Shoab A. Khan

Title From Concept to Completion

How to take an enterprise level turnkey project with HW and SW components from Concept to Completion. A complex project requires many stake holder where the importance and relevance of these stakeholders change across the life of the project. For successful execution of the project, from concept to completion, requires different set of skills. This necessitates a balance team to ensure success of the project. The team usually consists of a program director, project managers, task leads, QA leads, software system architect, HW system architect, front end and backend developers, UI/UX designers, QA team, deployment team, logistic management team, maintenance support and up gradations team, change management team etc are some of the roles. My talk shall list different stages in the life of an enterprise level IT project with HW and SW components, associate with each stage are the stakeholders and the skill set. I shall also give examples from the projects I have been part of and the strategy we adopted for their successful execution.


Dr Shoab Khan is of Prof Computer and Software Engineering NUST College of EME. He received his PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology USA in 1995. While in US he got extensive experience of working in several top notch technology companies like Scientific Atlanta, Picture Tel and Cisco System. In 1999 Dr Shoab Khan founded an exciting startup named Communication Enabling Technology (CET) from drawing room of his house in Pakistan. The startup raised US $17 Million in venture funding in 2000. CET had its head office in Irvine CA and development office in Islamabad. CET with Dr Khan as chief architect designed world highest density media processor chip for VoIP media gateways. For his innovate technology work, Dr Khan has 5 US patents to his credit Dr Khan has contributed 350+ international publications and a world class textbook on Digital Design of Signal Processing System published by John Wiley & Sons and followed in many universities across the globe. He is a professor of Computer Engineering at NUST College of EME. He has supervised / co-supervised 20+ PhD and 120+ MS theses to completion. He is also founding member (Chancellor / CEO) of CASE and CARE. CASE is a primer engineering and management school operating as a federally chartered degree granting institute, whereas CARE, under his leadership, has risen to be one of the most profound high technology engineering organizations in Pakistan. For his eminent industrial and academic profile, Dr Shoab has been awarded with numerous honors and awards. These include Tamgh-e-Imtiaz Pakistan, HEC best researcher award and NCR National Excellence Award in Engineering Education. He is currently serving as a member of Prime Minister Taskforces on IT and Telecommunication, Science & Technology and Knowledge Economy, Deputy Chairman of National Computing Education and Accreditation Council (NCEAC) and has served as Chairman Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) for year 2014-15.