Luukas Ilves Head of Strategy at Guardtime, the world’s leading enterprise blockchain company. Luukas is building Guardtime’s e-government business, bringing tools deployed in defence, supply chain, healthcare and telecoms to the public sector. Hopefully, this will include products and services to enable mydata-type scenarios Luukas also chairs the Council of Europe’s work on the human rights and ethics dimensions of Artificial Intelligence, which will culminate in ministerial guidance at the end of 2019.
Unlike other AI rights discussions, the Council of Europe is focused on governments’ behavior and obligations. Previously, Luukas was deputy director and senior fellow at the Lisbon Council, a Brussels-based think tank. In April of this year, he co-authored a report in advance of the Finnish EU Presidency providing a roadmap for a Fair Data Economy in Europe.
Luukas has served in various policy positions for the Government of Estonia and the European Commission, including leading digital policy during Estonia’s 2017 Presidency of the EU Council and as a member of staff for Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes.