Qasim Zafar

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QASIM ZAFAR

Built platforms that have raised over $5.4 million in funding, with one exit.
Took multiple products through complete lifecycle from ideation to validation & growth.

EXPERIENCE

Co-Founder & CCO, Cricingif                                    11/15-06/18

  • Cricingif is the innovation leader in cricket coverage. Led from 0 to 3m+ monthly users and from 2 to 42+ team members.
  • World’s 1st real-time highlights – play-by-play clips; live stream with replay, bookmarks & share; world’s fastest live scores
  • Joint Head of Product
    • Managed lifecycle from conception to launch. Led strategy, UX and design, engineering and launch/growth teams
    • Grew session time 500% via pre-, during- and post-match experience merging live stream, replay and highlights
    • World’s 1st play by play real-time gamification, increasing monthly user retention by 320%+
    • Developed VRCricingif, a situational VR Cricket Game that puts users in the shoes of their heroes
  • Head of Content and Digital Marketing
    • Delivered 2 billion+ social media impressions & 1 billion+ video views across platforms
    • Increased organic traffic from 15,000 to 1 million+ monthly users by ranking #1 on high-competition keywords
    • First in the cricketing world to execute edgy, award-winning video content campaigns
  • Analytics & Business Intelligence Lead
    • Developed in-house analytics platform integrating Google, Facebook & native metrics for product improvements

Asst. Product Manager, PakWheels.com             07/15-11/15

  • Value-Added Services to shift from classifieds to managed transactions
  • Built Pakistan’s flagship used-car certification program, CarSure. 5120+ cars certified within 4 months of launch
  • Introduced QuickSell & QuickBuy assisted used car buying and selling

Co-Founder & CEO, Savaree                                     02/14-03/16

  • Founded Pakistan’s first on-demand ridesharing and cab booking service, Acquired by Careem in 2016.
  • Strategy Lead – Grew platform to 100 on-demand rides per day
  • Tech Lead – Developed route matching & scheduling algorithms

SKILLS

Product Management: Team Management, Product Planning & Research, Wireframing, User-Centered Design, Marketing & Analytics, Customer Feedback, Data-Informed & Data-Driven Improvement, Scrum, Agile.
Video & Content: Engagement, Community Building, Video Retention Best Practices, Platform-Driven Viewing Experiences, Digital Marketing
Product Management Tools: Trello, Asana, Slack, Balsamiq, Redmine
Programming Languages: C/C++/C# (4.5+ years), Java (2+ years), R, Python (1+ year), JavaScript, IA86 /MIPS Assembly
Technologies: Node.JS, RESTful APIs, JSON, Android, Mixpanel, Facebook Graph API, Twitter API, R Studio, Visual Studio
Robotics: MATLAB, ROS, OpenCV, OpenTLD, 3D Recovery, Tracking, Kinematics, SLAM, Signals, Feedback & Control

EDUCATION

BS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING WITH MINOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan | 08/2010 – 06/2014

  • Courses: Advanced Algorithms, Computer Vision, Robotics & Control, Computer Networks, Quantum & Modern Physics
  • Research Work in: Network Security & Privacy, Digital Feedback & Control, Augmented Reality, Distributed SLAM

DATA SCIENCE SPECIALIZATION (In Progress)
Johns Hopkins University / Coursera | 02/2018 – Current

HONORS

The APICTA 2017 Award. With some important people and me.
The APICTA 2017 Award. With some important people and me.