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MTasan



PERSONAL DETAILS:

Name:

Mohammed Ali Al-Tasan

Year of Birth:

1950 AD

Place of Birth:

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Nationality:

Saudi

Marital Status:

Married (with 4 Sons & 2 Daughters)

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

1973

B.S. (Physics)

King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dhahran – Saudi Arabia

1978 - 1979

Completed 20 Credit Hours for Master’s Degree in Meteorology

University of Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin-USA

 

POSITIONS HELD:

 

PERIOD

ORGANIZATION

POSITION

1995 - Present

Ministry of Municipal & Rural Affairs - Riyadh

Assistant Deputy Minister for Planning & Programming

1984 - 1995

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) - Riyadh

Director General, Information Systems

1987 - 1988

King Saud University, Department of Library and Information Sciences - Riyadh

Part-Time Lecturer in Information Systems (for 2 semesters)

1980 - 1984

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST) - Riyadh

Director, National Data Bases Division

1976 - 1980

Presidency of Meteorology and Environment - Jeddah

Head of Environmental Dept.

1973 - 1976

Directorate of Mineral Resources, Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources - Jeddah

Head of Health Physics Dept.

 

ADVISORY POSITIONS HELD:

1981-1982

Advisor to the Customs Department to study the feasibility of using X-Ray to screen cargo containers. Also visited France and USA to study available systems in those countries and to evaluate equipment and products offered by several companies.

1988

Advisor to the Municipality of Riyadh to evaluate a bid for their computer equipment

1989

Advisor to the Imama Muhammed Ibn Saud University for their new Computer Centre

1990-1991

Advisor to Ministry of Industry and electricity in planning of ministry information Systems.

1993-1995

Advisor to Council of Shoura in Planning of Information Systems

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

American Management Association

USA

Association for Computing Machinery

USA

Saudi Computer Society

Saudi Arabia

 


 

 

OFFICES HELD IN SOCIETIES AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

1985-1995

Chairman steering committee

GULFNET - a computer network connecting universities and  scientific Research Centres, in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, & UAE  , with Bitnet and EARN in USA/Europe  

1982-1995

Liaison Officer for Saudi Arabia

International Nuclear Information System

1986-1995

Member

Editorial Board, Science and Technology, Quarterly journal published by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology

1988-1995

Deputy Chairman of the Board

KACST Employees Cooperative Society

1988-1990

Member

Scientific Advisory Committee, IBM Kuwait Scientific Centre

1989-1990

 

Member

Advisory Committee on the Advancement of Arabic in Science and Technology, Institute for Arabization, King Mohammed VI University, RabatMorocco

1988-1991

Secretary and Member of the Board

Saudi Computer Society

1988-1994

Chairman, Board  

Riyadh Chapter of Saudi Computer Society

1985-1988

Chairman

Riyadh Computer Group

Oct. 1- 16, 1984

Chairman

Steering Committee, Petrochemical and Polymer Consultation Week, organized by sponsored by KACST and UNIDO. (Meetings held at Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam

Mar. 16-17, 1985

Chairman

Steering Committee, International Workshop on Computer Aided Translation Held at Riyadh

1985

Member

Steering Committee 8th National Computer Conference

1988

Member

Steering Committee, 10th National Computer Conference

1983

Member

SASO National Committee for Study of the Problems of Standardization of Computers

2002 - 2003

Member

 National Information Technology plan

2002 - 2008

Chairman

Privatization Team for Ministry of  Municipal and Rural Affairs

 

MAJOR CONFERENCES ATTENDED & BUSINESS TRIPS:

1974

First International Conference for Radiation Protection

Bombay, India

1975

One month visit to several Nuclear Facilities

Pakistan

1976

Two months visit to several Nuclear Facilities

France

Oct. 8-10 1980

Conference on Industrial Data Banks

Doha, Qatar

Nov. 11-13, 1980

Online Conference

San Francisco, USA

Sep. 18- 27 1981

Symposium on Technology Transfer

Kuwait

Apr. 27-30 1982

Conference on New Technology in Libraries

Dhahran, KSA

May 3-7 1982

UNESCO Conference on Universal Availability of Publications

Paris, France

June 22-25 1982

International Conference on Information and Databanks

Paris, France

June 28-30 1982

Conference on Information and the Transformation of Society

Dublin, Ireland

May 3-5, 1983

Sectorial Meeting on Agriculture and Informatics, sponsored by the Inter-Governmental Bureau of Informatics

Tunisia

Nov. 5-30 1983

Experts’ Meeting on Documentation in Arab Countries

Riyadh, KSA

May 15-17 1984

Advisory Committee Meeting for Accessing the International Nuclear Information System

Vienna

Oct. 12-14, 1983

Unification of Terminology System for Science and Technology organized by the Arab League Educational, Scientific and Cultural organization

Tunisia

Nov. 5-10, 1983

Conference of Advisors and Experts Arab Documentation Centres

Riyadh, KSA

Apr. 9-11, 1984

Seminar on the Technology and Development in the Kingdom

Riyadh, KSA

July 1984

Meeting of the Directors of Information Centres in the Arab Countries held at Georgia Technical Universities

Georgia

Nov. from 4-6, 1984

Study Tour of European Academic and Research Network (EARN) sites organized by IBM

France, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy

Nov. 4-6, 1984

International Conference on Information Handling in Arab Countries

Tunisia

Apr. 14-16, 1985

Conference on the Use of Arabic in Computers, organized by ECWA, KISR and Arabic Development Bank

Kuwait

May 6-8, 1985

International Conference on Information in Arab Countries

Amman, Jordan

1985

Meeting of the Heads of Scientific Research Centres in the Arab Gulf Region

Dhahran, KSA

Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 1985

Symposium on Computer Networks and Applications, organized by IBM Crete

Greece

Nov. 4-5, 1986

Sixth Gulf Computer Conference

Dubai, UAE

Nov. 10-19, 1986

Conference on Technology Transfer to Islamic Countries, organized by the Islamic Development Bank with the cooperation of ONCTAD

Jeddah, KSA

Nov. 28-30, 1986

First Conference of Computer Directors organized by IBM

Abha, KSA

1987

Computer and Communications for Development Countries, sponsored by the International Council for Computer Communication

New Delhi, India

Mar. 20-23 1988

Symposium on Agricultural Information Network for the GCC Countries

Kuwait

Oct. 23-26, 1988

Second Conference of Computer   Directors organized by IBM

Taif, KSA

Nov. 9-12,

1988

Gulf Information Development Conference

Dubai, UAE

Mar. 27-29, 1989

First Kuwait Computer Conference

Kuwait

 

PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS AS A MEMBER OF SAUDI NATIONAL DELEGATION:

Feb. 1981

Saudi-Korean joint Committee for Cooperation in Science and Technology

Sep. 23- Oct. 10, 1982

Meeting for Cooperation in the field of Information held between  kacst and German Ministry of Science and Technology

Jul. 6, 1984

First Meeting of the Committee on Information Programs under the Saudi-German Cooperation Programs held at Bonn (  Germany).

Mar. 22- 24

1985

 

Saudi-German Committee for the Development of Cooperative Scientific and Technical Projects between the two countries.

Jul. 19- 23

1987

Third Meeting of Scientific Committee of Saudi-German joint Commission held at Bonn  -  Germany.

June 6-7, 1987

Fourth meeting of Saudi-Turkish Joint Commission-Jeddah

Sep. & Oct. 1988

Meetings of Saudi-Canadian Joint Committee for Technical and Economic Cooperation held in Canada


 

SOME PAPERS THAT HAVE BEEN PRESENTED AND/OR PUBLISHED:

June 25-30, 1978

“Preliminary Air Pollution Assessment of Air Pollution Potential in Saudi Arabia  (with Abullbar Gain et al). Paper Presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of Air Pollution Control Association (16 pages)

Huston – Texas, USA

1982

“S&T Information activities of Saudi Arabian National Centre for Science and Technology” in Symposium on New Technology in Libraries: Prospects and Problems for Libraries in the Gulf States, University of Petroleum and Minerals (pp 93-103)

Dhahran, KSA

Mar. 14-16, 1988

“Status of Scientific Researcher in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” Paper (in Arabic) presented at the Seminar on the Status of Arab Researcher, organized by the Union of Arab Scientific Organization.

 

Damascus, Syria

 

SOME COURSES AND SEMINARS THAT HAVE BEEN ATTENDED:

Feb. 19-23 1982

Course on Project Management held at King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dhahran, KSA.

March 1984

Course on Management of Research and Development and Technical Information Centres, organized by the Federation of Arab Scientific Research Councils, BaghdadIraq, and held at the Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia-USA

Jun. 23 - Aug. 2 1985

Seminar on Computers and Policy for Development, organized by the International Law Institute and the State University of New York

Washington DC, USA

Oct. 5, 1985

Course on UNIX Overview, organized by 8th National Computer Conference

Dhahran, KSA

Oct. 6, 1985

Course on Trends in Artificial Intelligence, organized by 8th National Computer Conference

Dhahran, KSA

Jul. 1986

Course on Implications of Information Technology, organized by the National Centre for Information Technology, Riyadh in cooperation with the National Computer Centre (NCC) - UK

Riyadh, KSA

Apr. 4-7, 1987

Course on Coding and Cryptography, organized by the King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dhahran, KSA

Sep. 28-30, 1988

Course on Long Range Information Planning, organized by the American Management Association

Chicago, USA

Oct.  1-2, 1988

Course on Disaster Planning and Recording, organized by the American Management Association

Chicago, USA

 

CURRENT FIELDS OF SPECIALIZTION:

Computer and Information Systems Planning.

Strategic Management and Strategic Planning.

Privatization Planning.