ISOC Zakir SyedSTAFF REPORT IBD: A Pakistani telecom and ICT professional, Zakir Syed, has been selected by the Internet Society (ISOC) Next Generation Leaders (NGL) Programme to attend the course titled “Shaping the Internet – History and Future.”
The NGL programme, official launched in Geneva in 2009, blends coursework, practical experience and mentorship to help prepare young professionals from across the world to become the next generation leaders of Internet technology, policy, and business model.
Purpose of the programme is aimed at emerging talents across the globe, between the ages of 20 and 40. A global, mission-based organization, the Internet Society promotes the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.
Zakir, currently working as Manager Telecom and ICT Research at a technology company, has been part of SAMENA Telecommunications Councils Strategic Research Team and has worked on a number of research projects. Ranging from 3G, Broadband, ICT policies, spectrum harmonization, digital dividend and regulations, among others.
He has authored several articles and industry reports in the areas including but not limited to optical networks, wireless networks, spectrum management, 3G, broadband, domain name industry and satellite communications.

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