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To develop a world class higher education institution


∙ Ph.D (1994) and MS (1989) from UT Austin, Texas, USA

∙ MBA (1987) from IBA and BE-Elect from DCET/NED 




  • Feb 19  – Present Rector, IoBM
  • Apr 13  – Feb 19 Dean CES and CBM at IoBM
  • Mar 09  – Present Director, Ahsan Memorial (AEF) and L2L Academy
  • Feb 01   – Mar 13 Vice President and Dean, PAF-KIET. 
  • Jul 00   – Jul 06 Director and Architect , e-Patterns Software Solutions (Pvt) Ltd
  • Jul 95    – Dec 00 Deputy Director/Assistant Professor, Center for Computer Studies, IBA 
  • Jul 95    – Nov 97 IT Consultant & Project Director, Oxford University Press, Karachi.

Higher Education Management and Leadership

  • Innovations ∙ Institutionalization of Experiential Learning and PBL at university level
  • Launch of industry mentorship framework for professional and personal development of students
  • Introduced PBL approach through project orientation in innovative programs
  • Instituted Guest Speaker Sessions, Mentoring Sessions, corporate relations development
  • Quality ∙ Process design for national accreditations bodies & international accreditations such as AACSB
  • Integrated design of QEC and MIS for automatic collection of quality data with existing resources
  • Institutionalized capstone/final projects for all programs as a major output quality control check
  • Research ∙ Launch of MS/PhD programs and institution of necessary support processes and structures
  • Enabling of research culture and culture of self-development among the faculty members 
  • Industry Links ∙ Setup of a framework for industry engagement in academic programs led by industry 
  • Design of decentralized academic departments with operational and financial independence.
  • Setup of a framework for Social Advocacy Projects for micro-business setup by students
  • Strategy Projects ∙ Led enhancement of operational IT capacity for growth of IoBM from 3000 to 6000 students
  • Led the implementation of LMS for online classes at KIET (2009-13) and IoBM (2019-21)
  • Led establishment of OGS at IoBM & Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering at KIET
  • Led College of Engineering, KIET for accreditation by PEC in their first visit 
  • Led the establishment of KIET Campuses & College of Computer Arts 
  • Setup of Technology Innovation Center, Center for Entrepreneurship at KIET for industry linkages
  • Strategically enabled KIET to go from 350 students in 2001 to over 3500 students in 2012
  • Led Center for Computer Studies at IBA from 50 students in 1995 to over 400 students in 2000 
  • New Programs ∙ Launch of innovative programs such as BCA, BBE, BBA(MIS), BS Acctg, MTN, BTN, MSTE etc.
  • Redesign of BS(CS), BCS(Hons), BBA(Hons), BBA 4 yr, BE (Electronics) and their specializations

Software Engineering Management

  • ERP ∙ Architected 3 generations of an ERP product having accounting, HR, SCM, WIP and other modules 
  • Design of tools for multi-version management and roll out
  • Design of a state of the art ontology based suite of software engineering tools for ERP development
  • Architected/implemented university ERP/CMS with ledgers, registration, examination, academics, admissions  etc.
  • Applied CSE research in a unique ERP product idea. Its IP sold for a partnership stake in a company
  • CMS ∙ Integration of the university CMS/ERP with Moodle online classroom LMS management system.
  • Led the implementation of CMS for registration, examination, academics for IoBM
  • Led the development/implementation of KIET-CMS for registration, examination, academics, finance etc

Engineering Management

  • Business Process Engineering of industry processes of 30+ organizations
  • Redesign of Process Workflows
  • Management of Engineernig Programs


  • Led the startup of ePatterns Software House and its operations for over 6 years. 
  • Enabled 20+ entrepreneurial ventures of students Entrepreneurial Development Center
  • Development of over 20 case studies of technology entrepreneurs. To be published in a book.

Research Areas

  • Research interests in multiple fields with MS/PhD Students thesis supervisions : 
  • Research in Leadership, HRM, Marketing and Strategic Management 
  • Software Engineering Research 
  • Entrepreneurship, innovation and social leadership and social entrepreneurship
  • Ontology and big data based analytics
  • Higher education and school education research: Experiential Learning and computer games
  • MIS Research in ERP designs, data warehouses
  • Telecommunication engineering research 
  • Qualitative Research methodologies such as action research

School Education Leadership and Experiential Learning 

  • L2L (Learn to Learn) Academy, an innovative school based on PBL since 2010
  • Startup of an NGO Ahsan Education Foundation at Ahsan Memorial
  • Change management of schools to fully PBL mode. 
  • Frequent speaker at school education conferences and seminars around the countr:  School Education Blog 

MIS/IT Consultancy

  • Consultancy for Pakistan Steel, Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Oxford  University Press, KIET etc.
  • Implementation consultancy for an ERP products for over 30 companies in trading and manufacturing
  • Consultancies for EPB/TDB, MoST etc. Trainings for CBR/FBR, AGPR, HBL and other organizations.

Industry/National Recognition

  • Session Chair at over 20 conferences and Program Director of 5 national/international conferences
  • Keynote Speaker, Invited Speaker at over 50+ national/international conferences/Seminars
  • Represented Pakistan at AFACT, member of various national level task forces, institutional boards 
  • Head of E-Commerce working group of MoST in developing national IT policy and action plan  

Motivational Training

  • Conducted strategic Vision workshops for Timelenders at Khi, Lhr, Isb and Madinah
  • Conducted workshops for developing career visions, leadership and motivation for students and faculty
  • Conducted a series of workshops and talks on educational paradigms


  • Multi-processing Ability to work on a large number of projects simultaneously
  • Creativity Ability to generate innovative and out-of-the-box solutions
  • Leadership Leading organizations and departments to new paradigms/processes
  • Team Building Developing strategic project teams of dedicated and committed professionals
  • Motivation Motivating employees and overcoming change resistance
  • BPR/Change Mgt Ability to identify the weaknesses, reengineer processes, manage change
  • Modeling Ability to construct abstract level graphical and mathematical representations 
  • Presentation Regularly invited to speak at conferences, seminars, as keynote/session chairs
  • Interpersonal Ability to build a consensus by reconciling several point of views
  • Writing Preparing convincing proposals, feasibility studies, policies, procedures
  • Cognitive Ability to identify relationships among disparate pieces of information

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Detailed CV


To develop a world class educational institution that is among the top 10 


  • Feb 19 – Present Rector Institute of Business Management, Khi
  • Apr 13 – Feb 19 Dean CBM and CES, Project Leader CMS Institute of Business Management, Khi
  • Mar 09 – Present Director L2L Academy, Ahsan Memorial (AEF)
  • Feb 01 – Mar 13 Professor, Vice President, Dean PAF-KIET, Karach
  • Feb 05 – May 06 IT Consultant Pakistan Steel, Karach
  • Jul 00 – Jul 06 Director and Architect e-Patterns Software Solutions
  • Nov 99 – Dec 02 IT Consultant Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Wah Cantt
  • Jul 95 – Dec 00 Deputy Director/Assistant Professor Center for Computer Studies, IBA
  • Jul 95 – Nov 97 IT Consultant & Project Director Oxford University Press, Karachi
  • Jan 95 – Jun 95 Adjunct Faculty FAST Institute of Computer Science
  • Jul 95 – Nov 97 IT Consultant & Project Director Oxford University Press, Karachi
  • Nov 89 – Dec 94 Research Assistant University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • May 87 – Aug 91 Research Scholar at UT Austin, USA Ministry of Science & Technology
  • May 87 – Aug 87 Assistant Engineer SUPARCO

Wide Range of Diversified Projects – A Sampling

  • National Strategy Led E-commerce Action Plan & National IT Policy as Head E-Commerce Working Group
  • Organizational Strategy Development of strategy and execution of organization-wide strategic projects
  • Leadership Enabling organizational capacity for strategic change through change agents
  • Innovation Launch of innovative academic projects and programs for differentiation 
  • Intrapreneurship Enabling an academic intrapreneurship framework for decentralization at KIET
  • Entrepreneurship Launched a software house (ePatterns), school (L2L Academy), an NGO (AEF)
  • Project Management Simultaneous execution of scores of strategic, R&D, consultancy, quality projects 
  • Change Management Cultural Transformation, faculty research culture, students’ PBL projects culture, etc.
  • Accreditation Projects Transformation of CBM for AACSB accreditation, CES for OBA at IoBM
  • Consultancy For CBR, EPB, POF, Pak Steel, MoST, etc. ERP implementations for 30+ cos.
  • Business and Management Business Process Reengineering for KIET, PS, POF, OUP and strategic initiatives at IBA
  • MIS Systems Implementation & management of CMS, HR, SCM, MRP, WIP, payroll, CRM systems
  • Business Research E-Commerce research for EPB, Cases on Technology Entrepreneurs, quality systems
  • ERP Development Design, development, evolution of ERP solutions for manufacturing, trading sector
  • CS Research Publication of over 20 research papers in software engineering, data warehousing  etc.
  • Engineering MANET Evaluation and Security, QoS in UMTS, Bluetooth Tunneling, Video streaming
  • Training Workshops For CBR, AGPR, HBL, SmartCommerce, POF, Pakistan Steel, Faculty, Students
  • Motivational Trainings For corporate sector participants from Timelenders platform


Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, USA Software Engineering Management 1994

  • Dissertation: “A Unified Approach to Concurrent Debugging”
  • Proposed & implemented a model for unifying different concurrent debugging tools

M.S. The University of Texas at Austin, USA Computer Engineering 1989

  • Report: “VHDL; the VHSIC Hardware Description Language”

M.B.A Institute of Business Administration Management 1987

  • Report: Performance Evaluation of Army Personnel in Public Sector Corporations

B.E. DCET/NED Univ. of Engg. & Tech. Elect. Engg. 1985

Academic Leadership Projects 

  • Feb 19 – Present As Rector, Institute of Business Management IoBM, Karachi 
  • 2021 ∙ Designed the project for transition from LMS LMS Based Engagement Monitoring to Quality Enhancement/AOL
  • 2020 ∙ Led the transition of IoBM from LMS Readiness to LMS based Engagement monitoring of Online Education
  • Initiated the project for LMS based flipped classrooms and blended learning
  • Initiated the 2-year project for QA and online availability of all the legacy systems degrees related data
  • Training and Development of faculty and HoDs’ capacity for quantitative management of online education
  • Automation of Faculty Performance Indicators for Research, Industry Engagement, Learning, Innovation
  • 2019 ∙ Initiated the transition of IoBM to LMS based Blended Learning and Online Education
  • Accreditation Management System for AACSB 
  • Strategic IT plan for IoBM
  • Apr 13 – Feb 19 As Dean CBM & CES, Institute of Business Management IoBM, Karachi 
  •  2018 ∙ Project Leader for Cloudbased CMS implementation
  • Advisor for Alumni Association
  • Chief Editor, Pakistan Business Review
  • Boot Camp for MBA for enabling differentiation of MBA courses from BBA
  • Leadership of formal AACSB Accreditation Application Process
  • 2017 ∙ Launch of OBA Process for Engineering Programs
  • Launch of BS Entrepreneurship
  • Quality Initiatives for Increasing the Rigor of PhD Research
  • 2016 ∙ Consolidation of the PhD Research Community Platforms
  • Launch of BS Social Entrerpreneurship and Social Leadership Program
  • Launch of BHAG project for the Resurgence of Finance and Accounting Department
  • 2015 ∙ Formalization of entrepreneurship strategy and execution process
  • Launch of formal Experiential Learning projects and final year Capstone Projects
  • 2014 ∙ Leadership of CES Strategic Engagement Campaign
  • Launch of PhD program for CBM, Research Fellowships and promotion of innovation
  • Establishment of faculty platforms for engagement & impact measurement
  • 2013 ∙ Redesign of core MBA Programs
  • Design and execution of strategy and projects for AACSB accreditation
  • Launch of MS in Engineering Management
  • Launch of Alumni Update Project for Mentoring of Students
  • Feb 01 – Mar 13 As Vice President and Dean, PAF-KIET, Karachi 
  • 2012 ∙ Design of decentralized academic units with financial and operational independence
  • Setup of an organizational framework for virtual university and R&D for online courses 
  • Design of innovative industry mentoring framework for professional/personal development of students
  • Design of innovative BS Robotics and BS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle programs 
  • 2011 ∙ Setup of Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering for MS/PhD impact factor research 
  • Enabled the launch of BBA Islamic Business and Finance program 
  • ntegrated design of QEC and MIS for automatic collection of quality data with existing staff
  • 2010 ∙ Launch of innovative, self-sustainable Social Advocacy Projects framework that has helped 200+ families setup/sustain micro-business through student group projects                   
  • Enabled and guided the launch of 20+ entrepreneurial business ventures by business students
  • Drive for the new North-Nazimabad campus to increase the attractiveness of BBA/BS programs
  • Enabled and designed KIET’s collaboration for the innovative BBA-ERP program
  • 2009 ∙ Enabled and designed KIET’s collaboration with ERDC for MBA in Education Leadership
  • Enabled and designed KIET’s collaboration with Guidance Institute for PGD/MBA in Islamic Finance
  • 2008 ∙ Established “Technology Innovation Center” for commercializing Engineering and CS Projects
  • Established “Center for Entrepreneurship” to train every business students in a start-up venture 
  • Enabled and designed KIET’s collaboration for the BS (Accounting and Finance) program 
  • 2005-08 ∙ Development of a research publication oriented MS program enabling over 60 papers in international and national journals/conferences by faculty/students.
  • 2007 ∙ Developed a cultural shift strategy through a projects driven approach to pedagogy
  • Instituted a culture of Semester Projects Exhibition for CoE, CoCIS for qualitative course evaluation
  • Instituted a culture of Final Projects Exhibition for evaluating quality of graduating students
  • 2006 ∙ Instrumental in PEC accreditation for the BE program in Electronics Engineering
  • Launched Technology Forces: KIET’s Journal of Sciences and Engineering
  • 2005 ∙ Enabled collaboration with Premier Graphics in the launch of Bachelor of Computer Arts program 
  • Introduced BE Electronic specializations in Industrial Electronics, Mechatronics, Avionics 
  • Designed and launched BBA (MIS). 
  • 2004 ∙ Launched MS Telecommunication Engineering Program 
  • Developed an innovative Bachelor of Business Economics program
  • 2003 ∙ Launched College of Engineering with BE programs in Electronics and Telecom Engineering
  • Transformed CS and management science departments of KIET into colleges; CoMS, CoCIS
  • Designed BBA (Accounting) Program, MBA (Accounting & Finance) and MBA (MIS)
  • Instituted Comprehensive Test as a compulsory requirement for the award of degree
  • 2002 ∙ Designed and introduced research oriented MS/MPhil/PhD programs in CS and management
  • Designed and led the transition to  4-year bachelor programs; BS(CS) and BBA (4 yr)
  • Instrumental in the launch of city campus for PAF-KIET 
  • 2001 ∙ Redesign of BBA(H), MBA, BCS (H) and MCS programs
  • Jul 95 – Dec 00 As Deputy Director/Assistant Professor Center for Computer Studies, IBA
  • 2000 ∙ Consultancy for Ministry of Science and Technology and EPB on E-Commerce
  • 1999 ∙ Developed and launched the first non-business program (BCS) at IBA 
  • Initiated and conducted industry research and consulting projects for CBR, AGPR, EPB.
  • 1998 ∙ Developed and launched BBA (MIS) Program, which was widely replicated elsewhere
  • 1997 ∙ Redesigned and restructured MBA (MIS) program according to the job market requirements.
  • 1996 ∙ Collaboration with LUMS for a corporate training program and for CBR Consultancy

Strategic Consultancy Projects

  • 2018-Present ∙ Establishment of an online Thought Leadership Lecture Series at L2L
  • 2017 ∙ Parental Counseling Sessions at L2L
  • 2015 ∙ Development of a framework for generating interest for reading and writing
  • 2013 ∙ Practice and Theory of Experiential Learning
  • 2011 ∙ Establishment of Learn to Learn (L2L) Academy, an innovative PBL School
  • 2011 ∙ Launch of L2L Club Weekday program as an alternative schooling paradigm
  • 2010Ahsan Memorial Projects; Library, Sunday=Funday programs, SoIS workshops on Iqbal Studies
  • 2008 ∙ Establishment of “Technology Innovation Center” and “Center for Entrepreneurship” at KIET
  • 2006-08 ∙ R&D for an innovative highly flexible ERP product idea
  • 2005-06Pakistan Steel Computerization: ERP/IT Consultant for the upgrading of the IT Infrastructure
  • 2000-06Implementation of ERP in over 30 companies: Consultancy for Business Patterns ERP
  • 2003 ∙ POF Computerization Consultancy for ERP implementation in14 factories &18 departments of POF
  • Architecting of ERP: Research & design of a flexible, multi-company, modular, integrated ERP 
  • 2002ITCN Asia 2002: Official management consultant to the IT exhibition and conference
  • 2001ITCN Asia 2001: Member of the Steering Committee of the IT exhibition and conference
  • DHA IT Park Survey & Feasibility consultancy for Defense Housing Society, Karachi.
  • 2000E-Commerce Action Plan:  Presented to Federal Cabinet & Chief Executive/President on behalf of Minister for Science and Technology
  • Start-up of E-Patterns Software Solution Company
  • POF Computerization Planning for a complex of 14 Factories, 70 shops with over 35,000 employees. 
  • E-Commerce Implementation: Coordinated with EPB, Customs, SBP, banks, law ministry, IT professionals and other stakeholders as head MoST’s E-Commerce working group
  • Formulation of National IT Policy for Ministry of Science & Technology: Member of steering committee that developed the recommendations for the National IT policy.
  • 1999 ∙ Change Management & Reengineering for CBR: A Training Program for change agents of CBR developed and conducted for over 120 senior officers including collectors
  • Systematic National Plan for Implementing E-Commerce: Research for Ministry of Commerce on economic, tax and legal implications and implementation policy 
  • MIS and Computing Productivity for CBR Officers: A Training Program for change agents of CBR developed and conducted for over 120 officers.  
  • 1998-99 ∙ Strategic initiatives for IBA that increased the revenues from CCS/MDP programs by ten folds 
  • 1997 ∙ IT Initiative of the Governor of Sindh for universities: Coordination with VCs to develop IT capacity.
  • 1996 ∙ Capacity Building and Monitoring of Transactions for CBR: A joint project of IBA and LUMS for CBR with  Dr. Hafiz Pasha and Dr. Javed Ghani of LUMS.
  • 1995-1997 ∙ Strategic IT Implementation for Oxford University Press: Implemented an ERP solution
  • Institutional/Business Leadership and Other Projects

As Rector at IoBM

  • Project for transition of IoBM from Online Readiness to Engagement Monitoring to Engagement Quality/AOL
  • Online availability of performance indicators of faculty for AACSB and QEC

As Dean CBM at IoBM

  • Paper-less accreditation management system
  • Improving the KPIs for Institutional Impact on Society and Industry  

As Dean CBM at IoBM

  • Alignment of CBM projects with vision and mission of the institute 
  • Development of SMART indicators for outcomes and impact
  • Development of research culture through faculty and student platforms
  • Development of industry/alumni engagement initiatives through experiential learning projects
  • Enabling departments to align curriculum with vision and mission of programs
  • Enabling faculty to define their professional development goals with vision and mission of college
  • Consolidation of various MBA programs in a uniform framework

As Dean CES at IoBM

  • Initiation of the OBA Process for Engineering Programs
  • Development and Leadership of CES Marketing Strategy
  • Engagement platforms for students and faculty empowerment
  • Institution of International Conference on Entrepreneurial Engineering 
  • Leading the National Conference on Water Challenges for Pakistan

As Vice President of PAF-KIET

  • Integrated design of processes for automatic collection of quality data for reporting to all regulators. 
  • Development of a framework for online university and virtual campuses
  • Decentralization and delegations of functions and authorities to campuses and colleges
  • Development of a collaborative model for launching innovative programs at KIET
  • Development of MIS department as a profit center
  • Plan/Design of the next generation of the KIET MIS system to enable support for the next decade
  • Design of strategic initiatives and new program launch decisions
  • Coordination for statutory meetings of the Academic Council and BASR
  • Establishment of Corporate Relations Department and specification of its roles and responsibilities
  • Design of business processes, procedures and policies for Registration;
  • Enrollment and registration policies, record keeping, degree paper management
  • Degree issuance, exemptions, transfer of programs
  • Scheduling system, Examination system, etc.
  • Reengineering of academic monitoring, management, control, evaluation systems
  • Institution of Academic Advisory Boards, Board of Studies, Board of Faculties
  • Design and leadership of the MIS department. MIS system of KIET is probably one of the most comprehensive and detailed academic and registration monitoring system in any university. 
  • Fully automation of the processes from admission of a student to alumni management
  • Design of syllabus management system, attendance system, scheduling system, registration system, student ledger, academic monitoring system, admission system, grading system etc. 

As Director Ahsan Memorial (AEF) and L2L Academy

  • Consolidation of end to end processes of PBL from KG to O’Levels
  • Design of a distinctive PBL School with a club-like environment 
  • Implementation of concepts and creation of a new market niche in education

As Director and Architect of e-Patterns Software Solutions (Pvt) Ltd

  • Launched the company in partnership
  • Analyzed, designed  and architected the “Business Patterns” ERP software product: 
  • Integrated GL, Inventory, Sales  Purchase, production, WIP, Routing, payroll, imports, exports
  • Flexible forms, flexible reports, flexible upgrades, flexible customization 
  • Consultancy for ITCN 2001, ITCN 2002 and ITCN 2003
  • Implemented the ERP solution for over 30 companies in trading and manufacturing sector. 

As Deputy Director of Center for Computer Studies, IBA

  • Developed and implemented the restructuring strategy for CCS.
  • Increased the CCS students’ enrollment 6 times, faculty strength 3 times, and revenues by 10 times.
  • Established 7 computer labs with over 200 PCs at two IBA campuses 
  • Initiated major development of IT infrastructure: ISP, IBA computerization, and CCS facilities.
  • Supervised several business projects in systems analysis, design, implementation & BPR

As Consultant & Project Director, Oxford University Press, Karachi

  • Managed the transition to a new client-server sales, inventory, and GL system based on RDBMS 
  • Redesigned and Reengineered the accounting, procurement, sales, and inventory processes
  • Directed the implementation, documentation, training, extension of the new system

Research Publications/Proceedings

Energy Management

  • 2018 A. Aqeeq, S. I. Hyder, S. I., F. Shehzad, A. Tahir, 2018. “On the competitiveness of grid-tied residential photovoltaic generation systems in Pakistan: Panacea or paradox”. Energy Policy (2018). in press. (IF 2.5) (W-category) ISSN: 0301-4215

Business Management and Entrepreneurship Research

  • 2020 Mahmood, M., Elahi, R. M., Mukhtar, B., Khan, M. M., Javaid, O., & Hyder, S., I., (2020). Bottom-Up Framework for Experiential & Project-Based 4-Year BS Entrepreneurship Program: An Intrapreneurial Conceptualization at Institute of Business Management (IoBM). Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, ISSN: 1098-8394, ISSN: 1528-2651 2, Available at SSRN:; Scopus 
  • Bilqees Ghani, Syed Irfan Hyder (2020), Employee Voice Behavior at Individual and Organizational Level: An Integrative Approach. JCR, 7 (4), 2704-2716. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.413, ISSN: 2704-2716
  • 2019 MA Qureshi, KA Ahmed, SI Hyder (2020), “Influence of Servant Leadership on Employees’ Behavioral Outcomes in Cultures with High Power Distance Orientation,” Pakistan Business Review 21 (3), 585-606, (Y category in HEC) ISSN: 1561-8706
  • 2018 O. Javaid, A. F. Shamsi, S.I.Hyder, “Using Eisenhardt’s method to study Ethnic Entrepreneurial Communities”, South Asia Journal of Management Sciences, Vol 12(1), 2018, pp. 25-45. (Y category in HEC) ISSN: 2410-8537
  • 2017 S.I. Hyder, S. Bhamani, “Journey of Change Towards Experiential Learning Culture: Narrative Case Study of a Pakistani Private University”, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 8812-8820. Proceedings of the10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain. 16-18 November, 2017. ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7 / ISSN: 2340-1095, doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017, Publisher: IATED 
  • Bokhari, S. N., Ahmad, N., & Hyder, S. I. (2017). Presenteeism: A Reflection of Leadership Styles among Healthcare Professionals in Karachi. Journal of Southeast Asian Research, 2017, 1-11. (Y category, ESCI of WOS) ISSN : 2166-0832
  • Hyder, I. & Arsalan, T. (2017). Implications of CPEC on Domestic and Foreign Investments: Lack of Feasibility Studies. Proceedings of CPEC: Macro and Micro Economic Dividends for Pakistan and Region, Ed. Sarah Siddiq Aneel, Islamabad Policy Research Institute, 2017, ISBN 978-9698721-57-2.
  • Bokhari, S. N., Ahmad, N., & Hyder, S. I. (2016). Leadership Styles and Presenteeism: A Study on Health-Care Professionals in Karachi. 28th IBIMA Conference (pp. 857-868). Seville, Spain: IBIMA Publishing, USA.
  • 2007 “Was it a One Man Show”- A technology entrepreneur case study, with Quratul Ain Zahra in Market Forces: Journal of Management, Informatics and Technology. , PAF-KIET, PAF Korangi Creek Base, Khi., ISSN: 18168434, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 247-257, October 2007.  (Y category in HEC) ISSN: 2309-866X

Experiential Learning and Education Research

  • 2016 Hyder, S. I., & Zafar, M. (2016). Managing English Teaching Outcomes in Universities: An Experiential Learning of ESL/EFL. International Journal of Experiential Learning & Case Studies, 1(1)
  • Hyder, I. & Bhamani, S. (2016). Bloom’s taxonomy (cognitive domain) in higher education: Reflection brief. Journal of Education and Educational Development, 3(2), 288-300.
  • Hyder, I.  “A Structural Framework for Enabling Experiential Learning and PBL in Higher Education Institutions”, Proceedings of 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville (Spain), 14-16th of November, 2016. ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index

Software Engineering/Computer Science

  • 2017 Khan, Muhammad Khalid, Tariq Mahmood, and Syed Irfan Hyder. “Scheduling in Desktop Grid Systems: Theoretical Evaluation of Policies & Frameworks.” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science & Applications 1, no. 8 (2017): 119-127. (ESCI of WoS) ISSN : 2158-107X
  • 2016 Muhammad Khalid Khan, Hyder, S.I. et. al. A Group based Fault Tolerant Scheduling Mechanism to Improve the Application Turnaround Time on Desktop Grids, International Arab Journal of Information Technology, 2016; 13(2): 274-280. (Impact Factor: 0.582) (X-category, WoS and SCOPUS) ISSN:2309-4524
  • 2014 “A Group based Replication Mechanism to Reduce the Wastage of Processing Cycles in Volunteer Computing”, with M Khalid Khan, et. al, Volume 76, Issue 3 (2014), Page 591-601, Springer – Wireless Personal Communication, (X-category, WoS, SCOPUS) ISSN: 0929-6212. 
  • “Web Support System for Business Intelligence in Small and Medium Enterprises”, M Khalid Khan, et. al,Volume 76, Issue 3 (2014), Page 535-548, Springer – Wireless Personal Communication, ISSN 0929-6212. (X-category, WoS and SCOPUS)
  • 2013 “A Survey of Searching and Information Extraction on a Classical Text Using Ontology-based semantics modeling: A Case of Quran”, with Omar Ahmad, Rizwan Iqbal et al., Life Science Journal, Vol 10, No. 4, 2013. )  ISSN: 1097-8135
  • 2010 “Configuration Challenges & Issues: A Configuration Process Model to Reduce the Complexity of Software Product Line”, with Uzma Afzal, and Mehwish Rani, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Open-Source Systems and Technologies (ICOSST 2010), Lahore, Organized by KICS, UET Lahore, IEEE and HEC, © ICOSST 2010, vol 4, 22-24 December, 2010. 


  • “Solving Application Problems Using Ontology” with Muhammad Shahid, Technology Forces – PAF-KIET Journal of Engineering and Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 2, July – December 2010, PAF Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology, PAF Base Korangi Creek, Karachi Postal Code – 75190, Pakistan. ISSN 2312-2498

  • “Aspect-oriented Approach for Discovering Design Patterns from Java-based Code”, with Khurram Rashdi in Technology Forces – PAF-KIET Journal of Engineering and Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 2, July – December 2010, PAF Karachi Institute of Economics & Technology, PAF Base Korangi Creek, Karachi Postal Code – 75190. ISSN 2312-2498

  • 2009 “Improving Customer Configuration Update process for Enterprise Application Software Products based on Meta-data”, with Shaukat Nawaz, 1st International Conference on Information Society and Information Technology (ISIT2009), Oct 12 – 13, 2009, Novo mesto, Slovenia., Organized byFaculty of information studies in Novo mesto. Editors: Matej Mertik, Nadja Damij,,, Vol 1#1, pp. 64-69, Oct 12 – 13, 2009
  • “E-government Services Maturity Model with Automated E-services Evaluation/Verification tools”, with Mohammad Nawaz, 1st International Conference on Information Society and Information Technology (ISIT2009), Oct 12 – 13, 2009, Novo mesto, Slovenia., Organized by Faculty of information studies in Novo Mesto,, Vol. 1#1, pp. 108-117, Oct 12 – 13, 2009
  • “Security Issues in Databases”, with S. Imran in 2009 Second International Conference on Future Information Technology and Management Engineering, (FITME 2009) , Sanya, China, IEEE Explore, Sponsored by Computational Intelligence Society, , Vol. 2, pp. 541-5, Dec 13 – 14, 2009 
  •   “Automatic Generation of Data-warehouses” with M. Almas, A. Khalfe, in 7th Annual ISOneWorld 2008 conference, Las Vegas , June 2-4, 2008. ISOneWorld, The Information Institute, 2020 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste 904, Washington, DC 20006, USA.
  • “Enterprise Application Integration Controller”, with Syed Moinuddin Balkhi and Adnan Maqbool,  in Eighth CIIT Workshop on Research in Computing – CWRC Fall 2008, Wah Cantt, Pakistan, November 3, 2008, COMSATS Institute Of Information Technology. Quaid Avenue, Wah Cantt (40470), Pakistan 
  • 2007 “e-Government Services Maturity Models”, with M. Nawaz and M.Issa in Computer Science & Information Technology Education Conference (CSIT Ed 2007), Mauritius, Nov 16-18, 2007. 
  • Transaction Sets from Transaction Pattern,, Technology Forces, Journal of Engineering and Sciences, with Usman Waheed in PAF-KIET, PAF Korangi Creek Base, Khi, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 39-42, Jul-Dec 2007 
  • End-to-End Requirement Traceability through Contribution Structures and Requirements Traceability Matrices, with Aamrah Naqvi in Technology Forces, Journal of Engineering and Sciences, PAF-KIET, PAF Korangi Creek Base, Khi, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-7, Jan-Jun, 2007. ISSN 2312-2498
  • 2006   “Derivation of Initial Data Warehouse Structure by mapping operational database on Transaction Patterns”,   with Amina Khalfe in The Internet and Society 2006, Vol. 36#II, June 12-14, 2006, New Forest, UK, The Internet and Society 2006, New Forest, UK Organized by Wessex Institute of Technology, UK  and Bergen University, Norway. ISSN: 1743-3517, ISBN: 1-84564-170-1 WIT Press, WIT Press Sales, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7AA
  • 2005  “PCA Based Image Classification of Single Layered Cloud Types”, with  Imran Bajwa in IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies, ICET-2005, Islamabad, Sep. 17-18, 2005;Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering, 19 Ata Turk Avenue, G-5/1, Islamabad
  • Ten Major Misconceptions of IT Implementation, Market Forces: Journal of Management, Informatics and Technology. , PAF-KIET, PAF Korangi Creek Base, Khi, ISSN: 18168434, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 71-79, Jul-Sep, 2005. (Y category in HEC)
  • “RT-Gaia: Extending GAIA Methodology to Employ Requirement Traceability”, with Shazia Batool in 3rd CIIT Workshop on Research in Computing, CWRC Spring ’06, Wah Cantt.
  • 1995 “Visual Programming and Debugging for Parallel Computing”, with James C. Browne, Jack Dongarra, Keith Moore, Peter Newton, IEEE Concurrency (IEEE Parallel and Distributed Technology), DOI Bookmark: [] ; Spring 1995, Vol. 3#1; pp. 75;83.
  • 1994 “A Systems Approach to Parallel Programming”, with Dwip Bannerjee, JC Browne, Seema Khedekar in the Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Environments and Tools for Parallel Scientific Computing, Townsend, Tenessee, SIAM (Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics), 3600 University City Science Center, Philidelphia, Eds: JJ Dongerra, B Tourancheu, Vol. 74, pp.119-129, May 25-27, 1994
  • “A Unified Approach to Concurrent Debugging” Dissertation, Univ of Texas at Austin, Dec. 1994
  • 1993 “A Unified Model for Concurrent Debugging,” with J. Werth, J.C. Browne, in Proceedings of the 1993 International Conference on Parallel Processing, August 16-20, 1993, Syracuse University, NY, USA. Volume II: Software. ;CRC Press, ISBN 0-8493-8985-2 Also published by IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, Calif., 1993, pp. 58–67.

Computer/Telecommunication Engineering 

  • 2011 “A hidden Routing Path Model for Reducing Path Based Denial of Service Attacks in Wireless Sensor Networks” with Muhammad Raza, Proceedings of the 8th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology, (IBCAST) Islamabad, Pakistan, 10 – 13 January, 2011, IEEE and Centres of Excellence in Science & Applied Technologies ISLAMABAD, vol. 8# II, pp. 87-92, 10 – 13 January, 2011.
  • 2009 “Feature Based Image Classification by using Principal Component Analysis, with Imran Sarwar Bajwa, M. Shahid Naveed, M. Nadim Asif, Journal of Graphics, Vision and Image Processing,, Vol. 9, # 2, pp. 11-17, March 2009.
  • 2008  “Scheme for Actual Shot Boundary Detection in Video Summarization using Retransmission Mechanism of I-frames”, with Maria Mahar Shaikh in 7th Annual ISOneWorld 2008 conference, Las Vegas , June 2-4, 2008. ISOneWorld, The Information Institute, 2020 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste 904, Washington, DC 20006, USA.
  • 2007 “Industry-Academia Collaboration Through Final Projects of Engineering Programs,” International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering Education, CETEE 2007, Islamabad, Dec 27-28, 2007
  • “Seniority Based key Distributed Authentication Scheme in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,” with Maqsood Razi in International Conference On Research In Management & Technology  Mohali, Chandigarh March 23-24,2007; Gian Jyoti Institute of Management & Technology, Phase -2, Sector :54, Mohali, Chandigarh (INDIA)-160055. Also published in a book “Research in management and technology”, ISBN 9788184500820, Editors: Aneet and Ramanjeet Singh,  New Delhi, Deep & Deep Publications, 2008.   
  • “Extending the Range of Bluetooth Piconets by IP Tunneling”, with Shiraz Bhatti, International Conference on IT’07, East Midnapore, W.B., India, 19-21 March’07; Department of Computer Science & Informatics, Haldia Institute of Technology, P.O.-HIT , PIN-721657, East Midnapore, W.B., India
  • “Transmission of video with caching mechanism and retransmission of I-Frame”, with Maria Mahar  at The IASTED European Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications EuroIMSA 2007. Chamonix, France, Mar 13-16, 2007; Vol. 3#1, pp. 178-83, The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)’s Technical Committee on Internet and Multimedia and  World Modelling and Simulation Forum (WMSF). ACTA Press,

Industry/Funded Research

  • 2000-07 R&D for Software ERP Product for Pakistan for e-Patterns,
  • 2000-01 Electronic Commerce for Pakistan: Articles in various magazines, newspapers
  • 2001 “Measures to Support SME IT Enterprises in Developing Countries” in Third Seminar on Economic Integration in South Asia on Information Technology, Economics and Social Development of South Asia, International Development Center of Japan at Bangkok, Thailand, 13-15 Mar 2001.
  • 2000 “Status of E-Commerce in Pakistan” at 18th AFACT Conference and Exhibition, AFACT and Institute of Information Industry, Taipei, Taiwan, 11-13 Sep 2000
  • 1999 Competitive Bid Research for EPB, MoC : Study of Electronic Commerce for Pakistan, Oct 12, 1999.
  • ∙  Vol. 1: Economic Implications of E-Commerce
  • ∙  Vol. 2: Implementation of E-Commerce in Pakistan
  • ∙  Vol. 3: Legal and Regulatory Issues of E-Commerce 
  • ∙  Vol. 4: Electronic Payment Systems for Pakistan
  • 1998Collaboration Strategies for Software Exports”; Marketing Review, Marketing Association of Pakistan, 403 Burhani Chambers, Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi 74400; Vol. 15 (Jan-Mar 1998), No. 1; pp. 39;46
  • “Management and Manufacturing Information Systems”,  Chapter #19 by S. Irfan Hyder (pp. 350-388) in the book Production Technology and Industrial Management with TQM, ISO 9000 and Cost Accounting  by Zainul Huda, ISBN 969-8405-003, HEM Publishers, 279 Sharfabad, Karachi-74800, 1998 
  • 1997 “Software Exports from Pakistan”, Published as IBA Technical Report, Dec 1997
  • “Role of Major Players in Software Exports from Pakistan”, 4th National Computer Conference, Oct 1997, Islamabad
  • Extent of Computerization in Pakistani Businesses”, Marketing Review, Marketing Association of Pakistan, 403 Burhani Chambers, Abdullah Haroon Road, Karachi 74400; Vol. 14 (Apr-Jun 1997), No. 2; pp. 43-51
  • “Rate of Computerization in Pakistan”, CSP International Conference on IT is our Future 1997, Karachi.

Speaker at International and National Conferences

  • 2020 ∙ “How to Increase Motivation of Trainees and Students in Learning Programs”, Speaker, LearnFest, Aug 15, 2020
  • “Contemporary curriculum designs and learning pedagogies”, Panelist, NBEAC 7th Deans,Directors Conf, Isb, Feb 15-16, 2020
  • 2019 ∙ Panelist NBEAC 6th Deans and Director Conference, Apr 8-9, 2020
  • 2018 ∙ “Role of HEIs, HEC and PEC in Encouraging Entrepreneurship”, Panelist, 1st Deans Conference, PEC, Feb 13-14, Islamabad.
  • “Shifting Roles of Business Schools in Society”, Moderator, 5th Deans and Directors Conference, PC, Feb 5-6, 2018, Khi
  • 2017 ∙ “Journey of Change towards Experiential Learning Culture”,  10th ICERI-2017, IATED, Seville (Spain). Nov 16 -18.
  • “Conference Marketing and Promotion”, Invited Speaker, IEEE mini POCO 2017, Sep 19, 2017,  IEEEP, CIIT, HEC, Lahore. 
  • “AI vs Data Sciences: A Parallel between Chomsky vs Skinner”, Keynote Speech, ICCOST-2017, Dec 2017, UET Lahore.
  • “Governance and Institution Building”, Panelist, 14th South Asian Management Forum (SAMF) – 2017,  Maldives, Apr 24-26
  • ” Why Universities as we Know will not Exist in Future!, Keynote Speech at ICRTE-2017,  SALU, Khairpur, Mar 2-3
  • “ExPBL: Case Study of Indigenization of Experiential Learning”,  NBEAC 4th D&D Conf, Islamabad, 7-8 Feb 
  • “Can Conventional Schools Produce Change Agents”, Speaker /Panelist, FEEL Conference on Education. Jan 11-12, Lahore.
  • 2016 ∙ “CPEC and Costing Implications”, Speaker and Panelist, ICMA Research Symposium, Dec 13, Lahore 
  • “Implications of CPEC on Foreign/Local Investment “, Paper Presenter, IPRI Conference on “CPEC”, Sep 20-21, Islamabad.
  • “Ontological Representation of Conceptual Frameworks in Research Journals”, Keynote, 6th  INTECH-2016,  Sep 19-20, Islamabad,. 
  • “Why Engineering Students are Reluctant to become Entrepreneurs,” Keynote Speech, 2nd ICEE, Aug 27-28, IoBM, Karachi.
  • “Why Experiential Learning”, Conference Chair Speech, ICEL in Business, Engineering, Education, Apr 12-13, IoBM Karachi
  • “Challenges of Running a PhD Program in Pakistan”, Panelist Speaker, NCRM, PAF KIET, Mar 6, 2016
  • What Students Expect from their Teachers: Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers“, Speaker, 3rd NBEAC Conference of Deans and Directors of Business Schools, PC Hotel, Lahore, Feb 17-18, 2016
  • “Doctoral Courses in PhD Programs of Business Schools”,  SACDOC 2016, PC Lahore, Feb 16, 2016. 
  • 2015 ∙ “Strategies for Educational Transformation”, Speaker, 5th ICoBM, Karachi, Mar 11-12, 2015
  • Revamping Curriculum in Collaboration with Industry“, Session Chair, 2nd NBEAC D&D Conf, Karachi, Feb 10-11, 2015
  • 2014 ∙ “Quality Enhancement Initiative of HEC & Mission of Faculty and Dean”, Keynote Speaker, ICCET, Khairpur, Mar 22, 2014
  • Big Data and Management Transformation”, Keynote Speech, Open BDA Hadoop Summit , Karachi, Nov. 18, 2014.
  • “CIO’s Role in Business Transformation,” Panel Moderator, 2nd CIO Summit , Karachi, Mar 26, 2014.
  • “Big Data Analysis for Better Decision Making,” Panel Moderator, 2nd CIO Summit, Karachi, Mar 25, 2014
  • 2013 ∙ “Language and Learning”, Panelist, ERDC Seminar, Karachi, 2 Nov 2013
  • “Role of ICT and Consumer in Mitigating Energy Crisis in Pakistan”, Panelist, ICCET 2013, SALU, Khairpur, Mar 6, 2013
  • “Entrepreneurship in Engineering Education”, Panelist, IEEE-IC4, PNEC, NUST, Karachi, Sep 26, 2013
  • 2012 ∙ “Project Based Learning (PBL) in Engineering Education”, Guest Speaker, ICCET 2012, SALU, Khairpur, April 12-13, 2012
  • 2011 ∙ “Cover vs Uncover in Project Based Learning”, National Engineering eXhibition (NEX 2011), MUET, Oct 22, 2011
  • 2008 ∙ “Towards a Database Oriented Analysis of Hadith Literature”, Presenter, Noor Conference for the Madinah Knowledge Economic City, Madinah June 22-24, 2008.
  • 2007 ∙ Paper Presenter, PEC International Conference, CETEE-07, Islamabad, Dec 27-28, 2007
  • Panel Moderator, “Modus Operandi for Academia-Industry Interactions”, NUST Conference, Dec 2007
  • 2006 ∙ Quality in Engineering Education, 1st National Conference on Engineering Education, Mar 11, 2006
  • 2004 ∙ Keynote speech: “Getting a PhD”. E-Tech 2004, IEEEP Conference, NED, July 31, 2004
  • 2002 ∙ Software Product Strategy: Opportunities and Challenges, ITCN Conference Aug 02, 2002
  • Automation for Manufacturing Sector: Issues and Challenges, Manufacturing Conference, Feb 2002
  • International Conference on the Use of IT in Teaching of Science, Islamabad, Mar. 18, 2002
  • 2001 ∙ “E-Commerce Development and Challenges for Pakistan”, ITCN Conference, Mar 24-25, 2001
  • 2000 ∙  E-Commerce Skills Development, IBA e-Commerce Conference, Apr 25-26, 2000 
  • Implementation of e-Commerce for Pakistan, IBA e-Commerce Conference, Apr 25-26, 2000. 
  • OPSTEC Conference on E-Commerce, Lahore, Aug 12, 2000.
  • “E-Commerce Messages Development for Pakistan”, IEEEP Conference, Karachi, Nov 25, 2000
  • 1998 ∙ Data Based Approach to Marketing, HIMS All Pakistan Marketing Conf, Karachi, Aug 1, 1998.

Speaker at Seminars 

  • 2020 Invited Speaker at NBEAC Seminar on Accreditation Journey, Nov 14, 2020, Online
  • 2018 Invited Keynote Speaker at City School Value Based Education Conference 2018, Mar 21, 2018, PM House, Islamabad
  • 2017 Solutions for Tomorrow: Agility for Digital Enterprise, Welcome Speech, 5th Pakistan CIO Summit, Apr 18
  • Economic Future of Your Kids”, ERDC Seminar on Parenting, Jan 27, 2017, KSBL, Karachi. 
  • Marketing in the Era of Fake News: Fake Persona, Fake Persona”, Marketing Association Seminar, Oct 23, Marriott, Karachi. 
  • 5 Major Conceptual Challenges of Parenting for Muslims, Invited Speaker, Seminar on Parenting Challenges of 21st Century, Forward Institute for Educational Bridgework, Karachi, Jan 27, 2017 
  • Business Research Relevance, Keynote Speech in Closing Session, ICBM-2016, Dec 16-18, 2016, MAJU, Karachi.
  • 2016 Customer Experience of Universities, Keynote Speech CX-2016, Customer Experience Summit, Colloquium Global, Dec 6
  • “Solutions for Tomorrow: Vision 2020,  Speech at 4th Pakistan CIO Summit and IT Showcase, Mariott Karachi, April 5
  • CS Preparation for Getting Lucrative Programming Contracts from Home, Seminar at Sadiq GCWU, Bahawalpur, March-9
  • Parenting Challenges of the 21st Century, presented at the ERDC Seminar on 23rd March 2016 at Rangoonwala Hala, Karachi.
  • “Bachay ko Maa ki Teacheri ki Nahi, Maa ki Mumta ki zaroorat hay”, Chief Guest Speech, Wisdom House School Annual Function, Mar  6 
  • 2015 How Prepared is our Management for using BI and Big Data for Decision Making, Keynote Speech, Open BDA Hadoop Summit 2015, Move n Pick, Karachi, November 26
  • Welcome Note on Fads vs Reality at 3rd CIO Summit and Expo, March 31, 2015, Mariott, Karachi
  • 2014 Big Data and Management Transformation, Keynote Speech, Open BDA Hadoop Summit , held at Mariott Hotel, Karachi on November 18, 2014.
  • “CIO’s Role in Business Transformation,” Panel Moderator, 2nd Pakistan CIO Summit 2014, PC Hotel, Karachi, Mar 26, 2014.
  • “Big Data Analysis for Better Decision Making,” Panel Moderator, 2nd Pakistan CIO Summit 2014, PC Hotel, Karachi, Mar 25, 2014.
  • 2013 ∙ Seminar on Language and Learning, Panelist, organized by ERDC, 2 Nov 2013 at Homeopathic College Auditorium, Karachi.
  • Next Generation CIO as a Transformative Change Agent and an Innovator”, Speaker, CIO Summit, May 21-22, 2013
  • 2012 ∙ Change through Change in Curriculum, Invited Speaker, organized by ERDC, 28 Apr 2012
  • 2011 ∙ Seminar on Is Change Possible, Guest Speaker, organized by ERDC, 24 Oct 2011, Karachi.
  • Cover vs Uncover in Project Based Learning, “National Engineering eXhibition 2011 (NEX’11)”, MUET, Jamshoro, Oct 22, 
  • 2007 ∙ Keynote Speech, 22nd IEEEP All Pakistan Student’s Seminar, PAF-KIET, Mar 6.
  • Session Chair Speech, e-Indus 2007 Seminar and Exhibition, 16 Apr 2007, organized by IEEE – IIEE at Karachi
  • Session Chair Speech, e-Indus 2007 Seminar and Exhibition, 16 Apr 2007, organized by IEEE – IIEE at Karachi
  • 2006 ∙ Choosing a Successful Career”, BU Seminar, organized by Bahawalpur University, 24 Dec 2006, Bahawalpur
  • ∙ Panel Speaker, e-Indus-2006 Seminar and Exhibition, organized by IEEE-IIEE, 16 Apr 2006, at Karachi
  • 2004 ∙ Session Chair Speech, All Pakistan Student Seminar, organized by UIT and IEEE Pakistan, 11 Feb 2004, at Karachi
  • 2003 ∙ “Industry-Academia Collaboration”, presentation, IEEE – IIEE e-Indus-2003 Annual Students Paper Seminar & Project Competition, organized by IEEE-IIEE, 29 Mar 2003, at Karachi
  • 2002 ∙ Panel Speaker, e-Indus 2002, IIEE-IEEE Annual Student Paper Seminar and Project Competition, IEEE, IIEE, 16 Feb 2002, at Karachi
  • 2001 ∙ “E-Commerce for Pakistan,” presentation, COMSATS Seminar on Information Technology, CIIT, 27 Dec 2001, Abbottabad
  • “Developing Industry Linkages”, Keynote, IEEE Karachi Technology Extravaganza, IEEE Karachi Section & IEEE Student Branch of IIEE, NED, UIT, 11 Aug 2001, Karachi.
  • “E-Commerce Building Blocks”, HP Seminar on IT, HP (Pakistan), Sheraton, 26 Mar 2001, Karachi
  • “IT Management Skills Requirement for Large E-Commerce/E-Government Projects”, KIIT Seminar on IT Skills, KIIT, PC, 10 Feb 2001, Karachi
  • “E-Commerce for Banking Sector”, Institute of Bankers Workshop, organized by Institute of Bankers, 15 Jan 2001, Lahore
  • “Demand Side Requirements for IT Skills”, KIIT Seminar on IT Skills, Feb 10, 2001
  • 2000 ∙ “Implementation Issues for Mobile Commerce”, Mobile Commerce and E-Commerce Seminar, Marriott, 7 Nov 2000, Karachi
  • “E-Commerce Implementation for Pakistan”, BRYJ and IBA Seminar on E-Commerce, BRYJ and IBA, 23 Oct 2000, Karachi
  • “Status of E-Commerce”, Seminar on Digital Economy, IEEE Khi Section and IEEE Computer Society Khi, 11 Aug 
  • “Trade Facilitation through E-Commerce”, Freight Forwarders Association Seminar,  25 Sep 2000, Karachi
  • “E-Commerce for Exporters”, Sialkot Chamber of Commerce E-Commerce Seminar, 7 Sep 2000, Sialkot
  • “E-Commerce Challenges for Software Houses”, IBA Seminar on E-Commerce, organized by IBA, 23 Aug 2000, Karachi
  • “EFT Network for Pakistan”, Electronic Funds Transfer and e-Banking Seminar, organized by HBL, 13 Jul 2000, Karachi
  • “E-Commerce Action Plan for Pakistan”, NCR Seminar    NCR, 24 Jun 2000, Karachi
  • “E-Commerce Skills Requirements”, KIIT Skills Seminar, organized by KIIT, Jun 2000, Karachi
  • “E-Commerce Strategy for Pakistan”, E-Commerce Seminar by CSP, 12 May 2000,  Islamabad
  • “E-Commerce for Banking Sector”, Institute of Bankers Workshop, Lahore, Jan 15, 2001
  •  Workshops on E-Commerce, Institute of Bankers, Islamabad, Nov 20, 2000 
  • Modeling of Commercial and Universal Islamic Banking within Banking Industry, IBA Seminar, Apr 20, Karachi
  • e-Incubators, IBA Seminar on Venture Capital Investment in e-Businesses, Mar 24, 2000. 
  • E-Business Seminar, Business Development Institute, March 4, 2000, Karachi
  • 1999 ∙ WTO Related Issues of E-Commerce, Ministry of Commerce Seminar, Islamabad, Oct. 13-14, 1999
  • Role of IT Education in Development of Economy, Bahria IMCS Seminar, October 2, 1999.
  • Business Process Reengineering in Pakistan, ICAP Seminar, November 5, 1999, Karachi.
  • Challenges of Software Marketing, IBA Seminar, Nov 23, 1999.
  • Role of IT Education in Development of Economy, Bahria IMCS Seminar, Oct 2, 1999.
  • IT Policy Recommendations by CSP, Pakistan IT Summit , Planning Commission, 16 Aug 1999, Islamabad
  • 1998 ∙ Models for Increasing Software Exports, IBA Seminar, Oct 19, 1998, Karachi.
  • Careers in IT, NCR Seminar on “Opportunities in IT Industry”, May 1998, Karachi 
  • IT Industry: Challenges and Opportunities, IBA Seminar, Karachi, Apr 25, 1998.

Talks on Education

Ideas challenging and transforming the existing education paradigm 

Preparing for the education and skills requirements for the 21st century:

See Synopsis of talks at and/or 

Blog Posts

Blog: : Sampling from over 120 blog posts.

Why Education Counseling
Why Education and Why Higher Education: Leadership in Life and Society Selecting whom to consult: Psychiatrist, Neurologist, Psychologist, Educationist, “Aamil” (Exorcist), “Pir” or “Shaikh”
Can Grades and Degrees Measure the Success of Students? Overprotected Kids: Need for Risk Taking and Self Discovery
Education as Tazkia: Is a child like a clean slate? Why My Child does not Sit and Concentrate
Of Hanafi School of Marketing, Orientation and Dr Matin A Khan of IBA Are you really concerned about your child’s education
Education’s Relevance to Social Impact: Why our graduates want to leave? Truth about Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD): Revelations 
School Discipline vs Prison Discipline Secret of Happiness: One Simple Rule
Structural Foundations of Schools How Parental Judgments Shatter a Child: Self Fulfilled Prophecies
Testing and Grading Which Field with Great Scope Should My Child Choose? 
Testing/Grading vs Motivation: Uncertainty Principle for Academics Learning Problems: Top 9 Qs to Answer Before Seeking Help
Bell Curve Evaluation of Students and Islamic Conception Why Job Security?
Can Grades and Degrees Measure the Success of Students? Leadership
Fairness in Grading: A Lesson by the Great Dijkstra Why this current urgency about visions and entrepreneurship
Problems with Bloom’s Taxonomy: Impact on Curriculum & Motivation  Four Legacies of a Leader: Which one would you leave behind?
Curriculum Entrepreneurial Leadership for 21st Century
Syllabus- Coverage is Enemy of Understanding Mocking Craftsmen and Business People
How Our Curriculum Design (from Simple to Complex) Insults the Intelligence  Excellence
Subject Compartmentalization vs Holistic Learning: Natural Process of learning     Pursuit of Excellence vs Guzara: How to teach excellence
Learning of Languages, History, Maths, IT Beauty is Our Business – Excellence and the Great Dijkstra
Why Project Based Learning? An Experiential Learning Case Study  Formula is Worth a Thousand Pictures: Dijkstra vs Buzan
How Language Acquisition is Made Difficult for Children: Eight Lessons  Life
Cutting a Nation from its History – Imposing a Foreign Language Hajj kay Saathi: Dekh mera Zauq o Shauq (Passion)
How Maths is made difficult Of Achars, Chutneys and Halwas: A Lifestyle Getting Lost 
Georgia – Lesson in Preserving Language, Religion and Culture Secret of Happiness: One Simple Rule
Lesser known dimensions of US Universities – Archives of history and literature Of Jungles, Streams, Berries & Wild Pink Flowers: Costs
How West Teaches History: Nation without History has no Future ! How to find “Buzurg” and “Wali” of Allah
Computer Revolution and Moore’s Law: A Personal Journey How to Sprinkle Happiness Around You 
Big Data, Management Transformation and Voyager of Star Trek Movie Khawjgan e Chisht Ahle Bahisht
Changing Role of CIO How to Make People Feel Special and Close
Why are there no IT companies with more than 10,000 employees Sad Ending of Abdullah Yousuf Ali – the Translator of Quran
At What Cost! Myths of Education
At What Cost! Fazle Hasan of IBA and our Computation of Economic Costs Myth: We are Backward because we Lag Behind in S&T
Small is Beautiful: Why Small Businesses should Replace Big Businesses Why PhD is Difficult: Why so many ABDs & Dropouts
Encounter Project 2: Propagating Islam as an Inflexible, Rigid, Harsh System What does it Mean to Have a PhD: Myths of Specialization
Capitalist Transactions Replacing Traditions from Istanbul to Makkah Myths of Schooling and Education: Resources
Plight of Sugarcane Growers: Costs of Regulatory Barriers for Small Businesses  Myth: Impact Factor Measures Real Impact
Whither Writ of the State? Costs of Corruption and Nepotism Myth: Mushroomings of HEIs in Pakistan
  5 Myths of Higher Education in Pakistan

Trainings and Workshops

  • 2020 ∙ Series of LMS Based Online Readiness Workshops for Faculty/HoDs of IoBM
  • Series of LMS Baed Online Engagement Workshop for HoDs to Manage Students Engagement
  • 2017 ∙ Outcome Based Accreditation Workshop for Engineering Faculty, Conducted at IoBM
  • OBE &A Workshop conducted by Consultant from Malaysia at MUET
  • Faculty Members Vision and Alignment with Administrative Responsibilities, Conducted, FDP Organized by QEC of SSUET, Karachi.
  • Dean’s Expectations from the PhD Proposals/Synopsis, Multidisciplinary Research Seminar Series, MRSS, IoBM.
  • Annual Faculty Appraisal Famework Workshop
  • 2016 ∙ Research Culture and Faculty Evaluation Criteria
  • Vision and Mission of College, Program and Course Outcomes 
  • Industry Engagement
  • Balanced Score Card for Universities Workshop at EMEC
  • Personal Brands for Faculty Development at EMEC
  • 5-day Faculty Development Program at EMEC, conducted
  • 2014 AACSB Accreditation Standards, Conducted.  
  • 2013 ∙ Conducted IoBM Faculty workshops on Vision Alignment, AACSB Implementation, Experiential Learning
  • Attended “Results Based Project Management with Monitoring and Evaluation” 5-day workshop by EMEC
  • 2010 ∙ Conducted “Strategic Vision”, several 3-day training workshops for TimeLenders at Karachi, Isb, Lhr.
  • Jan 14-17, 2010, “Strategic Visions” training workshop, at Rangoonwala Center 
  • Jan 18-20, 2010, “Strategic Visions” training workshop, at Karachi Marriott Hotel 
  • Feb 26-28, 2010, “Strategic Visions” training workshop, at Karachi Marriott Hotel 
  • Mar 4-7, 2010, “Strategic Visions” training workshop, at Rangoonwala Center
  • Mar 26-28, 2010, “Strategic Visions” wraining workshop, at Karachi Marriott Hotel 
  • Apr 9-11, 2010, “Strategic Visions” training workshop, at PC Lahore.
  • Apr 30-May 2, 2010, “Strategic Visions” training workshop, at Karachi Marriott Hotel 
  • May 13-16, 2010, “Strategic Visions” training workshop, at Rangoonwala Center
  • 2009-13 ∙ Conducted “Seven Habits of Highly Successful People” 5-day workshops for students every semester
  • Conducted “Strategic Faculty Vision” for KIET faculty

2007-09 ∙ Conducuted: “Strategic Visions” Training Workshop at Madinah for SABIC Employees, At MovenpickHotel, Madinah, Saudi Arabia, 10-12 Aug, 2008

  • “Strategic Vision”, 3-day training workshop 
  • “Strategic Time Management”, 3-day workshop
  • “Strategic Retreat”, 3-day workshop
  • “Sleep Management” 

2005 ∙  Conducted a series of workshops for Pakistan Steel directors, officers and departmental heads on

∙  ERP Implementation and Change Management

2003∙ Conducted a series of workshops for POF, Wah Cantt’s MDs, directors, officers and departmental heads

∙  ERP Implementation and Change Management

2002∙ Conducted a 2-day workshop on “Reducing Costs Through IT” for SmartCommerce Program

∙  Conducted a series of one-day E-Commerce in Banking Workshops on “E-Commerce and EFT for Banking Sector” for Banking Professionals, from the platform of Institute of Bankers, Pakistan

  • 13 Nov 2000,  at Karachi.
  • 20 Nov 2000,  at Islamabad
  • 15 Jan 2001,  at Lahore
  • 22 Feb 2001,  at Peshawar

∙  Conducted a module on “Mission Critical E-Commerce Applications”, a 2- day Workshop on Disaster Recovery of E-Banking Systems for  Bankers at IBP, Karachi, 17 Aug 2001.

1999-2000 ∙ Conducted 10-day workshops for AGPR Officers on 

“IT for Managers”  and “Strategic IT” 

∙  Conducted 15-day Workshops for CBR (FBR) officers on 

“IT for Managers”, “MIS for Managers” for FBR officers

“Business Process Re-engineering and Change Management” 

PhD/MPhil Thesis, Project and Research Supervision

  • Supervisor of PhD students in the areas of computer games for strategic management learning, Measurement of Intrusiveness of Attitude towards Advertising of Unmentional Products”.
  • Supervised PhD Research of Junaid Ansari, “Measuring Religio-Spiritual Insights that Influence Attitude towards Advertising during Religious Festivals”, 2020.
  • Supervised PhD Research of Azeem Qureshi, “Influence of Abusive Leadership and Servant Leadership on Employees’ Attitudinal and Behavioral Outcomes in Cultures with High Power Distance Orientation”, 2019
  • Supervised PhD Research of Mr Omar Javaid, “Building a Theoretical Model of Socially Sustainable Entrepreneurship through Comparative Case Analysis of Ethnic Entrepreneurial Communities”
  • Supervised MS/MPhil thesis research in Leadership, HRM, Engineering Management, MIS, Data Analytics, and other areas.
  • Supervised 20 MS Thesis Research in the areas of TQM, Image Recognition, Data Warehouse Derivation, Requirements traceability, Performance of MANET Routing Protocols, Range of Bluetooth Piconets, UMTS QoS, Seniority based authentication of MANETS, Transmission of Video with Caching, Reliability of cluster architecture, design patterns, Aspect Oriented Programming, Quality of Manufacturing Systems
  • Supervised over 20 case studies of  technology entrepreneurships for MBA students to be published in a book.
  • Supervised of over 10 projects for students of MBA (Education Leadership) 

Industry and National Recognition 

HEC QAA Team for MS/PhD Programs Evaluation

  • Convener HEC team’s evaluation visit to Kinnaird College for Women University, Lahore
  • Convener HEC team’s evaluation visit to Bahria University, Islamabad

HEC QAA Team for PM’s Evaluation of Universities

  • HEC team’s evaluation visit to CIIT, Islamabad
  • HEC team’s evaluation visit to SZABMU (PIMS), Islamabad

HEC R&D Division

  • Member Social Sciences Sub-Committee in Business Education for review and ranking of journals, since 2016

National Business Accreditation and Evaluation Council

  • Member of Eligibility Screening Committee of NBEAC
  • Strategy Plan presentation at the NBEAC Strategy Workshop, Margalla Hotel, Islamabad, 28-29 April, 2017
  • NBEAC Accreditation Visit to Isra University, Hyderabad, 2015
  • NBEAC Accreditation Visit to SALU, Khairpur, 2015
  • NBEAC Journals Evaluation Sub-Committee Member

Pakistan Engineering Council 

  • PEC Accreditation Evaluation Visit to Islamia University Bahawalpur; 2016
  • PEC Accreditation Evaluation Visit to Islamia University Bahawalpur; 2015
  • PEC Accreditation Evaluation Visits to UET Peshawar Abbotabad Campus; 2011, 2012, 2014
  • PEC Accreditation Evaluation Visits to MAJU Islamabad Campus; 2012, 2013
  • PEC Accreditation Evaluation Visit to Quaide Awam University, Nawabshah, 2010

Program Director/Organizer:

  • 1st Shahjehan S Karim Social Enterpreneurship Conference (SSKSEC-2018), IoBM, 26-27, 2018, Karachi.
  • 1st International Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance (ICIBF-2017), IoBM, 29-30, 2017, Karachi.  
  • 2nd International Conference on Experiential Learning, IoBM, Karachi, Oct-21-22, 2017, IoBM, Karachi.
  • IAFC-2016, IoBM-AMDIP Faculty Colloquium, 2016.
  • 2nd International Conference on Entrepreneurial Engineering, IoBM, Karachi, August 27-28, 2016
  • 1st International Conference on Experiential Learning, IoBM, Karachi, April 9-10, 2016
  • Organizing Committee, 5th ICoBM Conference, at IoBM, Karachi, March 11-12, 2015 
  • Program Committee, NBEAC 2nd Deans & Director Conference of Business Schools, Karachi, Feb 10-11, 2015 
  • 1st ICEEES Conference, June 10-11, 2015
  • ITCN Asia 2003 Conference, Karachi, August 9, 2003
  • ITCN Asia 2002 Conference, Karachi, August 10-11, 2002
  • ITCN Asia 2001 Conference, Karachi, Mar 24-25, 2001
  • IBA National e-Commerce Conference: Preparing for the Challenges, April 25-26, 2000
  • Computer Society of Pakistan National Conference: IT is Our Future, Oct. 16-17, 1997, Karachi.

Session Chair:

  • 5th ICoBM, International Conference on Business Management, Mar 10-11, 2015
  • 2nd D&D Conference at Karachi, by NBEAC, Feb 8-9, 2015
  • ICDIM Conference at Islamabad, by Bahawalpur Univ, Sep 10-11, 2013
  • ICCET Conference, SALU, Khairpur, Mar. 5, 2013
  • IEEE IIEE e-Indus 2008 Conference, Apr. 29, 2008
  • IEEE INMIC 2005 Conference, Dec 24-25, 2005
  • IEEE-IIEE e-Indus Annual Seminar and Exhibition, IIEE, Mar 16, 2004
  • IEEE and KIIT INMIC Conference, Jan., 2003
  • Chief Guest, IEEE-IIEE e-Indus Annual Seminar, IIEE, Feb. 16, 2002
  • IEEE and PAF-KIET Conference on Information and Communication Technologies, Jun. 15, 2002
  • Pakistan Sugar Scientists & Technologists, PSST 33rd Annual Convention, Aug 24-25 1998, Lahore
  • IEEE National Conference: Technologies for the New Millennium, Nov 27, 1999, Karachi
  • E-Commerce for Pakistan, Pakistan Computer Bureau National IT Seminar, Jul 14, 1999, Islamabad
  • FAST IEEE Conference on Computer Science and IT, Oct. 23-24, 1998, Lahore


  • Pakistan Insurance Institute (PII) Council, since 2020
  • Academic Council, DHA Sufa University, since 2017
  • Academic Council, ISRA University, Hyderabad, since 2019
  • Academic Council, SSUET, Karachi, since 2018
  • Inspection teams of PEC for accreditation of EE programs
  • BoG, IoBM since 2019
  • Academic Council, IoBM, from 2013 to 2018. Chair since 2019
  • Member of HEC’s SSSC Committee of Business Publications, since 2016
  • Member of HEC’s SSSC Committee of Business Publications, since 2016
  • Board of Governors, PAF-KIET, 2000-13 
  • Board of Advanced Studies and Research of IoBM, member from 2008-2018. Chair since 2019
  • IT Board, Government of Sindh, 2000-01  
  • Advisory Board of Institute of Business and Technology (BIZTEK), since 2004.
  • Steering Committee of Min. of Science and Technology for Formulating National IT Policy, 2000  
  • Selection Board for Officers, State Bank of Pakistan, 1998-2001.
  • External Assessment Board of KIIT, 2000-04.
  • Board of Governors, PAF-KIET and Academic Board, Usman Institute of Technology, Since 1999
  • Academic Board and Board of Advisors MS Program, Usman Institute of Technology
  • Coordinator for Meetings of IT experts held at the Governor House, during 1997-99

E-Commerce Policy:

  • Head of E-Commerce Working Group and Task Force, Ministry of Science & Technology, 2000-02
  • Member ECH Task Force, State Bank of Pakistan, 2000-02. 
  • Consultant for E-Commerce Implementation Projects Feasibility for MoST, 2000-01
  • Led Pakistan’s delegation to 18th Annual AFACT Meeting, Sep 11-15. 2000 at Taipei, Taiwan
  • National E-Commerce Implementation Plan, presented to Federal Cabinet, Jun 21, 2000
  • E-Commerce Plan for Customs, presented to Chairman, Central Board of Revenue, Aug 26, 2000
  • E-Commerce Plan for Exports, presented to Chairman, Export Promotion Bureau, Aug 29, 2000.
  • E-Commerce Plan for Banking Sector, presented to Governor, SBP, Nov 17, 2000.

Academic Awards

  • S & T Scholarship for MS & PhD, 1987 ∙  Bronze medal in BE (Elect.) 1985
  • Third position in MBA, IBA, 1987 ∙  Silver medal in HSC (Federal Board) 1979


  • Multi-processing Ability to work on a large number of projects simultaneously
  • Creativity Ability to generate innovative and out-of-the-box solutions
  • Leadership Leading organizations and departments to new paradigms/processes
  • Team Building Developing strategic project teams of dedicated and committed professionals
  • Motivation Motivating employees and overcoming change resistance
  • Problem Solving Ability to identify the causes and construct solutions
  • BPR Ability to identify the weaknesses and reengineer processes
  • Modeling Ability to construct abstract level graphical and mathematical representations 
  • Presentation Regularly invited to speak at IT and management conferences, seminars
  • Interpersonal Ability to build a consensus by reconciling several point of views
  • Writing Preparing convincing proposals and feasibility studies
  • Cognitive Ability to identify relationships among disparate pieces of information


  • Birth-date: Aug 29, 1962
  • Married with five children



  • Prof.  Dr. Zahoor Ahmed, LUMS
  • Prof.  Dr. Javed Ghani, KSBL
  • Prof.  Dr Shaukat Brah, Ex Rector KSBL

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