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13 June 2024 - 15 June 2024
Gdańsk, Poland
EMVA Business Conference 2024

Opening Keynote

Shifting Quicksands:
The Impact of the U.S. Election on Geopolitical Stability

Sudha David-Wilp
Regional Director at German Marshall Fund

Sudha David-Wilp is the regional director of the Berlin office and a senior fellow. She joined GMF’s Berlin office in September 2011, where she oversees GMF’s outreach to the Bundestag and engages with the media as an expert on relations between Germany and the United States.

She has written commentary for Foreign Policy, Axios, der Tagesspiegel, and CNN and has been featured in interviews on Bloomberg News, the BBC, NPR, ZDF, and ARD. Before moving to Berlin, she was the director of international programs at the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress in Washington, DC for nearly eight years. At the association, David-Wilp was responsible for congressional study groups and international programs for current members of Congress and senior congressional staff.

She received her Bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, with a major in international relations and a minor in writing seminars. She received her Master’s in international relations from Columbia University.


Closing Keynote

Managing Disruptive Trends: What GPT, Robotics, AI, and Home Office Have in Common – and What They Don't?

Prof. Dominik Bösl
Expert in Robotic Governance and Artificial Intelligence

Dominik Bösl is Germany's leading expert on robotics and artificial intelligence. He is Professor of Digital Sciences, Automation and Leadership at the Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft.

Dominik Bösl (*1983) graduated with a degree in computer science from the University of Augsburg and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He began his career in 1999 at Siemens before moving to Microsoft Germany in 2005, where he held various management positions with national responsibility in Developer Evangelism. During the following seven years at Kuka, the market leader in industrial robotics, he was responsible for the robot manufacturer's innovation and technology management as Senior Corporate Innovation Manager, among other things, and was one of Kuka's Technology Owners. In January 2019, Bösl moved to Festo, where he served as Vice President and Head of Robotic Futures until his appointment at the university. From 2022 to 2023, he also was Managing Director at the Berlin-based AI and robotics start-up Micropsi Industries.

Professor Dominik Bösl is the author of numerous technical and scientific publications.

He is active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as Chair of the IEEE TechEthics Initiative and as Vice President for Industrial Activities of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. In his volunteer work, Bösl is primarily involved in STEM promotion and the regulation of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence through governance structures. He is co-developer of the educational programming game AntMe! and with the Robotic & AI Governance Foundation, which he founded, he researches the foundations of governance structures for the (self-)regulation of disruptive technologies.

In his lectures, Bösl not only provides in-depth expert knowledge on Industry 4.0 and the developments of the future, but also calls for new, unconventional approaches to solutions. His message: Innovation requires technical expertise, methodological competence and, above all, the will to implement innovation.

Closed since 9 June 2024
Gdańsk, Poland
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Participants 80
Meetings 130
Germany 52
United States 9
United Kingdom 6
Poland 5
Spain 4
China 4
Austria 3
France 3
Belgium 3
Italy 2
Netherlands 2
Canada 2
Switzerland 1
Japan 1
Total 97