Lecture on “Role of Innovation and Technology in Knowledge Economy”

Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC), University of Wah, organized a lecture titled “Role of Innovation and Technology in Knowledge Economy”, on 21 April, 2017 at 1000 hrs in UW Auditorium. Dr Gulfraz Ahmad was the guest speaker on the occasion. Dr Gulfraz Ahmad has been a Federal Secretary in Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources. He also served as Chairman of OGDCL, NEPRA, OGRA and PEC National Consultative Group on Energy, Water and Infrastructure. Currently he is an advisor with Mari Petroleum Company.

He stressed on the need and significance of modern scientific tools and knowledge in developing and developed economies. He, particularly, highlighted the role that information technology has played in rapid advancements in economic achievements of individuals and nations. He shared elaborate examples of member countries of Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), India and China. The lecture was followed by an extensive question answer session.

Prof Khaliq ur Rehman Shad, SI (M), Vice Chancellor University of Wah, thanked the guest speaker for sharing his comprehensive knowledge with the audience. At the end the Vice Chancellor presented University shield to the guest speaker.