Dr Akram Jalal-Karim is currently the chairman of the Management Information System Department at Ahlia University, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. He is currently teaching Research Methodology for business and finance, Management Information Systems, Managing Enterprise systems, Project Management, Knowledge Management, Database Management System, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Fundamentals of Management at Ahlia University. He holds a PhD in Information management from Brunel University, UK. His Master in Computer Science is from Metropolitan University, UK and his Bachelor in Information System Engineering from Westminster University, UK. His research and publication activities include Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Business Intelligence Systems, Healthcare Management Systems, Knowledge Management, E-governments, Global Business Management, Early Warning Systems (EWS), Risk Management, and Data Mining and Data Warehousing.Dr Akram has a large number of publications and his first book is nearing completion. He has supervised a large number of Master students and is currently supervising four PhD students. He has participated in several international and national projects and conferences as an organizer, reviewer and advisor.