Profile : Mr. Mohamed Azmeer

Mr. Mohamed Azmeer

Head - Department of New-media, Faculty of ICT & Media,
South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine

MBA (UWS), CPM (SL)

SUMMARY

  • 20+ years professional experience in international environments
  • Highly experienced in training and disseminating knowledge, both locally and abroad
  • Hands-on experience in a broad range of technologies including Internet, user interfaces, bespoke application development and embedded electronics
  • In-depth knowledge of the IT services sector
  • Proven leadership and project management skills
  • Quality management and assurance skills
  • Articulate and creative, offering innovative and practical solutions
  • An experienced team player, bringing enthusiasm and energy into group efforts
  • Sri Lanka's first web master in 1995 at Lanka Internet
  • Team member, Sri Lanka's first Java Technology Team (1995)
  • Holds the patent to world's first online organizer, ‘Millennium Office' (1997)
  • Chief Architect, World's first Unix based, Bluetooth enabled tri-lingual PDA (1999)
  • Participated local and international training programs on many topics (Bluetooth application development, Embedded electronic design, Various aspects of software development & technology management (ISO, CMMi), Financial planning, Project management, Business incubation etc…)
  • Travelled and worked in many parts of the world (USA, UK, Australia, Germany, India, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE and Hong Kong)
  • IT Consultant, Blogger, Coder, Artist, Writer, Coach, Father

Activities [past and present]

  • Consultant, National Enterprise Development Authority, Ministry of Enterprise Development, Sri Lanka – Instrumental in obtaining JAICA funding for ICT industry development project
  • Member, Certified Professional Managers (CMA), Sri Lanka
  • Member, SEA executive committee (Software Exporters Association, Sri Lanka)
    – Policy level decision making, liaising with other verticals and the government
  • Chairman, SEA Human Resource & Quality subcommittee
    – Instrumental in introducing CMMi level quality system and Usability Engineering towards Sri Lankan IT industry
  • SEA nominee to Industry Capacity Building Project (ICBP) at Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA), a World Bank funded initiative
    – Conceptualized and executed the ‘Innovation Grant' project to promote technology innovation and commercialization in Sri Lanka
  • Served as a member of the panel of judges of the National Best Quality Software Awards competition conducted by the BCS, Sri Lanka, 2005
  • Team member for iHOST (International Host for Open Source Software) project
    – Actively promoted open source technology amongst corporates
  • Member of SLSV (Sri Lanka Silicon Valley Advisory Group). (www.slsv.org, www.eSriLanka.lk)
    – Helped build partnerships amongst US based companies with Sri Lankan firms
  • Alternate Director, ICT Consortium
    – A consortium of ICT companies to bid for mid to large scale government ICT projects
  • Executive Committee member, Education for Progress Foundation
    – Using education as a poverty reduction agent
  • Executive Committee member, Ceylon Baithulmal Fund
    – A non-profit organization to manage Zakath and Sadaka Funds. The funds are distributed as Educational grants, and micro finance projects
  • Published two books
    • Using 555 Timer IC – Theory and Applications
    • Electronic Hobby Circuits – Step One



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