About Green & White
Green & White was started by Osama A. with the vision of becoming the one-stop place for industry news, analysis and insight. Today we are moving fast towards achieving that goal.
This is a journal about the industry, run by industry members and contributors from all levels.
Our Authors and guest writers are all volunteers from specific companies.
Imagine a place where everyone from Executive Leaders, Managers, Employees, Interns and Students met frequently and discussed challenges that the industry faces in the path to progress.
This place is impossible to build in real-life, but online we can easily build a Virtual Panel Discussion for the entire industry!
Why would we need one when Pakistan’s economy has gone many leaps and bounds in the past years? Simply because with each wave of old-school thinking is replaced by cutting edge business practices, new challenges arise as a result. The industry faces significant shortages of valuable trained employees, and that is not a demand-side issue. Even for average people, wages are going up simply because there are no alternatives within the country, and because of this mid-sized companies are considering sourcing their Engineering and Technology resources from outside the country.
These and other industry specific challenges are stopping the Pakistani industry from making a large mark in the international markets.
Its time for us to take the shovels in our own hands — for us to put “group thinking” to work to constructively discuss, debate and derive solutions. It’s time for us to have Coffee Sessions.
How Can You Get Involved?
The best thing about using this platform for this discussion and news panel is that it is interactive. You hold the power to educate the masses just as much as anyone else here.
The first thing you can do is start participating in the discussions and debates here. OR, you could start your own thread of conversations by becoming a Guest Writer.
If you feel like you can write in just the same flavor of Green&White authors, why not become a permanent contributing author?
About the Authors
Osama A. Hashmi (the “other” Osama) is Chief Executive at CDF Software, and Managing Editor of Green & White. Before this he has been heavily involved in operational efficiency and value chain management as a global consultant, working both with enterprises and startups and everyone in between. In recent years, his area of interest has been Product Strategy Design, New Media Strategy and User Experience modelling.
Qazi is a seasoned industry contributor and currently Program Manager at CDF Software. Before CDF, he was part of a startup that was later acquired by and grew into Mentor Graphics in Lahore. His area of interest, experience and insight is in bridging the local engineering and management silos and encouraging professional behavior.
Babar is a Program Manager at Verizon in Dallas, Texas and runs the popular group-blog telecompk.net which covers telecom activities in Pakistan. His interest is in documenting the growing local industry with an analytical eye.
M. Asif is Group Account Manager and Regional Head of Operations at CMC. His career has given him a diverse set of experiences that blend together product management, operations planning, customer service support and more. His interests in his writings at Green & White have been strategic brand management, Corporate Social Responsibility
Ms. Jehan Ara is CEO of Enabling Technologies and a former president of PASHA – the Pakistan Software Houses Association. Her career has been at the crossroads of media and mass-communications and interactive media consulting. Her writings atÃ‚Â Green & White aim to bridge the information divide between the newer members of the industry and the associations that aim to serve the industry.
Ramla A. is a futurist thinker, an author of the blog Next>ByRamla and the owner of the consultancy practice Next>. Formerly she was Special Projects Manager and Adviser to the CEO at GEO TV, Head of the Talent Department at GEO TV and involved of brand strategy prior to that. She also teaches media, entrepreneurship and leadership at IBA and Iqra University in Karachi. Her interests at Green & White are to talk about rural-market enterpreneurship and talent development.
Jaffer Haider is part of the Usability Architecture team at CDF Software, and prior to this he was an engineer at Techlogix. He is a graduate of LUMS and believes in clean, optimal product experiences. He not only helps bridge the management/engineer gap at Green & White but also writes about his avid interests about Usability Design.
The youngest member of our family, Usman is a final year student at LUMS at Lahore. However, he has been bitten by the entrepreneurship bug twice. He helps to bridge the University / Industry gap by writing about interesting activities happening around universities.
Muhammad Asim Shehzad is an undergraduate student of Electronics Engineering at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology.His areas of interest are Strategic Planing and Latest Technologies.