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Chaima BouhlelConsultant to civil society organizations in the fields of decentralization and governance

Currently an independent consultant to civil society organizations in the fields of decentralization and governance, Chaima Bouhlelhad previously taken part of Barr Al Aman's team, in September 2017, as director of programs, and co-host of a weekly show on the National Radio, that focuses on evaluating public policy since 2016.
Chaima was previously a member of Albawsala's team since 2014, when she joined to launch and lead Marsad Baladia, an observatory that monitors municipalities across the country. She was elected as president of Al Bawsala in October 2016, and continued to lead the organization until August 2017.
Prior to joining the Albawsala team, Chaima worked in the micro finance sector, and in building the capacity of journalists in post-revolutionary Tunisia.
Chaima obtained her B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a secondary degree in Government, from Harvard University.

Chaima BouhlelConsultant to civil society organizations in the fields of decentralization and governance

Currently an independent consultant to civil society organizations in the fields of decentralization and governance, Chaima Bouhlelhad previously taken part of Barr Al Aman's team, in September 2017, as director of programs, and co-host of a weekly show on the National Radio, that focuses on evaluating public policy since 2016.
Chaima was previously a member of Albawsala's team since 2014, when she joined to launch and lead Marsad Baladia, an observatory that monitors municipalities across the country. She was elected as president of Al Bawsala in October 2016, and continued to lead the organization until August 2017.
Prior to joining the Albawsala team, Chaima worked in the micro finance sector, and in building the capacity of journalists in post-revolutionary Tunisia.
Chaima obtained her B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a secondary degree in Government, from Harvard University.

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Who’s Speaking

Naouel Ben ZinaPresident PMI Tunisia Chapter

Naouel BEN ZINA holds an engineering degree diploma from the “Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie”. During her 19 years of experience, mostly within multinational companies in Information Technology field, she has taken different positions including Project Management roles eg. Project, Program, Portfolio Manager and Head of PMO & Quality System. She has an extensive experience in managing large and complex programs, leading cross functional teams based in Europe and North Africa.
Naouel is PMP® certified since 2011. She joined the PMI Tunisia chapter as a volunteer during the launch event organization in 2017. She was appointed VP Communications on June 2017and then elected Chapter President on January 2019

Naouel Ben ZinaPresident PMI Tunisia Chapter

Naouel BEN ZINA holds an engineering degree diploma from the “Ecole Polytechnique de Tunisie”. During her 19 years of experience, mostly within multinational companies in Information Technology field, she has taken different positions including Project Management roles eg. Project, Program, Portfolio Manager and Head of PMO & Quality System. She has an extensive experience in managing large and complex programs, leading cross functional teams based in Europe and North Africa.
Naouel is PMP® certified since 2011. She joined the PMI Tunisia chapter as a volunteer during the launch event organization in 2017. She was appointed VP Communications on June 2017and then elected Chapter President on January 2019

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Antonio Nietro RodriguezDirector Head of Project Management Office - GSK

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the world’s leading champion of Project Management and Strategy Implementation.
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the global champion of project management. He has transformed project management into one of the central issues on every CEO’s 2030 agenda. He is the creator of concepts such as the “Hierarchy of Purpose” featured by Harvard Business Review, or the “Project Economy“; which argues that Projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.
Antonio’s research and global impact in modern management has been recognized by Thinkers50 with the prestigious award “Ideas into Practice” and is ranked #17 in the global gurus Top 30 list. He is part of Marshall Goldsmith 100 coaches.

Antonio Nietro RodriguezDirector Head of Project Management Office - GSK

Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the world’s leading champion of Project Management and Strategy Implementation.
Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez is the global champion of project management. He has transformed project management into one of the central issues on every CEO’s 2030 agenda. He is the creator of concepts such as the “Hierarchy of Purpose” featured by Harvard Business Review, or the “Project Economy“; which argues that Projects are the lingua franca of the business and personal worlds from the C-suite to managing your career or relationships.
Antonio’s research and global impact in modern management has been recognized by Thinkers50 with the prestigious award “Ideas into Practice” and is ranked #17 in the global gurus Top 30 list. He is part of Marshall Goldsmith 100 coaches.

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Dr. Saadi AdraFounder and CEO of ADVISORS - PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, EVP, OPM3 Recipient of PMIEF 2016 Snyder Award

Dr. Saadi Adra, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, EVP, OPM3
Recipient of PMIEF 2016 Snyder Award
Founder and CEO of ADVISORS

Dr. Adra is a PMO expert par excellence, international speaker, author and thought leader with 28 years of consulting experience in Strategy Enablement and Management Consultancy in more than 15 countries. He has sponsored, directed and led PMO imitation and consulting Projects in several industries like Oil & Gas, Government, Education, Holding, Engineering, Telecom and Power. Dr. Adra had a PhD in Project and Programme Management from SKEMA, with several innovative contributions, such as The Ten Structures of Organizational Excellence, The Integrated Life Cycle Management Framework, The Process Governance Matrix, The Capacity Development Office, in addition to numerous advancements in Program and Portfolio Management. He established several project management post graduate diplomas with leading international organizations and developed capacity building programs in several countries. ADVISORS is Global PMI-REP.
Few years ago, Dr. Ramla decided to go back to Tunisia to co-found MASS Analytics and become its CEO. MASS Analytics is now among the most promising startups in Tunisia as it works on Marketing Effectiveness Measurement using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques. MASS Analytics is now selling its end-to-end Marketing Mix Modelling software to over 18 big brands worldwide.

Dr. Saadi AdraFounder and CEO of ADVISORS - PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, EVP, OPM3 Recipient of PMIEF 2016 Snyder Award

Dr. Saadi Adra, PfMP, PgMP, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, EVP, OPM3
Recipient of PMIEF 2016 Snyder Award
Founder and CEO of ADVISORS

Dr. Adra is a PMO expert par excellence, international speaker, author and thought leader with 28 years of consulting experience in Strategy Enablement and Management Consultancy in more than 15 countries. He has sponsored, directed and led PMO imitation and consulting Projects in several industries like Oil & Gas, Government, Education, Holding, Engineering, Telecom and Power. Dr. Adra had a PhD in Project and Programme Management from SKEMA, with several innovative contributions, such as The Ten Structures of Organizational Excellence, The Integrated Life Cycle Management Framework, The Process Governance Matrix, The Capacity Development Office, in addition to numerous advancements in Program and Portfolio Management. He established several project management post graduate diplomas with leading international organizations and developed capacity building programs in several countries. ADVISORS is Global PMI-REP.
Few years ago, Dr. Ramla decided to go back to Tunisia to co-found MASS Analytics and become its CEO. MASS Analytics is now among the most promising startups in Tunisia as it works on Marketing Effectiveness Measurement using Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence techniques. MASS Analytics is now selling its end-to-end Marketing Mix Modelling software to over 18 big brands worldwide.

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Tahirou AssaneChief Executive Officer at FOGAIZE;Director of Operations - BRIGHTLINE

Tahirou Assane Oumarou has over 15 years of experience in leadership roles, civil engineering, strategy, transformation, and project management. As Director of Operations of the Brightline Initiative, Tahirou oversees the activities under the three benefit pillars of thought and practice leadership, networking, and capability building. From 2013 to 2017, Tahirou worked as the deputy director of infrastructure andproject management group in the United Nations Office for Project Services supporting the successful implementation of peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. Prior to the United Nations, Tahirou was a senior project manager with the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario where he provided technical capabilities and expertise to ensure excellence in the delivery of complex highway projects with multi-disciplinary teams.

Tahirou AssaneChief Executive Officer at FOGAIZE;Director of Operations - BRIGHTLINE

Tahirou Assane Oumarou has over 15 years of experience in leadership roles, civil engineering, strategy, transformation, and project management. As Director of Operations of the Brightline Initiative, Tahirou oversees the activities under the three benefit pillars of thought and practice leadership, networking, and capability building. From 2013 to 2017, Tahirou worked as the deputy director of infrastructure andproject management group in the United Nations Office for Project Services supporting the successful implementation of peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. Prior to the United Nations, Tahirou was a senior project manager with the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario where he provided technical capabilities and expertise to ensure excellence in the delivery of complex highway projects with multi-disciplinary teams.

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Scott Ambler Vice President - Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project - PMI

As of August 2019 I am the Vice President and Chief Scientist for Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. I have written several books, articles, and white papers. I co-created with Mark Lines Disciplined Agile (DA), led the development of both the Agile Modeling and Agile Data methods, and led the development of the Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) (TM). I am a speaker at a wide variety of conferences world wide and am often asked to deliver conference keynote speeches as well as give internal presentations at organizations.

I tweet my thoughts and observations about software development and write columns and/or articles for several publications. I maintain, and am active on, several mailing lists and my PMI Disciplined Agile Applied blog. The PMI Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit I am the co-creator of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit with Mark Lines. Mark and I are both Vice Presidents at PMI where he is responsible overall for the DA offering and I am the Chief Scientist leading its development. The goal of the DA tool kit is to provide a foundation for business agility across your organization
I am the practice leader behind the Agile Modeling methodology. The AM method was first proposed in 2001 and the first full version was captured in the Agile Modeling book based on the input of several hundred people in method workshops and via the web. I am the author of the books Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, and The Object Primer 3/e all of which describe AM in detail. The book The Elements of UML 2.0 Style summarized AM too. Agile Modeling techniques are an important part of the DA toolkit.
I have helped clients adopt evolutionary and/or agile techniques for doing data-oriented activities. I've written about these techniques in the Jolt Productivity award winning books Refactoring Databases and Agile Database Techniques as well as in Disciplined Agile Delivery and The Object Primer 3/e. Agile Data techniques are an important part of the DA toolkit.

Scott Ambler Vice President - Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project - PMI

As of August 2019 I am the Vice President and Chief Scientist for Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. I have written several books, articles, and white papers. I co-created with Mark Lines Disciplined Agile (DA), led the development of both the Agile Modeling and Agile Data methods, and led the development of the Enterprise Unified Process (EUP) (TM). I am a speaker at a wide variety of conferences world wide and am often asked to deliver conference keynote speeches as well as give internal presentations at organizations.

I tweet my thoughts and observations about software development and write columns and/or articles for several publications. I maintain, and am active on, several mailing lists and my PMI Disciplined Agile Applied blog. The PMI Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit I am the co-creator of the Disciplined Agile (DA) tool kit with Mark Lines. Mark and I are both Vice Presidents at PMI where he is responsible overall for the DA offering and I am the Chief Scientist leading its development. The goal of the DA tool kit is to provide a foundation for business agility across your organization
I am the practice leader behind the Agile Modeling methodology. The AM method was first proposed in 2001 and the first full version was captured in the Agile Modeling book based on the input of several hundred people in method workshops and via the web. I am the author of the books Agile Modeling, Agile Database Techniques, and The Object Primer 3/e all of which describe AM in detail. The book The Elements of UML 2.0 Style summarized AM too. Agile Modeling techniques are an important part of the DA toolkit.
I have helped clients adopt evolutionary and/or agile techniques for doing data-oriented activities. I've written about these techniques in the Jolt Productivity award winning books Refactoring Databases and Agile Database Techniques as well as in Disciplined Agile Delivery and The Object Primer 3/e. Agile Data techniques are an important part of the DA toolkit.

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Amel KarboulCEO - The Education Outcomes Fund

Dr. Amel Karboul is a social entrepreneur, chairwoman, author and politician. She is passionate about nurturing a new generation of responsible leaders and building bridges between the private, public sector and civil society to solve today’s global challenges. Master’s with honors in Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of technology (KIT), Germany; Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring, Oxford Brookes University, UK. Held leadership roles in Mercedes-Benz, DaimlerChrysler; senior consultant roles at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg and as Secretary-General of the Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF). Quickly became known as an award winning executive coach, published author and a trusted advisor for CEO’s of global organizations as well as family owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Visiting professor at DukeCE; member of the Global Diplomacy Lab; advisory board member of CLP, WTFL and GBCEd. She was until Feb 2015 Minister of Tourism in the Tunisian transition government that has been appointed after the successful quartet negotiations (Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2015) and nominated as one of 10 leading young African politicians. She published her book Coffin Corner; outlining a new leadership culture suited to the complexity and dynamics of the 21st century! She is a true advocate for believing that quality education is possible for everyone. Please watch her TED talk on the learning generation here.

Amel KarboulCEO - The Education Outcomes Fund

Dr. Amel Karboul is a social entrepreneur, chairwoman, author and politician. She is passionate about nurturing a new generation of responsible leaders and building bridges between the private, public sector and civil society to solve today’s global challenges. Master’s with honors in Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of technology (KIT), Germany; Doctorate in Coaching and Mentoring, Oxford Brookes University, UK. Held leadership roles in Mercedes-Benz, DaimlerChrysler; senior consultant roles at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg and as Secretary-General of the Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF). Quickly became known as an award winning executive coach, published author and a trusted advisor for CEO’s of global organizations as well as family owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Visiting professor at DukeCE; member of the Global Diplomacy Lab; advisory board member of CLP, WTFL and GBCEd. She was until Feb 2015 Minister of Tourism in the Tunisian transition government that has been appointed after the successful quartet negotiations (Nobel Peace Prize Winners 2015) and nominated as one of 10 leading young African politicians. She published her book Coffin Corner; outlining a new leadership culture suited to the complexity and dynamics of the 21st century! She is a true advocate for believing that quality education is possible for everyone. Please watch her TED talk on the learning generation here.

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Al Shalloway Director, Thought Leadership for Agile at Scale Programs - PMI

Alan Shalloway is an industry thought leader, a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide, a trainer, and a coach in the areas of lean software development, the lean-agile connection, Scrum, agile architecture, and using design patterns in agile environments. Alan is the primary author of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design and Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility. // Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 40 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas. Al is a SAFe Program Consultant. He was the co-founder of Lean Kanban University and the Lean Systems Society of which he is a former board member. Al has developed training and coaching methods for Lean-Agile that have helped Net Objectives' clients achieve long-term, sustainable productivity gains. He is a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide. Al is the primary author of Design Patterns Explained, Essential Skills for the Agile Developer, Lean-Agile Software Development, the Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams, and The Leanban Primer. Al has worked in dozens of industries over his career. He has a Masters in Computer Science from M.I.T. and a Masters in Mathematics from Emory University.

Al Shalloway Director, Thought Leadership for Agile at Scale Programs - PMI

Alan Shalloway is an industry thought leader, a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide, a trainer, and a coach in the areas of lean software development, the lean-agile connection, Scrum, agile architecture, and using design patterns in agile environments. Alan is the primary author of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design and Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility. // Al Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With over 40 years of experience, Al is an industry thought leader in Lean, Kanban, product portfolio management, SAFe, Scrum and agile design. He helps companies transition to Lean and Agile methods enterprise-wide as well teaches courses in these areas. Al is a SAFe Program Consultant. He was the co-founder of Lean Kanban University and the Lean Systems Society of which he is a former board member. Al has developed training and coaching methods for Lean-Agile that have helped Net Objectives' clients achieve long-term, sustainable productivity gains. He is a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide. Al is the primary author of Design Patterns Explained, Essential Skills for the Agile Developer, Lean-Agile Software Development, the Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams, and The Leanban Primer. Al has worked in dozens of industries over his career. He has a Masters in Computer Science from M.I.T. and a Masters in Mathematics from Emory University.

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Amine KerkeniHead of Engineering - InstaDeep

Amine Kerkeni is the head of engineering at InstaDeep, where he leads two research projects applying the latest advancements in natural language processing (NLP). He leads software engineering teams in various industries, including semiconductor, consumer electronics, and investment. Amine’s areas of expertise include computer vision, predictive analytics, NLP, and combinatorial optimizations. He holds a master’s of engineering in computer science and a master’s of business administration.

Amine KerkeniHead of Engineering - InstaDeep

Amine Kerkeni is the head of engineering at InstaDeep, where he leads two research projects applying the latest advancements in natural language processing (NLP). He leads software engineering teams in various industries, including semiconductor, consumer electronics, and investment. Amine’s areas of expertise include computer vision, predictive analytics, NLP, and combinatorial optimizations. He holds a master’s of engineering in computer science and a master’s of business administration.

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Marouane HAMMAMISenior IT Project Manager And Resource Manager

“Thank you very much PMI Tunisia for your considerable help and your very effective contribution to this achievement.”

Naouel BEN ZINA
Naouel BEN ZINASenior Program Manager

“I would like to thank PMI Tunisia team to conclude this partnership with Medsirat.
All the best .”

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Asma AZAZAData Analyst Statistician Engineer

“It would have been great to be among you, fellow PMI Tunisia members.
I am looking forward to see you soon in the coming events.”

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Tarek Chelaifa ‎Program Manager

“Thanks PMI Tunisia for your great support !”



Event Program

08:30 Arrival of Participants - NetworkingRegistration Area
08:50 Safety Moment Mehdi Sahli -Safran Tunisie HSE Director
09:00 Opening Session Radhi Meddeb -Comete Engineering Board President
09:30 Welcome Address - Introducing PMI Tunisia Chapter Naouel Ben Zina - PMI Tunisia Chapter President
09:45 Unleash team performance Karim Bahi - Leadership & change management professionnal
10:15 Networking Break
10:45 The Governance Framework of Organizational Change Dr.Saadi Adra - Advisors CEO
11:15 The power of an Agile mindset to build a culture of high performance Nawel Lengliz - Vista Print Agile Coach
11:40 Community Social Responsibility and PM Safia Zbidi - Independent Coach & Trainer / AbdelHafidh Chaibi - Maghreb Frontiers, Owner
12:05 Lunch Break - Buffet Hotel Movenpick
13:15 Panel: Project Management Maturity Level in Tunisia /Benchmark with Middle East Dr.Saadi Adra - CEO Advisors
Ahmed Chachoub - Head of Cyber Security at Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy
Imed Hamouda - Dean at Mediterranean Institute of Technology
Chokri Zemzemi - Projects Director Pireco
14:30 The Art of NegotiationAhmed Abdessalem - Drina Consulting CEO
14:55 Networking Break
15:10 Key steps to manage a data science project Dr. Ramla Jarrar - MassAnalytics Managing Director
15:35 Quizz, Wrap-up, Volunteers Recognition & Closing Session

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