PakAlumni Worldwide: The Global Social Network

The Global Social Network

Riaz Haq
  • Male
  • Silicon Valley, CA
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

Riaz Haq's Friends

  • Gotam Das
  • Syed Hassan
  • Naveed Mozaffar
  • M. M. Hassan
  • Salah Khawaja
  • Shahid Abbas
  • Murat
  • Saeed
  • Muhammad Ahsan Khan
  • Owais
  • Muhammad Salim Girach
  • Anwer Iqbal
  • Sharif Ahmed
  • Faheemuddin Farooqui
  • Shoieb Yunus

Riaz Haq's Groups

Riaz Haq's Discussions

Pakistan Second Strike Capability and Nuclear Triad.
4 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Riaz Haq Jan 12.

Pakistan Defense
2 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ameer Alam Jan 25, 2016.

Pakistan Civil Society

Started Mar 26, 2015

RSS

Loading… Loading feed

Gifts Received

Gift

Riaz Haq has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Riaz Haq's Page

Latest Activity

Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Campaign of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) About CPEC
"Economic Survey of Pakistan 2016-17http://www.finance.gov.pk/survey/chapters_17/overview_2016-17.pdfPer Capita Income in dollar terms has witnesseda growth of 6.4 percent in FY 2017 ascompared to 1.1 percent last year. The percapita income in dollar…"
22 minutes ago
Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Campaign of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) About CPEC
"#Pakistan presents new $50 billion #development-heavy #budget for FY 2017-18 - ABC News - http://abcn.ws/2s271CJ via @ABCPakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Friday presented a $50 billion development heavy budget that also promised a seven…"
25 minutes ago
Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Internet Data Usage Soaring in Pakistan
"#Dutch #broadband firm to invest $10m in #Pakistan to expand Corporate #LTE https://tribune.com.pk/story/1417700/dutch-broadband-firm-invest-10m-pakistan/ Augere Pakistan, a Dutch wireless broadband company, has announced that it will invest $10…"
15 hours ago
Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post US Missile Strikes in Syria; US Mediation in India-Pakistan Dispute; Bannon’s Future
"#Pakistan is a key #American ally: #Pentagon #US #DoD #Trumphttp://www.thehindu.com/news/international/trump-administration-proposes-800-million-coalition-support-for-pakistan/article18575890.eceThe Trump administration has proposed to give Pakistan…"
18 hours ago
Farrukh nawaz left a comment for Riaz Haq
"Very nice sir. You are working great in blogging. "
22 hours ago
Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistan in 2016: Economy, Security & Relations With India, US
"#Trump Administration Proposes to Cut #CSF for #Pakistan by $100 Million to $800 Million for FY18. http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/donald-trump-administration-proposes-800-million-fund-for-pakistan-1703682 … via @ndtvWASHINGTON: The Trump…"
yesterday
Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistan's Focus on Hardware (Infrastructure) Instead of Software (Education)
"Education chaper 10 from Economic Survey of Pakistan 2016-17http://www.finance.gov.pk/survey/chapters_17/10-Education.pdfAccording to the Household Integrated Incomeand Consumption Survey (HIICS)National/Provincial levels with urban/ruralbreakdown,…"
yesterday
Riaz Haq commented on Riaz Haq's blog post Pakistani Stock Market Still Offers Great Value After Stellar Performance in 2016
"Economic Survey of Pakistan 2016-17http://www.finance.gov.pk/survey/chapters_17/overview_2016-17.pdfPer Capita Income in dollar terms has witnesseda growth of 6.4 percent in FY 2017 ascompared to 1.1 percent last year. The percapita income in dollar…"
yesterday

Profile Information

Where do you live?
Silicon Valley, CA, USA
Your real name? (No pseudonyms, please)
Riaz Haq
Which college or university?
NED University and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Any fellow Pakistani Alumni living near you?
Yes, many.
Your graduation date?
1974
Your major?
Electrical Engineering
What do you do for a living?
Start-up business consulting
Any professional affiliations? Memberships in professional orgs?
TIE Charter member, NED Alumni Association of Silicon Valley
What have you done for your alma mater lately?
Organized NEDians Convention 2007. Started NEDians Worldwide.
Tell us about you:
I am the Founder & President of PaAlumni . In addition to being a high-tech executive, I am an entrepreneur, an investor, and an avid watcher of South Asia and financial markets, I have more than 25 years experience in the hi-tech industry. I have co-founded two high-tech startups and managed multi-million dollar business. I am a pioneer of the PC and mobile businesses and I have held senior management positions in hardware and software development of Intel’s microprocessor product line from 8086 to Pentium processors. My experience includes senior roles in marketing, engineering and business management. I was recognized as “Person of the Year” by PC Magazine for my contribution to 80386 program. I have an MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. I have two blogs: http://riazhaq.blogspot.com, http://southasiainvestor.blogspot.com
What are your hobbies?
Reading, travel, blogging, community service.
Your favorite books?
1984, Fahrenheit 451, The Long Tail, Wikinomics, Blue Oceans Strategy, The Buffet Way
Website:
http://southasiainvestor.blogspot.com
Favorite Music:
The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, U2, Cat Stevens, Ghazals, Nusrat Fateh Ali
Favorite TV Shows:
60 Minutes, The Simpsons, Aaj with Kamran Khan,Pak Music on Geo & ARY, CNBC Squawk Box.

PakAlumni WorldWide


Riaz Haq's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Riaz Haq's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Riaz Haq's Blog

Afiniti and Careem: Tech Unicorns Made in Pakistan

Afiniti and Careem are two technology unicorns engineered in Pakistan by Pakistanis. AI (artificial intelligence) startup Afiniti software has largely been engineered in Lahore while taxi hailing service Careem's technology has mostly been developed in Karachi. Here's more about these unicorns:

Careem:

Careem is a taxi hailing app that is giving its American competitor Uber a…

Continue

Posted on May 23, 2017 at 6:27pm

Campaign of Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) About CPEC

An unrelenting campaign of fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) about China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has been unleashed in the media in recent weeks. This strategy harkens back to the aggressive marketing techniques used by the American computer giant IBM in the 1970s to fight competition.

Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD):

A definition of FUD that captures its…

Continue

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Pakistan Consumer Boom Driving Media Advertising Revenue

Rising buying power of rapidly expanding middle class in Pakistan drove the nation's media advertising revenue up 14% to a record Rs. 76.2 billion ($727 million) in FY 2015-16. Half of this ad spending (Rs. 38 billion or $362 million) went to television channels while the rest was divided among print, outdoor, radio and digital media.…

Continue

Posted on May 20, 2017 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Pakistan to Build Massive Dams for Abundant Water and Power

China and Pakistan have agreed to finance and build two mega dams in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for this development was signed by the leaders of the two countries on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) summit in Beijing.…



Continue

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

India's Jadhav ICJ Case; Terror in Balochistan; Trump's Firing of FBI Director Comey

Why has India taken its complaint against Pakistan to International Court of Justice? Will this Indian action internationalize Kulbhushan Jadhav case? What are the risks for India? Can Pakistan use this opportunity to highlight India's use of proxies to commit acts of terror in Pakistan? Will Pakistan accept ICJ's jurisdiction in this matter?…



Continue

Posted on May 14, 2017 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Comment Wall (28 comments)

At 7:08pm on October 30, 2007, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
Thanks for your comments, certainly you have experienced these kinda forumns more closely.....but let me share couple of points...

1) we have couple of mailing lists for NEDians to say in touch but most of the students are not aware of dat

2) web is the most effective way to share our thoughts (scholarship program: transactions can be made onlilne etc, mentoring forum: detailed profile of alumni with search capabilities and students can contact us)

3) online books, resources that can be added later....in fact that should be done by NED Admin but I dont think daz gonna happen in next decade

------------------------------------------------------------------------

So, my point is if we can create a web its easy to share with students and they can get any info they want from there (just one platform)

I know its a lot of effort and you are right you wanna figure out if its worthit.....which is perfectly alright BUT I THINK its worth trying

---------------------------------------------------------

Solution::: Can we suggest the web development as final year project for NED students?? Do you think this can do??

When I had time, I worked on that but I was depending on folks in karachi to register NGO / NPO but no one really wanted to do all the paper work and therefore I almost had to quit the idea....

Couple of students contacted me for scholarship but I really didnt have any good answer for them

-------------------------------------------------------

Bottomline::: These ideas are not new, all we need is a proper representation, that is accessible to students [we dont need to depend on any mailing lists, any other mode of communication, like notice board :) etc......just one single platform]

Looking forward to hear from you more on this

Take care,

Regards,
At 11:21am on November 12, 2007, Syed Qasim Bukhari said…
thnx for the informative links sir !! they r really of my great interest & i would give some thoughtful time in reading those articles butttttttt actually they are not related to the problem em facing....... em having difficulties regarding the stereo vision algorithms ... 8 point algorithm n others.. how to aply them.. what if I ve a pair of images what to do next ?? what problem i might face when working underwater . etc
At 9:47pm on December 13, 2007, Riaz Qamar said…
Thanks for your appreciation. Sadly, I don't see revival of cricket in Pakistan :'(
At 10:35pm on December 18, 2007, Syed Zulfiqar Yezdan said…
Thanks. I will try to get the source files and upload again
At 5:12pm on December 29, 2007, Dilara Hafiz said…
Thanks Riaz Bhai - this looks like a great website. I always enjoy your opinions in Pakistan Link - keep up the thoughtful, analytical writing - we need it!
At 12:33pm on January 17, 2008, Ameer Alam said…
Thanks Riaz Bhai. I will post more material as soon as I can find some time. Allah Hafiz
At 12:42pm on January 17, 2008, Ameer Alam said…
Inshallah very soon, I need a recent potrait made.
At 8:50pm on January 18, 2008, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
Thanks sir...what are your plans for de long weekend?
At 9:49pm on January 18, 2008, Sohail Sarwar Tahir said…
i will relax ...daz all i want...might look into office stuff on sunday and monday though....tried to implement something, somehow it didnt work as expected, have a deadline to meet (feb mid)....daz about it..
At 5:10pm on February 24, 2008, Muhammad Riaz said…
Thanks

You need to be a member of PakAlumni Worldwide: The Global Social Network to add comments!

Join PakAlumni Worldwide: The Global Social Network

 
 
 

Pre-Paid Legal


Twitter Feed

    follow me on Twitter

    Sponsored Links

    South Asia Investor Review
    Investor Information Blog

    Haq's Musings
    Riaz Haq's Current Affairs Blog

    Please Bookmark This Page!




    Blog Posts

    Ramzan and Our Duties in this Holy Month

    Months is important for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the month of worship and everyone wants to earn good and prays Post! God blessed me luck moments of this month, but on the other hand it makes them suffer in the month of concern to many white folders like me. But that only providers who alone is our belief, but still have things to show us. If I count the amount of people who were bound to be in the slightest concern over the arrival of…

    Continue

    Posted by Farrukh nawaz on May 25, 2017 at 10:52am

    Afiniti and Careem: Tech Unicorns Made in Pakistan

    Afiniti and Careem are two technology unicorns engineered in Pakistan by Pakistanis. AI (artificial intelligence) startup Afiniti software has largely been engineered in Lahore while taxi hailing service Careem's technology has mostly been developed in Karachi. Here's more about these unicorns:

    Careem:

    Careem is a taxi hailing app that is giving its American competitor Uber a…

    Continue

    Posted by Riaz Haq on May 23, 2017 at 6:27pm

    © 2017   Created by Riaz Haq.   Powered by

    Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service