ACEDS Benelux Chapter: How AI and Data Science Changed the Handling of Regulatory Requests
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ACEDS Benelux Chapter: How AI and Data Science Changed the Handling of Regulatory Requests

When: Thursday, June 20th, 2019
3:30 - 6 PM CEST
Where: Rue Bodenbroek - Bodenbroekstraat, 2
B-1000 Brussels
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15.30 Doors open
16.00 Welcome
16.30 Panel discussion
17.30 Drinks & Snacks
18.30 Closing

About the event
As electronic data sets continue to grow and regulatory pressure continues to increase, answering regulatory request is continuing to be a huge challenge for law firms and corporations. Competition, financial oversight, privacy, consumer protection, tax, fraud, bribery, health care, environmental, are just a few of the areas that are under increasing attention of the authorities.

For quite some time, regulatory agencies use advanced AI and data science to analyze data sets they obtain through dawn raids and information requests. In responds, more and more law firms and corporations now use the same technology to be at par with these agencies. As a result, technology has completely changed how a regulatory request can be handled. Parties not using technology are a giant leap behind, get higher fines, take much longer and spent more resources handling such requests.

In the panel discussion, participants will share their view on and experiences with the use of the latest AI and Data Science technology to deal with regulatory requests and investigations. Actively involving the audience, the panel will talk about the benefits and discuss how technology can best be used to mutual benefit of all parties involved. They will also address questions about the defensible application of these technologies and talk about accepted best practices.

If you are an eDiscovery professional, this is the event you do not want to miss. ACEDS members have guaranteed access to this event. For non-members we have limited availability, so please register quickly to avoid disappointment!

About the speakers:

Matthias Eisenbarth
Matthias is Senior Legal Counsel at AB InBev. He heads AB InBev’s European competition and antitrust legal department, which includes matters such as compliance, regulatory approvals, and other related issues. He is also the General Counsel for the European and Middle Eastern Exports Business Unit (EEME) covering 48 countries where he advises on all commercial law and corporate affairs issues. Matthias was previously an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer where he focused on all aspects of competition law. Matthias is a German qualified lawyer and holds an LL.M in European Law from the College of Europe, Bruges.

Eline De Borger
Eline De Borger is e-auditor / data-analyst at FPS Finance. Her background in applied economics and prior work experience as a consultant at HP Enterprise Services awakened her interest in how technology impacts business environments. Actively handling e-audit investigations as a federal agent of the Special Tax Inspectorate (STI), she brings hands-on field experiences to this panel. As project lead of FPS Finance preferred e-discovery platform, she knows the opportunities and challenges in presenting e-discovery solutions to a non-technical audience.

Daniel Colgan
Daniel is partner with DLA Piper and an experienced competition law practitioner, who has practiced in this field for more than 10 years. Daniel's practice includes advising on a wide range of complex competition law issues in an international context, covering both the EU and national regimes. In particular, he has managed numerous complex multi-jurisdictional merger control proceedings (including Phase II investigations before the European Commission) and major high-profile global cartel matters involving coordinated investigations by multiple competition authorities worldwide. Daniel’s areas of practice also include advising clients in relation to a wide range of horizontal and vertical arrangements, dominance investigations, competition litigation and State aid.

Evert-Jan Lammers
Evert-Jan is an economist, Registered Auditor and Registered Fraud Auditor. After studying economics, he worked 11 years as an auditor at KPMG, first in Amsterdam and then in Paris. There he worked for banks and large multinational corporations. Subsequently in 1997 he formed the forensic integrity practice of KPMG in Belgium, which he led for seven years. In 2004 he founded IFO/TRIFORENSIC, predecessor of EBBEN Partners.

Olivier Aelterman
Olivier Aelterman recently joined legal services provider Epiq as Regional Account Director. Olivier is based in Brussels. Prior to Epiq, Aelterman was Regional Director for Belgium and France at Consilio, provider of legal consulting and services. Before joining Consilio, Olivier spend eight years managing international eDiscovery programs for law firm Linklaters.

Johannes Scholtes
Johannes (Jan) Scholtes is a frequent public speaker and blogger discussing the disruptions and benefits of the AI and Data Science revolution for eDiscovery and LegalTech to lawyers, corporate counsels, governments and other teachers in LegalTech. Since 2008, he is appointed as full-professor holding the extra-ordinary Chair in Text-Mining of the Artificial Intelligence group at the Department of Data Sciences and AI from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Maastricht. Scholtes is also Chief Strategy Officer of ZyLAB. Since 1989, Scholtes has been involved in deploying in-house e-discovery and intelligent information governance software worldwide. In addition, Scholtes is president of the Benelux Chapter of the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), focused on building a local community of e-discovery practitioners for the exchange of ideas, guidance, training and best practices.

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