The Digital Youth Summit (DYS), Pakistan’s longest running tech conference, is scheduled to take place in Peshawar from the 27th to 28th of April 2018.
Now in its fourth edition, DYS brings together members of the academia, civil society, government bodies & functionaries, investors, entrepreneurs, tech enthusiasts, students, and others looking to make their mark on Pakistan’s digital ecosystem. It’s jointly organised by the World Bank and the KP IT Board.
DYS 2018 features a refreshed lineup of speakers with notable luminaries such as Jamal Khan (CEO Arpatech), Muneeb Maayr (CEO Bykea), Rabeel Warraich (CEO Sarmayacar), Asra Nadeem (Program Manager Draper University), and Aurelie Salvaire (Founder Shiftbalance). Panel discussions will revolve around topics like whether Pakistan can ever witness the emergence of a tech unicorn and what needs to be done to promote universal internet access.
Like last year, there are a number of side sessions and workshops for practical tips and training in areas like Android development, Blockchain, Ecommerce, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.
Imran Khan will address the audience on the first day of the summit and outline his vision for the future of the province in line with a multi-pronged strategy: Digital Access, Digital Governance, Digital Economy, and Digital Skills.
The KP IT Board will also provide updates on programs initiated under the Digital KP banner, which were first announced at DYS 2017.
The full schedule of talks and workshops can be viewed here.
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