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10th October 2017

IIC Brussels Chapter Event October 2017

Chapter event, Communications Policy & Regulation Week

Connected Policies and Smart Cars : Data Is the New Fuel

Hosted by Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (Bipt), Brussels

As part of the IIC’s Communications Policy and Regulation Week in Brussels (9-12 October 2017), the IIC Brussels Chapter held the third and final event on global policies for Smart Cars on 10th October. Drawing on the US and EU experiences, the seminar brought together a formidable panel (Dr Steffen Nolte, from Daimler AG, Alin Stanescu from Qualcomm, Yulia Koulikova from Inmarsat and Nancy Norton from Kymeta Corporation) moderated by Robin Campbell of Squire Patton Boggs, to discuss, among other things, liability in road accidents, insurance, computerised decision making and ethical issues. Professor Lilian Edwards, from the University of Strathclyde (UK) opened the seminar with a keynote presentation.


Alin Stanescu Director, Government Affairs Europe, Qualcomm

Alin Stanescu is director for government affairs at Qualcomm. He supports European governments and regulatory bodies by providing technology expertise and market analysis on the internet of things and connected and autonomous driving amongst others. He represents Qualcomm in various trade organisations and regulatory bodies, such as the CEPT, OECD BIAC and Digitaleurope. Mr Stanescu has over 15 years of EU public affairs and communications experience, having worked in the cabinet of EU Commissioner for Trade, Pascal Lamy and as a founding associate with The Centre. Mr Stanescu holds a masters degree from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, as well as a masters degree and an LLM in international trade and finance law from the Universities of Paris-Sorbonne and Cologne.

Lilian Edwards (Prof) Professor of E-Governance, Law School, University of Strathclyde, UK

Professor Lilian Edwards is a leading academic in the field of internet law. She has taught information technology law, e-commerce law, and internet law at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1996 and been involved with law and AI since 1985. Her current research interests, while broad, revolve around the topics of online privacy, intermediary liability, cybercrime, Internet pornography, digital assets and digital copyright enforcement.

She worked at Strathclyde University from 1986–1988 and Edinburgh University from 1989 to 2006. She became chair of internet law at the University of Southampton from 2006–2008, and then professor of internet law at the University of Sheffield until late 2010, when she returned to Scotland to become Professor of E-Governance at Strathclyde University,while retaining close links with the renamed SCRIPT (AHRC Centre) at Edinburgh . Since 2011, she has been chair of e-Governance at Strathclyde University.

She has co-edited (with Charlotte Waelde) three editions of a textbook, Law and the Internet; the third edition appeared in 2009.She won the Barbara Wellberry Memorial Prize in 2004 for work on online privacy. A sole edited collection of her essays, The New Legal Framework for E-Commerce in Europe, was published in 2005. She is Associate Director, and was co-founder, of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Centre for IP and Technology Law (now SCRIPT). Professor Edwards has consulted inter alia for Google, Symantec, McAfee, the EU Commission, the OECD, and WIPO. Professor Edwards co-chairs GikII, an annual series of international workshops on the intersections between law, technology and popular culture.

Since 2012, Professor Edwards has been Deputy Director of CREATe, the Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology, a £5m Research Councils UK research centre about copyright and business models. She is also a frequent speaker in the media and has been invited to lecture in many universities in Europe, Asia, America, Australasia and most recently, South Africa.

Nancy Norton General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Kymeta Corporation, USA

Ms Norton oversees the legal team at Kymeta Corporation as general counsel to provide corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives, to ensure worldwide regulatory and legal compliance, negotiate complex commercial transactions and manage Kymeta’s intellectual property portfolio to minimise risk while supporting key business objectives.

Ms Norton has led global legal teams in the technology and software industries for over 20 years, specialising in international transactions, intellectual property licensing, strategic partnership agreements and complex commercial transactions.

Ms Norton has a BA in economics, a JD. and an LLM. in international business.

Robin Campbell Partner and Co-chair Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Robin Campbell co-leads the Squire Patton Boggs Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group. Ms Campbell brings first-hand understanding of the day-to-day issues faced by clients, having been seconded to clients to manage privacy in-house three times, twice in the automotive sector and once in healthcare. She focuses on the automotive industry, including connected cars and autonomous vehicles (AV), as well as on the IoT space more generally. Ms Campbell covers both US and international laws.

Prior to her move to private practice, she served as a special consultant to Hewlett Packard (HP) Europe in Geneva, Switzerland. Ms Campbell was named as a Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazer by National Law Journal 2016.

Additionally, she is a member of IAPP’s Professional Privacy faculty and has earned her CIPP/US and CIPM certifications.

Steffen Nolte (Dr) Head of Economic and Legal Policy, EU Corporate Representation Brussels, Daimler AG

Dr. Steffen Nolte is Head of Economic and Legal Policy in the Corporate Representation of Daimler AG to the European Union dealing with EU Governmental Affairs. He has been with Daimler Group Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, since 1999. A lawyer by profession, Dr. Nolte has practiced as in-house counsel in the fields of antitrust, antifraud, capital markets law and compliance as well as corporate governance. Prior to his current governmental affairs assignment Dt. Nolte was Head of Compliance for the worldwide distribution of buses and coaches of the Daimler Bus Division. Further prior assignments were executive Assistant to the CEO of Daimler and Governmental Affairs in the field of Competition Policy for the Federation of German Industries, BDI, the top lobbying federation of all Industry Associations in Germany. Next to his expertise in governmental affairs and implementing group wide and local compliance structures for internationally active companies Dr. Nolte is author of various legal publications on sales, distribution and supply agreements, including e-commerce and commercial agents.

Yulia Kulikova Senior Manager, Regulatory and Policy Affairs, Inmarsat

Yulia Kulikova has been Senior Manager Regulatory and Policy Affairs at Inmarsat since 2011.

Between 2005 and 2011, Ms Kulikova worked in OnAir SARL, a joint venture between SITA and Airbus, as regulatory officer on connectivity in aircraft projects. Since 2011 Ms Kulikova has been working for the Inmarsat regulatory department in market access in Europe and policy matters for a number of projects such as connected cars, net neutrality and data protection.

Ms Kulikova has a law degree in international law from the University of Paris, and a BA in Italian and German Studies, and an LLM from McGill University, Montreal.

10 October 2017

AM Welcome Address

Francesco Liberatore, Chairperson, IIC Brussels

Introduction by Moderator
Robin Campbell, Co-Chair Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Group, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Keynote Address: Professor Lilian Edwards, Professor of Internet Law, University of Strathclyde, UK

PM Panel Discussion (keynote to join the panel)

Panel Discussion (keynote to join the panel):
Dr Steffen Nolte, Head of Economic and Legal Policy, EU Corporate Representation Brussels, Daimler AG

Alin Stanescu, Director, Government Affairs Europe, Qualcomm

Yulia Koulikova, Senior Manager, Regulatory and Policy Affairs, Inmarsat

Nancy Norton, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Kymeta Corporation, USA

Summing up by Moderator and close

Download the agenda (PDF)
Event details
10th October 2017
Brussels, Belgium
Europe, Brussels
Brussels, Belgium

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