Arif works as Assistant Professor at Singapore Institute of Technology. He teaches information systems and analytics related modules at the Design and Specialized Business Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology. Arif has worked in academia for more than a decade in several countries (e.g. Australia, Denmark and Singapore).
Prior to working in academia, Arif worked in the IT service and finance industry. He conducts research in the following areas: Data Science and Analytics, and Digital Technology Enablement. He has done industrial research and consultancy with Singaporean institutions and companies such as the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), RSM Singapore, Crowdo, PKF Singapore, and Baker Tilly Singapore. He has secured several industrial research grants from Singaporean companies in the areas of data analytics, fintech and blockchain.
He has solid experience in teaching information systems and analytics to executives and professionals. He conducted several workshops in Singapore, such as Data Analytics for professionals, Data Analytics and automation for accountants and Data Analytics for Lean Management. The workshops conducted were supported by the Singapore SkillsFuture professional development and retraining program. He has successfully trained more than 100 professionals in Singapore from organizations such as Ministry of Defense, Singapore; Intellectual Property Office Singapore; PSA International Pte Ltd; Hewlett Packard, Inc; Deloitte & Touche, LLP; PKF-CAP LLP; Mizuho Bank; Ubisoft Singapore Pte. Ltd; CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd; Surbana Jurong Consultants Pte. Ltd; Baxter Healthcare SA Singapore Branch; Mandarin Orchard Singapore; Continental Automotive Singapore Pte. Ltd; St. Luke's Hospital; National University Hospital; Mount Alvernia Hospital; and ALARP Process Safety Solutions Pte. Ltd.
His research appears in several information systems journals such as Information & Management, Behavior & Information Technology, Journal of Information Systems, and Telematics and informatics. He has presented his research in various workshops and conferences on primary accounting, accounting information systems and mainstream information systems.