Imran is an acknowledged visionary and global strategy, business & technology thought-leader. He is a respected C-suite trusted advisor, management consultant, evangelist & innovation champion. Currently at Microsoft, Imran’s focus is on driving Customer Success at the world’s leading financial services firms. Earlier he was Enterprise Architect for US Department of Defense, General Electric, and several global financial services leaders. Imran is best known as the founder of Internet & Email as well as the branded credit card industry in Pakistan, and among early pioneers of the Internet. He co-founded PKNIC & the .PK ccTLD; and also launched the global credit card industry there with MasterCard. He achieved these disruptions overcoming threats and resistance from religious-fundamentalist dictatorship of a military ruler who had previously imprisoned him for leading the student movement for restoration of democracy.