Hippo AI

1 & 2 December

Hippo AI
Open Health Data &
AI Summit 2022

Fostering Digital Solidarity

Setting the Tone

EU’s Evolving policy and regulatory paradigm will shape its healthcare landscape for generations to come. This paradigmatic shift in the policy environment necessitates a greater public discourse on the following regulations: The Data Governance Act, The Data ActAI Act and the The European Health Data Space.

At this first Hippo AI Summit, which takes place on 1-2 December 2022, experts will discuss the impact of these regulations. More particularly, we will discuss and analyse its impact on open and democratized life-saving knowledge, our fundamental European right to healthcare and the core principle of solidarity. Do these regulations change the core principles (e.g. solidarity) of our future healthcare systems, and will they empower and protect small and medium businesses? All questions we will discuss during this first Summit.

The Summit goals

  • Enable the audience to make sense of the new regulatory landscape through keynotes.
  • Determine the potential risks and challenges posed by new EU laws and their potential implications on healthcare. 
  • Facilitate discourse to address some of the key issues around the new regulations:
    • Will they facilitate royalty-free and open access to medical knowledge?
    • Will they ensure and strengthen high-quality health outcomes as outlined in Article 35 of the Right to Health?
    • Will the EHDS leverage the social value of Health Data?
    • Will they increase barriers to free flow of information?
    • Will they increase the information and power asymmetries?
    • Do the Acts facilitate open-source collaboration?
    • Which Data do citizens get access to and how can they govern their own data?
    • How do they align with key European values – equality, solidarity, freedom, dignity and fundamental rights of the citizens.


12:00 – 12:10 Welcome & Housekeeping
Host: Tobias Schmid
12:10 – 12:45 Opening Keynote – The Socio-Technological Future of Medical AI
Bart de Witte – Founder Hippo AI Foundation
12:50 – 13:30 Keynote  – Vaccines as Global Commons
Prof. Shalini Randeria
President & Rector – Central European University, Vienna, Austria
Interview Prof. Shalini Randeria / Bart de Witte / Tobias Schmid
13:30 – 14:45 Loong unexpected Break
14:45 – 15:45 Keynote & Interview – The Data Act and the European Health Data Space
Paul Keller
Co-Founder and Policy Director at Open Future Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Paul Keller & Bart de Witte Interview – IP on Data in context of the European Health Data Space
15:55 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:45 Debate: Does the rise of AI need us to adopt new data licensing policies?

Host & Moderator: Shreekanth Mukku
Danish Contractor (IBM Research – co-founder Responsible AI License RAIL)
Hanlin Li (Asisstant Prof. UT Austin)
Luis Villa (Co-Founder Tidelift)
Nick Vincent (Postdoc Researcher at UC Davis)
Stefano Maffulli (Executive Director Open Source Initiative)
16:45 – 16:50 Break
16:50 – 17:50 Digital Sovereignity in Healthcare, why does it matter?
Jan J. Zygmuntowski
President Polska Sieć Ekonomii
Lecturer in Management and Artificial Intelligence, Kozminski University, Poland
Jan J. Zygmuntowski & Bart de Witte Interview – Who defines the rules for access?
17:50 – 18:10 Recommendations for the European Health Data Space
Tobias Schmid & Bart de Witte in Interview


12:00 – 12:10 Welcome & Recap
Host: Tobias Schmid

12:10 – 12:30 Opening Keynote
Peter Kapitein, Patient Advocate, Inspire2Live
12:30 – 13:15 Keynote
Prof. Sharon Tamar
Professor – Philosophical ethics and political philosophy

Professor – Interdisciplinary Hub for Digitalization and Society
Chair: Philosophy, Digitalization and Society, Rabid University

Interview Prof. Sharon Tamar / Bart de Witte / Tobias Schmid

13:15- 13:30 Break
13:30 – 14:30 Keynote & Interview – The AI Act 

Carlos Munos Ferandis
AI Council at Hugging Face, New York, USA
One AI Member OECD, BigScience, BigCode Member
Carlos Munos Ferandis & Bart de Witte Interview

14:30 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 15:45 Debate: Avoiding the Digital Nemesis
Host: Dr. Egge van de Poel Co-Founder De Datenverbinders, Netherlands

Sietske Rozie,Radiologst, Netherlands
Jacqueline van Ginkel – Innovator – Zorg voor de toekomst nu, Netherlands
Erwin Redeman – Founder Neurocast, Netherlands
Marcel Kerkhoven – General Practitioner, Netherlands
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:45 Open Data and the European Data Space from practical perspective

Miguel Á. Armengol de la Hoz
Head of the Big Data Department, Ministry of Health, Andalusia, Espana
Miguel Á. Armengol de la Hoz & Bart de Witte Interview – How to map the Data and the AI Act?

16:45 – 17:00 Break
17:00 – 17:45 Lecture & Interview Open Learning Ecosystem g
Mike Bernd
Program Manager at the „Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft“ – AI Campus – AI Campus a learning eco system based on openness and collaboration
Mike Bernd & Bart de Witte in Interview 

17:45 – 18:00 Recommendations & Wrap-Up
Tobias Schmid & Bart de Witte

The Hippo AI Foundation aims to support the development, refinement, and maintenance of open-source artificial intelligence for medical applications and biotechnologies. The mission is to empower the open-source ecosystem in a sustainable and productive way, with a particular emphasis on our fundamental right to health & privacy, ethical compliance, global inclusion, transparency, royalty-free access to life-saving knowledge, and the individuals who are driving these projects.