Celebrating IT Heroes (Mr. Asif Peer)

Pakistan’s promising and ever flourishing IT industry is widespread with examples of successes at both local and global level. These successes, the struggles and lessons that have led to them, need to not only be celebrated but also importantly, shared with students, professionals and entrepreneurs.

It is for this reason that TechHub Connect has started a new campaign called “Celebrating Our IT Heroes

System Limited is one of its kind in the list of paramount IT companies of Pakistan. It is a globally recognized leader of the next-generation IT and technology-led BPO services. This employee owned company was started 38 years ago by Syed Baber Ali and Mr. Aezaz Hussain. Its offshore facilities established in Europe, North America, and Middle East along with all the major cities of Pakistan comprise of over 2,500 customer-focused employees providing a great customer experience. It has accomplished above 600 projects and its vast list of customers includes Fortune 500 companies, government and corporate entities.

Mr Asif Peer who is currently CEO, Member of the Board and the Managing Director of Systems Limited started off his career as associate developer with Systems after completing Graduation from FAST, Karachi. He also served as Senior Vice President of Services and as Vice President of Servicing Technologies at Visionet Systems Inc. He has a total experience of 18 years and 13 years of professional experience of working at Systems Limited’s sister concern in the USA. He was one of the Top 11 CEO of Pakistan according to an article written in 2014 and one of the best performing CEOs and Leaders according to Manager Today and CEO club.

Talking about the company Mr. Peer said that the company sends 40 to 50 people abroad every year and 500+ citizens of US have gone from SYSTEMS and its goal is to hire 20,000 employee every year, groom them and take them to next level. Working in various capacities at leadership level, he strongly believes in leading the company’s growth through innovation, methodology and achieving high degree of excellence in execution through mix of technologies and business domain.

As the CEO, he has envisioned Systems Limited to be recognized by its customers, employees, stakeholders, vendors, partners and competitors as the number One IT enabled services provider not only in Pakistan but to be rated among the best software solutions and IT services companies within the Finance & Apparel market segments in the USA, South East Asia, Middle East and European Markets.

Work philosophy of Systems Limited is simple – deliver quality & value by generating flexible software solutions within a fun, disciplined, and a receptive work environment that promotes unity and fortify the strength of the company.

Awards won by Systems Limited under leadership of Asif Peer include:

  • Best in BPO
  • Runner-up award for Brand Management categories at the P@SHA ICT Awards 2014.

In the question & answer session Mr Asif Peer pointed out that the key difference between the graduates of US and Pakistan is grooming, upbringing, magnitude and exposure. Graduates of US are groomed in a way to think out of box and if you have an idea and efficiency to sell yourself then nothing can stop you from achieving your goal. He further said that vision, mission along with re-innovating both in business domain as well as in technology domain is most important thing to make a company work. Talking about the scope of IoT, he said that since all large organizations need data of their end users to make their services better, it is the future of IT. Answering a question related to Bit Logger Currency he shared that the company is already working on it in Pakistan and mentioned a startup called One Load. According to him, the major challenge faced by B2B solution startups is to come up with an idea which is different from the ideas of current working companies.

Mr. Peer also agreed to extend their services to freelancers by providing trainings on communication. He believes that Systems Limited is an institution and it’s their Corporate Social Responsibility to help all sectors of IT. Very interesting prospects came out after the session and TechHub Connect hopes to collaborate with Systems Ltd. on many more projects in future.

Event Details

Date: December 17, 2015
Time: 10:00am
Venue: TechHub Connect