Invited speakers

Vytautas Čyras

Associate Professor of computer science at Vilnius University, Lithuania. In 1979 he graduated from Vilnius University. In 1985 he obtained a Ph.D. degree in computing from Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2007 he obtained a Master of Laws from Vilnius University.

Martin Ebers

President of the Robotics & AI Law Society (RAILS), Associate Professor of IT Law at the University of Tartu (Estonia) and permanent research fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany). In 2020, he published the books „Algorithms and Law“ at Cambridge University Press and “Algorithmic Governance and Governance of Algorithms” at Springer. Professor Ebers is actively involved in the rapidly growing legal technology industry, as an advisor of legal tech companies and an organizer of the “Tech & Law Camps” offered by RAILS.

Friedrich Lachmayer

Professor of law at the University of Innsbruck, Austria (presently retired). He was born in Vienna in 1943. In 1966 he obtained a Doctor iuris from the University of Vienna. In 1967–70 he works at the Austrian Federal Law Office (Finanzprokuratur). In 1970–2003 he works at the Austrian Federal Chancellery, Constitution Service. In 1988 he habilitated at the University of Innsbruck (Legal Theory and Theory of Legislation). In 1989–2003 he heads the Austrian Legal Information System ( His research interests include legal theory, legislation, legal informatics, and legal semiotics.

Tanel Kerikmäe

A full tenured professor (of European Legal Policy and Law & Tech) at Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech, Estonia), and he has an international experience from different universities/different States in teaching and research. Tanel has been invited professor at Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law (being a honorary professor). He has been lecturing at several universities as invited speaker for shorter or longer period, including TokyoTech, Nagoya, Lausanne,Beihang, Toulon Ecole Superieure de Commerce et Technologie, Tsinghua, Palacky, Nelson Mandela but also at various universities in Georgia, Columbia, United States of America, Latvia, UK, Palestine, Cambodia, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine (where he holds a title of doctor honoris causa and act as a foreign member of the Academy of Legal Sciences). He has supervised 10 PhD students. He has been an administrative leader of the Department of Law (acting director, director) at TalTech. Most of his research activities are related to law & technology issues and his expert opinions to the government offices as the legal strategy of AI for Estonian Gov).

Tomas Lamanauskas

Candidate for Deputy Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union, presently Managing Partner @ Envision Associates. Tomas holds 20+ years of international senior, executive and board-level leadership experience, at the intersection of infrastructure, digital technologies as well as government regulation and policy. Adept at supporting and leading teams through major transformations in highly multicultural environments, having served as a head or deputy head of national regulatory authorities in three different regions of the world, senior government advisor in another one, and having led international teams at a UN agency as well as multinational technology and communications company. Contributor to a number of reports produced by such organizations as the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, World Economic Forum and EastWest Institute.

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