RAID Brussels 2024 Innovate, Regulate and Implement with Courage and Caution

TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2024    |    DAY 2    |    PLENARY CONTENT

08.30

Keynote Addresses

08.50

Panel 1: Grasping the Opportunities and Threats of AI and Digital Transformation

  • What should governments be focusing on now, from the next Working Programme of the European Commission to other jurisdictions?
  • How should tech regulation and implementation balance the risks and opportunities of AI adoption and digital transformation
  • Fostering innovation and adoption: which industry sectors face the greatest opportunities and challenges?
  • Ensuring a human-centred and equitable approach to AI adoption
  • Addressing the intellectual property rights issues around generative AI

09.40

Panel 2: Internet Governance: Protecting Societies and Consumer Rights:

  • Safeguarding net neutrality, user well-being and internet freedom
  • Fairness: regulating dark patterns and personalised pricing
  • Tackling the societal threat of disinformation and establishing ethical boundaries in the era of deepfakes
  • Virtual worlds: avoiding past mistakes while envisioning an integrated and immersive future

10:30 - 11:10

Coffee Break and Networking

11:10 - 12:00

Panel 3: Driving Digital Transformation and Innovation

  • Harnessing critical and emerging technologies responsibly
  • Industry perspectives on regulatory needs for innovation
  • Comparing macroeconomic approaches to promoting competitiveness, investment and innovation across jurisdictions

12:00 - 12:40

Panel 4: Making Tech Legislation Work in Practice

  • What are the challenges in implementing the new wave of tech legislation: the AI Act, DSA and DMA?
  • Regional harmonisation: how is implementation and enforcement going to happen in the same way across Europe?
  • Lessons from the experience of GDPR: how can we avoid overstretching DPAs

12:40 - 13:50

Lunch & Networking

13:50 - 14:40

Panel 5: Rising up to the Challenge: Competition vs. Competitiveness

  • Antitrust: global and industry perspectives on competition policy – what can different jurisdictions learn from each other’s approaches to anticompetitive behaviour?
  • Pro-growth: How can regulatory and macroeconomic policies boost competitiveness and address market concentration?
  • What is the role of investment in “levelling up” the global tech landscape, and how can this be achieved?
  • What’s the role of “big tech” in enabling other players to thrive?

14:40 - 15:20

Panel 6: Data Governance and Privacy in the Digital Era

  • Impact of new regulations on Data Protection Authorities
  • What next for the European Data Spaces?
  • Regulating access to data and addressing the challenges of AdTech

15:20 - 16:00

Coffee Break and Networking

16:00 - 16:50

Panel 7: Where Sectors Meet: Technology-Specific vs Vertical Regulations

  • Cross-sector insights into digital transformation and the role of the technology industry
  • Implementation: how new technology-specific regulations impact industries differently
  • Leveraging regulatory frameworks across sectors: lessons from healthcare, financial services, and high-risk industries
  • Promoting collaboration and innovation while ensuring compliance in regulated environments

16:50 - 17:30

Panel 8: International Alignment on Technology Regulation

  • In a multipolar world, where can we build global benchmarks and international regulatory alignment?
  • Learning from different jurisdictions and regional alliances (BRICS; Transatlantic; ASEAN and more)
  • Balancing trade rules with privacy protection
  • Ensuring technology neutrality in trade agreements
  • Fostering competition in a multipolar world: challenges and opportunities