Meeting ID: 764 276 3799
On March 14, 2021 DHA Suffa University concluded the “Applied Business Intelligence & Analytics Course”. The well-planned pilot program attained its targets through a conducive blend of theory and hands-on training sessions. A Building Block approach was the central pillar of this course.
ABIA was implemented by a five member team of skilled professionals with a vision to deliver a high quality course. It was spearheaded by Prof. Naqi Azam, a seasoned global senior banker & and academician. Prof. Naqi currently holds a position as Honorary Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, DHA Suffa University. The international resource persons included Dr. Kieran Mervyn, Mr. Atta-ur-Rehman Malik from The United Kingdom, Mr. Benjamin Samuel from Nigeria. The course was locally supported by Dr. Salman Zafar HOD, Electrical Engineering Department, DSU & Prof. Umair bin Mansoor, Faculty, DSU.
The core feature of program were hands-on practical exercises & case studies focusing on the vital business domains including Finance, Marketing & HR. Mr. Ahad Hussain taught the use of BI & Analytics tools, through Advanced Excel, Power BI, Python & SQL using the demonstrative approach and practical during the boot-camp sessions.
The participants who came from various fields & industry sectors such as Telecom, Software Houses, Educational Institutions and Marketing Departments of Organizations for a learning opportunity to DSU’s ABIA program, appreciated their instructors and the program. Learning was enhanced through Capstone Project Presentations.
The Vice Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Afzal Haque led the certificate distribution ceremony. He reiterated that Data Analytics is the key to the future of business and such well-balanced and perfectly designed training will pave the road to success.
Ms. Farhat Umar, Director, Professional Development Center valued the efforts of the ABIA Team and wished all the best for the program’s future at DSU.
Prof. Naqi Azam, Lead Instructor, announced the good news that the ABIA Program was approved and listed by NAVTTC (National Vocational and Technical Training Commission) on March 13, 2021.
As a result of this partnership:
- All faculty & students can avail 1 free certification.
(This partnership is valid till January, 2022).
- This is an excellent opportunity to learn in-demand skills and get job ready.
To learn more & to get information on how to sign-up, please visit https://www.dsu.edu.pk/dsu-coursera/
Coursera Courses Page: https://www.coursera.org/courses
Professional Development Centre at DSU conducted a discussion on “Covid-19: Issues Faced by Students and Parents” with Mr. Ahmed Saya (Cambridge University Best Teacher Award Winner, Coach, Motivational Speaker, Trainer, Co-Founder The Bridge School).
Mr. Saya talked about the physiological issues that may arise and what can be done proactively about it. He spoke about coping mechanisms parents and students may use while facing the current limited mobility/lockdown/ economic slowdown situation. He shared from his experience, and insight being associated with the teaching profession for almost 2 decades.
The issues discussed in the session resonated with the audience which ended with an active Q&A.
Full video of the session is available below.
Professional Development Centre at DSU conducted a discussion session on “Money Matters in Challenging Times” with Mr. Naqi Azam (President Mylynx, Senior International Banker, Entrepreneur).
Mr. Naqi Azam discussed about financial aspects for individuals and households, due to job cuts, salary cuts and uncertainty. He shared from his experience, and insights developed from decades of experience working in local and international markets. He also advised people on how to save in the current economic climate.
The session ended with a live Q&A round and was attended by professionals from all walks of life.
You may watch full video below and feel free to share.
It wasn’t too long ago that we were all talking about strict lockdowns, staying home, and the confinement and fear that was overwhelming us with each passing day in the DSU Learning in Lockdown Interview Series. And due to the rapid increase in cases, the responsibility is on all of us to practice social distancing and act responsibly in these times despite the lockdown being eased by the government.
Take a look at our interview series video below from the initial days of the lockdown, where Ms. Asma Mustafa Khan (Coach, TV Show Host, Head of Community Engagement – Mobilink) tells us how one can stay positive in challenging times and how many good things may come out of adversity and hardships.
Professional Development Centre at DSU conducted a discussion session on “Marketing in the Age of Corona” with Mr. Omar Abedin (Group Chief Marketing Officer Imarat Group – Imarat/ Graana/ Agency 21/ PropSure).
Mr. Omar discussed different aspects of marketing in the context of the current situation. He shared about why there is a need of marketing, and how companies need to balance between CSR spending and Mktg communication spending. He also discussed how the 4Ps of Marketing needs to evolve in the current scenario, and how it’s all the more important to be available on digital.
The conversation ended on the sensitivities in marketing messaging in the current climate and how you can build your personal brand these days. The session ended on a live Q&A round and was attended by professionals from all walks of life. Please see full video below and feel free to share.