TEDxCIIT is bringing some best of the best people to its stage with immense experience, innovativeness and creativity. Speakers in TEDxCIIT are those well known and high achievers of their fields who have added value to the world and future with their amazing work and efforts, following their own ideologies and leaving behind the legacy of success and inspiration. TEDxCIIT focus on diversity to bring inspiration to audience from all perspectives of life. We are listing down our Speakers with all their details for all the fans out there.

 Muhammad Zaman Khan
 Doctor, researcher, teacher, poet

Graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College securing fourteen gold medals in MBBS, Dr Zaman Khan was declared the ‘  Most Distinguished Graduate 2002-07’, being the first one to receive this award. He was declared ‘Star Laureate’ at  national level by South Asia Publications. Currently he is working as FCPS in medicine trainee in Lahore.

Out of 40,000 applicants worldwide he was selected among 692 young scientists to participate in 60th Meeting of Nobel  Laureate scientists in Lindau, Germany.  Out of these Lindua fellows he was selected in fifty to participate in Euro-Science Open Forum, Italy.

He is an important member of Dengue Expert Advisory Group Punjab, and co-author of national WHO guidelines on management of dengue fever. He has trained hundreds of doctors and paramedical staff on treatment of dengue fever. His research papers were presented in International Congress on Infectious Diseases, Thailand and NUS.

Outside the boundaries of medicine science he loves poetry and has written a book of poetry in Urdu language.


Sheikh Danish Ejaz
Connector, Creative, Energy, Trainer

Danish is best described by the words ‘positive energy’. He has 8 years of advertising experience in a diverse range of fields and his interest in technology that has manifested as experience in digital marketing. Currently he is associated with a digital advertising agency as an Account Director and helping clients build their brands by leveraging both conventional and digital platforms.

Other than adverting, Danish has always been extremely active in youth development and training. His participation / mentoring in different youth based program made him realize the gap that exists in our identity as a nation, following which he co-founded Udham Publications with like-minded friends. Their sole purpose is to introduce local icons to restore the nation’s pride in itself.


Zakaullah Khan
Creative Storyteller driven by Strategy, Advertiser

Zaka is an avid reader and a natural story teller. He has dabbled in several fields, eventually spending the last 8 years as an advertiser.

He has an MBA degree from the prestigious Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (IBA) and an interest in narrative that has manifested as creative writing, gaming, script writing and even voice acting.

Now he is CEO of Udham Publications, a company formed with a few friends to create local narratives that aim to restore our own sense of identity.


Qaiser Abbas
Management Trainer, Consultant, Author,  Organizational Psychologist, Success Story

Qaiser Abbas is the Founder & Chief Inspiring Officer of a leading management training and consulting company operating internationally.

As an Organizational Psychologist Qaiser specialized in using experimental learning methodology in outdoor trainings. He pioneered the concept of “Trainment” and Management by Adventure (MBA) to bring greater purpose, meaning and excitement to the business of learning and development.

He recent publication Outclass Teams is the first book on team building written by a Pakistani author. He is also an author of two more best selling books. Qaiser Abbas’s life is a success story and a great inspiration in itself.


Muhammad Shahzad Khan
Youth Activist, Founder CDA

Muhammad Shahzad Khan is Founder and executive director of Chanan Development Association (CDA), a national youth lead organization. He is a young leader working with other young change agents, peer educators and leaders since 1999.
With Masters in Political Sciences and graduation in Journalism and Sociology he devoted himself to empower young people in Pakistan and making CDA as a model youth lead organization. He has vast experience in the fields of Intercultural dialogue, interfaith harmony, peace, health/reproductive health, child sexual abuse, gender mainstreaming, violence against women, democracy and human rights as well as interactive theatre, Peer education and advocacy campaigning.

Shahzad is recently awarded with International Award for the Health and Dignity of Women and Girls by The Friends of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), presented by UNFPA Executive Director Dr Babatunde Osotimehin and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.


Omair Rana

Actor, Director, Producer, Teacher

Omair Rana is an actor, director, producer, teacher, a father and a really cool guy . He is one of the founders of Real Entertainment Productions, which has produced 49 plays to date. Rana recently performed in ”Ílaj-e-Zidd Dastiyab Hai”‘ or ”The Taming of the Shrew” at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. He hopes to raise the standard and importance of Pakistani theater with his work.




Andleeb Abbas

Trainer, Strategist, Entrepreneur, Columnist, Teacher.

Andleeb Abbas has been involved in the field of training and consultancy for the last 12 years. With Strategic Management and marketing strategy she has trained nearly all top local and multinational organizations. Currently she is the CEO of the world’s largest training and consulting brand, FranklinCovey Pakistan, as well as running her own training institute in Lahore, by the name of Institute of Marketing & Sales (IMS Knowledge).

She is training and marketing consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and DFID. With 30 papers and 500 articles published, Andleeb also writes for DAWN and NEWS Sunday magazine.

In 2002, she was the only Pakistani to be declared as one of the top 30 Strategic Thinkers in the world by the World Bank Washington DC social development department, and consequently was invited to assist the World Bank in preparing their next 10 year strategic plan.

Currently she is also working with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf as Information secretary Punjab Region.


Hassan Shahnawaz Zaidi

Designer, Artist, Celebrity, Poet, Writer, Teacher

Hasan Shahnawaz Zaidi is a blend of talent and expertise.  He has been involved with arts, design, poetry, performing arts and television productions for last two decades.

Hasan Shahnawaz Zaidi is currently working as the Advisor in Department of Architecture & Design in Comsats University Lahore. He done his MFA Graphic Designing and visual communication from Punjab University and has served as senior lecturer at University of Nairobi Kenya and later as Principal of College of Art & Design, Punjab University. He also worked as Creative Director in an advertising agency Lahore.

He has participated in 60 exhibitions of painting and graphics in Pakistan and abroad. With 25 years of experiences as an Urdu poet he wrote many research papers on art and Urdu as well as two books published including the urdu translation of noble prize winning book “Geetanjali”. He wrote, directed and acted in number of stage plays and television productions. He has his album of songs released, “Sapnay”.

Currently he is the member of Board of Governors at Lahore Museum, Pakistan National Council of Arts, Lahore Arts Council and Punjab Arts Council.

In 1998, he got Presidential Award “Tamgha-e-Imtiaz” for Art.TEDxCIIT  promises diversity and immense knowledge through its talks and networking breaks. We look forward to have a great experience with our speakers.

TEDxCIIT  promises diversity and immense knowledge through its talks and networking breaks. We look forward to have a great experience with our speakers.

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