Friday, July 19, 2024

2 Day International Training Workshop on Technological Innovation Governance for Sustainable Development from December 17-18, 2012 at Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan

INIT in collaboration with COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad, Pakistan, National Testing Service, Pakistan and Ministry of Information Technology Pakistan arranged a Two Day Training Workshop on ‘Technological Innovation Governance for Sustainable Development’ on December 17-18, 2012 in Islamabad, Pakistan.

The resource person of the workshop was Dr. Nawaz Sharif, a world known scholar in the subject field. He has affiliations with many world renowned organizations and Institutions with a lot of publications in the relevance.

Workshop was comprised of six (6) sessions covering following aspects.

  • Technological Innovation Rationale.
  • Technical Innovation Structure.
  • Technological Innovation Framework.
  • Technological Innovation Programs.
  • Experiences
  • Challenges
  • Leadership for Technological Innovation.

This workshop was proved a great success in terms of participant’s satisfaction about the knowledge. Moreover it provided a vital opportunity to Professionals and stakeholders from different organizations and countries to synchronize their thoughts. It also developed a new approach to advancing world’s challenges and preparations.

It was a very high profile training having representation of 11 institutions from 6 countries.

  1. Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    1. COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    2. National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    3. Bahrain University, Islamabad, Islamic republic of Pakistan.
    4. International Islamic University, Islamabad, Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    5. Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
    6. Research Center for training And Development (RCTD). Islamabad, Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
  2. State of Qatar
    1. Embassy of State of Qatar, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  3. Republic of Sudan
    1. Embassy of Sudan, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  4. State of Kuwait
    1. Embassy of Kuwait, Islamabad, Pakistan
  5. The Sultanate of Oman
    1. Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  6. Republic of Uzbekistan
    1. Embassy of Uzbekistan, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Resource Person

M Nawaz Sharif

Dr M Nawaz Sharif is currently a Principal Consultant, Myriad Solutions, Inc., Fulton, Maryland, USA; and an Adjunct Professor, Engineering Professionals Program, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, USA. Formerly, Dr M Nawaz Sharif was a Chair Professor and a Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand; a Director of the United Nations ESCAP's Asian and Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology (APCTT), Bangalore, India; and a Doctoral Program Director of the Graduate School of Management and Technology, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland, USA. Dr M Nawaz Sharif was engaged in many Science and Technology (S&T) for Economic Development related project consultancy work sponsored by the World Bank, ADB, IDB, UNDP, UNESCO and UNIDO.

Principal Consultant
Myriad Solutions Inc
(July 2007 – Present )

Dr. M. Nawaz Sharif is a Principal Consultant in a knowledge-based enterprise, and teaches in a number of universities (as Adjunct Professor) in USA and Asia.

Dr. Nawaz Sharif is the originator of many practical technology management concepts related to technology-based international competition for socio-economic development: technological components (technoware, humanware, inforware, orgaware); technological capacities (capabilities for cost-reduction, competencies for value-addition); technological infrastructure (innovation triangle, supporting intermediaries); and technological strategies (technology extender, technology exploiter, technology follower, technology leader).

Nawaz Sharif has researched, taught and published many conceptual frameworks for managing technological innovation at the Enterprise level and governance of technological innovation at the National level. Some of his conceptual frameworks can be seen in the following blogs

Doctoral Program Director
University of Maryland University College USA
2000 – 2007 (7 years)

Doctoral Program Director of the Graduate School of Management and Technology, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland, USA

Professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Asian Institute of Technology

March 1972 – August 1998 (26 years 6 months)Bangkok, Thailand
[1] Nawaz Sharif served AIT as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, and Vice President for Academic Affairs during the period March 1972 to December 1983.
[2] Nawaz Sharif servied AIT as Chair Professor from August 1990 to August 1998.
Nawaz Sharif regularly taught post-graduate level courses in Operations Research, Decision Science, Technology Management, and Project Management. As Professor, he has supervised over 70 master’s theses and 20 doctoral dissertations during his tenure at AIT and UMUC. He has authored (or co-authored) over 20 books; and he has over 100 papers published in professional journals and international conference proceedings.

January 1984 – June 1989 (5 years 6 months)
During 1986-1988, Nawaz Sharif formulated and published the original concept of technological system components comprising Technoware, Humanware, Inforware and Orgaware, as a managerial taxonomy of technology-systems utilized by Enterprises. Following are the publication references

  • Sharif, M.N.; "Measurement of Technology for National Development", Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol.29, No.2, pp.119-171, 1986.
  • Sharif, M.N. (Editor); Technology Policy Formulation and Planning: A Reference Manual; UN-ESCAP, Asian and Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology, Bangalore, 1986.
  • Sharif, M.N.; "Technological Considerations for National Planning", Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol.30, No.4, pp.361-382, 1986.
  • Sharif, M.N.; Guest Editor for Special Issue of Journal on Technological Capabilities Assessment in Developing Countries, and co-author of six papers - "A Framework for Technology-based National Planning"; "Components of Technology for Resources Transformation"; "Measurement of Technology Content Added"; Measurement of Level and Gap of Technology Development"; "Evaluation of National Technological Capabilities"; and "Assessment of Technology Climate in Two Countries"; Technological Forecasting and Social Changes, Vol.32, No.1, pp.1-118, 1987.
  • Sharif, M.N.; "Problems, Issues and Strategies for S&T Policy Analysis"; Science and Public Policy, Vol.15, No.4, pp.195-216, 1988.
  • Sharif, M.N.; "Basis for Techno-Economic Policy Analysis"; Science and Public Policy, Vol.15, No.4, pp.217-229, 1988.