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LONDON, UK - 21 MARCH 2024

(Speed Networking Meetings Format)

THE Queen Elizabeth II Centre,

Broad Sanctuary Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Speed Networking Opportunities in:

GRC. Data Privacy. Cyber Security. Compliance. Governance. Risk Management. Regulatory Affairs. E-Discovery. Cloud Computing. Blockchain. AI. Legal Technology.
This event will gather a vast array of legal and technology professionals, such as In-house Counsel, Data Privacy Heads, Heads of Risk & Compliance, Chief Governance Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Compliance Managers, Cyber Security Managers, Governance Manager, Forensics & Investigation Managers, Head Legal & Company Secretaries, Chief Legal Officers, Law Firm Partners, Law Tech Professionals, and Service Providers.

Key Services:

Motivational Speaker
Press conference

The Global GRC, Data Privacy & Cyber Security ConfEx is a highly anticipated event scheduled to take place on 21 March 2024, in London, UK. This event will gather a vast array of legal and technology professionals, such as In-house Counsel, Data Privacy Heads, Heads of Risk & Compliance, Chief Governance Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Compliance Managers, Cyber Security Managers, Governance Manager, Forensics & Investigation Managers, Head Legal & Company Secretaries, Chief Legal Officers, Law Firm Partners, Law Tech Professionals, and Service Providers.

The conference will feature keynote addresses, case study presentations, collaborative round table discussions, and exhibitions. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and technologies related to the legal industry.

Overall, the GRC, Data Privacy & Cyber Security ConfEx promises to be an informative and engaging event that will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and exchange ideas with some of the brightest minds in the legal industry.

  • Join us for a vibrant conference on legal and technology, with a plethora of speakers and participants in attendance.

  • Explore the latest industry trends and innovations, presented by national and international speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors.

  • Strengthen your professional network by establishing meaningful connections with Bar Associations and Media Partners.

  • Acquire valuable knowledge through compelling keynote addresses, exclusive case studies, round table discussions, and business dialogues.

  • Engage with C-level executives and decision-makers, creating new business opportunities and partnerships.

  • Take advantage of the robust networking opportunities that enable professionals to connect with like-minded individuals in their fields, fostering relationships that can lead to future collaborations.

  • Participate as a speaker and contribute to the collaborative round table discussions, sharing insights and perspectives to promote an inclusive and collaborative dialogue.

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Esteemed speakers from diverse backgrounds in legal, technology, and business fields will headline this event. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights from these experts as they share their experiences and knowledge on key topics outlined in the program agenda.


(Speed Networking Meetings Format)

(08:00 AM – 05:45 PM Local Time)

08:00 AM – Onwards

Conference Registration

Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

Informal networking with exhibitors.

08:30 AM – 09:30 AM

Speed Networking Meetings: Facilitating Connections among General Counsel, Law Firm Partners, and Service Providers

Our event includes a unique feature called "Speed Networking Meetings," which bring together Connecting Counsel, Law Firm Partners, and Service Providers. Initially, all participants are invited to introduce themselves using a microphone, allowing everyone to familiarize themselves with each other in the conference hall on the morning of the event.


Following this introduction, attendees are encouraged to actively participate in dynamic speed networking sessions. They are prompted to stand up, engage with peers seated nearby, exchange business cards, and delve into meaningful discussions. There are no limitations on whom participants should interact with; everyone is encouraged to engage with each other within the designated timeframe, facilitating the exchange of contacts and discussions on potential opportunities.

09:30 AM – 10:10 AM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 1

Exploring ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Through a GRC Lens

  • Understanding ESG.

  • ESG as a risk indicator.

  • Importance of governance.

  • Cybersecurity is integral to successful implementation of ESG.

  • GRC helps organizations to achieve ESG.

  • ​Use ESG risk management in corporate strategies.

  • How ESG is driving purpose-driven Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)?


Oliver Spratt, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Daria Pastore, Partner, Legance – Avvocati Associati

Norman Heckh, Partner, Ramón y Cajal Abogados

Clarissa Coleman, Litigation Partner and Head of International Arbitration, DAC Beachcroft LLP

Marta Majtenyi, Director of Cyber Security, IT Governance, Risk, Compliance, Norsk Hydro

Patrick Rappo, Partner, Reed Smith

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

Keynote Address 1

Assessing the Evolving Landscape of Compliance and Contracts Technology for the Future

  • Compliance and Contracts Technology Evolution.

  • Future Trends in Compliance and Contracts.

  • Impact of Technological Advances.

  • Key Considerations for Assessment.

  • Integration of Automation and AI.

  • Enhancing Efficiency and Accuracy.

10:40 AM – 11:10 AM

Informal Networking & Tea Break

  • Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

11:10 AM – 11:40 AM

Keynote Address 2

Trends and Ideas for the Legal Industry and Cyber Security in the UK for 2024

  • Exploring the latest trends in UK legal innovation for 2024 and beyond.

  • Understanding the role of cyber security in the legal industry: emerging threats and best practices.

  • Adopting new legal technologies: tips for evaluating solutions and identifying the right approach for your organization.

  • Demonstrating the value of legal technologies: best practices for measuring ROI and enhancing user adoption.

11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation 1

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation 2

12:20 PM – 01:00 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 2

The Convergence of Data Security, Governance, and Privacy in the Context of Modern Data Protection and Privacy Regulations

  • Globally, privacy regulations are evolving into data protection and privacy regulations.

  • Technology is being developed and adopted to assist organizations in managing these regulations on a large scale and, when feasible, autonomously.

  • An overlap of roles and responsibilities across policy, classification, and protection is arising, and the adoption of cloud and multi-cloud is accelerating this trend.

  • Collaboration and harmonization are key to achieving business objectives.

  • Cyber risk quantification enables the expression of cyber risk in business terms.

  • Managing risk across the third-party ecosystem is essential in the extended enterprise.


Evie Kyriakides-Stenhouse, Group Head of Data Privacy/Chief Privacy Officer, Natura & Co. 

Timothy Mitchener-Nissen, Group Chief Privacy Officer, Flight Centre Travel Group

Eleonor Duhs, Partner, Head of Data Privacy, Bates Wells LLP

Helen Bourne, Partner, Clyde & Co

Nathalie Moreno, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

Gary Brown, Chief Privacy Officer, Westinghouse Electric Company

Kedar Deshpande, Group Privacy Officer, Coda Payments Pte Ltd

Rocio de la Cruz, Partner - Data Protection, Information and Privacy Law, Aria Grace Law CIC

Faith Okpara, Global Head of Privacy, Jones Lang LaSalle

Jonathan Bartley, Data and Technology Partner, RPC - law firm

Bahzad Brifkani, Head of Data Protection and DPO, Notting Hill Genesis

Jonathan Keen, Head of Legal, Figma

William Long, Partner, Sidley Austin

Abraham Mertens, Assistant General Counsel, Arista Networks, Inc.

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

Informal Networking & Lunch Break

  • Networking lunch with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

02:00 PM – 02:40 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 3

Navigating the Intersection of Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in High-Stakes Litigation: Effective Strategies and Technological Solutions

  • Recognizing and addressing the challenges of managing complex data in high-stakes litigation.

  • Unveiling the benefits of technology in effectively managing complex data.

  • Delving into best practices for harnessing technology to navigate complex data challenges.

  • Exploring cutting-edge e-discovery tools and techniques for efficient data management.

  • Analyzing the crucial role of collaboration and communication in the effective management of complex data in litigation.

  • Offering insights on overcoming common challenges associated with managing complex data in high-stakes litigation.


Marleen Krueger, Partner, WilmerHale Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP

Beatriz Ruiz-Beato, Head of Global Data Privacy, NEC Corporation

Ryland Ash, Construction Partner, Watson Farley & Williams

Greg Palmer, Partner, Linklaters LLP

Robert Allen, Partner, Simmons & Simmons

02:40 PM – 03:10 PM

Keynote Address 3

Adapting Compliance Programs to Align with the EU Whistleblowing Rules –
Key Challenges for Multinational Organizations:

  • The risks.

  • The latest hot topics and developments across Europe.

  • ​Enforcement.


Alja Poler De Zwart, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Sofoklis Karapidakis, Director Compliance and Data Protection Officer, Mytilineos AE

Lauren Webb, Principal Lawyer - Group and Digital, BT

03:10 PM – 03:30 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation 3

03:30 PM – 04:10 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 4

Aligning Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Priorities with Business Objectives: Effective Strategies

  • Positioning risk management as a strategic value proposition for the board.

  • Developing a tailored risk appetite and purposeful risk statement.

  • Ensuring reliable achievement of objectives through a risk-aware culture.

  • Promoting effective communication and collaboration among GRC professionals and stakeholders.

  • Strategically integrating GRC into business planning.

  • Embracing agile GRC for adaptive changes.

  • Exploring technology trends in GRC for innovative leverage.

  • Nurturing a GRC culture from the boardroom to the breakroom.


Henry Umney, Managing Director for GRC Strategy, Mitratech

Claire Campbell, In-House Counsel, Volaris Group
Elisabeth Quillatre, Director of Risk management and Compliance / DPO, Vinted

Robert Peake, Partner, Solicitor, Venner Shipley LLP

Sarah Pearce, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Matthew Ginn, Head of Information Governance Data Protection Officer/ Solicitor, London Borough of Lambeth

Georgina Lawrence, DPO and Head of Data Privacy, Telecom Plus PLC

Diana Vasileva-Oost, Senior Legal Counsel / DPO, Legrand Netherlands

Viktorija Alksne, Senior Associate General Counsel – Data Privacy, Nasdaq

Renata Berzanskiene, General Counsel, ORLEN Lietuva 

Mark Keddie, Chief Privacy Officer, SITA

04:10 PM – 04:20 PM

Informal Networking & Tea Break

  • Networking tea with speakers & delegates.

  • Informal networking with exhibitors.

04:20 PM – 05:00 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 5

Staying Vigilant on Data Protection, Privacy, and Handling

  • How are compliance departments dealing with the now huge amount and complexity of customer data?

  • Managing the risks in its storage, transfer, and analysis.

  • What solutions are needed to streamline the governance of this data and keep it protected?

  • Syncing policies, procedures, and controls with evolving regulations.

  • Managing regulatory engagements for better communication and improved results.


Helen Bourne, Partner, Clyde & Co

Julie Varcoe-Cocks, Head of Ethics Regulatory and Compliance / Data Protection Officer, Serco

Rosehana Amin, Partner, Clyde & Co

Nicole Mendiboure, Senior Legal Counsel, River Island

Robert Dalling, Partner, Jenner & Block

Rocio de la Cruz, Partner - Data Protection, Information and Privacy Law, Aria Grace Law CIC

Valeria Blanco, Associate Counsel, Privacy and Compliance, Anaconda, Inc.

Malcolm Dowden, Data Protection, Privacy and Technology Lawyer and Co-Head of Knowledge Management, Squire Patton Boggs

Jason Weissbein, General Counsel and Chief Information Security Officer, GNX

Giulia Carna, Data Protection Counsel & Compliance, ACI Worldwide

Rory O'Keeffe, Technology Partner, Matheson LLP

Angeliki Tiligadi, Compliance and Data Protection Officer, Qover

Debashish Josh, Head Corporate Counsel, Wipro-UK

05:00 PM – 05:40 PM

Collaborative Round Table Discussions 6

Metaverse Privacy: Striking the Right Balance with Ethics, Challenges, and Regulations

  • Striking a balance between personalization and privacy.

  • User consent and data collection dynamics in virtual spaces.

  • Navigating the legal and ethical dimensions of Metaverse data processing.

  • Addressing privacy challenges in Augmented reality (AR) and Virtual reality (VR).

  • Regulatory measures in response to Metaverse privacy concerns.


Asli Yildiz, Vice President Global Privacy, S4 Capital Group

Hannah Crowther, Data Protection & Privacy Lawyer, Partner, Bristows

Nicola Lishak, Director of Privacy and DPO, Royal Mail
Jonathan Craven, Global Privacy Operations Lead, iRhythm Technologies Ltd.

05:40 PM – 05:45 PM

Thank You Note & Closing Remarks

Thank you note in the presence of all speakers, sponsors & global delegates who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.

*Program and Timings are subject to change without notice.

**A collaborative round table discussion is a group conversation format where individuals from different backgrounds and experiences come together to discuss a specific topic or issue. Unlike traditional presentations or lectures, where one person is the  primary speaker, round table discussions encourage all participants to share their ideas, experiences, and perspectives.

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