Increasing International Exposure: Dr. Bushra Anjum invites Barry Pierce to Pakistan

With the aim of increasing international exposure for local students, Dr. Bushra Anjum, Assistant Professor CS Department, invited
Barry Pierce (Mulkey Inc, Elim-IT) from USA to visit Pakistan for an educational guest lecture series. Barry has worked in the technology services industry for over 25 years and is a unique mix of businessman, techie, theoretician, and practitioner. He has served every size client: one-person micro-businesses, small businesses, mid-sized companies and multinational corporations.

Barry Pierce spoke at Forman Christian College (FCC) on 19th April, at Punjab University College of IT (PUCIT) on 25th April and at FAST-NU (Lahore Campus) on 26th April. The focus of his seminar was on “Server Virtualization and Consolidation”. Server Virtualization and Consolidation is fundamentally changing the way that IT resources are being used in the corporate world. Companies who have adopted virtualization have seen tremendous savings in the time required to manage servers, reduced maintenance and equipment costs, and decreased power consumption In the talk, Barry Pierce demonstrated these benefits as well as pointed out some potential flaws involved with server virtualization and consolidation. Presentation slides are available here.

Barry spoke at FAST –NU on Friday April 26th. On the same day, Barry later held an entrepreneurial session with interested graduates and alumni for possible outsourcing and collaborative work. Prominent software houses and industry startups were also represented like TkXel, TRG, CureMD, Pentaloop etc.