Session ideas 2023

Immerse yourself in the world of IT law at the IT Lawyers’ Day! Under the BarCamp format, which stands for open exchange and spontaneous encounters, the contents are excitingly unknown and spring from the creative minds of our participants.

Maybe you are new to the BarCamp universe? Don’t worry! Some participants have already revealed exciting session ideas to give you a taste of the innovative “session offering”.

Not enough? Then become an impulse generator yourself! You are invited to bring your own session ideas and discuss them with renowned colleagues at a high level. Your ideas could be the highlight of the day – and we are excited to present them in advance. Just get in touch with us.

Please note: The sessions presented here are still pending; they will need to be selected by participants in the session planning process.

Wondering if you can present more than one session? Of course you can! In the free atmosphere of a BarCamp, there are no limits to your creativity. Feel free to bring several session ideas with you

Here are the session proposals 2023

Nicole Beranek Zanon

«NFT, Blockchain and Metaverse.»

This short input presentation will look at what NFT and blockchain have to do with the metaverse and where questions open up for us in this new world. In doing so, there is a lot for IP lawyers, data protection lawyers, and contract lawyers to do. The foundation is understanding the technology and IT security risks. Nicole rounds off with practical and liveable use cases and is happy to open up the discussion for a joint exchange of views.

Nicole Beranek Zanon

Nicole is a lawyer and notary, Exec. MBA HSG, CIPP/E, Lead Auditor ISO 27001 and partner at HÄRTING Rechtsanwälte AG. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen, lecturer at the FHNW, guest speaker at the University of St. Gallen (CAS DPO) and HSLU. HÄRTING Rechtsanwälte AG ( in Zug is an award-winning business law firm in the field of information, communication and technology law and advises start-ups as well as listed companies on data protection, security, cloud, outsourcing, media and new technologies such as AI, DLT, NFT, VR and AR.

Feride Cetin

«Cloud Governance Best Practices»

Cloud governance is an essential part of cloud computing. When your business’s critical data assets are in the cloud, you need a good approach to protect your data, manage costs, and mitigate risks. Cloud security governance is a type of cloud framework that focuses on effective security management specific to the business needs. Cloud governance best practices can help to mitigate security risks without interfering with standard business operations, reduce costs and increase productivity.

Feride Cetin

Feride Cetin is the Head of Strategy and Controls for Data Protection & Application Security and Cloud Data Governance in Credit Suisse. She is accountable for the service and technology ownership, design, implementation, operational stability and continuous improvement of capabilities globally. Before joining CS, she worked as Security CTO at UBS where she led the group-wide Data Protection Security Architecture domain and defined long-term Security Architecture Strategies. Feride also held Security Consulting and Architecture, Security Research and Innovation Engineering roles, built new Security services and obtained patents as an inventor.

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Carmen de La Cruz

«Malicious AI and "AI" attacks: What to watch out for and what does it mean from a legal perspective?»

Carmen de La Cruz

Partner, Attorney at law admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Zug, Notary Public, Fed. Diploma in IT & Economics

Goes with and beyond to support clients always also from an inhouse, a client perspective, passionate about developments in technology and related changes for business and people

Simon Frutiger

«Artificial intelligence and quantum computing»

This session will focus on how AI systems and quantum computing work and how they are interrelated, and address its implications.

Simon Frutiger

Simon Frutiger is a trainee at MME. He practices in the areas of financial markets law as well as data protection. His main practice areas include advising companies on FinTech and DLT, data protection, and cyber incidents. Furthermore, he deals with LegalTech. In addition, he dissertates in Swiss and European financial market law. Previously, he trained as a computer scientist and worked in this field for several years. He also did internships in various law firms of different sizes. He is particularly interested in new technologies such as DLT, AI and quantum computing as well as cybersecurity and geopolitics.

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Caroline Gaul
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Susanne Wallace

«The EU's new digital rights act»

Data Governance Act, Data Act, Digital Services Act (DSA), Digital Markets Act (DMA), P2B Regulation, AI Act, the new Product Liability Directive, the AI Liability Directive, Health Data Space Act …Who still has the overview? In this interactive session, Caroline Gaul and Susanne Wallace will provide a brief overall overview of the key content and a selection of focused topics. We will then use some practical examples to discuss the resulting challenges for companies, particularly with regard to the following questions: Who is the addressee of the obligations? What are the implications for contracts? When are companies in Switzerland affected?

Caroline Gaul

Caroline is a partner at MME. She advises national and international companies in the area of technology, IT and data law. Her main practice areas include advising on IT contract law and the design of digital business models. She was admitted to the bar in 2006 (Frankfurt Bar Association). Before coming to Switzerland, she worked for many years as a German lawyer specializing in IP/IT in a larger commercial law firm in Frankfurt am Main. Caroline is vice-chair of the German Society for Law and Information Technology (DGRI) and co-president of the Swiss IT Lawyers Association.

Susanne Wallace

Susanne Wallace is Group VP and Senior Counsel Digital at ABB. She is a German fully qualified lawyer with over 20 years of experience in IT law with a focus on purchase/sale agreements, data protection and copyright law. Her practice areas include technology transactions, outsourcing, IT project contracts, cloud and cyber security. She is particularly interested in new technologies such as AI, IOT and digitalization and their application in international complex contracts.

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Rehana Harasgama

«Right to information - How where what applies now?»

This session is intended to be a roundtable discussion on exactly what obligations a company now has when it receives a request for information. What are the limits of the request for information? What data must actually be disclosed? When may information be refused? Do copies of documents really have to be released? Is it possible to waive the release of documents if the person requesting information already has the information or can access it himself? Etc. The discussion is intended to be spontaneous and relaxed and to encourage an open exchange among the participants.

Rehana Harasgama

Rehana Harasgama is an expert in Swiss and international data, privacy and cybersecurity law. She also advises clients on information, media and technology law, as well as other regulatory areas, including in particular the use of artificial intelligence and platform regulation. She joined Bär & Karrer in 2019 and leads Bär & Karrer’s data protection team together with the practice heads, where she is instrumental in the business development of this area.

Rehana Harasgama specializes in advising on complex data sharing and data protection issues, such as comprehensive cross-border data transfers, implementing privacy-by-design in new business models, data protection due diligence, monetization of data, handling data breaches and employee personal data. Previously, she served as a Data Protection Officer for one of the Big Four.

She also teaches at the University of St. Gallen and is on the advisory board of the IT Lawyers Association

Neva Yesim Muslu

«Digital Sovereignty / Data Sovereignty (Update)»

Learn how AI works technically, what this means for its protectability, and which aspects should be regulated. Neva Muslu offers you simple answers to seemingly big questions and helps you realize the potential of AI.

Neva Yesim Muslu

Neva Muslu is a junior advisor at LAUX LAWYERS AG, a law firm in Zurich and Basel specializing in IT law issues. She focuses on digitalization, data protection, sourcing and contract law.

Neva completed her law studies in Zurich and Lucerne. She has many years of experience as a contract manager and project manager. Prior to her current position, she worked in the legal department of an international company in Zurich, where she managed various digitization projects, among others. She also supported the legal department in several national and international litigations, especially in the US.

Giedre Neverauskas

«ChatGPT and Co.: Are we ready for LegalTech?»

LegalTech refers to the use of technology, especially digital solutions, to support legal services. In recent years, the LegalTech industry has undergone significant change and is increasingly influencing the everyday lives of lawyers and those seeking justice. Ever-evolving technologies are increasing the pressure to innovate in the legal industry as well.

How do I deal with this issue? Is it even an issue for me? What are the expectations of my clients?

This session contribution is intended to give an overview of the challenges and the advantages of LegalTech, in order to then discuss together what experiences we have had; what concerns we have and what experiences of success we have had.

Giedre Neverauskas, Dr. iur. LL.M

Giedre Neverauskas is an attorney at Blum & Grob Rechtsanwälte AG and advises her national and international clients with a focus on intellectual property law, IT/digital law, competition law and data protection. As an Executive Board Member in Swiss LegalTech Association, Giedre Neverauskas is responsible for Lawyers Desk. Based on her experience as a lawyer and in-house at an international IT company, Giedre Neverauskas understands the needs and requirements of her clients and is able to efficiently advise them according to their individual needs. She is a German lawyer, living in Switzerland since 2015 and practicing Swiss law.

Fabienne Schlup

«Data Protection Impact Assessments (DSFA)»

This session will raise guidance from the FDPIC on the implementation of data protection impact assessment.

Fabienne Schlup

I joined the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner as a lawyer in April 2018. Previously, I worked as a trademark attorney at the patent law firm BOHEST AG in Basel.

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