The panel titled “A different experience of facing ICT: the experience of Pasargad Bank in creation of Fanap” was held with Majid Ghasemi, the CEO of Pasargad Bank, Shahab Javanmardi, the CEO of Fanap Company, and Zahara Mirhoseini, the Vice President of ICT in Pasargad Bank, as panel members.
“One of our biggest challenges was the shift to use new Core Banking Software” Majid Ghasemi said. “The first problem was managers of the previous software who believed we cannot do this and thus did not have sufficient cooperation with us. After some months of inconclusive meetings, our young staff asked us to break the entrance gate of the software and we accepted inevitably – this company is being supported by Fanap now” he added. He stated, “the next challenge was shifting to new software with the least problems and outages. Before us, another bank substituted this software just in a limited part which resulted in disruptions of their systems for three weeks and consequently damaging its reputation”.
Economic Complexity Approach, the best indicator of economic development of countries
Review on Economic Complexity Indexes
How does Catch-up happen? How do these industries grow over time? Comparing the status of countries in this area
How to prioritize according to the economic complexity approach?
Reviewing countries in the world in terms of changes in the size of their entire economy over the past 50 years
When does modern industrial production take place?
Economic Corruption, Problems and Challenges in Iran
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What period of time the most de-industrialization occurred in Iran?
Dr. Behrouz Shahmoradi is Faculty member of National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP). He received his PhD in the Economics of International Investment and M.Sc. degree in Economics from International University of Mysore in India. Dr. Shahmoradi is editor and assistant editor of IGI Global Publishing group and International journal of International Journal of Management and Innovation, Journal of Basic and Applied Scientific Research, International Journal of Business and Financial Management Research and Philippine Scientist Journal. Among his professional backgrounds, we can name: Currency counselor of the Kurdistan Ansar Bank, Economic-commercial consultant of the Industry, Mining and Trade Organization of Kurdistan Province, He is a member of the Kurdistan Chamber of Commerce’s Education and Research Commission.
Dr. Farshad Momeni, an economic expert, is the professor and faculty member at Allameh Tabataba’i University and also the president of Institute of Religion and Economics Studies. He believes in institutional economics and used to be the economic advisor to Dr. Mirhossein Mousavi before 10th presidential election. He has written many valuable articles and books such as: Economic Science and Crisis in Iran’s Economy, Anatomy of a Development Plan, Iran’s Economy during Structural Adjustment, Political Economics of Development in Today’s Iran, Knowledge-based Economy: Analysis of the Role of Technology and Innovation in Economic Development, Technological Changes and the Future of Development in Iran, Institutional Theory in Political Science (translation to Persian, a book by B. Guy Peters).
Hamed Sajedi; the CEO and member of the board of SHENASA (Pasargad Financial Group Venture capital). He is one of the founders of Farda Development Foundation and other startups. Currently, he is the chairman of the board of TANIN (an innovative company in the hearing field). He is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Iran Venture Capital Association and other investment funds such as the Iran Biotech Fund. His academic affiliation is the Assistant Professor and Director of the Acoustic Technology Group at Shahed University and He published several papers at national and international conferences and journals.
Dr. Zeineddin is Deputy for innovation and commercialization of technology, Vice Presidency for Science and Technology and Former head of Isfahan’s scientific and research town. He received the Superior Technical Achievement Recognition Award on 2011. Dr. Zeineddin was head of West Asia and member of the board of directors of the International Association of the Scientific Parks (IASP) in 2010-2012. He also had different important responsibilities during his working experience includes Head of the regional center for the development of growth centers and the scientific and technological parks under the supervision of UNESCO (IRIS), Head of the national entrepreneurship festival of Sheikh Bahayee, Member of the assessment workgroup of the specialized committee of technology of the science ministry, Head of the scientific council of commercialization plans of Isfahan’s scientific and research town supported by the scientific and technological department of presidential office.
Deputy head of the scientific and technological department of presidential office for policy-making and strategic assessment
Dr. Mahdi Elyasi was graduated from Sharif University of Technology in industries engineering. He has PhD in technology management (policymaking) from Allameh Tabatabayee University and is a member of the University’s scientific board in the field of technology management and science and technology policy-making. He has had over 10 years of training, research and executive activities in different governmental and private bodies, is a member of the board of directors of technology management and knowledge management associations and has written different research essays. Dr. Elyasi was the director-general of knowledge, industry and market at the scientific and technological department of presidential office before.
Soudeh Heidari Nasab, Chief Strategy Officer at Ryan Tose’e Paya and CEO of Kermantablo co. (KTC), Kerman Tablo is an active industrial solution provider and EPC contractor, reputed for its high standard performance in many national and international projects in fields, including but not limited to; oil and gas, petrochemical, power, mine and metal, and water treatment and transmission andRyan Tose’e Paya, is a consulting firm that is active in field of Business & Management consulting, Financing and Partnership Services.They are a team of business orientated expert consultants active in variety of industries
Gholamreza Manouchehri, an Iranian entrepreneur, politician and top manager, is currently working as the vice president of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) in the field of development and engineering. He has been the deputy of Ministry of Energy in the field of water and wastewater from 1989 to 2001. He also has been the CEO of Petropars Ltd. from 2000 to 2010. He has some other experiences as being the advisor to the CEO of NIOC, the CEO of Sadid Industrial Group, and the chairman of Tasdid Company. Apart from executive responsibilities, Manouchehri is now the advisor to Iranian Minister of Oil.
Dr. Naser Bagheri Moghadam, Is Deputy of Research and Technology, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP). He also has been in charge of Head of specialized commission of Energy in the Supreme Council for Science, Research and Technology (SCSRT) of Iran. He was member of the Research and Technology Council of the Ministry of Energy, member of the Research and Technology Planning Council in National Iranian Gas Company and a Member of the Executive Committee of the National Energy Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Reza Khayamian is Chairman of Association of the Iranian Petroleum Industries Equipment Manufacturers. He is also managing director of Arman Energy Tec Company (AEC) which was founded to render engineering services in various power industry disciplines and also Chairman of the board of Irangodakht, Oil & Gas Parts Manufacturer Company. Mr. Khayamian is Chairman of the board, Shahreza special economic zone.
Dr. Ali Maleki is Associate Professor of Research Institute for Science, Technology and Industrial Policy (RISTIP), Sharif University of Technology and Director and consultant of education Industrial Management Institute. He received his PhD in Science and Technology Studies from University of Edinburgh, Institute for Study of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Dr. Amir Nazemi is Assistant Professor, National Research Institute for Science Policy (NRISP), Chair in “Futures Studies” department. He received his PhD in Science & Technology Policy and MSc in Management of Technology (MOT) from Allameh Tabatabaei University. Dr. Nazemi is board member of Iranian Association for Management of Technology (IRAMOT), Iranian Society of Future Studies (ISFS), National Academy of Persian Language and Literature and Atinegaar Think-Tank. He is also one of the scientific experts in Centre for Strategic Studies.
Dr. Soltani is the head of the management board of the Innovation and Development Fund and faculty member of Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Kashan. He is the board member of Iranian Association for Management of Technology (IRAMOT) and Chairman of the Steering Committee in Iran Award for Management of Innovation and Technology (IRAMIT). It should be mentioned that Dr. Soltani has various responsibilities in his work histories such as Director General of Research Affairs at Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Commercialization Consultant to the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology.
Dr. Sadeghzadeh is Deputy of Industry, Mine and Trade Minister for Training, Research & Technology. He is also associate professor at Khajeh Nasireddin Toosi University of Technology and Member of the Board of Trustees in Microelectronic Research and Development Center of Iran (MERDCI), an R&D organization set up by Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) and also Former deputy of Technology development and high-tech at IDRO. He also was a member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Islamic Parliament of Iran) during the years of 2003 to 2007.
Dr. Mohammadreza Pakravan is the faculty member of Electrical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering as the top student from College of Engineering, University of Tehran. He then continued his education in M.S. and PhD at Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada.
PhD in Management in the field of decision and policy making, Director General of the Bureau of Communications Studies and New Technologies, Iranian Parliament, Advisor to Soft Technology Headquarters, Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, Advisor to IT Commission, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture