Head of Data & Artificial Intelligence Policy, NATO
Nikos Loutas is the head of NATO's of Data and AI Policy unit. The Data & AI Policy Unit is responsible for advocating, leading, and helping manage the responsible use of data and AI for NATO. It provides policy leadership and drive policy adoption, by establishing high-level frameworks and enablers to empower NATO to draw value from data, both open-source and generated by NATO and its Allies, with a focus on Alliance operations and missions. Before joining NATO, he was a data policy officer in the European Commission's Secretariat-General, coordinating the implementation of n's data governance and data policies. Prior to this, he was director responsible for Data and Analytics at PwC's Technology Consulting practice in Belgium. He started his professional career in research, where he also completed a PhD in semantic web and data analytics.