigron Inc

MBA (MIS) from Texas A & M University

Jawad Shah - Core Committee Member

Drupal Developer at Zeropoint.IT

MCS from University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi

Society

Pakistan Agile Development Society (PADS) is a self-organizing body working for the promotion of using Agile project development methods. We believe that our contribution in "any form" can bring the improvement in any business, project or task.

We are looking for volunteers (members) who can take active part in developing, promoting and educating the people from different industries with the goal to continuously improve the successful project delivery rate.

Lets have a cooperative effort to spread the knowledge and pay something back to our country.

View Society's Website

Become Member

Traveling to Islamabad (Pakistan)

By Plane

Benazir Bhutto International Airport is located about 30-35 minutes from the venue Hotel Grand Regency. Taxis and shuttles are available to take passengers from the airport to various areas of twins cities (Islamabad & Rawalpindi). Taxis are available bases on fixed rent so it will be advisable to set the rate beforehand.

Rough Estimate of Taxi Rent From Airport to Venue : up to PKR 400/-
Airport Phone : 051-99280300
Airport Email : info.islamabad@caapakistan.com.pk
Airport Website : http://www.islamabadairport.com.pk/

By Train

The main railway station is located Rawalpindi Cantt. Estimated time is aprx 60-70 minutes from Rawalpindi Railway Station to Venue Hotel Grand Regency, Islamabad. Taxis and shuttles are available to take passengers to various areas of both cities (Islamabad & Rawalpindi). Its better to set the rate beforehand.

Rough Estimate of Taxi Rent From Rawailway to Venue : up to PKR 550/-
Railway Phone : 051-9270895, 051-92709315
Railway Website : http://www.railpk.com/rawalpindi.html

By Bus

Minibuses are the cheapest way to get between the larger cities, and the only way to get to some more remote destinations.

Major Bus Stops & Taxis Fare for Venue :
Karachi Company (Islamabad) : Taxis charge up to PKR 400/-
Faizabad (Rawalpindi) : Taxis charge up to PKR 200/-
Peer Wadhai (Rawalpindi) : Taxis charge up to PKR 400/-
Daewoo Bus Stand (Rawalpindi) : Taxis charge up to PKR 700/-

By Car

Stay in Islamabad for Conference 2015

For all those, who want to stay in hotel; can stay in Hotel Grand Regency, Islamabad. We have communicated with hotel management and you can just give reference of Agile Conference Pakistan 2015 (ACP2015).

Hotel Grand Regency, Islamabad

Website : http://grandregencyhotels.com/

Phone : 051-2874056-57 || 051-2276721-22

Email : reservations@grandregencyhotels.com



Further, you can check with these hotels which are near by Faizabad

Sponsorship

Optimize your company's presence by becoming a sponsor of the Agile Conference Pakistan 2015 (ACP2015)! A large number of participants are expected to attend the conference. They are decision-makers in their universities, IT organizations, or businesses. Many are active in multiple sectors, simultaneously holding roles in educational, corporate, profit, non-profit and communities. This will certainly project your business and make your products and services visible to multiple sectors.

For information about any of these sponsorship opportunities or to discuss a sponsorship aligned with your corporate objectives, please contact contact@pads.pk

Our Sponsors

Contact

Feel free to email us

contact@pads.pk