ACP2017 - Agile Conference Pakistan


Overview

Event Date Oct 21, 2017
Event Timing 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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Event Venue Shah Abdul Lateef Auditorium, H-8, Islamabad (View Map)
Event Type Open For All
#ACP17 | #AgilePK

Agile Conference Pakistan 2017 - (ACP2017)
21-Oct-2017 (Saturday)

Venue : Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Auditorium, H-8, Islamabad

Talks:
  • "Keynote Talk" by Naveed Khawaja, Agile Trainer at Xecofy Business Transformation, UK, PK)
  • "Writing & Managing SCRUM Requirements" by Khurram Ali (Director of Software Development, BroadPeak, ISB Office)
  • "Successful Product Management in SCRUM" by Muneeb Ali (Co-Founder & Director Product Delivery, ClickChain Inc)
  • "What Scrum means to your Organization" by Sumara Farooq (SQA Lead and Agile Coach at Five Rivers Technologies)
  • "Kanban & Scrum - making the most of both" by Owais Ashraf (Director Software Services, Contour Soft)
  • Panel Discussion by Majd Uddin on "Scrum Implementation and tips & tricks with respect to our IT Industry"
  • "The Qualities of SCRUM Team Player" by Mohsin Lodhi (IFC World bank Certified Trainer, Trained 12,000+ managers and C-level executives)

Charges :
Early Bird: 2,500/- each (31-Aug-2017)
Normal : 3,000/- each (15-Oct-2017)

Group 3+: 2,500/- each
Group 8+: 2,200/- each
Walk In : 4,000/- each (if seats available)
Register Here
For more details :
http://www.agile.org.pk/conference-2017/

For Inqueries :
Naveed Ramzan : 0333-5430621
Jawad Shah : 0345 9486000
Babar Ali : 0321 5370387
Najam Alvi : 0333 5134087
Qambar Ali : 0334 5727624
Sajid Zaman : 0321 5387194
Muhammad Saqib : 0345 5097557

Speakers

Naveed Khawaja

Naveed Khawaja

Master Trainer and Coach at Xecofy

Naveed Khawaja is Xecofy's Chief Methodologist (Master Trainer and Coach). For the past 17+ years, he has trained and coached numerous organisations in fortune 500 IT, telecom, energy, pharmaceutical, utilities, transportation, publishing, financ

Khurram Ali

Khurram Ali

Director of Software Development, BroadPeak, Islamabad

13+ years of turning visionary ideas into exceptional software products; Hands-on management and leadership of R & D organizations; Architecture Object Oriented Design (OOD) and Design Patterns; Efficiency of software development process and lifecycl

Sumara Farooq

Sumara Farooq

Agile Coach and Scrum Trainer

Sumara Farooq is an Agile Coach and Scrum Trainer by passion. She is a technology enthusiast and social activist, having impassioned interest in intervening education and information technology to bring social change in Pakistan. She is a graduate fr

Owais Ashraf

Owais Ashraf

Director Software Services at Contour Soft

12+ years of diverse progressive experience in Software Testing, Testing Management, Methodology Development, Software Quality Assurance & Standardization, SQA Audits, Business Analysis, Project Management & Planning and Methodology Implementation.

Majd Uddin

Majd Uddin

Sr. Manager Software Quality @ Bentley Systems

Maintains the most popular blog on testing in Pakistan http://knowledgetester.org Seasoned testing professional having an overall experience of 17 years that includes 10+ years in software testing and quality domain Good at hiring, mentoring and

Shaima Niaz

Shaima Niaz

Senior Software Quality Automation at TkXel

I intend to enhance my professional career and to utilize my IT skills and abilities by being part of an organization that will maximize my experience and knowledge. Working as Software Automation Engineer, I've working on Coordinating and giving

Mohsin Lodhi

Mohsin Lodhi

Trainer - Coach

Mohsin Lodhi is a people performance trainer and a coach. Has 35 years of experience in leadership and management. Has hands-on experience of running three successful companies in Pakistan. His knowledge, skills, background, and experience make h

Sponsors

Scrum Alliance Scrum Alliance

(Platinum Sponsors)

Become part of something bigger than you alone. Founded in 2001, Scrum Alliance® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership and certification organization in the Agile community. Scrum Alliance® is a nonprofit association, having certified more than 450,000 individuals worldwide.

Its vision is to "Transform the World of Work” with a mission to guide and inspire individuals, leaders, and organizations with practices, principles, and values that create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable. Come sprint with us at Learn more at www.ScrumAlliance.org!

Discretelogix Pvt Ltd Discretelogix Pvt Ltd

(Platinum Sponsors)

Established in 2006, Discretelogix is a technology oriented IT firm that provides wide range of software solutions to ever growing clientele across the globe. Discretelogix has 70+ team members and served more than 400 clients worldwide. We provide wide range of services to businesses and consumers across the globe, maintaining an unrelenting focus on quality service and customer satisfaction. We as a service providers listen to what you want to accomplish and work next to you to reach your goals. Through proven competencies in web development, mobile apps development, game development, web designing, eCommerce solutions, open source customization, strategy & branding and internet marketing, we help our clients to increase revenue, reduce costs, mitigate risk and drive profitability.

Click Chain Inc. Click Chain Inc.

(Gold Sponsors)

Click Chain Inc. is a IT consulting firm that provides software development services to global clients.

Since its inception, Click Chain has been committed and dedicated to not only provide and promote but also progressively research technological breakthroughs in the multi-faceted and viciously paced technological front. Click Chain started with management information systems and capitalizing on it exceptional growth quickly expanded to provide a myriad of services across many industries, while maintaining its core competency in aviation and airline industry.

Open Islamabad Open Islamabad

(Marketing Partners)

OPEN (Organisation of Pakistani Entrepreneurs) is the largest global network of Pakistani entrepreneurs and professionals around the world with chapters in 11 cities in 4 countries. OPEN Islamabad has been providing value to entrepreneurs and professionals including networking, mentoring and skill development.

Zeropoint.IT Zeropoint.IT

(Platinum Sponsors)

Zeropoint is a Belgian enterprise offering businesses a competitive advantage through off-shoring. It is well known that the search for the right skills in the European labor market is very difficult and very expensive. We have recruitment centers and creative work spaces in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

We are actively searching for top-notch development talent in Pakistan. We are looking for people who do things independently, differently, who anticipate, observe the work and act upon it. Being part of Zeropoint.IT means working smartly and closely together with colleagues in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Europe.

If you are determined, ambitious, optimistic and passionate about your job, Zeropoint.IT is the right place for you. Drop us your cv at hr@zeropoint.it

Pakistan Software Testing Board Pakistan Software Testing Board

(Marketing Partners)

Pakistan Software Testing Board (PSTB) is dedicated to promotion of software quality/testing activities and standards in Pakistan. It is the Pakistan national member board of International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). The prestigious forum oversees the accreditation of professional software engineers, trainers, and training institutes for ISTQB certifications and represent the interests of Pakistan within ISTQB.

Elixir Technologies Elixir Technologies

(Platinum Sponsors)

Elixir provides technology and services that help organizations improve communications to their members and customers by streamlining processes and reducing operational costs.


Founded in 1985, we have consistently provided state-of-the-art technology for creating and delivering correspondence. Today we continue that standard with Tango+, a collaborative Cloud-based platform used by business teams to generate customer communications. Tango+ is designed specifically to handle the strict requirements related to the content, data, and documents that highly regulated industries must follow. Healthcare payers, property and casualty insurance, and life and annuities insurance are among the industries we serve.


We are a company of diverse people who value human relationships. Our mission is to improve people’s lives in the way we do business, delivering value to customers through technology.


Elixir is a global company with offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and headquarters in the United States.

Zaman Services Zaman Services

(Gold Sponsors)

At Zaman Photocopy and printing services, we offer all kind of offset printing including visiting cards, letterheads, flyers etc., mug printing, t-shirt printing, hood printing, cap printing, pen printing, PVC card printing, panaflex printing and all other printing solutions. We also provide Color photocopy and all kinds book binding services. We also create rubber stamps. We deal in all kind of stationary as well.
Time Xperts Time Xperts

(Gold Sponsors)

At TimeXperts, we provide BPO services that are not only innovative but also cost-effective. Our BPO services utilize best practices and innovative technologies that enable our customers to acquire, develop, reward, and manage their workforce effectively. We provide comprehensive solutions and with diversified contracting options. We have a unique capability to provide a diverse range of BPO solutions across industry verticals. Our leadership across all service lines consists of senior executives with global experience. Our highly experienced management team oversees all operations and promotes culture of excellence. We have in-depth knowledge of industry standards and client expectations. We have BPO solutions to suit organizations of every size. We help our customers maximize their business potential by enabling them to concentrate on their core business.

TimeXperts is a leader in BPO services with several years of industry experience. A few of our attributes that set us apart from the competition are as follows:

  • Low Cost
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction
  • Best Productivity in The Market
  • Compliance to Industry Standards
  • Excellent English Language Proficiency
  • Highly Educated and Highly Skilled Professionals
Xecofy Business Transformation Xecofy Business Transformation

(Platinum Sponsors)

Xecofy (www.xecofy.com) is a British company that conducts business transformation, coaching and trainings/workshops in organisations. Xecofy’s aim is to transform organisations, businesses and teams by identifying root causes, prescribing tailored trainings and helping teams develop healthy habits thereby increasing employee engagement (increasing eNPS-employee Net Promoter Score) and organisation’s productivity. We have successfully conducted successful business transformation in many organisations worldwide such as like ebay Enterprise, GE, Standard Life UK, Xerox, UK Department for Work and Pension, UK Department of Education, Mytheresa and Pearson.

Xecofy also offers 1-to-1 Executive Leadership Program, with individual attention and tailored coaching for C-suite leadership of organisations. Xecofy Leadership Communication Course is about effective communication between leaders and teams. In addition, Xecofy also offers consulting and coaching on Strategy, Mergers, Acquisitions and Turn-arounds.

Xecofy is expanding its consulting services of Business transformation as well as senior corporate leadership coaching in the Middle East and Pakistan. Xecofy has already conducted successful workshops in Karachi and Islamabad where senior leaders from Hubco, K-Electric, Jazz, Ufone, Nexus Telecom, Ignite - National Technology Fund, Silk Bank, Telenor Bank and Carnelian participated in these workshops. Based on which, it has already got further in-house consulting and training engagements for business transformation from a number of organisations in Pakistan.

Alachisoft Alachisoft

(Gold Sponsors)

Alachisoft is a San Francisco, California based software product company with an offshore office in Islamabad. The company, co-founded by Tech Evangelist and CEO Iqbal Khan in 2005, offers four enterprise-scale products sold primarily in the USA and UK.

The products are database-related software packages written in .NET and Java. They enable customers’ applications to scale up to extreme processing loads, without any data or internet session loss. The software interconnects a cluster of servers and processes queries and updates to/from a database and to/from users at extremely high speeds.

Alachisoft builds and markets these sophisticated products using the latest techniques and tools. We seek to hire creative and dedicated developers and marketers and are blessed to have many long-term employees.

Contour Software Contour Software

(Platinum Sponsors)

Contour Software, is registered with the SECP and PSEB since its beginnings in 2010.

While groundwork for its inception started as early as 2008, with pilot projects performed over an 18 month period in order to prove the concept, Constellation’s acquisition of Gladstone PLC (now Gladstone MRM) culminated in the launch of Contour.

While Gladstone had had a small team in Karachi since 2007, Contour’s birth resulted in a tenfold increase in headcount, over the first three year period. Today, as many as 50 Constellation departments have teams located at the Contour offices in Karachi & Lahore.

We continue to seek out bright and experienced talent, to fuel our organic growth initiatives as well as our inorganic growth maintenance requirements.

Constellation Software Inc. was formed in 1995, and became publicly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2006. Constellation is a rapidly growing conglomerate of vertical market software (VMS) companies; each focused upon dominating its respective market niche. Constellation’s growth is based on a simple strategy: identify promising VMS firms; acquire them; and then integrate them into the Constellation family while building on their fundamental strengths to help them become world class organizations.

Software for Life!

PMI Islamabad Chapter PMI Islamabad Chapter

(Platinum Sponsors)

PMI Islamabad Pakistan Chapter (PMI IPC) is the founding chapter of Project Management Institute USA in Pakistan with over 150 members and partners, holding key positions within their organizations. Project Management Institute (PMI) USA, is the world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. Founded in 1969, PMI delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities. It has more than 700,000 members and credential holders (as of June, 2015).

Renegade Furniture Group Renegade Furniture Group

(Platinum Sponsors)

Renegade Furniture Group’s mission has all of the maverick qualities of its name. We strive to create a virtual experience, with the added convenience of the web, to furniture shopping. Renegade Furniture is committed to offering a wide selection of products, and offering the customer the best value for their money, while maintaining a strong commitment to customer service. Beginning in 2010, Renegade Furniture Group has been delivering most orders with free in home delivery and setup throughout the continental United States – something none of the competition offers!

P@SHA P@SHA

(Affiliations)

Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA) was initiated by a number of software houses in an attempt to create a functional trade association for the IT industry in Pakistan. Aiming to protect the rights of its members; P@SHA lobbied with the government to initiate policies and create an environment that would attract more firms to join the industry. Over the course of the last fifteen years, P@SHA has broadened its scope to include other IT enabled services companies such as Internet Service Providers, Call Centers etc.

Today over three hundred and fifty companies are active members of P@SHA, thus demonstrating how in the long run P@SHA has achieved its aim to help firms establish themselves providing assistance to help them gain access to potential clients, locally and internationally.

P@SHA acts as a voice of the industry.Over the years it has dealt with issues that no company could manage single handedly; such as providing input on policies , legislation and incentives related to the industry, for organizations in the IT industry. Sponsored career events and salary surveys are also conducted regularly to assist in the growth of a dynamic sector.

P@SHA has made consistent efforts to ensure that the right policy frame works are employed for continued growth and development. The Government is also being encouraged to act as a facilitator in creating a certain consistency in growth rates. Efforts to promote Pakistan’s IT industry internationally are being channeled through trade and technical delegations sent to all corners of the world.

P@SHA has gained international recognition by having won several awards in the Asia Pacific ICT awards. Pakistani companies are involved in leading edge work, thereby helping the software; services and outsourced industry grow at an enormous pace.

Post Conference

  • 318 Participants Attended
  • Overall event well
  • Starting was little bit late
  • Lunch was good
  • Received 81% Positive Feedback

Registration

  • Early Bird : 2,500/- each
  • Normal Charges : 3,000/- each
  • Group 3+ : 2,500/- each
  • Group 8+ : 2,200/- each


ACP2017 - Agile Conference Pakistan