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MIS Department’s First Industry Advisory Board Meeting
18/06/2013

The first Industry Advisory Board meeting for the Management Information Systems Department at ALHOSN University (IAB@MIS) was officially inaugurated on 3rd June 2013. The IAB@MIS consists of five companies, namely ADMA-OPCO, Oracle, New York Institute of Technology, Seha, Techknowledge and the MIS faculty members.
 
The Board furnishes a platform for communication between the MIS Department at ALHOSN University and the business community.  The mission of the IAB@MIS is: (1) to promote collaboration between the MIS department at ALHOSN  and the industry; (2) to provide feedback to the department to ensure that IAB@MIS is meeting industry's needs; and (3) to promote awareness of department activities and faculty expertise throughout the industry.
 
Prof. Raymond Tennant, Provost and Acting Vice Chancellor, greeted the attendees and provided an introduction about ALHOSN University’s history and programs. Dr. Fadia Hegazy, MIS Department Chair, says “On behalf of the MIS department I would like to welcome all of you as respectable members of the (IAB@MIS).  As ALHOSN University prides itself on excellence in education, we at the MIS department are very keen on producing employable and marketable graduates. This cannot be possible without your invaluable contribution, which will help us bridge the gap between the classroom and the empirical world. One of our objectives at the MIS department is to produce competent Information Systems developers; therefore it is essential to identify Information systems clients’ requirements. This is why your input to the MIS department via the (IAB@MIS) is instrumental”.
 
The Board members suggested a few steps to bridge the gap between the industry and the academia. The meeting concluded with a photo session and a cake-cutting ceremony.
 
The IAB@MIS comprises the following members:
 
  • Mr.  Majdi Dhissi, IT Director “Techkowledge”
  • Mr. Mohamed Sabry Isa, Regional Channel Manager “Oracle”
  • Mr. Basheer Khalfan Al-Mehairbi, Deputy Chief Information Officer “Seha”
  • Mr. Ahmed Al Falahi, Development Solution & Data Section Leader “ADMA”
  • Dr. Garon Wheeler, Campus Dean “New York Institute of Technology”
  • Prof. Kamel Ghorab, Professor, Management Information Systems Department, ALHOSN University.
  • Dr. Fadia Hegazy, Associate Professor & Chair, Management Information Systems Department, ALHOSN University
  • Dr. Mohamed Zineddine, Assistant Professor and Director of Information Technology (IT), ALHOSN University
  • Mrs. Nahla Arafa, Teaching Assistant, Management Information Systems Department, ALHOSN University
  • Mrs. Huda Kindi, Teaching Assistant, Management Information Systems Department, ALHOSN University.

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