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Joint ITU, Probe IT, CERT Workshop on the Internet of Things
Hammamet, Tunisia, 18 September 2012 Contact:
Internet of Things is seen as one of the most promising area for Africa as it involves many easy to deploy and affordable technologies which can address important technological and societal challenges in various sectors, including e-health, water management, energy, transport, etc..
The workshop will give the status of IoT studies and deployment worldwide, will present some real use cases and the international standardization efforts. In addition it will explore how Africa can take full benefit of this major trend for addressing some of its important challenges.
18 September 2012
14:00 - 14:10

Opening remarks:

  • Rached Hamza, General Manger, CERT
14:10 - 14:40

Session 1: What IoT applications to address African challenges

Session objectives: This session will give an overview of IoT applications and related technologies, e.g., machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and ubiquitous sensor networks (USN), which are or may be deployed in Africa and worldwide

Moderator: Hend Ben Hadji, CERT


  • Rached Hamza, General Manger, CERT
  • Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, ITU-T Study Group Department, ITU
14:40 - 16:00

Session 2: IoT successful business cases

Session objectives: This session will discuss international experiences in this field. Some concrete IoT use cases, which are successfully implemented in Europe and Africa will be presented.

Moderator: Philippe Cousin


  • David Garcés, TST, Spain, IoT for smart cities and Harbors
  • Olivier Hersent,  Actility, France, IoT for Smart Energy
  • Pedro Malo, Uninova , Portugal IoT for the last-mile of the  supply- chain: smart-kitchen
  • Imed Ammar, Cynapsis, Tunisia, IoT at Home
  • Anis Youssef, Telnet, Tunisia, IoT for e-Health
  • Louis Coetze, CSIR Meraka, South Africa, IoT platform for Africa
16:00 - 16:30​ Coffee break
16:30 - 17:00

Session 3: IoT for Africa in the global context

Session objectives: This session will present worldwide challenges to enable IoT deployment worldwide and particularly in Africa. The need for international standards to achieve global interoperability will be discussed and current standardization efforts presented.

Moderator: Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, ITU-T Study Group Department, ITU


  • Bilel Jamoussi, Chief, ITU-T Study Group Department, ITU
  • Philippe Cousin, Probe-IT project Manager
17:00 - 17:30

Session 4: Panel

Session objectives: The panel is intended as an open and very interactive discussion with the workshop audience. The steps that Africa should take to successfully deploy IoT will be explored and discussed.

Moderator: Philippe Cousin

​17:30 - 17:45

Closing remarks:

  • Mongi Marzouk, Minister of Information and Communication and Technologies