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2020 Global Technology Law Summit

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

14:00 to 15:00 UTC

Networking Free Time - Get to know the virtual conference platform and talk with your colleagues!

Online

15:00 to 15:15 UTC

Presidential Welcome (Day 1)

Online

15:15 to 15:35 UTC

Keynote Speaker (Day 1)

Online

More details to come soon!

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15:35 to 16:05 UTC

Responsible AI: An update of the Policy Framework (Day 1)

Online


In May 2019, ITechLaw published Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework, which is an in-depth review of eight policy principles related to ethical guideposts that encourage the responsible development, deployment, and use of artificial intelligence. The policy framework has garnered comments and questions, based on which we have made available a revised framework. Our panelists will discuss the most relevant updates of the Policy Framework including updates on:

  • Ethical Purpose and Societal Benefit (Principle 1)
  • Transparency and Explainability (Principle 3)
  • Open Data and Fair Competition (Principle 6).

To fully engage in the conversation, we suggest reviewing the updated framework which is available online for free at www.itechlaw.org/ResponsibleAI.

Speakers:

  • Trish Shaw, Beyond Reach Consulting Limited, United Kingdom
  • John Buyers, Osborne Clarke, United Kingdom
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16:05 to 16:15 UTC

Networking Break

Online

16:15 to 17:25 UTC

Session 1: Biometrics: The Evolving Law (Day 1)

Online


This session will include a technical overview of the current status of computer vision technologies, including state of the art techniques for “seeing” human characteristics and using them to identify a person. There will then be a discussion on some of the key legal issues relating to the use of facial recognition and other biometric technology, including privacy, mass surveillance, discrimination, and ownership issues.

Speakers:

Jenna Karadbil, Law Office of Jenna F. Karadbil, P.C., United States

Ms. Karadbil’s 25+ years’ experience in tech allows her to bridge the gap between her clients and the law. She works on transactions & ligation, including software, privacy, telecom, Internet, and entertainment matters. She speaks around the world on tech, IP, & privacy issues. She is a past President of ITechLaw, & now serves on the Advisory Board. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US & was honored by Legal 500 for her work on data protection & privacy. She has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbel & is a Super Lawyer for IP in NY. She is admitted in AZ, CA, NV & NY.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Krista Ehinger, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, United States

Krista Ehinger is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. She received her Ph.D. in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013. She was a postdoc at Harvard Medical School from 2013-2016 and a postdoc at York University from 2016-2019. Her work focusses on the intersection of human and computer vision for tasks such as scene recognition, visual search, and depth perception in natural scenes.

 

 

 

 

 

Ira Schwarz, Parker Schwartz PLLC, United States

Ira M. Schwartz is a partner in Parker Schwartz, PLLC located in Arizona.  He practices primarily in the intellectual property area, representing a broad range of clients from large corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, and individual artists and authors.  His practice includes litigating intellectual property infringement and transactional work including preparing international and domestic licensing and royalty agreements, manufacturing, and distribution agreements.  Mr. Schwartz lectures internationally on a variety of technology law topics. He is a past Board member of ITechLaw and a past president of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Arizona. 

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17:25 to 17:40 UTC

Networking Break

Online

17:40 to 18:10 UTC

Session 2: Technology Governance in a Time of Crisis: The Creation of the Human Technology Foundation Report (Day 1)

Online


The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a two-fold observation. On the one hand, our many technological advances did not prevent us from being hit hard by the virus. On the other hand, political decision-makers, business leaders and citizens, spontaneously turned to technology to find solutions to the global public health crisis. This session will discuss a report published by the Human Technology Foundation, written in participation with over 20 ITechLaw members, that will serve as guidance for the responsible governance of COVID-19 contact tracing technologies. To fully engage in the conversation, we suggest reviewing the report which is available online for free in English and French (plus risk assessment tools additionally in German and Italian) at https://www.itechlaw.org/technology-governance-time-crisis.

Speakers:

  • Pádraig​ Walsh, Tanner de Witt, Hong Kong
  • Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, CIRANO, Canada
  • Éric Salobir, Human Technology Foundation, France

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18:10 to 18:15 UTC

Closing Remarks (Day 1)

Online

18:15 to 19:00 UTC

Optional Networking Time

Online

Thursday, October 22, 2020

00:00 to 01:00 UTC

Networking Free Time - Get to know the virtual conference platform and talk with your colleagues!

Online

01:00 to 01:15 UTC

Presidential Welcome (Day 1 Rebroadcast)

Online

01:15 to 01:35 UTC

Keynote Speaker (Day 1 Rebroadcast)

Online

More details to come soon!

View Details

01:35 to 02:05 UTC

Responsible AI: An update of the Policy Framework (Day 1 Rebroadcast)

Online


In May 2019, ITechLaw published Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework, which is an in-depth review of eight policy principles related to ethical guideposts that encourage the responsible development, deployment, and use of artificial intelligence. The policy framework has garnered comments and questions, based on which we have made available a revised framework. Our panelists will discuss the most relevant updates of the Policy Framework including updates on:

  • Ethical Purpose and Societal Benefit (Principle 1)
  • Transparency and Explainability (Principle 3)
  • Open Data and Fair Competition (Principle 6).

To fully engage in the conversation, we suggest reviewing the updated framework which is available online for free at www.itechlaw.org/ResponsibleAI.

Speakers:

  • Trish Shaw, Beyond Reach Consulting Limited, United Kingdom
  • John Buyers, Osborne Clarke, United Kingdom
View Details

02:05 to 02:15 UTC

Networking Break

Online

02:15 to 03:25 UTC

Session 1: Biometrics: The Evolving Law (Day 1 Rebroadcast)

Online


This session will include a technical overview of the current status of computer vision technologies, including state of the art techniques for “seeing” human characteristics and using them to identify a person. There will then be a discussion on some of the key legal issues relating to the use of facial recognition and other biometric technology, including privacy, mass surveillance, discrimination, and ownership issues.

Speakers:

Jenna Karadbil, Law Office of Jenna F. Karadbil, P.C., United States

Ms. Karadbil’s 25+ years’ experience in tech allows her to bridge the gap between her clients and the law. She works on transactions & ligation, including software, privacy, telecom, Internet, and entertainment matters. She speaks around the world on tech, IP, & privacy issues. She is a past President of ITechLaw, & now serves on the Advisory Board. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/US & was honored by Legal 500 for her work on data protection & privacy. She has an AV rating from Martindale Hubbel & is a Super Lawyer for IP in NY. She is admitted in AZ, CA, NV & NY.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Krista Ehinger, Ryley Carlock & Applewhite, United States

Krista Ehinger is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. She received her Ph.D. in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013. She was a postdoc at Harvard Medical School from 2013-2016 and a postdoc at York University from 2016-2019. Her work focusses on the intersection of human and computer vision for tasks such as scene recognition, visual search and depth perception in natural scenes.

 

 

 

 

 

Ira Schwarz, Parker Schwartz PLLC, United States

Ira M. Schwartz is a partner in Parker Schwartz, PLLC located in Arizona.  He practices primarily in the intellectual property area, representing a broad range of clients from large corporations to small and medium-sized businesses, and individual artists and authors.  His practice includes litigating intellectual property infringement and transactional work including preparing international and domestic licensing and royalty agreements, manufacturing, and distribution agreements.  Mr. Schwartz lectures internationally on a variety of technology law topics. He is a past Board member of ITechLaw and a past president of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Arizona. 

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03:25 to 03:40 UTC

Networking Break

Online

03:40 to 04:10 UTC

Session 2: Technology Governance in a Time of Crisis: The Creation of the Human Technology Foundation Report (Day 1 Rebroadcast)

Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a two-fold observation. On the one hand, our many technological advances did not prevent us from being hit hard by the virus. On the other hand, political decision-makers, business leaders and citizens, spontaneously turned to technology to find solutions to the global public health crisis. This session will discuss a report published by the Human Technology Foundation, written in participation with over 20 ITechLaw members, that will serve as guidance for the responsible governance of COVID-19 contact tracing technologies. To fully engage in the conversation, we suggest reviewing the report which is available online for free in English and French (plus risk assessment tools additionally in German and Italian) at https://www.itechlaw.org/technology-governance-time-crisis.

Speakers:

  • Pádraig​ Walsh, Tanner de Witt, Hong Kong
  • Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, CIRANO, Canada
  • Éric Salobir, Human Technology Foundation, France
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04:10 to 04:15 UTC

Closing Remarks (Day 1 Rebroadcast)

Online

04:15 to 05:00 UTC

Optional Networking Time

Online

09:00 UTC

DAY 2 START

Online

09:00 to 10:00 UTC

Networking Free Time - Get to know the virtual conference platform and talk with your colleagues!

Online

10:00 to 10:10 UTC

Welcoming Remarks (Day 2)

Online

10:10 to 10:30 UTC

Keynote Speaker (Day 2) - Will Scrimshaw, Benevolent AI

Online


Keynote Speaker

Will Scrimshaw, Benevolent AI, United Kingdom

Will Scrimshaw is General Counsel at BenevolentAI, a company focussed on uniting human intelligence and technology to re-engineer drug discovery, where he is responsible for all legal and compliance matters. He has held senior legal and policy positions at a variety of technology and communications organisations including Microsoft, Skype and BT before joining BenevolentAI in 2019. At the start of his career Will trained and qualified as a solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright.

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10:30 to 11:40 UTC

Session 3: Schrems II: The Vendor's Challenge (Day 2)


This panel will focus on the consequences of the recent invalidation of the EU/U.S. Privacy Shield from the vendor perspective in the CJEU decisions known as Schrems II. Whether acting as controllers or processors, vendors face increasing customer queries about “additional measures and safeguards” required for those organizations relying on Standard Contractual Clauses for international data transfers, how they are managing data access requests from public authorities in non-EU destination jurisdictions, and requests for contractual and operational changes. During this panel, speakers offering vendor and client perspectives will discuss uncertainties currently facing their organizations and how they are responding.

Speakers:

  • Courtney Stout, S&P Global, United States
  • Gosse Zeilstra, Microsoft, United States
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11:40 to 11:45 UTC

Networking Break

Online

11:45 to 12:55 UTC

Session 4: COVID and Contracts: 2020 and Beyond (Day 2)

Online


Following the outbreak of COVID-19, many businesses have been forced to breach or modify their existing contracts or close new deals despite the uncertainties of the ongoing pandemic. Until the pandemic is under control, how do we best assist our clients in adapting to this “new normal”? Panelists will speak from their real-world experiences on resolving disputes and renegotiating existing contracts, to adjusting business operations in an everchanging landscape. Panelists will also share practical contractual solutions for pandemic-related risks when entering into new agreements. Attendees will have time to discuss in small groups various clauses that have worked for their client or company.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Thalhofer, Noerr LLP, Germany
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12:55 to 13:00 UTC

Closing Remarks (Day 2)

Online

13:00 to 14:00 UTC

Optional Networking Time

Online

17:00 to 18:00 UTC

Networking Free Time - Get to know the virtual conference platform and talk with your colleagues!

Online

18:00 to 18:10 UTC

Welcoming Remarks (Day 2 Rebroadcast)

Online

18:10 to 18:30 UTC

Keynote Speaker (Day 2 Rebroadcast) - Will Scrimshaw, Benevolent AI

Online


Keynote Speaker:

Will Scrimshaw, Benevolent AI, United Kingdom

Will Scrimshaw is General Counsel at BenevolentAI, a company focussed on uniting human intelligence and technology to re-engineer drug discovery, where he is responsible for all legal and compliance matters. He has held senior legal and policy positions at a variety of technology and communications organisations including Microsoft, Skype and BT before joining BenevolentAI in 2019. At the start of his career Will trained and qualified as a solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright.

View Details

18:30 to 19:40 UTC

Session 3: Schrems II: The Vendor's Challenge (Day 2 Rebroadcast)

Online


This panel will focus on the consequences of the recent invalidation of the EU/U.S. Privacy Shield from the vendor perspective in the CJEU decisions known as Schrems II. Whether acting as controllers or processors, vendors face increasing customer queries about “additional measures and safeguards” required for those organizations relying on Standard Contractual Clauses for international data transfers, how they are managing data access requests from public authorities in non-EU destination jurisdictions, and requests for contractual and operational changes. During this panel, speakers offering vendor and client perspectives will discuss uncertainties currently facing their organizations and how they are responding.

Speakers:

  • Courtney Stout, S&P Global, United States
  • Gosse Zeilstra, Microsoft, United States
View Details

19:40 to 19:45 UTC

Networking Break

Online

19:45 to 20:55 UTC

Session 4: COVID and Contracts: 2020 and Beyond (Day 2 Rebroadcast)

Online


Following the outbreak of COVID-19, many businesses have been forced to breach or modify their existing contracts or close new deals despite the uncertainties of the ongoing pandemic. Until the pandemic is under control, how do we best assist our clients in adapting to this “new normal”? Panelists will speak from their real-world experiences on resolving disputes and renegotiating existing contracts, to adjusting business operations in an everchanging landscape. Panelists will also share practical contractual solutions for pandemic-related risks when entering into new agreements. Attendees will have time to discuss in small groups various clauses that have worked for their client or company.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Thalhofer, Noerr LLP, Germany
View Details

20:55 to 21:00 UTC

Closing Remarks (Day 2 Rebroadcast)

Online

21:00 to 22:00 UTC

Optional Networking Time

Online

Friday, October 23, 2020

03:00 to 04:00 UTC

Networking Free Time - Get to know the virtual conference platform and talk with your colleagues!

Online

04:00 to 04:05 UTC

Welcoming Remarks (Day 3)

Online

04:05 to 04:25 UTC

Keynote Speaker (Day 3)

Online

04:25 to 05:35 UTC

Session 5: Inclusive Digital (Day 3)

Online


We are all aware that socio-economic conditions can lead to significant sections of our society being excluded from what the rest of us take for granted. One of the greatest tragedies is not only a loss of opportunity to better oneself through access to education and employment but also a lack of access to services through online resources. The exclusion of large sections of society from access to the digital online world has been brought into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children have been unable to access teaching materials provided to them by their schools, their parents have been unable to obtain clear guidance with regard to keeping healthy and safe during the pandemic, vulnerable people have been unable to use online resources for simple things such as grocery shopping as well as more important activities such as contacting medical services. It would seem the exclusion from the digital world follows existing exclusions for the lower socio-economic classes such as access to home loans, good schools, good public transport and so on. It is incumbent on us to stop such exclusion. This panel will discuss places where digital inequity resides and how we can move to a more inclusive digital world.

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05:35 to 05:45 UTC

Networking Break

Online

05:45 to 06:55 UTC

Session 6: Tackling Global Threats with Data and AI in the Context of Ethics and Data Protection Laws (Day 3)

Online


Data and Artificial Intelligence can be used for good to fight against COVID-19, cybercrime, or terror. Panelists will outline international legal guardrails and explain what can and must not be done when using this powerful technology. Attendees will move into breakout tables to discuss if and where we might need to adjust the law.

Speakers:

  • Nils Hullen, IBM Corporation, Germany
  • Simon Andrews, Babraham Institute, United Kingdom
  • Nazar Chernyavsky, Sayenk Kharenko, Ukraine
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06:55 to 07:00 UTC

Closing Remarks (Day 3)

Online

07:00 to 08:00 UTC

Optional Networking Time

Online

13:00 to 14:00 UTC

Networking Free Time - Get to know the virtual conference platform and talk with your colleagues!

Online

14:00 to 14:05 UTC

Welcoming Remarks (Day 3 Rebroadcast)

Online

14:05 to 14:25 UTC

Keynote Speaker (Day 3 Rebroadcast)

Online

14:25 to 15:35 UTC

Session 5: Inclusive Digital (Day 3 Rebroadcast)

Online


We are all aware that socio-economic conditions can lead to significant sections of our society being excluded from what the rest of us take for granted. One of the greatest tragedies is not only a loss of opportunity to better oneself through access to education and employment but also a lack of access to services through online resources. The exclusion of large sections of society from access to the digital online world has been brought into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Children have been unable to access teaching materials provided to them by their schools, their parents have been unable to obtain clear guidance with regard to keeping healthy and safe during the pandemic, vulnerable people have been unable to use online resources for simple things such as grocery shopping as well as more important activities such as contacting medical services. It would seem the exclusion from the digital world follows existing exclusions for the lower socio-economic classes such as access to home loans, good schools, good public transport and so on. It is incumbent on us to stop such exclusion. This panel will discuss places where digital inequity resides and how we can move to a more inclusive digital world.

View Details

15:35 to 15:45 UTC

Networking Break

Online

15:45 to 16:55 UTC

Session 6: Tackling Global Threats with Data and AI in the Context of Ethics and Data Protection Laws (Day 3 Rebroadcast)

Online


Data and Artificial Intelligence can be used for good to fight against COVID-19, cybercrime, or terror. Panelists will outline international legal guardrails and explain what can and must not be done when using this powerful technology. Attendees will move into breakout tables to discuss if and where we might need to adjust the law.

Speakers:

  • Nils Hullen, IBM Corporation, Germany
  • Simon Andrews, Babraham Institute, United Kingdom
  • Nazar Chernyavsky, Sayenk Kharenko, Ukraine
View Details

16:55 to 17:00 UTC

Closing Remarks (Day 3 Rebroadcast)

Online

17:00 to 18:00 UTC

Optional Networking Time

Online