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CEO Forum 2013

FCS hosted its annual CEO Forum this year in the newly constructed FCS Block at the City Campus. Prominent members from the IT industry of Pakistan were invited to share their input in shaping better graduates from the Computer Science department. Amongst the topics discussed, it was stressed that academia-industry linkages should be promoted and students should get more involved with industry related projects.

The event started a tea / networking session followed by an introductory talk by the Dean and Director, Dr. Ishrat Husain. The floor was open to discussion and Dr. Sayeed Ghani, Associate Dean for FCS engaged the CEO's with more focused talk about the curriculum and the new infrastructure developments at both the campuses. The discussion also highlighted the research being conducted by BS, MS and PhD students in the FCS. Dr. Sajjad Haider and Dr. Shakeel Khoja also presented details of the research being carried out in the Artificial Intelligence Lab and Web Sciences Lab respectively, while Dr. Ghani spoke about the developments in the Telecommunications Research Lab. The CEO Forum was coordinated by Dr. Hisham bin Zubair, Program Director and assisted by M. Rayyan Taqdees, Marketing coordinator, FCS.

The Forum was attended by Mr. Rahim Lalani (TRG), Mr. Ashraf Kapadia (Systems Ltd), Mr. Asim Haque (Infotech), Mr. Asif Bilgrami (Gameview), Mr. Imran Daudi (Engro), Mr. Zeeshan (TenPearls), Mr. Imtiaz Noor (Effective Measure), Mr. Ahmed Ayub (Folio3), Mr. Sohail Siddiqui (Philips), Mr. Shehzad Rah (Mim-soft) and Mr. Farooq Alam (Learnrev). The event ended with a lunch during which the senior faculty of the Computer Science Department involved in a one to one discussion with the CEO's.