Nokia App Summit 2012: Karachi Pakistan – Conference, Workshop & Exhibition [Agenda Included]


Nokia has selected Pakistan to held first-ever Nokia App Summit 2012. That’s a good go for Pakistani mobile app developers. In collaboration with with [email protected], djuice, CIO Pakistan, The Express Tribune, Apna Karachi FM-107 and, the event will be held on July 16th and 17th, 2012 at Karachi Marriott Hotel. The event will be featuring a unique mix of individuals from the local mobile and app developer communities, corporate sector and social development sector of Pakistan.

The Summit features

  • A conference where speakers from Pakistan and abroad will discuss new dimensions of mobile technology and its potential growth prospects in Pakistan. — find the conference agenda after the break —
  • A developer’s workshop where developers from the local app development community and students from leading IT Universities of Pakistan will be given hands-on training by Tony Torp, Nokia’s External Trainer for the development of exciting content for the new range of S40 Full Touch devices. — find the workshop agenda after the break —
  • An app exhibition where the exhibition is being organised to give visitors an experience of a wide variety of locally relevant apps and content available on Nokia Store.

These are really appreciable initiatives Nokia Pakistan has been, and is taking for local mobile app developers in Pakistan. Mobile app developer must attend the summit. Unluckily we are posting it after when the registrations have been closed but we believe Nokia Pakistan, as always, will bring more opportunities for you. So keep an eye on it. We’ll also update you about the Nokia App Summit 2012 once it’s done.

Find below the version from event page telling about the Nokia App Summit 2012. And more about the agenda underneath.

Nokia Pakistan has remained committed towards the developers’ community of Pakistan to fulfill the needs of the Consumers for Apps and build a sustainable Ecosystem. Following the popularity of the local content on Nokia Store, we have engaged app developers from Pakistan through the Nokia Developers Workshop and the Nokia AppCampus Internship Program since the past two years.

Taking the commitment further, Nokia Pakistan is now organizing the Nokia App Summit 2012, an event which is aimed at resonating goodwill and strengthening the bond between Nokia and its developers in the local industry. The 2-day event will feature a conference, workshop and an exhibition which will be attended by local stalwarts from the technological, educational and corporate arenas. To engage the customers and developers alike, the conference shall feature panel discussions, an app development workshop by a foreign trainer along with The App Demo and Exhibition at the Nokia App Summit 2012 is being organized to give visitors an experience of locally developed apps and to meet the developers who are behind the local apps which are available on Nokia Store.


Conference Agenda

Time Session Presenter
10:00-10:10 Welcome Address Arif Shafique, General Manager, Nokia Pakistan
10:10-10:40 What are the next billion opportunities and App monetizing trends? Rupert Whitehead, Developer Relations, Nokia
10:40-11:00 Mobile Consumer Insight in the Middle East/Pakistan Imtiaz Noor, Effective Measure
11:00-11:20 Panel Discussion: Mobile Health Dr. Naseer-ud-Din, Sr. Pediatrician
Dr. Aamir Khan, IRD
Usman Javed, Telenor Pakistan
11:20-11:40 Pakistan Mobile Ecosystem Jehan Ara, [email protected]
11:40-12:00 Taking Apps to mass market Usman Javed, Telenor Pakistan
12:00-12:20 Panel Discussion: Mobile Education Phyza Jameel, UNESCO
Shaheen Attique, Bunyad Foundation
Hussain Ali Talib, Mobilink GSM
12:20-12:45 Gaming Apps & Monetization Zeeshan Aftab, TenPearls
12:45-13:00 Keynote Imran Khalid Mahmood,
VP Near East, Nokia


Panel Discussions

Time Session


14:00-14:45 Session 1: Integrating Mobile into a Broader Advertising Campaign.

Mehek Zafar, GroupM (TBC)
Umair Mohsin, Media Idee
Imtiaz Noor,
Effective Measure
Rabia Nizami, Nokia Pakistan

15:00-15:45 App Shootout
15:45-16:30 Session 2: Future of App monetization Zeeshan Aftab, Ten Pearls
Tahir Masood, Microsoft
Usman Javed, Telenor
16:30-17:00 Awards and Recognition Ceremony for Ecosystem Partnerships

Workshop Agenda

Day 1

Time Session Presenter
14:00-14:30 Registration Secreteriat
14:30-14:45 Welcome
Series 40 Business Update by Nokia
Series 40 Platform: New Features
Rabia Azfar Nizami, BDM, Near East
14:45-15:00 Screen Elements Tony Torp
15:00-16:00 Text and Touch Input Tony Torp
16:00-17:00 Motion Input and Interaction Tony Torp

Day 2




10:00-11:00 Location and Maps Tony Torp
11:00-11:30 Tea Break
11:30-12:00 User Experience Tony Torp
12:00-13:00 Best Practices for Updating Existing Apps to Full Touch Tony Torp
13:00-14:00 Namaz and Lunch
14:00-15:00 Full Touch User Experience, Design and Technical View
Live Demos
Tony Torp
15:00-15:30 Tea Break
15:30-16:30 Q&A Tony Torp
16:30-17:00 Closing Rabia Azfar Nizami,
BDM, Near East


More details at Event Page, or check the Press Release below.

Press Release

Karachi – 11th July, 2012: Nokia has announced a one-of-its-kind event – The Nokia App Summit 2012 that will be held soon in Karachi to showcase its latest better, faster and smarter offerings along with a line-up of relevant app content developed by Pakistani developers that adds up to a mobility experience par excellence. The event will feature a unique mix of stalwarts from the local mobile and app developer communities, corporate sector and social development sector of Pakistan. The event will be held on July 16th and 17th, 2012 at Karachi Marriott Hotel and is being organized in collaboration with [email protected], djuice, CIO Pakistan, The Express Tribune, Apna Karachi FM-107 and Brandsynario.comThe Nokia App Summit 2012 will comprise a conference, a developers’ workshop and an app exhibition; aiming to familiarize participants and visitors with Nokia’s latest offerings. The Conference will feature speaker sessions of leading protagonists from Pakistan’s technological, social and corporate sectors followed by panel discussions which will shed light upon the involvement of mobile technology in the fields of healthcare, education, advertising and app monetization. The panel discussions shall create awareness about the future of mobile technology in Pakistan and channelize local talent to explore new business opportunities. Similarly, the Developers’ Workshop will be offered to app developers and students from Pakistan to train them to develop apps for the touch devices – Asha series launched recently by Nokia. The App Exhibition shall promote local app content amongst visitors and give them an opportunity to discover the incredible local content available on the Nokia Store.Speaking about the announcement, Rabia Nizami, Business Development Manager, DX, Nokia Near East said, “Pakistan is a hub of talent in the field of technology and Nokia views this repertoire of aptitude as a significant opportunity which can prove pivotal for the development of Pakistan’s mobile technology infrastructure in the future. The Nokia App Summit 2012 is the first step towards showcasing how exciting the future is likely to be for Nokia consumers as well as Pakistan’s app developer community.”Limited seats are available for participation in Conference and can be availed by registering through the event secretariat. Developers’ Workshop is now closed for registration. Furthermore, no registration is required for participating in the App Exhibition; exhibition will be held on both days of the event from 2:00pm to 8:00pm, parallel to other event proceedings.All relevant information about the event is available on event website: and event Facebook page further queries, please contact the event secretariat via phone numbers 0336-2508227 and 021-34298862 or email at [email protected].

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