The 18th of September marked the hosting of P@sha CEOs’ Lunch at KITE. The CEOs’ Lunch provides a networking platform for all Tech Industry CEOs to meet on a monthly basis and discuss issues of mutual interest. Approximately 25 P@sha member companies’ CEOs were present at the event. Keeping in line with KITE’s ethos, this lunch allowed for several tech-preneurship CEOs to view firsthand the significant strides KITE has made as an institution by inculcating in its students the skills that these very companies have experienced a severe dearth in. P@sha and KITE collaborated to discuss, amongst other prevailing and upcoming trends, the need for continuous involvement of the technology and entrepreneurship industry in reviewing and providing insight into the curriculum being taught to our students.
A 2 hour long session to review and provide feedback on KITE’s current curriculum, especially its independently developed entrepreneurship and computer science courses was conducted. KITE was commended for maintaining relatability to the real world and industry from a Pakistan specific perspective. The shortage of supply and an acute need for quality Computer Science graduates was discussed at length and KITE’s role in alleviating this shortage was also mapped out. Suggestions on how KITE may use its resources and campus to further improve its methodology were also noted. Guests of particular note were Barrister Zahid Jamil of Jamil & Jamil and the President of P@sha, Jehan Ara. KITE was congratulated on the significant milestones it has achieved in the short 15 months it has been up and running. The lunch concluded with Jamil & Jamil being assigned the task of drafting a concept paper to establish the need for a Sindh Tech Zone Authority similar to other tech-centric free zone establishments around the world.