Keynote Speakers

Eng. prof . Dr. Salim-ur-Rehman, Vice Chancellor,  Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology Peshawar

Professor Dr. Salim-ur-Rehman is currently working as Vice Chancellor of Sarhad University of Science & Information Technology (IT), Peshawar. Dr. Salim is gold medalist in Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering. He was commissioned in the PAF in 1985. As a PAF officer, he served the PAF in various capacities. He also developed the Recovery Plan for the Mirages, PAF acquired from Australia in 1990. In 1991, he earned the Ministry of Science and Technology Scholarship for Higher Education abroad. He completed his masters and PhD in Industrial Engineering in 1993 and 1995, respectively, from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.He served National University of Science & Technology (NUST) for over six years and sought retirement as associate professor in 2001. He is one of the found members of Sarhad University. In 2003, he became dean, while in early 2006, he took over the charge of vice chancellor of Sarhad University. He has a number of research publications in national and international journals of repute. He has also developed many software products. One of his software packages for linear programming is currently being used by many universities. His areas of research include quality control & quality management, optimization, statistics, and stochastic

Prof. Dr. Selahattin Sönmezsoy, Faculty of Theology, Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Türkiye

Askin Sen, M.D.,

Assist. Prof. of Medical Genetics, Medical Genetics Department, Genetic Diseases Evaluation Center, Firat University Hospital

Dr. Aruna Dayanatha, IT Expert, Sri Lanka

Aruna Dayanatha is the Director and Chief Conceptualist at Right X (Pvt) Ltd and the Team Leader of the Advanced HR Strategies Project of the Pakistani Textile Sector, sponsored by GIZ. He has invented many concepts in sociology. His doctoral research was on leadership enactment for information system success. A sensemaking perspective provided a new agenda for IS success. He has proven himself as an IT manager and an HR manager while working in diverse industries. His expertise in information technology, human resource management, project management, and operations management has become instrumental in giving practical insights into his consulting.He has produced concepts in many areas, among them HR maturity, digital transformational leadership, a design thinking framework of his own, and an assured training benefit model. He advocates doing business without paper and conducting sustainable research without paper. He is a certified management consultant, chartered IT professional, associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, member of the Computer Society of Sri Lanka, member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Service Management, member of the Association of HR Professionals, and a certified gamification expert. He is a corporate trainer, lecturer, and keynote speaker.

Sandiran Premakanthan, Financial Management Expert, Canada

Sandiran (Sandi) Premakanthan hold sa Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) (concentration in Evaluation, Auditing, Managerial Finance and Accounting, Statistics and Quantitative techniques) and Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa. Sandi is an Accredited Productivity Professional and Industrial Engineer (Fellow of the Institute of Management Services, United Kingdom. – FMS and an Associate, Institute of Industrial Engineers – AIIE) with over 25 years of General Management Consulting including Auditing, Evaluation, Quality Management and Quality Assurance and Industrial Engineering experience.In addition, he is a Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), of the American Society for Quality and a Quality Management Institute (QMI) Certified Lead Auditor in ISO 14000 Environmental Management Systems (EMS). He is also certified as a Provisional SPICE (Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination – ISO 15504) Assessor (CPSA) of the Quality Assurance Institute, USA. He is a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES)

He is member of the Canadian, (CES), other international professional bodies. During the past 20 years Sandi has been with the health sector in Canada. Currently he is a Senior Advisor, Program, Performance Measurement & Strategic Planning, with the Health Security Infrastructure Branch, PHAC.

He is the author of articles on “An Industrial Engineering Approach to Defining Organizational Performance Metrics: Outputs and Strategic Outcomes and Performance Information in Service and Government Organizations” and Evaluation Power and the Power of Evaluation in “Speaking Truth to Power”. He is a regular contributor to the International Organization for Collaborative Outcome Management (IOCOM) Digest & Dialogue (IDD), a quarterly management journal, published for the past 8 years.

He is a practitioner of Industrial Engineering tools and techniques especially white-collar work measurement. He had the good fortune of being mentored by the late Marvin E. Mundel, Director, Budgets under the Kennedy Administration. Sandi has enhanced Dr. Mundel’s 8th order Performance Metrics Structure in to a 10th order Model.

He is the President and Principal Consultant of Symbiotic International Consulting Services (SICS), Ottawa, Canada. He is an active member of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES).

Sandi is the Founder President/Chair of the International Organization for Collaborative Outcome Management (IOCOM), a not-for-profit Corporation registered in Canada.