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Untethering from Legacy Infrastructure: Pakistan’s Cloud First Policy

In February 2022, the federal cabinet approved the Pakistan Cloud First Policy requiring all federal level public service entities to prioritise public cloud for future technology infrastructure.

• The shift from on-premise infrastructure to public cloud can play a catalytic role in Pakistan’s digital transformation by optimizing technology spending; increasing scalability; facilitating flexibility, innovation, and collaboration; increasing resilience and cybersecurity; and ensuring compatibility with emerging technologies.

• To enable an effective and sustainable transition of the public sector to a truly cloud environment, a robust planning, implementation, and change management suite of enabling measures should be instituted. The measures span specific interventions focusing on people (skill development), process (technology procurement and policy implementation), and product (cloud offerings).


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Hiba Fatima
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Hiba is a Senior Associate at the Centre for Digital Transformation. Hiba’s focus is on the intersection between digital and human development, public service delivery, and government. Her work aims to help different sectors benefit from digital transformation for improved economic and social opportunities. Hiba has an MSc. in International Politics from SOAS, and a BSc. in Economics and Political Science from LUMS.

Navid Qazi
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Navid brings over two decades of experience in setting up and growing technology centric businesses in international markets. Most recently, he was responsible for Cisco’s Web-Scale, Cloud and Global Accounts segment in APJC based in Singapore. He has been advising early stage tech companies to expand their global footprint across Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. He is a certified board director having been on the Board of American Business Council. He has also attended executive education programs at MIT Sloan and INSEAD.