Published on March 21st, 2008 | by Babar Bhatti9
Warid CIO Forum
No matter whether one is a business executive or a technology expert, personal face-to-face networking is an important aspect of professional development. In Pakistan we are beginning to warm up to this approach. Warid recently arranged a CIO forum in Lahore, which seems to be limited to Warid’s executives and business partners (details are below). It will take a while to build the trust which brings competitive companies together to discuss solutions to common issues. I hope that in near future CIOs from all major telecom companies in Pakistan can come together and promote indigenous solutions.
From a press release sent to me by Warid’s public relations team.
Wateen Telecom and Warid Telecom under the Warid Telecom International umbrella are quickly evolving as major players in the emerging markets of South Asia, Africa and now Eastern Europe. The exponential growth and addition of complex set of services also poses CIOs with a number of challenges. Effective use of technology, alignment with business goals, standardization and recognition of emerging trends are just some of these challenges.
WTI CIO Forum has been created to address these challenges. The main objective of this forum is to bring together the IT management from across the group to share their experiences, discuss the technology roadmap, talk about various emerging industry trends and try to leverage a synergy that exists in various projects and operations.
Along with other top-level industry executives from major companies, Mr. Marwan Zawaydeh, Board of Director and CEO of Warid Telecom, Mr. Salman Khurram, Head of IT at Wateen Telecom, and Mr. Mohammad Ali, GM IT Warid Telecom, spoke at the forum. The forum partners included International Turnkey Systems, TechAccess, and Cisco.