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Amman Day 1 Exploratory seminar on e-signatures for e-business in MENA

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Venue: 
Amman, Jordan

Amman  DAY 1 - South Mediterranean perspective

State of play of e-signature and trust services in the region

Welcome H.E. Dr Mohammad AL-TAANI, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners and CEO, TRC

Objectives of the seminar: M Gérard GALLER, Policy Officer, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Methodology of seminar: M Thierry PIETTE-COUDOL, Lawyer, Piette-Coudol Law Office, France

Session 1, Chair: H.E. Al- Ansari Al-Mashaqbah, Commissioner and in charge of Regulatory Dept., Telecommunication Regulatory Commission - TRC, Jordan

Setting the e-signature and trust services scene: regional status and perspectives

Regional view I M Mohammed AL-SHAWWA, Acting Research Manager, Arab Advisors Group, Jordan

Regional view II M Thibault de VALROGER, VP Strategy & Development, OpenTrust, France

Arab ICT Organization – AICTO PKI Forum, M Ramzi KHLIF, Head of International Cooperation and Partnership, National Digital Certification Agency - ANCE, Tunisia

Setting the e-signature scene: national status and perspectives (part 1):

Jordan, view from public sector M Aladdin DANDIS, Information Security Compliance Officer, Jordan eGovernment Program, Ministry of Information and Communications Technology - MoICT, Jordan

Jordan, view from private sector Ms Izdehar SAFARINI, Deputy CEO Technical, MEPS Middle East Payment Services Ltd, Jordan

Algeria, view from public sector M Hatem HOCINI, Head of Project Management Division, Ministry of Post and Information and Communication, Algeria

State of play in Egypt, view from private sector Judge Dr Mohamed EL-ALFY, Judge of the Court of Appeal, Chief of the Arab Association for E- Arbitration, Egypt

State of play in Israel M Amit ASHKENAZI, Head of the Legal Department, Law, Information and Technology Authority - ILITA, Israel (via Skype)

Session 2, Chair: Mr Martin SPÄT, Policy Officer, DG CONNECT, European Commission

State of play in Turkey Ms Hatice Merve BAŞ, Head of SSL Commission, Tübitak Bilgem, Turkey

Palestine, view from public sector M Tareq ZURBA, Head of Planning and System Analysis Section, Ministry of Telecommunications & Information Technology, Palestine

Tunisia, view from public sector M Ramzi KHLIF, Head of International Cooperation and Partnership, National Digital Certification Agency - ANCE, Tunisia

Tunisia, view from private sector M Baligh BELGACEM, General Manager, Otentic Software, Tunisia

Summary of e-signature and trust services trends in the region

Summary of previous presentations M Marc SEL, Director, PWC, Belgium

Moderators: M Cyril MURIE, Head of Convergence Unit, Agence nationale des titres sécurisés -ANTS, France and M Marc SEL, Director, PWC, Belgium

Panellists:

  • M Aladdin DANDIS, Information Security Compliance Officer, Jordan eGovernment Program, Min. of Information and Communications Technology 
  •  M Baligh BELGACEM, General Manager, Otentic Software, Tunisia
  • M Hatem HOCINI, Head of Project Management Division, Ministry of Post and Information and Communication, Algeria
  • M Ramzi KHLIF, Head of International Cooperation and Partnership, National Digital Certification Agency - ANCE, Tunisia

Link to Second Day agenda and presentation

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