Dr Dzahar received a First-Class Honors Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University, Australia in 1985, and completed his PhD in Computer Science in 1988. Dr Dzahar joined Microsoft in 2005 and has more than 33 years of professional experience in ICT and telecommunications in senior leadership, engineering, research as well as academic roles.
In 2010, he had the honor of leading the Business Services Economic Transformation Program (ETP) Labs, and in 2018 appointed a committee member of the National Education Policy Review Council. He also presently is an Adjunct Professor at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and member of Industrial Advisory Panels at several other universities where he works closely with academia and has publications as well as professional certifications and recognition in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Computer Architectures Telecommunications and Digital Transformation. He also holds several associate positions at PIKOM, MQA, Department of Standards/SIRIM and others.
Dr. Dzahar is passionate about technology and aspires to contribute towards the nation’s Digital Economy initiative and has contributed in a number of national strategic publications in the areas of Data Science, Cybersecurity, Technology Foresight, Computing, Telecommunications, Economic Transformation and Education.
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