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Building a case for OpenStack in Pakistan

Have you ever wondered how Cloud and Cloud technologies can create business value? How can businesses, enterprises and entrepreneurs benefit from Openstack and related technologies? If you do, this meetup is exactly for you!

Agenda - 5th December 2016

4:30pm Registration

5:00pm Connecting the Dots: Real World OpenStack Use Case by Nabeel Afzal

5:30pm Panel Discussion: Building a case for OpenStack and Container Clouds in Pakistan

 Host: Affan A Syed

 Panelists: Add Names

6:15pm Networking/Open Discussion

And of course we have some cool OpenStack Pakistan Goodies* to give-away :)

Light refreshments will be served

*while stocks last

OpenWare Business

Panel Includes:

Affan Ahmed Syed

Director Engineering, PLUMgrid

Dr. Syed Affan Ahmed is the Director Engineering at the Islamabad office of PLUMgrid, where he has worked on introducing network functions to their core product. He is currently focusing on NFV, container networking, IOVisor, and network virtualization. He was previously an Associate Professor at FAST-NU, where he established the SysNet research lab. His area of interest spans distributed and sensor systems, IoT, Smart Grids, Cloud, SDN and NFV. He has authored several papers at top-flight conferences, many as first indigenous paper from Pakistan, in each of the above domain of networking.

Amena Shakil

Senior Expert VNF/SDN Planning, Telenor Pakistan

Amena Shakil is working in Telenor as Senior Expert VNF / SDN planning, responsible for VNF designs and Software Telco Solutions. She has been working on the architectural design and network implementation for Software Defined networks and established a network POC for the first time in Pakistan. She is a seasoned professional & has worked in diversified Technology domains like IN, VAS & Core Networks both in Operations & Planning roles during the span of her career in Telco Giants like Mobilink and Telenor.

Babar Zahoor

Chief Technology Officer, OpenWare Business Pvt. Ltd.

Open Source Evangelist, Tech geek, Social Entrepreneur, renowned Linux trainer in Pakistan & Asia, having 18+ years of experience in Information Technology sector. Currently he is working as Chief Technology Officer at OpenWare Business Pvt. Ltd, a company mainly providing IT solutions based on robust, reliable, scaleable, secure and cost effective Open Source Technologies.

Nabeel Afzal

Senior Customer Solutions Engineer

Nabeel is a senior member of PLUMgrid Customer Support team. Over the past years Nabeel has deployed and managed multiple OpenStack networks. He has direct experience of working with large customers in the OpenStack space and brings in a wealth of experience connecting OpenStack to real world use cases.

Waqas Khalil

Senior Product and Marketing Manager, PLUMgrid

Waqas works as Senior Product and Marketing Manager at PLUMgrid. His interests lie in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and disruptive technologies such as OpenStack and Container clouds. His prior work experience includes brand and product management in both technical and non-technical markets.

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  • Engr. Ali R.

    It was very good get together

    3 days ago

  • Muhammad A.

    It was an awesome event. i hope local industry will develop a suitable platform for all the peoples.

    1 · 4 days ago

    • Muhammad A.

      Yes In Sha Allah. next one will more impressive in response to this one.

      4 days ago

    • Engr. Ali R.

      It was awesome, hope to see you next time soon.

      4 days ago

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