Salesforce Has Arrived! A Week of Collaboration, Learning, and Strategic Partnerships at AshreiTech

Salesforce Has Arrived! A Week of Collaboration, Learning, and Strategic Partnerships at AshreiTech

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December 6, 2023

A historic week unfolded in Pakistan as Salesforce, a global technology giant, set foot in the country for the first time. The week-long visit included a series of events, showcasing the company's commitment to fostering collaboration, education, and strategic partnerships in the region. The distinguished delegation from Salesforce, included Akkasha Sultan (Country Manager/AVP ASEAN, Tableau), Bernard Solomon (Regional VP, Salesforce), TC Gan (VP Solution Engineering, Tableau), Huzefa Bandukwala (Senior Manager, Solution Engineering, Salesforce), Farhan Ibrahim (Head of Sales, Pakistan & RoAsia - Tableau at Salesforce), and Aon Ali Siddiqui (Country Lead - Pakistan & RoASIA Market, Salesforce).

Event 1: Nurturing Future Talents at AshreiTech Academy @ NASTP

On December 6, the Salesforce delegation interacted with the first cohort of students at AshreiTech Academy, all enrolled in the premier Salesforce training currently taking place at the Academy. With over 60 students enrolled in the program, the engagement aimed to inspire and empower the next generation of tech professionals. The moment was truly precious as expat Pakistanis, now holding key positions at Salesforce, globally, returned to their roots, completing a circle by sharing their inspiring stories on home ground.

Event 2: Business Community Leaders Get Together

The same evening witnessed a prestigious event at a private club in Karachi, bringing together influential leaders from the business community. Chief guests included AVM Khalid Mahmood, Air Officer Commanding Southern Air Command, alongside the leadership of Salesforce, AshreiTech, NASTP, Integration Xperts, Rewterz and Avanza Group for an evening of solid networking and collaboration.

Event 3: TechForming Pakistan - C-Suite Leadership Summit

December 7, 2023 - A pinnacle of the visit was the exclusive C-Suite Leadership Summit, TechForming Pakistan," powered by Salesforce and Tableau. Hosted by Integration Xperts and AshreiTech, the event facilitated interactions with CIOs and C-suite executives, fostering discussions on technology, innovation, and leadership. The event took a deep dive into Salesforce and Tableau technologies, with technical sessions for the IT leadership and innovative solutions showcased to the local Pakistani audience. Integration Xperts is one of the exclusive technology partners for Salesforce in Pakistan.

Event 4: Bridging Academia and Industry: Unlocking the Power of Collaboration

December 8, 2023 - Salesforce's commitment to supporting academia in Pakistan was evident in the event focused on bridging the gap between industry and academia. Leading figures from academia and Heads of Departments (HODs) of top IT schools participated.

After an introduction of AshreiTech led by Director Academy Sana Shah, the guests were given a thorough industry roundup from each domain. These were led by technology experts including Waqas Mirza - CEO Avanza Innovations who showcased Web3, AI and Blockchain, Faiz Shuja - Chairman Rewterz who presented on Cybersecurity, Umair Azam Founder & CEO Integration Xperts who led the session on Crossover of Resources, followed by TC Gan VP, Solution Engineering at Salesforce, who is determined on providing Salesforce resources and expertise to the academia, faculty and students. The session concluded with a thoughtful note and a commitment on bridging the industry-academia divide, from Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Arif, Director @ NASTP.

Throughout the week, Salesforce, landmark visit to Pakistan demonstrated the companys unwavering commitment to cultivating a thriving ecosystem in the region. The diverse range of events served as a testament to Salesforce's dedication to education, collaboration, and the establishment of enduring partnerships. From engaging with students at AshreiTech Academy @ NASTP, to hosting a dynamic summit for C-suite leaders, each event showcased Salesforce's holistic approach to contributing to Pakistan's technology ecosystem.

The collaboration with AshreiTech Academy @ NASTP, where students received firsthand insights from the Salesforce delegation, reflects a mutual commitment to nurturing the next generation of tech professionals.

As the first of many visits, this week-long engagement marks a significant milestone in Salesforces engagement with Pakistan. The positive impact on students, the business community, and academia serves as a foundation for future initiatives. AshreiTech takes pride in being a part of this transformative journey and eagerly looks forward to continued collaboration and growth with Salesforce, on the horizon.