Ladies and Gentlemen
B.A.L. 2023 Confirmed Speakers Includes
PhD doctor of law, Attorney at Law, managing partner at Szostek_Bar i Partnerzy Kancelaria Prawna. Enthusiast of new technologies, with particular emphasis on Artificial Intelligence. Experienced expert in the field of electronic contracts, e-commerce, legal aspects of IT systems implementation and privacy protection. Member of the IEEE Legal Committee in the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems project; member of the New Technologies Law Association, FBE New Technologies Commission and Women in AI.
Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Silesia University in Katowice (Poland) and member of the legal team in the Multi-Agent Systems for Pervasive Artificial Intelligence for assisting Humans in Modular Production Environments project – MAS4AI (HORIZON 2020).
A graduate of the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics at the University of Wrocław and the Kozminski University.
Michael Baumert is an attorney at Baumert LLC, renowned for his legal expertise and diverse experience in corporate matters. With a decade-long tenure, Michael has successfully represented clients across various sectors, including software & technology, financial services, and manufacturing. Before joining Baumert LLC, he practiced at international law firms such as Mayer Brown LLP and Sidley Austin LLP.
Specializing in intellectual property, information technology, and data privacy, Michael holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). His unique background as a former software engineer equips him with a distinctive perspective on complex legal issues.
Attorney-at-law and patent attorney. Head of AI Desk in Maruta Wachta. He has been gaining expertise over the last 15 years in the law of new technologies in its broadest sense. He deals with contract negotiations in the IT sector and advises on data protection and electronic commerce. Roman Bieda sat on a panel of experts of the Digitalisation Council created by the Minister for Digitalistion during its second term.
He was head of the subgroup for legal aspects of AI on the panel of experts with the Minister for Digitalization regarding the drafting of the assumptions for AI strategy for Poland. He is the leader of the Working Party on Ethical and Legal Aspects of AI organized by Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland.
He is also a member of the Digital Chair of Ethics and Law and member of the Steering Committee UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2021). Roman Bieda combines his professional duties with lecturing. He lectures on intellectual property law and new technologies law at the Warsaw School of Economics, Kozminsky University and Katowice School of Economics.
Riccardo Campa is Full Professor of Sociology and Director of the History of Ideas Research Centre at the Jagiellonian University. He is also editor-in-chief of the journal “Orbis Idearum: European Journal of the History of Ideas”. Prior to becoming an academic, Campa was a police lieutenant and a journalist. He is also founder and honorary president of the Italian Transhumanist Association, former director of the World Transhumanist Association (2006-2008), fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and researcher at the Military Centre for Strategic Studies of the Italian Ministry of Defense. His research interests mainly focus on the sociology of science and technology, futures studies, transhumanism, and the history of ideas.
C. M. Chan
President, The Law Society of Hong Kong. Mr. Chan is qualified to practise as a solicitor in Hong Kong (1997) and England and Wales (2002). He is also a Civil Celebrant, Registered Financial Planner, and Chartered Tax Advisor.
Mr. Chan holds an LLM degree from the London School of Economics, an MBA degree from the University of Oxford and an MPA degree from the Harvard University.
Dr Wing-Hin Chung
Dr. Wing-Hin Chung was appointed Head, Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong, Berlin in November 2012.
After graduating with a master degree in business administration, he worked as a research and teaching assistant at the Institute for Management of Free University Berlin. During this period, he gained his PhD with a dissertation on international joint ventures.
He then started to work in a garment trading and manufacturing company with headquarters in Hong Kong and production bases in China. At the same time, he spent several years as a guest lecturer for German-Chinese business relations at Baptist University in Hong Kong.
Dr. Chung is an expert on both macro-economic development and international trade, and he has extensive sales and leadership experience in the private sector. During his tenure at InvestHK, he has helped numerous companies and start-ups from Europe to set up successfully in Hong Kong.
Dr. Wing-Hin Chung grew up in Germany and is a German citizen. He speaks German, English, Cantonese and Mandarin. After an extended period of time in Hong Kong, he moved back to Germany and lives in Berlin since November 2012.
Maria Dymitruk – attorney-at-law specializing in the field of new technology law, with a particular focus on AI & Law issues, actively involved in numerous law and IT initiatives; counsel at Olesinski & Wspolnicy sp. k.; researcher at the University of Wroclaw, Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics. Maria is a recognized trainer and speaker at IT law events. She has extensive experience in team management, legal project coordination, and international cooperation. Currently, she chairs the Commission on New Technologies of the European Bars Federation (FBE), and is a member of the International Association of Artificial Intelligence and Law. She’s also the co-founder and co-creator of the Legal & IT MeetUp events in Wrocław, which have been in operation since 2022.
Chief Commercial Officer of Billon, a company that reinvented the Distributed Ledger Technology to manage money, tokens, data, and identity. Also, an advisor to three other cybersecurity companies: Passus SA – a cybersecurity integrator, Sycope – a performance and cybersecurity solution vendor as well as SafeKiddo – a parental control and cybersecurity company.
Before, 20+ years’ experience in sales leadership and team leading in global corporations, namely: Cisco, UPC, Nortel, DEC and Siemens. Most recently, at Cisco, Jacek has been leading the solution sales teams and projects in CEE. Holder of MBA at POU and Thames Valley University in London and MSc in Technology at EFP – Franco-Polish Grande Ecole.
Legal Expert of Wuhan Lotus Technology Ltd. As the group leader to support legal work for electric vehicles international sale, autonomous driving R&D and vehicles charging production and network build of the Lotus group, China. Member of Young ICCA, HK45 and WIA of HKIAC. Widely participated in their activities of mentorship Programme, international arbitration practice courses and other arbitration related seminars.
Dominated in trade and corporate compliance study and publicshed papers on merger control and the UK pension scheme application in enterprise liquidation when studied at the University of Glasgow.
An expert on AI and digital transformation of the public sector. Practitioner with 25 years of experience in implementing transformation projects in the largest IT multinational corporations (Microsoft, Dell EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Oracle).
Academic lecturer. Speaker. He actively participates in exchange of knowledge and experience, consulting policies, regulations and high-tech initiatives, and popularizing IT. Expert in public e-Services projects.
As industry advisor he supports also AI initiatives in the areas of healthcare, environment, agriculture, transport and public safety & justice.
Since 2017, CEO of INNOKREA – a company that creates dedicated IT solutions (mobile, web applications, backend systems). A wide portfolio of IT solutions implementations for the industry (software and hardware).In 2013-2017, he headed the IT department in an energy company, and in 2008-2013 he was an IT manager and project manager in the banking sector. In 2008, he defended his doctorate in teleinformatics at the Gdańsk University of Technology. Author/co-author of many publications in the field of telecommunications and innovation.
Doctor of Law, attorney-of-law, Chairman of the Commission for New Technologies and Digital Transformation of Wrocław Bar Association, coordinator of the team for New Technologies in Justice at the Center for Research, Studies and Legislation of the National Bar Council of Attorneys-at-Law. He specializes in personal data protection, new technology law, intellectual property, personal rights and e-commerce. Author of scientific publications. He hosts the podcast “Law and New Technologies” (pol. “Prawo a nowe technologie”).
Rafał Gabriel Laskowski
Rafał Gabriel Laskowski – s sociobiologist specializing in the evolution of AI and the concept of posthumanism. He runs the startup TediBerry Little Metaverse (Gaming EdTech Platform), where he uses games to inspire his audience. He is the founder of TRoAI, a project dedicated to the development of artificial intelligence aligned with the values of Classical Europe. He is the creator of the Precision Depth API for AR engines.
Vice-president of the FinTech Committee at The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT.org.pl), attorney and managing partner at Leśniewski Borkiewicz Kostka & Partners SKA (lbplegal.com).
For over 13 years now, Grzegorz has been specializing in new technology laws, in particular: cybersecurity, personal data protection, AI, cloud computing and intellectual property. Currently he serves also as DPO at KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. and Oktawave S.A. (Netia-group company). Grzegorz supports clients across different industries with cybersecurity, privacy, IP, and data protection issues, including in particular high-tech firms providing services to the government, insurance, and financial sectors.
Speaker at conferences, author of numerous publications and 3 books on the subjects related to his areas of specialization.
Iain G. Mitchell
Iain G. Mitchell QC is a member of the Scottish and English Bars, ranked in Chambers Directory and the Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property and Information Technology law. He is a member the IT Committee of the CCBE and is past Chair (presently Vice-Chair) of its Surveillance Working Group. He is also a member of the IT Panel of the Bar Council of England & Wales and of the legal panel of Open UK. He is Chair of the Scottish Society for Computers and Law and is also Secretary of the Ethical and Spiritual Panel and a Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.
He is an Honorary Lecturer in IT Law at Münster University, Westphalia. He is a joint editor of the Journal of Open Law, Technology and Society. His publications include contributions to Electronic Evidence (Butterworths); The Open Source Law Book (Open Source Press); Innovation and Future of the Legal Profession in Europe (Bruylant, Brussels) and Free and Open Source Software: Policy, Law and Practice (Oxford University Press).
He is a Reader in the Church of Scotland, having contributed to the Church’s Reports, The Internet – In whose image? and Surveillance and Social Justice.
Co-founder of the leading IT system for lawyers in Poland Vicarius e-Kancelaria. Using cutting-edge technologies in the legal field for over a decade. Translating his knowledge and experience into practical applications, which makes him an expert in implementing systems for lawyers in Poland. Artificial intelligence enthusiast and co-creator of the Generative Artificial Intelligence system, Searchby.App, which significantly improves the way of analyzing contracts and revolutionizes the field of legal research.
During the conference, he will present an inspiring case study using generative artificial intelligence in the world of contracts, opening up new perspectives and possibilities. With his experience and passion, our speaker will share valuable practical insights on the implementation of such systems in the legal industry. We are confident that his presentation will be not only educational but also inspiring. Be prepared for a fascinating journey into the world of AI in the legal industry.
President of Board of Directors of Interizon Cluster with over 15 years experience in leading and managing projects in the field of new technologies. The Chairman of Pomorskie Smart Specialization “Interactive technologies is an information saturated environment”, Expert in Future Industry Platform Foundation and a member of the Board of the Pomeranian Strategic Program. Member of the Economic Board of Fahrenheit Union of Universities in Gdansk (Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk University of Technology and the University of Gdansk). Co-creator of Pomerania Digital Innovation Hub, one of polish European Digital Innovation Hubs.
Associate professor at the Department of Quantitative Methods and Information Technology at the Kozminski University in Warsaw. Attorney-at-law and IT specialist. Long-term director of the IT department. Editorial director of the Legalis legal information system. President of the Foundation for the Development of Electronic Education.
Author of over 70 publications in the field of IT law, including two monographs: “Customary law of the Internet” published by T.M.C Asser Press in 2007 and “European e-commerce law” by C.H. Beck in 2014. Manager of two research grants of the Polish National Science Center.
Prof. (Dr.) Ajar Rab is a renowned arbitrator and founding partner of ANR LAW LLP in Dehradun, India specializing in international Arbitration, Corporate Transactions, and Commercial Litigation. He has expertise in Energy Disputes, EPC Contracts, and Infrastructure Disputes and has worked with Ministries, Government Bodies, and Policy Institutes.
Dr. Rab holds esteemed academic positions, including Chair Professor at the Centre of Alternative Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Centre, NIRMA University, Professor of Practice at the School of Law, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS). He is an author of notable books, an empanelled arbitrator and a member of various arbitration institutes worldwide, and has published extensively in leading national and international journals on dispute resolution, smart contracts, blockchain and artificial intelligence. His contributions have been cited by the Supreme Court of India.
Anto Recio – coordinator of European digital Innovation Hub tech4efficiency . EDIH Extremadura (Spain) More than 15 years working in European projects, as project manager, He is currently responsible for the Digital Agenda of Extremadura, coordinator of the EDIH of Extremadura and participates in various national and international projects that promote the integration of disruptive technologies, and the digitization of SMEs.
Riccardo Vecellio Segate
Dr Riccardo Vecellio Segate is a legal researcher and policy consultant in law & technology, public international law, and intellectual property rights. His research works across these fields are published in the world-leading journals (by Oxford, Cambridge, Columbia, UCLA, North Carolina, etc.), awarded research prizes (eg the Best Young Scholar Paper Prize at the 2019 Algorithms Conference in Fukuoka) and regularly cited by parliaments, courts, and regulators globally (including most recently South Korea’s National Assembly and Hangzhou Intermediate People’s Court).
He is currently a Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute (London) and previously worked as a Lecturer and Postdoc in Law & Tech at the University of Dundee. He has held visiting research positions at UC Berkeley, Hong Kong University, Tsinghua Law School, and the University of Milan, and served in various roles for numerous corporations and institutions including Rouse & Co LLP, Qatar University, EXPO2015, and UNESCO. He also trained at the European Commission (DG CNECT) as a Blue Book, and is currently pursuing a BEng in Industrial Production Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. He studied geopolitics at ISPI Milan and earned several degrees, including a PgDip in European and Global Governance from the University of Bristol, an LLM in Public International Law from Utrecht University, and a PhD (without corrections) in International Law from the University of Macau.
Sharon is a senior partner at AllBright Law Office and is based in Shanghai office. Sharon’s main practice areas include cross-border investment, cross-border dispute resolution and compliance.
Sharon has been practising in leading international and domestic law firms for more than 30 years. Sharon was awarded as one of the 15 ‘ALB China Top Female Lawyers’ in 2017. Sharon acted as the client partner for several large Chinese companies in their investment and business operations in America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Sharon worked as the Chief Representative of a US law firm in Shanghai. Furthermore, Sharon’s experience includes acting as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of a joint venture and being experienced in the development and implementation of compliance policies, risk control, data and privacy protection, anti-money laundering and export control, etc.
Legal advisor specializing in intellectual property law and real estate law. Member of the Council of National Center for Research and Development. Since 2011 advising enterprises, including investment funds, as well as their portfolio companies and startups.
Currently, he participates in the commercialization of the Olivia Centre in Gdańsk, the largest business center in Poland, where he is responsible, inter alia, for cooperation between the business community, public authorities, science and the third sector.
Author of a number of articles in scientific publications and trade press. The initiator of bringing to Poland the copyrights to the so-called second national anthem “Czerwone Maki na Monte Cassino”.
Master of Business Administration, Director of Gdansk Science and Technology Park, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone. Economist with more than 12 years’ experience in the financial industry, confirmed by the accomplishment of several investment projects and knowledge of project management. An expert in the field of fundraising, including European Union funds. Practitioner in technology transfer and implementation of R&D projects. Creator of acceleration and incubation programs. One of the initiators of Pomeranian Digital Innovation Hub chosen by the European Commission as a European Digital Innovation Hub. Member of the Council of the Pomeranian ICT Cluster Interizon
Since October 2020 she is the President of the Gdańsk Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law . Previously, she served as a spokesperson, a member of the Council and the Presidium of the OIRP.
Since 2012, she has been representing the National Bar of Attorneys-at-Law in the Human Rights, Access to Justice and Surveillance Committees of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE). Since 2013, she has been a member of the European Association of Lawyers (AEA-EAL) based in Brussels, where she is a member of the Board of Directors. In the years 2014-2020 she was the Chair of the Human Rights Commission at the National Council of Attorneys-at-Law, and in the years 2016-2020 she was a member of the Presidium of the National Council of Attorneys-at-Law. She cooperates with non-governmental organizations. In 2012, she was awarded by the National Council of Attorneys-at-Law in the “Crystal Heart of a Legal Adviser” competition for pro bono activities for women’s rights.
Lawyer-linguist, legal translator and reviewer of legal and EU translations, court expert in English legal linguistics. CEO of IURIDICO Legal & Financial Translations.
Author of publications on terminological issues in legal translation and legal aspects of the language industry, including intellectual property rights, public procurement and responsible use of modern language technologies in law firm practice.
Host of the podcast “Let’s talk about translations”. Coordinator of the team of proofreaders working on the Polish version of The World Law Dictionary. Member of Expert Panel of PT TEPIS, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of POLOT – Polish Association of LSPs. Speaker at numerous industry conferences.
Dr Yan Zhenjun
Dr. Yan Zhenjun is the founder and Chairman of WIIN, World Intelligent Incubation Network which created in 2018, supported by Ministry of Science and Technology of China and Beijing Municipality. He is also a Professor of Beijing Normal University, in the school of economic and resources management. His main research area is entrepreneurship & business incubation. As the first writer of Ph.D paper on business incubation in mainland China, he finished the work, with the instruction of Torch Program Office of Ministry of Science and Technology of China, in Renmin University of China in 1997.