Artificial Intelligence 2019

Event Overview

Building on the success of the inaugural edition in 2018, this one-day conference which took place in Autumn 2019 in Brussels showcased the power and opportunity of artificial intelligence to inspire the European policy debate.

Key Themes

  • What are Member States doing and how is this interacting with EU level policymaking

  • How do we generate confidence and capacity in Europe to build globally competitive AI businesses

  • Access to data and access to capital: Europe’s twin problems?

  • Moving the debate on ethics towards a practical approach to AI

2019 Highlights

Watch the highlights of the 2019 edition here:

Event Photos of the 2nd Edition - 2019

Speakers included

Mariya Gabriel

Mariya Gabriel

European Commissioner for Innovation and Youth

European Commission

Pilar del Castillo

PILAR DEL CASTILLO

Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

European Parliament

Karel Havlíček

KAREL HAVLÍČEK

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade

Czech Republic

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FEDERICO MILANI

Deputy Head of Unit
Data Policy and Innovation, DG CNET

European Commission

Gertrud Ingestad

Gertrud Ingestad

Director-General of DG DIGIT

European Commission

Mary Carol Madigan

Mary Carol Madigan

Business Strategist for Artificial Intelligence

SAP

Thomas Boue

Thomas Boué

Director General
Policy — EMEA

BSA

Jeremy Rollison

Jeremy Rollison

Director
EU Government Affairs

Microsoft

Dr. Balázs Kégl

Dr. Balázs Kégl

Chief Data Scientist

Huawei

Jim Shaughnessy

Jim Shaughnessy

EVP, Corporate Affairs

Workday

Christiane Woopen

Christiane Woopen

Co-chair

German Data Ethics Commission

Irina Orssich

Irina orssich

Senior Policy Officer at DG CNECT

European Commission

Erik Huneker

ErIK HUNEKER

Founder and co-Ceo

Diabeloop

Mark Smitham

Mark smitham

Senior Manager of EU Public Affairs

Huawei

Emmanuele Baldacci

Emanuele Baldacci

Director for Digital Services, DG DIGIT

European Commission

Elena Tsiporkova

Elena tsiporkova

Head of EluciDATA Lab

Sirris

Frederic Pivetta

Frederic Pivetta

Managing Partner

Dahlberg Data Insights

Matthew Newman

Matthew Newman

Chief correspondent

MLex

Eline Chivot

Eline Chivot

Senior Policy Analyst

Center for Data Innovation

Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson

Chairman

Forum Europe

Fanny Hidvegi

Fanny Hidvegi

European Policy Manager

Access Now

Agenda

Event Day
2019-12-05
Belgium Ballroom
Belgium Ballroom
09:00 - 09:05
Welcome and Introduction
09:05 - 10:25
Keynote Session: A series of ‘Fireside Conversations’ with senior business and policy leaders
Keynote Session: A series of ‘Fireside Conversations’ with senior business and policy leaders image
Mariya Gabriel
Commissioner-designate for Innovation and Youth, European Commission
Keynote Session: A series of ‘Fireside Conversations’ with senior business and policy leaders image
Pilar del Castillo
Member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, European Parliament
Keynote Session: A series of ‘Fireside Conversations’ with senior business and policy leaders image
Jim Shaughnessy
EVP, Corporate Affairs
Keynote Session: A series of ‘Fireside Conversations’ with senior business and policy leaders image
Karel Havlicek
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic
Keynote Session: A series of ‘Fireside Conversations’ with senior business and policy leaders image
Dr Balazs Kegl
Chief Data Scientist at Huawei
10:25 - 11:05
Stories to inspire: A vision for ethical AI

The next European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, has stated “In my first 100 days in office, I will put forward legislation for a coordinated European approach on the human and ethical implications of artificial intelligence”. Despite some warnings from research and technology stakeholders that hard rules could impede innovation, legislators across Europe are keen to quickly set standards for AI.

 

This session will kick start the day’s debates by offering up a vision of what human-centric, ethically sound AI might look like. Our expert witnesses will bring examples of where AI is already making a difference. Each expert will deliver a 10-minute case study followed by a 10-minute interview drawing out key themes to take into the policy debate in the next session.

Stories to inspire: A vision for ethical AI image
Eline Chivot
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
Stories to inspire: A vision for ethical AI image
Jeremy Rollison
Director of EU Government Affairs, Microsoft
Stories to inspire: A vision for ethical AI image
Erik Huneker
Founder and co-CEO, Diabeloop
Stories to inspire: A vision for ethical AI image
Frederic Pivetta
Managing Partner at Dahlberg Data Insights
11:05 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:30
Using trustworthy AI to empower humans and society

Taking into account the European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s statement on the human and ethical considerations for AI; the policy recommendations outlined by the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence; as well as the vision for AI laid out by our expert witnesses today, this session will feed into discussions around how to make sure any proposed legislation balances security and protection of privacy with openness to innovate.

Using trustworthy AI to empower humans and society image
Thomas Boué
Director General, Policy — EMEA, BSA
Using trustworthy AI to empower humans and society image
Eline Chivot
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation
Using trustworthy AI to empower humans and society image
Mary Carol Madigan
Business Strategist for Artificial Intelligence, SAP
Using trustworthy AI to empower humans and society image
Irina Orssich
Senior Policy Officer at DG CNECT, European Commission
Using trustworthy AI to empower humans and society image
Dr Christiane Woopen
Spokesperson for the German Data Ethics Committee
Using trustworthy AI to empower humans and society image
Fanny Hidvegi
European Policy Manager at Access Now
12:30 - 13:30
Networking lunch
13:30 - 13:50
Afternoon Keynote Session
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Gertrud Ingestad
Director-General at DG DIGIT, European Commission
13:50 - 15:00
Data and Infrastructure – The Next 5 years and Beyond

To realise the potential of AI at scale, Europe will need to invest significantly in infrastructures capable of powerful data analysis. But to make sure investments are made wisely and are future-fit, more emphasis also needs to be given to research and understanding how different stakeholders can use data to maximum effect. This session will look at possible methods of compiling open public data currently locked in siloes and further increasing secure access to data through data protection compliant B2B sharing mechanisms. Panellists will also discuss the role of the EU in supporting Member States to ensure infrastructure investment is well coordinated across Europe amid strong global competition.

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Federico Milani
Deputy Head of Unit Data Policy and Innovation, DG CONNECT, European Commission
Data and Infrastructure – The Next 5 years and Beyond image
Emanuele Baldacci
Director of Digital Services, DG DIGIT, European Commission
Data and Infrastructure – The Next 5 years and Beyond image
Matthew Newman
Chief Correspondent, MLex
Data and Infrastructure – The Next 5 years and Beyond image
Elena Tsiporkova
Head of EluciDATA Lab
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Mark Smitham
EU Government Affairs Manager at Huawei
15:00
End of Conference
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Sponsors and partners

Event Organiser
Forum Europe
www.forum-europe.com
Forum Europe events are where people and policy meet. We have been organising policy conferences in Brussels and around Europe since 1989. Our events provide unique insights from the people behind the policy and those seeking to influence it. Our expert team develop conference programmes with impact and provide first-class event logistics.Forum Europe is more than an event management and conference production specialist. With offices in Brussels and the UK, we operate across Europe and globally. Through our international arm, Forum Global, our events cover five continents, and engage policymakers and industry at national and regional levels around the world. Our mission is to drill down to the issues that matter, creating policy events that are ahead of the curve, facilitating frank and open debate on some of the most pressing issues facing Europe and the world today.
Platinum Sponsor
BSA | The Software Alliance
https://www.bsa.org
BSA | The Software Alliance is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that spark the economy and improve modern life. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 60 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.
Platinum sponsor
www.huawei.eu/
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.
Platinum Sponsor
Microsoft
www.microsoft.com
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Platinum Sponsor
Workday
https://www.workday.com
Workday, is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications, delivering financial management, human capital management, planning, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Workday’s cloud-based applications empower enterprises to process a wide variety of HR and finance-related transactions, gain new insights into their workforces and financial performance, and manage employee financial outcomes consistently on a companywide basis.Workday’s applications give customers real-time insights into their organizations, allowing them to make decisions based on data rather than guesswork. For employers, this translates to an ability to better manage the business, and for employees, it simplifies many daily transactions.Approximately 40% of the Fortune 500 are customers of Workday, and our services are deployed in more than 175 countries in over 30 languages. We have over 450 customers across Europe and an overall customer community representing 40 million workers. This includes some of Europe’s largest and most innovative companies, such as Airbus, Sanofi, Deutsche Bank, Primark, Siemens, booking.com, and Blabla Car.
Gold Sponsor
Orange
www.orange.com/en/home
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators present in 28 countries. At 30 June 2018, Orange has worldwide 149,000 employees and a total customer base of 260 million customers, including 199 million mobile customers and 20 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In accordance with its strategic plan “Essentials2020”, Orange places customer experience at the heart of its strategy ‘HumanInside’ with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.For more information about Orange: www.orange.com, and on Twitter: @Orange_Brussels and @orange
Gold Sponsor
SAP
www.sap.com
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP® applications and services enable more than 365,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.

Get in touch
If you would be interested in becoming an event partner for future editions, please contact the team on +44 (0) 2920 783 073 or email .

Costs

  • Corporate €180.00

    Applies to: Corporate Organisations

  • Reduced €140.00

    Applies to: Academic / Student, Diplomatic Mission to the EU, National Government / Regulator, NGO/Not for Profit

  • Complimentary FREE

    Applies to: European Commission/ Parliament/ Council, EU Permanent Representations, Journalist/Press

* Please note that fees do not include Belgian VAT @ 21%, and this amount will be added to the total price when you are invoiced.

Group discounts

Group discounts were available when registering multiple delegates on the same booking, as shown below.

Number of
delegates
Group
discount
3 – 510%
6 - 820%
9+25%

Venue

Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium
Get directions from Google Maps here.