BPF Supports – UK Medical Aid Charity Gala Dinner, Marriott Grosvenor Square, 18 November 2017

BPF is supporting the annualUK Medical Aid “Charity Gala Dinner” at Marriott Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1K 6JP on the 18th of November 2017 at 6:30 pm. The evening will showcase top Pakistani Fashion, Art and Music to help support valuable medical relief work in Pakistan such as: providing treatment to Hepatitis B and C patients, assisting under-privileged medical students and providing clean drinking water to remote areas across Pakistan.

To book tickets please email:info@medicalaid.org.uk

BPF Focus on Digital Services and Technology Panel Discussion, Accenture, 27 November 2017

Please join us for the Focus on Digital Services and Technology Panel Discussion and Professional Networking event on the 27th of November 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Accenture, 1 Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BD.

The aim of this event is to guide, inspire and assist those who wish to pursue a successful career within this field and provide a networking opportunity for professionals from a range of industry sectors.

Our inspirational panellists include:

• Kausar Qazilbash (Managing Director, Analytics & Resources Industries, Accenture): Kausar Qazilbash is the Global Lead for Analytics and Digital Industry Solutions for Resources Group that covers Oil & Gas, Utilities, Power Generation, Metals, Mining and Chemical Industries. He advises a number of Fortune 500 clients on the of Digital Technologies covering, Analytics, Mobility, IoT, Interactive and Cloud. He also leads the development and deployment of Digital Industry Solutions in his clients’ industries. He led a number of Digital Transformation programmes for his clients with specific focus on Industrial Internet of Things and its adoption in traditional IT and OT legacy environments. Before joining Accenture, he worked as an Oilfield Services Engineer with Schlumberger Wireline Kausar is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA from IMD Lausanne.

• Kamran Ikram (Managing Director, Technology & Financial Services, Accenture): Kamran Ikram is the managing director in the U.K. and Ireland, responsible for Accenture’s infrastructure business in consulting and outsourcing across all industry sectors. He has P&L, commercial, and operational responsibility across infrastructure cost reduction, cloud computing, workplace and collaboration, data centre technologies and migrations, service management, networks, and contact centres. Kamran has personally delivered multiple projects across such areas as IT cost reduction, cloud strategy and migration, resilience, mobility, and infrastructure transformation. Ikram is a former military radar systems engineer who is a chartered engineer, a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and a fellow of the British Computer Society.

• Rabia Sultan (UKI Technology, Accenture): Rabia has been working in Accenture’s Client & Delivery domain as an Integrations Architect for close to 3 years. In her fast-paced career with Accenture, Rabia has worked with clients across telecom and financial services while specializing in Oracle Cloud Technologies. Before starting her career with Accenture, Rabia graduated from NUST Pakistan as double gold medallist and was awarded scholarship by University of Sheffield to pursue MS degree.

• Noor Sajid (Analytics, Accenture): Noor Sajid is a Data Science Consultant at Accenture Analytics with a specialisation in advanced simulation, supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques. Noor’s day to day work involves leveraging her analytics expertise to help clients make informed decisions about their business. She has successfully worked within a wide variety of industries – financial services, public sector, health and hospitality industry. Noor holds a Masters in Economic Policy from the London School of Economics and Bachelors in Economics from University of Warwick.

Limited places available!

BPF in collaboration with Stairs and Shares – Entrepreneur Series: Knowledge Café, RSA & artFix Woolwich, September to December 2017

BPF has partnered with “Stairs and Shares” to bring you an exclusive series of “Knowledge Cafes for Entrepreneurs”. These are micro social support sessions for entrepreneurs. They promote social learning between entrepreneurs. They have a maximum capacity of 10 entrepreneurs per session. These peer to peer sessions help entrepreneurs learn from each other. They promote innovation, horizontal learning and knowledge sharing. 1,000 entrepreneurs have used them to build successful businesses in the last 6 years.

These events run from mid-September to early December on a weekly basis. As a reminder they are free. However, if someone wants to meet the support providers outside the group then there may be a charge. All our members are encouraged to follow the EMCC code of the ethics. London Business Journal will also randomly select and highlight one business a month from those that attend these knowledge cafes.

Limited places available!

To register please visit: http://www.stairsandshares.com/knowledge-cafes-london.html

BPF has partnered with the team of #70YearsOn – The Grand Trunk Project, Showcasing a series of events across the UK, July to December 2017

BPF is a partner of the “The Grand Truck Project” (an initiative of the Department of Communities and Local Government and facilitated by the Faiths Forum for London). This project embodies the spirit of the ancient and historic Grand Trunk Road, that linked people and countries, creating relationships and friendships despite the differences. Working in collaboration with faith leaders, community groups, and others, we aim to celebrate our similarities and support much-needed dialogue about our differences through a series of community events and a specially curated exhibition by Dervish Creative across 11 regions in the UK.

For more details on this project and to attend events, please visit: http://tgtp.co.uk/events/

For details on how to host an event of your own or share your partition story, please visit: http://tgtp.co.uk/contact/