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Tuesday 26th September, 2023

08:00 Networking
08:45 Organisers Welcome
Matthew Astill, CEO, Cavendish Group
Ben Avison, Editorial & Conference Director, Cavendish Group
08:55 Welcome and keynote addresses
Vera Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Values and Transparency
Elizabeth Kelly, Special Assistant to the President at the White House National Economic Council
09:15 Panel 1: Can we regulate technology before it regulates us?
  • Where are we on the AI development curve, and how can policymakers regulate technology ahead of time?
  • The role of national governments in regulating digital technologies - do we need National Digital Regulators?
  • What can regulators do about the impact AI is having on human agency?
  • How can we align digital governance internationally? Who is showing leadership?
  • How does the approach to regulation around data and privacy compare with the urgent need for regulation around AI – what learnings can be drawn and how can one shape the other?

Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Former Prime Minister, France and Chairman, Fondation Prospective et Innovation
Kate Jones, CEO, Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum – UK
Julie Brill, Chief Privacy Officer and Corporate Vice President of Global Privacy, Safety, and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft
Dragoş Tudorache MEP, Member of the European Parliament
Moderator: Hilde Van de Velde, Global Lead Client Service Partner for European Institutions, Deloitte


Panel 2: Consumer protection and fairness

  • Virtual identity, responsibility and the internet
  • Youth: age assurance and age-appropriate experience – the role of various stakeholders in the ecosystem
  • Aligning international standards on digital safety
  • How to tackle disinformation: the tension between content moderation and free speech
  • User redress: what mechanisms for complaints, appeals and dispute resolution are being put in place?

Marie Allikmaa, Director of the Business and Consumer Environment, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
Kasper Drazewski, Senior Legal Officer, BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation
Joanna Conway, Internet Regulation (Legal) and Legal ambassador for Cyber & Strategic Risk, Deloitte
Andy Eadle, Business Unit Director for the Communications Ombudsman, Trust Alliance Group
Moderator: Rachael Gallagher, Privacy Policy Manager, EMEA, Meta

10:45 Networking Break

Panel 3: Technology across borders

  • How can cross-border data flows be managed in the interests of governments, society, business and security?
  • Can the EU-ASEAN model of standard contractual clauses (SCCs) serve as template for agreements between trading countries with differing political systems?
  • Transatlantic Trade: what might the impact of US policy such as the American Data Privacy Protection Act (ADPPA) and the Inflation Reduction Act have, and what role is the Trade & Technology Council playing?

Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor
Katherine Harman-Stokes, Acting Director, Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties, Department of Justice – US
Alisa Vekeman, Policy Officer, International Data Flows & Protection, DG JUST, European Commission
Moderator: Sebastian-Dan Naste, Senior Analyst, Cullen International


Panel 4: The impact of AI and its regulation on society and industry

  • Has generative AI been underregulated and how can the release of next generation tech be better controlled?
  • Implications of the AI Act for different stakeholders
  • Algorithmic transparency and accountability

Juha Heikkilä, Adviser for Artificial Intelligence, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
Nicolas de Bouville, Privacy Policy Manager, Meta
Ultan O'Carroll, Deputy Commissioner, Data Protection Commission – Ireland
Nick Seeber, Partner & Internet Regulation Global Lead, Deloitte
Jens-Henrik Jeppesen, Senior Director – Corporate Affairs – EMEA & APJ, Workday
Moderator: Karine Caunes, CAIDP Global Program Director (Paris), Center for AI and Digital Policy


Lunch and Networking


Panel 5: Regulatory readiness for future tech

  • How is digital transformation impacting the regulation of industries?
  • From the Digital Single Market and GDPR to the DSA, DMA and AI Act, how is legislation and regulation responding to the changing industrial ecosystem?
  • Quantum computing, metaverse, human-level AI – what regulatory challenges will future technologies present?
  • Over-regulation vs innovation: can we overcome the Collingridge dilemma and regulate before it’s too late?

Henrik Trasberg, Legal Adviser on New Technologies and Digitalisation, Legislative Policy Department, Ministry of Justice – Estonia
Amaryllis Verhoeven, Head of Unit – Digital transformation of industry, Deputy Director, DG GROW G / G3, European Commission
Axel Voss MEP, Member of the European Parliament
Jean-Marc Leclerc, Director EU Affairs, Government and Regulatory Affairs, IBM and co-director of the IBM Policy Lab
Moderator: Vincent Fosty, Strategy and Business Design Partner, Deloitte


Panel 6: The global rise of CBDCs - towards a European digital currency

  • Will the potential digital euro be a transformative force or a disruptive element for the European economy? What insights can we gain from the experiences of G20 countries?
  • The European legislative landscape is currently witnessing numerous parallel initiatives. Will these projects complement each other or do they risk fragmentation with so much going on in parallel?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges of CBDCs for the financial sector? What is the missing piece to make the digital euro project a real success?


Prof. Joachim Wuermeling, Executive Board Member, Bundesbank
Priscilla Koo Wilkens, Senior Economist, Monetary and Economic Department, Bank for International Settlements
Alexandre Stervinou, Cash and Retail Payments Policy and Oversight Director, Banque de France
Michele Lanotte, Retail Payment Instrument and Services Directorate, Banca d'Italia
Moderator: Emőke Péter, Head of European Public and Regulatory Affairs, Worldline

15:40 Networking Break

Panel 7: The competition conundrum

  • How can competition law be equally fair on tech companies of all sizes and origins?
  • National vs international approaches to antitrust
  • DMA Implementation

Yann Guthmann, Head of the Digital Economy Unit, Autorité de la Concurrence – France
Alberto Bacchiega, Director - Digital Platforms, DG, Competition, European Commission
Pedro Hinojo, Head of Information Society Services, National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) – Spain
Moderator: Andrea Rigoni, Risk Advisory Partner, Deloitte

16:45 Panel 8: Data protection in a fast-moving world
  • Is data protection up to speed with technology developments?
  • Can and should data protection laws provide the sole or preeminent answer to all technological challenges?
  • How can we better address cybersecurity threats? Which is the role of E2EE to protect the secrecy of communications?
    How do cultural factors play into legislation and regulation of privacy?
    What are the different considerations for industrial data vs personal data?

Karolina Mojzesowicz, Deputy Head of Data Protection Unit, DG Justice, European Commission
Cecilia Alvarez, Director of Privacy Policy Engagement, EMEA, Meta
Marc Lemmer, Commissioner, Commission for Data Protection (CNPD) – Luxembourg
Stephen Almond, Director of Innovation, Information Commissioner's Office, UK
Moderator: Natascha Gerlach, Director of Privacy Policy, Center of information Policy Leadership (CIPL)

17:30 Keynote Address:
Mathieu Michel, Secretary of State for Digitalization, Belgium
17:45 Cocktail reception


RAID Conference and Exhibition addresses new innovations and disruptive technologies in areas of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-Things and Data


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