Qualifications & Experience

Objective:

To develop a world class educational institution through its impact on society and industry

Experience Overview

Mar 09 – PresentDirectorL2L Academy, Ahsan Memorial (AEF)
Mar 21 – Dec 23Vice ChancellorZiauddin University, Khi
Feb 19 – Feb 21RectorInstitute of Business Management, Khi
Apr 13 – Feb 19Dean CBM and CES, Project Leader CMSInstitute of Business Management, Khi
Feb 01 – Mar 13Professor, Vice President, DeanPAF-KIET, Karachi
Feb 05 – May 06IT ConsultantPakistan Steel, Karach
Jul 00 – Jul 06Director and Architecte-Patterns Software Solutions
Nov 99 – Dec 02IT ConsultantPakistan Ordnance Factories, Wah Cantt
Jul 95 – Dec 00Deputy Director/Assistant ProfessorCenter for Computer Studies, IBA
Jul 95 – Nov 97IT Consultant & Project DirectorOxford University Press, Karachi
Jan 95 – Jun 95Adjunct FacultyFAST Institute of Computer Science
Jul 95 – Nov 97IT Consultant & Project DirectorOxford University Press, Karachi
Nov 89 – Dec 94Research AssistantUniversity of Texas at Austin, USA
May 87 – Aug 91Research Scholar at UT Austin, USA Ministry of Science & Technology
May 87 – Aug 87Assistant EngineerSUPARCO

Qualifications 

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.                    Electronic Engineering                                 1985
    • Final Year Project: “Extending a HexaDecimal interface mircocontroller with ASCII Keyboard & TV”

Wide Range of Diversified Projects – A Sampling 

National Strategy:Led E-commerce Action Plan & National IT Policy as Head E-Commerce Working Group
Org 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.
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
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
Social MediaYoutube Channel

Academic Leadership Projects

Mar 09 – Present                   As Director of L2L Academy

  • Establishment of L2L Academy, the first fully Project Based Learning (PBL) School
    • Innovative approach: From Complex to Simple instead of Simple to Complex
    • Innovations in Curriculum: Projects based vs conventional subjects based
    • Innovations in Assessments: Exhibitions and Competitions insteads of secret exams. 
    • Innovations in Teaching: Facilitator instead of Teacher
  • Establishment of Ahsan Memorial

Mar 21 – Dec 23                     As Vice Chancellor, Ziauddin Univ, Karachi

  • 2021
    • Consolidation of college-wise fragmented academics MIS into a centrally manageable system
  • 2022
    • Enabling a unified centralized view of all UG and PG program structures, roadmaps, promotions, reviews
  • 2023
    • Development of a 5-year strategic plan for ZU
    • Recognition of ZU as a multi-disciplinary university with significant non-health related programs.
    • Capacity building for cllege-wise ownership of S.M.A.R.T. Goals in the areas of sustainability, research, collaborations, academic quality, and well-being
    • Development of a centralized structure for JDs and KPIs based performance management

Feb 19 – Feb 21          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

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 
    • Integrated 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 venturesby 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

2023 Establishment of a strategic partnership to develop capacity for pharma industry-academia projects
2021Establishment of a Research to Leadership Group and channel
2018Establishment of an online Thought Leadership Lecture Series at L2L
2017-PresentParental Counseling Sessions at L2L
2015 Development of a framework for generating interest for reading and writing
2013Practice and Theory of Experiential Learning
2011Establishment of Learn to Learn (L2L) Academy, an innovative PBL School
2011Launch of L2L Club Weekday program as an alternative schooling paradigm
2010Ahsan Memorial Projects; Library, Sunday=Funday programs, SoIS workshops on Iqbal Studies
2008Establishment of “Technology Innovation Center” and “Center for Entrepreneurship” at KIET
2006-08R&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 profs, 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.
1998-99Strategic initiatives for IBA that increased the revenues from CCS/MDP programs by ten folds
1997IT Initiative of the Governor of Sindh for universities: Coordination with VCs to develop IT capacity.
1996Capacity 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.
1995-1997Strategic IT Implementation for Oxford University Press: Implemented an ERP solution

Institutional/Business Leadership Projects

As VC at ZU

  • Recognition of ZU as a general university
  • Development of a core framework for unified system monitoring academic records of all programs
  • Development of a 5-year strategic plan

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 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

 Feb 01 – Mar 13 As Professor, Vice President and Dean PAF-KIET, Karachi

  • Led the growth of Colleges of Management Sciences, College of Engineering and College of Computing and Information Sciences and College of Media Arts
  • Strategic initiatives in social advocacy, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and PBL approach to education.
  • Launch of BCA, BS (Accounting and Finance), BBA-ERP, MBA (Islamic Finance), MBA (Education Leadership), MS/MPhil and PhD research programs
  • Developed supervision framework for Thesis and Research students
  • Design of business systems (registration, academics and corporate liaison) of KIET
  • Re-engineering of academic monitoring, management, control, evaluation systems
  • Development of programs for faculty development, R&D projects monitoring
  • Developed 4-year BS (CS), BBA programs. Redesign of MCS and MBA programs.
  • Developed Masters of CS and management sciences and PhD program.
  • Developed BE (Electronics) and BE (Telecommunications) programs
  • Developed degree programs: MBA (Accounting & Finance) and MBA (MIS)
  • Launched Bachelor/Masters of Business Economics

    Jul 00 – Jul 06   As Chairman, Director and Architect  at ePatterns Software Solutions

    • Launched the company with other partners
    • Analyzed, designed  and architect of   “Business Patterns” ERP software product consisting of integrated GL, Inventory, Sales, Purchase, production, payroll, imports, exports system.
    • Consultancy for ITCN 2001, ITCN 2002 and ITCN 2003
    • Implemented solutions for over 30 companies in trading and manufacturing sector.

    Jul 95 – Dec 00 Deputy Director/Assistant Professor Center for Computer Studies, IBA

    • Developed resources in business applications, IS management and E-Commerce
    • Supervised several business projects in systems analysis, design, implementation & BPR
    • Conducted several short courses and seminars on software exports, Internet, Intranets, ISO-9000

          Administration               

    • 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 consisting of ISP for faculty and students, IBA computerization, and CCS facilities.

         Programs                        

    • Redesigned and restructured MBA (MIS) program according to the job market requirements.
    • Developed and launched the new BCS program, the first non-MBA program of IBA.
    • Developed  BCS, BBA(MIS) and MBA(MIS) curriculum in collaboration with industry experts.
    • Developed new courses in change management, business process reengineering, decision support systems, expert systems, strategic information systems, electronic commerce, software project management, object oriented analysis, visual programming, IS Audit, Info System Management etc.
    • Developed and launched the new BBA (MIS) program which has since been replicated elsewhere.
    • Initiated and conducted industry research and consulting projects for CBR, AGPR, EPB.

    Jul 95- Nov 97  IT 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
    Jan 95-Jun 95      Adjunct Faculty |  FAST Institute of Computer Science
    • Taught courses in Compilers and Parallel Computing
    Nov 89-Dec 94      Research Assistant  |  University of Texas at Austin, USA
    • Member of project team developing CODE; a graphical/visual parallel programming environment
    • Instrumented CODE 2.0 compiler for performance/debugging measurements
    • Designed and implemented a machine independent interactive concurrent debugger
    1985-86      Programmer at ABM Data Systems and Internship at IBM, Karachi.

      Multi-dimensional Skills

      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 for new paradigms/processes
      Team Building:Developing strategic project teams of dedicated and committed professionals
      Change Mgmt:Motivating employees and overcoming change resistance
      BPR/Change Mgt:Ability to identify the weaknesses, reengineer processes, manage change
      Modeling:Ability to construct abstract representations for complex phenomena
      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

      Education 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