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  • Ms Emilia Tantar
    DIGITAL SME's Focus Group Artificial Intelligence


Dr. Emilia Tantar is Chief Data and AI Officer at Black Swan LUX, spin-off of the University of Luxembourg, she co-founded in 2015. She previously held the Chief Data and Artificial Intelligence Officer position at INCERT G.I.E. and led the Artificial Intelligence (AI) efforts of PwC Luxembourg as Senior Manager.
Emilia is also Co-chair of the EU Digital SME Focus Group on AI.
She has over 15 years experience delivering AI to the business market as researcher and strategic consultant. She has edited 7 volumes in Springer and has authored more than 20 journal papers and scientific articles, collaborating with entities such as the World Economic Forum (WEF) or the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). As TedX speaker she regularly delivers keynotes and participates in exchanges for OECD, European Commission, within the research and business communities.
Emilia is co-convener of the CEN and CENELEC JTC 21 AI Ad-hoc WG on AI Conformity assessment, President of Luxembourg AI national mirror committee and delegate on AI standardization in the CEN CENELEC JTC 21 Strategic Advisory Group and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 42 working groups. She is member of the European Observatory of ICT Standardization WG on AI, where she co-authored the EUOS report of TWG-AI: Landscape of AI Standards, June 2021. She also acts as an expert for the European Commission for several years, evaluating and monitoring digital and artificial intelligence related initiatives.