Beginning Monday, 09 September 2019 12:30
End Monday, 09 September 2019 14:00
Location Boulevard Bischoffsheim 11, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
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We are pleased to welcome Mr. Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, Digital Single Market, DG CONNECT, and Mrs Susi Förschler, Associate at DFW Germany, who will take us through the current developments and what the future holds for blockchain in the European Single Market.

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Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, Digital Single Market, DG CONNECT | European Commission

Pēteris Zilgalvis is the Head of Unit for Digital Innovation and Blockchain in the Digital Single Market Directorate in DG CONNECT and is the Co-Chair of the European Commission FinTech Task Force. He was nominated on the list of CoinDesk’s Most Influential People in Blockchain 2017. He was the Visiting EU Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford for 2013-14, where he is an Associate of the Political Economy of Financial Markets Programme. From 1997 to 2005, he was Deputy Head of the Bioethics Department of the Council of Europe, in its Directorate General of Legal Affairs. In addition, he has held various positions in the Latvian civil service (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Environment). He was Senior Environmental Law Advisor to the World Bank/Russian Federation Environmental Management Project and was Regional Environmental Specialist for the Baltic Countries at the World Bank. He has been a member of the California State Bar since 1991, completed his J.D. at the University of Southern California, his B.A. in Political Science Cum Laude at UCLA, and the High Potentials Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. A recent publication of his is “The Need for an Innovation Principle in Regulatory Impact Assessment: The Case of Finance and Innovation in Europe” in Policy & Internet.

Associate | DWF LLP

Susi is an associate at DWF’s Berlin office. As a member of the digital transformation team, she advises national and international clients on blockchain-based business models. Her focus is on regulatory and anti-money laundering issues as well as on structuring, including contract design, for blockchain use cases. Susi has a background in international and European Union law and tracks tech-innovation in the transport and real estate sector

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