Watch the video highlights and read the content report of our 2019 AI Summit


LIVESTREAM 1 POLITICO AI Summit’s opening and exclusive interview with Dame Wendy Hall, Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton, U.K., Executive director, Web science Institute, moderated by Mark Scott, Chief Technology Correspondent at POLITICO.
LIVESTREAM 2 POLITICO’s AI Summit Fireside chat with Björn Böhning, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Germany; Tabitha Goldstaub, CognitionX, U.K. AI Council and Bertrand Pailhès, AI National Strategy Coordinator, France; moderated by Janosch Delcker, AI Correspondent at POLITICO.
LIVESTREAM 3 POLITICO’s AI Summit Spotlight on Belgian AI with Philippe De Backer, Minister of Administrative Simplification, Digital Agenda, Postal Services and Telecom, Belgium; Mieke De Ketelaere, Customer Intelligence Director, SAS; Frédéric Pivetta, Founder and Managing Partner, Dalberg Data Insights; moderated by Laurens Cerulus, Reporter at POLITICO.

Interview with Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers & Gender Equality, moderated by Annabelle Dickson, Reporter at POLITICO

Interview with Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, moderated by Janosch Delcker, AI Correspondent at POLITICO

Closing session: EUROPEAN AI LEADERSHIP: PIPE DREAM OR REAL POTENTIAL with Aurore Belfrage, Chief Executive Officer, Oriens Advisory; André Loeskrug-Pietri, Speaker of the Joint European Disruptive Initiative (J.E.D.I.), Founder ACapital, moderated by Nicholas Vinocur, Technology Editor


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2019 Speakers

André Loesekrug-Pietri
Speaker for J.E.D.I., former special advisor to the French Minister of Defence, founder of ACAPITAL
Aurore Belfrage
CEO, Oriens AI
Bertrand Pailhès
AI National Strategy Coordinator, Secreatry of State in charge of Digital
Björn Böhning
Permanent State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Germany
Carla Hustedt
Project Manager "Ethics of Algorithms", Bertelsmann Stiftung
Caroline Pernelle
Lead on Organisation mondiale de l’intelligence artificielle (OMIA), Montréal International
Chris R. Dawe
Co-Founder & CEO, Effect.AI
Clara Neppel
Senior Director, European Office, IEEE
Dame Wendy Hall
Director of the Web Sciences Institute, Professor of Computer Science, University of Southampton
Frédéric Pivetta
Founder and Managing Partner, Dalberg Data Insights
Inese Podgaiska
Secretary General, Association of Nordic Engineers (ANE)
Jacques Bughin
Director, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company.
Jason Oxman
President and CEO, ITI
Jim Dratwa
Head of the EGE Office and Secretary-General of the IDB, European Commission
Juha Heikkilä
Head of the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence unit, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Julian David
Chief Executive Officer, techUK
Jyrki Katainen
European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
Lorena Jaume-Palasí
Founder, The Ethical Tech Society
Maikki Sipinen
Specialist, Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Economy and Employment of Finland
Marc-Antoine Dilhac
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Université de Montréal; Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics
Marek Havrda
AI Policy & Social Impact Director, GoodAI
Martin Tisné
Managing Director, Luminate
Michael Schönstein
Head of Strategic Foresight and Analysis, Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society
Michel Servoz
Special Adviser to European Commission’s President Juncker for Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Labour
Michèle Finck
Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Research Fellow, Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE)
Mieke De Ketelaere
Customer Intelligence Director, SAS
Head of Policy, Data, The Royal Society
Nathalie Laneret
Director of Privacy Policy, Centre for Information Policy (CIPL)
Pekka Sivonen
Director Digital Transformation of Finnish Industries, Business Finland
Philippe De Backer
Belgium Minister of Digital Agenda
Tabitha Goldstaub
Co-Founder, CognitionX; Chair, UK AI Council
Thiébaut Weber
Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Ursula Pachl
Deputy Director General, BEUC
Věra Jourová
European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality


Annabelle Dickson
Reporter, POLITICO
Janosch Delcker
Artificial Intelligence Correspondent, POLITICO
Laurens Cerulus
Senior policy reporter
Mark Scott
Chief Technology Correspondent, POLITICO
Nicholas Vinocur
Technology Editor, POLITICO

2019 Partners

Global presenting partner

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), a leader in the semiconductor industry, is shaping the data-centric future with computing and communications technology that is the foundation of the world’s innovations. The company’s engineering expertise is helping address the world’s greatest challenges as well as helping secure, power and connect billions of devices and the infrastructure of the smart, connected world – from the cloud to the network to the edge and everything in between. Find more information about Intel at and

Presenting partner

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to build a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Huawei’s 180 000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population.

Huawei currently has over 12000 staff based in Europe, of whom 2383 are working in R&D. We run 23 R&D organisations located in 14 European countries and operate numerous joint innovation centres in partnership with telecom and ICT partners.

Further information is available at

Knowledge partner

The McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), the business and economics research arm of McKinsey, was established in 1990 to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving global economy. MGI’s mission is to provide leaders in the commercial, public, and social sectors with the facts and insights on which to base management and policy decisions.

MGI research combines employing the analytical tools of economics with the insights of business leaders. Its “micro-to-macro” methodology examines microeconomic industry trends to better understand the broad macroeconomic forces affecting business strategy and public policy. The partners of McKinsey fund MGI’s research; it is not commissioned by any business, government, or other institution.

Current research focuses on six themes: the economic impact of technology and innovation, productivity and growth, natural resources, labor markets, the evolution of global financial markets, and urbanization. Recent reports have assessed the digital economy, impact of AI and automation on employment, and income inequality.

With the support of

France Digitale is the biggest European non-profit organization for startups and venture capitals.

EEMA, an independent association and EU project partner, collaborates with EU & Global Partners, has an established and growing network throughout Europe and provides the ideal platform to disseminate information and share expertise through high-profile and significant EU projects.

EEMA works to educate and inform members of latest developments, technologies and innovations in an independent environment.

EEMA liaises with governments, policy makers, influencers and research organisations though out Europe.

EEMA’s conferences provide networking opportunities with digital enterprise and government experts. High Level Fireside Briefings, provide the ideal setting for industry leaders to tackle controversial topics.