DG JUST (EU)
Olivier Micol is the head of the Data protection unit within the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers of the European Commission He joined the European Commission in 1996 where he followed in particular the bilateral trade relations between the EU and Asia for 12 years, first in the Directorate General for Trade, then in the EU Delegation in China. From 2009 to 2013, he was the deputy head of the Consumer strategy unit, and from 2013 to 2016 the head of the Financial services and redress unit in the Directorate General for Justice and Consumers.
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch (Theodor Heuss Medal 2018, Grimme Online Nominee 2019). He testified before several committees of the German Bundestag, i.e. on AI and robotics, and serves on the governing board of the German section of Reporters Without Borders. Matthias has written and edited books on digital journalism and Internet governance and was named one of 15 architects building the data-driven future by Silicon Republic in 2017. He holds master’s degrees in Journalism from the University of Colorado in Boulder and in Philosophy from the Free University of Berlin.
Cornelia leads Microsoft’s European Rule of Law & Responsible Tech team which focuses on the impact of new technologies and regulatory frameworks that meet expectation of society. Her team covers policies such as responsible/ethical/trustworthy AI, digital safety and content regulation, privacy, lawful access, human rights and competition. Before joining Microsoft, she headed the legal department of BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation. She has also gained experience in a top 10 law firm and started her professional career in the European Parliament as a political advisor to an MEP. Cornelia is a qualified German lawyer, and holds a master’s degree in information technology and telecommunication laws.
City of Amsterdam (NL)
Ger is the first CTO of the City of Amsterdam. In this role he works on innovation and digital transformation. With his team he works on almost every topic in Amsterdam making sure Amsterdam grasps the opportunity of technology, making sure that the boundaries for tech companies are clear and the city has the right capabilities.
University of Cambridge (UK)
Dr Jennifer Cobbe is a Research Associate and Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Technology (Computer Laboratory) at the University of Cambridge, where she is part of the Compliant and Accountable Systems research group. She is also on the Executive Committee of Cambridge's interdisciplinary Trust & Technology Initiative, which explores the dynamics of trust and distrust around internet technologies, societies, and power. She is part of the Microsoft Cloud Computing Research Centre, and is a member of the Law Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.