Agenda – Day 01

17th September 2019, Tuesday - DAY 01

Robotics Symposium at Hall 5

Startup Workshop (Nest i/o, AWS etc.) at Hall 2, Mezzanine Floor

Arrival of Delegation from FPCCI

– Innovation/30 Second Elevator Pitch
– (5pitches – Award Ceremony)
– Cohort for Local Startups
– Tech Valley/NIC Karachi

At Hall 2, Mezzanine Floor

– MOU Signing Ceremonies
– (A2Z Creatorz, SecureBeans, LumenSoft,
– Americom, SOPHOS etc.)

At Atrium Area.

[September 17, 2019]


Hall 4 – Conference Area, Karachi Expo Center

AI Summit’19 Agenda – 17th September’19
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Registrations and Networking
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Opening Ceremony of AI Summit
Welcome Address – Syed Ahmad (CEO DPL & Chairman PASHA)
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Keynote: Ghazanfar Ghori
CTO 10Pearls
11:30 AM – 01:00 PM
Conference Area: 248 seats

Tech Talk: The Rise of Digital Healthcare- Keshan Sodimana – Ex Googler & CoFounder OpenData – from Sri Lanka.

Panel Discussion: How AI is Revolutionizing Healthcare

Community Highlights: Notable AI Communities in Pakistan
(5-minute intro)
• Karachi.AI
• Pakistan.AI
• Research Centre of Artificial Intelligence (RCAI)

Research Presentation: Strategy of AI in healthcare in Low Middle
Income Countries – Dr Babar Hasan – Chief of paediatric services

Workshop Area: 40 seats

Workshop # 1
Genetech: Build a ChatBot with DialogFlow

Workshop # 2
10Pearls Labs: Machine learning for computer vision

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Break for Lunch and Prayers
02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
Research Presentation: Democratizing AI through AutoML,Dr Zia Babar, Research Fellow, IBM.
Tech Talk: Mastering Kaggle – Going beyond a Machine Learning approach – Michal Bugaj & Octavia Podlecka.
Start-up Demos: Innovative AI Solution.
Panel Discussion: The Future of AI.
Tech Talk: Building a Data Centric Pakistan – Noman Khalid,
Founder and Chief Architect, Love for Data
Workshop # 3
Karachi.AI: Data Science Using Python
04:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Tea Break
04:30 PM – 06:00 PM
Research Presentation: AI in Agriculture: Dr Khurram, Associate Professor NED & CoFounder Aqua Agro.
Tech Talk: AI for E-Commerce in Developing Countries – Shahzeb Mirza, Head of DataScience (AliBaba)
Start-up Demos: Innovative AI Solution
Tech Talk: Emergence of AI in FinTech – Speaker TBD
Workshop # 4
IBM – Clean, Build & Deploy a Prediction Model on Watson Studio
Workshop # 5
Introduction to Kaggle
06:00 PM – 06:30 PM
Ending Keynote – Speaker (TBD)
Closing Ceremony and Rewards Distribution
1. BaseH Technologies (Pvt) Ltd. – Their product name is Dante – AlpFin which is an AI based content writing engine which was initially designed to write the financial market reports. Using AI, they have tried to analyze market sentiment, technical trends and fundamentals to produce one of the most of effective morning briefing report for equity markets. Their product is in the final stage of testing.

2. Traffic Genius – It is a video analytics platform with a computer vision model and a community for computer vision AI researchers and developers.The aim is to create a single platform which provides all types of video analytics in an affordable price where individuals and businesses can simply integrate their base models with their engine and monetize accordingly.

3. FidelAI – Their product name is Emotif which has the element of AI augmenting human creativity that recommends fresh design elements to the local industry. It will assist the designer throughout the design process making designs easily accessible via any web browser.

4. Quanrio – Their product is Personide which is already launched in the market. Personide delivers personalized product recommendations and tracks user activity, similarities & dissimilarities between the products along with incorporation of other user activities to judge a visitor’s intent using AI algorithm.

5. Internet of Things and Automation (IoTA) Pakistan: Their product Drivitix is a plug-n-play device that focuses around security, tracking, maintenance and diagnosis of the vehicles via IoT based platforms.

AI Summit’19 Hands-on Workshop Agenda – 17th September’19

Time Slot
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM DialogFlow by Genentech Solutions (2 Hrs.)

Workshop Outline
• Introduction to Google’s DialogFlow
• Setting up DialogFlow
• Concept of Intents, Entities, and Context
• Concept of Fulfilment
• Building a basic Chatbot

Target Audience: Students & professionals

Installations required:
• Chrome as browser
• Gmail account to create DialogFlow agent

12:30 PM – 02:30 PM Machine learning for computer vision by 10Pearls (2 Hrs.)

Workshop Outline:
• What is computer vision?
• What advantages we can have by enabling computer vision?
• What tools/libraries are there that we can use for computer vision?
• What is OpenCV? • Hands-on experience on computer vision and machine learning.

Target Audience: Students & professionals

Installations required:
• Anaconda:
• OpenCV Python:

02:30 PM – 05:00 PM Data Science using Python by Karachi.AI (2.5 Hrs.)

Workshop Outline:
• Demystifying Data Centric Problems including problem framing and problem solving.
• Data Interpretation including Data Collection and Data Wrangling.
• Quantitative Thinking with Data Visualization
• Data Migrations including Importing and Exporting Data.

Target Audience: Students & professionals

Installations required:
• Anaconda:

05:00 PM – 07:00 PM Clean, Build & Deploy a Prediction Model on Watson Studio by IBM (2 Hrs.)

Workshop Outline:
• Introduction to IBM Cloud and IBM tools
• How to use tools to clean data without any coding?
• How to visualize data using charts?
• Building a customized prediction model using the data.

Target Audience: Professionals

Pre-requisite:Attendees should sign up on IBM Cloud using the link: and must perform the account activation as well.


Hall 2, Mezanine Floor, Karachi Expo Center.

Timing Host / Speaker Topic
10:30 Hours Workshop by: Nest i/o
By: Sana Farooq
Workshop: 1
Topic: The Art of Pitching
12:00 Hours Workshop by: Nest i/o
By:Sennen Desouza
Workshop 2:
Topic: Business Models and Financials
14:00 Hours Workshop by: Nest i/o
By: Sameer Ahmed Khan
Workshop 3:
Topic: The Tips and Tricks of Social Media
14:30 Hours Workshop by: Zehra Zaidi Fundraising and Grant writing for startups
15:30 – 17:00 Hours Elevator Pitch by:
Tech Valley/NIC