The Compliant A.I. - Compliance Conference Recap

Compliance Conference 2021

The 2021 Compliance Conference – an event series initiated by the Governance and Transparency Committee to address the most pressing challenges in corporate compliance and integrity - was titled The Compliant A.I.: How to Ensure A.I. Is Working for – Not Against – Us. and focused on the legislative and ethical aspects of AI development and deployment.

The event was held under Chatham House Rules

The host of the conference was AmCham Second Vice President Dávid Kőhegyi, Local Partner and Head of Compliance and Investigations, DLA Piper Budapest, who also delivered the opening and closing remarks.

Compliance Conference - Dávid Kőhegyi

Participants were also greeted by Derek Westfall, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Hungary, who shared some thoughts on the high priority of AI in US strategic thinking and foreign policy.

After the welcome remarks, the first keynote speech was delivered by Dániel Császár, Strategic and Cabinet Director of Magyar Közlöny on the Hungarian government’s AI and data protection strategy and the importance of appropriate legislation in the sector.

Jane Horvath

Jane Horvath, the global Chief Privacy Officer of Apple Inc. gave the second keynote speech followed by a Q&A from the audience. Ms. Horvath is responsible for overseeing Apple's compliance with global privacy laws as well as working internally and externally on developing issues related to privacy.

Following a break, the first panel began with two technology insiders - Christopher Mattheisen, CEO of Microsoft Hungary and George Tilesch, President of the PHI Institute discussing the current state of AI in general, global trends in AI development and related ethical considerations from a macro-level approach with moderator Dávid Kőhegyi.

Compliance Conference panel 2

The second panel discussion, focused on the practice of AI- and data compliance and the legal and ethical frameworks of it within the European Union. The expert participants of the panel were Dániel Eszteri, Director for Incident Reporting at the Hungarian National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Annamária Nádai, Senior Consultant for Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services at KPMG, and Gellért Máttyus, Senior Deep Learning Engineer at Continental Automotive. The session was moderated by Judit Budai, Senior Partner at Szecskay Attorneys-at-law.

Both panel discussions were followed by Q&A sessions with the audience.

We would like to thank Continental Automotive, DLA Piper, KPMG Hungary and Microsoft Hungary for making the event possible.