On April 16 we held the latest Innovation Lounge at our Washington D.C. office. Law students, associates, counsel, and government employees alike listened to a select panel of tech titans from Koch, MOBORK, Rosetta Stone, and GE address the latest issues in the innovative tech and regulatory space. Senior Associate Andrea DiSandro chaired the event with pertinent questions which fostered a lively debate on the following issues:
- Data privacy in an increasingly digitized world was addressed by Ryan Brown, Assistant General Counsel & Director, Legal at Rosetta Stone.
- Drones and the ways in which 3D printing is causing a shift in manufacturing were discussed with Michael Fitzpatrick, Head of Regulatory Advocacy at General Electric.
- Handling data for the benefit of everyone was addressed by Marty Kwedar, Senior Counsel of Koch Companies.
- Key issues relevant to autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence were discussed with Miguel Payán, Founder of MOBORK Advisors, and former Global Head of Mobility for Ford.
Topics included the extent to which machines are supplanting human judgement, and how regulators and technology firms can work together in a way that doesn’t stifle innovation. Our panelists’ experience brought great value to the event, from amusing personal anecdotes to in-depth analysis of disruptive trends and market perceptions.
Hogan Lovells Innovation Lounge is an associate-lead event series in which associates invite leading innovators in tech to speak on a panel in front of an audience of lawyers, technologists, and other professionals. The panel is followed by a networking session with drinks and hors d’ouvres.
If you weren’t able to join us at our April Innovation Lounge, please mark your calendar for the next one in July 2019. We hope to see you there! For more details, please contact Tara Hanley.