In conversation with Owais Anjum on ITLoW
I first met Owais Anjum in Islamabad at an SI session. His ideas, his power to analyze and sift through multiple issues impressed me. We talked about some initiatives that we could start in Islamabad. He was passionate about wanting to instil knowledge and help to further build the industry. I liked him right away, and I have not been disappointed. Although we are still on the brink of doing only some of the things we talked about, I have involved him in a workshop or two and he has always come out strong and dedicated.
Owais Anjum is Managing Director of Numetrics’ offshore operations in Pakistan, a Cupertino based company, which is a leading provider of enterprise software and services for product development lifecycle management (LCM) in the electronics industry. He was instrumental in bringing and setting up Numetrics’ offshore operations to Pakistan two years ago and is dedicated to making it a success story. Prior to this, Owais worked in the Silicon Valley for 6 years, 3 of which were with Numetrics as Software Development Manager. Earlier, he worked with CresSoft and later with KAPS Computing, both based in Lahore.
Owais has also been working very actively with OPEN Silicon Valley and stays very involved with charitable work through Hidaya Foundation’s operations both in the US and Pakistan. He holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from GIK Institute, and an MBA from San Jose State University, California.
In this episode of In the Line of Wire, Owais talks about the Numetrics’ Pakistan experience. He believes that computer science has got a good future for young people in this country. He believes that we need to convince parents and youngsters of this fact when kids are still at high school. He also says that parents should not insist that their kids pursue professions about which they are not passionate, and for which they have no innate talent, because they will never to able to achieve their full potential unless they love what they do and have a talent for it. Right on Owais!
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