Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor
National Technology Officer, Microsoft (Malaysia)
Dr. Dzaharudin Mansor is the National Technology Officer (“NTO”) for Microsoft Malaysia. As the NTO, Dzahar drives the engagement with key national technology stakeholders, which include academics, policy makers & advisors, and interest groups with the intention to builds trust while contribute to national development. Dr Dzahar joined Microsoft in 2005 and has more than 34 years of professional experience in ICT and telecommunications. He started his career as a lecturer at the department of Computer Science, La Trobe University, and moved on to as a R&D engineer at Telecom Australia Research Laboratories in Melbourne. On returning to Malaysia, he joined Celcom as a R&D manager, and left the company as the Vice President for R&D, Intelligent Network and IT divisions. He subsequently worked at HP in Singapore and other technology companies in R&D, operations, business, as well as leadership positions. He also presently holds, and has held, several associate positions including as an Adjunct Professor at IIUM, a councillor at PIKOM and academic advisor at several public and private universities. In 2010, he had the honour of leading the Business Services Economic Transformation Program (ETP) Labs, and in 2018 appointed a committee member of the National Education Policy Review Council. He is a senior member of IEEE. Dr. Dzahar received an Honours Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Monash University, Australia in 1985, and subsequently awarded Australian University Graduate scholarships to complete his PhD in Computer Science in 1988. In 1985, he was awarded the Digital Award for Computer Engineering, the University Tasmania award for achieving top 10 position in HSC. He is passionate about technology, where he works closely with academia and has research publications as well as professional certifications in Software Engineering, Computer Architectures, Cyber Security, Telecommunications, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. He aspires to contribute towards the nation’s Digital Economy initiative. Speaking on "Building A Trustworthy Digital Future - Has Everyone Been Hacked Yet?"