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  • AI Interrogator: Generative AI’s Impact on Europe with Ann-Kathrin Sauthoff-Bloch

    December 15, 2023


  • In general, businesses in Europe are working with AI, both with confidence, but also with some caution, which we think is a lot to do with GDPR and the regulatory regime in Europe. The regulatory framework in Europe is very much at the heart of the approach to generative AI. While the US has a more relaxed approach towards regulation, Europe is too regulated. And it is hindering growth for the region.
  • At the moment, generative AI is such a great opportunity for each country. And it would be really sad if we would miss that opportunity in Europe by overregulating it.

About Ann-Kathrin Sauthoff-Bloch

Ann-Kathrin Sauthoff-Bloch

Ms. Sauthoff-Bloch has been Managing Director at Infosys Consulting Germany since April 2020. Prior to this, she held management positions at IBM and Accenture for many years. Her consulting work has taken her primarily into the telecommunications and retail sectors and into the field of digital transformation. At IBM, she was responsible for the global IT and consulting business with Deutsche Telekom, among others. In 2008, she became a partner at Accenture, making her one of the company's youngest partners in Germany.

Ms. Sauthoff-Bloch draws her inspiration from this wealth of experience when she talks about the opportunities and challenges facing companies in times of economic and geopolitical instability and the ongoing challenges in energy supply and global supply chains.

She advocates the removal of systemic hurdles - and she sees digital technologies and automation as drivers of future-proof business models. Especially in times of crisis and disruptive changes, these are essential to keep a company on track and lead it to further growth. She is passionate about placing high-quality management consulting and developing high-performance teams that can implement comprehensive transformation plans for their clients.

Ann-Kathrin Sauthoff-Bloch holds a degree in European Business Administration from the University of Applied Sciences in Reutlingen, Germany, and Middlesex University in London.

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