LMKT CEO Atif Rais Khan Represents Pakistan at INFOCOM 2017 as Part of SAARC Delegation

LMKT’s co-founder and CEO, Atif Rais Khan, was part of the delegation that represented Pakistan at INFOCOM 2017, which was held in Calcutta, India. The three-day event, which began Dec. 7, has traditionally focused on bringing together various players in India’s IT sector. This time around however, there was significant representation from SAARC member countries.

The discussions between the delegates of these member countries focused on the ways in which the IT sector could help the region move forward. In these parallel breakout sessions, the member countries talked about the achievements of their respective IT sectors. Atif highlighted the strides Pakistan has made in the sector especially in the area of e-governance. He also pointed out that cultural similarities between SAARC members should be used as a boost to promote cooperation between the countries to make the region a true force in the global arena.

“Pakistan’s IT sector has seen tremendous growth over the last decade which has largely been driven by the spirit of innovation demonstrated by industry and academia,” said Atif. He continued, “There is a consensus among all SAARC members that collaboration is truly the way forward not only for the region’s prosperity but also for creating a global impact.”

SAARC member countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which, as of 2015, control 3.8% of the global economy. IT industry is a rapidly growing sector for all of these countries, with Pakistan’s IT sector growing at the rate of 20% annually, while the much larger and mature Indian IT sector growing at the rate of 7% to 8%.

LMKT is amongst the pioneers of geographic information systems, integrated security management and big data services in Pakistan. The company specializes in smart cities, smart buildings, e-governance, clean technology and agri-tech solutions in its pursuit to supporting the country’s fast-growing economy and rapid urbanization.