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Draft Program for Digital Summit 2019
Friday 20 September 2019, Convention Centre Dublin
09.30-09.40Welcome Remarks, Minister of State, Mr. Pat Breen, T.D.
Opening Address by An Taoiseach, Mr Leo Varadkar
09.40-10.00Keynote 1: Kent Walker, SVP, Global Affairs & Chief Legal Officer, Google
10.00-11.10Keynote 2: Artificial Intelligence – the European response and global challenges
Jonathan McCrea, Broadcaster and Founder Whipsmart Media (Moderator)
Catelijne Muller, President and Founder of ALLAI and Member of the EU High Level Expert Group on AI
Ann Johnson, CVP Cybersecurity, Microsoft
Dr. James Luke, CTO for the Global Business Services' Public Sector account, UK and Ireland, IBM
Prof. Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland
Moojan Asghari, Cofounder, Women in AI
11.10-11.30Coffee Break
11.30-13.00Panel Discussions
Panel 1Panel 2Panel 3Panel 4Panel 5
DSM 2 and the Future of the Digital EconomyEducation and Machine LearningCountering Online DisinformationFintech: The Future of the Financial Sector?Ethics and AI – Not all Data is created equal
Chair: Erik O’Donovan, Head of Digital Economy Policy, IBECChair: Harold Hislop , Chief Inspector, D/Education & SkillsChair: Dr. Jane Suiter, Director, Institute for Future Media and Journalism (DCU)Chair: Peter Oakes , Founder Fintech IrelandChair: Dr. Martyn Farrows, COO, Soapbox Labs
Paul Hofheinz, President, and Co-Founder at the Lisbon CouncilProfessor Rose Luckin, Director of EDUCATE at UCLLutz Guellner, Head of Strategic Comms, EEASProfessor Manuela Veloso, Head of AI research, J.P. Morgan, Professor at Carnegie Mellon UniversityJen Gennai, Head of Responsible Innovation, Global Affairs, Google
Una Fitzpatrick, Director, Technology Ireland, IBECDr. Patricia Scanlon, Founder and CEO, Soapbox Labs.John Naughton, Director, Press Fellowship Programme
Wolfson College, Cambridge
Gerry Cross , Director Policy & Risk, Central Bank, Ireland Dr Veronica Barassi, Dept. of Media, Communications & Cultural Studies, University of London
Claire Bury, Deputy Director General, DG Connect, European CommissionConrad Wolfram, CEO, (European) Wolfram Research Meg Chang, Public Policy Manager, Elections, Facebook Eleanor Daly, General Counsel, FexcoKate Colleary, IAPP Country Leader Ireland
Director Pembroke Privacy
Karen White, Director of Public Policy for Europe, Twitter Dr. Alan Smeaton, Professor of Computing, Dublin City University
13.00 – 14.00Lunch
14.00 – 15.10Keynote 3: The Future of Data and Privacy
Jonathan McCrea, Broadcaster and Founder Whipsmart Media (Moderator)
John Frank, Microsoft
Jules Polonetsky, CEO, The Future of Privacy Forum
Dale Sunderland, Deputy Commissioner, Data Protection Commission Ireland
Giovanni Buttarelli, European Data Protection Supervisor, European Union
Aoife Sexton, Chief Privacy Officer, Trúata
15:10-16:45Panel Discussions
Panel 1Panel 2Panel 3Panel 4Panel 5
Digital technology & well-beingHealthcare & AI: Myths and RealitiesCyber-Security: defending the weakest linkGovernments driving digital transformationCompetition in the Digital Economy
Chair: Dr. Karlin Lillington, Journalist, The Irish TimesChair: Muiris O’Connor, Head of Research and Development and Health Analytics and Health Analytics, Dept. of Health, IrelandChair: Richard Browne, Internet Policy, Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment , IrelandChair: Dr. Lucy Fallon- Byrne, Assistant Secretary Reform, Dept. Public Expenditure and Reform, IrelandChair: Isolde Goggin, Chairperson, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), Ireland
Dr.Edwina Dunne, Business Director, GrandpadProfessor Sakir Sezer, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)Liam Maxwell, Director, Government Transformation, AWSProfessor Diane Coyle, Co-Director, Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge
Alex Cooney, CEO, Cybersafe IrelandDr. Nora Khaldi, Founder and CSO, NuritasDr. Donna O'Shea, HoD Computer Science, Cork IT, Cyber IrelandSoren Gaard, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry Business and Financial Affairs, DenmarkMr. Nicholas Banasevic, Head of Unit with responsibility for antitrust in the field of IT, the internet and consumer electronics, DG Competition
Professor Andrew Przybylski, Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute Dr. Petra Wilson, Managing Director, Health Connected PartnersTheodore Christakis, Professor of Law, Université Grenoble Alpes, French National Digital CouncilMichael McGrath, Group Head IT, UDG Healthcare plc.Eline Chivot, Senior Policy Analyst, Centre for Data Innovation
Prof. Brian Caulfield, Director, INSIGHT centre for Data Analytics
16:45-17:45Drinks reception hosted by Minister of State, Mr. Pat Breen, T.D.