Dr. Al-Qirim joined academia in 1999 as an assistant professor (lecturer) at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand after working in the IT industry for twelve years (since 1989). While working in the IT industry, he was a technical consultant/manager with different multinational companies such as IBM, COMPAQ, Group Bull/Honeywell, Siemens Nixdorf, and Data General. He managed different computing, networking and IT solution-based projects. He is considered a consultant in the area of document management, archival and workflow. His role involved various technical and managerial activities covering various sectors (governments, banking, health, tourism, telecommunications and news agencies, aviation, imaging systems and document management systems, security and others). This extensive experience with different IT projects and sectors in the economy has shaped Dr. Al-Qirim's professional and academic (teaching and researching) experience. This experience is reflected in his teaching by providing real-life stories from his experience.
Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates