Law and Digitalization - Programme

11.30-12.00 Registration

Entry from Fabianinkatu 33

12.00-12.15 Opening remarks
12.15-12.30 Welcome note

Dean Professor Kimmo Nuotio, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki

12.30-13.15 Allegality: disrupting the state's monopoly on law

Dr Gavin Wood

Dr Gavin Wood is one of Ethereum's co-founders, the blockchain-based platform for smart contracts. Currently, he is the CTO of Parity Technologies, the blockchain company that has created the world’s fastest and lightest client in order to facilitate interaction with the Ethereum network. Dr Wood has given talks and keynotes to various audiences both in tech conferences and law schools and has coined the term ‘allegality’, which refers to systems or devices outside all legal systems.


13.15-14.15 Student panel

Alexandra Shtromberg (University of Helsinki)

Iiris Kestilä (University of Lapland)

Kristina Svinhufvud (University of Helsinki)

Moderators: Olli Pitkänen (IPR University Center) and Marta Maroni (University of Helsinki)

14.15-14.45 Coffee break
14.45-15.45 Panel: Between disruption and regulation

Hannele Korhonen (Contract Mill)

Kirsi Larkiala (Global Top 100 Fintech Influencer)

Marko Loisa (Ministry of Justice)

Markus Oksanen (DLA Piper)

Suvi Uski (University of Helsinki, Someturva)

moderator Hanna-Mari Manninen (Dittmar & Indrenius)

15.45-16.15 The past, the present, and the future of law and technology: a marriage or a mismatch

Professor Juha Karhu (University of Lapland)

LL.D. Susanna Lindroos-Hovinheimo (University of Helsinki)

16.15-16.45 Coffee break
16.45-17.15 The way towards legal digitalization: what are the best practices?

Under-Secretary of State Tuomas Pöysti (Ministry of Social Affairs and Health)

Anna Ronkainen (TrademarkNow)

17.15-18.15 Responsible digitalization: fitting ethics with innovation

Professor Gemma Galdon Clawell

Dr. Gemma Galdon Clavell is a policy analyst working on surveillance, the social, legal and ethical impact of technology, smart cities, privacy, security policy, resilience and policing. She has founded Eticas Research & Consulting and through this work examines the interaction between changing social values, engineering possibilities and fundamental rights. Dr Galdon Clavell is also a finalist for the EU Prize of Women Innovators 2017.

18.00-18.15 Concluding remarks

Director, LL.D. Riikka Koulu (Legal Tech Lab, University of Helsinki)

18.15-19.30 Cocktails

Music by DJ Ruoto