Karachi, December 7, 2023: Saquib Ahmad, the Managing Director of SAP Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan, underscored the paramount importance of embracing cutting-edge technology to foster sustainability, both in Pakistan and on a global scale, during a recent meeting held at a local hotel.
SAP operates under the banner of the ‘intelligent enterprise,’ leveraging advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and Analytics to forge more sustainable business models. These tools empower companies to enhance resource efficiency, curtail energy consumption, and make informed decisions that contribute significantly to sustainability.
While accentuating the significance of sustainable tech solutions for businesses, Saquib articulated, “Technology stands as a potent enabler for sustainability, furnishing innovative solutions to address global challenges. It empowers businesses and individuals to make informed decisions, optimize processes, and drive a positive environmental impact.”
SAP actively engages in collaborations with organizations, governments, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) globally to propel sustainability initiatives. These partnerships strive to raise awareness, exchange best practices, and devise innovative solutions to combat environmental challenges. Saquib emphasized SAP’s adaptability as a provider of bespoke solutions for its customers, showcasing the company’s unwavering commitment to innovation and advocacy for sustainable business practices.
Expounding on the core of sustainable technology solutions for businesses, Saquib noted, “Technology allows organizations to bridge gaps in physical infrastructure, connecting globally and ensuring timely implementation of decisions across the landscape. Pakistan, as a developing economy, stands to gain formidable competitiveness in the region through technological prowess, fostering connections, and collaboration for a positive environmental impact.”
Muhammad Shamuel Ali, Director – Mid Market & Net New Names, SAP Pakistan, Iraq & Afghanistan, reiterated the significance of IT for a sustainable future, stating, “Investing in IT solutions is made simpler as almost everything is on the cloud today, eliminating the need for an elaborate physical infrastructure. Pakistan, already a producer of high-quality products, requires a framework of sustainable policies and practices to compete globally.”
Fahad Zahid, Director, Large Enterprise Group, SAP Pakistan, underscored the potential of Pakistan’s freelance business, emphasizing that with a robust technological infrastructure, it can significantly contribute to the economy. He highlighted that 70% of IT exports from Pakistan come from the service industry.
Saquib underscored SAP’s role in providing innovative technology solutions that assist businesses in optimizing operations, reducing waste, and minimizing their environmental footprint. Through its software applications, SAP supports companies in tracking and managing their sustainability goals and initiatives. Concluding the discussion, Saquib asserted, “Technology is not merely a tool; it is the catalyst for a sustainable revolution. By integrating eco-friendly practices and innovative technology, we propel a future where conservation meets efficiency, shaping a world that is both prosperous and mindful of its resources.”
SAP boasts a robust presence across diverse business segments in Pakistan. The objective of this media meetup was to raise awareness about the transformative potential of technology in shaping a more sustainable and eco-conscious future for businesses in Pakistan. The ensuing discussion facilitated a deeper understanding of how the convergence of technology and innovations can drive environmental sustainability across various sectors.