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In recognition for having spent his entire career in promoting IT in Pakistan, Chief Executive Officer Interactive Group, Mr. Shahid Mahmud was awarded the 12th Teradata National IT Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award 2014 on Sunday, May 18th at Serena Hotel, Islamabad.
Teradata National IT Excellence Awards are the most prestigious IT awards in Pakistan since their launch in 2000. These awards have now become an integral part of the IT industry recognizing various professionals associated in the field of Information Technology (IT) – be it software developers, researchers, electronic and print media journalists, university students, exporters, educationalists, pioneers in the disciplines of IT and life time achievers. The recognized individuals are awarded certificates and IT Awards in appreciation of the work carried out in their respective categories.
The chief guests, Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, and Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) presented the awards, including the lifetime achievement award at a grand ceremony where Mr. Mahmud's achievements were highlighted in front of a gathering of dignitaries and press.
CEO Interactive Group, Shahid Mahmud, holds more than 30 years of professional experience in the field of IT & communications. He is a Member of Corporate Advisory Council (CAC), the National University of Science and Technology for IT and Telecom. He has been the founder director of Paktel, Indus Vision, Pak Globalstar (Pvt) Limited, SHOA (Pvt) Limited, and Shaheen Pay TV (Pvt) Limited. He has also served on various federal committees of the Government of Pakistan addressing the formulation and implementation of the national telecom and IT policies, including the eighth and ninth five-year plans.
In 2001, he was selected to take part in the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship program on leadership, in the United States of America. He is also active in several philanthropic activities, working with youth-oriented and community service projects such as Buraq Planetary Society, TRUCE and Formula NUST Racing.
Interactive Group actively participated in the 1st MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE ON TELEMEDICINE & mHEALTH as a GOLD SPONSOR which was held at Hotel Novotel Al Bustan on 15th April, 2014. It was themed "A Paradigm Shift in Healthcare".
As a leading technology expert in the region, CEO Interactive Group Shahid Mahmud presented his vision for solving the most pressing issue of healthcare for a developing country like Pakistan. Interactive Group is redefining the way healthcare is delivered through innovations in ICT with a roadmap for its implementation to optimize the 'de facto' ineffective and highly costly conventional healthcare infrastructure. TibiTech Telemedicine solutions with O3b's super-fast satellite broadband connectivity can provide boundless mileage to healthcare ecosystem, connecting remote locations with specialized health facilities.
In the concurrent exhibition, Interactive Group arranged Live HMS and Telemedicine demos for the event participants with its wide range of healthcare products and solutions. Interactive Group Hospital Management System is fully functional with Telemedicine applications in more than 50 hospital networks across Pakistan.
The International Conference was orated by more than 20 erudite speakers from around the Globe that participated in the relevant panel discussions for creating awareness in medical practitioners, regulatory personnel, hospital managers & IT professionals on how technology is being used effectively in healthcare industry. The conference was endorsed by the International Society for eHealth and Telemedicine (ISfTeH).
Islamabad, April 4, 2014: Engineering Students of Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC) showcased the Formula NUST Car, an Interactive Group (IAC) Sponsored project at a ceremony at School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, NUST on 4th April 2014. The event highlighted the background of Formula NUST Racing team (FNR) and the significance of being the only team from Pakistan that has ever qualified for the world's most distinguished student motorsport competition that takes place every July in Silver Stone, UK.
CEO Interactive Group Shahid Mahmud addressed the students on the occasion being the chief patron of the Formula Student initiative and Interactive Group as a diamond sponsor of FNR project. As mentor of the young FNR team Shahid Mahmud motivated the students towards innovative excellence. He praised the hard work of the FNR Team and wished them success in the upcoming Formula Student Competition 2014 in Silverstone, UK.
2013 was a landmark year for the FNR team whereby it managed to secure 86th position out of 134 teams from 32 countries, which was indeed an astonishing improvement since previous year. Interactive Group is proud to have vitalized such a landmark student project. Interactive group is again one of the main sponsors of the FNR team for Formula Student Competition 2014.
The showcase event at NUST also included an insight into the 2 years of FNR and display of 2013�s Car. Federal Secretary for the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), Mr. Kamran Ali Qureshi was also present at the event. Commodore Zahid Iqbal SI (M), Commandant Pakistan Navy Engineering College presented the project brief. Jahangir khan, the legendary squash player also spoke about the ways to achieve the excellence in any field while reflecting on his own experiences.
March 11, 2014: Oracle organized an Oracle Day 2014 in Karachi with Interactive Group and two other as main sponsors of the event. A daylong event which instigated with keynote presentation on what new technologies like Cloud is shaking up the way companies operate and innovate. Oracle Day event offered discussions focused on real-world challenges many organizations face in adapting new technologies whilst still maintaining existing IT infrastructures.
The interactive event featured learning sessions on new oracle product announcements in different sessions that highlighted Oracle database engineering for Cloud and big data, MIS applications in a Cloud, Oracle servers, and Oracle application engineered storage solutions and the value an organization has of being an Oracle customer services for IT assurances. Oracle executives focused their talks on where the future of technology is headed and how businesses can leverage from these trends. The event came as an opportunity for businesses and IT experts to converge and connect with each other and reflect on how technology can fuel new business models and opportunities.
An exhibition hall was setup for sponsors where Interactive group highlighted its vision of HOPE for the society and businesses with focus on healthcare, the foremost pressing issue that is facing the society. The exhibition outlet of Interactive Group show cased its premiere healthcare solutions and services including the revolutionary Telemedicine van for providing remote health facility.
Lahore, January 17, 2014: Over the last two years, worldwide, cloud storage has increased by 90 percent across enterprises, completely transforming the business ecosystem. To address the security challenges associated with a cloud-based environment, CSO Pakistan organized a discussion on emerging security patterns and best practices.
This CSO session is second of four quarterly sessions of 2014. This particular session was focused on Cloud Anxiety for the Enterprise: Is Data Secure? And discussed broad strategies on how to minimize the impact of a cloud breach.
Interactive Group was among the sponsors of CSO discussion session. CIO's, CTO's and CISO's from health, banking, textile, manufacturing and government sectors attended the session.
CSO looks into emerging security issues related to Pakistani businesses and their solutions. It provides security chiefs with in-depth information about security challenges and trends in the global security market.
The 10th Buraq space camp was held here on Monday. Professor Dr. Atta ur Rehman was among the many dignitaries who attended the function. Afnan Arshad from Islamabad, Adil Belgaumi from Karachi, Mubeen Tariq and Bilal Shafi from Lahore shared the first prize of 8 lac rupees.
Buraq Planetary Society, formed in 1993, is the oldest and only registered society exclusively working to spread awareness and understanding of the significance of space sciences within the youth of Pakistan. The society is headed by Mr. Shahid Mahmud and is a corporate social responsibility project of the Interactive Group.
The camp and prizes are fully sponsored by the Buraq Planetary Society. The selected students are not required to pay any fees or cost to attend the camp. Similar to previous camps, the latest camp brings forty of the smartest students in the fourteen to sixteen age group from across Pakistan to Islamabad to be exposed to some of the brightest minds in physics, strategy and space sciences in the region. The students spent 11 days at Buraq Camp.
As part of our expansion plans, we are proud to announce that Interactive Group Karachi office has been relocated to a new location in Baharia complex IV, Karachi. Our new office vicinity would allow us to add more value in services to all our customers.
The new office address is;
Ground floor, Bahria Complex IV
Chaudhary khaliq-uz-zaman Road,
Close to Punjab Chorangi, Gizri,
Should you have any questions on the relocation, please feel free to contact us. Interactive offers 24/7 HelpDesk Service manned by staff who provide professional care services
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HL7 short for Health Level Seven provides standards for healthcare informatics interoperability that can improve care delivery, optimize hospital workflow, reduce ambiguity and enhance knowledge transfer among all of stakeholders, including healthcare providers, government agencies, the vendors, SDOs and patients. "Health Level Seven" refers to the seventh level of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) seven-layer communications model for Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) at the application level.
TibiTech is a division of the Interactive Group of companies, a compliant organizational member of HL7 Standards Pakistan chapter, an affiliate of HL7 International. Health Level Seven International (HL7) is the global authority on standards for interoperability of health information technology with members in over 55 countries. It is dedicated to provide a comprehensive framework & related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, & retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice, management, delivery & evaluation of health services.
TibiTech compliance with HL7 gives the web solution development team the access to HL7 International standards specifications for designing and development of products and services for Healthcare service processes delivery. Moreover, with HL7 certification TibiTech owns the rights to distribute excerpts of the standard to its clients in terms of technical documentation, proposals or to create customized implementation guidelines.
Interactive Group's technology partner Juniper networks organized an educational training program for all their partners on Juniper QFabric systems at one of their authorized education center, Spectrum Training, Knowledge Village, Dubai.
Four Networks professionals from IAC completed the trainings of Juniper Configuring and Monitoring QFabric Systems (CMQS) and Troubleshooting QFabric Systems (TQS). The certified professionals those successfully completed the course are Senior Manger Networks Salman Anayat Mirza, Team lead Networks Khurrum Razzaq, Team lead networks security Arsalan Nawaz and Hamza Burney Network Design Engineer.
The eHealth Association of Pakistan held 4th International Health Conference on 22nd and 23rd November 2013 in Karachi. The conference and event was organized in collaboration with The Aman Foundation Pakistan where Interactive Group was one of the sponsors. The conference was held to generate awareness for the "Potential of Mobile Health (mHealth) in developing countries". Shahid Mahmud, CEO, Interactive Group, presented his vision for eHealth in Pakistan, its futuristic advantages as an early warning system and a roadmap for its implementation.
Around 300 international and national delegates, including health students, IT experts, health providers, policy makers, delegates from World Health Organization and other stakeholders were invited to attend the conference. The keynote orations reflected on ways to collaborate for improving health of the population. The international conference has identified opportunities, gaps and brought new prospects for use of Mobile Health in Pakistan.
Interactive Group was invited to the business delegation convention which was named "Pakistan Days" in Berlin and Munich on 30th and 31st October, 2013. The delegation consisted of 80 representatives of more than 60 Pakistani companies from various sectors and government officials including Chief Minister Punjab Mr. Mian Shahbaz Sharif. More than 300 participants from both Pakistan and Germany sat together to discuss on deepening business-to-business relations between the two countries. The discussions focused on the search for new markets and fresh opportunities for investors and businesses in the two countries.
As a leading ICT solutions provider in the country, Interactive Group ensured active participation with the presence of Mr. Usman Yousuf, Director Business development and Mr. Miqdad Ali Nasser, Head of Sales - MIddle East & Africa, Interactive. While expressing his utmost gratitude, he said "The Pakistan days Berlin and Munich events created a wonderful opportunity for businessmen and government officials to interact and create bridges in a conducive business-friendly environment. The panel discussions were very insightful and highlighted real challenges and opportunities. Overall the event was well organised and executed."
As one of the leading ICT solution providers in Pakistan, Interactive group was invited to have its delegates address at the 13th ITCN Asia International Exhibition & Conferences held on 8-10th October, 2013 at Karachi expo centre.
Shaikh Adil Gul, Technical Director of Interactive Group - having over 30 years' of experience in Information Technology, also known as the pioneer of computer networking in Pakistan presented on 'Cloud Computing' at the 3rd Cloud Pakistan Summit. His speech was to emphasise on the latest innovations in cloud security, focusing on the current implementation strategies, security issues and the future of cloud computing in the country. He highlighted different data security solutions which can be approached for cloud computing in the country i.e. Encryption and Tokenization.
Interactive Group has a tradition of spending considerable amount of time and resources on helping employees enhance and upgrade their skill set. It is also believed to maintain the culture of sharing the learned concepts with other resources at the workplace.
Recently, Mr. Shehzad Hamid and Mr. Rana Jazib Masood from Datacenter team attended two training courses namely Certified Data Centre Professional (CDCP) and Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS) followed by an examination at EPI, Karachi. Standing out prominently among certified professionals, Rana Jazib scored 95% in the exam, highest score achieved all across Pakistan which became a moment of pride for the entire team.
These trainings are primarily for those IT and networking professionals who are working on the key components of managing the entire lifecycle of datacentre design and implementation. With the certifications, they can ensure and improve the high-availability and agile management of the Data Centresalong with having expertise on setting up maintenance standards, raised floor, suspended ceiling, power, cooling, fire protection, cable management, environment specifications and data centre efficiency. Embarking on the tradition of sharing the learned knowledge, the two certified professionals then conducted an in-house training replicating the training sessions that they had endured at EPI, which also was followed by an examination.
Interactive Group organized an IBM business conference for its customers in Serena Hotel, Islamabad on 2nd Oct 2013. Objective of the conference was to introduce the IBM PureSystems and PowerSystems product family and how IBM and Interactive Group's integrated solutions can help organizations reduce infrastructure costs, simplified experience and optimized performance.
The conference was initiated by Mr. Malik Shoaib Naseer, PureFlex Technical Specialist, IBM who briefed over the IBM PureSystems and its business benefits. This session was followed by briefing on Interactive Group's datacenter solutions conducted by Mr. Rana Jazib Masood, Datacenter Specialist, Interactive Group.
Later on Mr. Adeel Akram, Pre-sales Lead, Interactive group spoke about the IBM PowerSystems key advantages and Mr. Abid Hussain Darugar, Manager Integrated Security & AV Solutions, Interactive Group took the audience through the security & surveillance solution being the basic need for any organization. There was also a demonstration area setup for the customers to experience the in-house development of off-the-shelf health care products designed and integrated by Interactive Group's product team. Displayed devices included different models of biometric CNIC Smart Reader, a device used for capturing and storing customer database and PONITOR (Physiological Monitor) used to measure patient's vitals and send them through any available wired/wireless connectivity medium to remote hospitals.
Interactive Group celebrated its 29th anniversary last September, a significant milestone was achieved in bringing betterment in the lives of millions of people by bringing cutting edge technologies. Interactive celebrated its success on a luncheon with employees in all its offices. It was followed by a cake cutting ceremony by CEO and Co-CEO, Mr and Mrs Shahid Mahmud thereafter they shared their memories of the long journey with Interactive and its vision for the future with fellow employees.
On this auspicious occasion, they proudly presented the Mangla view resort exclusively for the employees to spend a lavish time off from work for a weekend with their families and friends.
The scenic Mangla View Resort is located on the banks of Mangla Dam, a place where all four seasons can be relished. The resort is aesthetically renovated with luxurious interior and fine furnishing handpicked by the Co-CEO. It hosts a recreational lush green lawn for kids play and boating facility. Employees of all levels may utilize the facility and cherish the moments with their loved ones.
Applications division of Interactive Group has been appraised at CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) Level 3 performed by Mr. Farhan Mirza- Lead Appraiser. CMMI is a process improvement model which provides the essential elements to manage projects effectively which improves the overall work performance of the organization.
An appraisal at Maturity Level 3 indicates that the organization is performing at a "defined" level. At this level, processes are well illustrated and understood, having described standards, procedures, tools, and methodologies. This indicates that the organization's set of standard processes, which are the basis for maturity level 3, are well established and improved over time.
Hague, October 2013: Taking the strategic partnership to next level, management team of Interactive Group and O3B Networks met at the Headquarters of O3B Networks based in Hague, Netherlands in October 2013. The meeting was arranged to set grounds for both the partners to collaborate and discuss future milestones for revolutionizing broadband connectivity in Pakistan. They also discussed the matters related to existing opportunities and challenges prevailing in the Pakistani market along with the future steps to be taken to successfully deploy the solution across Pakistan, by first quarter 2014.
From Interactive Group, Mr. Shahid Mahmud, CEO; Mr. Usman Yousuf, Director Business Development; Mr. Nadeem Safdar, Country Manager O3B Networks Pakistan; and Mr. Miqdad Nasser, Head of Sales - Middle East & Africa met with O3B Networks team which comprised of Mr. Steve Collar, CEO; Mr. John Finney, CCO; Mr. David Price, VP Sales Engineering; Mr. Vicki Warker, VP Marketing; and Mr. Imran Malik, VP Asia Pacific and Middle East.
Promoting the idea of innovation in youth as a diamond sponsor, Interactive Group is leading another landmark Corporate Social Responsibility venture in Pakistan.
Silverstone: Interactive sponsored the development of Formula NUST Student (FS) Car No. 68, an innovation which is receiving international acknowledgement. For two years on, FS Car No. 68 and its team has consecutively represented Pakistan in annual Formula Student Competitions which was held in Silverstone, UK this year.
Formula Student is the leading European competition for undergraduates who want hands on experience in an innovative racing team. Formula Student is the world's most established educational motorsport competition organized annually by Institution of Mechanical Engineering. Universities from across the globe participate in the event. The competition basically seeks to challenge university students to conceive, design, build, present and compete as a team with a small single-seat racing car in a series of static and dynamic competitions.
Interactive Group supported the Formula Student Car project as a sole diamond sponsor, with a vision to promote in youth the idea of achieving excellence through innovation. This year among 149 teams, only 90 teams managed to qualify for FS2013 at Silverstone competition out of which the only team that qualified from Pakistan was Formula Student Car No. 68. Over two years back, the moment of national pride came for Pakistan Navy Engineering College i.ee PNEC Johar, a Constituent College of National University of Science and Technology (NUST) became the only educational institution in Pakistan qualified for the competition to develop and exhibit Formula Student Car internationally.
The performance of the car has improved since last year. Formula NUST team leading the innovative project, is determined to bring more improvements next year. Pat Clarke who is a retired bike and kart racer and author of Pat’s Corner on the FSG website recognized the green team with these words undersigned by him, "Congratulations Team. A vast improvement! :)". Pat’s first FSAE event was in 1994, and he has been a design judge at Formula Student since 2000.
O3b Networks, a Global player in the Satellite Communications Technology successfully launched its first four satellites on June 25th from a space station in Kourou, French Guiana. Mr. Shahid Mahmud, CEO Interactive Group traveled to Korou to witness the launch.
O3b stands for “Other 3 Billion”, and is aimed at the other 3 billion humans on planet earth who do not have regular access to the internet. Interactive E Solutions, JLT (an Interactive Group Company) is O3b’s Exclusive Partner for Pakistan and will launch O3b services for customers across Pakistan in the coming weeks.
Interactive Convergence Pvt Ltd, one of IBM Pakistan's Premier Business Partner received an award in the category of "Best Competitive Business Partner for 2012" at the IBM Business Partner Executive Conference held in Dubai on May 28, 2013
Focused on helping Business Partners differentiate and grow their business, the conference provided a platform to recognize Top Business Partners from the region for their contribution to growth in Middle East & Pakistan region.
Creating a networking opportunity, the conference discussed how partners can provide compelling offerings to help their clients build smarter businesses; educated partners on IBM Pure Systems strategy, IBM's Mobile First Solution & IBM’s latest market developments and world leading solutions & technologies.
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