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2020 Global Technology Law Summit Agenda

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

18:00 to 19:00

PRE-Summit Networking Event: Get to Know the Platform

Online

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

08:00 to 09:00

PRE-Summit Networking Event: Get to Know the Platform

Online

14:00 to 15:00

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

Online

15:00 to 15:15

Presidential Welcome (Day 1)

Online

15:15 to 15:35

Keynote Speaker (Day 1) - Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University

Online


Keynote Speaker

Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University, Italy

Oreste Pollicino is a full professor of Constitutional Law at Bocconi University in Milan, where he teaches Internet law, constitutional law, and public law. He is the Director of the Bocconi LLM of Law in Internet Technologies, he is a member of the Executive Board of the European Agency for Fundamental Rights. He has also been a visiting professor at Oxford University and other universities in Budapest (CEU), Haifa, and Fribourg (Switzerland). Oreste is one of the most authoritative voices in the field of internet and media. Oreste frequently consults on contentious and non-contentious matters focused on ISP liability, administrative law, antitrust, media pluralism, the conflict between IP and other rights, and other related issues. Oreste was and is ranked by Who’s Who Legal in the Data, Privacy and Protection category for 2018, 2019, and 2020 (global leader).

15:35 to 16:05

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:

John Buyers, Osborne Clarke, United Kingdom

John leads Osborne Clarke's Commercial team and manages their AI and Machine Learning service offering. He is a commercial outsourcing and information technology specialist with over 28 years’ experience of large-scale domestic and international transactions, many of a strategic and industry defining nature. John joined Osborne Clarke in 2013, having previously led and managed the commercial, technology and telecoms group at Stephenson Harwood, a major London City law firm. He has a diverse practice, which also includes exposure to Middle Eastern markets in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. John's practice encompasses some of the world's largest international managed services transactions, including some in the financial services sector which have aggregate revenues in excess of USD$2.5bn. John is recognised by clients as a "trusted adviser" who is "pragmatic and an extremely able negotiator", Chambers UK, Outsourcing, 2019. He is also Recommended in Who's Who Legal as a 'Global Leader for 'Data – Information Technology 2020. John is an Advisory Board Member of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Artificial Intelligence. He sits on the Board of Directors of ITechLaw and Chairs the Responsible AI Committee. John serves as Council Member and Co-Chair of the CPR's Digital Transformation Committee. He has served on the editorial board of Outsource Magazine and has won the NOAs Outsourcing Advisor of the Year award. John authors numerous articles on the impact of increasing digitalisation on clients sectors/businesses and has written a book on the legal implications of Artificial Intelligence.

Trish Shaw, Beyond Reach Consulting Limited, United Kingdom

Patricia is Vice Chair of iTechLaw’s AI Committee, and co-author of The Human Technology Foundation’s report on Technology Governance during a Health Crisis and iTechLaw’s update to Responsible AI Global Policy Framework. Patricia runs her own tech ethics (policy, governance, and legal) consultancy practice, as well as co-creating international standards and certification in respect of applied ethics of AI with the IEEE. Patricia has over 20 years’ in-house and private practice experience providing legal, regulatory, government affairs, and risk management advice in the Data, Tech, and Financial Services sectors.

16:05 to 16:15

Networking Break

Online

16:15 to 17:25

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, The University of Melbourne, Australia

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 focuses 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. He practices technology and intellectual property law, representing a range of clients from large corporations to small businesses, individual artists and authors. His practice includes infringement actions and transactional work, such as drafting international and domestic licensing and royalty agreements, and manufacturing and distribution agreements. Mr. Schwartz lectures frequently on 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.

17:25 to 17:40

Networking Break

Online

17:40 to 18:10

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

Dean Harvey, Perkins Coie, United States, Moderator

Dean W. Harvey, co-chair of Perkins Coie's Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Robotics practice, focuses his practice on technology related commercial transactions, product counseling, and data privacy and security. He assists clients in acquiring and developing intellectual property, technology, software and other technology-related services. Dean has counseled Fortune 100 clients, mid-tier clients and start-ups on AI and machine learning, product compliance, privacy and security, large software development projects, AI companies in negotiations with their clients, SaaS providers in establishing and operating their platforms, and technology companies in various data and technology licensing transactions.

His more than a decade of software industry experience includes beginning his career in artificial intelligence and developing expert systems for EDS Research and Development. He later developed communications device drivers and operating systems for IBM and CalComp. Dean is recognized by Chambers USA, The US Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of technology law and technology outsourcing.

 

 

Pádraig​ Walsh, Tanner de Witt, Hong Kong

Pádraig’s practice focuses on venture capital and related corporate work in the technology sector. He advises on the range of common issues for emerging, growth and mature companies, such as venture capital and private equity investments, corporate structuring, IP licensing, personal data privacy, equity incentive plans, and shareholder disputes. He represents both investors, strategics, and founders. He is a member of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, iTech Law, and PrivacyRules.

 

 

 

 

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, CIRANO, Canada

Holder of a Ph.D. in Management Science from the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin is a full professor at Polytechnique Montréal and President and CEO of CIRANO, Visiting Scientist at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health and Associate Researcher at IVADO.  Her research interests focus on risk management and decision making in different contexts of risk and uncertainty as well as public policies. She also participated in the development of the Montreal Declaration for the Responsible Development of AI.

 

 

 

 


Éric Salobir, Human Technology Foundation, France

Éric Salobir is the President of the Executive Committee of the Human Technology Foundation and the founder of OPTIC, an international research and action network that places people at the heart of technology development. OPTIC brings together several thousand researchers, entrepreneurs and technology developers. This network carries out research projects in practical ethics leading to the publication of articles and reports (www.optictechnology.org). It also assists public policy makers and entrepreneurs in assessing the impact of technologies through coaching and training. In Paris, the network runs Lab.222, a think tank dedicated to ethical innovation. A graduate of the ISC Paris business school, Eric Salobir has worked at the French Embassy in Prague (economics and trade section), and at Crédit Lyonnais (now LCL) in the investment banking department in Paris. Eric Salobir joined the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in 2000. He is a priest with degrees in theology and philosophy. He has been editor-in-chief of the radio station ROC FM and a member of the board of directors of the French Federation of Christian Radios. He was also responsible for the web TV of Catholic programs for the French television channel France 2. As an expert to the Holy See, Eric Salobir advises leaders of major companies and public policy actors on ethical issues related to disruptive technologies. He is the author of the book "Dieu et la Silicon Valley" (God and Silicon Valley) to be published in the autumn.

18:10 to 18:15

Closing Remarks (Day 1)

Online

18:15 to 19:00

Optional Networking Time

Online

Thursday, October 22, 2020

00:00 to 01:00

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

Online

01:00 to 01:15

Presidential Welcome (Day 1 Rebroadcast)

Online

01:15 to 01:35

Keynote Speaker (Day 1 Rebroadcast) - Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University

Online


Keynote Speaker

Oreste Pollicino, Bocconi University, Italy

Oreste Pollicino is a full professor of Constitutional Law at Bocconi University in Milan, where he teaches Internet law, constitutional law, and public law. He is the Director of the Bocconi LLM of Law in Internet Technologies, he is a member of the Executive Board of the European Agency for Fundamental Rights. He has also been a visiting professor at Oxford University and other universities in Budapest (CEU), Haifa, and Fribourg (Switzerland). Oreste is one of the most authoritative voices in the field of internet and media. Oreste frequently consults on contentious and non-contentious matters focused on ISP liability, administrative law, antitrust, media pluralism, the conflict between IP and other rights, and other related issues. Oreste was and is ranked by Who’s Who Legal in the Data, Privacy and Protection category for 2018, 2019, and 2020 (global leader).

01:35 to 02:05

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:

John Buyers, Osborne Clarke, United Kingdom

John leads Osborne Clarke's Commercial team and manages their AI and Machine Learning service offering. He is a commercial outsourcing and information technology specialist with over 28 years’ experience of large-scale domestic and international transactions, many of a strategic and industry defining nature. John joined Osborne Clarke in 2013, having previously led and managed the commercial, technology and telecoms group at Stephenson Harwood, a major London City law firm. He has a diverse practice, which also includes exposure to Middle Eastern markets in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. John's practice encompasses some of the world's largest international managed services transactions, including some in the financial services sector which have aggregate revenues in excess of USD$2.5bn. John is recognised by clients as a "trusted adviser" who is "pragmatic and an extremely able negotiator", Chambers UK, Outsourcing, 2019. He is also Recommended in Who's Who Legal as a 'Global Leader for 'Data – Information Technology 2020. John is an Advisory Board Member of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Artificial Intelligence. He sits on the Board of Directors of ITechLaw and Chairs the Responsible AI Committee. John serves as Council Member and Co-Chair of the CPR's Digital Transformation Committee. He has served on the editorial board of Outsource Magazine and has won the NOAs Outsourcing Advisor of the Year award. John authors numerous articles on the impact of increasing digitalisation on clients sectors/businesses and has written a book on the legal implications of Artificial Intelligence.

Trish Shaw, Beyond Reach Consulting Limited, United Kingdom

Patricia is Vice Chair of iTechLaw’s AI Committee, and co-author of The Human Technology Foundation’s report on Technology Governance during a Health Crisis and iTechLaw’s update to Responsible AI Global Policy Framework. Patricia runs her own tech ethics (policy, governance, and legal) consultancy practice, as well as co-creating international standards and certification in respect of applied ethics of AI with the IEEE. Patricia has over 20 years’ in-house and private practice experience providing legal, regulatory, government affairs, and risk management advice in the Data, Tech, and Financial Services sectors.

02:05 to 02:15

Networking Break

Online

02:15 to 03:25

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, University of Melbourne, Australia

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 focuses 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. He practices technology and intellectual property law, representing a range of clients from large corporations to small businesses, individual artists and authors. His practice includes infringement actions and transactional work, such as drafting international and domestic licensing and royalty agreements, and manufacturing and distribution agreements. Mr. Schwartz lectures frequently on 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.

03:25 to 03:40

Networking Break

Online

03:40 to 04:10

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:

Dean Harvey, Perkins Coie, United States, Moderator

Dean W. Harvey, co-chair of Perkins Coie's Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning & Robotics practice, focuses his practice on technology related commercial transactions, product counseling, and data privacy and security. He assists clients in acquiring and developing intellectual property, technology, software and other technology-related services. Dean has counseled Fortune 100 clients, mid-tier clients and start-ups on AI and machine learning, product compliance, privacy and security, large software development projects, AI companies in negotiations with their clients, SaaS providers in establishing and operating their platforms, and technology companies in various data and technology licensing transactions.

His more than a decade of software industry experience includes beginning his career in artificial intelligence and developing expert systems for EDS Research and Development. He later developed communications device drivers and operating systems for IBM and CalComp. Dean is recognized by Chambers USA, The US Legal 500 and The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of technology law and technology outsourcing.

 

 

Pádraig​ Walsh, Tanner de Witt, Hong Kong

Pádraig’s practice focuses on venture capital and related corporate work in the technology sector. He advises on the range of common issues for emerging, growth and mature companies, such as venture capital and private equity investments, corporate structuring, IP licensing, personal data privacy, equity incentive plans, and shareholder disputes. He represents both investors, strategics, and founders. He is a member of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, iTech Law, and PrivacyRules.

 

 

 

 

Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin, CIRANO, Canada

Holder of a Ph.D. in Management Science from the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan. Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin is a full professor at Polytechnique Montréal and President and CEO of CIRANO, Visiting Scientist at Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health and Associate Researcher at IVADO.  Her research interests focus on risk management and decision making in different contexts of risk and uncertainty as well as public policies. She also participated in the development of the Montreal Declaration for the Responsible Development of AI.

 

 

 

 


Éric Salobir, Human Technology Foundation, France

Éric Salobir is the President of the Executive Committee of the Human Technology Foundation and the founder of OPTIC, an international research and action network that places people at the heart of technology development. OPTIC brings together several thousand researchers, entrepreneurs and technology developers. This network carries out research projects in practical ethics leading to the publication of articles and reports (www.optictechnology.org). It also assists public policy makers and entrepreneurs in assessing the impact of technologies through coaching and training. In Paris, the network runs Lab.222, a think tank dedicated to ethical innovation. A graduate of the ISC Paris business school, Eric Salobir has worked at the French Embassy in Prague (economics and trade section), and at Crédit Lyonnais (now LCL) in the investment banking department in Paris. Eric Salobir joined the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in 2000. He is a priest with degrees in theology and philosophy. He has been editor-in-chief of the radio station ROC FM and a member of the board of directors of the French Federation of Christian Radios. He was also responsible for the web TV of Catholic programs for the French television channel France 2. As an expert to the Holy See, Eric Salobir advises leaders of major companies and public policy actors on ethical issues related to disruptive technologies. He is the author of the book "Dieu et la Silicon Valley" (God and Silicon Valley) to be published in the autumn.

04:10 to 04:15

Closing Remarks (Day 1 Rebroadcast)

Online

04:15 to 05:00

Optional Networking Time

Online

09:00

DAY 2 START

Online

09:00 to 10:00

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

Online

10:00 to 10:10

Welcoming Remarks (Day 2)

Online

10:10 to 10:30

Keynote Speaker (Day 2) - Will Scrimshaw, BenevolentAI

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.

10:30 to 11:40

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:

Julia Jacobson, Arent Fox LLP, United States, Moderator

Julia B. Jacobson is a Partner at Arent Fox LLP (Boston). Julia advises her clients on an array of privacy, cybersecurity, data governance and incident response matters. Julia offers her clients practical and tactical advice throughout the data lifecycle. Julia also regularly advises on use of data assets, business transactions and machine learning and artificial intelligence. Julia has significant experience assisting clients in negotiating and drafting technology-centric agreements and developing template master services, licensing, terms of service and similar agreements.

 

 


Laura Liguori, Portolano Cavallo, Italy

Laura is a partner of Portolano Cavallo since 2004. She is among only five “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in Information Technology in Europe by Who’s Who Legal TMT 2015. She has focused for more than 20 years on all legal issues concerning Internet and e-Commerce, personal data protection, consumer law and unfair commercial practices, advertising, IT law, new technology, digital media, contract law. Laura advises clients on all the complex legal issues concerning the Internet and privacy: user-generated content, data scraping, social networks, cybersecurity, information governance, protection of databases, data mining, big data, and predictive analysis of data. In the field of data protection, she works on profiling, cookies, big data, employee monitoring, whistleblowing hotlines, location-based services, cross-border transfers of data, etc. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Privacy Institute (an Italian data protection think tank), of the Executive Committee of ITechLaw, of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), of the Professional Women’s Network of Rome (PWN Rome) and she is vice president of the Women&Technologies Association.

 

Courtney Stout, S&P Global, United States

Courtney Stout is well-known for her work in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity. She is a problem solver who gives practical advice on scoping and managing risk arising from global data protection regulations. She is a strong leader who draws on the power of positive energy to balance privacy and cyber risk with business needs and growth opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 


Gosse Zeilstra, DLI / Microsoft, United States

Gosse Zeilstra, LL.M, is a Senior Consultant on assignment as Privacy Manager at Microsoft where he works on global projects mapping storage, usage, and sharing of data. Gosse served as the Company Secretary and Privacy Officer for a listed US Investment Firm with $24 billion assets under management where he implemented their global GDPR framework and policies. Additionally, Gosse was a lecturer for Santa Clara University School of Law on CCPA, GDPR, Global Antitrust, Joint Ventures, and Corporate Compliance. Gosse is a member of IAPP and ACC, and he is regularly engaged as a public speaker.

11:40 to 11:45

Networking Break

Online

11:45 to 12:55

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:

Tom Bullock, ATP Media, United Kingdom

Tom is General Counsel at ATP Media, the global broadcast and media arm of the ATP Tour. Tom trained and qualified at Allen & Overy LLP before specialising in sports and media law at Onside Law working across a wide variety of sports, but focussing on tennis, golf and cricket. Tom has vast experience in the tennis industry, having acted for governing bodies, athletes and broadcasters on a global basis. Tom was recognised in the Financial Times General Counsel Report 2019 for acting at the cutting edge of consumer trends and as one of the country’s leading “innovative general counsels”.

 

 




Paul D. Sammons, Electrolux Global Brand, United States

Paul Sammons has over 35 years of progressive internal audit, general accounting and licensing experience. Paul has experience in six industries. Paul’s experience includes six years as Audit Manager for Anheuser Busch, eight years as a Controller for a chain of retail stores and eleven years with Corporate Express (now Staples) in roles as VP of Finance and VP of Internal Audit. He has been with the Electrolux Group for ten years and has contributed to the growth of the licensing business. His varied experience in business has been a huge asset to the licensing group at Electrolux. Paul currently is responsible for global licensing operations and finance and managing customer accounts in the Middle East, India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Further to his work at Electrolux, Paul is on the Chairman of the Board of The Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence (SPLiCE) and was the head of the International Benchmark Team for several years.  He has been a CPA since 1983 and completed his undergrad degree at a small university in Virginia.

 

 

 

Thomas Thalhofer, Noerr LLP, Germany

Thomas specialises in legal issues surrounding digitalisation of the economy, legal advice in complex IT projects, cloud and IT outsourcing, corporate transactions in the fields of technology, IT dispute resolution and litigation, software licensing law. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the ITechLaw Association, past chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee, co-chair of the Outsourcing Committee of the German Association of Law and Informatics. Thomas is ranked among the six German thought leaders in IT law by Who’s Who Legal and is recommended as a leading expert in IT law by JUVE, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.

 

 

 

12:55 to 13:00

Closing Remarks (Day 2)

Online

13:00 to 14:00

Optional Networking Time

Online

17:00 to 18:00

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

Online

18:00 to 18:10

Welcoming Remarks (Day 2 Rebroadcast)

Online

18:10 to 18:30

Keynote Speaker (Day 2 Rebroadcast) - Will Scrimshaw, BenevolentAI

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.

18:30 to 19:40

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:

Julia Jacobson, Arent Fox LLP, United States, Moderator

Julia B. Jacobson is a Partner at Arent Fox LLP (Boston). Julia advises her clients on an array of privacy, cybersecurity, data governance and incident response matters. Julia offers her clients practical and tactical advice throughout the data lifecycle. Julia also regularly advises on use of data assets, business transactions and machine learning and artificial intelligence. Julia has significant experience assisting clients in negotiating and drafting technology-centric agreements and developing template master services, licensing, terms of service and similar agreements.

 

 

 

Laura Liguori, Portolano Cavallo, Italy

Laura is a partner of Portolano Cavallo since 2004. She is among only five “Most Highly Regarded Individuals” in Information Technology in Europe by Who’s Who Legal TMT 2015. She has focused for more than 20 years on all legal issues concerning Internet and e-Commerce, personal data protection, consumer law and unfair commercial practices, advertising, IT law, new technology, digital media, contract law. Laura advises clients on all the complex legal issues concerning the Internet and privacy: user-generated content, data scraping, social networks, cybersecurity, information governance, protection of databases, data mining, big data, and predictive analysis of data. In the field of data protection, she works on profiling, cookies, big data, employee monitoring, whistleblowing hotlines, location-based services, cross-border transfers of data, etc. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Italian Privacy Institute (an Italian data protection think tank), of the Executive Committee of ITechLaw, of The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), of the Professional Women’s Network of Rome (PWN Rome) and she is vice president of the Women&Technologies Association.



Courtney Stout, S&P Global, United States

Courtney Stout is well-known for her work in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity. She is a problem solver who gives practical advice on scoping and managing risk arising from global data protection regulations. She is a strong leader who draws on the power of positive energy to balance privacy and cyber risk with business needs and growth opportunities.

 

 

 

 

 


Gosse Zeilstra, DLI / Microsoft, United States

Gosse Zeilstra, LL.M, is a Senior Consultant on assignment as Privacy Manager at Microsoft where he works on global projects mapping storage, usage, and sharing of data. Gosse served as the Company Secretary and Privacy Officer for a listed US Investment Firm with $24 billion assets under management where he implemented their global GDPR framework and policies. Additionally, Gosse was a lecturer for Santa Clara University School of Law on CCPA, GDPR, Global Antitrust, Joint Ventures, and Corporate Compliance. Gosse is a member of IAPP and ACC, and he is regularly engaged as a public speaker.

19:40 to 19:45

Networking Break

Online

19:45 to 20:55

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:

Tom Bullock, ATP Media, United Kingdom

Tom is General Counsel at ATP Media, the global broadcast and media arm of the ATP Tour. Tom trained and qualified at Allen & Overy LLP before specialising in sports and media law at Onside Law working across a wide variety of sports, but focussing on tennis, golf and cricket. Tom has vast experience in the tennis industry, having acted for governing bodies, athletes and broadcasters on a global basis. Tom was recognised in the Financial Times General Counsel Report 2019 for acting at the cutting edge of consumer trends and as one of the country’s leading “innovative general counsels”.

 

 



 

Paul D. Sammons, Electrolux Global Brand, United States

Paul Sammons has over 35 years of progressive internal audit, general accounting and licensing experience. Paul has experience in six industries. Paul’s experience includes six years as Audit Manager for Anheuser Busch, eight years as a Controller for a chain of retail stores and eleven years with Corporate Express (now Staples) in roles as VP of Finance and VP of Internal Audit. He has been with the Electrolux Group for ten years and has contributed to the growth of the licensing business. His varied experience in business has been a huge asset to the licensing group at Electrolux. Paul currently is responsible for global licensing operations and finance and managing customer accounts in the Middle East, India, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Further to his work at Electrolux, Paul is on the Chairman of the Board of The Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence (SPLiCE) and was the head of the International Benchmark Team for several years.  He has been a CPA since 1983 and completed his undergrad degree at a small university in Virginia.

 

 

 

Thomas Thalhofer, Noerr LLP, Germany

Thomas specialises in legal issues surrounding digitalisation of the economy, legal advice in complex IT projects, cloud and IT outsourcing, corporate transactions in the fields of technology, IT dispute resolution and litigation, software licensing law. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the ITechLaw Association, past chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee, co-chair of the Outsourcing Committee of the German Association of Law and Informatics. Thomas is ranked among the six German thought leaders in IT law by Who’s Who Legal and is recommended as a leading expert in IT law by JUVE, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.

 

 

20:55 to 21:00

Closing Remarks (Day 2 Rebroadcast)

Online

21:00 to 22:00

Optional Networking Time

Online

Friday, October 23, 2020

03:00 to 04:00

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

Online

04:00 to 04:05

Welcoming Remarks (Day 3)

Online

04:05 to 04:25

Keynote Speaker (Day 3) - Jennifer Zhu Scott, The Commons Project

Online


Keynote Speaker

Jennifer Zhu Scott, The Commons Project, Hong Kong

Jennifer Zhu Scott is the Executive Chairman of The Commons Project, a nonprofit public trust established to build global digital infrastructure as public good for the people. Prior, she was the founder of Radian Partners, focusing on direct investment in Artificial Intelligence and deep tech.

04:25 to 05:35

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.

Speakers:

Julian Potter, WP Thompson, United Kingdom, Moderator

Julian’s technical areas of expertise include telecommunications and associated technologies including design and fabrication; semiconductors; optics; control systems; software; cryptography; mechanical engineering; nanotechnology; mechanical devices; nuclear physics and imaging; electronics and micro processor design; voice recognition and text-to-speech conversion and oil services technology. He has wide experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and representing clients before both the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office. Julian is not only a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Trade Mark Attorney, but also an experienced Higher Courts Litigator and has been involved in both Patents Court and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (formerly Patents County Court) litigation covering a wide range of technologies from cryptographic key exchange architecture (Irdeto v Telewest), design methods for oil exploration drill bits (Halliburton v Smith), GPS applications (GPS industries v Prolink) and biofilms (Innovia Films Ltd v Frito-Lay North America Inc.). Whilst managing the UK patent department of a leading global cellular telecommunications company he gained wide experience of the commercial and strategic value of intellectual property on a global scale and regularly advises clients on the development, exploitation and enforcement of a global intellectual property portfolio.

 


Paul Lanois, FieldFisher, United States

Paul Lanois is a security and privacy professional and Director in Privacy and Security at Fieldfisher. Paul provides advice to companies on both domestic and international privacy and cybersecurity compliance matters, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Paul also advises clients on a wide range of other privacy and cybersecurity issues, including data breaches and incident response, risk assessments, and policy development. Paul has worked in Paris (France), London (UK), Luxembourg, Zurich (Switzerland), Hong Kong and the United States. He has been recognized as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional specialized in Asian law (CIPP/A), US law (CIPP/US), European law (CIPP/E) and Canadian law (CIPP/C). He is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT).

 


Timea Suto, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), France

As part of the Innovation for All policy team at the International Chamber of Commerce, Timea Suto works with global business experts to bring private sector views into activities and decisions of ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society initiative. Among her different responsibilities she leads policy input and advocacy on digital economy and Internet governance issues. Prior to her role at ICC, she served as analyst for various policy projects and in evolving research and teaching roles. She has degrees in International Relations, Minority Policy and European Public Policy.

 

 


John Zoltner, Save the Children, United States

John Zoltner is the Senior Advisor for Technology for Development and Innovation at Save the Children. John has more than 20 years of professional experience designing, implementing and evaluating initiatives that take advantage of the power of innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to achieve social impact in resource poor environments. He leads STC’s global Technology for Development Steering Group, focusing on initiatives that increase program efficiencies, reach and impact.  See John’s LinkedIn profile for more information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jzoltner/

05:35 to 05:45

Networking Break

Online

05:45 to 06:55

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:

Simon Andrews, Babraham Institute, United Kingdom

Simon Andrews is the Head of Bioinformatics at the Babraham Institute, an academic research organisation studying biological processes related to ageing.  His group provides advice, analysis, training and infrastructure for the institute’s 24 research groups as well as consultancy services for a range of commercial clients. His group’s research focuses on the assurance of quality and the validation of results in large datasets. They have developed a wide range of software used by scientists around the world and run training courses instructing researchers in the use of cutting-edge data analysis techniques.

 


 

Nazar Chernyavsky, Sayenko Kharenko, Ukraine

Nazar Chernyavsky has 17 years of professional experience. His primary specializations are banking and finance and capital markets but he combines his professional expertise in these areas with unique understanding of the transactional aspects of IP law. He also supervises the firm’s team providing legal advice on personal data protection in the banking, insurance and financial services sectors. Being a Vice Chair of the International Bar Association’s Technology Committee, Nazar also covers technology sector within the firm, including cyber security. In 2018, he was elected to the IBA’s Presidential Task Force on Cyber Security, which developed Cyber Security Guidelines for the lawyers worldwide. His reputation and experience in IT is highly recommended by Ukrainian and international legal directories. 

 

 

 

 

Nils Hullen, IBM Corporation, Germany

In his current position Nils works in IBM’s Chief Privacy Office as a Program Director for Global Privacy Policy. He focuses on global internal and external privacy policy issues, e.g. emerging privacy laws, data transfer mechanisms and other data or AI-focused regulations. Before joining IBM in 2015, Nils represented the German digital association Bitkom in Brussels, worked for the German Ministry of Justice and as an attorney for a law firm specialized in IT and privacy. He is (co-)author of several books and articles on privacy, holds a Ph.D. in law (Dr. iur.) and a Master of Law & Information Technology.

06:55 to 07:00

Closing Remarks (Day 3)

Online

07:00 to 08:00

Optional Networking Time

Online

13:00 to 14:00

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

Online

14:00 to 14:05

Welcoming Remarks (Day 3 Rebroadcast)

Online

14:05 to 14:25

Keynote Speaker (Day 3 Rebroadcast) - Jennifer Zhu Scott, The Commons Project

Online


Keynote Speaker

Jennifer Zhu Scott, The Commons Project, Hong Kong

Jennifer Zhu Scott is the Executive Chairman of The Commons Project, a nonprofit public trust established to build global digital infrastructure as public good for the people. Prior, she was the founder of Radian Partners, focusing on direct investment in Artificial Intelligence and deep tech.

14:25 to 15:35

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.

Speakers:

Julian Potter, WP Thompson, United Kingdom, Moderator

Julian’s technical areas of expertise include telecommunications and associated technologies including design and fabrication; semiconductors; optics; control systems; software; cryptography; mechanical engineering; nanotechnology; mechanical devices; nuclear physics and imaging; electronics and micro processor design; voice recognition and text-to-speech conversion and oil services technology. He has wide experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications and representing clients before both the UK Intellectual Property Office and the European Patent Office. Julian is not only a Chartered Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney and European Trade Mark Attorney, but also an experienced Higher Courts Litigator and has been involved in both Patents Court and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (formerly Patents County Court) litigation covering a wide range of technologies from cryptographic key exchange architecture (Irdeto v Telewest), design methods for oil exploration drill bits (Halliburton v Smith), GPS applications (GPS industries v Prolink) and biofilms (Innovia Films Ltd v Frito-Lay North America Inc.). Whilst managing the UK patent department of a leading global cellular telecommunications company he gained wide experience of the commercial and strategic value of intellectual property on a global scale and regularly advises clients on the development, exploitation and enforcement of a global intellectual property portfolio.

 


Paul Lanois, FieldFisher, United States

Paul Lanois is a security and privacy professional and Director in Privacy and Security at Fieldfisher. Paul provides advice to companies on both domestic and international privacy and cybersecurity compliance matters, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Paul also advises clients on a wide range of other privacy and cybersecurity issues, including data breaches and incident response, risk assessments, and policy development. Paul has worked in Paris (France), London (UK), Luxembourg, Zurich (Switzerland), Hong Kong and the United States. He has been recognized as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional specialized in Asian law (CIPP/A), US law (CIPP/US), European law (CIPP/E) and Canadian law (CIPP/C). He is also a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT).



Timea Suto, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), France

As part of the Innovation for All policy team at the International Chamber of Commerce, Timea Suto works with global business experts to bring private sector views into activities and decisions of ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society initiative. Among her different responsibilities she leads policy input and advocacy on digital economy and Internet governance issues. Prior to her role at ICC, she served as analyst for various policy projects and in evolving research and teaching roles. She has degrees in International Relations, Minority Policy and European Public Policy.

 


 

John Zoltner, Save the Children, United States

John Zoltner is the Senior Advisor for Technology for Development and Innovation at Save the Children. John has more than 20 years of professional experience designing, implementing and evaluating initiatives that take advantage of the power of innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to achieve social impact in resource poor environments. He leads STC’s global Technology for Development Steering Group, focusing on initiatives that increase program efficiencies, reach and impact.  See John’s LinkedIn profile for more information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jzoltner/

15:35 to 15:45

Networking Break

Online

15:45 to 16:55

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:

Simon Andrews, Babraham Institute, United Kingdom

Simon Andrews is the Head of Bioinformatics at the Babraham Institute, an academic research organisation studying biological processes related to ageing.  His group provides advice, analysis, training and infrastructure for the institute’s 24 research groups as well as consultancy services for a range of commercial clients. His group’s research focuses on the assurance of quality and the validation of results in large datasets. They have developed a wide range of software used by scientists around the world and run training courses instructing researchers in the use of cutting-edge data analysis techniques.

 


 

Nazar Chernyavsky, Sayenko Kharenko, Ukraine

Nazar Chernyavsky has 17 years of professional experience. His primary specializations are banking and finance and capital markets but he combines his professional expertise in these areas with unique understanding of the transactional aspects of IP law. He also supervises the firm’s team providing legal advice on personal data protection in the banking, insurance and financial services sectors. Being a Vice Chair of the International Bar Association’s Technology Committee, Nazar also covers technology sector within the firm, including cyber security. In 2018, he was elected to the IBA’s Presidential Task Force on Cyber Security, which developed Cyber Security Guidelines for the lawyers worldwide. His reputation and experience in IT is highly recommended by Ukrainian and international legal directories. 

 

 

 

 

Nils Hullen, IBM Corporation, Germany

In his current position Nils works in IBM’s Chief Privacy Office as a Program Director for Global Privacy Policy. He focuses on global internal and external privacy policy issues, e.g. emerging privacy laws, data transfer mechanisms and other data or AI-focused regulations. Before joining IBM in 2015, Nils represented the German digital association Bitkom in Brussels, worked for the German Ministry of Justice and as an attorney for a law firm specialized in IT and privacy. He is (co-)author of several books and articles on privacy, holds a Ph.D. in law (Dr. iur.) and a Master of Law & Information Technology.

16:55 to 17:00

Closing Remarks (Day 3 Rebroadcast)

Online

17:00 to 18:00

Optional Networking Time

Online