PROFILE OF SPEAKERS
Marta Cantero Gamito (PhD) is a Law Professor in Information Technology Law at the University of Tartu, Estonia since 2018. She previously worked at the London School of Economics and the University of Helsinki. Marta obtained her PhD degree at the European University Institute (Florence) and has held visiting positions at the University of Oxford, Max-Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrech and Harvard Law School. She writes on the regulation and governance of information technology. She is the author of different books and articles in the area of technology and private regulation. Her current research focuses on AI and Democracy. She is also a Research Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute.
Dr. Klaus Hänsch (born 1938 in Sprottau) is a German politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 2009, and a member of the Party of European Socialists group, of which he was Vice-Chairman from 1989 to 1994 and from 1997 to 2009. Klaus Hänsch was Presidium-Member of the Convention drafting a European Constitution (2002-2003) and Parliament’s representative in the Intergovernmental Conference on the Constitutional Treaty for the European Union (2003-2004). He was Member for Germany (SPD) from 1979 to 2009 and President of the European Parliament from 1994 to 1997. Klaus Hänsch is currently President of the Former Members Association.
Valentina Riboldi has been working at the Erasmus+ Italian NA INDIRE since 2003, after a training experience financed by FSE and Regione Toscana about communication and digital contents. She mainly deals with the School sector of the Programme.
Teresa RIERA MADURELL
Teresa Riera Madurell is Honorary Secretary in the Management Committee of the European Parliament Former Members Association (FMA). She is a Spanish politician, University Professor and Chair of the Science Policy Advisors Board of the Barcelona Supercompunting Center (BSC-CNS). She was Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of the Balearic Islands. She was member of the Parliament of the Balearic Islands (1987-1996). Member of the Spanish Congress (1996-2004). Member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (2000-2004): Vice President of the Committee for Science and Technology and general rapporteur. She was a MEP from 2004 to 2014: Member of the parliamentary Committee on Industry, Research and Energy; rapporteur for the Framework Program for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”, managing to reach a final agreement by strengthening the European research and innovation system with particular support for scientists and researchers. Member of the EC RISE-Advisory Group of Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas (2014-2019). She is co-author of the FMA publication “Overcoming the Pandemic”, realised in collaboration with Women 20 and the support of the Historical Archives of the European Union.
Paul Rübig (born 6 May 1953) is an Austrian politician who served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1996 until 2019. He is a member of the Austrian People’s Party, part of the European People’s Party. Rübig became a Member of the European Parliament on 25 January 1996, and was re-elected in 1996, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. Hence, he was the longest-serving MEP from Austria. On 25 June 2013, Rübig was elected already for the second time in a European-wide vote as MEP of the Year for his outstanding commitment in the field of research and innovation. Today, he is a Member of the EESC, Member of the EIT Governing Board, and Member of the Advisory Board of Rübig Holding GmbH.
Francesco Rulli is an Italian businessman and philanthropist. He founded MTI USA Inc. in 1995 and serves as the President. In 2006, he founded and served as the president of Film Annex, an online independent film distribution platform and web television network. He launched the Bitcoin platform bitLanders in 2014 and serves as the President. In 2015, Rulli launched Querlo, a “conversational AI” platform dedicated to the creation of custom artificial intelligence solutions. A prominent project has been the creation of the Michelangelo AI, bringing Michelangelo back to life 457 years after the Renaissance masters passing. He has the role of Chief Digital and Cognitive Officer of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore and collaborated on this project with Monsignor Timothy Verdon, director of the Museum of the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore.