Adnan Lawai of Folio 3 on “In the Line of Wire”

January 26, 2009 at 6:58 am 8 comments

adnan_lawai-on-itlwIn this second episode of “In the Line of Wire” my guest is Adnan Lawai, the Chief Executive Officer of Folio 3.

Adnan, has an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, has worked for 3 years as a Research Assistant in the MIT Media Lab, as an Engineer in General Instruments and as part of the technical team at SGI in the US, as well as VP and CTO of Clickmarks. He moved to Pakistan  to head up Folio 3 in 2005.

In his conversation with me, Adnan highlights some of the exciting new projects that Folio 3 is involved in – most of which are being developed by the team right here in Pakistan and at times in synergy with the Folio 3 offices in Bulgaria and in Silicon Valley.

It is so interesting to see that the kind of work being done in Pakistan is not low level outsourcing (although no doubt some of that is also happening) but cutting edge design and development work and that teams here are headed by highly qualified, well trained professionals like Adnan Lawai who are passing on that professionalism and those standards and ethics to the young people who they work with. Stand aside all cynics. Make way for more of these stories to come to the fore in future episodes of “In the Line of Wire”.

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  • 2. Ali  |  January 26, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Great to hear such stories, Jehan. I am myself part of this industry and am so glad together *WE* are doing such cutting-edge design and development work.

  • 3. Sanam  |  January 26, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Wow! feeling great to be part of his team

  • 4. Mehdi Hussain  |  January 26, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Nice, Jehan, it looks like you are targeting my bosses. First Faraz and now Adnan. Both are awesome to work with.

  • 5. Rakesh  |  January 27, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Inspiring story Jehan. Love your optimism lady!

  • 6. Mudassar Ijaz  |  January 28, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Hi Jehan,

    Nice episodes keep it up.

    Still waiting for Video cast of LUMS Andriod gathering done by Badar Khushnood I guess. Can You please upload it? I missed that 😦


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  • 8. The Khan  |  September 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Best CEO to work with. He is a down to earth person. I bet there would be no other person as nice as him in the whole IT industry. This attitude of his has made Folio3 a success. This is why he has a team of real professionals working with him with all there might. Keep it up Adnan.


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