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Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó

Nikolaus Forgó has completed his legal studies in Vienna and Paris. He is the Founder and Head of the Postgraduate Program for Information- and Media Law at the University of Vienna. He is the Professor for IT- and IP Law at the University of Vienna, Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law

Nikolaus has also held several positions at the Leibniz University, Hannover from 2000-2017. These include being a Professor and Head of the Institute for Legal Informatics, the Director of the Research Center L3s, Data Protection Officer of the University and the Chief Information Officer of the University.

Since March 2017, he has been a member of the Digitalisation Council of Lower Saxony. He has been an expert member of the Data Protection Council of the Republic of Austria since July 2018.

Nikolaus has carried out extensive dogmatic and third-party funded research for European, German and Austrian clients regarding questions of IT law, in particular data protection and data security law. Evaluation and consulting activities i.a. for the European Commission, the German Research Foundation, the German Ethics Council as well as various German and Austrian ministries.

Prof. Dr. Claire McGourlay 

Claire McGourlay is a Professor of Legal Education at the University of Manchester and a National and Principal Fellow of the HEA. She is the Director of External  Relations at the School of Social Sciences and is also a Law School lead in the Manchester Legal Tech Initiative. Alongside John Haskell, Claire is driving forward the integration of legal tech into the curriculum and has helped create the Manchester Justice HUB in partnership with students.

Prof. Dr. Moisés Barrio 

Moisés Barrio Andrés, PhD., is a Legal Attorney to the Council of State, Professor of Digital Law, and Lawyer. At the age of eleven, he founded IDESOFT in 1992, a pioneering software manufacturer and one of the first Internet providers in Spain. It has a presence in the Spanish and Latin American market, with a commercial office in California. He has been its CEO until 2016.

He has a Masters of Research in Legal Sciences by ICADE, ESADE and Deusto. He has completed postgraduate studies at Harvard University and the London School of Economics. He is currently a Professor of Internet Law and Digital Law at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, ICADE, San Pablo CEU and Complutensede Madrid. Moisés is also the Director of the Diploma of High Specialization Legal Tech and digital transformation at the School of Legal Practice of the Complutense University of Madrid.

He is a practicing lawyer at the Madrid Bar Association since 2004 and a member of the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation. He is an expert advisor to various Public Administrations, both in Spain and Latin America, in matters of Internet Law and digital transformation. He is a member of the group of experts on cyberpolitics and cyberlaw of the Real Instituto Elcano and the group of experts on the design of public policies in the era of artificial intelligence of FIDE.

He has written thirteen books and more than 50 articles in journals and other specialized works in the field of Internet law, intellectual property, regulation on disruptive technologies (robotics, artificial intelligence, blockchain, autonomous cars…) and digital regulation. He has been awarded the E•natic 2018 Prize for legal research in Digital Law. He is and has been, a speaker and lecturer at various congresses, conferences, and meetings.