Lets Make Karachi Intelligent

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Pakistan leaders in government and business must come to terms with a pressing need for her cities to become more efficient and resourceful to progress and serve its people. Lets start with Karachi, a city known for adapting to changes faster than most. Using technology, we can create a New Karachi, one which stems a source of sustainable growth and represents a powerful approach for taking on economic and environmental challenges.

Leaders must align with technology champions such as Inbox, IBM and CIO Pakistan to unlock data and infrastructure know how and create new value chains that spawn innovative applications and information products that make possible sustainable modes of city living and working.

Engro Corp has started this initiative with its off site cities that are tied with factories on the outskirts of Karachi, where they are only recently realizing the enormous potential value of strategically-designed smart city development programs.

The transition to maximize the value opportunity of an intelligent city will only be through a dedicated team instilled with a clear cut vision.

Sahlique Sultan is Managing Partner of N'eco's Natural Store & Cafe and holds a masters degree in sustainable business management from the American University of Paris.