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Janis Ratkevics

Senior Consultant at Information Society Development Department - Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia

Mr Janis RATKEVICS graduated from the University of Latvia. Since 2017, he works for the Ministry of Environmental Protection and  Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia as Senior Consultant, and his duties are closely related to the domain of digital transformation policy, emerging technologies and in particular – AI. Janis was directly responsible for the drafting of National AI strategy, and he is appointed as a Sherpa at the European Commission Artificial Intelligence & Digital Industry High-Level Group. He represents interests of Latvia at the ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) at the Council of Europe. He is also involved in different formats related to AI policy within the OECD, United Nations, and Nordic Council of Ministers.

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