Doctoral Colloquium

Saturday | 28th October 2023 | 2.30pm – 5.00pm
Capacity Building Hub (CBH) ,Level 12 Menara Razak, UTMKL

The Colloquium aims to provide an opportunity for research and doctoral students to present and discuss their work and research. It provides participants the opportunity to engage with the experts. Come to learn the tacit knowledge underlying a research and PhD process and to get insights on how to successfully complete a PhD.

 Do not miss the opportunity to get fruitful feedback from the experts in the session!

Associate Professor Dr. Farzana Quoquab

Dr. Farzana Quoquab is an Associate Professor at University Teknologi Malaysia. She has edited numerous books on topics related to green marketing, sustainability marketing and corporate social responsibility which are published by reputed publishers like Emerald and IGI Global. Her works have appeared in high-impact journals such as Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, Journal of Product & Brand Management, Internet Research, Employee Relations: The International Journal, SAGE Open, Personnel Review, Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, and Macromarketing Journal etc. She was awarded the ‘Emerald Literati Award – Outstanding Reviewer’ in 2022 and 2021. Currently, she is serving as one of the Associate Editors of ‘Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies’. She has successfully served as a guest editor for the reputed journals like Journal of Global Responsibility (Emerald), Young Conusmers (Emerald) and Journal of Global Marketing (Routledge Publishing). She is often invited by universities and private organizations to share on case writing and research skills.

Dr. Jihad Mohammad

Dr. Jihad Mohammad is an Assistant Professor at UCSI University. He has versatile career exposure. Apart from the higher learning institutions (Qatar University, AHIBS-UTM, GSB-UKM)), he has worked in different industries in Jordan and Malaysia. He has successfully graduated 10 doctoral students and conducted various workshops for postgraduate students especially on research methodology and structural equation modelling. He has published articles in peer-reviewed international journals. His works appeared in high impact factor journals such as Journal of Knowledge Management, Personnel Review, Cross Cultural & Strategic Management and Employee Relations: The International Journal, Internet Research. His research interest includes organizational citizenship behaviour, psychological ownership, Islamic work ethics, green and sustainability. He is also a member of Editorial Advisory and Review Board for several international reputed journals including the Journal of Global Responsibility (Emerald), International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (Emerald), and International Journal of Ethics and Systems (Emerald).

Dr. Hafinaz Hasniyanti Hassan

Dr. Hafinaz is a Senior Lecturer and the Academic Leader at the Banking and Finance, School of Accounting and Finance, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Technology Malaysia with the expertise in the secondary data analysis. Her research includes examining mutual fund performance as well as testing the relationship between cryptocurrencies and macroeconomic variables. She holds a Master of Business Administration in Islamic Finance and was awarded with the University’s Book Prize from the Open University Malaysia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting with Honors from Tenaga National University winning a full scholarship from MARA. She is also a Certified Retail Credit Practitioner and an Associate Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers. She is an experienced External Examiner for Financial Management professional papers for the Malaysian Association of Company Secretaries. She has vast experience in the financial advisory field of the banking industry with more than a decade of academic and practical experiences.

Dr. Mostafa A. Ali

Dr. Mostafa is a senior researcher in the Ministry of Planning in Iraq. He completed his Ph.D. at Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with expertise in primary data analysis. His research involved examining the intellectual capital in the banking sector and innovation performance using dynamic capabilities. He holds a Master of Accounting from Zarqa University in Jordan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting with Honors from Baghdad University in Iraq. He has vast experience in banking as he used to work in various Banks. He is also heading a civil society organization. He is a member of the Iraqi Accountants and Auditors Syndicate. He has published articles in peer-reviewed and various indexed journals. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory and Review Board for several internationally reputed journals. His research interest includes intellectual capital, innovation performance, dynamic capabilities, creative accounting, financial reporting quality, and corporate governance.


Saturday | 28th October 2023 | 10.00am – 1.00pm
Bilik Kuliah 4, Level 12 Menara Razak, UTMKL

Innovative Technology for Halal Compliance

According to the ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2018/19’, the global halal market is predicted to reach US$9.71 trillion by 2025, with nations like Malaysia expected to lead the pack in the coming years. The halal industry is in fact becoming one of the most competitive and fast-moving sectors and more and more countries are now focusing their attention on the halal industry. Many corporations and businesses are looking to invest in halal-related products, driving innovation and creating solutions for Muslim communities all over the world, and leveraging their own governments’ halal initiatives to stay relevant in this current economic climate. Now, innovation is needed in the ever demanding and fast-growing halal sector, which is why technology is a large factor for the progress of most Halal industry developments moving forward. Halal compliance is one of the most important components in halal certification and until now lack of attention on technology in this area hinders the growth of halal certified companies especially in small and medium sectors. This workshop will highlight the potential of digital technology to facilitate halal certification and explain initiatives that have been implemented to help more companies to be halal compliance.

Ts Dr Mohd Iskandar Illyas Tan

Ts Dr Iskandar is a senior lecturer at Azman Hashim International Business School and the principal researcher at Halal Informatics Research Laboratory, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The lab coordinates the research and development activities in halal science and technology. He co-founded HOLISTICS Lab Sdn Bhd, a UTM spin-off company that focus on the commercialization of digital innovation and technology for halal industry. One of the innovations that has been successfully commercialized is QuikHalal, the world’s first cloud-based mobile halal auditing application that can expedite the halal auditing process and improve the productivity and efficiency of halal auditors and accelerate the halal certification process. Dr Iskandar is the lead trainer at HOLISTICS Lab which is also the certified training provider for Halal Professional Board by JAKIM.

For his efforts to promote innovation and technology in halal industry, Dr Iskandar received numerous awards including the Malaysia Halal Hi-Tech Challenge, the Malaysia Commercialization Year Award from the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), Malaysia, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Center (MaGIC) e@Stanford, and Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MiGHT). He recently led HOLISTICS Lab to secure the National Technology Innovation Sandbox (NTIS) grant from MOSTI. On top of the national recognition, he also won various international recognition such as the Korea Startup Grand Challenge from the Ministry of SME, South Korea and Leaders in Innovation Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.

Senior Lecturer
Azman Hashim International Business School,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

CEO and Co-Founder
HOLISTICS Lab Sdn Bhd (UTM Spin-Off Company)