Role of IBA in the ITCN Asia 2017
IBA Karachi played a significant role in ITCN Asia 2017 as a Knowledge Partner. IBA Center of Information Communication Technology organized two conferences i.e. 'Challenges of Digital Security for Media' and 'Role & Importance of ICT in HEIs'.
Mr. Imran Batada, Director ICT & CICT highlighted the areas of cyber security in the welcome speech of Challenges of Digital Security for Media. Acting US Consulate General Mr. John Warner was the chief guest of the event. "The US envoy; lauded the highly informative deliberations and technological innovations at Pakistan's biggest international exhibition and conference on information technology (IT) & telecommunications," it added.
The discussion for Challenges of Digital Security was moderated by Mr. Kamal Siddiqi - Director CEJ at IBA.
Many important points were discussed during this session including the pros and cons of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015(PECA) and how it affects the work of a journalist.
Role & Importance of ICT in HEIs conference was attended by a number of vice chancellors, registrar, senior management, faculty members and staff from across the country. Mr. Imran Batada, Director ICT was the keynote speaker of the conference. He gave guidelines and highlighted immediate recommendation for the university. He also shared best practices to be implemented in the universities and explained how to overcome challenges that universities are currently facing. Dr. Shoro, Special Assistant to CM for Information Technology was the chief guest of the event.
IBA Center of Information Communication Technology (CICT) also signed various MoUs to help other universities in achieving their technology-goals. These institutions include: Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, IBA Sukkur, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Benazir Bhutto Medical College Larkana and Benazir Bhutto University Lyari