GDPR – Are You Ready?

GDPR – Are You Ready?

Join us for a breakfast briefing with practical solutions and examples for businesses highlighted by panelists from Telstra’s Company85, BlackBerry, TCL Corporation, CGI UK and Menzies

On May 25, 2018 the EU is rolling out a far-reaching overhaul of data protection rules. The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is shaking up privacy laws by redefining how information on EU residents is collected, stored, used, processed and deleted by organisations.

With almost two thirds of organisations unprepared for the changes and facing unprecedented non-compliance fines of up to 4% of a company’s annual turnover, our panel will explore the key questions and provide practical advice on:

  • How will GDPR affect your business?
  • How should business map its data footprint and implement change?
  • What are the steps for becoming compliant?
  • How do you build ‘consent’ into your offerings and what does it really mean to ‘erase’ a person’s data from your system?
  • How do you manage data transfer to internal and external stakeholders both in the UK and internationally?

Joining us is:

  • Dirk Heitepriem, Director, Government Relations EMEA, BlackBerry
  • Marc Lueck, CISO, Company85
  • Kylie Grant, Senior Project Manager, Menzies LLP
  • Abigail Dubiniecki, Associate, Henley Business School GDPR Implementation Programme; Specialist, My Inhouse Lawyer
  • Andrew Rogoyski, Vice President – Cyber Security, CGI UK
  • Bob El-Hawary, Senior Director – EMEA Carriers & Global Accounts, TCL Corporation (moderator)



Dirk Heitepriem, Director, Government Relations EMEA BlackBerry

Dirk joined BlackBerry in 2010 and is responsible for Government Relations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. As a Director in the legal team he is dealing with requests from and support for Parliaments, Governments, its authorities and Canadian Embassies/High Commissions across the region. Cooperation with security agencies is a key part of his daily work, to ensure the best possible security for confidential information. Prior to joining BlackBerry Dirk was working as a government affairs consultant for one of the leading public affairs agencies in Germany.


Marc Lueck, CISO, Company85

Marc is a senior security practitioner with over 20 years of experience crossing multiple industry sectors, from financial services to publishing. His work includes consulting and reporting to board and C-level executives, design and creation of Security Operation Capabilities, threat management, compliance programmes and security assurance (PCI, ISO, GDPR). . He is currently the CISO at Company85, where he runs the Security and Privacy practice with a focus on ensuring information security enables and supports business goals, and is the chairman of ClubCISO, trying to define and promote the role of CISO in the enterprise.


Kylie Grant, Senior Project Manager, Menzies LLP

With a background in quality assurance of highly regulated Defence asset maintenance, Kylie transferred her skills to a Sydney-based mid-tier accounting firm in 2006 and has since been helping professional services firms to optimise their systems and procedures to support the delivery of exceptional service and client experience. Kylie has been running Menzies’ internal GDPR project and will offer some practical advice on what business need to do to get ready for GDPR.


Abigail Dubiniecki, Associate, Henley Business School GDPR Implementation Programme; Specialist, My Inhouse Lawyer

Abigail is a Canadian freelance lawyer and privacy professional based in the UK and Founder of Strategic Compliance Consulting Ltd. Drawing on varied expertise gained inhouse and in private practice in Canada and the UK, Abigail works with various teams to advise organisations in all sectors on compliance matters, notably in privacy, data protection and GDPR implementation. Whether consulting as part of the GDPR implementation team of a top-tier, global consulting firm, delivering executive education to senior managers of some of UK’s top brands through Henley Business School, or advising a portfolio of ambitious mid-sized UK companies through My Inhouse Lawyer, Abigail proposes timely, concrete solutions that connect the dots between compliance, risk and technology.


Andrew Rogoyski, Vice President – Cyber Security, CGI UK

Andrew Rogoyski brings a significant breadth and depth of experience in cyber security having worked across technology providers, UK government and academia. He leads CGI’s cyber security business in the UK. Andrew joined CGI in 2013 from an extended secondment to the Cabinet Office’s Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA), latterly supporting UKTI in the promotion of the UK’s cyber companies overseas and authoring the UK’s Cyber Export Strategy. Andrew has worked in a variety of technology and strategic consulting firms, including Roke Manor, QinetiQ, Esys, Defence Strategy & Solutions and Logica. Andrew currently chairs techUK’s Cyber Security group which he created in 2008.


Bob El-Hawary, Senior Director – EMEA Carriers & Global Accounts , TCL Corporation (BlackBerry mobile)

Bob El-Hawary is a Senior Director responsible for EMEA Mobile Operators in the BlackBerry Mobile Business Unit in TCL, leading sales for BlackBerry Products and Solutions to Carriers and Enterprises. Bob has been an active Board Director and Technology Forum Co-Chair on the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce. Prior to this, Bob was Vice President and General Manager Carrier Data EMEA for Nortel, responsible for all Carrier Data Sales Business in EMEA.


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