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    Professor Glenn Hardaker is Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning and Senior Professor at Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He is also a National Teaching Fellow (the highest award for teaching and learning excellence in the UK). Glenn Hardaker has worked in universities in the United Kingdom for approximately 25 years in the area of technological innovation and learning. His research is focused on a blend of Islam, innovation and learning. Glenn Hardaker is Editor of two international publications Journal for Multicultural Education (JME) and International Journal Information & Learning Technology (IJILT).

    Glenn Hardaker's research focus is on the intersection between Islam, Innovation and learning. His current research funded by the Brunei Research Council (BRC12) has enabled learning innovation to be shaped by international priorities with the roots of pedagogy in Islam. The research searches for deeper understanding into personalised learning.

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    Dr. Annie Dayani is a lecturer at the School of Business and Economics UBD since 2001. She graduated from UBD with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Under UBD study exchange program, she has also earned a Diploma in European Management Science from University Kent, Canterbury, UK. Her Masters degree is Applied Information Technology from Monash University Australia. In 2013, she completed her PhD in Communication Technology at University of Queensland, Australia. Research interest include business and management, information systems and e-government as well as knowledge management.

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    Professor Amin Abdul Aziz is Professor of Islamic Governance at the Institute of Policy Studies, University of Brunei Darussalam. He was educated in traditional Islamic sciences and Islamic Studies from Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences, Virginia, USA. He was awarded the Abdullah ibn Abbas Award for Excellence in Shari’ah Sciences from the same university.

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    Dr Siti Mazidah Haji Mohamad is a lecturer at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, specialising in human geography. She obtained her PhD in Human Geography at Durham University in 2015 and her thesis was Rooted Muslim Cosmopolitanism: An Ethnographic Study of Malay Malaysian Students’ Cultivation and Performance of Cosmopolitanism on Facebook and Offline. Her research interests include: 1) Spatialities of Muslim identities focusing on performance of religiosity and negotiation of identity in the online space; 2) Micro-geographies of young people’s lives focusing on their everyday use of new social media and their virtual mobility; 3) Muslim Fashion focusing on hijab consumption and practices and the growing modest fashion in Brunei; and 4) Muslim Cosmopolitanism focusing on the use of new social media in creating cosmopolitans and how Muslim perform their cosmopolitanism online. She is the cluster leader of 'Global Muslim Mobilities' research cluster in the faculty.

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    Dr Daphne Lai is a Computer Science lecturer at the Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) since 2006. She completed her PhD in Computer Science from University of Nottingham (2014), MS in Distributed Systems and Networks from University of Kent, Canterbury (2006) and BSc in Computer Science from University of Strathclyde, UK (2004). She has been teaching various undergraduate courses including data mining, programming fundamentals, artificial intelligence and computer networks. Her research interest lie in the area of artificial intelligence, in particular the design and application of machine learning algorithms for classification and predictive analysis of healthcare data.

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    Dr Shirley Chin is a lecturer and Programme Leader of Geographical, Environment and Development Studies programme at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBD. In 2014, she completed her PhD in tourism management specifically in developing countries. Prior to that, she has received her Master of Philosophy in Management by research and completed her Bachelor degree (Honours) first class in Tourism Management from University of Kent. Her research interest are mainly (but not limited) in the field of human geography. Her current research project looks at how a destination could manage its competitiveness to ensure continuous economic benefits from tourism as this has become a prominent issue for the global tourism industry. In addition, the project also examine the socio-economic prosperity of a destination as this signifies changes in wealth, education, the environment, and most importantly the welfare of citizens as the destination develops.

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    Dr Owais Ahmed Malik is an Assistant Professor in Mathematical and Computing Sciences department at Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). He completed his PhD in Computer Science from Universiti Brunei Darussalam (2015), MS in Computer Science from KFUPM, Saudi Arabia (2002) and BE is Computer Systems Engineering from NED, Pakistan (1998). Dr Owais has more than ten years of progressive experience in academia and research in the field of computer science and engineering. He has been teaching various undergraduate courses including machine learning, data mining, machine perception, programming fundamentals, design and analysis of algorithms, software engineering and operating system in different national/international universities. His research interest includes designing and exploring different intelligent/pattern recognition algorithms for the analysis and classification of healthcare data, applied biomechanics, bio-signal processing and big data analytics. He has published a number of articles in internationally reputable journals and conferences. .

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    Mark Smith is a teacher educator with over twenty years’ experience at the primary and tertiary levels. Having commenced his career as a primary classroom teacher in Australia in 1990, Mark entered the ESL field in 2000. From this period he has worked as a teacher and lecturer in Brunei, and more recently as a training fellow with the Brighton Education group in Malaysia. As well as teacher training Mr. Smith has worked both as an IELT’s examiner and trainer. He currently works as an educational officer at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, University Brunei Darussalam, where he teaches communication, IELTS and language proficiency.

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    Dr. Muhamad Abduh is an assistant Professor at UBD School of Business and Economics, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He has obtained his Bachelor of Science (Statistics) from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in 2004 and Magister Hukum Islam (Fiqh Al-Mu’amalat) from Ibn Khaldun University, Indonesia, in 2006. He completed his second Master (Master of Economics) at the Department of Economics of International Islamic University Malaysia in 2009 and Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Islamic Banking) at the same institution in February 2012. His research and teaching interests are focused on the area of Islamic Economics, Business, Banking and Finance. He presented papers in many conferences and published more than fifty articles in various journals such as International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, International Journal of Excellence in Islamic Banking and Finance, Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, American Journal of Applied Sciences, Business Intelligence Journal, Journal of Islamic Finance. Prior to joining UBD School of Business and Economics in June 2015, he was the Head of Research of the IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance (IIiBF) and the founding editor-in-chief of Journal of Islamic Finance, the official journal of IIiBF, from the year 2012 to 2015. He was also the founding chairman of ASEAN International Conference on Islamic Finance (AICIF) which is now co-organized by universities from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam and the Philippines. ational officer at the Centre for Lifelong Learning, University Brunei Darussalam, where he teaches communication, IELTS and language proficiency.

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    Mr Adna Rahman is a lecturer in UBD, who has worked at the national level with multi-cross discipline students and student-entrepreneurs from various academic and non-academic level (K-12 and higher learning institutions). His team’s passions and commitments have led to the setting up and development of a national platform called ‘Entrepreneurship Village’, where students (academic and entrepreneurs) under the Ministry of Education can embed and practice entrepreneurial thinking and behavior into their curriculum learning as well as their skills development.

    Mr Rahman is currently the Project Executive Director for the National Entrepreneurship Agenda (NEA), an initiative under the Ministry of Education and spearheaded by Brunei’s national university, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. His office has produced high growth entrepreneurs from the higher learning stage, who have relentlessly ‘Pay it Forward’ to the academic society and the community in the spirit of growing together and to build a better ecosystem between academicians and industry players.

    The team believes to instill this mindset and culture at the very early stage. With a motto of ‘Towards an Entrepreneurial Mindset Generation”, this initiative hopes to assist the Brunei government in producing a society that are self-sustainable through its people and its resources.

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    Dr. Hjh Syamimi Ariff Lim is a lecturer in School of Business and Economics (SBE) at University Brunei Darussalam. She earned her PhD at Brunel University, UK. She graduated from Edith Cowan University, Australia with Double major in E-Commerce and Management Information System, and Masters in Management Information System.

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