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2018 European Conference
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

14:00 to 15:00

Data Protection Committee Meeting (open to all)

Brera 1 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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E-Commerce Committee Meeting (open to all)

Montenapoleone (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Intellectual Property Committee Meeting (open to all)

Brera 2 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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15:15 to 16:15

Cyber Crime Committee Meeting (open to all)

Montenapoleone (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Interactive Entertainment & Media Committee Meeting (open to all)

Brera 1 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Technology Sourcing Committee Meeting (open to all)

Brera 2 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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16:30 to 17:30

Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting

Brera 1 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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Startup Committee Meeting (open to all)

Brera 2 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Please note that all committee meetings are open to all attendees. If you are interested in one of these areas, please attend! Current committee leaders will set an agenda for the meeting and will sometimes feature a speaker. Each committee will meet for one hour, and following the meeting, we encourage you to join as an ITechLaw member to stay connected with these individuals throughout the year. 

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17:00 to 18:00

Artificial Intelligence Whitepaper Discussion (open to all)

Montenapoleone (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

ITechLaw is drafting a white paper to establish a legal/policy framework for ethical Artificial Intelligence to be published in April 2019 (in time for the 2019 Boston, World Technology Law conference). The AI Whitepaper will have separate chapters on each of the following principles:

  1. Accountability
  2. Fairness & Non-Discrimination
  3. Open Data & Fair Competition
  4. Safety & Reliability
  5. Transparency & Interpretability
  6. Privacy, Lawful Basis, & Consent
  7. Cybersecurity
  8. Societal/Environmental Benefit & Worker Empowerment
  9. AI Rights, Intellectual Property, & Legal Personality

A team of ITechLaw members has been hard at work on this project for several months. The paper is entering “Phase 2”, during which we will commence drafting. Each chapter has an ITechLaw member lead, with a team comprised of lawyers from at least two different jurisdictions, an academic and an industry representative. Additional participants are welcome. Please attend this meeting if you are interested in substantially contributing to researching and writing on one of these topics. Participation will be expected through the paper publication in April 2019.

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17:30 to 18:00

New Attendee Reception

La Scala (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Hosted by the ITechLaw Young Lawyer’s Committee

Are you new to ITechLaw or is this your first ITechLaw Conference? If so, the Young Lawyer’s Committee invites you to network with current ITechLaw leaders. This is a great opportunity to make new connections, learn about ITechLaw, and have some fun before the conference begins.

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18:00 to 19:30

Welcome Reception

La Scala (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Join your colleagues in kicking off the conference with a drink at the Excelsior Hotel Gallia La Scala room, located on the Ground Floor.  All attendees are invited to attend this reception to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.

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20:00 to 21:30

Young Lawyers Reception

Metropolis Lounge & Restaurant, Via Vittor Pisani 5

All lawyers are invited to continue networking at this informal reception happening after the welcome reception. Snacks and a limited open bar will be provided. Transportation is not provided.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

08:45 to 09:25

Keynote: The Ethics of AI: Irresponsible Distractions and Actual Challenges

Duomo (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

In this talk, Floridi shall discuss some consequences of our increasing success in engineering smart, autonomous, and social agents (AI), as well as predictive tools that can anticipate and manipulate human decisions and choices. He shall argue that AI does not lead to any fanciful realization of science fiction scenarios (Singularity), which are at best distracting and at worst irresponsible; that human intelligent behaviour is confronted by artificial smart behaviour, which can be adaptively more successful in the infosphere; that human free behaviour is confronted by its predictability and manipulability by AI, and by the development of artificial autonomy; and that human sociable behaviour is confronted by its artificial counterpart, which can be both attractive for humans and indistinguishable by them. In the conclusion, Floridi shall suggest that all this invites us to reflect more seriously and less complacently about who we are, could be, and would like to become, and therefore about our self-understanding and our responsibilities towards the world and each other. And that this calls for ethical foresight analyses of the infosphere and information societies we would like to see designed.

  • Luciano Floridi, Oxford University

Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, where he directs the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute, and is Professorial Fellow of Exeter College. He is also Turing Fellow and Chair of the Data Ethics Group of the Alan Turing Institute. His areas of expertise include digital ethics, the philosophy of information, and the philosophy of technology. Among his recent books, all published by Oxford University Press (OUP): The Fourth Revolution - How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (2014), winner of the J. Ong Award; The Ethics of Information (2013); The Philosophy of Information (2011). His most recent book, The Logic of Information, will be published by OUP in 2019.
 

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09:30 to 11:00

Session 1: Fashion Tech: How New Technology (May) Solve Old Issues in the Fashion Industry

Duomo (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

This interactive session focuses on the use of new and innovative technology that is transforming the fashion industry, in terms of blockchain, products traceability, and AdTech. We discuss also how new technology may change the way we face counterfeiting matters and the preservation of quality and luxury image of goods in the distribution system, in the light of recent case law, enforcement actions and industry-wide developments in the U.S. and EU.

  • Moderator: Joanne Vengadesan, Penningtons Manches
  • Julia Sutherland, Seyfarth Shaw
  • Meredith Halama, Perkins Coie
  • Daniele Sommavilla, Certilogo S.p.A.
  • Dorella Concadoro, Bottega Veneta

Curated by Gianluca Massimei, NCTM and Miriam Farhi, Perkins Coie

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11:30 to 13:00

Session 2A: Hype or Hope: Preparing for the e-Mobility Future

Duomo (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Decarbonizing the transport system has become an increasingly pressing issue. Electric mobility can play a key role in such a process. But not only does electric mobility mean introducing electric vehicles on the market, but also, and especially, implementing efficient and accessible recharging facilities, within private properties and in public areas, capable of efficiently powering such means of transport. E-mobility further requires enhanced efficiency of the battery technology as well as of the electrical grid.  A new business model is spreading its wings in the mobility field moving from vehicle “as a property” towards/ vehicle “as a service”, to be tailored to the customer’s specific needs, based on the typical sharing economy principles. The impact on societal standards, skill-based education and job markets needs to be mitigated, as well. Panelists will share their e-mobility projects from different perspectives and discuss about the related opportunities and the open issues.

  • Moderator: Jasvin Bhasin, iic group GmbH
  • Barbara Sartori, CBA Studio Legale E Tributario
  • Labros Bisalas, Systems Sunlight S.A.
  • Lorenzo Sessa, Iren S.p.A.
  • Alessandro Tommasi, LimeBike

Curated by Barbara Sartori, CBA Studio Legale E Tributario

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Session 2B: The Open Banking Revolution: How to Manage it and What is Next

Brera 1 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

The introduction of the PSD2 in Europe has paved the way for Open Banking, which amongst other things will allow non-bank payment service providers (TPP) to develop payment services infrastructure and to provide competitive service delivery models.  The payment service landscape is about to change significantly! Data access and use issues, security protocols and competition law issues are but some of the key areas for legal advisers. And this is in the context of a number of international initiatives which need to be linked with PSD2. This session explains what Open Banking is all about, the key legal issues and will include a demonstration of some products that are being implemented.

  • Moderator: Phil Catania, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Chris Hill, Kemp Little LLP
  • Matteo Concas 
  • Charles Kerrigan, CMS
  • Enzo Marasà, Portolano Cavallo
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13:00 to 14:15

In-House Counsel Lunch, by invitation only

Manzoni Room, Excelsior Hotel Gallia

All In-House Counsel conference delegates are invited to attend this lunch. Please indicate your RSVP on your conference registration. If you are a speaker or did not see this option when you registered, please email memberservices@itechlaw.organd we will add it to your registration.

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Networking Lunch

La Scala and Sala Gallia (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Included buffet lunch for all attendees.

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Young Lawyers Committee Meeting

Sala Gallia, Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Committee meetings are open to all. 

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14:15 to 15:40

Workshop A: Data Protection Committee: GDPR implementation in EU and non-EU jurisdictions – Issues with local law and ways forward

Duomo (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 14:15 - 14:55 and the second round from 15:00 - 15:40.

 

Although the GDPR is supposed to harmonize the level and regimes of data protection across the EU, flexibility clauses leave room for EU member states to introduce local provisions. For non-EU jurisdictions, the GDPR may apply directly, however local laws are not adapted to the GDPR which causes many headaches. This workshop takes a closer look at these issues and attempt to show ways forward. Data protection experts from EU and non-EU jurisdictions will share their experiences and approaches to find appropriate solutions.

  • Roland Mathys, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
  • Philip Kempermann, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
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Workshop B: Dispute Resolution Committee: Cutting Edge Developments in Dispute Resolution on Digital Matters Worldwide – The Flash Talk Challenge

La Cupola (7th Floor) Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 14:15 - 14:55 and the second round from 15:00 - 15:40.

The workshop deals with cutting-edge topics in the area of IT dispute resolution, such as the right to be forgotten, the US Cloud Act, ADR strategies, data protection litigation in the light of GDPR and many more. The format is interactive: Participants from the audience are invited to give flash talks on these topics, which are then be challenged by the moderators or other workshop attendees. Join us in the challenge!

 

  • Thomas Thalhofer, Noerr LLP
  • Eduarda Chacon Rosas, Barroso Fontelles Barcellos Mendonça Advogados
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Workshop C: Managing Risks for Outsourced/Managed Services

Brera 1 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 14:15 - 14:55 and the second round from 15:00 - 15:40.

  • Christophe Marclay, Ernst & Young AG

Curated by Jürg Schneider, Walder Wyss Ltd.

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16:00 to 17:30

Session 3A: Business in the Blockchain: Crypto Finance and Smart Contracts Navigating Through Untested Legal Waters

Duomo (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Decentralisation, transparency, and authenticity of data flows offered by blockchain technology enable new ways of doing business and are significantly impacting society. Real estate registers, which in some countries are not always up-to-date or accurate, are set to reach a never-before-seen level of reliability; peer-to-peer deals in the energy sector should also lead to greater efficiencies and, ultimately, carbon emission reduction; and other industries are expected to significantly benefit from blockchain technologies. The availability of new payment methods is expected to accelerate efficiencies. However, on distributed personal data visibility (potentially even without maximum retention periods), information exchanges between competitors, financial trustworthiness, and distributed liability pose new legal issues that need to be addressed.

  • Moderator: Sandra Mori, Coca-Cola
  • The legal aspects of blockchain – new and different opportunities, Alesch Staehelin, IBM
  • The Blockchain Technology for the Energy Sector, Eleonora Riva Sanseverino, Palermo University
  • Block Chain in Land Record, Nikhil Narendran, Trilegal

Curated by Tommaso Faelli, Bonelli Erede

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Session 3B: Embracing the Evolution of E-Health

Brera 1 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

When technologies meet health: where do we stand and for what future?

This session examinea risks, challenges, approach, and lessons learned on the journey to connected care, starting from the practical aspects of the use of technologies in the health sector (for better or worse?), by focusing on the vulnerability of medical devices and on the resort to blockchain, to feedbacks on data privacy issues. Finally, this session enlarges the debate and challenges the intrusion of technologies in the most sensible field of our personal data in a discussion on the need of implementing innovative human rights.

  • Moderator: Peter McLaughlin, Burns & Levinson
  • Tony Fielding, Gowling
  • Marcello Ienca, ETH Zurich Switzerland
  • Sharda Balaji, NovoJuris Legal

Curated by Claire Bernier, ADSTO

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19:00 to 23:00

Gala Reception & Dinner

La Triennale di Milano

Sponsored by Portolano Cavallo  

 

 

Join your fellow ITechLaw attendees and guests for the formal Gala Reception and Dinner. The formal Gala Dinner is a hallmark of ITechLaw’s annual conference and is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow attendees at the uniquely Milan venue of La Triennale di Milano. Inaugurated in 1933, the building housing the Triennale was designed by the architect Giovanni Muzio with the objective of stimulating the relationship between art and society at large. Prior to the event, guests will be able to walk select exhibits while networking with friends old and new.

Black-tie recommended; ticketed event; transportation to be provided.

 

 

 

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Friday, October 19, 2018

07:50 to 08:50

I-WIN Committee Breakfast Meeting

Brera 1 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

The I-WIN (ITechLaw Women’s International Network) Committee supports the unique interests and needs of women, providing ample networking and career boosting educational opportunities. The I-WIN Committee has successfully endeavored to increase the representation of women in ITechLaw, and continues to actively recruit new members. All women and men who support the advancement of women are welcome to attend.

Gianna Martinengo; Didael KTS, Women & Technologies

Gianna Martinengo is an entrepreneur and a researcher in ICT and a pioneer in Digital Applications. She adopted four guidelines in her approach: applied research, professional growth, partnerships with other centers of knowledge and internationalization. After studying at Bocconi University and the Catholic University of Milan she specialized at Stanford University and consulted at C.C.C  in Palo Alto, California. She has been international advisor for the Commission of the European Communities.

In addition to founding multiple companies, she has served as President of the Women Entrepreneurs of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Creator of "Women & Technologies ®. She has been an elected member of the Appeals Board and the Technical Committee of Research and Innovation Assolombarda. She is an elected member of the Appeals Board and the Technical Committee of Research and Innovation Assolombarda.

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09:00 to 10:30

Session 4: Law Enforcement Access to Data

Duomo (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Access to customer data by Law Enforcement agencies is a hot legal topic, especially in view of cloud services. Internationally, Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLAT) are in place but provide for complex and lengthy procedures. In March of 2018, the US adopted the so-called Cloud Act, and in May 2018 the EU published its proposal for an e-Evidence Directive (and Regulation). This panel will provide insights in the background and content of the Cloud Act and the e-Evidence proposal, as well as the legal aspects of international agreements between Europe and the US.

  • Moderator: Patrick Wit, Kennedy Van der Laan
  • John Frank, Microsoft
  • Tania Schroeter, European Commission
  • Chris Mills, UK Home Office

Curated by Reinoud Westerdijk, Kennedy Van der Laan

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11:00 to 12:30

Session 5A: Trial in Errors:  Lessons Learned from (Still More) Failed ERP Implementations

Duomo (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Your client has just filed a $100 million lawsuit against a vendor for breach of contract in a project to implement business software SAP. Another client IT service provider has been named as a defendant in a 200 million pounds lawsuit alleging willful and reckless breach of contract in connection with a failed ERP implementation. How did this happen?  How can you advise the clients?  And what key lessons learned can you distill from these lawsuits to help your other clients avoid these expensive, and very public, lawsuits? This session reviews these two real-life lawsuits above, regarding two actual failed ERP implementations, by having the two speakers alternate as counsel to plaintiff customer, and counsel to defendant vendor.  Each speaker argues the actual facts of the lawsuit – from their perspective – with a view to identifying lessons learned in what is sure to be a memorable and thought-provoking session.

  • John Beardwood, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Eugene Weitz
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Session 5B: Biometrics: Consent and Governance of our Most Personal Data

Brera 1 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Over the last few years, we have seen Biometric Data being increasingly regarded as the ultimate means of identification both on their own and when embedded in other technologies, such as blockchain. This panel discusses the data protection implications of the use of Biometric Data, and the legal and technical measures required to ensure that need for identification and the rights and liberties of data subjects are appropriately balanced. The speakers also discuss the more controversial applications of Biometric Data, as they have emerged lately, and the specific challenges that their use might pose in certain sensitive industries such as health services, aviation, and human resources management.

  • Moderator: Andràs Gurovits, Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd
  • The Limits of Privacy: Creation of the World's Largest Bio-metric DatabaseVaneesha Jain, Saikrishna & Associates
  • GDPR Enforcement Actions in Practice: What, Who, and How Much, and How Does this Compare to Enforcement Before GDPR?Jeremy Morton, Harbottle & Lewis
  • Innovation or ePrivacy, You Can't Have It All, Can You?, Stephan Koloßa, Ruhr University Bochum

Curated by Massimo Donna, Paradigma

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12:30 to 14:00

Latin America Committee Lunch

Sala Gallia, Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Committee meetings are open to all. 

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Networking Lunch

La Scala and Sala Gallia (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Included buffet lunch for all attendees.

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14:00 to 15:25

Workshop D: Startup Committee: The Invisible Investor: Being a Trusted Advisor to Startups

Duomo (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 14:00 - 14:45 and the second round from 14:45 - 15:25.

Investors come in all shapes and sizes: from the friends and family providing the first exploratory capital, to the angel taking a long shot in an early seed round, up through the various tiers of venture capital and strategic industry investors.  Founders are recognized for the sweat equity and intellectual capital they invest, while early employees invest their opportunity cost, often working more for less, in exchange for a share in the company’s later success.

Legal counsel, on the other hand, are most commonly relegated to the list of service providers; a necessary cost that’s all too often overlooked and undervalued. But the best startup counsel invests time and effort beyond the billable hour into advising and supporting founder groups through their early stages.

  • Michael Reid, McMillan LLP
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Workshop E: Startup Committee: Advising the Global Startup – Challenges of Crossing Borders on a Shoestring Budget

La Cupola (7th Floor) Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 14:00 - 14:45 and the second round from 14:45 - 15:25.

Traditional industries used to develop much slower than the technology start-ups of this day, typically establishing themselves first locally and the starting their expansion from neighboring countries. Now many startups go global from the start – immediately wanting to attract customers from any region – but with a limited legal budget.

The legal advisor is asked to establish the minimum level of legal safeguards to enable the pursuit of world dominance. Although there is plenty of material to copy from, the devil may well be in the detail, depending on the product or service and the business model -  whether the customers are individual consumers or companies and what is the distribution channel. And each jurisdiction may have its own specialties that only a local counsel may be aware of. 

  • Juha Taipale, Eversheds Attorneys Ltd
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Workshop F: Cyber Crime Committee: Cyber Crime Regulations of the World - Reloaded

Brera 1 (1st Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Each workshop will be conducted twice with a 5 minute break in-between for delegates to move to a different room for the second time slot. The first workshop runs from 14:00 - 14:45 and the second round from 14:45 - 15:25.

  • Peter Bräutigam, Noerr LLP

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15:45 to 17:15

Session 6: Legal and Policy Challenges of Artificial Intelligence

Duomo (Ground Floor), Excelsior Hotel Gallia

Developments in AI are rapidly changing the economy, government, society and also the legal sector. Traditional regulatory frameworks are a poor match for a world of ubiquitous data collection, “smart” environments, and automation at scale. This interactive session will focus on the legal implication of some interesting innovative and interesting aspects of the AI: form chatbots in customer care to AI platforms for the legal profession cars, from self-driving cars to any other IoT Devices. The topic of the discussion will be the future of liability, data protection, cybersecurity, ethics and policy in the AI scenario.

  • Moderator: Marilù Capparelli, Google Italy
  • Matia Campo, Accenture
  • Carole Piovesan, McCarthy Tétrault
  • Roberta Di Nanni, Luminance

Curated by Giuseppe Vaciago, R&P Legal

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18:00 to 19:00

Closing Reception

ME Milan Il Duca, Rooftop Bar

Enjoy this opportunity to relax, unwind and have a little fun at the informal Closing Reception. This year’s concluding event will be held at the ME Milan II Duca – Rooftop Bar. Discuss the sessions, see the best view of the city, and meet with your old and new friends before heading home.

 

Transportation not provided.

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