European AI Forum - 4th Edition

Thursday, 16.12.2021, starting at 10am (CEST)

We are happy to invite you to our next European AI Forum on December 16th - our flagship conference in collaboration with nine national AI-associations in the EU. This time our friends from AI4SI are in Charge and the event will be broadcasted from Ljubljana.

With our conference, we aim to bring policymakers and AI-entrepreneurs together to discuss the most pressing issues that are driving the AI ecosystem around. We are excited to have a fantastic line-up of high-level speakers from across the European Union waiting for you. 

Next to several keynotes and fireside chats, we are looking forward to engaging in these panels:

Glass-Steagall – How to approach responsible biometric recognition

New AI related regulation and AI act is the most recent topic of discussion. Among many topics biometric surveillance and facial recognition are one of the most controversial so far. What problems and challenges in relation to biometric recognition Europe is facing? What will be the impact of EP regulations on facial recognition? Those and many more related points will be covered in this panel.

European pain points of AI progress

The recent survey of the European AI Forum revealed recent pain points of Europe's startups and SMEs which are working in the field of AI. What are the most disturbing challenges new innovators are facing right now? How to change the current issues? How will it impact competitiveness in the global market? Those and many more related points will be covered in this panel.

AI vs AI – Is cybersecurity the new European AI frontier

Artificial intelligence thrives with data. On the other hand the internet and social platforms are in everyone's lives nowadays. In such the cybersecurity is facing largest scale problems so far. How can we ensure the business from cyber attacks? Where is all the cybersecurity software being developed? What are the most common risks nowadays?  Those and many more related points will be covered in this panel.

Confirmed speakers

Claire Skentelbery

Director general of EuropaBio - The European Association for Bioindustries

Klemens Himpele

CIO of the City of Vienna, Austria

 Virginijus Sinkevičius

European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries

Volker Wissing

Minister Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure,


Martin Danovsky

Chairman of the Bulgarian State Agency for Research and Innovation, Bulgaria

Matthias Grabner

Director of Technology at ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA

Franc Bračun

Chief Data officer, NLB

Jean-François Kleinfinger

CEO of Whispeak

Yordanka Ivanova

Legal and policy officer for AI, DG CNECT,  European Commission

Maria Gabriel

Mariya Gabriel, the Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

Colonel Patrick Perrot

French National Gendarmerie, France

Andrej Tomšič

Deputy Information Commissioner, Slovenia

Nojus Antanas Bendoratis


Jasen Tanev

Leader of cybersecurity consulting committee at the Bulgarian Industrial Association

Françoise Soulié

Representative of AI working Task Force "CyberCampus"

Maxime de Jabrun

Executive vice president of Beija flor contact, France


Ministry for Public Administration, Slovenia

Sven Körner


Ronny Reinhard

Lead Business, Cloud & Heat

Roberto Cascella

European Cyber Security Organisation

Eglė Markevičiūtė

Vice-Minister of the Economy and Innovation, Lithuania

Kristina Eskenazi

Chairwoman of Health & life Sciences Cluster, Bulgaria

Valeria Klassen

Vice President Data Strategy & Products, RTL

Mark Boris Andrijanič

Minister for Digital Transformation, Slovenia

Carina Zehetmaier

CEO & Co-Founder – Taxtastic / Ambassador Women in AI Austria 

Eirik Gulbrandsen

Senior Engineer in The Norwegian Data Protection Authority

Gregor Strojin

Chair of CAHAI - Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (Council of Europe)

Boris Cergol

Regional Head of Data at Endava

Mislav Malenica

Founder/CEO - Mindsmiths

Ivana Vukov

Special adviser to the Prime Minister of Republic of Croatia

Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl

Director-General of DIGITALEUROPE


Jeannette Gorzala

AI Austria

Andreja Lampe

Vice-president AI4SI

 Jan Stedul

 Secretary General

Kaloyan Ratchev



AI Bulgaria


Nastja Cepak, PhD

Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Science and Information, University of Primorska

 Mitja Trampuz

 President AI4SI

Daniel Abbou

Managing Director

KI Bundesverband