Live streaming

Monday, 2nd March, 2020

15-15.30 h Welcome

15.30-16.15 h Opening ceremony

  • Pablo Martín, Deputy Secretary of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
  • Àngels Chacon, Catalan Government Minister for Business and Knowledge
  • Laia Bonet, third Deputy Mayor at Barcelona City Hall 
  • Peter Tyndall, President of IOI and Ombudsman of the Republic of Ireland
  • Rafael Ribó, European President of IOI and Ombudsman of Catalonia

16.15 - 17.45 h Facts and limits of the AI

Chairperson: Andreas Pottakis, Director of IOI and Greek Ombudsman

  • Ulises Cortés, Professor and Senior Researcher at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)
  • Montserrat Pardo Bayona, Government Affairs Director Microsoft España
  • Alfonso González Herrero, Director, Government & Regulatory Affairs, IBM Spain
  • Oliver Smith, Strategy & Ethics Director at Alpha Health
  • Carina Lopes, Head of the Digital Future Society Think Tank (Mobile World Capital)

17.45-18 h Coffee break

18-19.30 h From analogic to digital society

Chairperson: Genís Roca, Internet Expert

  • José María Lassalle, Director of ESADE Technological Humanism Forum and Professor of Philosophy in Law at ICADE
  • Daniel Innerarity, Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country; Iberbasque Foundation for Science
  • Renata Ávila, Executive Director of Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente
  • David Cabo, Director at Fundación Civio

Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020

9.30-13.30 h Rights, challenges, fundamental questions. International institutions and definitions

9.30-11.30h  I. Rights, challenges: Sectorial approach

Chairperson: Esther Paniagua, technology expert freelance journalist

  • Cybersecurity: Ángel Gómez de Ágreda, Aviation Colonel, Chief of Geopolitical Analysis Area, DICOES (Secretary of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense)
  • Health and databases research: Josep M. Argimón, Managing Director of the Catalan Health Institute
  • Social programs and non-discrimination: Liliana Arroyo, Expert in digital transformation; Institute for Social Innovation (ESADE)
  • Bioethics: Itziar de Lecuona, Deputy Director of the Bioethics and Law Observatory, UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the University of Barcelona
  • Childhood and adolescence: José María Sánchez Bursón, Adviser

11.30-11.45 h Coffee break

11.45–13.30 h   II. Rights, challenges: International treaties and definitions

Chairperson: Miquel Molina, Deputy Director of La Vanguardia

  • Mario Hernández, Head of the Spanish Delegation at CAHAI (Council of Europe)
  • Martha Stickings, Policy Analyst, Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)
  • Geraldine Mattioli-zeltner, Adviser at European Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe
  • Peter Bonnor, Senior Legal Officer, EU Ombudsman

13.30-14.30 h Lunch break

14.30-16.45 h Roles, challenges and opportunities for the ombudsmen

Chairperson: Joan Manuel del Pozo, Girona University Ombudsman

  • Rob Behrens, UK Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
  • Elisabet Rynning, Parliamentary Chief Ombudsman of Sweden
  • Ulle Madise, Ombudsman of Estonia
  • Quirine Eijkman, Commissioner and Vice President of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights
  • Eric Houtman, Belgian Federal Energy Ombudsman and member of NEON (National Energy Ombudsmen Network)

16.45-17 h Coffee break

17-17.30 h Conclusions and tools

Chairperson: Catherine De Bruecker, IOI Europe Vice President and Federal Ombudsman of Belgium 

  • Ulises Cortés, Professor and Senior Researcher at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)

17.30-18 h Closing ceremony

  • Daniel Marco, Catalan Government Director for Innovation & Digital Economy
  • Rafael Ribó, Catalan Ombudsman

Registrations closed. Seating capacity complete. 

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Thank you.

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