Events Sponsors

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AI4Belgium is the Belgian coalition of Artificial Intelligence key players. AI4Belgium is aiming at supporting and helping Belgian regional initiatives. It brings together experts from the private sector, the public sector, the academic world and civil society. It also welcomes all people and organizations who want to better understand the socio-economic impact of AI in the context of the 4th industrial revolution. AI4Belgium aims to ensure that everyone, in an inclusive way, can benefit from the ongoing transition. It pays special attention to and carries out work on the ethical and legal aspects necessary for a trustworthy AI. AI4Belgium is an initiative carried by 6 founding organizations in 2019 (FPS BOSA, BNVKI, Agoria, The Beacon, BeCentral, Reseau IA) . It currently counts 450 organizations and 6,000+ members, including 1,700 AI experts. AI4Belgium also aims to position Belgium, including its regions, in the European and international landscape as a frontrunner of trustworthy AI, addressing the main societal challenges.

BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow. With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.

Bird & Bird LLP is an international law firm which supports organisations being changed by the digital world or those leading that change. We combine exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients achieve their commercial goals. We have over 1300 lawyers in 29 offices across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, as well as close ties with firms in other parts of the world.

Data protection is taking on an increasingly prominent role in legislation. The need for sound training courses for Data Protection Officers is growing. With the publication of the first version of the GDPR, the role of a Data Protection Officer was added to the European legislative framework on data protection. That signalled the start for DPI. In 2016, the final GDPR text was published which prompted a huge increase in course participants. DPI developed into a leading training company in GDPR. To date, we have trained more than 3,000 professionals and we have a range of GDPR courses.

EPIC is an independent non-profit research center in Washington, DC. EPIC protects privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values; and promotes the Public Voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet. EPIC's program activities include public education, litigation, and advocacy. EPIC files amicus briefs, pursues open government cases, defends consumer privacy, and testifies about emerging privacy and civil liberties issues.

Straight talking. Thinking around corners. Understanding and solving the problem before it becomes a problem. Performing as a team, no matter where we’re sitting. Delivering clear and practical advice that gets your job done. Our 2,500 lawyers work together, solving your toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers. Expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes - we help you stay on top of your risks and opportunities. Around the world.

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect data. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally.

OneTrust is an in-depth and up-to-date privacy and security regulatory research platform powered by more than two decades of global privacy law research. Hundreds of global privacy laws and over ten thousand additional resources are mapped into OneTrust DataGuidance to give customers in-depth research, information, insight and perspectives on the world’s evolving list of global privacy regulations. OneTrust DataGuidance integrates seamlessly with the entire OneTrust platform, including – OneTrust Privacy, OneTrust PreferenceChoice™, and OneTrust Vendorpedia™.

Stibbe’s team of privacy and data protection specialists provides its clients with insight, foresight and experienced pragmatism. The team has over 20 years of experience in dealing with data protection authorities from different jurisdictions. The team is embedded in Stibbe’s TMT practice (Technology Media and Telecoms), and, as a result, the members have a thorough understanding of information technology and data communication networks. The team is involved in data governance protection projects for national and international clients, covering an a broad range sectors, such as media/entertainment, finance, communications, industry and transport, consumer goods, government and healthcare. Typical projects include privacy health checks, corporate data exchange and monitoring programs and policies.

Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet. The firm delivers commercially focused business solutions by combining legal, lobbying and political capabilities and invaluable connections on the ground to a diverse mix of clients from long established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations. With more than 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices across 20 countries on five continents, Squire Patton Boggs provides unrivalled access to expertise.

Steptoe EU cybersecurity, data, and privacy practice focuses on existing EU and national cybersecurity, data, and privacy law. Steptoe cybersecurity, data and privacy lawyers have specific experience preparing and managing incidents in a cross-border context, where it is necessary to consider multiple cybersecurity, privacy, and other regulatory and enforcement frameworks. Steptoe provides practical and pragmatic advice to clients faced with increased accountability requirements towards users. It is helping organizations testing new responses, such as broader use of standards or certification mechanisms across the data lifecycle in a wide range of industries (regulated and not regulated). For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a global law firm that helps clients maintain the highest standards for data protection while successfully pursuing their business interests. We have a fully integrated global practice with substantial experience in advising companies on all facets of global and EU privacy laws, including on topics such as big data, connected cards, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things. We have unique experience with complex multi-jurisdictional privacy investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation. We also counsel clients on the review of the EU data protection legal framework.