CONTACT INFO

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Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore

P (92) 42 35880062

Abbas Akhtar
Faculty - Computer Science
MS - John Hopkins University, USA
RESEARCH INTERESTS

ICT for Development, Entrepreneurship and the Microeconomics of Technology and Technology Adoption

biography

Abbas Akhtar completed his Bachelors from San Jose State University and his Masters from Johns Hopkins University. Abbas has previously worked for 2 years as a software engineer at Apple Computer in Cupertino, working on the consumer desktops team. After that, Abbas worked at Google in Mountain View, CA for 4 years working on a range of teams including Google Desktop, Google Toolbar and Gmail. Abbas has been involved in several startups and is also the Founder and CEO of Vidpk.com which is Pakistan’s premier entertainment portal. Abbas was also an Acumen Fund Global Fellow for 2013. His research interests are diverse ranging from ICT for development, entrepreneurship and the microeconomics of technology and technology adoption.

2012- present: Global Fellow of The Acumen Fund
2011- present: Financial Inclusion Assistant at UNDP - Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme
2007- present: Founder, CEO and CTO of Vidpk.com; Pakistan's biggest and premier video sharing website