Invited speakers


Digital Transformation in Big French Companies

After a career in IT services and IS consulting, including 10 years at Deloitte in the IS governance and security fields, Hubert joined Groupement des Mousquetaires in 2009 (one of the top 15 groups in France, with 146 000 people, 40 B€ turnover, operating in the retail and food processing industries). He started as business consulting director and was group CIO and CEO of the IT subsidiaries when he left the group in early 2017. Besides that, he was heavily involved in professional IS associations, as vice-president of AFAI (ISACA's French chapter), administrator of Ae-SCM (French eSourcing Capability Model association) and a member of CIGREF (IS club for big French companies). He contributed to 6 books on IS topics, lectured in more than 80 conferences and taught in several universities and engineering schools during the last 20 years.

Hubert will share his operational experience on digital transformation in big French companies, with a focus on the governance issues and the use of data.

He will present his views on the stakes and the current issues of digital transformation, the stakeholders and the decision models implied by their role in a company, and quickly outline a framework for digital transformation governance derived from COBIT v5.

He will provide his experience feedback on digital transformation inside Groupement des Mousquetaires, and the different steps it took in the last five years, with both failures and successes.

Finally, he will drill down on the specific issues of data governance, architecture and processing in digital transformation, with a constant focus on value creation. 


Mohamed JMAIEL
Strategic development plan of the digital research center of Sfax

Mohamed JMAIEL obtained his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Berlin in 1996. He became full Professor in Computer Science at the National School of Engineers of Sfax (Tunisia) in January 2009.

His current research areas include formal methods in model-driven development, self-adaptive and pervasive distributed systems, and autonomic middleware. He conducted many research projects and published more than 150 regular and invited papers in international conferences and journals, and has co-edited four conferences proceedings and three journals special issues on these subjects. He organized and co-chaired the program committees of many international conferences, like CRiSIS’2009, NOTERE’2010, OPODIS’2010, WETICE’2013, VECOS’2016, and ESBM'2017. He was director of the National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), from 2011 to 2014.

Currently, he is general director of the digital research center at the Technopark of Sfax. More details are available on his home page: 

The talk will present the strategic development plan of the digital research center of Sfax. It begins with presenting the mission of the research center as well as its objectives with respect to digital trends at the international level as well as at the national level. 

Thereafter, the talk will detail the strategic vision and the development approach elaborated in order to accomplish these objectives. The research axes as well as the main research projects will be presented in more details. The talk will conclude with the intended results within the next four years.