INET Islamabad 2015

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Day 1: 16 November 2015
Time Title/Description
17:30 to 19:00 Telecommunication ‘CxO’ Level [by-invite only]

A moderated discussion inviting ‘CxO’ level from Telecommunication Industry of Pakistan, Ministry of Information Technology, Planning Commission of Pakistan, Federal Board of Revenue, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, representatives from ITU and APT to deliberate on role of ICT sector and services to achieve development goals envisioned in Government of Pakistan’s “Vision 2025” document.

19:30 to 22:00 INET Islamabad Opening Reception 
Day 2: 17 November 2015
Time Title/Description
10:30 to 11:15 Opening Plenary

Opening Remarks:
Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

Welcome Note:
Rajnesh Singh, Regional Bureau Director, Internet Society

Chief Guest:
Barrister Zafarullah Khan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister

Azmat Ali Ranjha, Secretary IT, Ministry of Information Technology

11:15 to 12:30 Panel I: Infrastructure and Connectivity for Sustainable Development

Moderator: Rajnesh Singh, Internet Society

Panelist 1 – Matthew Perkins, Economic Affairs Office, ICT & Development Section, UNESCAP
Panelist 2 – Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
Panelist 3 – Yoonee Jeong, Research Director, TPRC Corporate, Singapore

12:30 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 15:30 Session I: Digital Financial Inclusion

Moderator: Tariq Sultan, Member (Finance), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

Speaker 1 – Yoonee Jeong, Research Director, TPRC Corporate, Singapore
Speaker 2 – Syed Irfan Ali, Executive Director, State Bank of Pakistan
Speaker 3 – Yahya Khan, Chief Financial Services Officer, Telenor Pakistan
Speaker 4 – Ghazanfar Azzam, President & CEO, Waseela Microfinance Bank Limited

15:30 to 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 to 17:30 Session II: Building Trust in Cyberspace

Moderator: Ameen Sharif, CTO, ITnIS Consulting

Speaker 1 –  Dr. Stephen Sheehan, Program Officer, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity
Speaker 2 –  Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society
Speaker 3 –  Leonard Ong, International Vice President, ISACA
Speaker 4 – Barrister Waqqas Mir, Partner at Mohsin Tayebaly & Co

19:00 to 22:00 INET Islamabad Gala Dinner
Day 3: 18 November 2015
Time Title/Description
09:00 to 10:30 Session III: Growth of ICT Industry

Moderator: Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairperson, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

Speaker 1 – Helani Galpaya, CEO, LIRNEasia
Speaker 2 – Mudassar Hussain, Ministry of Telecom & IT, Government of Pakistan
Speaker 3 – Asim Shahryar, Managing Director, Pakistan Software Export Board
Speaker 4 – Mr. Parvaiz Iftikhar, International ICT Consultant

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 to 12:30 Session IV: e-Gov architecture, standards and implementation

Moderator: Naveed Haq, Internet Society

Speaker 1 –  Harish Pillay Global Head – Community Architecture and Leadership, Red Hat Inc
Speaker 2 – Dr. Umar Saif, Chairman, Punjab Information Technology Board
Speaker 3 –  Wisit Atipayakoon, Programme Officer, International Telecommunication Union, Asia-Pacific Regional Office
Speaker 4 –  Dr. Hasnain Bokhari, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt

12:30 to 14:00 Lunch
14:00 to 15:30 Panel II: Towards a Digital Economy

Moderator: Amber Rahim Shamsi, BBC

Panelist 1 – Rajnesh Singh, Internet Society
Panelist 2 -Matthew Perkins, Economic Affairs Officer, ICT and Development Section, UNESCAP
Panelist 3 – Wisit Atipayakoon, Programme Officer, International Telecommunication Union, Asia-Pacific Regional Office
Panelist 4 -Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

15:30 to 16:00 Closing Plenary

Key Note:
Miftah Ismail, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and Chairman Board of Investment

Vote of Thanks:
Amir Qayyum, Internet Society Pakistan Islamabad Chapter

Vote of Thanks:
Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunicaiton Authority

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Date and Time

Monday 16 November 2015 –

Wednesday 18 November 2015


Islamabad Serena Hotel

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