Guest Speakers

Publié le 06/03/2020 à 13:29:00

Guest Speakers for SIIE'2019:

General program of SIIE'2019 in the Multi-Conference OCTA in Feb. 6-7-8, 2020 ALECSO Tunis:

    • With the integration of the 4 scientific programs of SIIE’2019, ISKO-Maghreb’2019, CITED’2019 and TBMS’2019:  Scientific Program_OCTA 2020.
    • Keynotes speakers:

Lamia ABED JILANI, University of Tunis (ISG), Tunisia.   »Knowledge Intensive Explorative Business Processes: Towards Smarter Services ».

Ilham KALLEL, University of Sfax (ISIMS), Tunisia.  »Education 4.0: How can Educators meet Industry 4.0 and today’s Learners? ».

Dr. Cheikh LO, Agence Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique Appliquée.(ANRSA, Sénégal).  »LA RECHERCHE APPLIQUEE AU SENEGAL : PERSPECTIVES ».

Souad KAMMOUN-CHOUK, University of Manouba (ESC), Tunisia.  »The future of Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management at the era of Big Data ».

Mohand-Tahar KECHADI, University College Dublin, Dublin (UCD).  »Privacy-Preserving Big Data Analytics ».



Guest Speakers for SIIE'2017:

        ·        Keynotes for Conferences & Tutorials:


Klaus Solberg Søilen (Halmstad University, Sweden)

Henda Ben Ghezala (ENSI, University of la Manouba, Tunisia)

Jamel Ouenniche (Business School of the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Nicolas Glady (ESSEC Business School, France)

Jonathan CALOF (Telfer School of Management – University of Ottawa, Canada)

   ·        CIO for Industrial Panels:


Mohamed SAAD (CIO of SEVAM - Moroccan Arab Bank, Morocco)

Chafik SABIRY (Information & Technologies Services, France)

Talk Information & Presentations in SIIE'2017:

Keynote Bio:


Pr. Klaus Solberg Søilen, after studying economics and political science, worked as an auditor at KPMG in Oslo. From the company, he received a scholarship which enabled him to write, in Germany, on a part-time basis, his doctoral thesis on economics. The thesis is about industrial espionage. Klaus Solberg Søilen has previously worked at the Copenhagen Business School and Blekinge Institute of Technology.

At Blekinge Institute of Technology, he both set up and was the first head of the MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme. Dr.Klaus Solberg Søilen has been a visiting research fellow at CEIBS in Shanghai and at Stanford in California. He became senior lecturer in 2011 and has been appointed since 2014 as professor at Halmstad University, Sweden.


Pr. Henda Hajjami Ben Ghezala was president of the University of Manouba (2008-2011) and the CEO of the Computing Center El Khawarizmi (2000-2008).

Currently, she is a full professor at national school of computer sciences (ENSI Tunis) and director of the software engineering, distributed applications, decision systems and intelligent imaging research laboratory (RIADI-GDL).


Pr. Nicolas Glady is doctor in econometrics, Professor at ESSEC Business School, the Accenture Strategic Business Analytics Chair holder and the Director of the Center for Digital Business. He teaches Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy and Big Data Analytics in the Master in Management, the PhD program and in Executive Education.

His expertise covers the different aspects of Market Segmentation, Pricing, Customer Value Analysis, Network and Social Media Analysis, Big Data and the impact of Digital Transformations in general. His research work has been published in Management Science, the International Journal of Research in Marketing and the Journal of Service Research among others, and in managerial journals such as Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post, Slate, les Echos, etc

He has been advising companies of different sectors on these topics: bank and insurance, telecom, FMCG, distribution, pharmaceutics, and others. He has been identified as one of the best 40 under 40 B-school professors in the world by the journal Poets&Quants.


Pr. Jamal Ouenniche is Reader in Management Science at the Business School of the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, and Head of the Management Science and Business Economics group. He holds BSc. in Mathematics and MSc. in Operational Research from the University of Montreal (Canada), and PhD in Operations Management from Laval University (Quebec, Canada). His research portfolio encompasses a broad range of applications and a variety of research methodologies in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and tackles important managerial issues in energy, manufacturing, transport, banking, and public sector policy. Some of his research is concerned with methodological contributions to the fields of optimization, artificial intelligence, data envelopment analysis, and forecasting. He acts as a referee for over 20 academic journals, several international conferences, and 3 funding bodies; namely, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), and the Czech Science Foundation (GACR).

He is also a member of the Editorial Board of eight academic journals and is an associate editor of Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications. His research is published in Operations Research; European Journal of Operational Research; Computers and Operations Research; Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications; International Journal of Production Economics; International Journal of Production Research; Expert Systems with Applications; International Review of Financial Analysis; Applied Financial Economics; Applied Economics Letters; Energy Economics; Applied Energy; and The Journal of Developing Areas, amongst others.


Pr. Jonathan CALOF is recognized as one of the leaders in intelligence and business insight. An associate professor of International Business and Strategy at the Telfer School of Management at University of Ottawa, Dr. Calof combines research and consulting in competitive intelligence, technical foresight and management insight in the creation of the Universities management insight program. As well, he is a Board member for CASIS (Canadian Association of Security and Intelligence Studies and is also co-director of the Foresight Synergy Network.

Jonathan has given over 1000 speeches, seminars and keynote addresses around the world on intelligence and insight and has helped several companies and government agencies around the world enhance their intelligence capabilities. In recognition of his contribution to the competitive intelligence field, Jonathan was presented with Frost and Sullivan’s life time achievement award and was made a Fellow of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals. He has also named Honorary Professor at Yunnan Normal University in China. He was appointed to the advisory board for the Russian Foresight Nanotechnology Committee and also was made an honorary member of the Russian Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals. In Morocco he was recently appointed to the board of advisors for the newly created Centre en Intelligence Economique et Management Stratégique(CIE'MS/Center for Competitive Intelligence and Strategic Management.


Panel Bio:


Mohamed Saad is an IT Best practices Evangelist; Former CIO of SEVAM (glass packaging company : ), Moroccan Arab Bank branch  ( ; he started as a Project Manager in the Wafabank IT company where he was in charge of Wafa Assurance IT systems implementation, then involved in Wafabank capital market reform.

Currently he is the Casablanca Stock Exchange CIO; he hold an IT engineering bachelor from INSEA, and also MBA, CISA, ITIL, ISO 27 001 LA, PMP, CRISC, DCIE, DCIS, DCES certified.

President of AUSIM (Association des Utilisateurs des Systèmes d’Information au Maroc ), Past President of MIT-Gov: Moroccan IT Governance Association (Moroccan ISACA Chapter under construction); PMI and ISACA member. He published many papers related to IT topics; IT projects Return on investments, IT Governance, IT best practices, CIO role, Big Data and Predictive Analysis.

Visitor Professor in local and International Universities.


Chafik SABIRY, my Personal Brand : I am a leader who loves to peer over the horizon. I derive a jolt of energy whenever a new idea occurs, as I feel comfortable in dynamic situations. I bring value by creating alternative ways to proceed and I find it easy to put the thoughts into words. Even more, I work hard with a selected team of talents to implement them and ultimately strive for excellence. My Signature Themes (GALLUP Strenghts Finder) : Futuristic; Maximizer; Relator; Arranger; Ideation.

My Profile : - Passionate about Entrepreneurship - Business Developer and "Grower", skilled to launch new activities from scratch and drive effective execution of the Business Plan ; - Big believer that Giving Back is key to Economic development and sustainable wealth - very much involved in coaching / mentoring young entrepreneurs and startUps ; - A General Manager capable of scaling up and leading companies with thousands of employees; - Strong leadership ; - Experienced Speaker - Business model, Leadership, Strategy and Vision, Ideation, Revenue Generation


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