The Influencers: Digital Transformation

Welcome to The Influencers, where we bring you insightful conversations with leaders from business, academia and regulating authorities about all aspects of digital transformation and law. How will AI, big data, crypto and other deep digital technologies interact with the emerging laws and regulations? How to support innovation and progress without compromising ethical standards and the need for social responsibility? What are the stories behind new business ventures or legislative initiatives? And most of all: how to harness technological advancements to create wealth and wellbeing for all?

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Episodes

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

In this insightful episode, Kai Zenner, Digital Policy Adviser for the European Parliament, and Hogan Lovells host Leo von Gerlach go behind the scenes of the new European AI Act and its far-reaching impacts. They explore the legislative process, outcomes, and repercussions for individual businesses as well as the economy at large. Additionally, Kai and Leo highlight the standout provisions of the AI Act, including those that address applications soon to be prohibited and cover high-risk applications, the distinction between high-risk systems and general-purpose AI, and the tools provided by the EU to ease compliance.
About Kai Zenner: Kai is the Head of Office and Digital Policy Adviser for MEP Axel Voss, European Parliament, as well as a member of the OECD's Network of Experts (One AI) and Member of the United Nations' Expert Group that advises the Secretary-General's 'High-Level Advisory Body on AI.' Kai has also been named as one of the “top influencers who are most effectively setting the agenda in politics, public policy and advocacy in Brussels" Learn more at https://www.kaizenner.eu/.
About Hogan Lovells: Our Digital Transformation offering helps clients navigate the full breadth and depth of the seismic forces impacting their organizations – and today’s society. Leveraging team members across our 2800 lawyers on six continents, we provide integrated advice on the multifaceted regulatory, governance and enforcement issues and risks that arise across the many technologies and trends that comprise the new digital future.

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Join Prof. Ulrich Segna, the Dean of EBS Law School, and Hogan Lovells host Leo von Gerlach as they explore the evolving landscape of securities and civil law principles that shape the intersection of traditional and digital assets, share insights on changing legal frameworks, and discuss emerging civil law principles in the context of digital value.
About Prof. Segna: Prof. Ulrich Segna is the Dean of EBS Law School and Professor of Civil Law, Commercial and Business Law, Law of Non-Profit Organizations. EBS Universität is the oldest private business school in Germany and includes business, law, and executive schools.
About Hogan Lovells: Our Digital Transformation offering helps clients navigate the full breadth and depth of the seismic forces impacting their organizations – and today’s society. Leveraging team members across our 2800 lawyers on six continents, we provide integrated advice on the multifaceted regulatory, governance and enforcement issues and risks that arise across the many technologies and trends that comprise the new digital future.

Tuesday May 07, 2024

Join Stefan Schiefer, CEO of Genesis Cloud, and Hogan Lovells host Leo von Gerlach as they delve into the intricate dynamics of cloud computing, explore how advancements in GPU technology drive the evolution of cloud services for AI applications, and envision the transformative potential and societal impacts of these innovations.
About Genesis Cloud: Genesis Cloud is the leading AI-first cloud for training and inference of enterprise AI applications. Genesis Cloud offerings are built on NVIDIA reference architecture on the most powerful AI hardware available and provide managed services to power modern AI enterprise applications.
About Hogan Lovells: Our Digital Transformation offering helps clients navigate the full breadth and depth of the seismic forces impacting their organizations – and today’s society. Leveraging team members across our 2800 lawyers on six continents, we provide integrated advice on the multifaceted regulatory, governance and enforcement issues and risks that arise across the many technologies and trends that comprise the new digital future.

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

Avrio Worldwide CEO and Global Digital Finance Executive Co-Chair Lawrence Wintermeyer unpacks his crystal ball with Hogan Lovells host Leo von Gerlach as they explore next steps for digital assets, where the greatest promise lies, and what’s on the horizon for real world asset tokenization.
About Avrio Worldwide: Avrio is a financial services technology company providing market infrastructure, services, and data on an institutional grade full technology stack transacting across public markets, private markets and digital markets.
About Hogan Lovells: Our Digital Transformation offering helps clients navigate the full breadth and depth of the seismic forces impacting their organizations – and today’s society. Leveraging team members across our 2800 lawyers on six continents, we provide integrated advice on the multifaceted regulatory, governance and enforcement issues and risks that arise across the many technologies and trends that comprise the new digital future.

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

Join Solomiia Savchuk, Founding CEO of TeleHelp Ukraine, and Hogan Lovells host Leo von Gerlach as they share the powerful story of how a group of Stanford Medical School students harnessed the power of technology to bring badly needed medical and mental health support to the heart of war-torn Ukraine.
About Telehelp Ukraine: TeleHelp Ukraine provides free quality medical and mental health support to Ukrainians affected by the war through telemedicine services from a global network of clinicians, interpreters, and volunteers with a focus on patient advocacy and care coordination. Learn more, volunteer, or contribute at https://telehelpukraine.com/.
About Hogan Lovells: Our Digital Transformation offering helps clients navigate the full breadth and depth of the seismic forces impacting their organizations – and today’s society. Leveraging team members across our 2800 lawyers on six continents, we provide integrated advice on the multifaceted regulatory, governance and enforcement issues and risks that arise across the many technologies and trends that comprise the new digital future.

The future of tokenization

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

Katey Neate, Chief Operating Officer, Digital Assets at BNY Mellon, and Hogan Lovells host Leo von Gerlach explore the future of tokenization, including what we will and won’t see in 2024, extending existing products to service digital assets, the rate of adoption for liquid and illiquid assets, new asset classes, and how technology can keep up with demand.
About Katey Neate: Katey is the Chief Operating Officer, Digital Assets, at BNY Mellon. Based in London, Katey has been with BNY Mellon since 2003 and has extensive and diverse experience in the financial services industry, particularly with risk and digital assets. She is actively involved in advising leadership of digital asset startups on business and risk management strategy, which includes representing BNY Mellon on the board of Coin Metrics.
About Hogan Lovells: Our Digital Transformation offering helps clients navigate the full breadth and depth of the seismic forces impacting their organizations – and today’s society. Leveraging team members across our 2800 lawyers on six continents, we provide integrated advice on the multifaceted regulatory, governance and enforcement issues and risks that arise across the many technologies and trends that comprise the new digital future.

Tuesday Mar 12, 2024

Lord Holmes of Richmond, a Member of the UK House of Lords, and Hogan Lovells host John Salmon discuss Lord Holmes’ Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill, a Private Members’ Bill that is currently under discussion in Parliament: why he believes it’s time for Britain to regulate, how the proposed approach compares to those taken by other countries, and how ultimately the right kind of regulation can make AI a meaningful benefit to society.
About Lord Holmes: Lord Chris Holmes is an active member of the House of Lords with a policy focus on digital technology for public good. A passionate advocate for the potential of technology and the benefits of diversity and inclusion, he recently introduced the Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill into the UK Parliament. You can learn more about the Bill and Lord Holmes’ work in the space by visiting his website at chrisholmes.co.uk, his blog at lordchrisholmes.com, or connect with him on LinkedIn @lordchrisholmes.
About Hogan Lovells: Our Digital Transformation offering helps clients navigate the full breadth and depth of the seismic forces impacting their organizations – and today’s society. Leveraging team members across our 2800 lawyers on six continents, we provide integrated advice on the multifaceted regulatory, governance and enforcement issues and risks that arise across the many technologies and trends that comprise the new digital future.

Tuesday Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Barbara Holzer, Senior Director Government Affairs for Central Europe, Salesforce, and Hogan Lovells host Leo von Gerlach cover the issues impacting data and its effective and safe usage in AI supported business operations.
About Barbara Holzer: After almost two decades with a world leading auto manufacturer, Dr. Barbara Holzer now focuses on government relations for Salesforce, which brings a particular focus on the security, use, and regulation of data & AI.
About Hogan Lovells: Our Digital Transformation offering helps clients navigate the full breadth and depth of the seismic forces impacting their organizations – and today’s society. Leveraging team members across our 2800 lawyers on six continents, we provide integrated advice on the multifaceted regulatory, governance and enforcement issues and risks that arise across the many technologies and trends that comprise the new digital future.

Tuesday Feb 13, 2024

Ryan Dolby-Stevens, Head of AI & Algorithms for Uber's EMEA Legal team, and Hogan Lovells host Telha Arshad tackle the complexity and possible trajectory of AI regulation. 
About Ryan Dolby-Stevens: A seasoned in-house counsel at Uber and former private practitioner, Ryan draws on his background in commercial litigation, regulatory and compliance issues to lead one of Uber’s newest in-house legal teams .
About Hogan Lovells: Our Digital Transformation offering helps clients navigate the full breadth and depth of the seismic forces impacting their organizations – and today’s society. Leveraging team members across our 2800 lawyers on six continents, we provide integrated advice on the multifaceted regulatory, governance and enforcement issues and risks that arise across the many technologies and trends that comprise the new digital future.

Tuesday Jan 30, 2024

Bias-sensitive AI and the human factor.
Rosmarie Steininger, Founder and Managing Director of CHEMISTREE, and Hogan Lovells host Leopold von Gerlach address how AI can work in an ethical, bias-sensitive way with human relationships.
About CHEMISTREE: CHEMISTREE uses AI to provide tailor-made matching solutions for human resources that support recruiting, onboarding, mentoring and more.
About Hogan Lovells: Our Digital Transformation offering helps clients navigate the full breadth and depth of the seismic forces impacting their organizations – and today’s society. Leveraging team members across our 2800 lawyers on six continents, we provide integrated advice on the multifaceted regulatory, governance and enforcement issues and risks that arise across the many technologies and trends that comprise the new digital future.

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