The European AI Act

VNO-NCW & MKB Nederland -together with the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands- put together a big AI Act conference on Tuesday April 23rd in The Hague.

This conference was meant for members from VNO-NCW and MKB-Nederland, representatives of ministries, members of parliament and stakeholders from the scientific community in the Netherlands and Europe. 

Implementation of the AI act

Speaker line-up

  • Focco Vijselaar, general director at VNO-NCW & MKB-Nederland
  • Michiel Boots  – Director General Economics & Digitalisation at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
  • Elizabeth Crossick – Head of Gov Relations – EU and Global AI Policy Lead at Relx
  • Lisa Vermeer, policy advisor digital technology and human rights at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
Regulatory sandboxes

Moderator Jim Stolze hosted three panel discussions:

  1. Implementation of the AI Act
  2. Regulatory sandboxes
  3. Supervision on AI

With the following panel members:

  • Luc Gimbrere – CEO Betabit, board member  at NLDigital
  • Huub Jansen – chair European regulators on AI working group, Cybersecurity Expert at  the Dutch Authority for Digital Infrastructure
  • Meindert Kamphuis – AI Authority at the Dutch Authority for Digital Infrastructure
  • Barbara Kathmann – Chair parliamental commission Digital Affairs, Digital parliament member of the year
  • Sophie Kuijt – CTO at IBM Consulting Europe
  • Cas Mevissen – Policy advisor at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
  • Anke den Ouden – CEO at Microsoft Netherlands
  • Prof. mr Corien Prins – Professor Law and Information Technology at the Tilburg University, chair of the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy WRR
  • Marianne Schoenmakers – Senior Consultant Digital Society at TNO, Institute for applied research
  • Sven Stevenson – director Algorithm Coordination Directorate at the Dutch Data Protection Authority
  • Kai Zenner – Head of Office and Digital Policy Adviser for MEP Axel Voss (EPP group) in the European Parliament

Panellist Kai Zenner was kind enough to share some of his slides online.