CIO Pakistan Magazine has been launched officially yesterday (August 05, 2007) in Karachi. CIO is considered as the world’s largest business technology leadership magazine, which is being printed in over 35 countries globally and will now be printing locally in Pakistan to help highlight and support our local technology Industry.
Besides the launch the event also included CIO “Technology Pioneer Awards” to recognize the excellence and the achievements of the best amongst the leaders of the local technology and telecommunication industry.
The details of the CIO Pioneer Awards went as following:
Pioneers in Telecommunication:
Tariq Malik, CEO Wateen and Salman Ansari, CEO SATC.
Bringing global technologies into Pakistan:
Humayun Bashir, Country manager IBM Pakistan and Kamal Ahmed, Country General Manager, Microsoft Pakistan.
Pioneers In Local Industry:
Khurram Hanif Kalia, President and CEO Kalsoft and Khushnood Aftab, CEO Viper Technologies
Pioneer in Contributing to IT Education in Pakistan:
Samina Rizwan, Regional Director Oracle SAGE (West) and Naila Kassim, Manager, Intel World Ahead Program, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Taking Technology Global: Building Pakistan’s Image Abroad:
Salim Ghauri, Chairman & CEO NetSol and Dilawar Abbas Syed, President OPEN silicon valley
Pioneer in Governance:
Syed Mustafa Kamal, City Nazim, CDGK and Dr.Aamir Matin, Former MD PSEB.
In Special Awards Category :
Pioneers in innovation :
Monis Rehman, Chairman & CEO Naseeb Networks.
Umer Saif, Associate Professor, LUMS
Recognizing Special contributions to the Local Industry:
Jehan Ara, President PASHA.
Young Achiever in Technology:
[Via Karachi Metblogs]