We have tried this ourselves in the past ... connecting with institutions and organizations and now want to scale it so that more organizations and more individuals can benefit.
The story is yet to begin...with you...
Meet the Team
Connector & Founder
Saad is a strong believer of “lifelong learning” and often find myself in classrooms and meeting new people in an effort to expand on my skills and faculties. He has a deep interest in Social Entrepreneurship, Data Science and Social Empowerment and likes to provide guidance as to how individuals can improve upon their career’s.
Edmonton Lead & Advisor
Been driving initiatives that can bring about a change at the grass root level. A PhD researcher and entrepreneur at heart - he is totally driven by bringing about change through small small measures.
Irfan’s philosophy of life revolves around three core values: kindness, honesty and perseverance. This along with his outgoing personality make him approachable and relatable on many levels of thought. Due to this, more often, you will find Irfan validating his ideologies through deep discussions with his peers and colleagues.
Irfan strongly believes that Pakistan’s socio-economic development can be accelerated by effectively nurturing its ever-growing youth. This vision resulted in further expansion of his firm, to include inTime Talent Enrichment (iTE).
He aspires to be a life coach for the youth, with focus on entrepreneurship, self-development, career counselling and corporate soft skill training's.
Taha is a Managing Partner, Blue Trading Systems, LLC. His speciality are Low latency electronic trading systems for capital markets, distributed systems
Technology & Co-Founder
Moazzam is a Techie at heart. Worked at some leading technology companies and has a deep empathy for the well being of the less fortunate. Moazzam extends his help and support in all things technology to drive a solution for the betterment of society.
Seattle Lead & Advisor
Affan is an engineering leader in the Azure IoT (Internet of Things) Platform group responsible for building and running multiple high scale Azure services related to IoT.
Prior to this, his professional experience has been around building and managing teams that build middleware, cloud platforms, high scale messaging services and tackling complex distributed systems challenges.
Areas of expertise:
Cloud, Azure, Distributed Systems, Databases, Application Platforms, Middleware
A Silicon Valley veteran and an ex-Apple engineer with 19 years of experience, Ali drives innovation around hardware acceleration, embedded systems and computer vision. Ali’s expertise in hardware include architecture, design, verification and implementation of video codec ASICs and power management for cell phone SOCs. Ali holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in EE from GIKI and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor respectively.
IQ is an Engineering Director for Autonomous Driving at Lyft. Prior to Lyft, he was heading Engineering and Data Science at Careem, the leading ride-hailing platform in the MENA region. The engineering team grew 2-3x annually under his leadership; this growth included starting a new R&D center in Berlin and growing it to over 80 engineers in just 18 months.
IQ started his post graduate career at VMware, where he worked on developing datacenter management solutions, eventually leading a multi-location team there. After that, he went to Facebook, and then to a cloud security startup, Illumio.
IQ went to Stanford for grad school, where he got a masters in Electrical Engineering, and a masters in Scientific Computing & Computational Math.
Marketing & Co-Founder
Michelle is the CEO of Kuch Khaas - The Centre for Arts, Culture and Dialogue. She has worked for over 20 years in education, social and development sectors, both locally and internationally. She has many creative and socially conscious projects to her credit and continues to promote the arts and education through carefully curated programmes. She would like to see the diversity and beauty of Pakistani culture promoted and celebrated!
Karachi Lead & Advisor
Omer is the COO - Software Services, EFT and Financial Middleware Solutions at Avanza Solutions.
An anxious Sales and Marketing professional eagerly willing to learn, and build business relationships, with over 13 years of diverse experience with Fortune 500 companies in Enterprise Solutions sales and marketing, channels and strategic alliances, territory planning, account planning, demand generation, operational management.
Zain is an IT industry veteran with over 20 years’ experience in Industry and Academia with practical management experience in team-building, virtual team management, conflict-resolution, in creating and maintaining agile organizations, and in managing operations.
With his blend of industrial and academic experience, Zain has been working to bring the engineering institutions and industry close by establishing effective industry academia links and boost the research culture in Pakistan.
Farrukh is the Principal Product Manager at Microsoft Azure.