Prof Pina D’Agostino is a law professor, lawyer and recognized international scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University specializing in intellectual property, technology and innovation law and policy. Prof D’Agostino is regularly called by Canadian and Foreign governments for advice, is a widely published author and a cited authority at the Supreme Court of Canada and in various media. She brings her creativity and passion to her role as Founder and Director of IP Osgoode, the IP Intensive, and the Innovation Clinic, the first legal clinic of its kind helping inventors and start-ups. She was an Associate for a large Toronto firm and recruited into the Canadian Government by the Recruitment of Policy Leaders as a Senior Policy Analyst working on copyright policy. She serves on the Board of Directors of Alectra Inc. and Chairs its new GRE&T Centre advancing innovation and sustainable energy solutions. Prof D'Agostino has a Masters and Doctorate in Law (University of Oxford) specializing in copyright law, an LLB (Osgoode Hall Law School) and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Co-Chair of the York University AI & Society Task Force, and appointed to the City of Vaughan Smart City Task Force. Prof D’Agostino is the recipient of various grants, honours and awards and is currently working on two books in the areas of copyright, AI and technology, innovation law and policy and works tirelessly to advance women’s and more diverse voices in the intellectual property and innovation landscape. Her two books, Copyright, Contract, Creators: New Media, New Rules and The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver (with L Bently and C Ng) are widely available.
Dr. Aviv Gaon earned his Ph.D. in Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto
Canada in 2019. Upon graduating, Dr. Gaon was eminently rewarded for his
talents as the recipient of the prestigious IP Osgoode David Vaver Medal for
Excellence in Intellectual property Law. Dr. Gaon is a member of IP Osgoode
Center for Intellectual Property and Technology, and a 2019-2020 Fellow at The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Gaon specializes in Intellectual Property, Law & Technology and
Competition Law. Dr. Gaon earned his bachelor and master degrees in Law (LL.B & LL.M) at IDC Herzliya ,and upon completion of his legal studies, joined top Israeli law firm as an associate at the Competition & Antitrust Department, where he provided legal counsel to individuals and companies with respect to a wide range of legal issues. In his academic capacities, Dr. Gaon is the Director of IDC Herzliya Experiential Programs and the Director of Harry Radzyner Law School Honorary Program. Dr. Gaon recent publications focus on legal implications of emerging technologies, intellectual property and artificial intelligence. Dr. Gaon’s recent book The Future of Copyright in the Artificial Intelligence Era (Edward Elgar Publications) is expected next year.
Carole is a partner and co-founder of INQ Law where her practice concentrates on privacy, cyber readiness, data governance and artificial intelligence (AI). She regularly counsels clients on a wide range of matters related to privacy law, data protection compliance, data governance frameworks, and AI risk management and liability. Carole has represented clients before all levels of court in Ontario as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Carole plays an active role in shaping data law, policy and standards in
Canada and around the world. Trusted for her practical and strategic advice,
Carole was appointed by the federal government to co-chair the Advisory
Council of the Exposure Notification application adopted by the government
in its national response to the Covid-19 pandemic. She is also the co-chair of
the data governance working group at the Data Governance Standardization
Collaborative at the Standards Council of Canada. She is a member of the Data Governance Working Group for
the Global Partnership on AI. Carole has served in various advisory capacities including as an expert advisor to
the Law Commission of Ontario on AI, various AI companies, and as a member of the Taskforce on AI for Health at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. In 2018, Carole was appointed by the federal Minister of Innovation to serve as one of six Digital Leaders in the
national data and digital transformation consultations. As a Digital Leader, she led consultations with businesses, academics, civil society and industry associations to help inform the first national Digital Charter that was announced on May 21, 2019. In 2020, the principles of the Digital Charter were codified in a Bill seeking major reform to Canada’s private sector privacy law under the new Digital Charter Implementation Act (Bill C-11).
Carole regularly speaks and writes on AI ethics, global data protection policy and law, and data governance.
She has presented throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, as well as Dubai and India.