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November 15, 2017

All arrangements have been finalized for opening the 9th International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) Pakistan 2017 under the auspices of Information Technology University (ITU), the Punjab at Lahore on Thursday November 16, 2017. This four day moot is scheduled from 16th to 19th November. The ICTD is a research conference, which explores the role of information and communication technologies (ICT) in global development.

The first day activities include three open sessions on, “Co Design for Accessibility”, “Digital Financial Services” and “Community Wireless”. Dr. Umar Saif, founding Vice Chancellor of ITU, Chairman PITB and Advisor to the CM Punjab will be General Chair of this international conference, while Program Committee Chairs include Dr. Richard Anderson, Professor at University of Washington, and Dr. Carleen Maitland, Professor at Penn State University.

The Information Technology University (ITU) and the Punjab IT Board (PITB) have been pioneers in developing, testing and scaling up ICT applications in areas of healthcare, education, agriculture, livestock, and governance. The last decade proved very significant in terms of progress for the IT industry in Pakistan. With the opening of incubators, accelerators and angel funding networks, there has been an exponential growth in tech startups coming out of Pakistan and raising venture funding from abroad.


Program Details for Media Teams for coverage/ reporting purpose:

 ICTD 2107 Schedule- Day 1                               

 Thursday, November 16, 2017 at AVARI Hotel, Lahore

08:00 am to 09:00 am Desk Registration 09:00 am to 01:00 pm

 Open Sessions

Open Session 1: Co-Design for Accessibility By Mustafa Naseem (ATLAS), Suleman Shahid (LUMS), Khansa Maria (Georgetown), Sohail Ahmed (GCU))

Open Session 2: Digital Financial Services By Richard Anderson (UW), Lubna Razaq (ITU), Jennifer Webster (UW)

Open Session 3: Community Wireless By Senka Hadzic (UCT), Kashif Ali (Facebook), Kurtis Heimerl (UW), Shaddi Hasan (Facebook), David Johnson (CSIR Meraka), Amreesh Phokeer (Afrinic), Melissa Densmore (UCT)


 02:00 pm to 03:30 pm

Open Sessions

Open Session 4: Securing Data in ICT Systems: Human-Centered and Technical Perspec- tives By Bilal Naqvi, Max Krüger, Ahmed Seffah

Open Session 5: Co-Design for Accessibility (continued)

Open Session 6: Community Wireless (continued)

Coffee Break    

04:00 pm to 04:55 pm

Open Sessions

Open Session 7: Co-Design for Accessibility (continued)

Open Session 8: Community Wireless (continued