ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Information Technology (IT) Seminar and Soft Launch of IT Projects is being held at Serena Hotel in Islamabad on Thursday.
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif will grace the occasion as Chief Guest while the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir will be the guest of honor.
The Seminar will be attended by Ministers of Planning, Development & Special Initiative, Finance, Defense, Defense Production, Foreign Affairs, Information Technology and Telecommunication, Information and Broadcasting, Chief Ministers of Punjab, Sindh, KPK and Balochistan, Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, IT experts, Senior Army Officers and civil officials.
The foreign dignitaries including diplomats and industry leaders from Gulf Countries, China and EU will also attend the Seminar.
The National IT Seminar is a unique opportunity for all stakeholders to collaborate for sustainable and profitable future especially in the field of IT. The Seminar is being arranged under the ambit of Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) which will focus on five major economic sectors including defense production; agriculture; mines & minerals, energy sector and IT industry.
The National IT Seminar is aimed at converging efforts of all stakeholders to achieve a shared objective for fostering an environment conducive to the growth of IT, as it assumes a paramount role in shaping knowledge-based economy and ensuring sustainable development of our country.
The immense potential of IT industry can also galvanize other industries through automation, digitization, Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The Seminar will also elaborate the impact of new budget on IT sector, industry landscape, measures to increase IT exports from short to midterm, development of requisite skills set, efforts to attract foreign investment and issues being faced by enterprises and startups. Impact of SIFC on continuity of policies and ease of doing business will also be highlighted.
The Seminar will also include display of stalls by major IT Companies of Pakistan and successful startups along with soft launch of Tech DestiNation Pakistan, Techlift Boot Camp, 1st Knowledge Park for Women Bagh (AJ&K), Agri Tech Incubator Faisalabad and Center of Excellence in Gaming and Animation by the prime minister.