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” The First Interregional Standardization Forum for PKI and eTrust “

 “Towards Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG) in the Hyper-connected world”

Venue: Conference Hall, Public Authority for Civil Aviation – Muscat – Sultanate of Oman  
Date: 11/12 December 2017

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Since the role of the Arab ICT Organization (AICTO) revolves around the exchange and share of knowledge in the ICT field between its members from the Arab region and with the potential stakeholders worldwide while keeping up with the digital transformation and innovation, and in order to strengthen the interregional connections and joint work, the “First Interregional Standardization Forum for PKI and eTrust” – “Towards Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG) in the Hper-Connectd world” has been scheduled.

The Arab ICT Organization Organized this high level Interregional forum under the high patronage of HE/Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Salem Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport & Communications‎ – Sultanate of Oman, in partnership with the Omani Information Technology Authority (ITA) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and in close collaboration with the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and the Tunisian Digital Certification Agency, within the scope of its Strategy 2017-2020 and Action Plan for 2017, namely its regional project : “Arab-African e-Certification Authorities Forum” (AAECA-Forum).

Objectives :

The forum aims at :

  • Opening high level Interregional dialogue about e-trust services and the key role of national e-certification authorities in building trustworthy digital societies.
  • Paving the way towards the interoperability and mutual recognition of e-trust services
  • Boosting the interregional cooperation in field of e-trust to coordinate efforts and come up with technical solutions and regulatory approaches to combat the growth of fraud and cyber threats…

The forum was concluded by Muscut Declaration “Arab-African declaration: E-certification basic pillar for the digital Economies”. The forum will also be the occasion for the official launch of the “Arab-African e-certification authorities Network” AAECA-Net.

Participation in the forum:

The delegates for the forum will include high level governments officials, (Ministers, Secretaries of State, decision makers) representing Ministries of Communication and Information Technologies, e-certification authorities, National Standards Bodies, IoT solutions & services providers in Arab and African regions and the rest of the world.

  • Agenda
  • Practical Information
Agenda

Day One: 11 December 2017
08:30 – 09:30 Registration and Networking
09:30 – 10:00 Official opening
National Anthem
Welcome Opening

  • HE/Mr. Hammad Bin Salim Al Rawahi
    CEO of Telecommunications Regulatory Authority -Sultanate of Oman
  • HE/Mr. Chaesub LEE
    TSB Director – International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • HE/Mr. Soumaila Abdoulkarim
    Secretary-General – African Telecommunication Union (ATU)
  • HE/Eng. Mohamed Ben Amor
    Secretary-General – Arab ICT Organization (AICTO)

10:00 – 10:30 Official launching of the “Arab-African e-certification authorities Network” AAECA-Forum

  • Launching of the “Arab-African e-Certification Authorities Forum”
  • Mr. Yahya Salim Alazri
    Director of National Digital Certification Center (NDCC), Information Technology Authority – Oman
  • ITU-T –AICTO BSG MoU Signature

10:30 – 11:00 Group Photo & Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:45 Panel-1 : Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG)
The main objective of this session is to provide an open forum for debating and exchanging views on a number of standardization topics under discussion at ITU-T and to highlight activities related to Bridging the Standardization Gap (BSG) Programme.

  • Dr. Bilel Jammousi
    Chief, Study Groups Department, ITU-T
  • Mr. Amine Mcharek
    Programme Coordinator, BSG, ITU

BSG Talks on regional standardization priorities

  • Mrs. Wala Latrous, CERT, Tunisia
  • Mr. Ahmed Osmar Omar, Ministry of Communications, Djibouti
  • Mrs. Khattry Soultana, Regulation Authority, Mauritania
  • Mr. Erathi Yousef, Regulation Authority, Palestine

11:45 – 13:00 Panel-2 : eTrust in the hyper-connected world

The main objective of this session is to discuss trust in the digital world and will cover latest trends (IoT, Big Data and Cloud Computing etc.), security requirements and enabling technologies (PKI, Blockchain etc.).

Moderator: Mr. Toni Eid | CEO & Founder – Telecom Review
Speakers:

  • Dr. David W. Kravitz
    Vice President – Crypto Systems Research DarkMatter – UAE
    “Reputation-fortified E-trust: Blockchain, PKI and IoT”
  • Dr. Baek Jonghyun
    Manager of Korea Certification Authority Center in KISA(KCAC)
    ” The status of Korea PKI “
  • Dott. Jassine Boulkheir
    International Sales and Marketing Manager – Bit4ID – Italy
    “DigitalDNA key, Mobile PKI Digital Identity scenery”
  • Mr. Alban Feraud
    Standardization Director – IDEMIA – Duabi – UAE
    “lesson learnt from eIDAS : key success & limits”

 13:00 – 14:00 E-trust & PKI State of the Art in the Arab Region

  • Eng. Sami Trimech
    Strategic planning and development Director – AICTO
  • Mrs. Nada Laabidi
    Senior Expert – Project Manager – AICTO
    “PKI & E-trust services in the Arab Region: AICTO’s survey outcomes”

14:00 Lunch

Day Two: 12 December 2017

09:00 – 10:30 Panel 3 : “E-Certification & PKI deployment in the Arab & African Regions”

In this session national certification authorities and regulators from the Arab and African Regions will introduce their respective experiences and discuss the opportunities for PKI implementation. Participants will present their success factors and how they can help other countries in their PKI deployment through the expertise they have acquired.
Talks will cover both PKI technical and regulatory frameworks aspects

Moderator: Mr. Abdullah Albahrani – Oman
Speakers:

  • Mr. Yahya Salim Alazri
    Director of National Digital Certification Center (NDCC) – Oman
    “Oman National PKI and the Success Factors”
  • Mr. Anis Djemel
    National Digital Certification Agency – Tunisia(NDCA-Tunisia)
    “E-Certification role in providing trust and security for e-transactions”
  • Dr. Ibrahim Mustafa
    Technical Delivery Manager – ESCC – ITIDA – Egypt
    “Egyptian E-Signature Infrastructure”

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00 Panel 4 : Challenges facing Arab & Africans countries in PKI adoption & implementation

This panel will discuss the challenges facing Arab & African countries in PKI adoption & implementation. The focus will be on the luck of legal and regulatory frameworks and the need to address issues such as legal recognition of e-signature and formation of electronic contracts (affecting transactions both in public and private sector), ….
The participants are invited to present the state of the art in their countries and to discuss how the AAECA-Forum could support future collaboration.

Moderator:
Mr. Yahya Salim Alazri
Director of National Digital Certification Center (NDCC), Information Technology Authority – Oman
Speakers:

  • Mrs. Halah Al-Rubaye
    Ministry of Telecommunication – Iraq
  • Mrs. Soultana Khattry
    Reglulation Authority – Mauritania
  • Mrs. Manel Abdelkader
    Senior Expert PKI -Tunisia
  • Mr. Youssef Ertahi
    Ministry of Telecom and Information Technology – Palestine

 12:00 – 13:00 Round Table : “Towards a fruitful Interregional cooperation in e-trust & Standardization”

Topics to discuss:

  • Towards an effective and fruitful Arab-African cooperation
  • Setting up a Multistakeholder model for the Interregional collaboration
  • Development of an Arab African strategy to achieve the mutual recognition
  • Cooperation between relevant parties
  • National needs and possible solutions in both regions
  • Bridging the standardization Gap
  • Best practices and lessons learned at the international level

Moderator: Mrs. Xiaoya Yang – Counsellor, TSB, ITU
Speakers:

  • Mr. Abdelmajed Sadeg
    DG- National Authority for Digital Certification, Sudan
  • Mr. Djibrilla Ballo
    African Telecommunication Union (ATU)
  • Mrs. Wala Latrous
    CERT, Tunisia
  • Mrs. Nada Laabidi
    Project Manager – Arab ICT Organization (AICTO)

13:00 – 14:00 Wrap up and way forward

  • Closing remarks and recommendations
  • Declaration: Declaration of Muscat: “PKI basic pillar for Arab & Regional Digital Economies”

14:00 Lunch

For any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us :

  • Contact person : Eng. Sami Trimech (AICTO)
  • E-mail : s.trimech@aicto.org

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