Cleveland Clinic AbuDhabi share insights at 49th Annual Cardiocon Event


Karachi(Cliff News)A full delegation of cardiovascular physicians and surgeons from the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a leading center of medical excellence in the United Arab Emirates, are highlighting the latest innovations in heart and vascular health at the 49th annual Cardiocon event this week.The delegation is being led by two of the most seasoned heart and vascular physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. E. Murat Tuzcu, Chief Academic Officer and the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine in the hospital’s Heart & Vascular Institute, and Dr. Faisal Hasan, a seasoned Interventional Cardiologist and Vice Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.Dr. Tuzcu, speaking for the first time in Pakistan, is an internationally recognized expert in the emerging field of heart valve repair and replacement and treats patients from all around the world.  Dr. Hasan is specialized in minimally invasive complex cardiac and vascular procedures, following his initial medical training at the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi.Physicians from the hospital will cover a range of topics, including treatments for high risk patients, structural heart disease, and new vascular approaches for saving the limbs of patients at risk of amputation.Cardiocon enables the team from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to exchange ideas and best practice with peers from Pakistan’s medical community about the changing needs of the patient populations in both markets.The Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the five Centers of Excellence at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Led by some of the world’s most respected physicians and surgeons, it offers basic diagnostic to cutting-edge treatments including minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery.  The Institute was the first in the Middle East to introduce transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as an alternative to traditional open-heart valve replacement surgery – TAVR is one of the key innovations being discussed at Cardiocon this week.



NdcTech and TEMENOS vision for Bank of the Future

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Karachi(Cliff News)National Data Consultant (NdcTech), a leading financial technology firm in Pakistan and Temenos Group AG; the world’s #1 banking software company based in Geneva, Switzerland jointly hosted their 9th annual ‘Bank of the Future’ Forum 2019, at Marriot Hotel Karachi. This year approximately 150+ senior banking delegates and leadership representing over 20+ banks attended this forum.This full day event serves as a platform to share insights of global practices and develop and strengthen business relationships among leading global fintechs and banking institutions in Pakistan. Speakers shared strategies on transforming the future of digital banking, accelerating the journey to be a Digital Bank and how Banks of the Future are complying with the evolving regulatory frameworks and standardizing processes and procedures. This year’s event also highlighted the recently acquired US #1 digital banking SaaS company – Kony by TEMENOS. Chief Enterprise Architect of Temenos – Mr. John Schlesinger core message to the delegates was on readiness for the future architecture which will be a radical change for the banks and being able to take advantage of the massive opportunities for profitable growth and improved efficiencies.Mr. Behram Ahmed, Chairman, NdcTech commented that: “We are delighted to witness the participation of such prestigious group of banking leaders and global technology experts in our forum which is so well attended and clearly shows the value that this brings to the banks.”  Adding to this Ms. Ammara Masood President & CEO, NdcTech said “Our company has been a major contributor for last 19 years to bring real transformation in banking through best practices and innovations of our global partners Temenos and other global fintechs EFS Technology, Abris, HID Global and Validata. Our talent is now contributing significantly in Pakistan and in global markets very effectively. Jean Paul Mergeai – Managing Director, Temenos Middle East & Africa said that: “As the 9th annual event of its kind taking place in Pakistan, my team and I are always honored to be involved in the Bank of the Future Forum with our partner NdcTech in Karachi. The 2019 forum once again proved to be an ideal opportunity to network and share knowledge with both Temenos’ existing Pakistani clients and those we are yet to work with. Temenos has been steadily growing its presence in the Pakistani market alongside NdcTech since 2000 and the presence of 15 Temenos experts at this event from not only the region, but around the globe, truly demonstrates our continued commitment to the country. This year’s event also gave us the opportunity to fully introduce our updated Temenos Infinity digital offering since the acquisition of Kony in August, a truly next generation, best-in-class digital banking solution.”

Federal and Provincial Expanded program on Immunization Typhoid Vaccination Campaign

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Karachi(Cliff News)The provincial expanded program on immunization (EPI) government of Sindh with support from the Federal EPI, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has organized a catch-up vaccination campaign for typhoid fever.The campaign will be conducted in the urban areas of Sindh starting from 18-30 November 2019. The vaccine will be given to children 9 months to 15 years of age. Vaccines will be provided in schools and through EPI centers throughout the province.The vaccination campaign will be carried out by the department of health with the help of civil society organizations in increasing awareness and improving an uptake of the vaccine.A briefing session of the vaccination campaign for typhoid fever was conducted in Karachi, where Dr. Akram Sultan, Project Director, Expanded Program on Immunization stated, “Typhoid fever is a dangerous disease affecting mostly children. The World Health Organization has categorized Pakistan as a high incidence country. Adding to the problem of disease is the resistance to the antibiotics. There have been more than 10,000 cases of extensive drug resistant typhoid fever in Karachi and Hyderabad alone. Typhoid fever may result to disability or death if untreated”.


Airlink Communication and Huawei Technologies join hands for the next generation Cloud Computing

Mr. Muzzaffar Hayat Piracha CEO Airlink with Mr. Chinlinchun CEO Huawei(MOU signing)

Karachi(Cliff News)Airlink Communication and Huawei Technologies join hands for the Cloud Data Center in Pakistan. The landmark agreement was reached at “Pak China Trade and Investment Forum” currently being held in Beijing. The Cloud will be named as Huawei Airlink Cloud and this collaboration will be first of its kind in Pakistan. The main focus of this agreement will be to bring a revolution in Media and Finance Industries of Pakistan by introducing world class IT Solutions and infrastructure.Airlink Communication has remained preferred partner of Huawei in Pakistan since 2012. This agreement is in continuation of sustained business relations between the two companies. The CEO of Airlink Communication, Mr.Muzzaffar Hayat Piracha, lauded this historical engagement between the two companies and said that Airlink Communication believes in bringing the best IT solutions to Pakistan and it will continue to play its role in the growth and development of Pakistan’s economy. Mr. Piracha also shared that Airlink Communication will further strengthen its relationship with Huawei Technologies to reach other sectors in near future. Huawei CEO, Mr. Chinlinchun said in this regard “With Airlink’s contribution Huawei will offer solutions for media and finance industry, work will facilitate into global content sharing, high cloud platform like OTT etc, where commitment will come in content sharing. Adding important content, milestone in finance industry Huawei will provide Agility service, business investment, service intelligence etc to make Pakistan more and more advanced in the field of technology”

Khushhali Microfinance Bank goes live on Temenos Core Banking

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Karachi(Cliff News)Khushhali Microfinance Bank Limited, the largest microfinance bank in Pakistan, announced that they have gone live with the world’s leading Core Banking System along with Financial Crime mitigation (FCM) and Analytics offered by Temenos (the software specialist for banking and finance).The system is implemented by National Data Consultant (NdcTech), a specialized Fintech solution provider and award winning partner of Temenos.With Khushhalibank’s implementation of Temenos Core Banking system with Pakistan Model Bank (a ready to use package encompassing regulatory and industry best practices), FCM, Analytics and new digital front end, bank will be able to achieve its strategic growth plans.Temenos CBS has converged five banking systems into T24 Core through big bang approach with 186 branches and service centers, servicing to 2.1 million customers.Khushhali bank is the 11th Bank to have completed the transformation with Temenos and NdcTech in Pakistan. It is one of the model implementations in multi-vendor universe. This success story proves that when teams with diverse expertise and domains collaborate, they can produce extra ordinary results.President and CEO, Khushhali Microfinance Bank, Ghalib Nishtar appreciated the exemplary collaboration of Khushhali bank, NdcTech & Temenos and stated, “From bank’s perspective, it’s a major milestone as the new system will improve customer experience, increase operational efficiency and reduce risks. We are very excited with the capabilities the system provides.”“I would like to congratulate all team members for their efforts towards successful completion of this project”, he further added.President & CEO NdcTech, Ms. Ammara Masood stated, “Banks who want to thrive in a fast and evolving landscape need mission-critical solutions and reliable local partners to succeed. Our partnership with Temenos and Khushhali Microfinance Bank has enabled us to achieve this success. We want to continue expanding our proven track record and support other banks with their digital transformation and business scope as well”.

About Khushhali Microfinance Bank:
Khushhali bank came into existence as a first microfinance bank in the country with the promulgation of the Khushhali Bank Ordinance by the Government of Pakistan as part of its national Poverty Reduction Strategy and Microfinance Sector Development Program in the year 2000. The Bank’s initial capital was sponsored by the fifteen commercial banks with major shareholding by NBP, HBL, MCB and UBL. The bank has SBP license to operate nationwide with its corporate office located in Islamabad.

About NdcTech:
NdcTech is an award winning partner of Temenos (the worlds #1 Banking Software) providing unmatched services and innovations to financial institutes and banks. The company delivers transformational services including Consulting on best practices, Implementation, Upgrade, Support and Training of Temenos and other Partner solutions. NdcTech collaborates with customers in Pakistan & MEA to enhance their digital capabilities and solves their toughest challenges by driving innovations to create new products and business models. Their expertise and experience is in the areas of Conventional Banking, Islamic Banking, Central Banking, Microfinance Banking, Investment Banking and Non-Banking Financial Institutes. Please visit:

About Temenos
Temenos Group AG (SIX: TEMN), headquartered in Geneva, is a market leading software provider, partnering with banks and other financial institutions to transform their businesses and stay ahead of a changing marketplace. Over 2,000 firms across the globe, including 38 of the top 50 banks, rely on Temenos to process the daily transactions of more than 500 million banking customers. Temenos customers are proven to be more profitable than their peers: over a seven year period, they enjoyed on average a 31% higher return on assets, a 36% higher return on equity and an 8.6 percentage point lower cost/income ratio than banks running legacy applications.
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Samsung Pakistan opens premium outlet at Lucky One Mall Karachi


Karachi (Cliff News)As part of its efforts to provide its customers with access to the latest technology through high performing smartphones, TVs and mobile accessories, Samsung Pakistan, the world’s leader in electronic appliances, recently opened its premium outlet at Lucky One Mall in Karachi.Built over 3.6 million square feet with 10 floors, 200 stores, a parking space for over 3,000 cars and a maximum footfall of over 100,000 every day, Lucky One Mall has become the country’s best destinations for premium shopping and has thus emerged as the top choice for Samsung Pakistan for the opening of its outlet.The Samsung premium outlet will provide an entirely new buying experience for customers with exciting displays of its innovative smartphones and mobile accessories. It also aims to be the boldest retail expression of Samsung brand DNA with state-of-the-art gaming and photo booths, LFDs, music and wearable tables so as to allow customers to get a first-hand experience of Samsung’s efficient technology. The Samsung premium outlet also offers its customers with a premium service experience inside the outlet.With the opening of its new premium outlet, Samsung Pakistan hopes to cater to the needs of a much wider target market as well as offer a complete buyer journey from attraction right up to sales. The store has been designed to appeal to individuals who wish to remain ahead of the curve and gain access to efficient, high performing devices that allow them to get the most out of their viewing and overall technology experience.

About Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd:

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, andmemory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions.


Samsung brings people together with #ShareYourScreen


Karachi(Cliff News)In continuation of the brand’s highly successful campaign, #DekhoMeriNazarSe, initiated last year to help bridge the social divide prevailing within Pakistani society, Samsung Pakistan has introduced yet another project, #ShareYourScreen, with an aim to create greater inclusivity and bring the nation together through the spirit and love for cricket.Samsung Pakistan, one of the world’s leading electronics brands, has always been a staunch advocate for the elimination of social biases and prejudices as well as integration across all classes. For this purpose, the company has promoted its latest movement, #ShareYourScreen, in an effort to bring Pakistanis together via nationwide cricket match screenings. People of all ages are being encouraged to view live screenings of all cricket matches at orphanages and old age/retirement homes, thereby expressing solidarity with those who live on the fringes of society and who have otherwise been forgotten. With popular hashtags such as #CricketForAll, the younger generation is also being brought onboard via social media platforms to reach out to needy and underprivileged groups and make them feel wanted and welcomed.Through its #ShareYourScreen platform, Samsung Pakistan plans to build upon the foundations formed by the #DekhoMeriNazarSe campaign initiated last year and motivate a greater number of people to lend a helping hand to those in need.