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The EU AI Act: Are you Ready for the New World?

Thursday 30 May 2024 - Linklaters LLP

Are you ready to dive into the intricate world where innovation meets law? The Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce (BJA) and Linklaters LLP cordially invite you to a seminar on the new EU AI Act and the opportunities and threats it presents.

The EU AI Act is the first-ever comprehensive legal framework on AI worldwide. The aim of the new rules is to foster trustworthy AI in Europe and beyond. To this end, the AI Act requires AI systems to respect fundamental rights, safety, and ethical principles. The goal is to address the risks of very powerful and impactful AI models.

During this event, we will zoom in on the opportunities and threats presented by AI, and discover how existing products and services can be enhanced by AI, leading to new business opportunities. We will explore the legal implications of AI on customer and supplier interactions, illustrated by different industry examples of AI systems. We will also address some important limitations and reflections to consider when incorporating AI into your business model.

You will hear from experts in the field, including from a key negotiator of the AI Act, top senior legal specialists and consultants as well as representatives of leading companies in the field.

Join us for a captivating exploration of this groundbreaking legislation and its impact in practice. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain a competitive edge and discuss with thought leaders.

This event is kindly hosted by Linklaters LLP.

Program

09:45 Registration
10:00 Welcome words by Tanguy Van Overstraeten, Partner, Linklaters LLP and BJA Vice-President
10:05 Keynote address by Dan Nechita, Head of Cabinet for MEP Dragos Tudorache, CERRE
10:30 Regulatory Landscape by:
  Tanguy Van Overstraeten, Partner, Linklaters LLP and BJA Vice-President
  Guillaume Couneson, Partner, Linklaters LLP
11:00 Opportunities and threats presented by AI:
  Tim Paridaens, Partner, GenAI Service Delivery Transformation Leader, Deloitte Consulting & Advisory
  Kristof Boodts, Senior Director, Deloitte Consulting & Advisory
11:30 Panel discussion, followed by Q&A
  Erik Deweerdt, Senior Legal Counsel, Barco
  Marco Canton, Senior Executive, Fujitsu
  Aditya Raj, AI Subject Matter Expert (SME) in Technology Strategy Unit, Fujitsu
  Sabine Demey, Director Flanders AI Research Program, imec
  Miguel Angel Gómez, Head of European Institutions, NTT Data
  Robert van der Eijk, Managing Director for Digital Strategy & Advisory in Belgium, NTT Data
12:30 Closing words by Wim Eynatten, Partner, Deloitte and BJA Legal & Tax Committee Chair
  Followed by Walking Lunch
14:00 Event adjourns

Participation fee:

This event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory

Please make your reservation latest by 16 May 2024.
Registrations are made automatically upon completion of the online form, on a first come, first served basis, with limited capacity.
Cancellations are accepted until 21 May 2024.

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