About the blog:
This blog is to assist students, fresh graduates and professionals to find the opportunities available for them. Information is based on the personal experience and knowledge of the blogger Shaukat Ali Khan, who believes that education is the key to progress and world can be a better place if everyone will get equal opportunity to progress and aware of the opportunities. Shaukat originally belongs from a remote area in Pakistan, but fortunate enough to get an exposure of visiting over 30 Countries so far, and education from Pakistan, Sweden and US. For him it’s a source of satisfaction and happiness if someone will get any benefit from this blog.
About the blogger:
Shaukat Ali Khan is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the University of Central Asia.
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is a private (not for profit), secular University whose charter has been signed by the Presidents of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan, ratified by the parliaments of the founding states and registered with the United Nations. UCA is the first internationally chartered university in the world. UCA’s mission is to foster the socio-economic development of Central Asia, particularly its mountain societies, while helping the peoples of the region preserve and draw upon their rich cultural heritages as assets for the future. UCA brings with it the broader commitment and partnership of the Aga Khan Development Network.
As part of the executive management, Shaukat is responsible for the overall management of all aspects of IT services, including leading and innovating seamless operation of IT systems and digital transformation. Shaukat is responsible to build on the UCA’s IT vision to plan and introduce appropriate information technology systems, so that the institution optimizes benefits from emerging technologies. He is responsible to ensure that the IT strategy meets, and supports the growth and business strategy of UCA across all three countries – Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic.
Shaukat joined UCA from Copenhagen Denmark, where he was working at Novo Nordisk HQ Copenhagen as a Head of IT Production infrastructure of global production facilities. He was providing leadership to the team of senior architects, specialists, project managers, consultants and operational experts. Additionally, he was responsible to define and implement a long term strategy and road-map for the Production infrastructure.
Earlier, he was responsible for the network infrastructure of Novo Nordisk, which serves more than 43,000 employees in over 80 countries worldwide.
Prior to Novo Nordisk, he was working at UNICEF HQ IT Center in Copenhagen, where he was responsible for the IT operations.
He has done his Master of Science in Computer Science (MS-CS) with emphasis on IT management and strategic change from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden. In addition, he is a Harvard Business School certified Dynamic Manager and Leader, equipped with the tools and best practices available in leadership, strategy development, project management, change management, decision making, career management and difficult interactions.
Shaukat started his professional working experience at Siemens Engineering Company and have management experience with multi-national companies like Lockheed Martin and the Marriott Hotel.
Moreover, he has received more than 30 national and international awards for participating in various events. His book ”Technological and social issues in the development and deployment of facial recognition biometric systems” has been published and it’s available on Amazon and other leading retailers
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