TIE Lahore Chapter, a non-profit organisation fostering entrepreneurship worldwide hosted an event on Innovation in Energy-IOT at Royal Palm on August 26, 2016. TIE Lahore Chapter was founded in 2002 with the efforts of Syed Babar Ali. TIE Lahore focuses on fostering entrepreneurial culture among the young generation. It also provides mentoring and coaching to new entrepreneurs and organises discussion forums for various entrepreneurship ideas.
The keynote speaker for the program was Mr. Nadeem Babar who is a senior executive with extensive experience in power generation, infrastructure, finance, and education. He has managed a number of power plants and is also active in public sector development. Mr.Masroor Khan was the moderator for the event. Mr. Masroor Khan has been connected to the financial sector for the past 25 years. It is to his credit that a number of large projects leading to development of high quality products and services were undertaken and successfully completed.
Three startups participated in the panel discussion who discussed their venture. The startups were Wattie,Pakshine and Jaan Pakistan. Wattie is a smart energy monitor which is installed in electricity distribution box.It connects to internet and sends real-time energy consumption data to our back-end infrastructure where the data is processed and deep action-able insights are generated which can be translated into tangible benefits. Pakshine is a LUMS-based startup that has developed a product that can convert any existing UPS into a solar hybrid UPS to make solar energy affordable for wider market segments. Jaan Pakistan is a social startup with a mission to provide affordable energy solutions to low-income communities.
The moderator for the panel was Mr. Attique Ahmed. He passionately believes in technology which empowers customer experience. He has 15 years of experience in audio/video industry and has expertise in mechanical engineering. The event added value towards possible solutions towards energy crisis. Mr. HumayunMazhar, President TIE Lahore Chapter shared the future road map for the chapter.
The event ended on high note with active participation from the relevant industry, startups, incubators and accelerators. They applauded the efforts and greatly appreciated the format of the program.