Husain is currently a PhD candidate in the field of governance and AI. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and obtained his MCom Accounting (cum laude). Husain has also completed an executive education course at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Artificial Intelligence and Implications for Business Strategy. He completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Johannesburg and his articles at PwC.
Husain has successfully led four projects using various 4IR technologies, over the past two years. He has also developed a number of online applications and has collaborated with US companies in this regard. Additionally, he developed a fully integrated technology solution for teaching and learning accounting through the various Google platforms. Husain was also involved in taking product onto shelf at a major South Africa retail store before joining the University of Johannesburg as a Senior Lecturer.
Husain has authored a number of publications and presented at various conferences globally. Husain was selected as 1 of 40 speakers worldwide to present at the EduData Summit that took place at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) campus in Boston, USA. The topic of discussion was the use of data in applications to streamline various processes. Husain was nominated for the South African National Higher Education Teaching Awards through UJ. He was also selected as one of SAICA’s Top 35 under-35s in 2017. He is also the winner of the VC Award for Best Young Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg for 2016. Lastly, he was selected to present the e-NACT solution at the Re-imagine Education and Wharton Business School event at Warton Business School USA. He was also invited to present the e-NACT solution at Google South Africa.