Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Business Excellence

List of Honorable Guests from Academia

Designation: USA Full Bright Scholar
University: Stanford University

Dr. Shakeel Sadiq Jajja

Dr. Shakeel Sadiq Jajja is Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, Director of Executive MBA, and Founding Director of MS in Supply Chain and Retail Management at Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB). Dr. Jajja has served as the Faculty Director at Rausing Executive Development Center in past and is associated as a faculty member with SDSB since January 2014.

His research work has published in world-class journals including Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Production Economics, Production Planning & Control, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Business Strategy and The Environment, International Journal of Logistics Management, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Management Decision, Benchmarking: An International Journal, and International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. He has edited special issue in International Journal of Logistics Management on impact of technology on supply chains in emerging and informal markets. He presents his research papers at globally-esteemed research conferences such as Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) and European Operations Management Association Conference.

Cognose Solvere, SM(MIT), MBA(Law) founder of CtS Cognoscere tenus Solvere. The mission is to provide solutions for Post Industrialization Era. He achieves “Cognize before Happening, Solving at Motivation Forces.” His works were implemented as laws, directions, policies, projects in China, Singapore. He publishes alternately between Philosophy and Technologies. His fifth book was poems “Wings of Light.” It was sent to world leaders by Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. It is displayed by Habib Hassan Alatas at the Secretariat, Inter Religions Organization. More than 50 persons from more than 9 nations performed “Wings” in English, Chinese and Spanish at the Old Parliamentary Chamber of Singapore. National Library of Singapore created new classifications, “Cognose Philosophy,” “Solvere Philosophy” after receiving his work from Mr S R Nathan, the 6th President of Singapore.

His advisory company, CtS Cognoscere tenus Solvere, developed a method to fully reuse various waste thermoplastics. A polymer like amber encapsulates itself onto the waste plastics and transforms them into products like slabs, rods and paper corrugated board and wood substitutes. These materials can then be used in finished products like shipping boxes and furniture. Alongside Tungray, a multinational automatic warehouse equipment manufacturer, Solvere plans on building equipment at the domestic and industrial scale that will process waste plastic and transform them into these products.  If implemented at a wide scale, this technology shows promise in reducing waste plastics from containers and shipping parcels, reduce deforestation, and even create jobs in poor countries. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session as well as option to connect with Solvere. 

Dr. Ummi Naiemah Saraih is working as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Communication, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP). She also holds the post of Head of the Centre of Excellence for Social Innovation and Sustainability, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Malaysia. She graduated from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia with a Bachelor of Human Resource Management Degree in 2000, a MSc. Management Degree in 2007 and a PhD. Management Degree in 2014. In her present research, she is interested in organisational behaviour and human resource management, with a special emphasis on these two research domains. 

She has more than a hundred journal articles and proceedings; as well as more than twenty books and book chapters to her credit. Her research has been published in a number of prestigious journals, including Education + Training, Kybernetes, International Journal of Educational Management, Humanities and Social Sciences Reviews, International Journal of Innovation Science; etc. Currently she is also serving as the Chief Editor of International Journal of Business Innovation and Technopreneurship, UniMAP.

Dr. Ghulam Ali Arain has a PhD in Organizational Behaviour and MS in Management Sciences from Aix-Marseille University, France. He has more than 13 years, diversified, experience in teaching and research at universities in France, KSA, UAE, & Pakistan. He has served as Director SIBA Executive Development Center, Coordinator of EMBA, MS & PhD programs, HoD of Business department.

Dr. Arain joined Suleman Dawood School of Business at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 2022 as Associate Professor. He has been actively involved in research in the areas of knowledge management, leadership, business ethics, trust, voice, and employee performance. His 30+ research papers have been published in top-ranked journals, including Group & Org Mgt. Journal of Business Ethics, Int Journal of HRM, Applied Psychology, Tourism Management, European Journal of Work & Org Psychology, and Journal of Knowledge Management amongst others. He is also an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences and a Senior Editor of the International Journal of Emerging Markets.

Dr. Arain has conducted several workshops, seminars, and capacity-building training for executives of SSGC, IRD, Literacy and Education Department of Sindh Government, NSUSC, ASP LUMS, CIDA, and USAID. He has completed many projects, including a project worth 9.05 million from International Relief & Development and a project worth 19.20 million from the Ministry of Education, Sindh Government.