GET YOUR COMPANY CERTIFIED IN ISO27001 AND ISO20000 USING PSEB’S SUBSIDY

Dear PSEB Member,

Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is the Government agency mandated to promote Pakistan’s IT Industry locally and internationally.

ISO/IEC 20000 is the international standard for IT service management. ISO/IEC 20000 reflects best practice guidance contained within the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework (reference needed). ISO 20000 is the Code of practice and describes the best practices for Service Management Processes within the scope. The code of Practice will be of particular use to organizations preparing to be audited against ISO 20000 or planning service improvements.

ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS). Organizations which meet the standard may be certified compliant by an independent and accredited certification body on successful completion of a formal compliance audit.

PSEB has already assisted 110 companies in achieving ISO9001, 41 companies in achieving ISO27001/BS7799 and 28 companies in CMMI Level-2, Level-3 & Level-5. PSEB now wants to assist more companies each with ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 certifications.

PSEB member companies interested to acquire ISO27001/20000 Certifications through PSEB’s assistance are invited to submit their EOI by 31st August 2017. Only companies, which have a current registration with PSEB, will be eligible for the certification program.

Detailed Terms of Reference (TORs) for selecting companies for PSEB’s assistance are available at the following links;

1. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/ISO20000-TORs-COMPANIES.pdf

2. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/ISO27001-TORs-COMPANIES.pdf

Note: PSEB bears 70% of the total cost for CMMI & 80% for the ISO20000/27001 certification program.

Regards

Director Projects

Pakistan Software Export Board

2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad

Phone: 051-9211094

Fax: 051-9204075

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GET YOUR COMPANY CERTIFIED IN CMMI Level 2, 3 & 5 USING PSEB’S SUBSIDY

Dear PSEB Member,

Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) is a body under Ministry of IT with the mandate to promote and to grow Pakistan’s IT industry and its exports every year.

Improvement in the processes and the quality of products and services delivered by IT companies can create new business opportunities for them. The Capability Maturity Model Integration, or CMMI, is a process model developed by Carnegie Melon University, which provides a clear definition of what an organization should do to promote behaviors that lead to improved performance. With five “Maturity Levels” or three “Capability Levels,” the CMMI defines the most important elements that are required to build great products or to deliver great services, especially for software companies.

To date, PSEB has assisted 110 software companies with certification in ISO9001:2000, 41 companies with ISO27001 and 28 companies with various levels of CMMI. PSEB now wants to assist more companies in CMMI Levels-2, Level-3 & Level-5.

Expression of Interest is hence invited from IT companies wishing to enroll in this program. Detailed TORs can be viewed at following links;

1. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/TORs-Selection-of-Companies-for-CMMI-Level-2.pdf

2. http://www.pseb.org.pk/images/CMMI-TORS-Level-3-Level-5.pdf

Only those companies will be eligible who have a current registration with PSEB. Complete EOI should reach PSEB by 31st August 2017. Please do not hesitate to contact undersigned, if you have any queries.

Note: PSEB bears 70% of the total cost for CMMI & 80% for the ISO20000/27001 certification program.

Regards

Director Projects

Pakistan Software Export Board

2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad

Phone: 051-9211094

Fax: 051-9204075

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Cyber Data Security and Privacy: Challenges and Prospects

Dear PSEB Member,

A two-day Conference on Cyber Data Security and Privacy would be held in Lahore from 13th to 14th September 2017.

As per information submitted by the organizers, the conference “is going to address the issues, challenges, and prospects arising due to the rapid digitization of critical data of the organizations operating in different industries. This is a professional conference targeting high profile C-Level audience and speakers from multiple sectors”.

According to the organizers, the main theme of the event is “to understand the significance of making digital data networks secure, highlight industry specific (banking, insurance, telecom, e-commerce, etc.) unique issues and solutions relevant to data security and privacy, to introduce multiple hardware and software solutions available for data security and privacy as well as lay down the R&D agenda for future knowledge advancement in collaboration with academia in the area of data privacy and security”. Conference would comprise of the following sessions:

1. Opening Session: Digital Transformation: A Driver for Cyber Security.

2. Customer Data Management Challenges in Cyber Space.

3. Panel Discussion: Data Security and Privacy Issues in Financial Sector.

4. Hardware / Software Support Systems for Secure Data Management.

5. Cyber Governance, Compliance, and Implementation.

6. Security Challenges in Digital Transaction: e-commerce, e-banking, and Mobile Financial Services.

7. Closing Session: Prospects and Road Ahead for Cyber Data Security and Privacy.

For information on the event pertaining to attending the conference, speaking slots or sponsorship opportunities, you may contact Manqoosh ur Rehman, Director Sales & Marketing, Creative Fusion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0302-4556733.

Best Regards,

(Jahanzaib Shafi)

Manager International Marketing

Pakistan Software Export Board

Ministry of IT and Telecom

Government of Pakistan

2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

Agha Khan Road, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

Telephone: +92-51-9211124/9201466

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Expo Pakistan 2017

Dear Member Company,

Pakistan Software Export Board in line with the policy to bolster local IT Sector hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at EXPO Pakistan 2017, scheduled to be held at the Karachi Expo Center from November 9 - 12, 2017.

EXPO Pakistan, organized by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and held for 9 consecutive years, has evolved into a major exhibition. This annual event offers an ideal platform to PSEB member companies to interact with prospective local and overseas customers. As per the information provided by the organizers, the four-day Expo Pakistan "showcases the largest collection of Pakistan's export merchandise and has thus become the primary sourcing point for a large number of businesses worldwide, giving them a head start on buying and ordering. Foreign exhibitors, from neighboring countries, also utilize Expo Pakistan to launch their respective products and Services."

According to organizers, this year, an inaugural dinner at Governor House on November 08th, 2017 has been arranged for the delegates & exhibitors to meet informally with each other. The first three days of Expo Pakistan shall be exclusively for B2B meetings of our respected Exhibitors with their relevant buyers as per our last practices. Minister for Commerce, Secretary TDAP & the Chief Executive, TDAP shall also be available at the expo center to meet the foreign buyers & will meet Exhibitors. The last day of event will be open for the general public (November 12th, 2017).

Additional information on the event can be obtained at http://expopakistan.gov.pk

Subsidy would be provided by PSEB to selected PSEB member companies for exhibiting at Expo Pakistan 2017. In return, PSEB expects that the exhibiting PSEB member companies would effectively utilize their respective presence at Expo Pakistan 2017 by soliciting prospective customers, developing necessary business contacts and exploring cooperation and collaboration possibilities.

PSEB member companies would pay Rs. 30,000 only for a 12 sqm space. Application forms and TORs for exhibiting may be downloaded from http://pseb.org.pk/images/docs/expo-pakistan-form-2017.pdf and be submitted with following:

1. Demand draft of PKR 30,000 in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board (Refundable in case of non-selection).

2. Duly filled-in application Form.

3. Signed TORs.

Kindly submit your application and bank draft along with the above mentioned documents to the undersigned by August 18, 2017 by 11:00 A.M. Please note that only companies with current PSEB membership would be considered.

Kindly do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Best Regards,

Sulman Hassan

Director International Marketing

Pakistan Software Export Board

Ministry of IT and Telecom

Government of Pakistan

Office 5/6, 5th Floor Shaheen Complex,

Edgerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan

Telephone: +92-42-99200170

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Participation in MWC Americas, San Francisco in September 2017

Dear PSEB Member,

In-line with the Governments objective to boost IT exports of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Export Board hereby solicits applications from PSEB member companies to exhibit at MWC Americas, scheduled to be held in San Francisco, USA between September 12-14, 2017.

As per the information submitted by the organizers “The MWC Americas exhibition will showcase 1,000 exhibitors through a combination of exhibition stands, pavilions and hospitality space. Pavilions from Canada, China and Korea are already confirmed and we are seeing extremely strong support for Mobile World Congress Americas from operators and players from across the mobile ecosystem, including AT&T, Sprint and Verizon who are all committed to exhibiting at the event.” Further information on the event is available at https://www.mwcamericas.com/

PSEB would be setting up a Pakistan IT Pavilion at 2017 MWC Americas. To motivate PSEB member companies to exhibit at the aforementioned IT exhibition, PSEB has decided to offer substantial subsidy. The short-listed companies would pay Rs. 200,000/-after availing PSEB subsidy to exhibit at MWC Americas 2017 in a fully built exhibit space with all necessary facilitates. Companies would be responsible for their representative’s visa, travel, hotel accommodation and all other miscellaneous expense.

Interested companies having valid PSEB membership, are requested to fill out the Application form available here and submit to the undersigned with all requisite attachments by August 7, 2017.

1. Application Form and signed ToRs. Both must have company stamp as well.

2. Company Profile.

3. Information on Products/Services that would be projected through the event.

4. Demand draft of PKR 220,000/- in favor of Pakistan Software Export Board. The deposit is refundable in case an IT company is not short-listed. The deposit would be non-refundable in case of no-show after selection. Please note that Rs. 20,000 would be refunded upon submission of tour and leads report after the event as per format provided by PSEB.

Kindly contact the undersigned for any related queries before the deadline.

Best regards,

(Jahanzaib Shafi)

Manager International Marketing

Pakistan Software Export Board

Ministry of IT and Telecom

Government of Pakistan

2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex

Agha Khan Road, F-5, Islamabad, Pakistan

Telephone: +92-51-9211124/9201466

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