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First Arab-African Interregional Standardization Forum (ISF) for Bridging the Standardization Gap with a focus on PKI for e-trust in the hyperconnected world    

Muscat, Oman, 11-12 December 2017 


Day 1, 11 December 2017

​08:30 - 09:30Registration
​09:30 - 10:00​Opening Ceremony
​10:00 - 10:30​Memorundum Signing Ceremony
​10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break & Group Photo
​11:00 - 12:00​​Session 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​            
​12:00 - 13:15 Session 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: Toni Eid, CEO & Founder, Telecom Review 
​13:15 - 14:00 ​Lunch Break
​14:00 - 14:30Session 3: E-trust & PKI State of the Art in the Arab Region
AICTO will present the “PKI & E-trust services in the Arab Region: AICTO's survey outcomes”

[ Presentation 1 I Presentation 2 ]

14:30- 15:00​​Wrap up & Closing

 *To be confirmed

Day 2, 12 December 2017

08:30 - 09:30Registration
​09:30 - 10:45​Panel 1: E-Certification & PKI implementation 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 enabled by the PKI implementation. Participants will also discuss legal and regulatory frameworks .

Moderator: Abdullah Albahrani, Director General, National Center, Oman [ Biography ]           
​10:45- 11:00Coffee Break
​11:00 - 12:00​​Panel 2: Challenges in tha adoption and the implementation of PKI infrastructure 
In this panel, spekaers will cover the main challenges related to the adoptiona dn implementation of PKI including technical aspects  leagl and regulatory frameworks including legal recognition of electronic /digital signature and formation of electronic contracts (affecting transactions both in public and private sector), content regulation, encryption and security.          

Moderator: Yahya Salim Alazri, Director of National Digital Certification Center (NDCC), Information Technology Authority, Oman  
                    [ Biography
​12:00 - 13:15 Round Table Discussion: Towards a fruitful Interregional cooperation in e-trust & Standardization 

Moderator: Xiaoya Yang, Counsellor, TSB, ITU            
​13:15 - 14:00 ​Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:30​Wrap up & Closing 

 *To be confirmed