AI POLICY CONFERENCE

November 16 & 17, 2020 | Online 

WHO SHOULD JOIN?

BUSINESS

Whether you are creator or user of AI technologies, 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.

WHO SHOULD JOIN?

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.

 

WHO SHOULD JOIN?

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.

WHO SHOULD JOIN?

STUDENTS

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

WHO SHOULD JOIN?

GENERAL PUBLIC

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

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a force for the good, yet it poses many challenges. Policy 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;

5 panels;

3 key themes;

2 academic paper review sessions,
led by ETH Zürich.

 

SPEAKERS

Meet our speakers

Eva A. Kaili

Eva A. Kaili

Chair, Future of Science and Technology Panel, European Parliament

Miguel Amaral

Miguel Amaral

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

Gilles Lunzenfichter

Gilles Lunzenfichter

CEO and Co-Founder at Medisanté, Luzern, Switzerland

Dr. Aileen Nielsen

Dr. Aileen Nielsen

Chair, NYC Bar Science and Law Committee & Fellow Law and Tech ETH Zurich

Dr. Sean Khozin

Dr. Sean Khozin

Global Head of Data Science Innovation, Janssen R&D

Dr. Marcel Salathé

Dr. Marcel Salathé

Academic Director EPFL Extension School, Co-founder AIcrowd

Ivana Bartoletti

Ivana Bartoletti

Founder, Women Leading in AI & Technical Director - Privacy, Deloitte, UK

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Founder PersonalData.IO, Hestia.AI and MyData Geneva

Dr. David Weinberger

Dr. David Weinberger

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

Katarzyna Gorgol

Katarzyna Gorgol

Digital Affairs, EU Delegation to UN

Dimitrios Psarrakis

Dimitrios Psarrakis

Technology & Innovation Policy Specialist at the Europen Parliament

Sanja Fabrio

Sanja Fabrio

Co-Founder and Managing Director of RegHorizon

Dr. Ceri Thompson

Dr. Ceri Thompson

Deputy Head of Unit eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing, European Commission

Dr. Jochen Friedrich

Dr. Jochen Friedrich

Technical Relations Executive, IBM

Robert Madelin

Robert Madelin

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

Aldo Podestà

Aldo Podestà

CEO, L2F

Dr. Elliott Ash

Dr. Elliott Ash

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

Dr. Joanna Bryson

Dr. Joanna Bryson

Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School of Governance

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Executive Director of DiploFoundation and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform

Ayisha Piotti

Ayisha Piotti

Co-Founder & Managing Partner of RegHorizon

Alberto-Giovanni Busetto

Alberto-Giovanni Busetto

Group Head of Data & AI at The Adecco Group

Leila Delarive

Leila Delarive

CEO, Empowerment Foundation

Dr. Prof Philippe Ryvlin

Dr. Prof Philippe Ryvlin

Head of Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DNC) CHUV

Dr. Ekkehard Ernst

Dr. Ekkehard Ernst

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

Dr. Katharina Hoene

Dr. Katharina Hoene

Researcher Diplomacy, International Relations, New Technology, DiploFoundation

David Campos Pavon

David Campos Pavon

eBusiness, Digital and IT General Counsel and Group Data Privacy Officer, Nestle

Luca Brunner

Luca Brunner

Managing Director, Cognitive Valley Foundation

Dr. Gabriel Krummenacher

Dr. Gabriel Krummenacher

Lead of the Data Science Team, Zühlke Group

Ron Chrisley

Ron Chrisley

Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Sussex, UK

Dr. Christian Busch

Dr. Christian Busch

Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

Jan Kleijssen

Jan Kleijssen

Director for Information and Action Against Crime, Council of Europe

AGENDA

All times CET (Central European Time)

2:00 – 2:15pm Welcome & Opening: Ayisha Piotti and Sanja Fabrio (RegHorizon)
Prof. Elliott Ash (ETH Zurich)
2:15 – 3:15pm

Panel 1 – Fostering innovation and growth
Moderator:  Dr. Katharina Hoene

Katarzyna Gorgol – European Commission
Dr. Jochen Friedrich – IBM
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija – Diplo Foundation
Aldo Podesta – L2F
Christian Busch – SERI, Swiss Government
Dr. Ron Chrisley – Univeristy of Sussex, UK

3:15 – 3:30pm Coffee Break
3:30 – 4:30pm

Panel 2 – Data Privacy and Consumer Protection
Moderator:
Prof. Elliott Ash

Paul-Olivier Dehaye – PersonalData.IO
Jan Kleijssen – Council of Europe
Dr. Marcel Salathé – EPFL
Miguel Amaral – OECD
Leila Delarive – Empowerment Foundation

4:30 – 4:45pm Coffee Break
4:45 – 5:30pm Key-note Speech
Dr. David Weinberger – Harvard, USA
5:30 – 5:45pm Coffee Break
5:45 – 6:30pm Preview of Academic Papers on AI Governance – Session 1
6:30 – 6:45pm Closing Day 1
7:00 – 8:30pm

Academic Papers Session on AI Governance
Hosted by ETH Zurich – Session 1

Track A – Technical Papers Track B – Business and Regulatory Papers

 

All times CET (Central European Time)

2:00 – 2:15pm

Welcome & Opening: Elliott Ash (ETH Zurich) and Sanja Fabrio (RegHorizon)

2:15 – 3:15pm

Panel 3 – AI Policy Geo-Harmonization
Moderator: Ayisha Piotti

Eva Kaili – European Parliament
Ivana Bartoletti – Deloitte
Robert Madelin – FIPRA
David Campos – Nestlé

3:15 – 3:30pm

Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:30pm

Panel 4 – AI Policy in Healthcare
Moderator: Sanja Fabrio

Dr. Ceri Thompson – DG CNECT, European Commission
Prof. Dr. Philippe Ryvlin – CHUV (Vaud University Hospital)
Dr. Sean Khozin – Janssen R&D, Johnson & Johnson
Gilles Lunzenfichter – Medisanté
Dr. Gabriel Krummenacher – Zuehlke Group

4:30 – 4:45pm

Coffee Break

4:45 – 5:30pm

Preview of Academic Papers on AI Governance – Session 2

5:30 – 5:45pm

Coffee Break

5:45 – 6:45pm

Panel 5 – Getting Ready: Managing Business Risk and Complexity
Moderator: Dr. Aileen Nielsen

Dr. Ekkehard Ernst – ILO
Dr. Alberto-Giovanni Busetto – Adecco Group
Dr. Joanna Bryson – Hertie School of Governance
Luca Brunner – Cognitive Valley
Dimitrios Psarrakis – European Parliament

6:45 – 7:00pm

Conference Take-Aways & Next Steps

7:00 – 8:30pm

Academic Papers Session on AI Governance
Hosted by ETH Zurich Session 2

Track A – Technical Papers Track B – Business and Regulatory Papers

 

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CONFERENCE THEMES 

The conference will explore three key questions:

  • What role can policy frameworks play to instill trust in AI and protect the society and businesses against harmful misuse?
  • How can we address geo-harmonization of AI policy to manage cross-border business risks, enhance competitiveness and foster innovation?
  • How to get AI ready as an individual & as an organization to maximize the benefits from this powerful tool for our future generations? 

The two-day program will combine keynote speeches, panel discussions (followed by Q&A) and academic review sessions.

TARGET AUDIENCES

  • If you are interested in Ethics and Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Politics, Social Change, Sustainable Development, Public Sector Modernization, Better Governance, Regulatory Policy, this is a conference you don’t want to miss.
  • If you are a decision maker in a multinational, a startup, an SME, an IGO or an NGO, a thought leader, an academic or a regulator, time to join the conversation is now, the debate is already on, are you missing out?

KEY BENEFITS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS

  • Take part in a one of a kind forum for exchange of experiences and best practices in regulatory risk management.
  • Learn and share cutting-edge thinking on trends in AI in order to better predict the operating future for the company/industry.
  • Discuss use of regulatory strategy for business development purposes.
  • Help co-create a common approach to shape the future of AI regulation.
  • Engage with key experts on how to address business risk and build trust in the digital age (Industry 4.0).
  • Walk away with tangible insights allowing you to predict, plan and optimize your stakeholder outreach to reach your strategic business objectives.
  • Receive a follow-up publication prepared by a world-class university with key conference take-aways helping define the path to an appropriate AI regulatory environment.