Pretoria

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Alshawabkeh

Dr. Alshawabkeh, a Jordanian researcher in the field of computer network security and information systems. Obtained first degree BSc. Computer Science & Information Systems from Philadelphia University, Jordan and obtained MSc. of Computer Science from University Science Malaysia, furthermore, obtained a second MSc. of Cybersecurity and Management from WMG, Warwick University, UK. Dr. Alshawabkeh Ph.D. of Science and Technology obtained from USIM, Malaysia. Now working as an associate professor at Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities, China.  Before that Dr. Alshawabkeh was an academic staff and researcher since 1999.



Prof. Kanesan MUTHUSAMY

Kanesan Muthusamy received his PhD degree in Information Engineering/Operations Research from the Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Japan, in March 2002. Dr. Muthusamy was the recipient of the Monbusho Scholarship from the Government of Japan. His other academic qualifications include M.Eng. from the University of Malaya in 1997 and B.Eng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology Malaysia in 1989. Dr. Muthusamy is currently an Asst. Professor with the UCSI University, Malaysia. Previously, he was the Head of the School of Professional Development at VERITAS University College (VUC). Prior to VUC, he was a Director with the Open University Malaysia (OUM). He has published more than fifty papers in international and local journals/conference proceedings. His industry work experience includes working for world-class organizations such as Robert Bosch, Motorola and Panasonic. He has consulted with numerous organizations including, Nestle, AEON/Jusco, Gamuda, TelBru, MBAM and Westport. Dr. Muthusamy is a Professional Engineer registered with The Board of Engineers (BEM), Malaysia and a Chartered Engineer registered with The Engineering Council, United Kingdom. He is also Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and Engineering Technology Accreditation Council (ETAC) Senior Auditor and a Principle Interviewer for BEM’s Professional Interview. His research interest includes Production & Operations Management, Safety, Health and Environmental Management, Maintenance Management, Facilities Management, Project and Risk Management, Supply Chain Management, and Total Quality Management.