PTCL Arranges Session on Disruptive Innovation

Walid Irshaid, President & CEO PTCL, Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman PTA, Michael Patrick Foley, CEO Telenor, Abdul Aziz, CEO Ufone, Faisal Sattar, CEO USF along with representatives of telecom industry and management of PTCL at the Disruptive Innovation session organized by PTCL.

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) organized a session on “Disruptive Innovation” by Mr. Mark Zawacki in pursuance of its objective of looking beyond its own progressiveness and towards the greater good of the telecom sector.

PTCL remains committed to transform and further uplift the telecom sector of Pakistan. The company has been continuously working towards and successfully introducing new and innovative technologies, advanced practices and products/services to cater to the rapidly evolving customer needs.

The session was aimed to support the talented leaders of the company to stay abreast with the latest research findings, technological discoveries and insights and sustain the technological leadership of PTCL.

PTCL proactively engages subject matter experts with hands-on experience of various technological domains to share valuable insights, for better decision-making and refinement of the implementation plan devised by the leadership team.

Mark Zawacki is a high profile USA based business strategist, board advisor, keynote speaker and Angel investor. Mark has advised more than 300 clients globally on a myriad of growth and revenue-related initiatives including business strategy, disruptive innovation, business and corporate development, etc. His clients include Microsoft, McDonalds, MasterCard, Cisco, Intel, SAP, GSMA, Occidental Petroleum, UBS, Swisscom, etc. Mark has consulted in 50+ countries around the world and traveled to more than 70+ countries to date.

Mark, in this exclusive session with PTCL leadership, shared his profound knowledge on the subject carrying the unique case of technological shift in Silicon Valley.

The thought-provoking breakout session with PTCL’s key business partners, dignitaries and officials from a range of telecommunication industries was highly interactive and inspiring.

The session was attended by President & CEO PTCL, Walid Irshaid, Chairman PTA Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, DG Technical ISI Maj. General Amir Azeem Bajwa HI(M), MD TF General Rao, CEO Telenor, Michael Patrick Foley, CEO Ufone, Abdul Aziz, CEO USF Faisal Sattar, ED FAB Brigadier Sami, representatives from Ministry of IT & Telecom Mr. Tariq Sultan, Mr. Abdus Samad, and other high profile dignitaries and top management representation from Mobilink, Huawei, Zong, ZTE, UBank, FAB, TF, ICT R&D Fund, ISI, USF, Askari Bank, Nadra, IB, HEC, Google & Academia.

The session was concluded with a note of appreciation by the President & CEO PTCL, Walid Irshaid & CHRO PTCL Syed Mazhar Hussain.

Walid Irshaid, President & CEO PTCL highly recognized the participation of distinguished delegates elaborating that Mr. Mark’s exceptional knowledge on Disruptive Innovation is indeed invaluable in order to respond to rapid improvements in technology & to generate revolutionary ideas for a progressive organization.

Syed Mazhar Hussain, CHRO PTCL said that PTCL is cognizant of the changing landscape of telecom industry and continues to promote divergent and non-linear thinking for driving innovation, escaping conventionalism, creating strategic roadmaps, and envisioning the future. The session would help to assist employees to respond to the fast paced change in order to create a meaningful difference.