Gathering Top CIOs- RapidCompute Supports CXO Verve Congress

Gathering Top CIOs- RapidCompute Supports CXO Verve Congress

February 15, 2017

KARACHI: CIO Pakistan, celebrating its 9th birthday, hosted the first Annual CXO Verve Congress 2017 in Karachi, gathering over 220 people from senior corporate technology management and business leaders from the vendor side.

This enterprise technology event was the first of its kind congress that discussed the changing roles of the CXO and how CIOs have to rise out of technology roles and into executive responsibilities.

The session wrapped up promptly in three hours, giving a chance to “talk the talk” with key stakeholders, C-suite members, and executives in large-scale organizations. From what a CIO has to say, to the view a CISO has and where a CFO or COO stands, the event had something in store for everyone, including technology vendors.

RapidCompute was one of the main partners for the event, which gathered the technology community and members of the C-suite from a large variety of enterprises from cross-industry verticals. In attendance were top CIOs, CISOs, CFOs and CXOs from cross industry verticals including FSI, Manufacturing, FMCG, Pharma and Textile. Technology vendors present at the event included Lenovo, Oracle, IBM, Cisco, Hitachi, and local players including Trillium Information Security Systems, ArcPoint, PTCL, and Wavetec among others.

The evening started with two Case Files by those representing the ‘new-age’ designations in large corporations, Mr. Atyab Tahir (Head of Digital, HBL) and Mr. Faizan Laghari (Chief Disruption Officer, TCS), followed by four back-to-back sessions of 20 minutes each.

Mr. Zaeem Arshad, Division Head of RapidCompute co-moderated the first session of the evening, CIO Tablet, with Aqsa Tariq from CIO Pakistan. The panelists included Mr. Yousuf Nasir (CIO HBFCL), Khawaja Tanveer (CIO Engro Corp), Mr. Atyab Tahir (Head of Digital, HBL) and Mr.  Faizan Laghari (Chief Disruption Officer, TCS).

Other sessions at the event included a CSO Tablet and a CXO Tablet, moderated by technology vendors from TISS and Lenovo. The session speakers included Mr. Faiq Sadiq (Head of Internal Audit HBL), Mr. Hussein Hasanali Haji (CISO Bank Al Habib) and Mr. Fahd Azam (CISO Meezan Bank), and Ms. Shagufta Hassan (AKU), Mr. Fahim ul Hassan (PwC) and Mr. Raheel Ahmed (PIA).

The final session was a CXO Tablet, where a variety of industry verticals and C-suite members including those from finance, operations, administration and operations sat down to discuss the role of the C-suite and CXOs of the modern enterprise.

The closing note was delivered by senior thought leaders; Senior Vice Chairman P@SHA & CEO TPS Mr. Shahzad Shahid who was joined by top representation from Oracle, Cisco and IBM, who spoke of the evolving, and very promising technology enterprise landscape for Pakistan.

The aim was to kick start the year with an event that actually assists in developing a stronger business foundation by the knowledge sharing made available to the ultimate holistic understanding of the business principles that drive enterprises.

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