Muhammad Awais

Meet Awais, Computan’s Marketing Manager.  He likes to work in HubSpot for Computan and Computan clients and makes sure their HubSpot portal is nicely optimized.  In this installment of Behind The Coding Awais tells us why he’s Googling Apple in different countries, what’s involved in setting up HubSpot for a  business and his secret skill nobody knows about. 


Hi Awais! What are the last 3 things you Googled and why? 

1 – Apple US 

2 -Apple UAE 

Why are you checking into Apple from different regions? 

Well as we have this interview I am about to get married in a few weeks and have been looking for a new iPhone. 

I thought you had an iPhone? 

Yes, but I want to get one for my wife. 

You’ll give her the old one while you take the new one? 

Hahahaha no no.  How could I do that? 

I could explain…. 

No explanation is required, Sajeel! I am thinking about an iPhone 11 or 12 for her. 

Agreed! When was the last time you worked after hours to solve a hard problem? 

We worked with a client who needed to be transitioned to HubSpot.   

So a HubSpot implementation job? 

Yes.  We needed to set up the HubSpot CRM and create custom objects HubSpot implementation needed to be done quickly.  Setting up HubSpot CRM in a quick timeline. 

What is done in a HubSpot implementation project? 

First, we must understand the business and how they want to use HubSpot.  We can also come up with recommendations for how they use it.  Second, we have to customize HubSpot to meet their needs.  Like adding certain contact properties, renaming fields to be terms they understand, and perhaps setting up custom reports to show what they want to see.  Things like that 

Is anything else involved? 

Yeah, one big thing is getting data from another source into HubSpot.  We might need to take data from old CRM or some other database and import it into HubSpot. 

Interesting! Who are three people you'd like to have dinner with at the same time, and why?   

I’d like to have dinner with Taha, Asad, and Sher Ali. 

Who are they? 

3 roommates of mine.  We all lived together up until around 2015.  

What happened? 

Nothing! Life happened.  One lives in Japan, the other is in the army, other lives in the same town as I do. It has just been a while since we have caught up. 

How long has it been? 

3 years or so. But! They are coming to my wedding next month, which should be a lot of fun. 

It certainly sounds like it.  What is your favorite thing about being on the marketing team in Computan 

I enjoy managing our HubSpot portal and doing HubSpot implementation jobs. Each business is different, and implementing the HubSpot CRM and marketing tools in a business is a lot of fun for me. 

Where were you when you first saw a laptop/desktop? 

I first saw a desktop at my aunt’s house.   

Why did your aunt have a computer? 

My older cousins were engineering students.  They were working on a desktop.  I was probably six at the time. 

Nice! What is something your teammates don't know about you? 

Difficult to say.  They don’t know much about me! But the biggest thing they don’t know about me is that I am a comedian and like to watch and tell jokes! 



We have worked together for years, and I have never heard you tell any jokes. 

Hahaha…I don’t tell jokes. I do impersonations. 

Impersonations of who? 

People from different parts of Pakistan and the world.  I like to impersonate accents! 

I will remember this, you know! 

Hahaha.  I know you will.