Alvi asks youth to capitalize on silent IT revolution in Pakistan

Zubair Qureshi

Pakistan is going through a silent revolution in the field of information technology (IT) and our youth should be trained to avail opportunities in new areas like cloud computing and artificial intelligence and for enhancing exports.

President Dr Arif Alvi Friday said this while speaking at the closing ceremony of Huawei ICT competition.

The president said he was aware of the cooperative arrangement of the Huawei Academy with about 80 different universities in Pakistan to develop and groom young talent.

He congratulated the winners of the Huawei ICT competition. He appreciated companies like Huawei for training a large number of students in the field of information technology, noting the international companies wanted to create an ecosystem for harnessing talent.

He was of the view that ten million people would get jobs in information technology sector in future.

The President opined that data had assumed huge significance in today’s world and software engineers and other professionals were required to analyze and sift the data which was getting added at a very fast speed.

Professionals were needed in the new areas of cloud computing, cyber security, artificial intelligence and block chain, Dr Alvi continued.

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