Pakistan’s 1st digital industry acquisition follows the Silicon Valley model
Bramerz [www.bramerz.pk] , the leading digital media and marketing agency announced acquisition of DEXTEAM, a new-media startup, to strengthen its presence in Karachi. Bramerz, founded in 2006 with head quarter in Lahore, is one of the largest digital agencies in Pakistan. Bramerz also specializes and enjoys significant footprint in e-commerce and online content monetization products and services.
The acquisition was announced by Zeeshan Saleem, Cofounder & CEO of Bramerz. Zeeshan said, “Pakistan has 130 million mobile subscribers and is all set to be the next Asian tiger, especially in the digital & mobile spaces. Within 8 months of launch of 3G/4G services, 12 million users have already subscribed to the service. Demand for digital products & content will grow enormously in the coming months. And this acquisition is the first step towards capturing this huge opportunity”
The Founder and CEO of DEXTEAM, Adeel Hashmi said “Bramerz has always been an innovative and inspirational brand in the digital marketing industry in Pakistan. There could not be a better pairing and this is the way forward for the industry to grow.” Adeel is now part of Bramerz as General Manager and will steer the growth of the company in the south region of Pakistan.
Recently, Badar Khushnood, Google’s former Country Representative, also joined the Bramerz as a Partner. He has been instrumental in building Google’s ecosystem in Pakistan and have extensive experience in digital media and marketing landscape in addition to startups & technology entrepreneurship.
Partner and VP, Amer Sarfraz, also added, “With Badar (former Google) and Adeel (former Nokia) joining the Bramerz team, we now have world-class talent, knowledge and expertise to grow further & faster in the digital landscape and scale globally.”
Bramerz was established in 2006 in Lahore as one of the early innovators in the Digital Marketing and New Media. The company has worked with some of the industry’s leading brands including Pepsi, Nestle, Unilever, Samsung, Coke, Dell, Intel, Levi’s, Dominos, etc. amongst a vast roster of patrons. Bramerz is a full-service digital strategy & solutions agency enabling brands and businesses to harness the power of digital media in addition to specialized digital products in ecommerce and online content monetization niche.
DEXTEAM digital agency, an affiliate of the Malaysian Xtrategize Group started operations in Pakistan almost 2 years ago, served numerous digital projects for HBL, TCS, Alfalah GHP, THK Solutions, Cosmopolitan in Pakistan and multiple projects from private and public sector in Malaysia.
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PSEB’s management with Minister of IT, Korean Ambassador, and officials from Eximbank and Ministry of IT
Islamabad, May 15th . Minister of State for IT, Mrs. Anusha Rehman Khan, members of Ministry of IT and PSEB had a fruitful meeting and discussion at the ministry with a team from Korea Eximbank for starting feasibility study for a new state-of-the-art IT park in Islamabad this year. The team from Korea included Mr. Seoung-ho Jin, Director General, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Mr. Park Song-yun, Director Korea Eximbank and four other members. Earlier, the team had toured the site for the proposed IT park in Islamabad with executive management of Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) including MD PSEB, Asim Shahryar Husain and other directors of PSEB. This was followed by a visit to offices of PSEB and MoIT.
Minister of IT welcomed the Korean delegation to MoIT and told them that ministry’s vision is to provide good infrastructure to the IT industry to leverage the full potential of Pakistan’s IT talent. She said that IT parks provide a whole ecosystem including affordable space to IT companies along with backup power, bandwidth, and linkages with both industry and academia. IT park in Islamabad will be the first of the three IT parks with future IT parks being planned for Karachi and Lahore by ministry and PSEB. This was followed by a presentation by MD PSEB who mentioned that Pakistan is ranked fourth globally by elance at present in terms of freelancing revenue for IT and that IT exports have grown by 35% since last year. He said that there is an aggregate demand for more than a million square feet of office space by more than three hundred IT companies in Islamabad and Pindi at present. He mentioned that IT parks are like export factories with exports potential of up to $120 million a year per IT park. Mr. Seoung-ho Jin, DG Ministry of Strategy and Finance, said that he was impressed with the IT potential and talent of Pakistan and that Eximbank will select a Korean consultant to start the feasibility study later this year.
This was followed by a lunch meeting between Ministry of IT and Korean delegation which was attended by the Korean ambassador, Mr. Song Jong-hwan, and heads of PTA, USF, and ICT R&D fund. The Korean ambassador mentioned that Korea and Pakistan had similar economies in the sixties but Korea’s economy had taken off in the last fifty years because of growth in technology. Pakistan has a lot of IT talent and IT parks would be a good way of leveraging that talent to boost Pakistan’s IT exports. The minister thanked all members of the Korean delegation for visiting Pakistan and hoped that the IT park will be the beginning of a long lasting strong relationship between Pakistan and Korea.
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The Vertigo Overdrive features include:
CMMI Auditors training held in Marriott, Islamabad.
PSEB plans to create CMMI Auditors in the country for which PSEB has completed Phase-I of this program and has trained 30 professionals of the IT Industry on "Introduction to CMMI for Development version 1.3". These trainings were conducted at Islamabad and Lahore as per the following schedule:
10-12 March, 2015
14-16 April, 2015
Phase-II of this program is expected to be launched in August, 2015 or later.
Saif ur Rehman Korai
Pakistan Software Export Board
Ministry of IT & Telecom
Government of Pakistan