DPO200 in association with GDPR Institut

The DPO 200 in association with GDPR Institut recognises and celebrates those individuals who have made significant contributions to the privacy and security sectors. Our editorial team considered several factors in compiling this list, including; social media impact, knowledge sharing and community support.

The Data Protection sector has seen a ‘sea change’ of regulatory and technology developments, particularly in the last 12 months following the May 25, 2018, enforcement date of GDPR.

The DPO 200, listed in alphabetical order, will be recognised at the European Data Protection Summit, as VIP attendees of the event, where they will be awarded their DPO 200 certificate.

Commenting on those who will be awarded, Ian Evans, Managing Director – EMEA, OneTrust said:

“I wish to pass on my preliminary congratulations to those who will receive the inaugural DPO 200 recognition. These data privacy officers have led their organisations through GDPR and created sustainable programmes to keep up with the changing global regulatory environment.”

“The DPO 200 is a fantastic way to recognise the talents and hard work of those driving change and innovation in data protection and privacy.” Ian West GDPR Institut

“We’re proud to be able to shine a light on data protection professionals who are making a difference to their organisations and the wider community.” Nick James, Data Protection World Forum.

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Alan Turner
Group Privacy Risk & Compliance Officer at Tesco PLC

Alan is the Group Privacy Risk & Compliance Officer and works in the core Privacy team within Tesco Group Legal. Alan has spent the last 2.5 years implementing the Group-wide Privacy Compliance Programme, which is monitored and sponsored at the Tesco Executive Board.

Linkedin: Alan Turner
Twitter: @_AlanTurner_

Alex Bryant
VP, Group Data Protection Officer at Live Nation Entertainment

Alex is the VP and the Group Data Protection Officer for Live Nation. He has accrued significant industry experience working in privacy and data protection with previous job roles including Senior Group Privacy Manager at Vodafone, and Senior Data Protection & Privacy Associate at PwC.

Linkedin: Alex Bryant
Twitter: @ajlbryant

Amanda Chandler
Data Protection Officer UK and Ireland at Dentsu Aegis Network

Amanda is Data Protection Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network. Prior to this role, the privacy expert was DPO and DP Manager at Vodafone, before moving on to become the telecommunication network’s Global Privacy Manager in June 2003. She still holds the position today, alongside her role as DPO for UK and Ireland with Aegis.

Linkedin: Amanda Chandler

Andrea Chard
Group Data Protection Officer at easyJet

Andrea is currently Chief Privacy Officer at easyJet, a role she took on in June 2018. Prior to this role, she was Global Privacy Officer at Thomson Reuters, Head of Privacy and Information Risk for Europe and Asia at RBC, and Chief Privacy Officer at Centrica.

Linkedin: Andrea Chard

Andreas Klug
Chief Privacy Officer at Ladbrokes Coral

Andreas currently operates as Chief Privacy Officer at Ladbrooks, a role which sees him partner with senior stakeholders to support business activities on a global level. Among Andreas’ primary responsibilities, he develops privacy governance structure to enable the business to expand and to support a resilient risk management framework for privacy and use of data.

Linkedin: Andreas Klug

Anthony Lee
Partner at DMH Stallard LLP

Anthony is a partner and commercial lawyer specialising in information technology, telecommunications and outsourcing transactions (ITO and BPO). He leverages over 20 years’ experience as a commercial IT lawyer and advises on all manner of transactions. He also specialises in data protection, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), intellectual property law, electronic and mobile commerce, and freedom of information.

Linkedin: Anthony Lee

Brad Bryant
Chief Privacy Officer at Aon

Brad is currently Chief Protection Officer at Aon, where he was previously Deputy Chief Privacy Officer and Privacy Counsel for EMEA. Prior to joining Aon, Brad was Corporate Counsel for EMEA at McAfee, and Vice President IP Technology and E-Commerce Team, Legal and Compliance at Morgan Stanley.

Linkedin: Brad Bryant

Carl Gottlieb
Data Protection Officer, Duolingo & Hudl

Carl is an accomplished Data Protection consultant and founder of Data Protection consultancy, Cognition Secure. As Consulting Director, Carl helps organisations build strong data protection practices and is a specialist in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Carl comes from a cybersecurity background and balances a strong technical understanding with a sharp eye for business.

Linkedin: Carl Gottlieb
Twitter: @CarlGottlieb

Caroline Goulding
Data Protection Officer at Linkedin

The DPO for LinkedIn, Caroline is a European privacy leader with Silicon Valley credentials and a global, growth mindset. Caroline has a passion for privacy and legal related issues as they sit within the digital landscape. She has a vast background across multiple industry disciplines.

Linkedin: Caroline Goulding
Twitter: @cgouldingtweets

César Naveira Barrero
EMEA Data Protection Counsel at American Express

César Naveira Barrero is a fully qualified Spanish lawyer with extensive expertise in Data Protection. In previous roles, he worked with American Express for over two-and-a-half years. Before this he EMEA Data Protection Counsel, and EMEA Data Protection Associate Counsel.

Linkedin: César Naveira Barrero

Chiara Rustici
GDPR analyst; Keynote speaker; Author: “Applying the GDPR. Privacy Rules for the Data Economy”

Chiara is an independent EU privacy, GDPR, and data regulation analyst. She has published extensively on how data business models should change after the GDPR in academic journals, and also as a contributor for Forbes.com. Chiara delivers fun, punchy, keynotes and executive briefings on the direction of data regulation.

Linkedin: Chiara Rustici

Chris Combemale
CEO at DMA Group

An experienced Chief Executive Officer, Chris has a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and technology industry. Chris is skilled in data & marketing, marketing technology, integrated marketing, and advertising. He is a strong CEO with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused on Creative Writing from Hamilton College.

Linkedin: Chris Combemale
Twitter: @chriscomb

Christian Toon
Chief Information Security Officer at Pinsent Masons

As Chief Information Security Officer at Pinsent Masons, Christian is at the forefront of information and cyber protection strategy across a global, highly regulated business. Prior to this role, he was Client CISO at Big 4 Professional Services. Christian leverages over a decade’s experience at the forefront of data protection and security.

Linkedin: Christian Toon
Twitter: @christiantoon

Cynthia O’Donoghue
Tech/Digital & Data Lawyer & Partner at Reed Smith LLP 

Cynthia is a partner of the global law firm Reed Smith and Vice Chair of the IP, Tech and Data group. She specialises in tech transactions and innovation, data protection and privacy, cybersecurity and commercial law. Cynthia also advises on European law, such as the General Data Protection Regulation, and international data protection and e-privacy laws.

Linkedin: Cynthia O’Donoghue

Dan Bates
Data Innovation and Privacy Officer at O2

Dan became the Data Innovation and Privacy Officer at O2 after a successful four-month period heading business development in data at the telecommunications firm. Prior to joining O2, Dan accrued industry experience as a market-maker at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, before becoming Senior Technical Advisor to the Government Digital Service.

Linkedin: Dan Bates

David Clarke
Cybersecurity programme manager and author of accredited e-learning Data Protection, Data Privacy Data Breach Training Online.

David is a cybersecurity programme manager and author of accredited e-learning Data Protection, Data Privacy Data Breach Training Online. David delivers cutting edge GDPR cyber solutions, data privacy and project management and cyber turn-arounds on an interim and project basis for FTS100+ firms, SMEs and start-ups.

Linkedin: David Clarke
Twitter: @1DavidClarke

Derek Cheng
Chief Security Officer at TalkTalk

Derek is a senior security leader with over 18 years of professional experience in information and cyber security, IT, risk management, privacy and data compliance. He has managed and performed a multitude of information security and risk management engagements for several global Fortune 500 companies across various industries.

Linkedin: Derek Cheng

Dr Philipp Raether
Group Chief Data Protection Officer at Allianz

Philip is the Chief Privacy Officer and Data Protection Officer at Allianz Group. For the last 15 years, he has worked as a data protection professional in numerous senior positions. Prior to the Allianz, Philip was the Global Head of Data Management & Protection at UBS and a lawyer at Freshfields.

Linkedin: Dr Philipp Raether
Twitter: @Philippr12

Dr Anna Zeiter
Chief Privacy Officer at eBay

Anna has been Chief Privacy Officer at eBay for over four years, having been the online retailer’s Director of Privacy and DPO for EMEA, and Head OF Data Protection before that. Prior to joining eBay, Anna was a lecturer at the University of Hamburg, an Attorney at Law at DLA Piper, and at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Linkedin: Dr Anna Zeiter

Dr Katherine O’Keefe
Chief Ethicist, Lead Data Governance & Data Protection Consultant at Castlebridge

Katherine is the lead Information Data Governance and Data Protection Consultant at Castlebridge. Since joining the firm in 2013, Katherine has worked with clients in many sectors, including telecommunications, transportation, education and non-profit sectors. Katherine has co-written public consultation documents on Data Governance, and white papers on Subject Access Requests.

Linkedin: Dr Katherine O’Keefe
Twitter: @okeefekat

Emma Butler
Data Protection Officer at Yoti Ltd

Emma is an experienced privacy professional currently working as a Data Protection Officer for Yoti Ltd, a small technology company. Emma leverages over thirteen years’ experience in privacy and data protection, seven of which were spent at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and four years as Data Protection Officer at a multinational data-driven organisation.

Linkedin: Emma Butler

Emma Hall
Group Data Protection Officer at Domestic & General

Emma is an experienced Group Data Protection Officer (GDPO) and a qualified solicitor who was recently been selected for the FCA Certified Person regime. Emma has a proven history in working with diverse organisations across multiple industries, delivering data protection advice across international jurisdictions including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Austria.

Linkedin: Emma Hall 

Emma Leith
Chief Information Security Officer at Santander UK

Emma is the Chief Information Security Officer and Director of Security and Privacy Services at Santander. Previously Emma was the Director of Cyber Program and Strategy at Barclays, and the Head of Cyber Security and IT Risk at BP.

Linkedin: Emma Leith

Esther Watt
Data Protection Officer for North Kesteven Council, Lincolnshire

Esther Watt is Data Protection Officer for North Kesteven Council, Lincolnshire. Esther has been acknowledged as the chief architect for organisational change at North Kesteven Council, this is due to the increased challenge that public sector organisations face due to financial constraints.

Flavius Plesu
CEO & Co-Founder at OutThink

A cybersecurity leader, 20 years’ industry experience, Flavius has held senior security positions both within the public and the private sector and has led a number of enterprise-wide security transformation programmes, in complex global organisations. He is passionate about cultivating and building teams to deliver on the organisation’s mission, values and goals.

Linkedin: Flavius Plesu

Frances Coyle
Legal and Compliance at Monzo Bank

Frances has headed legal and compliance at Monzo bank since 2017. Prior to this role, she was Senior Legal Counsel at Klarna and held the positions of Compliance Officer, the Senior Compliance Officer at global payment firm, Adyen.

Linkedin: Frances Coyle

Furkan Sharif
Consultant

Furkan is a consultant, with over 10 years’ experience in the financial services, manufacturing and legal sectors. He is an innovative and creative professional, with an eye to reinvent existing systems and structures to get results. Furkan leverages his considerable experience in all areas of project management, strategy and delivery, and development.

Linkedin: Furkan Sharif

Gayle Evans
Consultant Data Protection Officer and GDPR Advisor at Welsh Water

Gayle is currently operating as a Data Protection Officer for Welsh Water. Prior to this role, she was Head of Knowledge and Information Management at Amgueddfa Cymru, the National Museum of Wales. She became Data Protection Officer at Deloitte in 2013 and joined Welsh Water as a consultant in 2018.

Linkedin: Gayle Evans

Geraint Lewis
Chief Data Officer at NHS England

Geraint is an experienced Chief Data Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the health sector in the UK and the United States. He is skilled in project leadership, population health management, programme evaluation, and Health Services Research. Geraint leverages 11 years’ experience in clinical medicine and holds an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Linkedin: Geraint Lewis
Twitter: @GeraintLewis

Geraldine Collie
Group Data Protection Officer at LV=

Geraldine is Group Data Protection Officer at LV Insurance, a role she has held since March 2018. Geraldine began in data privacy as Data Protection Officer of Deloitte in 2014, before moving to join Johnson & Johnson as the firm’s Data Protection Officer two years later. She has a demonstrable history of success in project and risk management and privacy law.

Linkedin: Geraldine Collie

Graham Cluley
Blogger, Researcher, Podcaster, and Public Speaker

Graham is an award-winning security blogger, researcher, podcaster, and public speaker. He has been a well-known figure in the computer security industry since the early 1990s when he worked as a programmer. Companies such as Sophos and McAfee have employed Graham in senior roles.

Linkedin: Graham Cluley
Twitter: @gcluley

Guy Beresiner
Head of Partnerships

Guy is an experienced director, with skills in digital strategy, media sales, business and partnership development, performance marketing and advertising technology. He has a strong understanding of and exceptional network across verticals especially FMCG, Financial Services, Retail and Entertainment. A certified GDPR practitioner, Guy is qualified to assess then guide businesses on practical compliance.

Linkedin: Guy Beresiner

Guy Johnson
Head of Finance Transformation and Data Governance at Marks and Spencer

Guy is a senior and experienced business and IT Leader with an excellent track record of delivering information strategy and global programmes to drive commercial value. He combines strong leadership with solid interpersonal skills and a customer focus. As a strategic thinker, Guy works across both the business and IT domains to identify where information and technology can nourish business strategy.

Linkedin: Guy Johnson

Helen Allen
Privacy and Data Protection Officer at Paysafe Group

Helen is an accomplished privacy and Data Protection Officer with extensive experience in developing privacy frameworks, policies and standards, organisational strategic plans and managing privacy risk. Using skills and knowledge gained over 28 years working in global companies, she works with the business to establish techniques that assess privacy risk at an early stage.

Linkedin: Helen Allen

Ivana Bartoletti
Head of Privacy and Data Protection at Gemserv and Co-Founder of Women Leading in AI Network

Ivana is a senior privacy professional with a proven track record of designing and delivering global privacy programmes and dealing with major privacy and technology policy issues. Ivana’s years of experience in the field span the public and private sectors, including senior roles in the NHS, Barclays and Sky. She is an international public speaker and commentator on privacy, digital rights, data ethics.

Linkedin: Ivana Bartoletti
Twitter: @IvanaBartoletti

James De Cort
Data Protection Officer at ASOS.com

James is a Data Privacy Officer with extensive industry experience in global communications technology and large organisations. He holds in-depth knowledge of UK and European Data Protection and Privacy law, including preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). James is adept at identifying and addressing potential risk and providing expert plain-language advice on mitigation. His work supports risk-mitigation through implementation and assessing according to business need.

Linkedin: James De Cort
Twitter: @Jamesdecort

James Eaton-Lee
Security and Privacy Officer at Oxfam

James is Head of Information Security and Data Protection Officer at Oxfam. In previous roles, he worked as a consultant at Quorum Network Resources, before becoming a Security Consultant at NGSSoftware. James was also Managing Consultant at NCC Group and Information Security Manager at Travelodge before joining Oxfam in early 2017.

Linkedin: James Eaton-Lee

James Palmer
Group Data Protection Manager at Hastings Direct

James is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and a certified Information PrivacyProfessional – Europe.

Linkedin: James Palmer

Jim Steven
Head of Data Breach Services at Experian Consumer Services

Jim has worked as the Head of Data Breach Response Services for Experian for nearly 5 years. Prior to working at Experian, Jim worked in the security and risk management industry providing expertise in security risk management solutions, travel risk management, aviation security and corporate security for some of the world’s largest security companies.

Linkedin: Jim Steven

Joao Torres Barreiro
Chief Privacy Officer (Global) at Willis Towers Watson

Joao is Willis Towers Watson Chief Privacy Officer. He is a member of the European Advisory Board of the IAPP and a keynote speaker at universities, the UK Parliament and several privacy symposiums. Recently, Joao was awarded the 2018 Data Leader Award on Data Protection and Information Management by the Information Age Magazine.

Linkedin: Joao Torres Barreiro 

Jon Townsend
Chief Information Officer at National Trust

Jon is an innovative leader with a proven track record for delivering success. In his current role, Jon is Chief Information Officer at National Trust. Prior to this position, he was Head of Cyber Security and Intelligence at the Department for Work and Pensions.

Linkedin: Jon Townsend

Jonathan Carter
Senior Information Analyst at NHS Digital

Jonathan is a Senior Information Analyst at NHS Digital. Prior to this role Jonathan worked as a Higher Information Analyst, also at NHS, and as a caseworker at AGE UK Leeds. He is a member of the Government Statistician Group.

Linkedin: Jonathan Carter

Julia Porter
NED, Business Advisor, Mentor, Marketing Leader, Data Strategist, Martech Advisor, GDPR Specialist

Julia is an experienced leader, advisor and non-executive board director focused on building profitable businesses using data-driven marketing, technology and customer focussed data strategies. Her extensive commercial experience and MBA training has helped her to make sense of complex business problems using data and analytics. Julia has instigated and led a variety of technology projects to create single customer views and, deliver powerful audience insight.

Linkedin: Julie Porter 
Twitter: @julia1610

Karima Noren
Co-Founder at The Privacy Compliance Hub and The Legal Pod

Karima started in the City at Ashursts. She then spent eight years at Google, where she was Head of Legal Emerging Markets for two years. In 2012, K Legal was born – a boutique consultancy providing personal, pragmatic advice to technology companies on data protection and commercial agreements. In 2014, The Legal Pod was born – an alliance of highly experienced lawyers and consultants, each with their own boutique consultancy. She helped to launch The Privacy Compliance Hub in 2017.

Linkedin: Karima Noren

Kasey Chappelle
Guardian Newspaper Columnist

Kasey is a Guardian newspaper columnist with two decades’ experience in navigating complicated global privacy/data protection waters for multinational high-tech companies. Kasey’s focus is on privacy strategy, developing the programmes, products and processes that help companies manage multiple privacy stakeholders in a risk-aware but responsible way.

Linkedin: Kasey Chappelle

Katharina Landbrecht
National Data Protection Officer at Lidl UK

Katharina has worked with Lidl, assisting the company in legal and compliance issues for over a decade. Currently serving as the firm’s National Data Protection Officer, Katharina’s previous roles at the world-famous brand include Compliance Consultant, Senior Compliance Officer, Legal and Trading Officer, and Project Assistant in Compliance.

Linkedin: Katharina Landbrecht 

Kathryn Corrick
Founding Partner at Corrick, Wales & Partners LLP

Kathryn is the founding partner of Corrick Wales & Partners LLP, having previously worked as a digital, data and strategy consultant. Kathryn brings together the extensive experience of digital technology development, communications and change management with a practical understanding of public policy and the law.

Linkedin: Kathryn Corrick
Twitter:@kcorrick

Katy Gray
Information Security Manager and Data Protection Officer at Hodge Bank

As an Information Security Risk Manager and Data Protection Officer, Katy is responsible for the development and implementation of the information security framework. Katy also specialises in developing training and awareness material for staff at all levels.

Linkedin: Katy Gray

Kevin Fielder
CISO and Board Advisor at JustEat

Kevin is the Chief Information Security Officer at JustEat. He is an innovative and dynamic security professional, with a passion for driving change by successfully engaging with all levels of the business. Kevin has a strategic outlook and can engage with innovative and effective security solutions to all levels of management.

Linkedin: Kevin Fielder

Kevin Tarleton
Data Protection Officer at MAXIMUS UK

Kevin is a data protection/privacy professional with legal and IT training and experience in information security and information risk compliance and assurance activities. In his current role, he leads on GDPR compliance.

Linkedin: Kevin Tarleton

Kevin Willis
Data Protection Officer at Aviva

As a strong leader and developer of people, Kevin is a genuine data privacy specialist, financial services, insurance lawyer and risk and compliance professional. He has a track record of delivery in senior BAU roles as General Counsel for a major Life & Pensions company, Risk & Compliance Director for a new Digital Regulated Insurance Intermediary, Group Data Privacy Director and Data Protection Officer.

Linkedin: Kevin Willis

Kirsten Mycroft
Chief Privacy Officer at BNY Mellon

For the past two years, Kirsten has been the Global Chief Privacy Officer for BNY Mellon. Kirsten has over twenty years’ experience of working with large multinational companies implementing pragmatic solutions to manage privacy, records management, cybersecurity and technology risks.

Linkedin: Kirsten Mycroft

Lauren Sager Weinstein
Chief Data Officer at Transport for London

Lauren is the Chief Data Officer at Transport for London (TfL). Lauren’s role is to help TfL use the data they have to plan and run better services for London. She has worked on multiple projects, including provision transport analysis during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Linkedin: Lauren Sager Weinstein

Lisa Ruff
Data Protection Officer at British Land

Lisa is currently a Data Protection Officer at British Land. She is an experienced data protection expert with over eighteen years’ financial services and compliance experience. Lisa is well versed in implementing and auditing data protection programmes, processes, controls and metrics.

Linkedin: Lisa Ruff

Louise Morgan
Data Protection Officer & GDPR lead at E.ON UK

Louise is an experienced Head of Data Protection with a history of working in the energy industry. Within E.ON UK, Louise has taken on various roles including Head of Information Security and Data Protection as well as Risk & Governance Analyst.

Linkedin: Louise Morgan

Marco Maglio Lucernaiuris
Founder and Chairman of The Global Data Protection Alliance

Marco is an expert on data protection and the founder and chairman of The Global Data Protection Alliance. He specialises in data protection and privacy, legal aspects of blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT).

Linkedin: Marco Maglio Lucernaiuris 
Twitter: @Lucernaiurisnet

Maria Lobato
Group Data Protection Officer and Legal Counsel at Euromoney PLC

Maria is the Data Protection Officer and Legal Counsel for Euromoney Institutional Investor. Prior to Euromoney, Maria worked as the Data Protection Officer for Mothercare. A fully qualified lawyer with a Masters degree in juridical practice, and more than thirteen years of experience as an international lawyer, Maria is a speaker at legal conferences on data protection and privacy.

Linkedin: Maria Lobato

Marie Bradley
Quality and Compliance Director at adam&eveDDB

Marie specialises in untangling business problems to find digital solutions. She is still firmly in the GDPR discussion, but now leans more towards a quality and compliance perspective. Marie’s mission is for non-functional requirements (NFRs) to be loved, understood and included in all projects.

Linkedin: Marie Bradley
Twitter: @emelbradley

Mark Chipperfield
Head of Data Management at BBC

Mark has been the Head of Data Management at the BBC for the last twelve years. Previously he worked at British Telecom as a CRM and Data Strategy Manager for ten years. Mark has extensive knowledge of privacy, data protection, and information security. He is a client-side data professional with supplier side experience and significant data industry involvement.

Linkedin: Mark Chipperfield

Marnee Baker
Data Protection Officer Zurich UK

Marnee is currently Data Protection Officer at Zurich UK, a position the data privacy specialist has held for over fifteen years. Prior to this role, Marnee studied at the University of Glasgow, whence she graduated with a BA in Accountancy in 1994.

Linkedin: Marnee Baker

Martin Elcoate
Data Protection Officer at JLT Employee Benefits UK and Ireland

Martin is Data Protection Officer for JLT Employee Benefits UK and Ireland. He is an experienced programme director with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance industry. Martin is skilled in programme and operations management, communication and quality assurance.

Linkedin: Martin Elcoate

Matt Simpson
Joint CEO Investment, EMEA at Omnicom Media Group

In his current role, Matt has joint responsibility for total EMEA wide investment by Omnicom Media Group companies, with special focus on activation of digital channels and usage of data. This includes responsibility for both Accuen (programmatic) and Resolution (Search & Social) offerings. Prior to this position, Matt was Managing Director for EMEA at Annalect Group, and Head of Digital for EMEA at Omnicom.

Linkedin: Matt Simpson

Matthew Kay
Group Data Protection Officer at Balfour Beatty

Matthew holds a Masters in Information Rights Law and Practice and the BSc certificate in Data Protection. He is experienced in advising organisations on data protection and privacy compliance across a variety of sectors. He currently heads the data protection function for Balfour Beatty, overseeing six Data Protection Officers in the journey to maintain GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 compliance.

Linkedin: Matthew Kay

Michael Bond
Head of Data Protection at News UK

Michael is the Head of Data Protection at News UK. Previously, Michael was a board member at The Data Protection Network. As a data protection subject matter expert, Michael believes in a positive-sum paradigm where compliance with data protection law and business objectives are not mutually exclusive but complementary.

Linkedin: Michael Bond

Michael Lewis
Group Data Protection Officer at Admiral Group

As Group Data Protection Officer for the Admiral Group, Michael’s responsibility for UK and EU privacy risks includes the design and delivery of the Group’s EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance Strategy. Michael also oversees the in-house provision of data protection and privacy assurance and legal advice, including design, development and management of GDPR compliance strategies.

Linkedin: Michael Lewis

Michelle Gabay
Data Protection Officer at AXA UK

Michelle is a Data Protection Officer for AXA who leverages eighteen years of compliance experience. Prior to her role at AXA, Michelle worked as EMEA Privacy Compliance Manager for Johnson & Johnson. Michelle has also been a conference speaker on the subject of the relevant regulatory environment.

Linkedin: Michelle Gabay

Mike Pitman
Chief Information Security Officer at Dunnhumby

An experienced senior information security professional who has worked at Chief Information Security Officer level within global organisations, Mike communicates clearly across all levels of an organisation on the importance and necessity of information security governance and risk management strategies.

Linkedin: Mike Pitman

Mikko Niva
Global Privacy Officer at Vodafone Group

Mikko is a privacy professional with a legal background. He harbours a passion to solve complex problems in creative, efficient and effective ways to drive change in global technology, legal and policy environments. Mikko has a demonstrable history of implementing comprehensive cross-organisational industry compliance programmes.

Linkedin: Mikko Niva

Monica Mahay
Head of Cybersecurity, Data and Privacy Legal, EMEA at Intel Corporation

As the Head of Cybersecurity, Data and Privacy Legal, EMEA, Monica provides legal oversight of all strategic and operational matters at Intel within EMEA, relating to privacy and security. She is the legal lead for the GDPR compliance programme and works closely with the Privacy Director and the Global Privacy Policy team. Monica has built substantial experience advising on data protection since 2003.

Linkedin: Monica Mahay

Murat Soncul
Head of Information Governance at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Murat is a healthcare privacy practitioner with a professional interest in digital health to support wellbeing. He has been a member of the Confidentiality Advisory Group since April 2013, and more recently joined the chair team. He currently works as the Information Governance Lead in one of the largest mental health providers in Europe. In addition, Murat leads a group of IG and care professionals to develop a shared information governance framework to enable the Local Digital Roadmap in the South East London STP.

Linkedin: Murat Soncul
Twitter: @camberwellkid_

Nasia Christoforou
EMEIA Legal Counsel at Apple

Nasia is an EMEIA Legal Counsel for Apple. Prior to this role, Nasia worked as a Legal Counsel and Transaction Contracting Associate Manager at Accenture. She has a vast amount of experience in commercial matters, with a focus on digital technology, outsourcing, IP and data privacy.

Linkedin: Nasia Christoforou

Nicola McKilligan Regan
Co-Founder of Smart Privacy

Nicola leverages over twenty years’ privacy experience gained with regulators and business. She runs a GDPR consultancy, and an outsourced GDPR Data Protection Officer service. A senior partner at Privacy Partnership and co-founder of Smart Privacy, Nicola is an advisor on all aspects of data privacy law including the GDPR, cyber ethics and data ethics. She is also the author of a number of guides on data protection, privacy and freedom of information.

Linkedin: Nicola McKilligan Regan

Paul Jones
Data Protection Officer at Nationwide Building Society

Paul is a senior executive and senior director with extensive experience leading large-scale transformation initiatives in financial services and other industries. He has a proven track record in building dynamic, agile, high performing teams and driving from strategy through to operation and continuous improvement.

Linkedin: Paul Jones

Paul Phillip Bayliss
Data and GDPR Programme Manager at Royal Botanical Gardens Kew

The Data and GDPR Programme Manager at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Paul is leading on the delivery and transition of the RBG Kew GDPR programme into BAU. He has led and supported major technology, people and process change initiatives as a Senior Executive and Head of Service at an organisational and partnership level in high-value projects and programmes.

Linkedin: Paul Bayliss

Peter Jackson
Director of Group Data Sciences at Legal & General

As well as being the Director of Group Data Sciences at Legal & General, Peter is currently the co-author for ‘Data-Driven Business Transformation’ and co-authored ‘The Chief Data Officer’s Playbook’.

Linkedin: Peter Jackson

Philip Whittaker
Chief Information Security Officer at Lookers

Philip is a senior information security professional with an established delivery record across a diverse range of sectors, including multi-national trade bodies, acquiring banks, service providers, retailers and not-for-profit organisations. Philip champions information security within organisations with low information security maturity and specialises in creating remedial projects and strategies within complex environments.

Linkedin: Philip Whittaker

Richard Macmillan
Head of Legal and Governance & Data Protection Officer at the British Heart Foundation

Richard is Head of the Legal and Governance team and Data Protection Officer at the British Heart Foundation. He was a candidate for the London Assembly seat of City and East for the elections in May 2012 for the Liberal Democrats. Prior to operating with the British Heart Foundation, Richard worked as a solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers.

Linkedin: Richard Macmillan

Richie Evans
Chief Privacy Officer at IKEA Group

Richie is a Chief Privacy Officer at IKEA. Richie is also ISEB, CIPP/E and CIPP/M qualified privacy specialist, and is a subject matter expert in both data protection and e-privacy legislation, with over ten years’ experience in total, spanning both consultancy and industry roles.

Linkedin: Richie Evans

Rob French
General Manager, Downstream & New Energies Data Privacy, Retail Data & Analytics at Shell

Rob is a proven, results-focused, pragmatic and yet entrepreneurial leader with a strong drive to succeed. He leverages extensive experience in managing multinational sales, marketing and operations at an executive level in large scale retail and b2b business. Rob is a highly analytical privacy expert with over twenty-five years’ experience accrued at Shell, including five as the Chief Operating Officer-equivalent in the largest branded fuel card business in the world.

Linkedin: Rob French

Rob Norris
Western Europe Vice President of Live Services & Enterprise Cyber Security at Fujitsu UK

Rob is experienced in growth strategies, change management and assurance. He is highly skilled in building out, growing new businesses or turning around failing business operations or complex projects. Rob is fully conversant with enterprise and cybersecurity, and cloud computing technologies.

Linkedin: Rob Norris

Robert Kent
Chief Data Officer at Pets At Home

Robert is the Chief Data Officer at Pets At Home. Previously, Robert worked at the Royal Mail for over ten years, where he operated as Programme Director, Director of Information Management, and finally Chief Data Officer.

Linkedin: Robert Kent

Roberto Maranca
Data Excellence Vice President at Schneider Electric

Rob is a highly-accomplished senior business leader, with a wealth of experience across b2b, financial services, banking, and global corporate sectors. Commercially astute, he is a data management evangelist with a broad range of technology management experience.

Linkedin: Roberto Maranca

Russell Marsh
Global Chief Products Officer at Publicis

Russell Marsh has worked across the media, direct, digital and data communications industries for over twenty-three years, managing local and international teams. He has worked with a number of blue-chip b2b and b2c companies to develop innovative communication solutions and helped to generate millions in incremental revenue. Russell regularly speaks at international conferences on a wide range of topics from digital innovation, connected communications and data ethics.

Linkedin: Russell Marsh
Twitter: @RussellMarsh

Sarah Christison
Data Protection Officer at Costa Coffee

Sarah is a highly experienced Data Privacy Lawyer and Senior Manager. Commercially focused, she has a demonstrated history of advising within the retail industry and more recently of helping FTSE 100 businesses to address their privacy compliance landscapes globally to achieve practical and legal solutions. Her areas of expertise include data protection, information security, risk management, legal drafting, commercial law and management.

Linkedin: Sarah Christison

Scott Banks
Director, Programme Manager for Cybersecurity at UBS

Scott is the Director and the Programme Manager for Cyber Security at UBS. Prior to this role, Scott worked as a senior consultant and assistant manager both Deloitte Switzerland and Deloitte UK.

Linkedin: Scott Banks

Shane Murphy
Head of Policy and International Data Transfers at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Shane is the Head of Policy for International Data Transfers at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Prior to his current role, Shane worked as a Senior Digital Policy Advisor for the Confederation of British Industry.

Linkedin: Shane Murphy

Simon Wright
Group Data Protection Officer at PhotoBox

Versatile and enthusiastic data protection and privacy professional, Simon brings extensive international experience as a senior project and programme manager in project governance, project and strategic delivery, PMO and portfolio management. Simon is experienced in dealing with senior stakeholders internationally and uses diplomacy and perseverance to deliver the required results.

Linkedin: Simon Wright

Simone Scott
Group Data Protection Officer at AGS Airports Ltd.

Simone is an experienced Information Governance Advisor with substantial experience in the NHS. She is currently working within the aviation industry. Skilled in Data Protection and Training, Simone holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Information Management with Management from the University of the West of Scotland.

Linkedin: Simone Scott

Stephen Douglas
Data Protection Officer at The AA

Stephen helps companies to find solutions to data protection and privacy challenges by building privacy and data governance programmes. He has expertise in highly complex cross-border and commercial privacy matters, including international data transfers, international operations, data commercialisation, data impact of product/service development, data strategy, data retention and management, and regulatory engagement and risk.

Linkedin: Stephen Douglas

Steve Wright
GDPR Advisor at Bank of England

In November 2018, Steve took up an interim position at the Bank of England to provide GDPR and privacy leadership. Formerly of John Lewis, Steve reported directly to the Group Financial Director (CFO) and worked to galvanise data privacy and data security compliance. Steve has spent over twenty-five years developing, managing and delivering transformational data governance, privacy and security programmes.

Linkedin: Steve Wright
Twitter: @PrivacyDJ

Stewart Room
President of National Association of Data Protection Officers

Stewart is PwC’s Market Leader for Data Protection and the joint global leader of the business. He helps leading organisations to set visions and strategies for handling data protection and cybersecurity opportunities and challenges. His role also sees him deliver meaningful and measurable operational change and reduce risk, and handle challenges including operational failure, regulatory investigations and litigation.

Linkedin: Stewart Room
Twitter: @StewartRoom

Tarun Samtani
Global Data Protection Officer at Boden

As a Global Data Protection Officer, Tarun reports to the Board at Boden and oversees all data protection activities across the business. Tarun has had twenty years of experience building information security and privacy programmes using a risk-based perspective.

Linkedin: Tarun Samtani
Twitter: @Mi5Tarun

Teodora Pimpireva
Senior Privacy Counsel at Mastercard

Teodora is a Privacy and Data Protection Counsel, CIPP/E., at Mastercard. Teodora previously worked as Senior Privacy Council for EMEA at Cognizant and was Senior Associate in Cybersecurity and Data Protection at PwC UK. She also held positions as Data Protection Officer at Post Office and was a Privacy Specialist at Facebook.

Linkedin: Teodora Pimpireva
Twitter: @TeaPim

Tim Rodgers
Compliance and Information Governance Manager at Imperial College London

Tim is experienced and dedicated information management and governance professional with a strong corporate focus. Well versed in dealing successfully with all stakeholders in a regulatory environment, he is a hugely respected senior manager and strategist. Tim is enthusiastic and confident as a trainer and communicator, able to relate to all levels of an organisation.

Linkedin: Tim Rogers

Tom Betts
Chief Data Officer at Financial Times

Tom is a Chief Data Officer at the Financial Times. He is the director on the Financial Times Group’s executive board, which is responsible for its global growth strategy, business transformation and corporate governance. Tom is a key catalyst of digital growth and contributor to organisational transformation and sustainability. Prior to his current role, Tom was Vice President of Analytics and Research at Pearson Professional.

Linkedin: Tom Betts
Twitter: @tombetts

Tony Harbon
Data Protection Officer at The Nuffield Trust

Tony is a Data Protection Officer for the Nuffield Trust. Prior to joining the Nuffield Trust, Tony worked in IT security for over twenty years, working in multiple roles including Security Consultant and Account Director. A certified GDPR practitioner, Tony has worked within diverse organisations including blue light organisations, computer games companies, law firms and local authorities, helping them to implement the right solutions to meet their organisations’ goals, whilst protecting their networks and data to minimise IT risk.

Linkedin: Tony Harbon

Torrin Stafford
Head of Data Privacy and Protection at Lloyds Banking Group

Torrin is the Head of Data Privacy and Protection at Lloyds and chairs the UK Finance Data Ethics Working Group. Torrin has a strong programme and policy-embedding skills in GDPR, records management, data ethics and enterprise risk management in the banking and insurance sectors.

Linkedin: Torrin Stafford

Vicki Gavin
Head of Cyber Risk Artemis Fund Managers Ltd.

Vicki is the Head of Cyber Risk at Artemis Fund Managers Limited. She is focused and passionate about helping others achieve the best practice in governance, risk and control. Vicki has won many awards including the Cybersecurity Awards, Woman of the Year 2015, Security Serious Unsung Hero Awards and Marathon (Wo)man 2016. Prior to Artemis, Vicki worked as a Chairperson at the Women’s Security Society Board and as a Data Protection Officer and Head of Information Society at The Northview Group.

Linkedin: Vicki Gavin
Twitter: @vickigavin

Agnieszka Witaszek
Data Protection Officer at Grupa Pracuj

Agnieszka is currently Data Protection Officer at Grupa Pracuj where she is responsible for all data protection matters, including implementation of the GDPR compliance. In previous roles, Agnieszka was Senior Associate in the Warsaw office of an international law firm, Noerr LLP, with prior experience at the Polish regulatory authority for the telecommunications market (UKE).

Linkedin: Agnieszka Witaszek

Alexandros Nousias
Data Protection Officer at DEMOKRITOS

Alexandros has occupied his current role of Data Protection Officer at DEMOKRITOS since December 2017, where he takes care of the market and H2020 innovation work. Nousias has vast experience as a Data Protection Officer accrued during his previous role at Advanced Quality Services and working with human-centric personal data handling business models at MyData. 

Linkedin: Alexandros Nousias 

Ana Regidor
Chief Privacy Officer at Amadeus IT Group

In her role as Chief Privacy Officer, Ana leads the Group Privacy Unit and is responsible for the establishment and implementation of Amadeus Group strategy. The position also sees Ana take care of personal data protection and the corresponding Global Privacy Compliance Programme. Prior to this role, Ana was Senior Counsel & Group Privacy Officer at Amadeus.

Linkedin: Ana Regidor

Andreas Hildebrandt
Data Protection Officer Western Europe & Canada, Office of Privacy Compliance at AbbVie

An experienced Data Protection Officer, Andreas oversees all EU Data Privacy activities within his organisation. With 20 years’ experience, he has worked in various fields and positions including Corporate Compliance & Data Privacy Manager EAME at John Deere.

Linkedin: Andreas Hildebrandt

Angel Campillo
Chief Information Security Officer at Carrefour Group, Spain

Angel is an IT Director, focused on protecting business information, processes and digital transformation. His role sees him increase the maturity of IT governance by translating business needs into IT projects. He works in international, distant and multicultural environments, and is able to manage federated teams and reach agreements.

Linkedin: Angel Campillo

Anna Den Hartog
Head of Global Privacy and Chief Privacy Officer at Heineken International

Anna is Head of Global Privacy and Director Chief Privacy Officcer at Heineken International. A data privacy expert, Anna is also Co-Founder of the Dutch Association for Privacy Law and is a member of the board of the Dutch Association for IT and law.

Linkedin: Anna Den Hartog

Anna Lorkowska
Data Protection Officer at L’Oréal

Anna is a data privacy and compliance expert, currently operating as a Data Protection Officer at L’Oreal. She is experienced in managing international teams and leverages strong cross-cultural communication and soft diplomacy skills.

Linkedin: Anna Lorkowska

Antoine Pichot
Group Data Protection Officer at Société Générale

A data privacy leader and global expert, Antoine is currently Group Data Protection Officer at Société Générale. He has held numerous roles at the company, including Head of Digital Banking and Multichannel Distribution (French Retail Network), and Co-Head of Strategy, Digital and Client Relations.

Linkedin: Antoine Pichot

Antonio Cavallaro
Supervisory Body, Compliance and Data Protection Officer at Merck Serono Italia

Within his role of Data Protection Officer at Merick Italia, Antonio upholds the Group’s international community values and safeguards the shareholders, employees and the other stakeholders. He is also responsible for ethical behaviours throughout the organisation and specialises in ethics and compliance, anti-corruption, due diligence, monitoring, governance, auditing, financial, reports and tax.

Linkedin: Antonio Cavallaro

Arnaud Constant
Data Protection Officer at Caisse Nationale de Santé

Arnaud is Data Protection Officer at the National Health Fund in Luxembourg, where he is also Member of the Board for Data Protection. In previous roles, Arnaud was a Senior Legal Advisor at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, and Legal Counsel at RBC Dexia Investor Services. He is a specialist in corporate and business law. 

Linkedin: Arnaud Constant

Aurélie Anquetil
Group Data Protection Officer for LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics

Aurélie is Group Data Protection Officer for LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics. Prior to this role, she was the Data Protection Officer also at LVMH. In other roles, Aurélie was Senior Data Privacy Counsel & Project Manager at NameCdiscount in Bordeaux, where she took care of her organisation’s compliance with EU and French data law.

Linkedin: Aurélie Anquetil 

Aurore De Geest
Company Lawyer, Data Protection Officer, Compliance Officer at  Galeria Inno

Aurore has been Data Protection Officer at Galeria Inno. Prior to this role, she was a Junior Legal Advisor, before becoming a Legal Advisor in 2016 at the same company.

Linkedin: Aurore De Geest 

Barry Cook
Privacy and Group Data Protection Officer at VFS Global

As Privacy and Group Data Protection Officer, Barry is responsible for privacy and data protection compliance journeys of companies within the VFS group. He works to implement data privacy so that privacy becomes a brand differentiator for VFS. Previously, Barry was GDPR Data Privacy Consultant at Data Protection, Privacy and Information Security Consulting in Switzerland.

Linkedin: Barry Cook

Berta Balanzategui Vidal
Senior Privacy Counsel at GE Corporate

Berta is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Cumplen. Berta currently works as European Senior Privacy and Data Protection Counsel at GE Corporate where she advises on privacy, information and system security matters from regulatory and compliance perspective. She drives GDPR implementation with a focus on its operationalisation at the business level.

Linkedin: Berta Balanzategui Vidal

Bram D’hooghe
Data Protection Officer at Showpad

Bram is an experienced legal manager and data privacy expert focused on technology, data privacy/GDPR, software, SaaS/ICT, product development, intellectual property, commercial and corporate transactions. Bram leverages over fifteen years’ experience as a legal expert in first-class international business environments.

Linkedin: Bram D’hooghe

Celine Deswarte
European Data Protection Officer at Boston Scientific

Celine currently works as European Data Protection Officer. She is in charge of the strategy and coordination of her firm’s GDPR implementation, taking care of privacy by design, and development of new privacy templates (DPIA, pre-DPIA). She also coordinates responses to DSRs, leads on data breach notifications, and drives the development of internal security breach policy.

Linkedin: Celine Deswarte 

Christian Muus
Chief Information Security Officer at Teleperformance

In his role as Chief Information Security Officer at Teleperformance, Christian leads a fifty-strong team to meet all of his company’s security and risk assessment needs. Among his many duties, he is responsible for the implementation of the European Information Security Management System, and of a sustainable anti-fraud management programme.

Linkedin: Christian Muus

Christina Rune
Group Joint Data Protection Officer in the Ministry of Employment

Christina works as a Group Joint Data Protection Officer in the Ministry of Employment. She advises and monitors four authorities’ data protection work. She has solid experience in implementing GDPR and combines good GDPR counselling with deep business understanding.

Linkedin: Christina Rune

Claude Lachat
Data Protection Officer for OFAC Group

Claude is the Data Protection Officer for OFAC Group, Geneva, and certified as an Independent Data Protection Advisor. Within his role, he implements international data protection law through all levels of the organisation to optimise IT security. Claude’s areas of specialisation include risk management, IT system infrastructure, IT system security and data protection.

Linkedin: Claude Lachat

Cristina Sánchez-Tembleque Cayazzo
Data Protection Officer, Head of the Data Protection and Privacy Department at Inditex Group

Cristina is a data protection and privacy specialist, and an attorney of compliance and IT Law. She has great experience in advising multinational groups of companies on a wide array of topics, including IT, knowledge-based and e-business matters such as privacy, data protection, software licenses, intellectual property and e-commerce. 

Linkedin: Cristina Sánchez-Tembleque Cayazzo

Dan Manolescu
Global Privacy Counsel, EME Data Privacy Attorney and Data Protection Officer at Bayer Crop Science

Dan is a privacy and data protection senior professional with a wealth of industry experience. His efforts have successfully designed, implemented and audited global data privacy programmes for multinational companies. He now works to deliver compliance, especially with regard to the General Data Protection Regulation.

Linkedin: Dan Manolescu

Dan Vasile
Information Security and Data Protection Officer CBS Corporation

Dan works to protect global environments from malicious parties. He delivers and executes information security, privacy and data protection strategies in large scale environments.

Linkedin: Dan Vasile

Daniele Nguyen
Group Data Protection Officer at Havas Group

In her current role of Group Data Protection Officer at Havas Group, Daniele works to establish comprehensive governance of personal data protection and ensures organisational compliance with the GDPR at all levels of the company. Prior to this role, Daniele was the Data Protection Officer at Schneider Electric. 

Linkedin: Daniele Nguyen 

Danielle Feiter
Group Data Protection Officer at Ericsson

Danielle has been Group Data Protection Officer at Ericsson for over a year, a role she moved to having been Legal Counsel for Privacy and Cybersecurity at the same company. Prior to joining Ericsson, Danielle was with Vattenfall for eight years, where she held the role of Data Protection Officer for Nordics, Crisis, Incident and Security Management. Her areas of specialization include communication, rail, energy and oil.

Linkedin: Danielle Feiter

Danijela Zizic
Chief Security Officer and Data Protection Officer at Eurobank

Danijela is an information security professional with more than fifteen years of experience in IT, cybersecurity and data protection and a proven record of successful projects. She has strong IT skills coupled with excellent information security, business continuity and personal data protection knowledge. Danijela has experience in private and public sectors, international and local, with strong knowledge of banking and insurance operations.

Linkedin: Danijela Zizic

Daria Mavrenkova
Data Protection Officer at iGuana

Daria is responsible for creating, implementing and maintaining privacy, security and data protection procedures. She monitors and ensures compliance with GDPR and internal privacy and security policies. Her roles also involve conducting internal and external compliance audits, monitoring changes to existing regulations, providing regular training to staff, and serving as a point of contact for all matters of privacy, security and data protection.

Linkedin: Daria Mavrenkova

David Keating
Chief Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer at CoreHR

David is a highly talented IT professional with over fifteen years’ experience in various roles, from the public sector to the private sector, multi-national and SME. He has successfully constructed and resourced new teams managed remote teams and managed highly volatile escalations. In his current role, he is responsible for the SaaS client infrastructure, internal IT encompassing four sites and strategic decision making.

Linkedin: David Keating

David Stevens
Chairman of the Data Protection Authority in Belgium

David is currently Chairman of the Data Protection Authority in Belgium. In previous roles, the privacy expert was Data Protection Officer at Telenet for almost five years, before he moved to Nielsen in November 2017 to become the organisation’s EU Data Protection Officer.

Linkedin: David Stevens

Dorota Skolimowska
Data Protection Officer CIPP/E for Acxiom

A Data Protection Lawyer (CIPP/E) at Acxiom with a vast amount of experience working at EU level. Dorota is Polish representative in the Article 29 Working Party and a Legal Department Director at the Police Data Protection Supervisory Authority. She has also worked in the private sector level as corporate Data Protection Officer and as an external Data Protection auditor.

Linkedin: Dorota Skolimowska

Dr Falk Boehm
Global Privacy Officer at Addidas

Dr Falk Boehm leads a team of international privacy professionals and manages a global privacy framework. His work helps to build and maintain a global privacy community. Boehm’s extensive experience and knowledge contribute to the sustainability of data privacy processes at every level of his organisation.

Linkedin: Dr Falk Boehm

Dragan Dedic
Data Protection Officer at Prysmian Group

Dragan is a data protection and privacy specialist, who leverages over ten years’ experience accrued in industry. He currently holds the position of Data Protection Officer at Prysmian Group, a company he joined in 2014. In his role, he leads executive teams on corporate strategy, while ensuring organisational compliance with relevant data protection laws at all times.

Linkedin: Dragan Dedic

Edward Golda
Data Protection Officer at Capgemini

Edward is a business strategist and transformational consultant, senior service delivery professional, business leader and innovative IT services manager. He leverages broad experience in many enterprise service realisations in global organisations. Edward is focused on transformational strategic management and consulting services, enterprise-scale process management operating at an executive level.

Linkedin: Edward Golda

Eike Westermann
Head of Corporate Data Privacy and Data Protection Officer at HELLA

As Head of the Corporate Data Privacy Office and Data Protection Officer at HELLA, Eike is responsible for the design and implementation of a group-wide Data Privacy Management System. Together with his team of specialists, Eike has implemented a Data Privacy Management System that follows proven compliance standards. He tested this scalable approach during his time at PwC through numerous multinational companies.

Linkedin: Eike Westermann

Eirini Tsitoura
Legal Counsel and Data Protection Officer at Generali

Eirini is currently the Legal Counsel and Data Protection Officer at Generali, Greece. Prior to this role, the privacy and protection expert operated as Legal Counsel and Data Protection Officer at ERGO, and Trust SA. She also operated at Legal Counsel for Vodafone and INTRASOFT International. Eirini holds a Masters degree in Law from the University of Brussels.

Linkedin: Eirini Tsitoura

Eric Bedell
Global Data Protection Officer at Franklin Templeton Investments

In his current role as Global Data Protection Officer at Franklin Templeton Investments, Eric manages the data privacy office, issues advice to senior management, and ensures practical application of laws rules and standards related to personal data privacy. He is also responsible for regulatory and liaison duties and chairs the Quarterly Global Privacy Committee.

Linkedin: Eric Bedell

Erik Goldsteen
Data Protection Officer and Group Integrity and Compliance Officer at HaskoningDH

A lecturer on business integrity and compliance, Erik is currently Data Protection Officer and Group Integrity & Compliance Officer at Royal HaskoningDH. At the same company, Erik is also Lead Auditor, Integrity and Compliance Officer and Chair of the Integrity Council.

Linkedin: Erik Goldsteen

Farid Illikoud
Chief Information Security Officer at Amazon Web Services

Strategic information security, risk and compliance leader, Farid enables customer relationship transformation, helping the organisation to leverage through digital transformation. He also works to protect brand and reputation integrity through the protection of critical and confidential data. Farid’s wider role involves promoting cyber issues, managing data risk and developing comprehensive standards, governance and security policies to minimise vulnerabilities.

Linkedin: Farid Illikoud

Filip Van Hallewijn
Team Leader of the Information Security Department and Data Protection Officer Assistant at Fluvius

Filip has been Team Leader of the  Information Security Department and the Data Protection Officer Assistant at Fluvius since September 2018. He has over ten years’ experience as a consultant, five years of which took up a full-time role as Data Protection Officer Assistant at his current employer. Prior to this role, Filip worked as a consultant for Cronos for almost ten years where he assisted customers in both IT audits, IT Risk Advisory, and IT Governance.

Linkedin: Filip Van Hallewijn

Francesca Maggi
Data Protection Officer at Mondelēz International

Francesca is the Data Protection Officer at Mondelez International. Prior to taking the role in May 2018, she worked with Danone for fifteen years in a number of positions, including Legal Specialist, Legal Advisor, Legal Affairs Manager, Compliance Manager, and Compliance Officer for Data Privacy. She holds a degree in Economics and Business Law from the University of Bocconi.

Linkedin: Francesca Maggi

Francesca Ricciarelli
Head of Data Protection and Data Protection Officer at Agos

Currently Head of Data Protection at Agos, Francesca Ricciarelli has worked with the company for nearly 12 years.

Linkedin: Francesca Ricciarelli

George Chlomoudis
Group Data Protection Officer at ICAP Group

George has proven experience in data privacy, information security management and related functions, such as GDPR Assurance, Security Governance, ΙΤ Audit and IT/Operational Risk Management. He has demonstrated advanced leadership and consensus building skills, encompassing all aspects of privacy and security, and has carried responsibility for business continuity and the oversight of business risk.

Linkedin: George Chlomoudis

Guillaume Marcerou
Global Data Protection Officer at Criteo

Guillaume is a data protection and legal expert with over a decade’s academic and industry experience. After lecturing in data protection law, he worked as an Attorney at Law Manager at EY Société d’Avocats, before moving to Critero as Senior Counsel of Global Privacy and Product. Guillaume has since become the company’s Global Data Protection Officer.

Linkedin: Guillaume Marcerou

Helen Graham
Chief Protection Officer at Shell

Helen currently occupies the role of Chief Protection Officer at Shell. Leveraging many years’ experience, her areas of expertise include IT legal, cybersecurity, data breach investigations and reporting compliance advice, global privacy and data protection, GDPR, and China and Russia DP compliance. 

Linkedin: Helen Graham

Henning Mortensen
Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer at Brdr. A&O Johansen A/S

Henning has a wealth of experience dealing with information security and protection of personal data. He is especially dedicated to creating, implementing and revising long term security strategies and policies protecting systems, data and personal data. Since 2001, he has helped to improve information security in Danish companies through the development of booklets and guidelines, targeting different CxO-levels in Danish companies.

Linkedin: Henning Mortensen

Ingvild Næss
Chief Protection Officer at Schibsted Media Group

Ingvild is Chief Protection Officer at Schibsted Media Group. Previously, the data privacy expert was Member of the Editorial Board at Advokatbladet, Senior Managing Associate at Thommessen, and Outplacement Advocat at Mamut ASA.

Linkedin: Ingvild Næss 

Isabelle Le Vot
Group Data Protection Officer at Gameloft

Isabelle is a data protection officer with over seventeen years’ experience in personal data protection and information systems security for multinational groups. She is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Linkedin: Isabelle Le Vot 

Jannika Törnqvist
Legal Counsel at Klarna

Legal Counsel at Klarna financial services, Jannika previously worked as a Data Protection Officer for Alandsbanken Abp, whereby her job entailed monitoring compliance under GDPR in relation to the protection of personal data. Jannika previously volunteered as an ITP Trainer for The European Law Student’s Association.

Linkedin: Jannika Törnqvist

Joerg Steinhaus
Group Data Protection Officer at Merck Gruppe

Joerg is Group Data Protection Officer for Merck Gruppe. He has a wealth of industry experience and a demonstrated history working at the top level in privacy, data protection, data security, compliance, risk analysis, IT security, risk assessment and whistleblowing.

Linkedin: Joerg Steinhaus

Johan Huldén
General Counsel and Data Protection Officer at Folkhälsan

Johan is part of the General Counsel and a Data Protection Officer at Folkhälsan. Prior to this role, he was Legal Counsel and Manager at KPMG Finland for two and a half years. Johan’s areas of specialisation include general commercial and company law, data protection, private M&A, real estate law and transactions.

Linkedin: Johan Huldén

Jörg Walter
Global Legal Counsel and Group Data Protection Officer at BlaBlaCar

Working within a dynamic start-up on the forefront of the sharing economy, Jörg advises on all kinds of IT-related questions, commercial and marketing matters, cutting-edge regulatory issues and data protection law. Before his move to BlaBlaCar, Jörg worked as Legal Counsel at the Atos e-payment branch Worldline.

Linkedin: Jörg Walter

Julie Ngai
Data Protection at Danske Bank

Julie is an experienced global privacy counsel with project management and leadership experience in building effective cross-functional privacy compliance programmes. She is proficient and experienced working in privacy matters across more than fifteen jurisdictions in APAC as well as ME. Julie has worked in privacy regulation, consulting/IA, telecommunications, cloud and finance.

Linkedin: Julie Ngai

Kamilla Malmbæk
Director  of Global Data Privacy and Data Protection Officer at LEGO Group

Kamilla is an experienced business partner with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods and technology-driven industry. She is skilled in multi-jurisdiction legal compliance, commercial adaptability and global data privacy. Kamilla has strong business development professional skills and a wealth of leadership experience.

Linkedin: Kamilla Malmbæk

Kasia Torian
Data Protection Officer at the Ministry of Environment and Food, Denmark

Prior to her role as Data Protection Officer for the Ministry of Environment and Food in Denmark, Kasia worked as an attorney in Copenhagen. She is specialised in Danish, international labour law, data protection, business law and litigation. She also worked as a counsel for trade unions and business undertakings within the field of labour law.

Linkedin: Kasia Torian

Katarzyna Zielińska
Compliance and Data Protection Manager at Mercedes-Benz Polska

In her role of Data Protection Officer at Mercedes Benz, Katarzyna ensures compliance with all aspects of data law and provides compliance and data protection training and workshops to employees. She also oversees due-diligence of contractual partners, supplier integrity checks, anti-money laundering and checks against sanction lists.

Linkedin: Katarzyna Zielińska

Lars J Andersson
Chief Information Security Officer at NetEnt

Lars is a senior security professional with an extensive background in operational risk, information security, IT audit, and BCP spanning more than fifteen years. His areas of specialisation include risk management, business continuity management, information security management, crisis management, and awareness programmes.

Linkedin: Lars J Andersson

Laura Kiviharju
Data Protection Adviser and GDPR Legal Expert at ABB

Laura is a certified (CISSP, CIPM) legal specialist with deep knowledge in compliance, data protection, IT security, human resource data, procurement and contracts. Previously, Laura worked as Senior Specialist at the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority where she was responsible for supervising information security certification bodies that conduct healthcare IT-system audits. She is currently the Global Data Protection Officer at Sulzer.

Linkedin: Laura Kiviharju

Lina Williamsson
Compliance Officer and Data Protection Officer at stoEr AB

Lina is Compliance Officer & Data Protection Officer at the start-up fintech company stoEr AB, where she covers Swedish and international privacy and banking laws from an IT-perspective. Previous roles have given Lina comprehensive industry experience in the areas of regulation, drafting of compliance documentation and training on compliance issues.

Linkedin: Lina Williamsson

Lorena Marciano
Director of EMEAR Data Protection and Privacy Officer at Cisco

Lorena is an Italian lawyer operating out of Brussels. She leverages twelve years’ experience working in top tier law firms and multinational companies. Lorena’s areas of specialisation include data protection and privacy, corporate law, and competition. She is experienced as a policy advisor in data protection and privacy law.

Linkedin: Lorena Marciano

Manuel Melo
Data Protection Officer at EPDSI

Manuel Melo is a cybersecurity compliance officer and data protection officer. His considerable industry experience has made him an expert in business compliance, information and communication law and data protection. Manuel’s further specialisations include security on internal audits, digital forensics and cybersecurity.

Linkedin: Manuel Melo
Twitter: @ManuelMelo

Maria Kyprianou
Legal Services and Data Protection Officer at Electricity Authority Cyprus

Maria is Data Protection Officer within Legal Services at Electricity Authority Cyprus, a role she has held for almost a decade. Prior to this role, Maria was a lecturer in International Criminal Law at the University of Nicosia. In her current occupation, she heads legal research teams, prepares cases and helps the organisation expand in a way that fully respects evolving standards in European and global data law.

Linkedin: Maria Kyprianou

Mario Mosca
Data Protection Officer at BNP Paribas Group

Mario is experienced in outsourcing and has a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. He is skilled and certificated from TuV in data protection. Mario specialises in compliance topics, market risk, and asset management.

Linkedin: Mario Mosca

Marion Ledoux
Group Data Protection Officer at Safran

Marion has worked at Safran for five years, where she first undertook the role of Data Protection Officer in 2018. Prior to Safran, Marion developed experience at French regulator Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).

Linkedin: Marion Ledoux

Mark Crosbie
Global Head of Trust and Privacy and Data Protection Officer at Dropbox

Mark is Global Head of Trust and Privacy at Dropbox, responsible for earning and maintaining the trust of users. He is also the Data Protection Officer for Dropbox. He helps to implement the GDPR into the privacy and trust journey of the company, starting with ISO 27018 compliance, through to Privacy Shield certification.

Linkedin: Mark Crosbie

Massimo Montanile
Data Protection Officer of Elettronica S.p.A. and of Cy4Gate

Massimo is Data Protection Officer of Elettronica S.p.A. and of Cy4Gate. He has published various articles and works on privacy and speaks at many thematic conferences. Formerly UNI EN ISO 9001 Cepas Lead Auditor, Massimo has obtained the TÜV “Privacy Officer and Privacy Consultant” certification and is registered in the TÜV Video Surveillance Register.

Linkedin: Massimo Montanile

Michael Ploenes
Chief Privacy Officer at Bombardier Transportation

Michael has a wealth of experience in security at both national and global levels. He specialises in data privacy compliance and fraud prevention. Michael was previously Security Analyst Manager EMEA and Data Privacy Officer at Deutschland GmbH where he took care of issues including economic crime, risk management, compliance and fraud prevention.

Linkedin: Michael Ploenes

Michael Scuvee
Chief Data Protection Officer at Coca-Cola European Partners

Michael is an international executive with twenty years’ experience in data privacy compliance and operations management for consulting, market research, services and manufacturing industries. His wealth of industry experience covers areas such as M&A transactions, support and integration, and international restructuring programmes.

Linkedin: Michael Scuvee

Michele Fabbri
Chief Information Security Officer at Saras

Leveraging over fifteen years’ experience in senior IT security and cyber protection roles, Michele currently holds the role of Chief Information Security Officer for Saras. The position sees Michele responsible for translating business needs into technology solutions and adapting organisational strategy to evolving trends and technologies. Prior to this role, he operated as Cybersecurity Operations Manager at Eni for six years.

Linkedin: Michele Fabbri

Mihail Yanev
Head of Access Network Operations at Telenor Common Operation

Mihail is an experienced manager with over fourteen years of expertise in information security. He combines audit, advisory and compliance engagements, covering IT security, data privacy and GDPR. Among Mihail’s many areas of specialisation are IT risk management, IT security advice, IT controls auditing, systems evaluation for internal control and data analysis.

Linkedin: Mihail Yanev

Mirko Marinello
IT Desktop Specialist and  Data Protection Officer at Nike

Mirko is IT Desktop Specialist and Data Protection Officer at Nike. In previous roles, Mirko operated as IT Helpdesk Supervisor at Baker & McKenzie, before moving to J&J Dreger Consulting GmbH where he worked as IT Project Consultant. He spent eight years in IT Training and Support at Nike before switching to his current Data Protection Officer position.

Linkedin: Mirko Marinello 

Nathalie Chidiac
Data Protection Officer at Airbus France

Nathalie is a data protection and privacy expert, with over a decade’s experience accrued in academia and industry. After completing a Masters degree in Information Technology Law in 2011, she took on the role of Data Protection Officer at Airbus France. Her current role involves aligning organisational goals with legislative requirements, with particular emphasis on the GDPR.

Linkedin: Nathalie Chidiac

Nathalie Laneret
Director of Privacy Policy at the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL), Brussels

Nathalie is currently Director of Privacy Policy at the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) in Brussels. She is a Member of the European Advisory Board and a CISPE Code of Conduct Task Force Member for Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE). Nathalie also lectures on the role of the Data Protection Officer at Panthéon-Assas University Paris II.

Linkedin: Nathalie Laneret

Nayra Perez
Head of Data Protection Office at Frontex

Nayra has been Data Protection Officer at Frontex for over two years. Nayra is also Head of Data Protection Office in the same company. She occupied the role of Chair of the Staff Committee at Europol and was a lawyer at the Data Protection Office at Europol in previous roles.

Linkedin: Nayra Perez

Nemad Manasijevic
Chief Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer at Addiko Bank Srbija

A Chief Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer at Addiko Bank Srbija. With more than fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry, and extensive expertise in the cybersecurity, privacy and risk management fields, Nemad brings a passion for architecting and implementing strategic solutions that build trust, enable resilience and incorporate core principles that drive transformation.

Linkedin: Nemad Manasijevic

Nina Barakzai
Chief Privacy Officer at Unilever

A qualified accountant and solicitor, Nina holds a Fellow status of the IAPP in addition to her CIPP/E and CIPP/M status. She is a retired Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator. She currently sits on the Responsible Marketing Committee of the Direct Marketing Association and is Vice Chair of the ICC UK Digital Economy Committee.

Linkedin: Nina Barakzai

Nuno Teodoro
Global Chief Information Security Officer at Truphone

Nuno is an Information Security Officer and Data Privacy Officer with several years of experience in multi-national organisations, where he worked with high-level decision-makers to align business objectives with information security and privacy. Nuno’s areas of specialisation include cybersecurity programmes and strategies, information security management, security policies and procedures, and numerous others.

Linkedin: Nuno Teodoro 
Twitter: @nfteodoro

Phoenix Persson
Data Protection Officer at 3Shape

Phoenix operates as a Data Protection Officer at 3Shape. Prior to taking on the role, he was the company  IT Governance Officer and Deputy Data Protection Officer, taking care of quality management, processes management and optimisation. His wealth of industry expertise has also been accrued through succeeding in strategic alignment and strategy development, resource management and value delivery.

Linkedin: Phoenix Persson

Peter Gaspar
Data Privacy Officer at Tesla

Peter is a data privacy professional with a demonstrated track record of implementing regulatory and governance frameworks. He also has great experience in embedding compliance in business and driving cross-functional process improvements to manage regulatory, commercial, and financial risks while adding value to the entire organisation. Peter is a Data Protection Officer with over twenty years of solid understanding of the business well beyond data privacy and legal compliance.

Linkedin: Peter Gaspar

Paulina Smykouskaya
Legal Counsel and Data Protection Officer at Avito

Paulina is a Moscow-based data protection and IT lawyer passionate about improving cities. In her current role as Legal Counsel and Data Protection Officer for Avito, Paulina takes care of personal data, advertising, ICT law, content policy and legal compliance.

Linkedin: Paulina Smykouskaya

Pierluigi Sartori
Chief Information Security Officer at Trentino Digitale

Pierluigi is an information security expert with broad experience in SOC design and management, security and privacy strategy development and key strength in managing large environments. His core strengths revolve around the planning and management of highest priority security and strategic initiatives. Pierluigi is an expert on cybersecurity incident response, product security incident response, privacy management and vulnerability handling.

Linkedin: Pierluigi Sartori

Raf Houben
Manager of Compliance and Security and Data Protection Officer of HDI Global SE

Raf is Manager of Compliance and Security and Data Protection Officer of HDI Global SE in Rotterdam. He is also Coordinator and Assistant Professor at the Postgraduate Programme “Compliance & Integrity Management​” in the School of Business and Economics of the VU University Amsterdam.

Linkedin: Raf Houben

Ramy Houssaini
Chief Cyber & Technology Risk Officer and Group Data Protection Officer at BNP Paribas

Ramy is the Chief Cyber and Technology Risk Officer and Group Data Protection Officer for BNP Paribas. He is an internationally recognised executive with a unique background in cybersecurity, data privacy, operational risk management and technology. He has extensive global experience in the financial services, consumers goods, telecom and healthcare industries.

Linkedin: Ramy Houssaini

Richard Montbeyre
Group Data Privacy Officer at BMC Software

Richard is an experienced privacy officer who has worked extensively in the information technology and services industry. He operates in various environments and takes charge of privacy responsibilities in both the private and public sectors. In his current role, Richard is responsible for the Privacy Program of BMC Software, Inc., as Group Data Protection Officer.

Linkedin: Richard Montbeyre

Ruth Cullinane
Senior Data Privacy Compliance Manager at Amazon

A data protection specialist, Ruth is currently the Senior Data Privacy Compliance manager at Amazon. Previously, Ruth was Senior Data Protection Manager for EMEA at Verizon Business, Head of Data Protection at Barclays, and Business Consultant at LogicaCMG before becoming Data Protection and Privacy Officer at Dell.

Linkedin: Ruth Cullinane

Simon Duerinckx
Data Privacy and Data Protection Officer at BDO Belgium

Simon is an experienced lawyer, litigator and business consultant, with a focus on business law, data privacy and new technologies. He leverages in-depth experience accrued in M&A and corporate law. He is a Data Protection Officer in various large Belgian and international companies and has delivered seminars and training courses on data privacy.

Linkedin: Simon Duerinckx 

Sir Rob Wainwright
Partner at Deloitte

Rob is a senior partner for Deloitte’s cyber practice in North-West Europe where he leads and serves major clients with high-quality advice and sustained technical support. He helps to increase the strategic resilience of the government and business sectors to manage dynamic cybersecurity threats.

Linkedin: Sir Rob Wainwright
Twitter: @rwainwright67

Sofie Audenaert
Data Protection Officer at Robert Half

Sofie is Data Protection Officer at Robert Half where she monitors the legal developments of new privacy laws and jurisprudence and assesses impacts on the Robert Half organisation. Sofie also helps to develop, implement and revise corporate policies and procedures regarding data protection.

Linkedin: Sofie Audenaert

Sofoklis Karapidakis
Director of Compliance and Data Protection Officer at Mytilineos AE

Sofoklis is currently Compliance Director and Data Protection Officer at Mytilineos AE. Before this position, he worked at Siemens for over sixteen years. His roles at Siemens included Head of Compliance and Data Privacy Officer and Regional Compliance Officer Deputy for Athens and Greece.

Linkedin: Sofoklis Karapidakis

Sophie Romaniello
External Data Protection Officer and Legal Consultant at skeyes

Sophie is a freelance legal consultant working on legal interim management assignments and projects. She specialises in data protection law, including GDPR implementation and external Data Protection Officer positions. She also has experience in contract law, corporate law and in B2B and B2C sales support-related legal aspects, such as commercial law, distribution and commercial agency law, consumer law, IT law, EU competition law, financial and RE law.

Linkedin: Sophie Romaniello

Stefan Limbacher
European Data Protection Officer and Section Manager at Olympus

Based in Hamburg, Stefan is the European Data Protection Officer and Section Manager at Olympus. A trained solicitor, Stefan was previously Deputy General Counsel for Lycos Europe and Global Data Protection Officer and Senior Legal Director at Diebold Nixdorf, before he joined Olympus Europa this year.

Linkedin: Stefan Limbacher 

Stéphane Omnes
Data Protection Officer at POST Luxembourg

After a first significant experience in real time development in the aeronautical sector (Flight Simulator M200D, Rafale), Stéphane discovered a passion for system and network security in 1999. With more than fifteen years of experience in cybersecurity (Audit, Consulting, ISO15408, RSSI), he became Data Protection Officer for POST Luxembourg where he leverages his skills IT, security, and compliance practice.

Linkedin: Stéphane Omnes

Tafadzwa Pilime
Data Privacy Protection Officer at Alphabet International GmbH

Tafadzwa is a data protection expert specialising in information technology law and intellectual property law with a focus on the European Union, United States and South Africa. He areas of experience include data protection compliance, i.e. adopting and adapting to GDPR, data privacy within an agile environment, mobile app compliance and big data.

Linkedin: Tafadzwa Pilime

Theodoros Arvanakos
Compliance Lead and Data Privacy Officer at Amgen

Theodoros is a pharma and biotech executive with an MSc in Health Care Management. He holds diverse experience obtained through roles in health care compliance, data privacy, operational effectiveness and medical affairs. Theodoros has led teams and projects at the regional and local level and through different types of organisational structures.

Linkedin: Theodoros Arvanakos 

Thomas Elm
Data Protection Officer at Accor

Thomas has been a Data Protection Office at Accor for two years. Previously Thomas was a lawyer specialising in new technologies. He enjoys working as a Data Protection Officer as he is able to work with all trades and work directly with an important issue at the heart of society. Thomas has worked on the Binding Corporate Rules project, among many others.

Linkedin: Thomas Elm

Thomas Roth
Global Data Protection Officer for Boehringer Ingelheim

In his role at Boehringer Ingelheim, Thomas worked with a corporate task force and various teams of colleagues to prepare the corporation for the arrival of GDPR. He currently heads a global team of data protection officers in a matrix organisation and leads a corporate data protection office consisting of six professionals.

Linkedin: Thomas Roth

Victoria Van Roosmalen
Chief Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer at Coosto

Victoria assists other executives in making key decisions, leading through multiple disciplines while helping to drive business continuity. In her role as Data Protection Officer at Coosto, she maintains the enterprise vision, strategy and programme by safeguarding information assets, technologies, and personal data.

Linkedin: Victoria Van Roosmalen

Wouter Van Isterdael
Data Protection Officer at ALDI

As a business analyst and project manager, Wouter manages projects in a wide range of areas, from IT to marketing to e-commerce in retail. A strong believer in digital transformation, Wouter explores existing processes and architecture (business and application) and identify potential improvements.

Linkedin: Wouter Van Isterdael 

Yannick Cardon
Group Data Protection Officer at CMA CGM

As the Group Data Protection Officer and Chief Privacy Officer, Yannick develops and implements global data protection strategy for CGM. In his role, he engages with all internal stakeholders, including compliance, IT, digital unit, risk management and other relevant business elements. Yannick stays on top of relevant legislation, regulatory requirements and industry developments by maintaining links with external professional bodies and networking with other multinational organisations.

Linkedin: Yannick Cardon

Yves Andriessen
Data Protection Expert at Thalys

Yves is a data protection expert with a demonstrable industry history. As a freelance Data Protection Officer, Yves works as Senior GDPR expert for McDonald’s, and also provides expert GDPR guidance to 4PeaceOfMind and Thalys in the Brussels area.

Linkedin: Yves Andriessen

Yves Gilbert
Group Privacy Officer at Atlas Copco

Within his current role of Group Privacy Officer at Atlas Copco, Yves also operates as an Information Security Officer. Prior to this position, Yves was Information Security Officer at Smals. In other roles, Yves headed up numerous IT teams and operations as IT Security Officer for Bridgestone Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and as Interim IT Manager and Consultant at Kegil.

Linkedin: Yves Gilbert

Zdenek Grund
Group Data Protection Officer and Group Payment Manager at Fortuna Entertainment Group

GDPR expert, Zdenek, is Group Data Protection Officer at Fortuna Group where he provides accurate, timely and commercially-focused advice on data protection and privacy issues. Within his role, he also ensures that all business units are compliant with all existing and future data protection and privacy-related obligations.

Linkedin: Zdenek Grund


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