Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed has said that the world is focused on digital transformation, innovation and use of technology in the education sector, in view of contemporary requirements, HEC is helping the universities to adopt smart classrooms, blended education and hybrid systems.
Addressing the closing ceremony of the 7th International Applied Business Research Conference at the International Islamic University, Chairman HEC said, for success in the future, it is necessary that we have to move with the pace of contemporary changes in technology.
Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed opined that instead of buildings and models, it is the era of smart university ideology. He said that smart university education has benefited the global education system during the global pandemic. Chairman HEC said that universities should use cloud computing under the guidance of HEC. He furthered that technology has to be utilized keeping in mind the changes that will take place in the next decades. Dr. Mukhtar said that the work is going on to utilize a blended learning and hybrid system so that in the future we will not be left behind in the world. He hailed efforts of IIUI for organizing the conference on the most contemporary and important topic and also assured full cooperation.
Speaking on this occasion, IIUI President Dr. Hathal Homoud Alotaibi said that the world is traveling and developing at a fast pace due to technology, which includes innovations such as 3D printing, robotics and artificial intelligence after the Internet. He opined that in human history, older things were replaced by innovations and technology, and the same world saw during the world realized the importance of digital transformation.
In the conference, more than 650 policy makers, industrial experts and research scholars from USA, Malaysia and Turkey participated to share thoughts and experiences on the themes of finance, technology management, entrepreneurship, management and marketing in the light of digital transformation and other contemporary advancements and needs of the field. Conference participants agreed that initiatives to increase export, data driven governance and digital transformation are the keys to a bright future for the country.
Earlier, chair of the conference and Dean FMS, Dr. Abdul Raheman Dean FMS apprised of the objectives of the conference. He discussed Digital transformation, resistance to change and other themes of the conference. Dr. Fozia Syed, Academic chair of the conference, presented the report and recommendations of the conference.