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Abacus Consulting sponsors Mobile Commerce Conference
LAHORE (PR): AbacusConsulting is proud to sponsor the 7th International Mobile Commerce Conference 2014 in collaboration with its technology partner SAP (NYSE: SAP) for the 4th consecutive year in a row. The conference offered vivid insights into the development of Mobile Financial Services in the region, ushering the country into a new era of mobile solutions.
During inaugural session, Carsten Kress, Senior Director Mobility, Strategic Industries for SAP gave a detailed presentation on the future of mobile money. He said that “It gives us immense pleasure to see how rapidly mobile banking has evolved in Pakistan. Mobile Commerce is helping the basic consumers in improving their lives by allowing them to avail financial solutions via their personal phones. The increasing popularity of mobile banking among the general public is a positive sign for the economic headway”.
Abbas Ali Khan, Partner AbacusConsulting, expressed his opinion about the bright prospects of this field. He stated that “ The brisk advancement of mobile and branchless banking has been phenomenal in Pakistan but much more is yet to come from the mobile financial sector and with the State Bank of Pakistan paving way for competition in this field, mobile commerce will evolve exponentially in Pakistan.  At AbacusConsulting, we aspire to promote mobile financial services and branchless banking interoperation in Pakistan and implementing branchless banking technology across the various countries of the world”.

MOL Group launches ‘Growww 2014’
Islamabad (PR):  MOL Group has launched 2014 version of ‘Growww’, a global award-winning graduate recruitment and development program.
This program provides young graduates a unique opportunity to start their career at an international company, gain work experience under professional guidance and prove themselves in a cross-cultural working environment.

UMT prof to present research papers at SEOUL ICM
LAHORE (PR): Dr Mohammad Showkat Rahim Chowdhury, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, has received travel grants from the organising committee  of  “Seoul International Congress of Mathematician, 2014”, which will be held in Seoul  from August 13, 2014 till August 21, 2014. Dr Chowdhury has already registered for SEOUL ICM 2014 and for one of the satellite conferences in Dongguk University in Korea to present his research papers.

Telenor starts deploying Biometric Verification System
KARACHI (PR): In line with its commitment to ensure higher accuracy of subscriber data, Telenor Pakistan has initiated the installation of BVS at its retail outlets in Karachi and Baluchistan. The successful deployment of Biometric Verification System (BVS) for activation of SIMs at all Telenor Pakistan’s Sales & Service Centers (S&SCs) and Franchises across Pakistan has already been completed. On 10th March 2014, the first BVS at a retail outlet was successfully installed in Karachi - making Telenor Pakistan the first operator which has deployed BVS at its retail outlets.
It is pertinent to note here that Telenor Pakistan has been selling SIMs through BVS at all of its S&SCs and Franchises in Karachi since December 01, 2013 and completed the installation of BVS for activation of SIMs across Pakistan at S&SCs and Franchises on December 19, 2013.

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