ISB:2018-10-20:ACP18 - Agile Conference Pakistan


Speakers

Dr. Mehmood Hasan

Dr. Mehmood Hasan

Enterprise Agile Coach at Financial Conduct Authority

A dynamic, highly motivated and result oriented Agile Transformation and Organisational Change Leader with expertise in coaching, mentoring and training product development teams and the wider organisation, supported by extensive experience with full software development life-cycle in a variety of roles with proven track record for implementing successful change initiatives in challenging and dyna...more

Dr. Maryam Kausar

Dr. Maryam Kausar

A PhD in Computer Science.

A PhD in Computer Science. Conducted Research which was focused on provide a solution for offshore software development by studying the trends of agile techniques used in solving challenges provided by offshoring. Based on the recurring modifications of agile practices in offshoring, we designed a catalog of 15 distributed agile patters which is available at: http://stp872.edu.csesalford.com/...more

Ahmad Bilal Khalid

Ahmad Bilal Khalid

Test Manager at Strategic Systems International

Ahmad Bilal Khalid (also known as ABK) has over 14 years of experience in the international IT market and leading software testing teams of up to 70 resources in both Waterfall and Agile software development. His core strengths include Test Execution & Management, Project & Delivery Management. His core strength is in Test Analysis, Team Capacity Enhancement and ability to coach people to achi...more

Faiza Yousuf

Faiza Yousuf

Chief Consultant @ OuttaBox

Faiza Yousuf is a technologist and a serial entrepreneur with a decade long experience in building products and teams. Faiza is the founder of #WomenInTechPK (a women-only community) and runs a consulting company with a focus on helping small businesses to embrace technology. Recently, she is co-running a free coding boot camp called CodeGirls, a Blockchain training program for women programmers a...more

Umair Khalid

Umair Khalid

Head of DevOps, TPS Pakistan and President, Agile Karachi

Umair Khalid is serving Pakistan software industry for more than 13 years. He is currently working as Head of DevOps in TPS, a leading Fintech company in Pakistan. He is also working as President of Agile Karachi and national board member of Pakistan Agile Development Society. He is also a PhD scholar and is working actively in the industry and academia for awareness related to Agile, DevOps, Auto...more

Javad Ahmad

Javad Ahmad

President/COO at Oracular IS LLC

A proven visionary and strategic leader that translates business strategies into maximum profits commensurate with the best interest of shareholders, customers, employees, and the public. An expert in enhancing the value of IT investments by aligning IT strategy with the business vision. Very knowledgeable in IT/IS management and governance principles with a proven track record of successful imple...more

Majd Uddin

Majd Uddin

Sr. Manager Software Quality @ Bentley Systems

Majd is a power house of software quality assurance, with almost two decades of experience in the field of quality assurance, he is committed to build excellence in the software testing space in Pakistan. He is the director at PSTB (Pakistan Software Testing Board) and have been an active blogger and trainer as well. He is exceptional at people management and nurturing the software quality teams...more

Barkan Saeed

Barkan Saeed

CEO @ Vizteck

Over 8 years of experience working with startups in product design and development. Have extensive experience working with - Private Social Networking. - HealthCare Startups. - Ecommerce and mcommerce Startups. We help companies with - Choosing the right features for minimum viable product. - Creating intuitive user interface design. - Wireframing and prototyping the project. - Cod...more

Shamim Rajani

Shamim Rajani

COO at Genetech | Founder of CodeGirls by ConsulNet

Shamim Rajani is a Techpreneur and has been serving the Pakistan IT industry for the last 14 years. She is COO at Genetech Solutions, a software company dedicated to providing End to End IT solutions and services to its Global audience. Genetech serves in various technology areas including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Contracts Development (BlockChain), Native and Hybrid Mobile Applications...more

Naeem Iqbal

Naeem Iqbal

Project Manager - Safe City Islamabad Project - NADRA

19 years of experience in IT/ Technology Management/Contract & Project Management, Planning, Implementation and Roll-out etc. Have managed 10-200 members cross cultural teams. Presenting more than 1100 hours of speaking and training experience. Have approx 3 Billion USD projects on my portfolio. Flexible and adaptable in a continually changing environment. I am well-versed because of my prior enga...more

Usman Bin Rashid

Usman Bin Rashid

With an Engineering degree in IT along with a proven 6+ years of post graduation professional experience in Project Management, wrapped with addition positive value added services for Business Analysis, I always worked in high paced and pressure environment through out my career and ability to meet deadlines. Throughout my career, I've worked on multiple projects where I use to gather informati...more

Registration

Early Bird: 3,300/- each (up to 31-Aug-2017)
Normal : 4,000/- each (10-Oct-2017)

Group 3+: 3,500/- each
Group 7+: 3,200/- each
Walk In : 5,500/- each (if seats available)
Register Here

Overview

Event Date Oct 20, 2018
Event Timing 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Event Venue PNCA, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan (View Map)
Event Type Open For All
#ACP18 | #AgilePK

Agile Conference Pakistan 2018 - (ACP2018)
20-Oct-2017 (Saturday)

For more details :
http://www.agile.org.pk/conference-2018/

For Inqueries :
Naveed Ramzan : 0333-5430621
Najam Alvi : 0333 5134087
Qambar Ali : 0334 5727624
Natash Ali Mian : 0321 9464209

Sponsors

Scrum Alliance Scrum Alliance

(Gold Sponsors)

Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance is a nonprofit association that has certified more than 750,000 practitioners worldwide. Its vision is to help “Transform the World of Work” with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable. For more information, please visit scrumalliance.org.


Through Scrum Alliance, you have access to a world of learning and resources that will help you succeed with Scrum in the software development industry and beyond.

PMI Islamabad Chapter PMI Islamabad Chapter

(Gold Sponsors)

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).

Smart IS (SMC Private) Limited Smart IS (SMC Private) Limited

(Gold Sponsors)

Founded in 2013, Smart IS is an IT consulting partner, having expertise in various technologies and industries. Our long-term customer relationships are based on trust, innovation, collaboration and global perspective with a local focus. Our consultants provide strategic leadership and continuous support for the numerous services we offer and work to maximize the overall value of our customer’s technology and IT investments.

Theory : Collaborate + Innovate = Perform.

We initiate and cultivate this combination of collaboration and innovation to deliver a solution that performs beyond expectations and provides lasting value.

Zeropoint Zeropoint

(Gold Sponsors)

Zeropoint is a Belgian enterprise offering businesses a competitive advantage through off-shoring. It is well known that the search for the right skills in the European labor market is very difficult and very expensive. We have recruitment centers and creative work spaces in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

We are actively searching for top-notch development talent in Pakistan. We are looking for people who do things independently, differently, who anticipate, observe the work and act upon it. Being part of Zeropoint.IT means working smartly and closely together with colleagues in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Europe.

If you are determined, ambitious, optimistic and passionate about your job, Zeropoint.IT is the right place for you. Drop us your cv at hr@zeropoint.it

P@SHA P@SHA

(Affiliations)

Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA) was initiated by a number of software houses in an attempt to create a functional trade association for the IT industry in Pakistan. Aiming to protect the rights of its members; P@SHA lobbied with the government to initiate policies and create an environment that would attract more firms to join the industry. Over the course of the last fifteen years, P@SHA has broadened its scope to include other IT enabled services companies such as Internet Service Providers, Call Centers etc.

Today over three hundred and fifty companies are active members of P@SHA, thus demonstrating how in the long run P@SHA has achieved its aim to help firms establish themselves providing assistance to help them gain access to potential clients, locally and internationally.

P@SHA acts as a voice of the industry.Over the years it has dealt with issues that no company could manage single handedly; such as providing input on policies , legislation and incentives related to the industry, for organizations in the IT industry. Sponsored career events and salary surveys are also conducted regularly to assist in the growth of a dynamic sector.

P@SHA has made consistent efforts to ensure that the right policy frame works are employed for continued growth and development. The Government is also being encouraged to act as a facilitator in creating a certain consistency in growth rates. Efforts to promote Pakistan’s IT industry internationally are being channeled through trade and technical delegations sent to all corners of the world.

P@SHA has gained international recognition by having won several awards in the Asia Pacific ICT awards. Pakistani companies are involved in leading edge work, thereby helping the software; services and outsourced industry grow at an enormous pace.

Contour Software Contour Software

(Platinum Sponsors)

Contour Software, a PSEB, PASHA, KCCI & LCCI member, was founded in Karachi in 2010.


While groundwork for its inception started as early as 2008 in Toronto, with pilot projects performed by the parent company over an 18 month period in order to prove the concept, Constellation’s acquisition of a UK-based PLC culminated in the launch of Contour.


While the UK acquisition had had a small team in Karachi since 2007, Contour’s birth resulted in a rapid expansion to various other divisions' needs. What started with a dozen employees in Karachi, has grown to a 650 employee organization in less than 10 years, with offices in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad.


Constellation Software Inc. was formed in 1995, and became publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2006. Constellation is a rapidly growing conglomerate of vertical market software (VMS) companies; each focused upon dominating its respective market niche. Constellation’s growth is based on a simple strategy: identify promising VMS firms; acquire them; and then integrate them into the Constellation family while building on their fundamental strengths to help them become world class organizations. Today, CSI is the largest Canadian software company by revenues and market cap, has out-performed the FAANG stocks since its IPO in 2006, and is acknowledged as the global Top Strategic Acquirer of Software companies, 2017 onwards.


Contour continues to seek out bright and experienced talent, to fuel our organic and inorganic growth-fueled requirements. Explore & Apply here: http://contour-software.com/careers/


Software for Life!

Pakistan Software Testing Board Pakistan Software Testing Board

(Community Partners)

Pakistan Software Testing Board (PSTB) is dedicated to promotion of software quality/testing activities and standards in Pakistan. It is the Pakistan national member board of International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). The prestigious forum oversees the accreditation of professional software engineers, trainers, and training institutes for ISTQB certifications and represent the interests of Pakistan within ISTQB.

Open Islamabad Open Islamabad

(Community Partners)

OPEN (Organisation of Pakistani Entrepreneurs) is the largest global network of Pakistani entrepreneurs and professionals around the world with chapters in 11 cities in 4 countries. OPEN Islamabad has been providing value to entrepreneurs and professionals including networking, mentoring and skill development.

Women In Tech PK Women In Tech PK

(Community Partners)

WomenInTechPK is an initiative dedicated to provide growth opportunities to women technologists in Pakistan. It revolves around the mission of closing the gender gap, equal representation for women, providing access to networking and mentoring opportunities, and capacity building initiatives.

MTBC MTBC

(Gold Sponsors)

MTBC is a healthcare information technology solution provider that offers physician practices a comprehensive product portfolio of fully integrated WebEHR, revenue cycle and practice management solutions and other related business services including transcription and data management.

Our entire product portfolio-along with native mobile applications-functions as a cohesive, single-database platform to help healthcare providers, improve their financial performance and ultimately transform their medical practice into a successful business enterprise.

We serve an expanding array of diverse healthcare entities and our clients are spread across the healthcare continuum -from single physician, medium sized practices to independent physician associations-which is a testament to the functionality and flexibility of our core solutions. We have partnered with a variety of healthcare organizations to extend our reach to 40+ states.

Our technological solutions and related business services can aid physician practices to cost-effectively and successfully meet regulatory challenges and prosper amidst a rapidly shifting healthcare industry environment.

Discretelogix Pvt Ltd Discretelogix Pvt Ltd

(Platinum Sponsors)

Established in 2006, Discretelogix is a technology oriented IT firm that provides wide range of software solutions to ever growing clientele across the globe. Discretelogix has 70+ team members and served more than 400 clients worldwide. We provide wide range of services to businesses and consumers across the globe, maintaining an unrelenting focus on quality service and customer satisfaction. We as a service providers listen to what you want to accomplish and work next to you to reach your goals. Through proven competencies in web development, mobile apps development, game development, web designing, eCommerce solutions, open source customization, strategy & branding and internet marketing, we help our clients to increase revenue, reduce costs, mitigate risk and drive profitability.