TiE Holds Workshop on the Future of FinTech in Pakistan

TiE Lahore Chapter  is an International, non-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship with 61 chapters in 18 different countries and 13,000 members worldwide. TiE hosted a workshop on Fintech-The Future of FinTech in Pakistan at Royal Palm on Friday, October 28, 2016.

The aim of the workshop was to bring together academia, professionals, practitioners, entrepreneurs, startup founders and students working in FinTech space. The workshop focused in new developments in Fin-Tech ecosystem globally and locally and implication of these changes for the financial sector in Pakistan.

What are the emerging trends in FinTech industry and the regulatory issues?

Dr. Miftah Ismail, a professional Economist and Chairman of Board of Investment, was the first speaker for the event. He shared his knowledge with the audience and discussed how the government is playing its role in the FinTech ecosystem. Dr. Miftah has also worked at IMF before coming back to Pakistan & he also worked with the leading names in the country i.e. BOI, SNGPL, PIA, Ismail Industries Ltd, Candyland Confectionery and Astro plastics Pvt. Limited.

Hasnain Sheikh CEO at Innov8 Limited was the second speaker for the workshop. Hasnain co-founded Inov8 Limited in 2004, with a key focus on providing technology, consulting, and cloud based services in the e-commerce space. He has been in the technology and consulting domain for over a decade now, starting his career in the US with SynygyInc, the global leader in enterprise performance management solutions.

Faisal Sherjan was the moderator for the event. He has extensive knowledge and experience in Finance; he is an Entrepreneur, Director Strategy & Planning, Co-Founder and Mentor of Patari, BookMe, Travly, Auto X, X Gear, Wattie and Cfx Comics.

The workshop also hosted a panel featuring startups in FinTech vertical. The featured startups included teams from KarloCompare.com.pk (Sumair Farooqi & Ali Ladubhai), Oneload (Muhammad YarHiraj), Finja (Qasif Shahid) and Urdubit (Danyal Manzar & Zain Tariq). Hasnain Sheikh Chairman and CEO at Inov8 Limited was the panel moderator. Mr. Humayun Mazhar, President TiE Lahore Chapter shared the future roadmap for the chapter.

This half-day program took a look into technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of FinTech.