Amir works as Tech Lead for JAKK Media where he manages all the web properties, the creation of new products and services, and helps in the marketing strategies.
Born in Lahore, Pakistan finished his Masters in Computer Sciences and move to Dubai to start his professional career. Before moving to New York, Amir led The Roots International, a digital product development company he co-founded where he launched several successful web properties.
After moving to New York, he started a digital marketing agency Hattan Media, to help startups and small businesses to manage their online presence. Amir has worked on a wide variety of different types of projects from directories to e-commerce to big portals.
Outside of work, Amir spends his free time doing… well, more development, learning new technologies, big data, machine learning…as well growing plants, admiring nature and listening to famous podcasts.
Name: Amir Iqbal
Home Town: Dubai, UAE // Lahore, Pakistan!
Current City: Fort Lee, NJ
Secret Talent: Designing spaceship to Mars
Favorite Travel Destination: Lahore
Tell us a little about what you do at JAKK Media!
I am working as Tech Lead at JAKK Media and responsible for anything and everything related to the websites including but not limited to design, development, deployment, SEO and marketing, etc.
What’s a favorite project so far?
All the projects I worked are my favorites… but my most favorite so far is BarBend.com that I developed from the ground up using a very different WP Stack.
What is something you think will change about digital content in the next five years?
Artificial Intelligence will take over the world!!! Or at least the repetitive jobs. I’m excited to see how machine learning will change the creation of digital content and the future of marketing.
Are there any skills you want to learn or develop more at JAKK?
Well too many to list here…. I’d like to develop tech side of the business, the evergreen content independent applications that can bring traffic and more business!!!
All of JAKK’s sites feature collaborative teams. What’s something impactful you’ve learned from another person at JAKK Media?
I have really learned a lot from almost everyone at JAKK…. The real DO IT, Leading from the Front attitude from David, always positive attitude from Kenny, importance of the pixel perfection from Erik & Casey!!! A lot about Powerlifting from Jake and little bit about Asian Martial Art movies from Nick English!
Favorite spot to eat in NYC?
‘Biryani’ from Kashmir Restaurant in Midtown and Gyros of Halal Guys, Shawarma from the 53rd street.