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Published on November 2nd, 2016 | by Abdullah Sulehri

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Telenor Gears to Link Expertise of Silicon Valley With Pakistan




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In a bid to turbocharge its digital inclusion initiatives in the country, Pakistan’s foremost telecom services provider Telenor Pakistan is seeking to build a long-term knowledge and experience sharing channel with the Silicon Valley.

In this regard, Mr. Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO, Telenor Pakistan, conducted a special roadshow in collaboration with Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America (OPEN) Silicon Valley during his official visit to the global technology hub in California, USA. The road show attracted great numbers of Pakistani community, Tech professional, experts, investors and startup founders, facilitating enlisting of mentors and consultants who would want to contribute to development of digital ecosystem and promotion of digital inclusion in the Pakistan..

One of the key highlights of the show was a speaker session held by Khan, followed by a panel discussion that featured him along with Digital experts from his team. The audience expressed heartfelt appreciation for Telenor Pakistan for conducting the event in order to show the bright side of Pakistan as well as for educating them on the opportunities in the wake of an impending digital revolution. There were many who showed interest in relocating back to Pakistan in order to play a better role in the country’s overall progress.

Commenting on this, CEO Telenor Pakistan, Irfan Wahab Khan said, “As Digital Pakistan is becoming a reality, millions of Pakistani consumers are driving unprecedented technological, social and economic transformation in the country. New digital infrastructure will enable inclusion for people, create a society with minimal digital divide and unleash a tremendous amount of entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. Telenor has struck numerous collaborations and partnerships to speed up our progress and are very happy to extend our efforts to Silicon Valley which is the helm of innovation and technological advancement.”

Sharing his thoughts, Talha Tariq, Head of Security & Trust at Financial Force said, “I go to Pakistan to visit my parents every year but I was not aware of the developments in technology ecosystems in Pakistan.”

Telenor Pakistan is the torch-bearer of technological innovation and digital revolution in Pakistan. The telecom provider is evolving into a full-fledge digital company whilst supporting a digital eco-system through its startup accelerator, expansion into mAgri, mHealth and mLearning solutions and pioneering in the area of  Internet of Things.

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is a Chartered Certified Accountant by profession, loves gadgets, technology, sleeping, movies and poetry. He is a tech-blogger and can be reached at abdullah (at) sulehri (dot) com



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