Don’t miss the Mobile Apps & Gaming session on May 9, 2010
The Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) and the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) are jointly organizing an interactive discussion on “The World of Mobile Apps & Gaming” on May 9, 2010 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Expo Center in Karachi as part of the Connect IT activities. CIO Pakistan is the Online Technology Partner for the event.
Less than two years ago, Apple developed a lucrative revenue stream when it set up its App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch (and now iPad) applications. More than 3 billion apps have been downloaded during thus far. It is not surprising therefore that Google, Blackberry and Nokia soon set up their own app stores. With the launch of the Windows KIN it is entirely possible that Microsoft may also follow suit (thanks to Munir Usman for pointing out that Microsoft has already unveiled Windows Phone 7 and its Marketplace few months ago. Development tools for Windows Phone 7 has already been released at http://developer.windowsphone.com/windows-phone-7-series/).
Developers from all around the world have capitalized on this opportunity to market their products to an international audience – and Pakistani developers have not lagged behind. Young companies have launched games, applications and utilities on all these app stores thus generating revenues for themselves and for the country.
The purpose of this interactive session Mobile Applications session on May 9 is to:
- Discuss the the new opportunities that are emerging due to the mobile phenomena and its convergence with the internet
- To see if Pakistan is taking advantage of this mobile revolution
- To find out if there money to be made.
- To Showcase local companies that are developing mobile applications for the world market
- To discuss where the industry is headed. How can entrepreneurs and developers take advantage?
- Tips and tricks on how to develop a Mobile Application or a Mobile game
The following prominent speakers from Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad will be sharing their stories at the session:
Imran Zia, Managing Director, PSEB
Adnan Lawai, CEO, Folio 3
Murad Akhter, CEO, Tintash
Fakhir Jamil, CEO, Converge
Shehryar Hydri, CEO, Trango Interactive
Umair Javed, CEO, TkXel
Khurram Samad, CEO, GeniTeam
Babar Ahmed, CEO, Mindstorm Studios
I will of course play the important role of moderator :-). Although there is no registration fee, if you wish to attend the session, kindly register by sending an email to Secretariat@pasha.org.pk with a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org