Emilia Tantar

Organisation: Black Swan LUX

Position: Chief Data and AI Officer

Emilia Tantar

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. Since May 2023 she is part of the Romanian national scientific and ethical consultative committee on Artificial Intelligence*, shaping the national AI strategy. Dr. Tantar is also Luxembourg Head of Delegation and President of the National Mirror Committee in AI Standardization in CEN/CLC JTC 21 and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 42 and convenor of the European CEN and CENELEC JTC 21 AI Working group 2 “Operational aspects”. Since 2022 she is also Small Business Standards (SBS) representative in AI standardisation.

She has over 20 years of experience delivering AI to the business market and public institutions, such as the European Commission, as researcher and strategic consultant. Emilia 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 is Forbes Ignite contributor, 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 UNDP, OECD, European Commission, within the research and business communities.

She acts also as reviewer and evaluator for the European Commission.