Showing: 1 - 10 of 17 RESULTS

Regulating AI: Global and European approaches

Countries around the world are introducing legislation to regulate AI. Europe is close to passing the Artificial Intelligence Act and many countries will enact something similar. Hear from Alain, who is the global thought leader on this topic.


  1. Know some of the latest developments by hearing from the thought leaders. 
  2. Plan your use of AI by considering the regulatory environment. 
  3. Develop a regulatory framework in your country by seeing what other countries are doing.

Keynote address: French to English translation available. Duration: 60 mins

Speakers live on the verse:  
Alain Bensoussan, Lexing Alain Bensoussan Avocats
Alexandre Cruquenaire Lexing Belgium
Raffaele Zallone, Lexing Italy


Metaverse: what regulation?

Technology companies are betting on the metaverse and many are saying it will have as big an impact as what the Internet had on the world. But how do we regulate it? Do we need new laws or will existing laws also apply in the metaverse?


  1. Find out more about what the metaverse could be by seeing into the future.
  2. Know whether the UK Online Security Bill will apply by understanding the scope.
  3. Plan your metaverse strategy by knowing the possible regulatory framework.

TED Style talk | Duration: 40 minutes

Speakers live on the verse: 
Janice Mulligan, Lexing USA
Marc Gallardo, Lexing Spain,
Daniel Preiskel, Lexing UK,

Living in virtual reality, avatars and digital twins

Virtual reality is already a thing and raises many interesting legal issues. It will also be a key component to powering the metaverse. How do we regulate it? A digital twin is a virtual representation that serves as the real-time digital counterpart of a physical object, process or person.   


  1. Consider whether a person will be accountable for what their avatar does by understanding the governance framework.
  2. Contemplate how virtual IP, privacy and crime will work by hearing from an expert.
  3. Know who owns the data generated by the physical object by looking at data law.

TED Style talk | Duration: 40 minutes

Speakers live on the verse: 
John Giles, Michalsons Lexing South Africa

What next?

A discussion about the key insights and take-home points from the conference. Discussion, questions, ideas and solutions from the audience. What next for the Lexverse and the topics we have explored? Feedback from the audience. 


  1. Learn key insights by crystallising them in your mind.
  2. Know what the take-home points are by summarising them. 
  3. Decide what your next steps are by looking at the options. 

Q&A | Duration 30 Minutes

Speakers live in person from Cape Town:
Sarah Buerger, Lisa Emma-Iwuoha, John Giles, Michalsons Lexing

Enabling big data science and analytics

The processing or analysis of big data or big data analytics can have huge benefits for consumers (including previously underserved communities) and society. It can also bring great rewards to controllers (or organisations that are data-driven). However, when using big data you must mitigate and manage the related risks. If the big data contains personal data, you must comply with data protection law. You must comply with any applicable sector laws and you should consider implementing the good practices many authorities recommend.

Data protection does not mean the end of big data but you must be careful because otherwise, you’ll get into big trouble.


  1. Know the regulatory framework regards big data by getting a practical overview.
  2. Ensure your use of big data is lawful by knowing what the law requires.
  3. Follow best practice by deciding which recommended good practices you are going to implement

Panel discussion | Duration: 30 minutes

Panel Moderator: David Luyt, Michalsons
Ryan Manyika, Senior Partner Engineer | CIPP/E | CIPM, OneTrust 
Mark Heyink, Michalsons Lexing
Bongani Matshika, Data Privacy Specialist, Standard Bank

Marketing and the metaverse

Why the metaverse is the biggest opportunity at hand in almost three decades (but then again, perhaps it isn’t). The myriad of opportunities for new branding, sponsorship and marketing, as well as content creation. And for creating new routes to marketing and distribution solutions. As an investor, I understand the underlying utility and application of these platforms which will result in disproportionate growth and returns. “Beam me up, Scotty.”   

Keynote | Duration: 30 minutes

Speaker live from Cape Town
 Mike Abel, Founder & Chief Executive of M&C Saatchi Abel,