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FICS 2016 Idea Generation Sessions

A unique aspect of Finding Innovative and Creative Solutions for Society (FICS) is first-hand interaction between students and senior and mid-level Industry representatives from a variety of Sectors. These interactions, termed as ‘Idea Generation Sessions’ are held with Industry experts and gurus, before the Idea Registration / Synopsis Submission deadline. Industry leaders, entrepreneurs and domain experts motivate students and generate awareness about how to look for social problems and how to develop innovative solutions to solve these problems. These Idea Generation Sessions help students to think out-of-the-box, and gives them an opportunity to learn from the experience of people who have been innovating for years.

The interactive Idea Generation Sessions were held every day starting from Thursday 10th December 2015 (excluding Fridays & weekends) at different at NUST School / Colleges; the sessions will continue into January 2016.  A summary of the sessions is given in the table below; you can view each speaker profile by clicking on the link below.

SNo Date Speaker Venue Lead Coordinator
1 10th Dec 2015 Mr. Zain Rehman
Managing Partner, ANZ Partners Ltd.
NUST Business School (NBS) Mr. Majid Matlub, Assistant Professor, NBS & Ms. Nada Naeem, Industry Liaison Officer
2 14th Dec 2015 Mr. Ather Imran Nawaz
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director on Board of Sybrid Private Limited
School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS) Dr. Arsalan Ahmed, Lecturer, Ms. Maira Islam, Lecturer & Ms. Shafaq Soomro, Industry Liaison Officer
3 14th Dec 2015 Mr. Iqbal Mustafa Khan
President Alachisoft
SEECS Dr. Arsalan Ahmed, Lecturer, Ms. Maira Islam, Lecturer & Ms. Shafaq Soomro, Industry Liaison Officer
4 15th Dec 2015 Mr. Salman Farooq
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Smart Brain and QExpress Pvt. Ltd
Samar Mubarakmund Research Institute of Millimeter & Micrometer Waves (SMRIMMS) Dr. Arsalan Ahmed, Lecturer, Ms. Maira Islam, Lecturer & Ms. Shafaq Soomro, Industry Liaison Officer
5 15th Dec 2015 Mr. Umair Shahid
Program Manager, Islamabad Civic Innovation Lab (ICIL)
SEECS Dr. Arsalan Ahmed, Lecturer, Ms. Maira Islam, Lecturer & Ms. Shafaq Soomro, Industry Liaison Officer
6 16th Dec 2015 Mr. Imtiaz Rastgar
Chairman Rastgar Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd.
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (SMME) Dr. Murtaza Najabat, Assistant Professor SMME
7 17th Dec 2015 Mr. Nauman Ahmed Khan
Chief Software Architect at MERMAID Technologies Denmark
Institute of Applied Engineering & Computing (IAEC) Dr. Arsalan Ahmed, Lecturer, Ms. Maira Islam, Lecturer & Ms. Shafaq Soomro, Industry Liaison Officer
8 17th Dec 2015 Ms. Sameeha Fazeel
Manager and Lead at Packaging (Pvt.) Ltd
Atta-ur-Rehman School of Applied Bio-Sciences (ASAB) Dr. Husnain Janjua, Assistant Professor ASAB
9 17th Dec 2015 Mr. Sayyed Ahmed Masud
CEO Channel 7 Communications (Pvt.) Ltd.
CEO Change Mechanics
NBS Mr. Majid Matlub, Assistant Professor, NBS & Ms. Nada Naeem, Industry Liaison Officer
10 28th Dec 2015 Mr. Ahmed Bilal
Technical Field Consultant National Instruments
United States Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) Mr. Fawad Kashan, ILO USPCAS-E
11 29th Dec 2015 Mr. Muhammad Aliemuddin
Manager, Health Safety Environment and Quality (HSEQ), Attock Refinery Ltd.
School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME) Mr. M. Bilal Khan Niazi, Assistant Professor SCME
12 06th Jan 2016 Mr. Owais Anjum
Founder Cricout, CEO eMumba, President OPEN Islamabad
MCS NUST Dr. Adnan Ahmed Khan, MCS