CognitiveNations. European AI-Hotspots.

Europe has an excellent talent pool, leading research centres, highly advanced technology, and DNA for innovation. Its automatization processes are competitive in manufacturing and services sectors, varying from automotive to energy, and from healthcare to agriculture. When the development of cognitive technologies are kept transparent, traceable and with human oversight, and when supportive and adequate government strategies are kept in place, Europe will not only be able to preserve its technological sovereignty, industrial leadership and economic competitiveness but also become a world leader in Artificial Intelligence to the benefit of society.

In our CognitiveNations series we bring a handful of countries together to discuss the status of research, development, and the operating environment of AI, including technological, ethical, legal and socio-economic aspects. AI experts and leaders will provide a high-level overview on the development of AI in their countries, followed by a more detailed exchange across the selected country representatives. The discussion will be continued by practical AI examples from experts, revealing hands-on developments, processes, challenges, and achievements.

Contributing countries: France, UK, Norway, Switzerland, Israel

Expected takeaways: an expert overview of each country’s AI development followed by a deep exchange of strategies, successes, and challenges between the countries, wrapped up with practical insights through use cases from across industries.

Event Overview

Date & Time

Wednesday, 3 June 2020
16:00 – 19:00 CET
10:00 – 13:00 EDT


Virtual Conference with dial-in details shared upon registration


All sessions are held English


By invitation and publicly available registration links


16:00 – 16:30 Welcome & Keynotes
16:30 – 17:10 Panel Discussion
17:10 – 18:45 AI Use Cases
18:45 – 19:00 Interview and wrap-up

All details can be found below.

CognitiveNations Agenda & Speakers

Central European Summer Time (CEST)


Welcome by SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Founders of SwissCognitive

16:05 – 16:30

Country Representative Keynotes

UK, Norway, France, Switzerland

16:30 – 17:10

Panel Discussion

UK, Norway, France, Switzerland

17:10 – 18:45

Country Representative Use Cases

UK, Norway, France, Switzerland, Israel

18:45 – 19:00

Interview: Israel – Switzerland


Event wrap-up by SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Dalith Steiger and Andy Fitze, Founders of SwissCognitive

Speakers – Country Representatives

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Simon Greenman

United Kingdom

Co-Founder & Partner
Best Practice AI |
Global AI Council Member, World Economic Forum


Gaëlle Pinson


General Manager
Hub France IA


Morten Irgens


Dean of the School of Economics, Innovation, and Technology, and Chief Development Officer

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Isaac Ben-Israel


Head of the Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center and the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security, Tel Aviv University

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Andy Fitze


AI Influencer, Co-Founder
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Speakers – Country AI Use Case Presenters

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Nicolas Meric



Harry Davies

Harry Rhys Davies

United Kingdom

Applied AI Lead
Tech Nation

Daniel Aronovich

Daniel Aronovich


Co-Founder & CTO
Vocalis Health

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Stuart Bashford


Digital Officer
Bühler Group


Amy Charlotte King

United Kingdom

Co-Founder & CEO
People Matter Technology


Imen Said


Actuary – Data Scientist

Event Moderators & Facilitators

Dalith Steiger

Dalith Steiger

AI Influencer, Co-Founder
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Andy Fitze sw_low

Andy Fitze

AI Influencer, Co-Founder
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

Event Organisation

Livia Spiesz

Events & Communication
SwissCognitive – The Global AI Hub

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