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   Hon. John Nasasira
Minister of ICT


   Datin Prof. Ir. Dr SITI Hamisah Bt Tapsir
Deputy Director General, Private Higher Education Management Sector, Department of Higher Education,
Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia


  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, USA 2014
  • Professional Engineer (P.E), Board of Engineers, Malaysia (2003)
  • Professor in Civil Engineering (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2003 - 2010)
  • PhD in Civil Engineering (University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, February 1994)
  • Deputy Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education Malaysia (2009-present)
  • Campus Director, UTM International Campus, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (April 2009 – July 2009)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Academic & Internationalization), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (April 2006 – April 2009)
  • Dean, Diploma Program Studies (PPD), UTM, (August 2001 - March 2006), Lecturer UTM (1987 - 2009)
  • Civil Engineer, Bethel Duncan Associates, Burlington, Massachusetts, U.S.A 1987
  • Civil Engineer, Public Work Department Kuala Lumpur 1984/85

Awards and Distinctions
  • Dato Paduka Mahkota Selangor, DYMM Sultan Selangor, Disember 2013.
  • Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Award (MCIEA 2009) (R&D), 16 Dec 2009
  • JOHAN SETIA MAHKOTA (JSM), Yang Di-PertuanAgong's birthday honour list June 2009.
  • Visiting Professor to Beihang University, Bejing, China from 2008 – 2009
  • Visiting Professor to Hebei University, Hebei, China from 2008 – present
  • Visiting Professor to Heibei Normal University, Heibei, China from 2008 – 2011
  • Excellence Service Award, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2008
  • Joint Bronze Medal in Pencipta (Exposition of Research and Inventions of International Institutions of Higher Learning), " CTMC Fast-Track Wall System" August 2007.
  • Woman of the Year Award (2005) for Selangor State, Malaysia, 8th December 2005
  • Lady Engineers Award (1st Recipient), Institute of Engineers Malaysia, 2005
  • Consultancy Award 2001 (Individual Category), 'Life Cycle Costing for Affordable Housing in Malaysia' (Phase I) research project (UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, 17 September 2001).
  • Consultancy Award 2001 (Project Category), 'Life Cycle Costing for Affordable Housing in Malaysia' (Phase I) research project (UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, 17 September 2001
  • Excellence Service Award, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, 2002
   Chee Leong, LIM
Head, e-Learning Academy (eLA)
Taylor's University


Lim Chee Leong was a senior lecturer at Taylor's Business School, Taylor's University and now heads the e-learning Academy (eLA), a department that has been set up with the specific mandate to drive and support the implementation of blended learning at Taylor's University.

Mr. Lim has been in the education industry for 13 years, both in teaching and administration. He is passionate in exploring, evaluating and integrating various emerging classroom technologies in teaching,learning and assessment activities. He is also actively conducting innovative workshops to promote "learning how to teach with technology".

He was also twice awarded the Taylor's Chairman Award for Teaching Excellence in 2008 & 2011. Last year, the e-Learning Academy was awarded Taylor's University's President Award for Transformational Teaching and Learning to recognize the various e-Learning initiatives implemented by the department.
   Dr. Amelie Villeneuve
Managing Director
Duke Corporate Education, Singapore

Topic : How can new forms of education support leaders in the new global context for growth & performance

Dr. Amelie Villeneuve is a Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education in Singapore. Amelie's expertise includes 1) consultancy to the commercial functions on productivity and capacity, 2) the creation of sales and marketing models and performance solutions and 3) developing and delivering programs for senior leadership teams and the Top 300 cadre, across over thirty countries. She has experience of working in a range of industries including energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, technology and telecommunications, media and FMCG. Her recent clients have included ABN AMRO, HSBC , Rabobank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Axa, Roche, Astellas, AstraZeneca, BG Group, Total, EDF, Unilever, Schaeffler, Google, SSAB, DPWN and Nokia. Amelie's focus is on helping leaders to create the transformations they require in their businesses through applied and reflective learning.

Amelie previously worked as a management consultant at the Corporate Executive Board, focusing on consulting to commercial functions to build productivity, plan for future capabilities and reduce headcount. She has also worked in mergers and acquisitions in London and the US, identifying and conducting due diligence on potential acquisition targets with a focus on the assessment of management teams pre-acquisition. Amelie also worked at Instinet Global Holdings plc, researching and editing strategy papers for delivery to analysts and the investment community. Prior to that she worked in the Organizational Development Department developing and implementing programs for the senior executive group, including designing and giving feedback on 360 degree multi-rater systems and assessing return on investment on recent educational interventions. During this time, she contributed to theHandbook for Executive CoachingandLearning is Empowering, as well as attending workshops at the Academy of Executive Coaching.

Amelie holds a BA, a Masters and a Master of Studies from Oxford University and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Cranfield School of Management. Her doctoral research is in the internationalization of knowledge-intensive firms into fast-growing economies. She is qualified to administer assessments and give coaching in MBTI, Leadership Versatility Index, Change Style Indicator and PDI 360s.
   Dr. Nafis Alam
Director, Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research (CIBFR) Nottingham University Business School
University of Nottingham-Malaysia Campus

Dr. Alam is an Associate Professor and Director for Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research (CIBFR) at the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) in the University of Nottingham - Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Prior to this, he was attached with Monash University at Sunway campus where he worked as lecturer in finance. He has published quite extensively in the area of finance and his scholarly research has featured in leading journals like Emerging Market Review, Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Banking Regulation, Journal of International Banking law & Regulation, Review of Islamic Economics; and Journal of Financial Services Marketing among others. He also co-authored three books in Islamic Finance among them is Encyclopedia of Islamic Finance which is first of its kind and has sold over 1000 copies worldwide. Dr. Alam is also Visiting Lecturer for Durham Islamic Finance Summer School, Durham University, UK. He is reviewer for leading finance & Islamic finance journals. He has given lectures in Harvard Islamic Finance forum at Harvard Law School and Gulf Research Meeting at Cambridge University, UK. Recently Dr. Alam was featured as Professor of the Month by Financial times
   Jan Slovak
Masaryk University

Jan Slovák is Professor of Mathematics at Masaryk University, in Brno, Czech Republic. His main scientific achievements are reflected in the very influential research monographs Natural Operations in Differential Geometry, Springer 1993, and Parabolic Geometries I: Background and General Theory, AMS Publishing House, 2009, (both together with co-authors from Brno and Vienna). Since 2008, Jan Slovák serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier's prestigious journal Differential Geometry and its Applications.

His commitment to strategic development projects resulted in participation in numerous further managerial activities at academic, regional and national levels (e.g. Dean of the Faculty of Science of MU, Vice-Rector for Strategy and Development of MU, founding director of the Technology Transfer Office at the MU, member of the panels preparing the new Czech Higher Education Act and the launching of the Czech Technology Agency, head of the Physical Sciences Section of the Czech Grant Agency). Recently, he is also deeply involved in development and implementation of software tools supporting communication in Education, Research and Management and serves as CEO and co-founder of the company Polymedia Technologies, ltd.
   Surya Prakash Mohapatra
India Head- Knowledge and Capability Management
Hewlett Packard Global Business Services

Surya Prakash Mohapatra , currently the India Head- Knowledge and Capability Management at Hewlett Packard Global Business Services has over 18 + years of experience in various leadership roles in several leading IT and ITES organizations. Prior to Hewlett Packard, he worked in Wipro, Microland, FirstRing, Computer Garage and a few other organizations. Surya has extensive experience in setting up and running learning and development functions for organizations in India and international locations. Surya set up the global training function for Wipro BPO which spanned across 10 locations in Brazil, Mexico, Romania, Poland, China and India.

He has led leadership development, capability building and talent management efforts in various organizations. He was instrumental in setting up the Management Academy and Domain Gurukul in Wipro BPO. Surya brings with him a vast experience in setting up Knowledge Centers of Excellence in various domains, defining and implementing training models for Rural BPO, Tier-III BPO etc.

In his current role at HP, he is engaged in evolving strategies for career development, talent management and knowledge management for the organization in India. In the past, he played a key role in setting up the training function in HP GBS. He was one of the key contributors to HP's Charisma Program as the global lead for the training tower. Some of the best-in-class initiatives led by him, has received industry recognition as well.

Surya speaks regularly in various national and international forums on topics related to HR, Learning and Development, Corporate Culture and Spirituality. His articles have been published in various journals and magazines published from India and abroad. He in the editorial board for the L&D Community's quarterly e-magazine EKAKSHAARA.

Recently World HRD Congress recognized Surya as one of the 25 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders. Moreover, Global Knowledge Management Congress has conferred the Knowledge Management Leadership Award on Surya.
   Prof. Dr. Channarong Pornrungroj
Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Public Organization) Thailand

Topic : External Quality Assessment Innovations

The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (Public Organization) or ONESQA has been established with a mandate of the National Education Act of 1999 to assess educational quality and standards of all level of educational institutions, including basic education, vocational education and higher education, once every five years. The same law stipulated that ONESQA's functions also involve the formulation of criteria and methodology for external quality assessment (EQA), as well as training and certification of EQA assessors.

Since its inception in 2000, ONESQA has performed three cycles of quality assessment at the national level. The First Cycle was from 2000 to 2005 aimed to assure the current educational management meets the need of the QA system; the Second Cycle was from 2006 to 2010 aimed to verify the standard of institutions; and the Third Cycle was from 2011to 2015 aimed to verify the standards of institution and its relevant areas to enhance the quality of education based on outputs, outcomes and impacts together with the variation of all the institutions.

The Third Cycle of External Quality Assessment began in 2011 and will be completed by 2015. After a decade of quality assessment, the Third Cycle attempts to differentiate the role of ONESQA from that of the Ministry of Education (MoE), which is responsible for internal quality assessment (IQA). While MoE is mandated to focus on the input and process of quality assurance (QA), ONESQA is responsible for OA output and outcome. Additionally, the Third Cycle was launched with a new paradigm shift for quality; ONESQA has launched four innovative actions to enhance quality of Thai education as a whole. These four EQA Innovations are: First action is the 1-4-9 Model, a voluntary action with zero-budget project that invites educational institutions with very good quality level to help other 9 institutions with lower quality level to improve their educational quality. Second action is the 3-Dimensional KPIs that are classified into 3 indicators: Basic Indicators are compulsory and fundamentally linked to the IQA system; True Identity Indicators focus on building uniqueness of the institution; and Social Responsibility Indicators involve benevolent action in making suggestions and solving social and community problems. Third action is the QC-100 that will obtain feedback from all institutions back to ONESQA for continuous improvement for the development of EQA assessors. Fourth action is the Area-Based Assessment (ABA) that will focus on conducting EQA for all basic, vocational and higher education institutions in the same province in the same fiscal year. The objective is to obtain up-to-date information about situation of the quality of education of that particular province so that the information will be feedback to all stakeholders (local administration sectors of the province, industrial sector, employment of school-leavers and graduates, parents, etc.) to take common and concerted efforts and solution to solve issues of quality of education of the province.

Moreover, the operation of ONESQA is based on "BTS" slogan. "B" is for the creation of better world citizen. "T" stands for together—we will do it better if we unite to do it together and "S" is to simplify the QA system that will facilitate the operation of education institutions, as well as, EQA assessors and ONESQA. For the upcoming Fourth Cycle EQA in 2015 - 2020, ONESQA will continue to utilize the same slogan to enhance education quality of all institutions.

National and International Committee at Present
  • Board Member, Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand

  • Board Member, Vocational Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand

  • Board Member, Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand

  • Board Member, Basic Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand

  • Executive Board Member, National Institute of Educational Testings Service, Thailand

  • Board Member, Asia-Pacific Quality Network

  • Board Member, National Testing Service, Pakistan

  • Chulalongkorn University, 1976 - 1979, B.Ed. (Art Education)

  • Chulalongkorn University, 1984 - 1985, M.Ed. (Art Education)

  • Illinois State University, 1992 - 1993, Ed.D. (Art Education)

  • National Defense College, 2004, Certificate

Additional Professional Training/Study Tours
  • Quality Assurance Study Tour, November 5 - 14, 2003, Australia

  • Quality Assurance Study Tour, May 17 - 26, 2004, UK and Germany

  • Study Tour to Observe Educational Internships and Programs to Promote the Entrepreneurial Spirit in University,
    August 28 - September 10, 2004, Australia and Germany

  • Quality Assurance Study Tour, March 12 - 22, 2006, New Zealand

  • Quality Assurance Study Tour, May 3 - 11, 2008, USA and Canada

  • Educational Management Study Tour, April 16 - 22, 2009, USA

Professional Experience
  • Head of Visual Arts Department, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, 1995 - 1999

  • Head of University Admissions Program for Artistically Gifted Students, 1996 - 2004

  • Deputy Dean for Administrative Affairs, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, 1991 - 1992

  • Deputy Dean for Planning, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, 1994 - 1995

  • Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University 1st Term, 2001 - 2004, 2nd Term, 2004 - Present

  • Secretary-General, Council of University Presidents of Thailand (CUPT), 1st Term, 1998 - 2001, 2nd Term,
    2002 - 2005, 3rd Term, 2006 – 2011.

  • Secretary, Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning, Thailand (ASAIHL-Thailand), 1998 – Present.

  • Secretary, University Presidents Network (UPN), 2006 – Present.

  • President, Art for All Foundation,
    1997 – Present.

  • Head of Art for All Center, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, 2007 - Present.

Awards and Honors
  • APQN Quality Award, 2013

  • Award for Outstanding Teacher, Ratchadapiseksompot Fund, Chulalongkorn University, 2001

  • Outstanding Contribution Award for Helping the Handicapped from Handicapped Rehabilitation Board,
    Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, 2002

  • Petch Chompoo Award, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, 2003

  • Alumnus Award, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, 2008

  • Social Contribution Award, the Ministry of Education, 2008

   Professor Andrea Giuseppe CAPODAGLIO
University of Pavia, Italy

   Colin Gallagher
Edu – (Tech)niques

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