about the event

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is emerging as the most important technology in a new wave of digital innovation that is transforming industries around the world.

Businesses in Europe are at the forefront of some of the latest advancements in the field, and European universities are home to the greatest concentration of AI researchers in the world. Every week, new case studies emerge showing the potential opportunities that can arise from greater use of the technology. To fully realize its vision for AI, Europe needs an influx of resources and talent, plus some important policy changes. This conference will bring together some of the leading voices in AI from across the continent to discuss why European success in AI is important, how the EU compares to other world leaders today, and what steps European policymakers should take to be more competitive in AI.

The European AI Policy Conference is a high-level forum to connect stakeholders working to promote AI in Europe, showcase advances in AI, and promote AI policies supporting its development to EU policymakers and thought leaders.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020


Renaissance Brussels Hotel
19 Rue du Parnasse
1050 Brussels, Belgium


Center for Data Innovation

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Grow your professional network and explore potential collaboration with global AI experts from industry and government.


Expand your knowledge by learning about the latest research and studies on the state of AI in the EU.


Exchange ideas and build relationships with other experts, policy officials, and thought leaders in the field.


Premier Thought Leaders

The European AI Policy Conference will showcase an array of the leading experts, practitioners, and researchers on European AI policy.

Bruno Gencarelli

Head of International Data Flows and Protection, DG Just, European Commission

Carla Hustedt

Project Lead Ethics of Algorithms, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Ceri Thompson

Ceri Thompson

Deputy Head of the policy sector of the eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing unit, DG CNECT, European Commission

Chris Cooter

Chef de Mission, Embassy of Canada to the European Union, Government of Canada

Claire Depré

Head of Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission
Dita Charanzová

Dita Charanzová

Member of the European Parliament, Renew Europe Group, Vice President of the European Parliament
Elijus Čivilis

Elijus Čivilis

Vice-Minister, Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania
Eline Chivot

Eline Chivot

Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation

Jan Ceyssens

Head of the Digital Finance Unit, DG FISMA, European Commission
Lucilla Sioli

Lucilla Sioli

Director for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Industry, DG CNECT, European Commission

Marco-Alexander Breit

Head of Task Force Artificial Intelligence, Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy

Margrethe Vestager

Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for a Europe Fit for the Digital Age

Michael Kopp

Director of Data Science and Head of Research, HERE Technologies

Michal Boni

Senior Research Associate, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
Robert Dehm

Robert Dehm

Attaché, Information Society and Telecommunications, Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU

Sana Khareghani

Deputy Director and Head of Office for Artificial Intelligence, UK Government

Sepp Hochreiter

Professor at Johannes Keppler University Linz and Founding Director of IARAI (Institute of Advanced Research in AI, Vienna)

Sue Daley

Associate Director of Technology & Innovation, techUK


Global Experts in AI Policy

The European AI Policy Conference draws on the expertise of global thought leaders on AI policy to bring the best ideas to its forum in Europe.

Alex Cooke

Counsellor to the EU, Industry, Innovation and Science at the Australian Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg

Alina Gnerre

Conversational Experiences Creator at The Thinking Clouds

Aude Schoentgen

Economist at Plum Consulting Paris and Content Lead at Women in AI

Elena Kell

Women in AI Ambassador, and AI, Innovation and Change Manager, Telia

Emanuela Girardi

Founder of Pop AI and Member of the High-Level Expert Group on AI of the Italian Government
Federico Menna

Federico Menna

Head of Innovation and Education Operations, EIT Digital

Fredrik Heintz

Associate Professor, Linköping University and Member of the EU High-Level Expert Group on AI

Kalin Tomov

Head of Competitiveness Section, Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the EU

Nicolas Moës

AI Policy Researcher & Project Manager, The Future Society

Ossi Piironen

Senior Researcher at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Peter Spyns

Senior Policy Advisor, Flemish Department of Economy, Science and Innovation

Roslyn Layton

Visiting Fellow, Aalborg University and Vice President, Strand Consult Denmark

Sakib Ershad

Head of the EU Engagement on Data at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), UK Government

Wendy Hall

Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton


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  • Plenary Sessions
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  • Lunch and Coffee Breaks
  • Networking Reception





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Renaissance Brussels Hotel

Rue du Parnasse 19
1050 Brussels, Belgium

Set in the European Quarter opposite the European Parliament, this upscale hotel is a focal point for the most important public policy conferences.

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