ISLAMABAD: A former National Database and Regist­ration Authority (Nadra) chairman has been included in the list of top 100 influencers in the digital community of the world for a third consecutive year.

Tariq Malik is currently serving in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as chief technical adviser.

Others on the list include Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, Apple’s Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Daniel Buchner and US Senator Ron Wynden.

The list has been prepared by One World Identity (OWI) — a New York-based independent identity research and strategy company focused on cyber security, digital commerce and risk management.

Recognising influencers and leaders from across the globe, the list comprises names of entrepreneurs, business leaders, change makers, security gurus, privacy advocates and others.

The list of 100 was narrowed down by OWI’s staff from a large number of nominations submitted via Twitter, LinkedIn, and its website. The majority of trailblazers on the OWI 100 work in the technology industry, with others represented in government, banking and finance.

The list represents pioneers, innovators and pace setters who are working to advance inclusion, improve products and services, keep personal data safe, and to ensure and protect individual privacy. The list ranges from individual entrepreneurs to members of large organisations, and covers both public sector and not-for-profit industry advocates.

Published in Dawn, February 14th, 2019

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