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​​Gabriele Mazzini - TBC

European Commission/AI Act

​Gabriele Mazzini is the architect and lead author of the proposal on the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act) by the European Commission, where he has focused on the legal and policy questions raised by new technologies since August 2017. Between 2009 and 2017 Gabriele studied and worked in the United States. He was Associate General Counsel at the Millennium Villages Project, an international development initiative across several sub-Saharan countries founded and directed by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, and collaborated with early stage start-ups in the field of emergency communications and smart energy solutions.  

As EU official, he also served in the European Parliament, Legal Service and the Court of Justice. He holds a LLM from Harvard Law School, a PhD in Italian and Comparative Criminal Law from the University of Pavia and a Law Degree from the Catholic University in Milan. He is qualified to practice law in Italy and New York.

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David Geerts


David Geerts is senior research manager of the KU Leuven Digital Society Institute (DigiSoc), an interdisciplinary institute with the mission of enabling an inclusive digital society based on responsible, ethical and sustainable (use of) technologies. David has a PhD in Social Sciences, and is specialized in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Human-Centered Design. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications in various international conferences and journals, and regularly gives presentations, tutorials and guest lectures on topics related to Human-Computer Interaction.


Flore Vancompernolle

Université Catholique de Louvain

​Flore Vancompernolle Vromman is a teaching assistant and PhD student in Management at UCLouvain. The subject of her thesis focuses on ethical algorithms. More concretely, she works on reducing discrimination (based on gender, ethnicity, or other sensitive variables) within the development of algorithms. Her research is thus interdisciplinary, integrating both social sciences and computer sciences.


Vincent Gaukema & Smirithi Kalyanaraman


Vincent is a Director in PwC’s Risk Assurance practice with a background in data analytics, internal controls, and business process improvements. Besides his experience in the rollout of digitisation tracks for Finance, IT and Audit functions, Vincent is leading the PwC AI trust service supporting companies with the design of Responsible AI Governance frameworks and the validation of AI models in various industries. 

Smirithi is a Senior Consultant in PwC's Risk Assurance practice, specializing in data analytics, internal controls, and business process improvements. She has a strong background in implementing digital internal controls and developing custom data analytics solutions for clients. In addition to her core responsibilities, she actively supports Vincent in the PwC AI Trust service, where she assists her clients in the design of Responsible AI Governance frameworks, implementation and the validation of AI models across various industries.

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Ann-Elise Delbecq


​Ann-Elise is currently leading Data and AI in the Northern, Central and Eastern Europe market . Previously she led the Data science and AI Elite team at IBM EMEA. She is focused on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for IBM enabling clients to successfully apply Data Science and deploy governed, scalable and resilient AI into business processes. Ann-Elise has wide industry experience, in sectors ranging from Telco to Finance.
Ann-Elise holds a Master in Business Engineering and an advanced Master in Financial Economics (MS) from  KU Leuven, Belgium, where she delivered a final dissertation on machine learning in the space of Fraud Detection.


Johan De Bruycker


​AI allows to fully exploit data already available in the insurance business. Applying AI allows to calculate risks down to the level of the individual, which could result in uninsurable risks. This runs against the basic principles of insurance to pool and share risk against a possible eventuality. Johan De Bruycker, who is Group General Counsel of Ageas, will reflect on the broader implications of AI on the future of the insurance business and on the duty to ensure the integrity of insurance.


Juan Chia


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