Speaker details


Prof. Mohamed Essaaidi

Moroccan School of Engineers Sciences (EMSI)

Prof. Mohamed Essaaidi is Director General of the Moroccan School of Engineering Science (EMSI) Group, (Since January 2023), Chief of Party of Interactive Digital Center Morocco at UM6P (since November 2020) and a Professor and past Dean of ENSIAS school of Computer Science, Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco (2011-2023), Past Director of International Cooperation at the Ministry of General Affairs & Governance, Morocco (2019), and past faculty member of the of Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetuan, Morocco (1993-2011).

He was the IEEE Global Cities Alliance, Middle East & Africa Chairman (2020-2022), and he has been the IEEE Humanitarian Technologies Board Programs Committee Chair and IEEE Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technologies Global Chair (since January 2023), IEEE EAB Teaching Excellence Editorial Hub, Member (2021-2022), and IEEE Public Safety Technology, Education Chair (2021-22). He is also the founder and past Chairman of the IEEE Morocco Section (2005-2016), co-founder and chair of several IEEE Organizational Units in Morocco during the last two decades.

He has authored and co-authored 10 books and more than 200 papers in international refereed journals and conferences in the field of Electrical and Computer engineering and its diverse applications.

Furthermore, Prof. Essaaidi served as an international expert on Digital Transformation and Smart Cities for several international organizations such as UN, ITU, UNESCO, EU, ICESCO and UCLG Africa, and he is a member of the Oversight Committee of US National Academies of Science Engineering & Medicine US - Arab and US-Africa Frontiers of Science Engineering & Medicine Symposia (Since 2020).

Moreover, in the framework of his position as the Director of International Cooperation in the Ministry of General Affairs and Governance (Morocco), he was involved in the coordination of the World Bank Group Morocco Country Partnership Framework (2019-2024) and OECD Morocco Country Program (2019-2024) among other international cooperation programs.

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