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GDPR Planning & Preparation Conference for Employers (7th Edition) London

Date Thursday 02 November 2017
Venue Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum, London SW7 4DN


Louise Hendry

Louise Hendry advises employers on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. She is interested in discrimination work and in complex and high profile employment litigation.

Louise has advised on change management issues, in particular working on projects involving the application of TUPE and outsourcing. She has also advised financial sector clients, having an excellent understanding of the issues which are particular to this sector.

Louise works with clients in a range of other sectors including technology, retail, hotel and leisure, and manufacturing.

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James Leaton Gray

At the Privacy Practice James provides consultancy services in Data Protection and Privacy. A leading thinker in the policy debates in this vital arena, he is regularly invited to address conferences in the UK and internationally. He specialises in making compliance part of business operations, not a legal tick box exercise. He writes the Privacy Practice Blog shining light onto current issues in Privacy.

He is also an associate of Kemp Little Consulting (KLC) a new type of consulting firm operating at the intersection of technology, law and consulting. For KLC his role is to help develop and provide privacy and data related services.

For over 10 years James lead the BBC’s Information Policy and Compliance Department, in the BBC's Legal section. There he oversaw the operation of the Corporation’s systems for compliance with the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts. Before he left the BBC he led the development of privacy and data governance for myBBC as it developed its big data capability. Additionally he provided expert advice on media and privacy and lobbying on the proposed EU GDPR.

James worked in broadcasting, mainly for the BBC, for over 30 years. He has worked on a wide variety of management roles including overseeing projects to ensure the BBC’s impartiality during elections and the introduction of staff multi-skilling in areas of BBC News. Before joining the Legal Division he was a programme maker and spent much of his time in political journalism. He edited many of the BBC’s Political and Parliamentary programmes.

He has an MBA specialising in strategy. He is a member of: the International Association of Privacy Professionals (former European Advisor Board); the Strategic Planning Society (former Chairman); the Radio Academy (former Trustee); BAFTA. He is on the editorial board of Data Protection Law & Policy.

Specialties: Privacy & Big Data; Data Protection & Children; Data Protection and the Media; Freedom of Information.

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Raphaelle Conyard

Raphaelle began her career in privacy at Masons (now Pinsent Masons) as a paralegal in 2000. After a spell at HBOS, Raphaelle joined Centrica in 2003 as Senior DPO responsible for corporate centre. Raphaelle’s focus shifted to British Gas customer data privacy compliance in 2008.
Raphaelle was made Head of Privacy in 2012 and qualified as a solicitor in 2014.
Raphaelle now works as a Privacy Consultant for The Privacy Partnership.
Raphaelle has experience in running privacy compliance programmes, advising on large commercial deals and shaping customer and employee CRM solutions.

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Dr W Kuan Hon

Dr W Kuan Hon, a Director in Fieldfisher's Privacy & Security team, specialises in data protection/security law, cloud computing and other technology issues. A solicitor and (non-practising) New York attorney, with degrees in law and computing science including a joint law/computer science doctorate, Kuan has also benefited from technical security training (e.g. UK Cyber Security Challenge's 2015 pen testing camp).

Kuan is an Editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy, a Fellow of the Open Data Institute, and previously sat on the British Computer Society's Information Privacy Expert Panel. She regularly speaks at events, having presented for ENISA, the Cloud Security Alliance and CERN.

Kuan's book Data Localization Laws and Policy argues for a focus on security over geographic data location. She was lead author of eight chapters of Cloud Computing Law. Her articles, many with collaborators, have been published e.g. by the IEEE, Journal of International Data Privacy Law, Society for Computers and Law and Stanford Technology Law Review.

Kuan was a finance/insolvency lawyer before completing a Computing Science MSc and moving into technology law. She was also formerly senior researcher, cloud law, with Queen Mary University of London.

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Adam Rose

Adam is a Commercial Partner in the Corporate department, with over 25 years' experience, specialising in advising clients on IT and commercial contracts, including franchising, agency, distribution and terms of business.

He advises clients across a number of sectors, but in particular, those in real estate, publishing and broadcasting, financial services and retail and leisure, including hotels and restaurants.

Adam is an expert in data protection and freedom of information law, where he advises corporates and individuals on all aspects of the law.

Adam is the International Development Partner at Mishcon de Reya. His primary objective is to ensure the firm consistently delivers the best advice to its clients and to gain the trust of clients and lawyers from around the world.  He works closely with the partners appointed as leaders for each international region to closely monitor the overseas service the Firm provides, the expansion of its client-base and how it is delivering against its strategy

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Steve Wright

Steve joined The John Lewis Partnership in April 2016 and is responsible for both the Information Security and Data Privacy, both of these enable the John Lewis Partnership to protect the personal data of our customers and partners, to be compliant with data protection laws and regulations, and to provide trust and transparency - resulting in greater brand experiences across our digital, mobile and ecommerce channels.

Steve is passionate about big data and all things digital. With more than 20 years’ experience, designing, developing, managing and delivering transformational data, governance, privacy and security programmes, Steve’s vast experience as a pragmatic and charismatic leader, ideally places him as a ‘trusted advisor’ at board level on all privacy and security related matters. Steve is also a published author, a non-executive director and is regularly invited to speak at industry events, trade associations and thought leadership working groups, working towards continually finding new ways to increase trust and transparency in respect of consumer services, business functions and product vendors.

Steve strongly believes that governance, cyber security and privacy are all inextricably linked as they share common objectives and principles, and therefore, require satisfactory safeguards and assurances. From a business perspective, this can be achieved by building ‘data trust and assurance’ programmes based on the fundamental principles of transparency, accountability, protection, integrity, confidentially and availability, accompanied by clear policies and delivered through comprehensive training, integrated procedures and a robust compliance regime.

Having once served as a CISO, and held senior roles at, Unilever, Deloitte, PwC, Siemens and Capita, Steve has a full appreciation of what is required to get the job done in a cost effective, pragmatic and timely fashion with a natural ability to lead from the front, to coach others and to take responsibility consistently, courageously and with integrity.


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