Steve Wood to speak at Data Protection World Forum

Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is to speak at the Data Protection World Forum (DPWF).

The landmark conference comes to London’s Excel arena on 20th and 21st November to offer insight and advice on data protection issues affecting global business today.

Keynote Conference

The ICO’s Steve Wood will be among speakers at the Keynote Conference at Data Protection World Forum.

Steve’s keynote will leverage his considerable industry experience to bring clarity to the main business challenges we face as organisations develop strategy and galvanise their approaches to data protection.

A Leading Voice

A former senior lecturer of information management at Liverpool’s John Moores University, Steve Wood became Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the ICO in June 2017. The role sees him take care of the work of the Policy Directorate to help ensure delivery of ICO strategic goals.

Stakeholder liaison, guidance, research, international activity and technology policy are among key issues that Steve deals with in a position of vital importance within UK’s regulatory body for data protection.

Prior to this appointment, Steve oversaw the ICO’s international strategy as Head of International Strategy and Intelligence, where he managed numerous high-profile cases.

Data Protection World Forum

Data Protection World Forum is designed to help organisations get traction on the very latest legislative developments in data security.

Besides keynotes talks and panel discussions, delegates will have the chance to put their own questions to the specialists to become part of a wider discussion on how to improve data handling practices and prepare for compliant business growth.

Coming to London’s Excel on 20th and 21st November, this industry-leading event unites all data concerns under one roof. The voices that matter will be offering analysis, guidance and insight into cultures and practices that make or break business in the digital era.

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The inaugural Data Protection World Forum (DPWF) will be held on November 20th & 21st 2018 at the ExCeL London which will provide a broader focus across the data protection and privacy space amidst the progressive tightening of global data protection laws.

Ahead of the end of year event, DPWF has launched a series of intensive workshops.

Further information on the DPWF and workshop details are available at: https://www.dataprotectionworldforum.com/