GDPR 2017-05-23T08:10:41+00:00

GDPR in the Clouds

Evening event @ The Shard – 6PM 15th June 2017

“GDPRoofing”  your
Outsourcing Relationships

• What you need to know

• What you need to do next

Expert advice from Ian De Freitas – one of the UK’s foremost legal experts on the implications of GDPR on Outsourcing, and Edward Charvet – a specialist in data analytics who founded the niche consultancy firm Trovus, acquired in 2015 by Logicalis.

An invitation only event offered free of charge but available ONLY to current employees of mid-sized EU Financial Services firms, and by approval only, their nominated consultants.

Ian De Freitas has been working with primarily larger Tier 1 firms to understand the likely impacts of GDPR for more than 4 years, and has been actively aiding Clients to prepare from a legal standpoint since the legislation was finalised in early 2016. Since Autumn 2016 he has seen a dramatic upturn in the number of smaller mid-sized Financial Services firms who are beginning to pay attention to this issue. Ian will also share his substantial experience of dealing with data security breaches and investigations by the ICO to explain what enforcement of GDPR might look like post May 2018.

Edward Charvet has been leading Logicalis’ approach to support tier 2 financial service firms as they move towards compliance for GDPR.  Working closely with Ian, Logicalis provides automation services for structured and unstructured data discovery, as well as ensuring appropriate classification of PII to ensure each client gains, and maintains, control of relevant data sources in the context of GDPR.

At this intentionally highly social and interactive networking event set against the backdrop of the setting sun over the London skyline, Ian and Ed will share their knowledge and experiences for about 45 minutes covering the topics below, and will then be available for 90 minutes to answer your specific questions 1 to 1 over a glass of wine and a sumptuous buffet.

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Agenda for Presentations (starting approx 7PM):

• Understanding what Financial Services firms need to do be GDPR Compliant

• Delineating the roles of the Data Processor and Data Controllers

• How GDPR fundamentally changes supplier relationships, and

• How it will therefore mandate re-aligning your contractuals with your Outsourcing partners

The session will be moderated by Ray Bricknell of Behind Every Cloud – founder of the Clover Index benchmark which has recently been endorsed as the Gold Standard for benchmarking CSP’s by the Cloud Industry Forum.

More about the speakers

Ian de Freitas

Ian de Freitas is a London based litigation lawyer with over 25 years experience who has recently joined Farrer & Co. As far back as 2011 he was recognised in the Lawyer Hot 100 as one of the leading litigators in the UK. He has worked on a wide range of disputes, but increasingly in the last fifteen years on issues involving technology, data, intellectual property and all forms of media. Ian has substantial experience in dealing with cross-border disputes particularly for clients based in the USA. He founded the IP group at BLP in 2004 and leads the Data practice at the firm as well as the technology litigation team, and is co-chair of the Cybercrime group. Ian is also a Past President of the IP Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats, an international organisation of lawyers.

Edward Charvet

Edward Charvet is a specialist in data analytics who founded the niche consultancy firm Trovus which was acquired in 2015 to become the Information Insights division of the Logicalis Group. The business has grown from a start-up to being a leading provider of insight services within the data analytics space. Today, Logicalis Information Insights can deliver the full spectrum of Business Intelligence services, from pure consulting to global BI deployments. Logicalis provides automation services for structured and unstructured data discovery, as well as ensuring appropriate classification of PII to ensure each client gains, and maintains, control of relevant data sources in the context of GDPR.

Ray Bricknell

Ray Bricknell is the founder of the Clover Index ( which has been endorsed by the CIF as the “Gold-Standard” Private and Hybrid Cloud benchmark, and highly commended finalist in the 2017 UK Cloud Awards “Most Innovative SMB Product” category. Ray has specialised for the past 10 years in analysis and assessment of Cloud Services Providers and their fit with the needs of mid-sized Clients in the UK’s Regulated (especially Financial Services) space. A recognised industry expert, regular blogger and thought leader, Ray often participates in press and webinars that relate to his special topic of interest.

Please register each attendee separately to enable The Shard to conduct Security checks in advance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Regretfully not on this occaision.
Yes. Please only register if you think you will make it (and please “unregister” if things change) because we are strictly limited to 200 people and it would be a shame to waste a place that someone else could use. It will also help us to cater drinks and nibbles.
Presentation of a Photo ID (or a Credit Card in your name) is mandatory to enter The Shard, and as the event will involve availability of alcohol, an Over 18 age restriction applies.

London Bridge Tube Station takes you to the door, other details will be emailed upon registration.

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