“Data is the new oil” – Clive Humby, a British mathematician coined the phrase in 2006. When business data is properly refined, modeled, and presented visually as insightful stories, data becomes a useful decision-making tool that allows management of an organization to take right decisions at the right time. Business Intelligence tools leverage data from distinct pipelines to perform necessary analytics and improve the operational efficiency.
I enjoy the good quality of life with my family at KAUST and being part of an extremely diverse community is an enriching experience. It’s a great privilege to work at KAUST where I found valuable colleagues and friends.

Naseer Aijaz is a founding member of KAUST and he joined the university in July 2009. Prior to joining KAUST, Naseer worked as an Office Manager for the Provost and President Office at the Alfaisal University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has a Masters Degree in Operations Management, a Bachelor Degree in International Business, a spectrum of training certifications in project management, SAP ERP, Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), Business Intelligence, Power BI, and Diploma in Network-Centered Computing. As the Data Analytics Specialist, Naseer is responsible to work with financial and non-financial data and information collection and analysis related to faculty, academic programs, the CEMSE division, and other business operations. With the usage of various SAP and non-SAP analytical tools, Naseer develops data models, and interactive reports/dashboards that gives insight and facilitate the decision making. The Business Intelligence (BI) reports and dashboards are securely shared with the management in the division and the faculty members by using the role-based data privacy. Also, Naseer is responsible for the administration of a CRM for student recruitment, the yearly evaluation system for current students, automation of operational processes, and a constructive coordination with various colleagues within the division and from across the university.