VMware, US Consulate General host tech leaders

KARACHI (PR): More than thirty technology leaders gathered at the inaugural Digital Transformation event hosted by VMware Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, and the US Consulate General Karachi for an evening of awards and networking. Leaders from the IT, manufacturing and financial industry, including National Bank of Pakistan, United Bank Limited, and Jubilee Life Insurance, discussed the importance of digital transformation in today’s business environment and how technology is reshaping their business.

Delivering the keynote speech at the event, Adrian Hia, General Manager, Nascent Markets & Vietnam, VMware stressed that IT is increasingly becoming the driving force in businesses globally as they respond to digital disruption and consumer trends. The rise of internet users in emerging markets, such as Pakistan, is driving the need for traditional businesses to redefine their customer experience quickly or lose out in an increasingly competitive landscape. 

The event concluded with an awards ceremony to celebrate accomplishments in 2017 and inspire digital leaders to continue accelerating digital transformation in their businesses.

Award winners include International Textile Limited, Karachi Electric, Meezan Bank, National Telecommunication Corporation and United Bank Limited.

Qarshi partners with ExD to implement SAP

LAHORE (PR): Qarshi, leader in natural medicine and healthy consumer products, has chose ExD, a platinum partner of SAP to implement SAP S4/HANA for the automation of its financials, supply chain, manufacturing and human capital processes. The contract signing ceremony was held at the Qarshi office and was attended by Sajjad Syed, CEO ExD, and Iqbal Ahmed Qarshi, chairman Qarshi Group.

As per the agreement, ExD will implement SAP at multiple entities of the Qarshi Group including Qarshi Industries, Qarshi Research International, Qarshi Brands SMC (Pvt) Ltd, with plans to further roll out across all major business domains of the group.

The event was titled 'Moving to the Next Orbit' symbolizing the beginning of a new era of technology, automation and optimization for one of the most prestigious brands in the country. The project is expected to be completed in 10 months.

McDonald’s, Peshawar Zalmi collaborate

LAHORE (PR): McDonald’s Pakistan and Peshawar Zalmi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Lahore recently. Coming together of these two popular brands will create exciting opportunities for the cricket fans to enjoy the game they are most passionate about.

At the signing ceremony, McDonald’s Pakistan was represented by Jamil Mughal, Chief Marketing Officer, while Peshawar Zalmi was represented by Javed Afridi, owner of the team. Raza Ali, Director Marketing McDonald’s, was also present on the occasion.

McDonald’s is a major sponsor of the team and their logo will appear on the players’ kit. McDonald’s also announced the launch of a special meal named after the team, the Zalmi Meal. The players were thrilled at the gesture as the royalty from this meal will go to the Zalmi Foundation, a philanthropic initiative to shape up the lives of underprivileged children in society.

BASF joins World Plastics Council

LAHORE (PR): BASF has joined the World Plastics Council (WPC), a global organisation of key leaders in the plastics industry. The WPC promotes industry topics of global relevance like the responsible use of plastics, efficient waste management and solutions to marine littering.

“Doing business in a sustainable manner is an integral part of BASF’s strategy and has been a central inspiration already since its foundation. For example, using by-products of one plant as raw materials for another does limit waste generation and increase efficiency. This Verbund principle is part of BASF’s identity,” explained Raimar Jahn, President Performance Materials, BASF. “Additionally, we are involved in initiatives addressing global challenges and engaging entire value chains such as Operation Clean Sweep®. We implement this international program designed to retain plastic pellets from getting lost in the environment,” said Jahn, representing BASF at the WPC’s 2017 General Assembly in Dubai. “Joining the WPC is a way to be further involved in creating a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone.”

 NAFA Launches NICPP-I

 KARACHI (PR): NBP Fullerton Asset Management Limited (NAFA Funds) has announced the launch of NAFA Islamic Capital Preservation Plan – I with the objective of earning Halal profits for investors’ along with the security of their initial investment amount. NAFA is a subsidiary of National Bank of Pakistan, and is presently managing over 10,000 crore rupees of investors’ money.