Meet our Speakers

  • Araszkiewicz, Michal
    Michał Araszkiewicz is an assistant professor (adiunkt) in the Department of Legal Theory at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and holds a PhD in legal theory. He is also a legal advisor, partner in Araszkiewicz Cichoń Araszkiewicz Law Firm ( Michał Araszkiewicz has published extensively in the field of legal… Continue reading Araszkiewicz, Michal
  • Berteloot, Pasquale
    Law studies at the university of Grenoble, France; research assistant at the institute for tax law of the university of Cologne, Germany; from 1977 on at the Court of justice of the European Union in the directorate for legal translation; from 1989 head of the department for rationalising and digitalisation… Continue reading Berteloot, Pasquale
  • Bierbauer, David
    David Bierbauer, LL.M. is a university assistant at the Institute for Basic Legal Studies, Department of Law and IT at the University of Graz. Previously, he was a lawyer at Schönherr Rechtsanwälte Vienna in the department “Technology and Digitalisation” and a research assistant at the Institute for Constitutional and Administrative… Continue reading Bierbauer, David
  • Bisset, Katharina
    Mag. Katharina Bisset, MSc is an independent lawyer in Lower Austria, CEO and Co-Founder of NetzBeweis GmbH and Nerds of Law. She is a disciplinary councilor in the RAK NÖ and a Member of the Working Group IT and Digitalization of the Austrian Bar Association.
  • Borges, Georg
    Professor Georg Borges studied law at the Universities of Frankfurt/Main, Geneva and Bonn as well as Economics at the Distance Learning University of Hagen. Currently, he holds the Chair of Civil Law, Legal Informatics, German and International Business Law as well as Legal Theory at the Saarland University. His habilitation… Continue reading Borges, Georg
  • Buocz, Thomas
    Thomas Buocz is a legal researcher focusing on technology and innovation law, constitutional law, and legal theory. He studied law at the University of Vienna and completed a semester abroad at the University of Copenhagen during his studies. From 2015 to 2021, he worked in various functions in the team… Continue reading Buocz, Thomas
  • Conrad, Jack G.
    Before his recent move to consulting, Jack served as Director of Applied Research at Thomson Reuters Labs where he has focused on a broad range of technical application areas involving AI, machine learning and textual data processing. Within TR Labs, he’s fostered cross-team collaboration and communication in the process of… Continue reading Conrad, Jack G.
  • Cornelson, Max
    Max Cornelson born in 1998, was a member of the “Arbeitsgruppe Rechtsinformatik” by Prof. Schweighofer in the Research field: autonomous systems in road traffic and the law, esp. civil law and legal theory from 2019 to 2020. In autumn 2020, he obtained a doctoral degree in law with the dissertation:… Continue reading Cornelson, Max
  • Čyras Vytautas
    Vytautas Čyras is Associate Professor of computer science at Vilnius University, Lithuania. In 1979 he graduated from Vilnius University. In 1985 he obtained a Ph.D. degree in computing from Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2007 he obtained a Master of Laws from Vilnius University. His research interests include computer science,… Continue reading Čyras Vytautas
  • Dévaud, Blaise
    Dr. Blaise Dévaud completed a law degree, then earned a master’s degree in business information systems and subsequently a doctorate at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. At Weblaw AG in Bern, he has been working at the interface between IT and law for over 10 years, most recently as… Continue reading Dévaud, Blaise
  • Di Tomaso, Vittorio
    First generation entrepreneur, Vittorio is co-founder of CELI – Language Technology, now part of H-FARM Innovation. He also is co-founder of Blogmeter, the most advanced Italian platform of Social Media Intelligence and Synapta, an innovative spin-off start-up of the Nexa Center of the Turin Polytechnic, whose mission is to bring… Continue reading Di Tomaso, Vittorio
  • Eder, Stefan
    Stefan Eder is a lawyer and partner at Benn-Ibler Rechtsanwälte GmbH, an Austrian law firm with clients around the globe. He focuses, among other things, on IT law and data protection and has advised corporates and private clients on IT-related issues for more than 30 years. Aside from the law… Continue reading Eder, Stefan
  • Eresheim, Sebastian
    Sebastian Eresheim is Junior Researcher at University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten and Project Assistant at University of Vienna. In 2018 he graduated from University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten in Information Security with a Masters Degree. From 2016 till 2021 he studied technical mathematics at TU Vienna. His current… Continue reading Eresheim, Sebastian
  • Fill, Hans-Georg
    Hans-Georg Fill is a full professor at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland and head of the Digitalization and Information Systems Group. Prior to his engagement at the University of Fribourg he held positions at the University of Bamberg and the University of Vienna. He holds a PhD and a habilitation… Continue reading Fill, Hans-Georg
  • Filtz, Erwin
    Erwin Filtz graduated as a Master of Science in Information Systems in 2015. He also holds a diploma in Law from the University of Vienna (2010). He is currently working as a project staff member and doctoral student at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
  • Fitsilis, Fotios
    Dr. Fotios Fitsilis has an academic background in engineering, economics and law, as well as over 20 years of professional experience in science positions within both the private and the public sectors. Since 2009, he is Head of the Department for Scientific Documentation and Supervision and Lead Researcher at the Scientific Service… Continue reading Fitsilis, Fotios
  • Geist, Anton
    Dr. Anton Geist, LL.M. MBA has been involved in the legal information industry, electronic legal research and legal tech for over 20 years. He has been working as team leader for content licensing and business analytics at the publishing house LexisNexis ARD Orac GmbH & Co KG in Vienna since… Continue reading Geist, Anton
  • Genesereth, Michael
    Michael Genesereth is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. He received his Sc.B. in Physics from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. Genesereth is most known for his work on Computational Logic and applications of that work in Enterprise Management, Electronic… Continue reading Genesereth, Michael
  • Gorzala, Jeannette
    Dr Jeannette Gorzala, BSc, is a lawyer practicing in Vienna with a specialisation in business law and emerging technologies. She provides regular legal and strategic support to organisations in the ethical and transparent use of artificial intelligence, AR/VR, metaverse concepts, and blockchain models. As a member of the Steering Committee… Continue reading Gorzala, Jeannette
  • Governatori, Guido
    Guido Governatori received PhD in Legal Informatics in 1997 from CIRSFID, University of Bologna. Since then he had academic positions at Imperial College London, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, and The University of Queensland. He joined NICTA (now Data61), in 2008, where he leads the research activities on Business… Continue reading Governatori, Guido
  • Grupp, Michael
    Born in Mainz, growing up & going to school close to Stuttgart & La Paz, Bolivia. Civil service in the Picardie in France before studying Law in Mainz, Paris and to some extent in Münster. He started as an attorney specializing in international arbitration & commercial litigation, but chose to… Continue reading Grupp, Michael
  • Guschauski, Daniel
    Daniel Guschauski (M.A. Information Science & Human Language Technology) has been working for the organisation Verband der Vereine Creditreform e.V. since 2008. His focus there lies on the development of new and innovative digital products. He is passionate about solving challenges and seizing opportunities surrounding digital identity. As more and… Continue reading Guschauski, Daniel
  • Haapio, Helena
    Helena Haapio is a lawyer and contract strategist by day and a researcher, author, and editor by night. She has had the good fortune of working with information designers and plain language experts who have taught her a lot. She is a co-founder and co-creator of the WorldCC Contract Design… Continue reading Haapio, Helena
  • Heydt, Volker
    Volker Heydt was born in Hamburg in1942. He studied law in Germany (Hamburg, Münster, Berlin), focusing on public law. He has a particular interest for official publications (official journals). From 1968-72 he was Assistant to Prof. Bülck (chair for international and European law) at the Postgraduate school for Administrative Sciences (Speyer,… Continue reading Heydt, Volker
  • Jakoubi, Stefan
    Stefan Jakoubi is head of Professional Services at SBA Research. He has been working in the area of information security for more than 13 years and acts as a security architect for customers and research partners. His main focus lies on balancing the interplay between business requirements and adequate security… Continue reading Jakoubi, Stefan
  • Kahlig, Wolfgang
    Prof. Wolfgang Kahlig studied Business Sciences at the TU Vienna and received his degree as a graduate engineer in 1974. In 1978, he joined Philips GmbH as a project manager for the automation of economic processes (development of database systems in the Netherlands). Until 1983 he seved as head of… Continue reading Kahlig, Wolfgang
  • Kelly, Adrian
    Adrian is a Legislative Drafter for the New Zealand Parliament and has worked for over 20 years in the Fiscal Law area for the NZ Government and in private practice. He has written C/C++ microcontroller operating system code for Deep Instruments out of London, and written “LogLaw”, a structured, computer-interpretable… Continue reading Kelly, Adrian
  • Kieseberg, Peter
    Peter Kieseberg heads the Institute of IT Security Research at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. His research focus lies on trustworthy AI and applying blockchains in traditional IT environments. Furthermore, he is the current chair of the IEEE SMC Austria Chapter.
  • Kowalski, Robert
    Robert Kowalski is Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London. He studied at the University of Chicago, the University of Bridgeport, Stanford University, the Univer-sity  of  Warsaw,  and  the  University  of  Edinburgh,  where  he  completed  his  PhD  in 1970. He joined Imperial College in 1975. Kowalski’s early research was in the… Continue reading Kowalski, Robert
  • Lachmayer, Friedrich
    Friedrich Lachmayer is Professor of law at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (presently retired). He was born in Vienna in 1943. In 1966 he obtained a Doctor iuris from the University of Vienna. In 1967–70 he works at the Austrian Federal Law Office (Finanzprokuratur). In 1970–2003 he works at the… Continue reading Lachmayer, Friedrich
  • Lammer, Lara
    Lara Lammer is an autonomous intelligent systems (A/IS) specialist with a focus on human-centered product development for Industry 5.0, and over 20 years of joint experience in both industry as well as academia. With a background in mechanical and electrical engineering, machine learning, and economics, Dr. Lammer facilitates customer projects… Continue reading Lammer, Lara
  • Lentner, Gabriel
    Gabriel M. Lentner is Assistant Professor of International Law and Arbitration at the Department of Law and International Relations of Danube University Krems and Transatlantic Technology Law Forum Fellow at Stanford Law School. A graduate of the Law and Logic Summer School at the European University Institute and Harvard Law… Continue reading Lentner, Gabriel
  • Linemayr, Bernhard
    Bernhard Linemayr (MSc. in Business Informatics & Engineering) is currently CEO at Crefo Technology and responsible for the areas IT, Data and development of digital business models for Creditreform in Austria. He has spent more than two decades in online and digital businesses like payments, credit scoring or online gaming… Continue reading Linemayr, Bernhard
  • Luh, Robert
    Robert Luh is a lecturer at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and a security researcher at the University of Vienna. Following his studies in information security at St. Pölten UAS, he earned his PhD at De Montfort University in Leicester. He currently teaches digital forensics, malware analysis and biometrics… Continue reading Luh, Robert
  • Manfred Tscheligi
    Manfred Tscheligi is Professor of Human-Computer-Interaction & Usability at the University of Salzburg and Head of Center for Technology Experience at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. At the University of Salzburg, he leads the Center for Human-Computer-Interaction at the University of Salzburg. He has been active for years in… Continue reading Manfred Tscheligi
  • Muff, Fabian
    Fabian Muff is a doctoral assistant at the university of Fribourg in the Research Group Digitalization and Information Systems. He is currently working on his PhD in the field of Virtual- and Augmented Reality in relation to metamodeling. He graduated from the university of Fribourg in 2020 with a master’s… Continue reading Muff, Fabian
  • Orssich, Irina
    Irina Orssich is working for the European Commission, at the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). She is Head of Sector for Artificial Intelligence Policy. Her responsibilities include regulatory and socio-economic aspects of Artificial Intelligence. She studied law in Freiburg i. Br., European law in Saarbrücken, and… Continue reading Orssich, Irina
  • Pahi, Timea
    Timea Pahi has 7+ years of experience in managing complex Cyber Security projects, IT Auditing and ISMS and GDPR implementation. She has 5+ years of experience in cyber simulation games, from technical exercises through table-top exercises to large-scale complex simulation – especially on scenario and tool development. She has been… Continue reading Pahi, Timea
  • Palmirani, Monica
    Monica Palmirani, full professor of Computer Science and Law at Bologna University, School of Law, Italy. Graduated in Mathematic, Ph.D. in Legal Informatics and IT Law, teacher of several courses since 2001 on Legal Informatics, eGovernment, Legal drafting techniques, and Legal XML.She is member of CIRSFID, one of the main… Continue reading Palmirani, Monica
  • Pichler, Wolfgang
    Dr. Wolfgang Pichler is a lawyer and has worked in the legal information industry for more than 35 years. After several decades in the management of the publishing house MANZ, he acts in his current role of “Chief Evangelist” as brand ambassador for digitization.
  • Piroi, Florina
    A senior post-doctoral researcher at TU Wien, Dr. Florina Piroi is involved in interdisciplinary and Industry related projects in the domain of data science, focusing on data analytics / machine learning and underlying processes. She is currently coordinating the “iDSDL: Innovationslehrgang Data Science and Deep Learning”. She has received her… Continue reading Piroi, Florina
  • Priebe, Torsten
    Torsten Priebe works as a lecturer for Big Data Analytics at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and heads the Data Intelligence research group there. His research interests are in the intersection of data management, semantic technologies and machine learning. Previously, he was responsible for Business Intelligence at Capgemini… Continue reading Priebe, Torsten
  • Rodríguez-Doncel, Victor
    Víctor Rodríguez-Doncel (1978) is Associate Professor at the Artificial Intelligence department of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), conducting research in areas related to Semantic Web, Language Technologies and Law. He is editor of several ISO/IEC international standards for representing intellectual property righs (ISO/IEC21000-19), editor of an W3C Recommendation for representing… Continue reading Rodríguez-Doncel, Victor
  • Sageder, Christian
    Christian Sageder, is co-founder and managing director of Cybly GmbH. He has obtained his degree in computer science (Johannes Kepler University Linz). Before starting Cybly, he has been working for international IT companies, including Sony, SKIDATA, T-Mobile UK and Jamba. He has 20 years experience in computer science. He has… Continue reading Sageder, Christian
  • Sartor, Giovanni
    Prof. Giovanni Sartor is part-time professor in legal informatics at the University of Bologna and part-time professor in Legal informatics and Legal Theory at the European University Institute of Florence. He is currently Principal Investigator for the ERC (Europen Research Council) Advanced project COMPULAW, started on 1 November 2019, to be… Continue reading Sartor, Giovanni
  • Sasdelli, Diogo
    Diogo Sasdelli studied Law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and Culture Sciences at the University of Vechta (Germany), where he is finalising his doctoral studies in Philosophy on the subjects Logic of Norms and Legal Informatics (title: Können Maschinen Rechtsfälle entscheiden?). Besides Logic and Recursion Theory, his… Continue reading Sasdelli, Diogo
  • Schafer, Burkhard
    Burkhard Schafer studied Theory of Science, Logic, Theoretical Linguistics, Philosophy and Law at the Universities of Mainz, Munich, Florence and Lancaster. His main field of interest is the interaction between law, science and computer technology from doctrinal, comparative and legal-theoretical perspectives. He is co-founder and currently Director of the SCRIPT… Continue reading Schafer, Burkhard
  • Schefbeck, Günther
    Günther Schefbeck is Head of the Austrian Parliament’s Executive Department for Parliamentary Research. He is a member of the ManyLaws team, a project that seeks to increase the accessibility of legal information by offering innovative services.He has published a number of expert papers and has moderated panels and given presentations… Continue reading Schefbeck, Günther
  • Schmidt, Caroline
    Caroline Schmidt joined the Austrian Ministry of Interior in 2017. Currently she holds the position of programme director implementing the EU cyber security package 2020 in the Ministry of Interior. She deals with legal and policy matters related to cybersecurity. Ms Schmidt holds a Master in International Affairs – International… Continue reading Schmidt, Caroline
  • Schweighofer, Erich
    Prof. Erich Schweighofer is Professor of Legal Informatics, International Law and European Law and head of the Centre for Computers and Law at the University of Vienna. He leads the Centre for Computers and Law – one of the top – 10 research groups in Legal Informatics worldwide. Erich Schweighofer… Continue reading Schweighofer, Erich
  • Schwenk, Jörg
    Prof. Dr. Jörg Schwenk has held the Chair of Network and Data Security at the Ruhr University in Bochum since 2003. From 2007 to 2010 he was Managing Director of the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security. Since 2007, he has been Deputy Managing Director of the Computing Centre of… Continue reading Schwenk, Jörg
  • Shadab, Houman
    Houman Shadab is the Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology and Professor of Law at New York Law School. Houman is a prolific and influential expert whose research and software development focuses on enterprise software, legal technology, and commercial transactions. Houman has testified before the federal government… Continue reading Shadab, Houman
  • Sidhu, Joanna
    Joanna Sidhu is Director of Marketing at BRYTER. Joanna has over ten years of experience working in legal and technology. She started her career in London as a lawyer at global law firm, Ashurst, specialising in litigation and international arbitration before moving into legal technology.  Joanna leads on strategic communications… Continue reading Sidhu, Joanna
  • Sorge, Christoph
    Christoph Sorge received his PhD in computer science from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He then joined the NEC Laboratories Europe, Network Research Division, as a research scientist. From 2010, Christoph was an assistant professor (“Juniorprofessor”) for Network Security at the University of Paderborn. He joined Saarland University in 2014, and… Continue reading Sorge, Christoph
  • Sovrano, Franceso
    Francesco Sovrano is PhD student in Data Science & Computation at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Bologna. His research mainly focuses on Deep Reinforcement Learning, eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI), Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing/Understanding (NLP/NLU) of Legal Resources. He developed several experiment in… Continue reading Sovrano, Franceso
  • Steinlechner, Christian
    Christian Steinlechner is the product manager of the OeKB > ESG Data Hub. Before joining OeKB (Oesterreichische Kontrollbank) he gathered more than 10 years of experience in credit risk methods and models with a strong focus on (climate) stress testing and regulatory compliance of capital adequacy. The OeKB > ESG… Continue reading Steinlechner, Christian
  • Sullivan, Clair
    Dr. Clair Sullivan is currently a graph data science advocate at Neo4j, working to expand the community of data scientists and machine learning engineers using graphs to solve challenging problems.  She received her doctorate degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan in 2002.  After that, she began her… Continue reading Sullivan, Clair
  • Tarasconi, Francesco
    Francesco Tarasconi is a Data Scientist, currently working at CELI and acting as Data Science Manager. He graduated in Mathematics at the University of Turin with the thesis “Singular Value Decomposition, Eckart-Young Theorem and Text Mining in SAS”, which was awarded 2nd prize in the SAS University Challenge. He has… Continue reading Tarasconi, Francesco
  • Tjoa, A Min
    Professor A Min Tjoa has been a full professor and director of the Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems at the Vienna University of Technology since 1994. He is  the  chairman  of  the  Austrian  National  Competence  Center  for  Security  Research  (Competence  Centers  for  Excellent  Technologies  Initiative  of  the  Austrian government). From… Continue reading Tjoa, A Min
  • Waddington, Matthew
    Matthew Waddington is the deputy head of the Legislative Drafting Office for the island of Jersey, which has its own parliament and legal system (and a complicated relationship with the United Kingdom and the European Union). He has been working on “Rules as Code” since 2018, particularly focusing on how… Continue reading Waddington, Matthew
  • Wahlgren, Peter
    Peter Wahlgren is professor of legal informatics at Stockholm University and presently (2019-23) Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Professor of Legal Science. He is the director of the Swedish Law and Informatics Research Institute and was between 1999-2020 editor of Scandinavian Studies in Law. Peter Wahlgren has a long experience… Continue reading Wahlgren, Peter
  • Waltl, Bernhard
    As a computer scientist and expert at the intersection of law and computer science, Dr. Bernhard Waltl is a specialist in artificial intelligence and NLP. He works on different topics in the field of legal operations, legal tech, and legal innovation. Moreover he co-founded Liquid Legal Institute in 2018. He… Continue reading Waltl, Bernhard
  • Westermann, Hannes
    Hannes Westermann is a PhD student in the field of artificial intelligence and law at the Université de Montréal. He works at the Cyberjustice Laboratory and is the lead researcher of the JusticeBot project. JusticeBot is an online platform that aims to improve public access to justice through the use… Continue reading Westermann, Hannes
  • Wyner, Adam
    Prof. Adam Wyner has PhDs in Linguistics (Cornell University, 1994) and Computer Science (King’s College London, 2008). Currently an Associate Professor at Swansea University and holding a joint position in the School of Law and Department of Computer Science, he lectures and conducts research on Artificial Intelligence and Law. He… Continue reading Wyner, Adam