Senior Practice Director

Conan leads Global Counsel’s Technology, Media and Telecoms practice. He advises global technology, telecoms and media companies on emerging policy frameworks in the EU, UK and US on artificial intelligence, data protection, online safety, digital competition, the 'gig economy' and the 'metaverse'.

Before joining Global Counsel, Conan was Special Adviser to the British Deputy Prime Minister on innovation policy and, prior to this, spent several years as a political adviser in the European Parliament to senior MEPs.

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The future of AI in the UAE


In an increasingly competitive regional landscape, the UAE emerges as a focal point for AI investment and innovation. Last week at the World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE's Minister of State for AI, Omar al-Ulama, backed OpenAI’s statements that the country can become a global leader in testing regulation for AI technology. To talk about this and more, Conan is joined…

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Is the US ready to pass child online safety legislation?


This week on Top in Tech, Conan is joined by Ugonma to discuss child online safety and privacy in the United States, following a dramatic hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee. While there is momentum for passing legislation, the likelihood of it happening in the near future is unlikely due to a myriad of factors, including the limited election-year…

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