Redefining the Future: Conversations with IT and Tech Leaders



On October 27, 2023, SDSB hosted a panel discussion on the ever-evolving IT/Tech sector.  The panel consisted of visionary leaders from various industry domains, each contributing unique insights into the dynamic world of technology.

Moderated by Dr. Ussama Yaqub, a faculty member at SDSB, the panel had an impressive lineup, including Mr. Badar Khushnood, co-founder of and Bramerz, who brought extensive experience in e-commerce and digital marketing. Ms. Sadaf Rehman, Co-Founder of Code, is a prominent figure in education technology. Mr. Tanzeel Ur Rehman, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Virtual Force Inc., shared his expertise in software development and outsourcing. Mr. Asif Akram, COO of Systems Ltd, provided insights into IT services and solutions, highlighting the global IT landscape's competitive nature.

Throughout the discussion, the panellists explored key themes, including the impact of digitalisation on traditional business models, the importance of cybersecurity in an increasingly connected world, and the role of emerging technologies like AI and blockchain in redefining industries. They also emphasised the need for continuous learning and adaptation in an ever-changing tech landscape.

The conversation extended beyond the confines of the business world, touching on the broader implications of the IT/Tech sector in areas such as education, job creation, and global competitiveness. As technology becomes an integral part of our daily lives, the panellists underscored the significance of innovation, adaptability, and a customer-centric approach.

As the panel discussion concluded, tokens of appreciation were presented to the distinguished participants. This event showcased LUMS-SDSB's unwavering commitment to fostering experiential learning and knowledge sharing by bridging the gap between academia and the ever-evolving world of technology.