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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a force for the good, yet it poses many challenges. Governance is a tool to build trust and create a better future for all.
Come join this interactive conference, a unique opportunity to co-create and stress-test new AI governance ideas alongside high level business leaders, regulators and academia.

THE CONFERENCE IN A NUTSHELL

An unbiased platform for a truly multi-stakeholder exchange among policy makers, business, civil society and academia.

25+ confirmed speakers:
International Business Leaders, Government Representatives & Academics.

2 interactive sessions
involving participants and panelists.

5 panels.

3 key themes.

2 academic paper review sessions,
led by ETH Zürich.

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN?

BUSINESS | GOVERNMENT | ACADEMIA | STUDENTS | GENERAL PUBLIC

BUSINESS

This is a unique opportunity to have a seat at the table and actively participate in shaping AI policy, alongside key regulators from Switzerland and abroad.

“Nestlé is a global company, so we want to operate using the same standard in all the markets where we are, but if we make the regulation more complex we are limiting the opportunity to innovate.”
– David Campos Pavon, Nestlé

GOVERNMENT

In this exclusive event you will be able to align with all stakeholders and listen to their concerns and challenges first hand. This is certainly a powerful opportunity to set common ground and define next steps.

“Governance needs to evolve too. If everybody is at the table this is when we find solutions that may actually not just be what the people want but also work in the end.”

– Ambassador Thomas Schneider

ACADEMIA

With 2 academic paper sessions – led by ETH Zürich – we provide a forum for cutting edge research in AI Governance.

“The ubiquity of AI, and the scale of Big Data already means that we have a complex governance challenge. How do you trace lines of responsibility and liability through a system that has a learning component that is adapting?”

– Ron Chrisley, Stanford University

STUDENTS

A unique opportunity to learn directly from the experts, share your views and concerns, and actively take part in shaping AI policy.

GENERAL PUBLIC

Our AI Governance Conference is an unbiased platform where you will learn about the current state of AI policy. A safe space for you to be heard and highlight your concerns to key decission-makers, as well as challenge both regulators and businesses.

3 KEY THEMES

HOW CAN GOVERNANCE BUILD TRUST?

HOW CAN WE ALIGN REGULATION ACCROSS DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIES?

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED IN SHAPING A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL?

AGENDA

 9:30 – 10:00 Welcome & Opening: Ayisha Piotti & Sanja Fabrio (RegHorizon)
Prof. Elliott Ash (ETH Zurich)
10:00 – 11:00 Setting the stage: David Weinberger (Harvard, USA)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:15 Status of regulations, guidelines and principles: Ivana Bartoletti (Founder, Women Leading in AI, UK & Technical Director Deloitte)
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00

What role can policy frameworks play to instill trust in AI & protect society & businesses against harmful misuse?

Panel 1  – Fostering innovation and growth
Robert Madelin (FIPRA)
Jochen Friedrich (IBM)
Gregg Blakely (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)
Ron Chrisley (Stanford, US)
Marcel Salathe (EPFL)

Panel 2  – Protecting citizens and consumers
Ambassador Thomas Schneider (OFCOM, Switzerland)
Markus Kalliola (Sitra, Finland)
Sailesh Chutani (Logitech)
Leila Delarive (Empowerment Foundation)
Julian Marewski (UNIL)

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30

How can we drive geo-harmonization of AI policy to manage business risks, enhance competitiveness and foster innovation?

Panel 3: – Approach to regulatory harmonization
Eva Kaili (European Parliament)
Daniel Egloff (SERI – Swiss State Secretariat for Education Research and Innovation)
Gilles Lunzenfichter (Medisanté)
Miguel Amaral (OECD)
Jovan Kurbalija (DiploFoundation and Geneva Internet Platform)
Prof. Dr. Philippe Ryvlin (CHUV)

Panel 4:  Managing business risk and complexity
Jack Clark (OpenAI, USA)
Dr. Ekkehard Ernst (Geneva MacroLabs and ILO)
Nicolas Durant (Abionic)
David Pavon (Nestle)
Stephanie Shaw ( UK Civil Aviation Authority)
Dimitrios Psarrakis (Europen Parliament)

17:30 – 17:45 Closing Day 1
9:00 – 09:15 Recap of Day 1
9:15 – 10:00 Preview of Academic Papers on AI Governance – Session 1
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction to interactive sessions with speakers & attendees
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 12:15

Interactive Sessions – preparation of tangible proposals

Session 1: How can we design policy frameworks that build trust in AI with customers, regulators and civil society

With: Dr. Julian Marewski (UNIL), Anna Wippel (IBM),  Gilles Lunzenfichter (Medisanté), Nicola Durant (Abionic),  Stephanie Shaw (UK Civil Aviation Authority), Daniel Egloff (SERI), Ron Chrisley (Stanford), Aldo Podesta (L2F),  Paul Dehaye (PersonalData.IO), Dimitrios Psarrakis (Europen Parliament)

Session 2: How can we align regional policies to help manage business risk, enhance competitiveness and foster innovation

With: Miguel Amaral (OECD),  Gregg Blakley, (IRCC, Canada), Dr. Ekkehard Ernst (Geneva MacroLabs & ILO), Leila Delarive (Empowerment Foundation), David Campos Pavon (Nestle), Marcel Salathé (EPFL), Jovan Kurbailja (DiploFoundation and Geneva Internet Platform),  Prof. Dr. Philippe Ryvlin (CHUV), Bartoletti (Woman Leading in AI), Phil Riggins (BRC)

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Preview of Academic Papers on AI Governance – Session 2
13:30 – 15:00

High-level panel on future of regulation and business readiness

Feasibility feedback on interactive sessions’ proposals

Speakers

Eva Kaili (European Parliament), 

Ambassador Thomas Schneider (OFCOM, Switzerland), 

Robert Madelin (FIPRA), 

Dr. David Weinberger (Harvard) 

Jack Clark (OpenAI)

Nicolas Durant (Abionic)

David Campos (Nestle)

13:30 – 16:30

In parallel with the afternoon session on Day 2

Academic papers sessions on AI Governance hosted by ETH Zurich

Track A: Technical papers 

Track B: Business and Regulatory papers 

15:00 – 15:15 Closing & Next Steps

Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

Eva Kaili

Eva Kaili

Chair, Future of Science and Technology Panel, European Parliament

Ambassador Thomas Schneider

Ambassador Thomas Schneider

Ambassador and Director International Affairs at the Swiss Federal Office of Communication (OFCOM)

Dr. David Weinberger

Dr. David Weinberger

Renowned author and senior researcher at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Stephanie Shaw

Stephanie Shaw

Head of Safety Risk and Performance, UK Civil Aviation Authority

Prof. Marcel Salathé

Prof. Marcel Salathé

Academic Director EPFL Extension School, Co-founder AIcrowd

Anna Wippel

Anna Wippel

Cognitive Systems, IBM, Zurich

Sailesh Chutani

Sailesh Chutani

CTO, Logitech

Elliott Ash

Elliott Ash

Assistant Professor (Chair of Law, Economics, and Data Science) ETH Zurich

Dr. Daniel Egloff

Dr. Daniel Egloff

Head of Innovation Unit, Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)

David Campos Pavon

David Campos Pavon

Nestlé e-Business and Digital General Counsel and Group Data Privacy Officer

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Founder PersonalData.IO, Hestia.AI and MyData Geneva

Aldo Podesta

Aldo Podesta

CEO, L2F

Ivana Bartoletti

Ivana Bartoletti

Founder, Women Leading in AI, UK

Dr. Ron Chrisley

Dr. Ron Chrisley

Visiting Scholar, Human-Centered AI, Stanford University

Robert Madelin

Robert Madelin

Chairman, FIPRA (Ex DG Connect & Ex DG SANCO, EU Commission)

Jack Clark

Jack Clark

Policy Director, OpenAI, USA

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform

Dr. Prof Philippe Ryvlin

Dr. Prof Philippe Ryvlin

Head of Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DNC) CHUV

Gilles Lunzenfichter

Gilles Lunzenfichter

CEO and Co-Founder, Medisanté

Miguel Amaral

Miguel Amaral

Senior Economist, OECD, Directorate of Public Governance - Regulatory Policy Division

Phil Riggins

Phil Riggins

CEO, Brand and Reputation Collective

Nicolas Durand

Nicolas Durand

CEO, Abionic

Dr. Ekkehard Ernst

Dr. Ekkehard Ernst

President at Geneva Macro Labs & Future of work and AI specialist at ILO

Leila Delarive

Leila Delarive

CEO, Empowerment Foundation

Dimitrios Psarrakis

Dimitrios Psarrakis

Technology & Innovation Policy Specialist at the Europen Parliament