Technology and Corporate Governance

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*** This Event is by invitation only. ***

(ECGI Institutional and Patron Members may submit attendance requests by email however spaces are limited)

The Roundtable will focus on the impact of new technologies such as blockchain and AI on corporate governance. The discussion will revolve around the following questions: Does blockchain have promise as a tool for registering ownership claims and the exercise of voting rights in listed corporations? What is the impact of AI and big data analysis on firms’ management and governance? Will smart contracts affect the boundaries between firms and markets in a number of industries?


Marco Becht, Solvay Brussels School, ECGI and CEPR

Luca Enriques, University of Oxford and ECGI


15:00     Registration

15:20     Welcome

15:30     Blockchain and Corporate Governance

16:50     Tea/ Coffee break

17:10     AI and Corporate Governance

18:30     Drinks reception

19:00     Ends


Programme queries should be directed to Marco Becht ( or

Luca Enriques (

Practical queries should be directed to Elaine McPartian (

 Programme Outline: 

The event is structured around introductory briefings from previously designated participants. These interventions are intended to stimulate further interventions and discussion between all attendees. The use of slides is possible but not necessarily encouraged. The prior distribution of written material is encouraged.


15:30 – 16:50: Blockchain and Corporate Governance

Briefing: Christoph Van Der Elst, Tilburg University and ECGI

17:10 – 18:30: AI and corporate Governance

Briefing: John Armour, University of Oxford Faculty of Law and ECGI

Confirmed Participants:
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