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Google Executives visit Lahore University of Management Sciences – Press Release issued by Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan News Releases)

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by September 10, 2015 Business

September 10, 2015 (PPI-OT)

Following is the text of press release issued by Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

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An international team of Google executives visited the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Rajan Anandan, VP South and Southeast Asia and Caesar Sengupta, VP Engineering (Next Billion Users), along with other members of the Google team, were welcomed at LUMS by Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Vice Chancellor, LUMS, and Khurram Zafar, Executive Director, LUMS Centre for Entrepreneurship (LCE). The visit began with a meeting where an introductory presentation on LUMS was given to the visitors by Dr. Naqvi. A networking session followed with faculty from all four schools at LUMS.

The team from Google then visited the LUMS Centre for Entrepreneurship, where Khurram Zafar gave a brief introduction about the centre and its programmes. Google and LCE agreed upon mutual collaborations to boost the entrepreneurial eco-system of Pakistan. Mr. Caeser Sengupta also visited the LUMS Electrical Engineering and Computer Science departments with the Google Technology Group, while Mr. Rajan Anandan delivered a keynote address to MBA students, with the Google Business Group. Mr. Anandan spoke about the Pakistan market and its potential, as well as about technological changes in various industries and their impact.

LUMS has a longstanding relationship with Google. The Technology for People Initiative (TPI), a Research and Development (R and D) cluster at LUMS was established with a grant from Google in 2012. LUMS students have won the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, attended the Google AdCamp Southeast Asia 2014 held in Singapore and landed internships which materialised into jobs at Google, Sydney. A LUMS alumnus and former faculty member was the first Pakistani to win the Google Faculty Research Award in 2011.

For more information, contact:Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)D.H.A. Lahore Cantt. 54792Lahore, PakistanTel: +92-42-35608000Fax: +92-42-35725048Website: www.lums.edu.pk

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