BAS21 | Speaker: Susanne Dehmel
Susanne Dehmel
Member of Executive Board

Susanne Dehmel is Managing Director Law and Security at the Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunication and New Media (Bitkom) since 2014. In her former role she was Head of Department Data Protection since 2010. She is a lawyer and did her studies in Passau, Freiburg and Cardiff. Before taking over the Data Protection Department she was responsible for Copyright Law and Intellectual Property Issues from 2002-2009.

Encouraging trust and security in the digital world and the development of a modern and practicable legal framework for the information society are important aspects of her work.



Fireside Chat

  • Susanne Dehmel, Member of Executive Board, Bitkom

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ina Schieferdecker, Head of Department Division 5, Research for Technological Sovereignty and Innovations, Federal Ministry of Education and Research


Welcome by Bitkom

  • Susanne Dehmel, Member of Executive Board, Bitkom


Towards a European AI strategy: panel discussion

  • Dr Anna Christmann, Member of the German Bundestag, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

  • Susanne Dehmel, Member of Executive Board, Bitkom

  • Dr Jörg Wojahn, Head of the European Commission, Representation in Germany


Fireside chat: responsible AI development

  • Mustafa Süleyman, Co-Founder of DeepMind &Vice President of Artificial Intelligence Policy, Google

  • Susanne Dehmel, Bitkom


How to unlock the innovative potential of AI while adressing the risks? - AI policy in Germany with Q&A

  • Thomas Jarzombek, Economic Affairs Ministry’s Commissioner for the Digital Industry and Start-ups, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

  • Susanne Dehmel, Bitkom