Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thanks to all for a Successful Social Smashup Pakistan Summit!

July 19, 2014
It may have been a Saturday, but July 19 was certainly a day of learning for those who attended the 1st #SocialSmashupPK Summit this past weekend at Reagent Plaza Hotel in Karachi, Pakistan. Over 390 Entrepreneur and learning professionals from across the industry – including teachers, school administrators, facility managers, business personnel, social activist, journalist, experts, attorney, entrepreneurs, government officials, designers, and contractors – came together to explore and discuss the Social Media summit’s focus theme, The Sustainability of Social Media in Pakistan.
Highlights from 1st #SocialSmashupPK summit include:
Time SlotSession TitleSession TypeModerator / HostParticipants
4.00-4.20Social & Digital Media in PakistanConversation Imtiaz N. Mohammad
    Kamal Faridi
4.25-4.50Case Study - Karachi Airport AttackPanel DiscussionAli K ChishtiJawwad NazirHandles @Airportpakistan
   (Journalist)Kamal FaridiWas at the Airport
    Saim RizviWas tweeting from the plane
4.55-5.25Impact of the Youtube BanConversationDua MalikYasir Lateef HamdaniAttorney on Record - YouTube Case
   (TV Host)Jibran T SiddiquiAdvertising Industry Executive
    Sohail HaiderOST Singer
5.30-6.00How Social Media changed helps sportsPanel DiscussionSohaib AlviEmmad HameedEditor Sports, The News
   (TV Host)Hadeel ObaidFreelance Sports Writer, Host.
    Basit SubhaniBureau Chief - Dawn News - Lahore
    Faizan LakhaniPayam Trust
6.05-6.30Tips on Cyber SecurityConversation Atiq ShaikhSindh Police
    Barrister Zahid Jamil 
6.35-7.10Journalism & New MediaPanel DiscussionAli K. ChishtiMaria MemonGeo TV
   (Journalist)Ajmal JamiDunya TV
    Mansoor Ali KhanGeo TV
    Asif KhanNewsOne
    Danish ManzoorNDTV (India)
    Javed Ahmed QaziSindh TV
    Jahanzeb HaqDawn TV
    Wajih SaniGeo Tv
    Uzma AlkareemGeo Tv
7.10-8.20Iftar Break
8.40-9.00Convergence of Social MediaPanel DiscussionFurqan T SiddiquiFaysal QureshiActor / Host
 & Entertainment Industry (Film Maker)Shahzad NawazFilm Maker
    Nikil Singh RajputMumbai
    Shubash ChandraChairman Ztv
9.05-9.20K-Electric Case StudyAdil HussainAM-Media
9.25-9.55Business - Role ofPanel DiscussionSohaib AlviSarfaraz RehmanEngro CEO
 Digital Media in Todays Businesses (TV Host)Atiq Nathani 
    Ahsan MughalMCB Mobile
    Mohammad AhsanDominos Pizza
    Usama QureshiChief of Staff to CEO
    Naeem ZamindarCEO Wateen / Warid
    Imtiaz N. MohammadMarketing Technologist / Consultant
    Javed EdhiCIO Silk Bank
    Zafar MotiCEO
10.00-10.20TrollsPanel DiscussionRaza RumiImran GhazaliPTI
   (TV Host)Sharmila FarooquiPPP
    Saman JafriMQM
    Najam SethiThe Friday Times
10.25-11.15#Politics & Politicians –Panel DiscussionDr. Shahid MasoodSenator GhaniPPP
 how social media is changing politics? (TV Host)Nadeem Nusrat (MQM) LondonMQM London
    Awab AlviPTI
    Syed Ali Raza AbidiMQM MNA
    Murtaza SolengiJournalist
    Mohammad Taqi 
    Murtaza Ali Shah 
    Saleem ZiaPMLn
11.30 OnwardsAmjad Sabri Qawwal

Founder members Lead by Ali Kamran Chishti supported by Sarfaraz Khan, Furqan T Siddique, Sohaib Alvi & Kamal Faridi would like to thank the sponsors, whose generosity made this event possible: Wateen Telecom (keynote sponsor) and to all our member-volunteers who assisted on the day of the event.
You can view pictures of the day’s activities here . More pictures will be added in the coming week, so please check back!