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 at the University of Central Asia. Currently based in Bishkek he is part of the executive management team, with responsibility for the overall management of all aspects of IT services. This includes leading the seamless operation of IT systems and digital transformation across three countries as well as running various innovation projects concurrently. He is responsible to deliver the UCA’s IT vision to plan and introduce appropriate information technology systems to enable the institution to optimize benefits from emerging technologies. Additionally, Shaukat is responsible for ensuring that the IT strategy meets, and supports the growth and business strategy of UCA across all 14 locations in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic. In his time at UCA thus far he initiated and lead the University wide rollout of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning, initiated and rolled out the UCA intranet, initiated and organized the biggest technology conference in the Kyrgyz Republic among the successful execution of many other technology projects.
Shaukat has many years of experience in senior management and leading international IT organizations, having 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. At Novo Nordisk he provided leadership to the team of senior architects, specialists, project managers, consultants and operational experts. Additionally, he was responsible for defining and implementing a long-term strategy and road-map for production infrastructure. As part of this role, he lead and managed teams in different time zones to support 43 manufacturing factories around the world. Novo Nordisk is the biggest market share holder company in Scandinavia and 6th in Europe with over 150 billion USD market share. Earlier in his time at Novo Nordisk, he was the Chief Architect for the network infrastructure which now serves more than 43,000 employees in over 80 countries worldwide.
Prior to Novo Nordisk, Shaukat worked at UNICEF HQ IT Center in Copenhagen, where he was responsible for local data networks and the integration of global data networks and support IT operations.
Shaukat completed his Master of Science in Computer Science (MSc-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, leadership development and difficult interactions.
Additionally , he has received more than 30 national and international awards for participating in various events including the IT Innovator Award of 2016 from Novo Nordisk. His has published a book entitled ”Technological and social issues in the development and deployment of facial recognition biometric systems” (currently available on Amazon and other leading retailers). He is a public speaker on the topics of technology, career guidance and international opportunities and writes a widely read personal blog [https://careerfinder4all.com/] on topics including education, scholarships and international jobs.
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“Often, we are too slow to recognize how much and in what ways we can assist each other through sharing such expertise and knowledge.” (Owen Arthur)
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