IEEE Region8 Action for industry Webinar on «Intelligent industry»


Welcome to the first IEEE Region8 Action for industry Webinar on «Intelligent industry»!


Moderated by Nihel Ben Youssef, IEEE R8 Action for Industry Committee member, industry Events and initiatives Lead, and Industry ambassador at IEEE Tunisia Section


With Toni Mattila, IEEE R8 Action for industry Committee Chair.
Toni is the Head of Sustainable Manufacturing at Business Finland, which is a governmental agency for R&D and innovation funding, business development and internationalization services. At Business Finland, Toni leads a national business development program with the goal of transforming Finnish manufacturing industries towards sustainable development. Before joining the investment promotion division of Business Finland eight years ago, Toni worked for fourteen years in academia as a researcher in the field of microelectronics. Toni is still an active member of IEEE, especially in the Electronics Packaging Society, and a frequent attendee of various electronics conferences.


Our Guest Speakers:

Danilo Pau, Technical Director, IEEE & ST Fellow – System Research and Applications at STMicroelectronics, Italy Danilo PAU (h-index 25, i10-index 68) graduated in 1992 at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. One year before his graduation, he joined SGS-THOMSONS (now STMicroelectronics) as interns on Advanced Multimedia Architectures, and he worked on memory reduced HDMAC HW design. Then MPEG2 video memory reduction. Next, on video coding, transcoding, embedded 2/3 graphics, and computer vision. Currently, his work focuses on developing solutions for tiny machine learning tools. Since 2019 Danilo is an IEEE Fellow; he served as Industry Ambassador coordinator for IEEE Region 8 South Europe, was vice-chairman of the “Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems” Task Force within IEEE CIS, was IEEE R8 AfI member in charge of internship initiative. Today he is a Member of the Machine Learning, Deep Learning and AI in the CE (MDA) Technical Stream Committee CESoc. He was AE of IEEE TNNLS. He wrote the IEEE Milestone on Multiple Silicon Technologies on a chip, 1985 which was ratified by IEEE BoD in 2021 and IEEE Milestone on MPEG Multimedia Integrated Circuits, 1984-1993 which was ratified in 2022. He served as TPC member to TinyML EMEA forum and is the chair of the TinyML on Device Learning working group. He serves as 2023 IEEE Computer Society Fellow Evaluating Committee Members With over 83 application patents, 153 publications, 113 MPEG authored documents and 67 invited talks/seminars at various Universities and Conferences, Danilo’s favorite activity remains supervising undergraduate students, MSc engineers and PhDs.


Zmorda Djedidi, Senior Innovation Consultant at Novation City, Tunisia Zmorda JEDIDI is a dedicated innovation consultant driven by her passion for leveraging data and AI to create meaningful change. With a strong background in supply chain management and a Master’ss degree in data science from Paris Sorbonne University, as well as an engineering degree from the National Engineering School of Monastir, she has consistently delivered exceptional results throughout her career. Zmorda’s journey began as a supply chain production leader in leading industry giants such as Decathlon and United Colors of Benetton, where she honed her expertise in optimizing operations and driving efficiency. During her time at Instadeep, she made valuable contributions as a data science consultant, working with clients in the ME and Africa section. Currently, as a key member of the Novation Industry 4.0 Center, Zmorda remains committed to accelerating the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies among Tunisian industrial companies, fostering growth and enhancing competitiveness. Her track record of success, combined with her unwavering dedication, positions her as an invaluable asset in leading the charge towards a transformative and prosperous future for Tunisian industries.