Krogerus Data Symposium 2024

We are excited to invite you to the Krogerus Data Symposium, one of Finland's largest events focusing on data and AI regulation and utilisation, which will once again bring together hundreds of experts and professionals in the field. The event is organised in partnership with the Technology Industries of Finland.

Date & time: Wednesday, 23 October 2024 from 9 am to 6.30 pm
Bio Rex Lasipalatsi, Mannerheimintie 22–24, Helsinki, Finland

The EU's comprehensive data and AI regulatory package is about to become operational. The Data Act is already in force, and the AI Act has been finally approved, so now is high time to start preparing for the forthcoming changes. In the coming years, these regulations will profoundly impact how companies and communities utilise the data they generate, how data usage agreements are formed, and the application of AI.

We hope you can join us for the Krogerus Data Symposium 2024!

Krogerus' Technology, Data & IP team


9.00 - 9.30

Registration and welcome coffee

9.30 - 9.45

Opening remarks

  • Krogerus
9.45 - 10.15

State of the (European) Union: Data and AI Regulations

  • Krogerus
10.15 - 10.45

Strategic Implications of the AI Revolution

  • Tero Ojanperä, Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Silo AI and Professor of Practice, Aalto University

10.45 - 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 - 11.40

Music Industry Perspective on AI Training Data and Copyrights

  • Lauri Rechardt, Chief Legal Officer, IFPI
11.40 - 12.10

Topic and presenter to be confirmed

12.10 - 12.30

Deepfakes, IP, and Personality Rights: Navigating the Legal Landscape

  • Krogerus
12.30 - 13.30

Lunch break

13.30 - 14.00

Insights on the Model Contractual Terms for Data Sharing under the Data Act

  • Univ-Prof Dr. Christiane Wendehorst, Professor of Civil Law and Co-Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, University of Vienna and Scientific Director of the European Law Institute
14.00 - 14.15

Model Contractual Terms - Industry Comments

  • Jussi Mäkinen, Director, EU Regulation, Technology Industries of Finland
14.15 - 14.45

National Implementation of the Data Act - Where Do We Stand?

  • Anna Aurora Wennäkoski, Senior Specialist, Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications
14.45 - 15.30

Coffee break

15.30 - 16.00

Topic and presenter to be confirmed

16.00 - 16.30

Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology

  • Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization and Director, The European Legal Studies Center, Columbia Law School (remotely)
16.30 - 18.30


Meet our speakers

Anu Bradford
Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organizations
Director, The European Legal Studies Center
Columbia Law School

Anu Bradford is Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organizations at Columbia Law School. She is also a director for Columbia’s European Legal Studies Center and a Senior Scholar at Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business at Columbia Business School. She is an expert on European Union law, digital regulation, international trade law, and comparative and international antitrust law. Bradford is the author of “The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World” (OUP 2020), which was named one of the Best Books of 2020 by Foreign Affairs. Her most recent book “Digital Empires: The Global Battle to Regulate Technology” was published by Oxford University Press in September 2023, and was recognized as one of the Best Books of 2023 by Financial Times.
Alexander Bützow
Senior Associate

Alexander specialises in matters related to intellectual property law, commercial contracts, technology and data protection. He has notable experience advising clients in matters relating to research and development, particularly in the life sciences. Prior to joining Krogerus, Alexander worked as a legal counsel in the University of Helsinki's Research Services.
Pessi Honkasalo

Pessi advises clients in commercial contracts and outsourcing, technology-related assignments including the application of artificial intelligence, protection of and transactions involving both personal and non-personal data, as well as intellectual property, with a particular focus on copyright and related rights. A certified information privacy professional, Pessi draws from his in-house experience to represent domestic and international clients in sectors ranging from ICT, media and creative industries to biotech and pharmaceuticals.
Kalle Hynönen

Kalle heads Krogerus' Technology, Data & IP practice. He advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters with a particular focus on copyrights and trademarks, and he is an authorised trademark attorney in Finland. He has extensive experience in commercial contracts and transactions relating to intellectual property, data, technology and media. Kalle also regularly provides counsel on marketing law and data protection matters and he is a CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe). Prior to joining our firm, he worked as an in-house IPR counsel at a leading European media and learning solutions corporation.
Saara Leino
Senior Associate

Saara advises clients in complex data protection matters and legal issues related to new technologies. She has worked with technical experts and is keen to assist in more technical assessments as well. Due to her experience she has strong knowledge on working with both Finnish and European Data Protection Authorities. Prior to joining Krogerus, Saara worked as a senior officer at the Finnish Data Protection Authority.
Jussi Mäkinen
Director, EU Regulation
Technology Industries of Finland

Jussi leads the EU Regulatory Team at the Technology Industries of Finland. He has a long background in influencing and developing contractual practices related to data and digitalisation. Jussi is also part of the Commission's expert group on model data agreements between companies.
Dr. Tero Ojanperä
Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Silo AI
Professor of Practice, Aalto University

Dr. Tero Ojanperä has versatile abilities and a background at the intersection of technology, business, and creativity. He is a co-founder and executive chair of Silo AI, the largest private AI lab in the Nordics, and Professor of Practise, Aalto University, Finland. Tero is the author of AI Revolution and a co-author of Platform Strategy. Previously, he was Nokia’s CTO and Chief Strategy Officer and served on the Nokia Executive Board.
Iiris Rantanen
Senior Associate

Iiris specialises in intellectual property law, data protection and European law. Additionally, she provides counsel in assignments relating to commercial contracts, technology, consumer protection and marketing law. Iiris began working at our firm already as a law student, prior to which she worked as a trainee in another law firm in Finland. She has also gained notable experience in EU litigation while working in a judge's cabinet at the General Court of the European Union.
Lauri Rechardt
Chief Legal Officer
IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide

Based in London Mr Lauri Rechardt heads the IFPI global legal team, covering legal policy, licensing, litigation, and trade policy.

The IFPI legal team is responsible for formulating global legal policy priorities for the industry, coordinating strategic litigation across territories, and coordinating the work of music industry Music Licensing Companies globally.

Before his current role as the Chief Legal Officer of IFPI Lauri has held different roles at IFPI and worked in private practise as a partner and head of IP at Procopé & Hornborg one of the leading law firms in his native Helsinki.

Apart from his day-to-day duties, he is a frequent speaker at international conferences and industry events. Lauri holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki.
Univ-Prof Dr. Christiane Wendehorst
Professor of Civil Law and Co-Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, University of Vienna
Scientific Director of the European Law Institute

Christiane Wendehorst has been Professor of Civil Law at the University of Vienna since 2008. She is, among other things, a founding member, past President (2017-2021) and since 2022 Scientific Director of the European Law Institute (ELI), as well as Co-Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law. She is a member of the Bioethics Commission at the Austrian Federal Chancellery and Vice-President of the Austrian Jurists' Association (ÖJT). She is President of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) for the term 2022-2027. She is also an elected member of the Academia Europea (AE), the International Academy for Comparative Law (IACL) and the American Law Institute (ALI).
Anna Aurora Wennäkoski
Senior Specialist
The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications

Anna Aurora Wennäkoski works as a Senior Specialist at the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications. She has worked extensively on various aspects of the data law and the data economy. She currently chairs the national working group on the implementation of the Data Act in Finland.


Registration is open until Tuesday, 8 October or until the event is fully booked. As places at the event are limited, we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.


Participation is free of charge, and all those interested in data and AI regulation and utilisation are welcome to attend.

Event venue

The Krogerus Data Symposium 2024 will be held at Bio Rex Lasipalatsi, a unique event space in the heart of Helsinki.

Bio Rex Lasipalatsi
Mannerheimintie 22–24
00100 Helsinki

In partnership: Technology Industries of Finland

The Krogerus Data Symposium 2024 is organised in partnership with the Technology Industries of Finland.

Technology Industries of Finland

Krogerus Data Symposium 2023

The Data Symposium 2023 was a great success with over 500 registrations. Check out the programme from last year's event and watch recordings of the presentations on the event website. Please note that the programme was conducted partly in English and partly in Finnish.

About Krogerus

Krogerus is one of the leading business law firms in Finland, advising Finnish and international clients in a broad spectrum of regulatory, transactional and dispute resolution matters. We are particularly apt at issues that pertain to the technology, energy, finance, food and beverage, healthcare, real estate, and communications sectors. Krogerus is regularly retained in some of the most challenging and high-profile assignments in the market. Find out more about our expertise here.

Contact us

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