Executive Committee

Suhaidi Hassan

Suhaidi Hassan is a tenure track professor of computing network and the founding chair of the InterNetWorks Research Laboratory, School of Computing, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). He received his BS degree in computer science from State University of New York at Binghamton, New York, the MS degree in information science (with interest in telecommunication networks) from University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. in computing (focussing on network performance engineering) from Leeds University, United Kingdom. He is the current President of the Internet Society Malaysia and the Internet Society Fellow alumnus to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). He has authored and co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed technical publications and successfully supervised 25 Ph.D. scholars in his research area of computing networks. In 2006, he led a task force for establishing the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-UUM Asia–Pacific Centre of Excellence for Rural ICT Development which serves as a focal point for ITU’s rural ICT development initiatives across the Asia–Pacific region. Prof. Hassan engages in various international forums, such as ICANN meetings, Internet Governance Forums, the IETF and the IEEE meetings. Apart from serving as reviewer for technical journals and conferences, Prof, Hassan serves as examiner for more than 100 doctoral and postgraduate theses in his research areas. He was also an IPv6 auditor for the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission, the Malaysian ICT regulator.

Mohd Redzuan Affandi Abdul Rahim
Vice President

Mohd Redzuan Affandi Abdul Rahim (Redzuan) is currently a Senior Manager with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), formerly known as the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC). His main responsibilities include overseeing the eco-system development of the fast-growing Crowdsourcing; the Sharing Economy, especially the ‘Uberization of services’ segment. Previously, he was responsible for the MCS Malaysia’s National Rollout programme, focusing on development of eco-system especially ICT governance structure at state level.  His expertise and experience covers the areas of government policy and strategy to develop ICT as a new growth sector,  and to increase the adoption of ICT by enterprises and citizens. He started his career with MIMOS Berhad as a member of the Malaysia’s National IT Council (NITC) Directorate. He was a founding team member of the Demonstrator Application Programme that provides facilitation and funding for eCommunity projects. Later, he joined the Open Source Research Lab and played instrumental role in policy development and advocating the adoption of Free and Open Source Software in Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Information System) from the University of Salford, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Internet Society since 2002 and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Aidi Ahmi

Aidi Ahmi currently is a Director of the Institute for Strategic and Sustainable Accounting Development (ISSAD) and a Senior Lecturer at the Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). He obtained his PhD. in Information Systems and Computing from Brunel University, in 2013, MSc in Accounting Information Systems from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2001 and Bachelor Degree of Accounting from UUM in 1997. Prior to joining UUM, he worked as an Internal Auditor with Asia Commercial Finance (M) Bhd. He commenced his duties at UUM as a Tutor in August 1999 and was appointed as a Lecturer in December 2001. Since then he has been involved in several accounting and information systems-related consultancy projects including systems development in Majlis Agama Islam Kedah (MAIK) and have functioned as a Website designer and consultant for several organisations, i.e. Education Malaysia, UK & Ireland and Asian Academic Accounting Association (FourA). He is also a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), associate member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia (IIAM), treasurer of the Asian Academic Accounting Association (FourA), secretary of the Malaysian Accounting Association (MyAA) and treasurer of the Internet Society Malaysia (ISOC). His teaching and research expertise centres on accounting, auditing, accounting information system, information and communication technology and e-commerce. He has authored and co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications and successfully supervised 5 Ph.D. scholars. He is currently serves as associate editor-in-chief for Indian-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance and reviewer for a few other journals and conferences.


Suwannit Chareen Chit

Suwannit Chareen Chit​ is a lecturer and researcher at InterNetWorks Research Laboratory, School of Computing, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)).

Athirah Rosli
Deputy Secretary

Athirah Rosli is a Doctoral student and a researcher at InterNetWorks Research Laboratory, School of Computing, Universiti Utara Malaysia. Her research is on future Internet and future technology such as blockchain and consensus mechanism. She graduated with bachelor degree in Data Communication and Networking from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis, Malaysia. In 2017, she received her Master in Computer Science from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia. During her Master, her research is on IPv6 security and risk assessment.

Amir Haris Ahmad
Executive Committee Member

Amir Haris Ahmad is a visionary in information technology and computer security fields, with particular interest in DNS technology and IPv6. Prior joining Localhost SDN BHD, He was a Senior Researcher at MYNIC (.my DOMAIN REGISTRY), doing research on DNS Security Extension (DNSSEC). A frequent trainer for DNSSEC workshop in Malaysia and some international training events. He has wrote several papers pertain to system security, computer forensics and DNSSEC. Amir's extensive technical background includes computer security, DNS, UNIX operating systems, IPv6, and software development in C/C++, ruby and web technology. He was also a speaker on DNSSEC related topics at few conferences such as MOSC, MYGOSSCON and Hack in The Box (SIGINT-HITB2010KL). He also a registered member of Internet Society Malaysia Chapter (ISOC), Malaysian National Computer Confederation (MNCC), The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and Information Security Professional Association of Malaysia (ISPA). The upshot for his outstanding achievement and contribution in enhancing and securing the internet, he was honored as the member of Senior Information Security Professional by ISC2 on their 9th Annual Information Security Leadership Achievement. On top of this, he attained Technopreneurship Professional Certification from Engineering School of Stanford University, California-US and was listed in entrepreneur book name; "Aspirasi Unikorn Bumipreneur" by Malaysian Association of Bumiputera ICT Industry & Entrepreneurs (NEF) as one of 30 talented entrepreneur.

Hazwany Jamaluddin
Executive Committee Member

Hazwany binti Jamaluddin is a program assistant with the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA) and she is based in Bangkok, Thailand. For more than two years, she has invested my time of work on various grounds of applied research and data strategies with private companies, non-profits and public institutions. Particularly focusing on data and internet governance, and capacity building through workshops. Currently, she is a volunteer writer for Open and Shut for Small Media and a member of Open Heroines. Prior to SEAPA, she was a research associate at DataVizMy, a project consultant for Sinar Project, a facilitator for Youth For Rights Asia, and a fellow of Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy 2017. While working with Sinar Project, she has served her time as the Global Open Data Index Regional Community Coordinator with Open Knowledge International in 2015 and 2016. Currently, she holds a Bachelor in Science (HONS) Mathematics with Statistics from the University of Selangor.

Syamsul Bahrin Zaibon
Executive Committee Member

Dr Syamsul Bahrin Zaibon currently is an Associate Professor of Multimedia at the School of Creative Industry Management & Performing Arts, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) and teaches various courses in the areas of creative industry and media interactive. Dr Syamsul holds an undergraduate degree in Information Technology from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), a MSc Multimedia & Internet Computing from Loughborough University, and a PhD in Multimedia from UUM. His research is diverse and focuses on multimedia & mobile applications, web design & development, game-based learning, comics for learning, and edutainment. He has a number of research outputs and publications in these areas and presented papers at national and international conferences. He is affiliated with several professional societies (i.e. Internet Society Malaysia, IEEE) and has been recipient of various awards in his fields of expertise, including the Geneva Exhibition & Invention, Seoul International Invention Fair, PECIPTA, Malaysian Technology Expo, and Innovation & Technology Expo. In addition, one of his journal articles was awarded as the best article for Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction.

Kamal Kamaruddin
Executive Committee Member

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Mohd Hasbullah Omar
Executive Committee Member

Ts. Dr. Mohd. Hasbullah Omar begins his career in the academic world since 1999, holding various post such as Tutor, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and currently Associate Professor. In academic leadership, he used to hold post as Head of Computer Science Department and Head of Technology Management Department. He is also experienced in managing and developing curriculum for the undergraduate and postgraduate programs while serving as Head of Computer Science Department, School of Computing, Universiti Utara Malaysia. The programs that he involved among others are Bachelor of Computer Science with Honors (to be offered in September 2020), Master of Science (Information Technology), Master of Science (Information and Communication Technology), Master of Science (Intelligent System), and Master of Science (Technopreneurship).