Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Hashem
Chief Technology Officer, General Manager of Meteor Technology and Consultancy Sdn Bhd
Open University Malaysia

Professor Dr Ahmad bin Hashem obtained his B.A in Applied Mathematics (Essex) in 1978, Masters (SouthBank) in 1980 and his PhD in Aeronautics (Cranfield, UK) in 1990.

He joined Open University Malaysia (OUM) in 2003 as Head the Information and Communication Technology Services where he was involved with the design and planning and implementation of the entire ICT infrastructure: the local area network, high-availability Server Farm and the OUM fully integrated, web-based Information Management and Learning Management Systems. He is a member of the Faculty of Information Technology and Multimedia Communications at the OUM and is the OUM representative to the National Grid Computing Coordinating Committee. He also consults for many government I.T and e-learning projects in areas such as data processing, use of biometrics and smartcard in the campus environment and establishment of e-learning facilities.

In September 2007 he was appointed the General Manager of Meteor Technology and Consultancy Sdn Bhd where he has been actively involved in several large international e-learning projects. He is also the current OUM Chief Technology Officer.