Professor Dr Noor Azizi Ismail holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from National University of Malaysia; a Master Degree specializing in Accounting Systems from The University of Memphis, United States; and a PhD in Accounting Information Systems from Loughborough University, United Kingdom. Professionally, he is a Certified Management Accountant. Dr Azizi is an accredited trainer with SAS Institute Sdn Bhd, a company specializing in business intelligence software, a research fellow with International Telecommunication Union ITU-UUM Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence, and a former panel member of the Malaysian Qualification Agency. Currently, Dr Azizi is a Dean for Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia. Prior to the recent appointment, he held various administrative positions such as the Chairperson for Entrepreneurship and Commercialization at UUM College of Business, Deputy Director at University Teaching and Learning Center, Head of Department for Audit and Information Systems, Director of UUM Institute for Accounting Studies, and Program Chair for Bachelor of Accounting (Information Systems). Dr Azizi’s primary teaching interest is accounting information systems. To date he has successfully supervised more than 20 PhD and Masters students and is currently supervising 6 PhD candidates in the areas of accounting and information systems. His current research interests include accounting, information systems, IT governance, activity-based management and performance measurement. He has completed more than 20 research projects and published more than 35 articles in both local and international journals. He has published over 15 articles in professional and popular journals, more than 30 articles in conference proceedings, and presented more than 50 papers at various seminars/conferences. He has also authored/co-authored 6 books and monographs. Dr Azizi is also an editorial board member for International Journal of Technology in Small and Medium Enterprises, Journal of Electronic Banking Systems, International Journal of Accounting, Governance and Society, Journal of Information and Communication Technology, and International Postgraduate Business Journal. Recognizing his excellence 15 years in service with UUM, Dr Azizi received the excellence service award in 2000, 2006 and 2008. In 2008, he received SAS Lecturer Excellence Award from SAS Institute Sdn Bhd.