Agile Conference

22-Oct-2016 (Saturday)

Agile Conference Pakistan 2016 (ACP2016) aims to provide
a forum for fruitful sessions on Agile Transformations

324 Seats Reserved

237 Participants Attended | Photos | Presentations | Videos will be available soon

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About Conference 2016

ACP2016 focuses on the Agile Transformations in Pakistan and it will be more helpful for top level management or project managers. They can ask/discuss about the Agile Transformations with the speakers.


Agile Transformation !

Agile Transformation in Pakistan

We observed that small or medium level companies in Pakistan are unable to do Agile transformation properly. Its mainly due to two factors i.e., lack of awareness and lack of resources to hire experts. So in conference we will focus on the Agile Trasnformation Awareness and its process. People specially C Level and managers will get clue that how to transform into Agile.

Conference 2016 Venue

Laraib Halls, I-8 Markaz, Islamabad

Conference 2016 Schedule

Arrival & Registration (8:00 to 9:00)
Opening Ceremony by Conference Chairman(9:00 to 9:30)
Agile Transformation versus Adoption by Syed Ahmad (9:30 to 10:45)
TEA Break (11:00 to 11:20)
Strategies and Recommendation to Manage Agile Transformation by Javad Ahmad (11:11 to 12:35)
Success Story of S&P Global Market Intelligence (Formal SNL Financials) by Afif Zaidi & Mujeeb Zahur(12:35 to 13:10)
Lunch & Prayer Time (13:25 to 14:30)
Improving Agile Culture in Local Technology Companies by Ather Imran Nawaz(14:20 to 15:20)
TEA Break (15:51 to 16:10)
Leadership in Digital Era by Mohsin Lodhi (16:05 to 17:05)
How to avoid common mistakes in adoption of Agile by Nabeel Ansar(17:10 to 17:45)
Closing Ceremony, Photo Shoot and Feedback (17:50 to 18:30)

Conference 2016 Speakers

Syed Ahmad - CEO / Founder @ DPL-IT

Syed Ahmad

    Syed Ahmad is founder & CEO of DPL, a leading software company based in Islamabad. Like no one else, DPL is setting a trend in Pakistan defying popular culture with its own counter-culture movement called “Rebel Ethos”. DPL’s mission statement reflects this: “Liberating minds to become the model IT enterprise in the region”.

    Syed founded DPL in 2003 with three co-founders straight out of university. Learning from its ruthless mentor i.e. the market, DPL is now a multi-million dollar company that has top global companies as its clients in the US and Northern Europe. Syed wants to build DPL into the first large-scale IT company from Pakistan that can compete at global stage with likes of InfoSys and Accenture. In order to achieve its goals, DPL is focusing on building a team comprised of top talent and giving them an environment and culture that is no less than the Silicon Valley. DPL has already won various awards and recognition and currently going through high-growth phase.

Javad Ahmad - President/COO at Oracular IS LLC

Javad Ahmad

    A proven visionary and strategic leader that translates business strategies into maximum profits commensurate with the best interest of shareholders, customers, employees, and the public. An expert in enhancing the value of IT investments by aligning IT strategy with the business vision. Very knowledgeable in IT/IS management and governance principles with a proven track record of successful implementations of large and complex IT solutions. Experienced in IT and organizational change management focused on quick and smooth adoption of new technology and processes thus maximizing the return on investment and ensuring the overall success of the project. An effective leader with experience in building and managing large and culturally diverse teams. Experienced in establishing, managing and implementing complex IT/IS project portfolio.

    Dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on quality, service, and uncompromising ethics.

Syed Muhammad Afif Zaidi - leads the technology group at S&P Global's Islamabad office

Syed Muhammad Afif Zaidi
    Afif Zaidi leads the technology group at S&P Global's Islamabad office, serving as Director. He's an experienced IT leader with a proven track record of leading teams and projects to success. During his tenure at S&P Global, he took the team from just a few people to more than a hundred and counting in less than 5 years. His specialities are web and distribtuted applications, software testing, ISO quality management, systems audits and lean.

Mujeeb Zahur - senior director of operations at S&P Global's Islamabad office

Mujeeb Zahur
    Mujeeb Zahur is the senior director of operations at S&P Global's Islamabad office. Mujeeb runs the operatonal aspect of the site in Islamabad, and has been with S&P Global for several years now. He previously ran one of the largest BPOs in Pakistan's capital city. Mujeeb's area of expertise is performance management, operations management, devising and implementing strategy and thought leadership

Ather Imran Nawaz - Chief Executive Officer, Sybrid (Private) Limited, a Lakson Group Company

Ather Imran Nawaz
    • Ex-President of OpenIslamabad
    • Ex-Chairman of OpenIslamabad
    • Experienced business and technology executive with 15 years of experience in corporate sector.
    • Certified Scrum Master (Virginia, 2006) and has managed distributed Scrum teams for over 7 years.
    • Holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) and Purdue University respectively.
    • Received a Gold Medal for best academic performance from GIKI in 1999 and is an honorary member of Upsilon Pi Epsilon IEEE Computer Science Honor Society since 2003.

Mohsin Lodhi - Trainer - Coach

Mohsin Lodhi
    • 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 him an ideal trainer for giving you a unique learning experience.
    • He is IFC (World Bank) certified trainer and ISEI (USA) certified coach on social and emotional intelligence.
    • Mohsin is a competent communicator and a competent leader certified from Toastmasters International (USA).
    • Has been a certified Franklin Covey Leadership program trainer from Mar 2013 – Jun 2014.
    • Has trained over 12000 executives during the last four years conducting over 590 training and coaching sessions at large multi-national corporations, donor organizations, foreign missions, and government institutions.
    • Mohsin received his education in US and Europe including attending INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Leadership Program at Singapore.

Nabeel Ansar - Working as Agile Coach with Vizteck Solution

Nabeel Ansar
    Just an other Agile Guy :)

Who MUST join Conference 2016

  • Software Developers
  • Software Testers
  • Designers
  • Architects
  • Service Providers
  • Outsource Partners
  • Team Leads
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • CEOs
  • COOs
  • CTOs
  • CIOs
  • Executives
  • Academics
  • Researchers

Conference 2016 Participation Fee

Early BirdStart date of Registration : 15-Jun-2016
Early BirdLast date of Registration : 20-Aug-2016
NormalLast Date of Registration : 15-Oct-2016
IndividualPKR 3,000/- Per Participant
Early Bird ChargesPKR 2,500/- Per Participant
Group (3+ members)PKR 2,500/- Per Participant
Group (8+ members)PKR 2,200/- Per Participant
Walk In ParticipantsPKR 3,000/- Per Participant

Reserve your seat

Limited Seats Available

Registration Closed !

Conference 2016 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

S&P Global Market Intelligence (Formely SNL Pakistan)

3x Platinum Sponsor
S&P Global Market Intelligence (Formely SNL Pakistan)

At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we know that not all information is important—some of it is vital. We integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation, and assess credit risk. Investment professionals, government agencies, corporations, and universities globally can gain the intelligence essential to making business and financial decisions with conviction.

S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies, and governments to make decisions with confidence.

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Scrum Alliance

Scrum Alliance

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!



Founded in 2013, Smart IS is an IT consulting partner, having expertise in various technologies and industries. Our long-term customer relationships are based on trust, innovation, collaboration and global perspective with a local focus. Our consultants provide strategic leadership and continuous support for the numerous services we offer and work to maximize the overall value of our customer’s technology and IT investments.

Theory : Collaborate + Innovate = Perform.

We initiate and cultivate this combination of collaboration and innovation to deliver a solution that performs beyond expectations and provides lasting value.


An offshoring company - Zeropoint

Zeropoint is a Belgium based HR company providing European start-ups and SMEs with the best possible talent from the subcontinent. Zeropoint has recruitment offices in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

We are offering challenging job opportunities with our European customers for young professionals able to work in virtual teams. We hire experts with the necessary degrees and experience in software engineering, system administration and digital design.

What sets Zeropoint apart the most is a creative working environment supporting continuous learning to let all employees excel at a career in a multicultural setting.

Join us to be part of a global team of expert professionals. contact:

Elixir Technologies

Elixir Technologies

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.

PMI Islamabad Chapter

PMI Islamabad Chapter

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).

Gold Sponsors


DPL-IT, We Think Big


Hungry, persistent and solution oriented, we are DPL: An “innovation-first” solutions provider specializing in Global IT Consulting, outsourcing and technology services for some of the best brands in the world.

Discretelogix Pvt. Ltd

Discretelogix Pvt Ltd

Established in 2006, Discretelogix is an ISO 9001:2008 certified, technology oriented IT firm that provides wide range of software solutions to ever growing clientele across the globe. We provide wide range of products/services to businesses and consumers across the globe, maintaining an unrelenting focus on quality service and customer satisfaction. We’ll listen to what you want to accomplish and work next to you to reach your goals. Through proven competencies in web development, web designing, eCommerce solutions, open source customization, strategy & branding and internet marketing, we can help you to increase revenue, reduce costs, mitigate risk and drive profitability

Hostanic (A product by Gold Bar Tech)

Email Marketing Services - Goldbar Tech

Hostanic is your reliable VPS and Dedicated hosting provider. Our Technical team is working 24/7. Hostanic is product of Gold Bar Tech.

GoldbarTech is your trusted partner in creating High Impact business applications in SaaS and Cloud environment. GoldbarTech is Software as a Service company providing Cloud based solutions since 2005.

We believe in business agility and our Agile development model lets you take control of your business goals by providing mission critical application development and support within the window of "Time to Market"

Broad Peak Technologies

Broad Peak Technologies

Over 15 Years Of Innovation

BroadPeak Technologies is a leading technology company, delivering broad range of products and services across industries. Launched in 2001, BroadPeak Technologies has established its footprints in the local and international market through its constant innovation and unmatched technical support.

BroadPeak has a global customer base serving the markets of USA, Canada, Middle East, China, Hong Kong and Europe

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Conference 2016 Marketing Partners

Open Islamabad

Open Islamabad

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.

Conference 2016 Affiliations

Tesla Amazing

Tesla Amazing

Tesla Amazing is the creator of Magnetic – paper that clings to anything and helps you visualize agile development like never before. Our mission is to give the world a new generation of sticky notes and whiteboards that truly deserve to be called a tool of the 21st century.

Magnetic is based on a unique patented technology called statically charged polypropylene film, which is satiny to the touch and can easily slide from one place to another. With Magnetic, you can enjoy full-coverage stick to almost any surface, including wood, plastic, glass, paper, metal, bricks, cork board, leather, and fabric. Our static paper completely eliminates the need for outdated tools like thumb tacks, tape, glue, and buttons. And with its dry erasable back side, Magnetic is reusable, 100% recyclable, and environmentally friendly.

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Conference Objective

  • Come and Listen to Success and Failure Stories of Experts about Agile Transformation!
  • Want to practice Agile Transformation in your organization ? Learn how should you start in the right way
  • You have high performing teams but scared that how to trasnform team into AGILE
  • You have started Agile practices, but facing problems?
  • Learn about the strategies and recommendation to manage Agile Trasnformation
  • Learn about improving Agile Culture in Pakistani companies
  • Join us and see how team can be stressless for accepting change/Agile Transformation,

Conference Committee

Dr. Imran Ghani (Founding Chair of Pakistan Agile Development Society - PADS)

Publication Chair

Senior Lecturer of Software Engineering at Monash University, Malaysia

Adeel Iqbal

Senior PHP Developer at Zeropoint

Babar Ali

Technical Lead

Qambar (Ali) Rizvi

Manager Quality Assuarnce, Product Division, Broad Peak IT Technologies

Junaid Ali

Senior Software Engineer PHP/Laravel at Zeropoint.IT Belgium

Jawad Nisar

Senior PHP Developer at Creative Tech Solutions

Najam Farooq Alvi

Absorb, be patient and be helpful to others.

Country Manager at Zeropoint.BE

Naveed Ramzan

Enriched Solution Provider

IT Consultant and Agile Trainer

Khurram Shahzad

Passionate Social Entrepreneur

CEO @ Goldbar Tech Pvt Ltd,

Syed Jawad Hussain

IT Executive in PIA Corporation

Conference Volunteers

Mirza Raheel

Web Developer (PHP) at Zeropoint

Abdul Wahid Khan

Chief Delivery Officer at Zigron Inc

Taimur Sarwar

Manager, Quality Engineering at S&P Global Market Intelligence

Visit Society's Core Committee

Visit Society's Advisory Board


Pakistan Agile Development Society (PADS) is a self-organizing body working for the promotion of using Agile project development methods. We believe that our contribution in "any form" can bring the improvement in any business, project or task.

We are looking for volunteers (members) who can take active part in developing, promoting and educating the people from different industries with the goal to continuously improve the successful project delivery rate.

Lets have a cooperative effort to spread the knowledge and pay something back to our country.

View Society's Website

Become Member

Traveling to Islamabad (Pakistan)

By Plane

Benazir Bhutto International Airport is located about 30-35 minutes from the venue Laraib Halls, I-8, Islamabad. Taxis and shuttles are available to take passengers from the airport to various areas of twins cities (Islamabad & Rawalpindi). Taxis are available bases on fixed rent so it will be advisable to set the rate beforehand.

Rough Estimate of Taxi Rent From Airport to Venue : up to PKR 400/-
Airport Phone : 051-99280300
Airport Email :
Airport Website :

By Train

The main railway station is located Rawalpindi Cantt. Estimated time is aprx 60-70 minutes from Rawalpindi Railway Station to Venue Laraib Halls, I-8, Islamabad, Islamabad. Taxis and shuttles are available to take passengers to various areas of both cities (Islamabad & Rawalpindi). Its better to set the rate beforehand.

Rough Estimate of Taxi Rent From Rawailway to Venue : up to PKR 550/-
Railway Phone : 051-9270895, 051-92709315
Railway Website :

By Bus

Minibuses are the cheapest way to get between the larger cities, and the only way to get to some more remote destinations.

Major Bus Stops & Taxis Fare for Venue :
Karachi Company (Islamabad) : Taxis charge up to PKR 400/-
Faizabad (Rawalpindi) : Taxis charge up to PKR 100/-
Peer Wadhai (Rawalpindi) : Taxis charge up to PKR 400/-
Daewoo Bus Stand (Rawalpindi) : Taxis charge up to PKR 1000/-

By Car

Stay in Islamabad for Conference 2016

For all those, who want to stay in hotel; can check near by Venue


Optimize your company's presence by becoming a sponsor of the Agile Conference Pakistan 2016 (ACP2016)! A large number of participants are expected to attend the conference. They are decision-makers in their universities, IT organizations, or businesses. Many are active in multiple sectors, simultaneously holding roles in educational, corporate, profit, non-profit and communities. This will certainly project your business and make your products and services visible to multiple sectors.

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