Fintech: Trends and Future in Pakistan

CONFERENCE INTRODUCTION
TECH Pakistan in collaboration with 17th ITCN Asia 2017 organizes a conference called “Fintech: Trends & Future in Pakistan” a one of its kind panel discussion that aim to embark a conversation over aligning finance sector with technology that could benefit a larger audience as whole.
TECH Pakistan believes in setting benchmarks; to not only become a symbol of trust but act as a pipeline for better and constructive initiatives to come. “Fintech: Trends & Future in Pakistan” is one of such conference that brings Pakistan largest gathering of people who wants to see Fintech prospering in our communities. We will bring the industrial veterans from across the country at one place to embark a conversation over existing opportunities and future possibilities in Fintech scene of Pakistan. We will be engaging leading banks and financial institution to participate in the conversation.
TECH Pakistan is a technology association that aims to become Pakistan’ largest with a mission to add value and fill the gaps in industry of Information Technology of country. TECH Pakistan is determined to unite all kinds of technology scenes happening in the country in order to explore existing opportunities and new possibilities ultimately strengthening the industry as whole. We are currently working in four prominent domains:
 TECH Training: A segment where we provide skills based and capacity building training to students, employees and higher management to fulfill the need of continuous learning and development in different sectors. Currently we are offering following programs:
 TeCube: An incubation center for budding entrepreneurs and talents around our country to help them unleash their ideas into a viable business.
 TECH Placements: A one of its kind initiative for the people where TECH Pakistan will connect the right industry to right talent.
 TECH Memberships: To propagate our idea and take developmental initiatives, we are synergizing and engaging with major IT companies & academia, business & corporate industries which includes Health, B2B, Transportation, Engineering, Chambers, Banking and lastly Entrepreneurial Ventures. This will reform the overall utilization and implication of technology in every field and form a synergy of new level.
Committed to its mission, additionally TECH Pakistan organizes deliberate and focused discussion based conferences, this time we are focused over Financial Technology (Fintech); that has evolved to become a prominent and strong phenomenon of the 21st century. As the old business models becoming outdated and modernize tools becomes desirable; Fintech has revolutionize our way of everyday payments and transactions making it more speedy, efficient and accountable. The conversation will revolve around:
• How Fintech will transform the Future of Financial Inclusion in Pakistan
• What Innovations can Pakistan’s market bring into Fintech
• Fintech in terms of digital banking services or branchless banking
• Mobile Payments & role of Fintech
• Digital Lending & Fintech opportunities
• How insurance sector will create new market with Fintech
• Regulatory Challenges facing Fintech companies & banks
• Exploring blockchain technology
• Future of Fintech start-ups in Pakistan
• Taking crowdfunding to the next level with Fintech
• Emerging Opportunities in the Fintech Ecosystem of Pakistan
PANELIST FOR THE CONFERENCE
Arshad Ashraf – Founder & Chairman – Tilism Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Head of GCC Equities – Saudi Aramco Mr. Arshad also stands as Founder and Chief Investment Officer at One Market Capital. Mr. Ashraf has been the Head of the Middle East and North Africa Investment Team and Portfolio Manager at Passport Capital LLC. Before joining Passport Capital, he has held various positions in engineering services, management consulting, technology start-ups and private equity. He served as a Director of SHUAA Capital psc. In 2001, he was the winner of the McKinsey National Business Plan Competition and voted as one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs in Malaysia by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). Mr. Ashraf is a Sloan Fellow with an MS in Management from The Leland Stanford Junior University and holds a BS in Manufacturing Engineering and a BA in Religion from Boston University.
Qasif Shahid – Co Founder & CEO – FinJa & Founder – FinSurgent An industry veteran with 20 years of experience, Mr. Qasif presents critical view on micro-finance and the growth potential offered by digitisation. He believe that the analog nature of all three touch points of micro finance business case has deprived it of its true potential which can be drastically altered through digitisation. He’s currently modifying the business case for micro-finance in two countries – Pakistan and Tanzania. In Pakistan, he leads the core team under FinJA working in partnership with FINCA Microfinance Bank in building the FINCA mobile wallet. In Tanzania, he is the lead consultant for the digital strategy for Access Bank.
Monis Rahman – Founder, Chairman & CEO – Naseeb Networks Inc. An internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and businessman, Mr. Rahman is the founder and executive chairman of Naseeb Networks, Inc. a business-oriented social network used primarily for online job recruiting. Mr. Rahman has been listed among the top entrepreneurs of 21st century several times. Forbes named him at #6 on its list of top “Ten Big Hitting Asian Businessmen under 50” with me.
Naeem Zamindar – Country Director & CEO – Acumen Pakistan Results-driven, CEO with experience in venture capital, finance, operations, general management, in public and private companies. Previously, he has served as the CEO of Wateen & Mobilink, he has received MBA at INSEAD where his team won the European Business Plan Competition and started his venture funded social networking startup (Facebook before its time). His company became a casualty of the dotcom bust in the year 2000 after which he moved to the Silicon Valley to become a venture capitalist with Intel Capital, to invest and build successful expotential growth innovative companies. He is actively involved in the development of entrepreneurship as the current President of The Indus Entrepreneurs Lahore chapter and sits on the Advisory Board’s of The Center for Entrepreneurial Development, the business incubators Plan9 and Nest I/O, the leadership development organization AIESEC, and the Punjab Vocational Training Council.

CONFERENCE AGENDA
Arrivals & Registrations ~ 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Recitation & National Anthem ~ 2:00 PM – 2:05 PM
Welcome by Host ~ 2:05 PM – 2:20 PM
Opening Remarks by Kanwal Masroor ~ 2:21 PM – 2:30 PM
Opening Remarks by representative from ITCN Asia ~ 2:31 PM – 2:40 PM
Address by Guest of Honor ~ 2:41 PM – 2:50 PM
Panelist and Moderator’s Introduction ~ 2:51 PM – 3:00 PM
Panel Discussion ~ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Question/Answers Session ~ 4:31 PM – 4:45 PM
Closing Session ~ 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Following event is an extensive learning experience in terms of Financial Technology; students, professionals and entrepreneurs working in the finance and technology sector are welcomed in this event.
ORGANIZATIONS THAT WILL BENEFIT:
• Banks & Financial Institutions
• Consultants
• Financial Service Advisors
• Mobile Operators
• Card & Payment Vendors
• Fintech
• E-commerce Retailers

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