Preconference Workshops


Add another day of education to your Congress experience. Register for our Preconference Workshops on Tuesday, 10 December. Each workshop offers in-depth, intensive training and instruction.

Preconference Workshops are an additional cost to the main conference registration fee.

Audit Programmes

Nina Barakzai, Group Head of Data Protection & Privacy, BSkyB
Ulrich Baumgartner, Partner, Osborne Clarke
Michael Morgenthaler, CIPP/E, CIPP/IT
, Deputy Data Protection Officer, Information Security Manager, SAP AG
James Mullock, CIPP/E, Partner, Osborne Clarke

Join our panel of in-house and private practice privacy experts from across Europe for an interactive session on planning, executing and engraining data compliance audits and impact assessments into your organisation’s psyche. Share best practices and discuss how others have designed compliance audit programmes to cope with the ever-changing international privacy landscape. Topics covered will include responsibility: structuring reporting lines, who should audit/be audited; budget: tips for overcoming challenges in obtaining resources; regulator-initiated audits: challenges and solutions, practical insights from real-life cases in various countries; and key elements of a compliance programme.

Building a Global Privacy Programme

Neil Matthews, Global Marketing Data Protection & Privacy Manager, Dell, Inc.
Gayle Pearce, CIPP/E, Privacy Associate, AstraZeneca
Maarten Stassen
, Compliance and Privacy Officer – Europe, Cigna International
Daniëlle van der Zande, Legal Counsel, BT Global Services

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional this interactive session is for you to learn how to build a global privacy programme. Through small group discussion, and with guidance from the panel, you’ll participate in structured interactions that will enable you to take away tangible ideas and appraoches you can implement in your work environment.

EU Data Protection Bootcamp

Hazel Grant, Partner, Bristows
Rocco Panetta, Partner, Panetta & Associati

Join our expert European faculty for this broad overview of data protection practices. Learn about the political and legal structures in the EU, the role of data protection authorities and the complex web of laws that guide data. You’ll leave with a strong general understanding of the roles, responsibilities and laws surrounding privacy in the EU.

What you’ll take away:

  • An overview of the key issues in EU data protection law
  • Details on how to recognise pressure points for businesses operating in the EU
  • Guidance on addressing compliance in the EU