ISLAMABAD: The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) here on Wednesday organised a seminar to apprise its students about emerging technologies that could help them to produce quality IT professionals, compatible with international standards.
The event was the part of the university’s regular activities aiming to bring about qualitative improvement in academic pursuits through the smart use of new technology.
Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dr Zia-Ul-Qayyum in his message on the occasion said, “The university is promoting digital transformation at every level to provide better services to the students. Such seminars help to understand evolving opportunities and challenges in the field of technology transformation”.
The seminar, he hoped will help the students to learn new emerging areas and enable them to meet the new challenges, finding out suitable opportunities in the business and industrial sector for a better future.
Eminent IT professional Barkan Saeed, a member of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on IT was the key-note speaker. He highlighted the worth and capacity of the new technologies.
He also enlightened the participants about some emerging areas of technology expertise including block-chain programming, AI bots, cyber security, business intelligence experts and cloud architects.
He identified new options and opportunities in the field of entrepreneurship. He hoped that the young generation will focus on sale and marketing for promoting their research-based products. He elaborated how to design new ideas for the next generation of IT market.