Dr Umar Saif, the former Chairman of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Advisor to the Chief Minister of Punjab, has been appointed as the new Chief Digital Officer of Jang Media Group.
He will head the digital departments of both, Jang daily newspaper and Geo News Urdu Television Network.
A journalist from Geo News has confirmed the news and welcomed Umar Saif to the company.
Dr. Umar Saif is the new Chief Digital Officer for the Jang Group and the Geo Television Network.@umarsaif
— غ ع ۔ جیو (@ghazanfarabbass) January 22, 2019
Talat Aslam, the senior editor of The News, also retweeted this announcement on Twitter.
While the information hasn’t been confirmed by Dr. Umar Saif himself, he has hinted towards the appointment with a tweet.
Digital media … pic.twitter.com/XmnLfmAeUP
— Umar Saif (@umarsaif) January 22, 2019
Winner of Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award, Dr. Saif has also served as the Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University.
In April 2018, he was appointed as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Chair for employing Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICTD).
He is also the founder of Plan9, Pakistan’s largest startup incubator and is often credited as one of the main forces behind the IT ecosystem in Pakistan.