Sebastian Hallensleben


Full Name: Sebastian Hallensleben
Job title: Head of Digitalisation and AI
Organisation Name: VDE
Country: Germany


Short bio

Dr. Sebastian Hallensleben is the Chair of CEN-CENELEC JTC 21 where European AI standards to underpin EU regulation are being developed, a member of the Expert Advisory Board of the EU StandICT programme, and Chair of the Trusted Information working group. He co-chairs the classification and risk assessment working group in OECD ONE.AI and has roles in AI committees at IEC, Council of Europe, and UNESCO. Sebastian Hallensleben heads Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence at VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies where he is responsible for new product and service development as well as for giving advice and developing frameworks for the German parliament and several federal ministries as well as the European Commission. He focusses in particular on AI ethics, handling the impact of generative AI, building privacy-preserving trust infrastructures as well as characterising AI quality. –  Earlier, Sebastian Hallensleben worked on dialog facilitation between academia, industry, and policymaking (e.g. in the context of federal research foresight) and in international infrastructure project development for waste, energy, and drinking water. He holds a Ph.D. in physics and began his professional life in IT development and solutions architecture in the financial and telecoms sectors.