Ms. Sarow Kassibawi, Keynote Speaker
MCTM09-Organising Committee Manipal Conference on Technology Management –MCTM09, organized by the Department of Information Systems Management(ISM), was held on 25th and 26th February. The event aimed at having a gathering of people from the industry and academics to discuss the latest trends in management of information technology. The event was inaugurated by Dr.Ramjee; Conference Chair (Prof.) Dr. Sunil Kumar Pandey; Co-Chair S.K. Pandey and Key note speaker Ms. Sarow Kassibawi. Heriot Watt University, University of Wollongong, S.P. Jain Centre of Management and Skyline University also participated in the event. The first day of the event consisted of the research papers presentation and 2 workshops. One, on the trends of Custom Relation Management conducted Mr.Rashid Muhammed, Managing Director of Metadata Technologies. He explained about the usage of CRM in the industry and demonstrated the workings of Microsoft and Soffront CRM’s. The second workshop which was on Mobility with Barcode and Radio Frequency Identity took place in afternoon and had speakers from Barcode Gulf. Mr Madhav V.P. and Mr.Pravin R. explained the students about the operations of a barcode and how the tiny series of numbers work. They talked about their project of using RF-id to tag new born babies at Al Wasel Hospital. The second day of the event consisted of a workshop from the chair conference on Research Methodology. He gave an in depth explanation about conducting a research. He enlightened the students as well as the faculty on how database collection takes place and how to pick suitable sample piece. Many universities were approached to share there research papers on related subjects. As many as 25 papers were received from UAE and India. After thorough review by scholars, 15 research papers were short listed for presentation. 13 of these papers included researchers from academics out of which again 9 were from UAE and the rest 4 from India. The other 2 researchers came from industry. Some of the well know universities of UAE like Murdoch University, Michigan State University, Heriot Watt University, University of Wollongong, S.P. Jain Centre of Management and Skyline University also participated in the event. -Heena G.