Professor Dr. Sakina Soﬁa Baharom
Director of OperationsEduCity Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Professor Dr Sakina did her ﬁrst degree in B.ED (TESL) and her Masters in Instructional Technology (MIT) in University Malaya, Malaysia. Her doctoral thesis is on learning design of mobile learning activities in higher education institution which can be downloaded through http://usir.salford.ac.uk/28385/ She gained her doctorate in philosophy through the University of Salford, UK.
Professor Dr Sakina had various administrative roles in higher education institutions such as the Director of Centre for Modern Languages and Communications (CMLC), Head of Exams and Records and Head Effective Teaching Methodologies in Multimedia University (MMU). Besides, she has had senior consultancy experience in managing Rebranding and Customer Services projects and creating modules such as Thinking Skills and Communication Skills for various training institutions. She was also the lead researcher for the 'Digital Competency Matrix for Malaysian Primary & Secondary School Students' which awarded by Malaysian Development Economy Division (MDEC) (2015) and also for 'Performance Management Blue Book' Strengthening Performance Management, Higher Education Policy Studies (Playbook for Malaysian Higher Education Blue Print) awarded by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) (2016).
Professor Dr Sakina is the recipient of scholarship such as the Joint European Summer School of Technology Enhanced Learning, Slovakia (2009), and European Educational Research Summer School (EERSSS), Sweden (2010). Her research interest varies but within educational technology-enhanced learning (TEL), ranging from learning design, digital learners, mobile learning, TEL policies or strategies and social media participatory, particularly in higher education institutions. Her other personal interest is on dyslexia and student development strategies.
Prof. Madya Dr. Mohad Anizu Mohd Nor
Dean, Faculty of Sports Science & Recreation
Universiti Teknologi Mara
Prof. Madya Dr. Mohad Anizu Mohd Nor holds a Bachelor of Arts (Southeast Asian Studies) from Universiti Malaya, Master of Science in Physical Education from Ohio University, and Doctor of Philosophy (Sports Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia).
Prof. Madya Dr. Mohad Anizu Mohd Nor has more than 30 years with specialized in Sports Science. He actively participated in various research such as Psychological Predictors of Injury Among Malaysian Professional Football Players in his PhD thesis and The Effect of Using Multimedia Computer-Assisted Learning Software in Teaching. The research on Learning Sports and Physical Education Classes that focused on sports psychology and some other ﬁelds, including student’s development, makes him a good reference in the academic world.
Mr Soo Sit Chuan
Former Senior Director for the Policy and Expertise Development Sector MQA
Mr Soo graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science from Universiti Sains Malaysia, and subsequently an MBA from the University of Missouri, USA. Previously attached to the Public Service Department and had worked in MAMPU, PM Department for two years before being seconded to the National Accreditation Board from 2001 to 2007 before attached with the Malaysian Qualiﬁcations Agency (MQA).
Mr Soo represented MQA at various regional meetings and workshops related to higher education and quality assurance. Previously held the post of Director of Accreditation Division which is responsible for evaluation and accreditation of programmes. Mr Soo was the Senior Director for the Policy and Expertise Development Sector in MQA. His area of responsibility includes overseeing the development of policy and various documents on Quality Assurance, and also training of assessors.
Dr Ganthan Narayana Samy
Head of MPOTECH Research Group
Razak Faculty of Technology & Informatics
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Dr Ganthan holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) (Industrial Economics) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Master of Economics (Development Economics) from University Kebangsaan Malaysia and he pursued his second Master in Information Technology from University Malaya and PhD in Computer Science from Universiti Technology Malaysia. Dr Ganthan has more than ten years teaching postgrad experience, and he has 12 postgrad students under his supervision.
Dr Ganthan had various administrative roles such as the Head of MPROTECH Research Group, Coordinator Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE), and the Coordinator for Doctorate of software Engineering. He was also the member of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and the Agile Testing Alliance (ATA).