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Recently we got a chance to chat with Mr.Yusuf Hussain who is the CEO of IGNITE-National Technology Fund. Mr. Yusuf is a Tech Entrepreneur with international experience in startups, funding, offshore development, internet marketing and internet business models. As CEO of IGNITE (formerly known as National ICT R&D Fund), he has brought strategic shift in the direction of the fund towards creating a knowledge economy by funding startups which can ignite innovation in the field of Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Big Data, Cloud, Robotics, Shared Economy, 3D/4D Printing etc.

Before joining IGNITE, he has worked as Managing Director of the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), where he introduced and executed a strategic vision incorporating IT Park development, Venture Capital promotion, and human capital development. He was also the co-founder of CresSoft, Inc., an eCommerce technology company with FORTUNE 500 and GLOBAL 2000 clients.  He has served as consultant to the World Bank, the WTO and the United Nations. As technology adviser to Government of Pakistan he helped formulate a National Technology Policy. He is also a founding charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE) Islamabad.

 

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