Mr. Amer Hashmi is a global strategist & entrepreneur, typical of the current innovation-based knowledge economy. Mr. Hashmi is a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government’s prestigious Leadership Program on ‘Innovation for Economic Development’. A Business graduate from the York University in Toronto, Canada, he specializes in National Economic Development, Public Policy Framework, International Relations, Corporate Strategy, Global Finance and Marketing, with a diverse international experience of excellence in organizational leadership. He is also a graduate of the renowned IBM Executive Forum - US and Canada and has been a member of the select club of high-level executive managers at IBM, besides being National Principal for IBM Global Services, Toronto, Canada. He was also Senior IT Advisor to the Commonwealth Society of Canada. Mr. Hashmi is the founding CEO of Si3 – one of Pakistan’s pioneering technology outsourcing firms, and is the Chairman of eOcean (Pvt.) Limited, a leading mobile value-added services company. Mr. Hashmi is currently Advisor NUST & President of the NUST Global Think Tank Network, Islamabad, Pakistan. The mandate of NUST Global Think Tank Network (GTTN) is creating special knowledge partnerships for regional and global peace and prosperity with leading academic and nonacademic think tanks in Asia-Pacific, North America, and Europe, of which the first is the China-Pakistan Joint Think Tank. He is the Secretary General of the Corporate Advisory Council (CAC), a pioneering universitybased platform in Pakistan for promoting industry-academia-government collaboration for innovation and entrepreneurship. He is the Chairman - Executive Committee of the National Science and Technology Park (NSTP) Program of NUST. He had also led the NUST NSTP’s bid for hosting the 2017 World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) in Islamabad. Mr. Hashmi has also presented Pakistan’s vision of NSTP at the WTA-Daejeon, Korea and has been a distinguished and keynote speaker at international and national forums including: Skolkovo Startup Village 2015, Russia’s largest innovation and entrepreneurship event; London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS); the prestigious US Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America (OPEN); the Canada Pakistan Business Council (CPBC); Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS); National Defense University (NDU) and Government College University, Lahore (GCU).