Speakers 2017


Bojana BellamyBojana Bellamy
President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership
Hunton & Williams, UK


Bojana Bellamy is President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams. She has more than 20 years of experience and a deep knowledge of global data privacy and cybersecurity law, compliance and policy. She was a board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals from 2008-2013, and was elected chair from 2011-2012. Bojana sits on the Advisory Board of the International Data Privacy Law Journal, participates in many industry groups and is a regular speaker at international privacy and data security conferences.


Speakers 2017 – more to come

Jonathan D. AvilaJonathan D. Avila
Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc


As Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Mr. Avila is responsible for the worldwide data privacy and records management program for Wal-Mart’s operations involving 11,000 retail locations with more than two million employees in 27 countries, as well as Wal-Mart’s e-commerce websites in ten countries.  Mr. Avila previously served as Vice President — Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer of The Walt Disney Company.  Mr. Avila initiated the data privacy program at Disney in 2001 and led the development of Disney’s enterprise privacy compliance program covering all of Disney’s online and offline business activities in the nearly 50 countries in which Disney operates.  Mr. Avila has been active in the international data privacy community, having served for five years on the board of directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, including serving as President of the IAPP in 2009.   Before joining Disney, Mr. Avila served as General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer of MValue.com, Inc., a venture capital funded Internet company, and as Litigation Counsel for the CBS Television Network.  Mr. Avila began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge W. Eugene Davis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and later as an associate with Latham & Watkins.  Mr. Avila graduated with a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.  Mr. Avila also holds a diploma from the University of Salamanca (Spain) and the Certified Information Privacy Professional credential issued by the IAPP.

Kabir BardayKabir Barday


Kabir is CEO of OneTrust, the leading technology company helping organizations globally operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Prior to OneTrust, Kabir was director of product management at AirWatch, where his work was awarded IAPP’s most innovative privacy technology.

Héla Ben MiledHéla Ben Miled
Judge,Tunisian Administrative Court of Justice and
member of the UN Data Privacy Advisory Group, Tunisia

boardmanRuth Boardman
Bird & Bird LLP


Ruth Boardman is co-head of Bird & Bird’s International Data Protection Practice, based at Bird & Bird’s London office. She co-wrote ‘Data Protection Strategy’ and is a former editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection (both published by Sweet & Maxwell). She has served on various boards of the International Association of Privacy Professional, and is currently a member of IAPP’s Education Board. Ruth Boardman is also an editorial board member of journal Data Protection Law & Policy and an Advisory Board member to CookieReports. Ruth has ‘Star’ ranking for data protection advice in legal directories.


John Bowman
Senior Principal
Promontory GDPR Programme Lead

braunDr Martin Braun

Cédric BurtonCédric Burton
Partner, Privacy & Data Protection
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati


Cédric Burton is a partner in the WSGR Brussels office, where he leads the EU privacy and data protection practice. His clients include industry leaders and start-ups of all sectors with focus on technology and life sciences companies. With more than 10 years of experience, Cédric advises on all facets of global and European privacy and data protection laws, including preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), implementing multifaceted global compliance programs, advising on data transfer restrictions (Privacy Shield, EU Standard Contractual Clauses, and Binding Corporate Rules), counseling on the data privacy issues that arise in transactional matters, responding to data breaches, and assisting with cross-border regulatory investigations and litigation. He also counsels clients on the review of the e-Privacy Directive. Cédric is a member of the IAPP European Advisory Board, regularly speaks at major data protection conferences and is listed as a leading privacy lawyer in legal directories, including Legal 500.


Giovanni ButtarelliGiovanni Buttarelli


Giovanni Buttarelli has been appointment European Data Protection Supervisor since 4 December 2014 by a joint decision of the European Parliament and the Council for a term of five years. Before entering his office, he has served for six years as EDPS Assistant Supervisor. The experience on data protection includes the participation in many bodies at European Union level (including Art. 29 Working Party, Art. 31 Committee of Directive n. 95/46/EC and Taiex programs), and at the Council of Europe (in particular, also as a consultant, TPD CJPD, DHSAc, Venice Commission), as well as the contribution to many hearings, meetings and workshops held also by Parliaments and to specialized book journals and papers. He currently teaches on privacy at the LUISS University, Rome.

Stephen DeadmanStephen Deadman
Global Deputy Chief Privacy Officer


Stephen joined Facebook as Global Deputy Chief Privacy Officer in January 2015 to lead global privacy policy for Facebook internationally.
Prior to joining Facebook, Stephen served as Global Privacy Officer and Head of Legal for Privacy and Security at Vodafone Group, where he founded the company’s global privacy program and won the IAPP Innovation Award for Privacy in 2012.
With over 18 years of experience in the technology and telecoms sectors, Stephen has worked on many the emerging technology, policy and privacy issues including geo-location services, mobile advertising and analytics, identity, big data, law enforcement and human rights, and spoken at many industry, privacy and security conferences around the world.
Stephen has also played an active role in the protection of human rights in the technology and communications sectors since 2005, working closely with civil society organisations, academics and ethical investors. He played an active role in the formation of the Global Network Initiative in 2008 and helped found the Telecoms Industry Dialogue on Human Rights, announced in February 2013.


Helen DixonHelen Dixon
Data Protection Commissioner


Helen Dixon was appointed as Data Protection Commissioner in September 2014, following a public, competitive and independent process. Commissioner
Dixon previously held the role of Registrar in the Companies Registration Office for five years. Prior to that, she held senior civil service roles
in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in the areas of economic migration policy and, formerly, science, technology and innovation
policy. She spent the first ten years of her career in the IT industry, working for two US multinationals with EMEA bases in Dublin. Commissioner
Dixon holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Languages, a Masters in European Economic and Public Affairs, a Masters in Governance, a Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science, a professional Diploma in Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation and successfully passed all 8 subjects of the FE-1 Final Examination of the Law Society of Ireland in one year. A member of the Article 29 Working Party on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data, Helen Dixon contributes regularly at international data protection events and conferences to highlight the role of the Irish data protection authority in
supervising multi-national internet companies in particular located in Ireland.

Isabelle Falque-PierrotinIsabelle Falque-Pierrotin
Chairwoman of CNIL
Chairwoman of Article 29 Working Party, France


Ms. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin graduated in France from the HEC School of Business Management (“Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales”), the National Administration School (“Ecole Nationale d’Administration”) and the Multimedia Institute (“Institut Mutltimédia”). She first held various posts with the French State Council (“Conseil d’Etat”), as an “auditeur” from 1986 to 1989, a “maître des requêtes” (counsel) from 1989 to 2001 and was responsible of the relations with the print and broadcast media from 1988 to 1991. Ms. Falque-Pierrotin also served as Deputy Chair of the French Ministry of Culture and French-Speaking World Matters from 1993 to 1995. She became State Counselor (“Conseiller d’Etat”) in November 2001. After serving as Chair of the Interministerial Commission on Internet Affairs in 1996, she was appointed as an Expert adviser for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 1997 and as “rapporteur général” of the report of the French State Council on “Internet and Digital Networks” from 1997 to 1998. From 2001 to December 2010, Ms. Falque-Pierrotin was Chair of the Advisory Board and General Delegate (“déleguée générale”) of the French Internet Rights Forum (“Forum des droits sur l’internet”).
Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin has been a member of the French Data Protection Authority (“Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés”) since January 2004. Appointed as Deputy Chair of this authority from February 2009 to September 2011, she became its Chair as of September 21, 2011.

Caitlin FennessyCaitlin Fennessy
Senior Policy Advisor, Data Flows and Privacy Team
U.S. International Trade Administration

Caitlin Fennessy is a senior policy advisor with the Data Flows and Privacy Team at the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA). Since joining ITA in 2009, Caitlin has focused on privacy policy and transborder data flow issues as they impact trade. Caitlin leads ITA’s work on European privacy issues and from 2014 through 2016 served as part of the Department of Commerce’s EU-U.S. Privacy Shield negotiating team.  Following the adoption of the Framework, Caitlin became the Department of Commerce’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) Liaison under the Privacy Shield.  Caitlin has also led ITA’s work to increase the interoperability of the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System and EU Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) to assist industry in cross-regional compliance.  Caitlin currently sits on the Research Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Caitlin served as an adjunct professor of international privacy policy at the University of Maine School of Law in 2016 and 2015 and at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2014.  Prior to joining ITA, Caitlin worked in the National Security Division of the Office of Management and Budget and with the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  Caitlin has a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree in social policy from Northwestern University.

Peter FleischerPeter Fleischer
Global Privacy Counsel
Google Inc.


Peter Fleischer works as Google’s Global Privacy Counsel. His job is to ensure that Google protects its users privacy, meets all privacy legal obligations, and helps to raise the bar in terms of privacy protection on the Internet. Peter is particularly committed to engaging with privacy stakeholders, advocates and regulators to ensure that Google is responsive to their privacy expectations. He works closely with public policy makers around the world to help update data protection concepts for the Information Age. Peter has over 10 years experience in the field of data protection, including his prior position as Microsoft’s privacy lead for Europe and Director of Regulatory Affairs. Peter was educated in the US (Harvard College and Harvard Law School) and in Germany (LMU- Munich), and has worked for the last decade in Paris. He is also a high school drop-out.

Bruno GencarelliBruno Gencarelli
Head of Unit International Data Flows and Protection, European Commission


Myriam Gufflet
Promontory GDPR Programme Lead

Dr Stefan HanloserDr Stefan Hanloser
VP Data Protection Law
ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE


Dr Stefan Hanloser is Vice President Data Protection Law at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe, reaching 42 million TV households every day in the TV markets Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Operating out of the company’s headquarter in Munich, Stefan oversees ProSiebenSat.1’s group-wide privacy legal program. Prior to joining ProSiebenSat.1, Stefan worked as Global Corporate Privacy Officer at Allianz Asset Management AG, the financial services holding of Allianz Group. Stefan has a background as an information technology lawyer with two international law firms in Munich, New York, and Washington, D.C.

hoffmanDr Sára Hoffman
Associate, Privacy and Data Protection Practice
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati LLP


Dr. Sára Gabriella Hoffman is a privacy, data protection and antitrust attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. She is an expert on encryption standards and cloud architecture. As Microsoft Fellow at Stanford, she studied technical and legal aspects of setting up data centers and protecting information from a data security perspective. She teaches law & economics, privacy engineering and privacy law at the Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin and speaks frequently on cybersecurity, encryption, ISO standards for cloud computing, and the impact of data-driven business on antitrust law. She is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in the US and the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht in Germany.


Axel KeßlerDr Axel Kessler LL.M.
Head of Legal Data Privacy
Siemens AG, Germany


Dr. Axel Keßler , LL.M. is a specialized lawyer in the area of IT, new Media and Data Privacy since 1998. He is admitted to the German and the New York Bar. After starting his career with Hogan Lovells he changed to an in-house position with Siemens in 2004. First he advised on IT matters and Outsourcing transactions, and then he was leading a M&A team responsible for internal restructurings. 2013 he took over the global position as Head of Data Privacy Legal, being responsible for the Data Privacy program for all Siemens group companies and its 360.000 employees.

Dr Barbara Kirchberg-LennartzDr Barbara Kirchberg-Lennartz
Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Germany


Dr. Barbara Kirchberg-Lennartz ist seit Anfang 2008 verantwortlich für den Datenschutz im Lufthansa-Konzern und als betriebliche Datenschutzbeauftragte für insgesamt 35 Konzerngesellschaften bestellt. Nach Studium und Promotion im Bereich der Betriebswirtschaft wählte Sie ihren beruflichen Einstieg bei der Deutschen Lufthansa AG. Ihre Entwicklung im Lufthansa-Konzern umfasst die Bereiche Interne Revision, Controlling, IT-Vertrieb, -Produktion und -Beratung sowie HR-Management. Sie sammelte Wissen und Erfahrungen in der Luftfahrt und der IT-Branche in leitenden Stabs-, Projekt- und Management-Funktionen.

Amancio KolomparAmancio Kolompar
Director Privacy Compliance
Liberty Global B.V.


Amancio Kolompar has spent his 20-year international career in the Internet and Telecom sector at the crossroad of technology and business. He currently serves Liberty Global, the world largest cable operator, as Director Privacy Compliance where he focusses on Privacy by Design. Prior to Liberty Global, Amancio held senior and interim positions with KPN, Orange, KPNQwest, EUnet and EuropeOnline. Amancio holds a Masters in Computational Linguistics and Philosophy.

Patricia KosseimPatricia Kosseim
Senior General Counsel and Director General Legal Services
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada


Patricia provides strategic legal and policy advice on a broad range of privacy issues, oversees privacy research and analysis of emerging information technologies, and represents the Privacy Commissioner before courts and Parliamentary Committees. Patricia has also worked at Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research where she developed and led national strategies to address ethical, legal and social implications of science and technology. Prior to moving to Ottawa, Patricia practiced as a lawyer in Montreal for over six years with a large national law firm. Patricia graduated in Business and Law from McGill University in Montreal and holds a Masters’ degree in Medical Law and Ethics from the King’s College London, UK.  Called to the Barreau du Québec in 1993, she has since published and presented extensively on matters of health law, privacy and ethics.  In 2013-14 and 2014-15, she taught part-time at the Common Law section of the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. Patricia is currently a member of the Board of Governors of The Ottawa Hospital, The Board of Firectors of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the National DNA Databank Advisory Committee, and the Research Integrity Committee of the Fonds de recherche du Québec..

Nathalie LaneretNathalie Laneret
Group Data Protection Officer


Nathalie Laneret holds a post graduate degree in European Law from Robert Schuman University (Strasbourg, France) and an LL.M degree in American law from Duke University School of law (Durham, USA). She is admitted to the New York and Paris bars. She is a certified privacy professional (CIPP/E) from the IAPP (international association of privacy professionals). Before joining Capgemini, she practiced as an IT and data protection attorney with a French law firm for three years. In 2003 she joined the 3M group as a senior legal counsel where she specialized in contracts, competition law, compliance matters and litigation. She joined Capgemini Group Legal Department in 2011 to work on compliance, data protection and competition law matters. She was appointed Group DPO to manage the global data privacy compliance program that led to the approval of Capgemini’s Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) for controller and processor in February 2016.

Raymund Enriquez LiboroRaymund Enriquez Liboro
Privacy Commissioner and Chairman, National Privacy Commission, Republic of the Philippines


Raymund Enriquez Liboro was appointed Privacy Commissioner and Chairman of the National Privacy Commission in March 2016. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Science and Technology Information Institute and an Assistant Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of the Philippines. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines School of Economics.

Terry McQuayTerry McQuay
President & Founder
Nymity (Canada)


Terry McQuay is President and Founder of Nymity Inc. Terry is CIPP/US,CIPP/E, CIPP/C, CIPP/G and CIPM certified and the Managing Editor of the current edition of the IAPP Certification Foundation textbook. Terry is a Fellow for the Ponemon Institute, on the Advisory Council for The Future of Privacy Forum(FPF), resides on the IAPP Certification Advisory Board, is an IAPP Professional Privacy Trainer, co-chair of an IAPP KnowledgeNet and is an IAPP Foundations Trainer. Terry is a member of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) and a Privacy by Design(PbD) Ambassador and is also involved with the USCIB, BIAC, ICC and attends OECD and APEC privacy meetings.

niemannDr Fabian Niemann
Bird & Bird LLP


Fabian Niemann is partner of Bird & Bird and heads their German Data Protection Group and their International Cloud Computing Initiative. He specializes on technology and privacy law and has a particular focus on issues related to new technologies and business models such as Cloud, Big Data, IoT and Digital Transformation. He is frequently singled out as leading data protection lawyer (“unbeatable for international data protection projects” and “very competent”, JUVE 2015/2016; “brilliant lawyer”, Who’sWhoLegal TMT 2017; “highly recommended”, Legal500 2017) and co-editor of the guidebook “Niemann/Paul – Legal Issues of Cloud Computing”.

Mikko NivaMikko Niva
Group Privacy Officer and Head of Legal, Privacy, Security and Content Standards
Vodafone Group, UK

Caroline Olstedt CarlströmCaroline Olstedt Carlström
Vice President Privacy
Klarna AB

SpeakerNicola Orlandi
Head Data Privacy Pharma, Global Privacy Office
Novartis International AG, Switzerland


Nicola Orlandi is Novartis Head Data Privacy Pharma since April 1, 2016.
In this role he is partnering with divisional business to enable growth, productivity and innovation and implementing privacy controls. His major accountabilities are to assess business strategy and projects as well as project proposals with regard to arising data privacy challenges providing associated legal counselling. He joined Novartis Group in Italy in 2000 and assumed several roles of increasing responsibility in Legal and Compliance in Novartis Pharma and Sandoz. In addition, he was Country Data Privacy Officer in Italy for Novartis Group. Most recently, he was Global Division Privacy Officer Pharma, a position he held since July 2014. Nicola Orlandi holds a law degree from the University of Pisa and is admitted to the Italian Bar.

Yann PadovaYann Padova
Commission de Régulation de l’Energie


Yann Padova is Commissioner with the Commission de Régulation de l’Energie (CRE – the French energy regulator). He was appointed by the President of the French Congress (Assemblée nationale) in 2015, notably because of his expertise in the field of personal data and IT Law. As a Commissioner, he particularly focuses on issues related to the protection of personal data in the context of the roll out of smart-meters and the development of smart grids, the implementation of Open Data processes and the consequences of Big Data projects on the energy sector. Yann Padova started his career as “Administrateur” (staff member) at the French Congress and served 7 years at the Law Committee on IT laws and on criminal law (notably cyber criminality). In 2006 he was appointed Secretary General of the CNIL, the French Data Protection Authority. When he left the CNIL in 2012, he joined Baker & McKenzie as a lawyer, specialized in personal data laws and regulations, information technology, compliance and cybercrime. In 2014, he was shortlisted to be appointed EDPS (European Data Protection Supervisor) and came second after the vote of the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament.
Yann Padova has published several articles on international and French legal reviews. His publications notably deal with: the relation between data protection regulation and innovation, the regulation of international data transfers after the ECJ ruling on the “Schrems” case, cyber criminality, digital identity and the regulation of algorithms.
Yann Padova is graduated from Sc Po Paris (“public affairs”). He holds a bachelor in history from La Sorbonne, a Master in Economics from Sciences Po Paris and a Master in Advance Public Law from Toulouse Law University.

Jules PolonetskyJules Polonetsky
Future of Privacy Forum


Jules serves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. FPF is supported by the chief privacy officers of more than 110 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on Big Data, Mobile, Location, Apps, the Internet of Things, Wearables, De-Identification, Connected Cars and Student Privacy. Jules previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and before that at DoubleClick, as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City, as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer, and as an attorney. Jules serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Copyright Information. He has served on the boards of a number of privacy and consumer protection organizations including TRUSTe, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the Network Advertising Initiative. From 2011-2012, Jules served on the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. In 2001, Crain’s NY Business magazine named Jules one of the top technology leaders in New York City. Jules is a regular speaker at privacy and technology events and has testified or presented before Congressional committees and the Federal Trade Commission. As AOL’s former Chief Privacy Officer and SVP for Consumer Advocacy, Jules was responsible for ensuring that AOL’s users could trust the company with their information and for educating employees about best practices for advertising, content, and product development.Jules previously served for four years as Vice President, Integrity Assurance, at America Online Inc. The Integrity Assurance team was responsible for a wide range of consumer protection and risk management issues for AOL’s brands (America Online, AIM, Netscape, Compuserve, Mapquest, MoviePhone, Spinner, WinAmp, ICQ, Advertising.com) including privacy, advertising policy, content and community standards, product standards, parental controls, safety and accessibility for users with disabilities. From March 2000 through April 2002, Jules was Chief Privacy Officer and Special Counsel at DoubleClick, the advertising and marketing technology company that at the time was the largest internet company in New York City. In that role, he worked with DoubleClick clients to institute and police their privacy policies and managed compliance with data protection requirements for DoubleClick subsidiaries world-wide. In his Special Counsel role, Jules oversaw DoubleClick’s government affairs activities and consumer related advertising practices. From January 1, 1998 until he joined DoubleClick in March 2000, Jules served as Consumer Affairs for the City of New York. As New York City’s chief consumer law enforcement official, Jules was responsible for ensuring that all consumer advertising and sales complied with City, State and Federal consumer protection laws. Jules served as an elected member of the New York State Assembly from 1994 to 1997. From November 1992 through 1993, Jules was a legislative aide to Congressman Charles Schumer and was a District Representative for Congressman Steve Solarz from 1990 to 1992. Jules practiced law in the New York office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan from 1989 to 1990. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Yeshiva University, and is admitted to the Bars of New York and Washington, D.C. Jules is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

Dr. Friedrich PoppDr Friedrich Popp
Senior Associate
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Dr. Friedrich Popp is a senior associate in the Debevoise & Plimpton Frankfurt office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. His practice focuses on arbitration, litigation, internal investigations, corporate law, data protection and anti-money laundering. In addition, he is experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions, private equity, banking and capital markets and has published various articles on banking law. Fritz is a lecturer at the Notarial Academy of the Austrian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries. Dr. Popp studied and received his doctorate in law at the University of Vienna and obtained an LL.M. in 2010 from the University of Virginia School of Law. Fritz is a member of the Bar Associations of Vienna, Frankfurt am Main and New York..


Marie Charlotte Roques BonnetMarie Charlotte Roques Bonnet
Director of EMEA Privacy Policy
Microsoft EMEA


Marie-Charlotte Roques-Bonnet is a data protection and digital fundamental rights’ expert. She completed a Ph.D. in Public Communication Law on The Constitution and the Internet & updated a public version of those academic researches in 2010 (« Can the Law ignore digital revolution? »). Before joining Microsoft as Director of EMEA Privacy Policy in 2014, she’s been teaching public law and digital communications (2002-2008) -and was granted the first Law Excellent Award attributed by the French DPA (CNIL). In 2010, she joined the CNIL as a legal IT expert. In 2013, she participated to Article 29 Working Party Technology Subgroup work on cloud computing and mobile devices regulation and was nominated by EU Commission in personal capacity as a data protection expert. She released in 2016, 72 open-source Youtube videos on the GDPR (“EU Privacy for all”).

Michael RubinMichael Rubin
Partner, Co-Head Privacy & Data Protection
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

scottDr Ben Scott
Member of the Management Board, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung and former advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, USA


Ben Scott is a member of the executive board of the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) – a Berlin-based public policy think tank working at the intersection of technology and social change. He is also Senior Adviser at New America’s Open Technology Institute in Washington DC. During the 2016 presidential election in the US, he served as the coordinator of technology and innovation policy advisers for the Hillary Clinton campaign. From 2010-2012, Ben Scott was Policy Advisor for Innovation at the US Department of State where he worked at the intersection of technology and foreign policy to steward Secretary Clinton’s 21st Century Statecraft agenda. Prior to joining the State Department, for six years he led the Washington office for Free Press, a public interest organization in the US dedicated to protecting the open Internet and public service journalism. Before joining Free Press, he worked as a legislative aide handling telecommunications policy for then-Rep. Bernie Sanders in the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds a PhD in communications from the University of Illinois.

Dana Louise SimberkoffDana Louise Simberkoff
Chief Compliance and Risk Officer


Dana Louise Simberkoff is the Chief Compliance and Risk Officer at AvePoint. She is responsible for AvePoint’s privacy, data protection, and security programs. She manages a global team of subject matter experts that provide executive level consulting, research, and analytical support on current and upcoming industry trends, technology, standards, best practices, concepts, and solutions for risk management and compliance. Ms. Simberkoff is responsible for maintaining relationships with executive management and multiple constituencies both internal and external to the corporation, providing guidance on product direction, technology enhancements, customer challenges, and market opportunities. Ms. Simberkoff has led speaking sessions at data privacy and security events around the globe. She was featured in Forbes, writes a monthly column for CMSWire, and was highlighted in the CSO Online list of “12 Amazing Women in Security”. She is a current member of the Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board and a past member of the Education Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Ms. Simberkoff holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a JD from Suffolk University Law School.

Dimitri SirotaDimitri Sirota

Dr Christoph Sobotta Dr Christoph Sobotta
Legal Secretary (Référendaire), Chambers of Advocate General Kokott
Court of Justice of the European Union


Christoph Sobotta is a référendaire (legal secretary) in the Chambers of Advocate General Juliane Kokott at the Court of Justice of the European Union. Since 2003, he has assisted the Advocate General in more than 130 cases, in particular in the area of environmental law, but also in cases concerning data protection and access to documents. Between 2001 and 2003 he had been a case handler in the infringement unit of the Directorate General for the Environment of the European Commission. Christoph Sobotta studied law at the University of Frankfurt am Main and at Keele University in the UK. In his doctoral thesis he discussed Transparency in the legislative process of the European Union. He has published and spoken on many issues of EU law, in particular on EU environmental, data protection and constitutional law as well as on the Court of Justice.

Hugh StevensonHugh Stevenson
Deputy Director for International Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission


Hugh Stevenson is Deputy Director for International Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), leading the team coordinating the agency’s international consumer protection and privacy work. He heads the U.S. delegation to the OECD’s consumer policy committee, and for 2008-16 served as the U.S. vice chair of the OECD working party on security and privacy in the digital economy. Recent work includes participating in negotiations on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, the 2015 United Nations consumer protection guidelines, and the 2016 OECD guidelines on consumer protection in e-commerce. Hugh earlier coordinated FTC work on the 2006 U.S. SAFE WEB Act, legislation to enhance the FTC’s international enforcement cooperation. He has worked in various other positions at the FTC, and has litigated for the FTC, for state government, and in private practice. Hugh, a Harvard Law School graduate, has taught comparative US-EU privacy law as an adjunct professor at Georgetown law school.

Joann StonierJoann Stonier
Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer


JoAnn Stonier is the Chief Information Governance & Privacy Officer of Mastercard, where she is responsible for all aspects of Mastercard’s data governance program, including identifying and mitigating data risks across the company, influencing the creation of data driven products and solutions and overseeing data policy. She advises senior management on a broad range of complex legal, data and regulatory issues. JoAnn and her global team manage data risk as an element of the company’s product and business strategy. Information Governance & Privacy are key to Mastercard’s commitment to making all of its products and services safe, simple and smart. Prior to joining Mastercard in 2008, Ms. Stonier was the Chief Privacy Officer for American Express Company.

JoAnn is a recognized expert in the field of privacy, data protection and information governance. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); as a member on the United Nations Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group; and on the Steering Committee for the World Economic Forum’s Data Driven Development Initiative. She is also on the boards of the Information Accountability Foundation and the Centre for Information Policy Leadership. She is also a board Advisor for Momentum Aerospace Group and Hope for the Warriors for privacy and information related issues. For her leadership in Privacy, Data Protection and Information Governance, Ms. Stonier has been recognized by the Information Governance Initiative as the Chief Information Governance Officer of 2015 and in 2011 she was named as an Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow.
In addition to her work at Mastercard, Ms. Stonier is an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute where she teaches business strategy and international business, in the Design Management Master’s program.

Ms. Stonier received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University in Queens, and her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College. She holds memberships in the Bar of the State of New York and the Bar of the State of New Jersey.

Steve TanSteve Tan
Partner, Deputy Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications


Steve is Deputy Head and a key partner in Rajah & Tann Singapore’s TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) practice group. Headquartered in Singapore, Rajah & Tann Asia is the largest law firm in South East Asia, with a regional footprint in 10 Asian countries. Steve’s practice is in the areas of non-contentious and contentious Data Protection, Cybersecurity, Information Technology,  Intellectual Property, and Digital Media / Entertainment law. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer for media and telecommunications in the PLC Cross-border Media and Communications Handbook 2009/10; and for TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) work in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2010/11, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; the AsiaLaw Profiles 2011, 2012; the Practical Law Company Which Lawyer; and Chambers Asia Pacific 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017; for Technology law in Best Lawyers 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and in The International Who’s Who of Telecoms and Media Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016. Steve is part of the firm’s TMT team that is ranked as tier 1 in the Asia Pacific Legal 500, the AsiaLaw Profiles, and Chambers Asia Pacific.  Steve was named Communications Lawyer of the Year in the Corporate Livewire 2015 Legal Awards. Steve is cited as “one of the best in the field of personal data protection” in Legal 500 2017.

Steve is at the forefront of data protection work and developments in Singapore as well as in Asian regional countries. Steve is frequently invited to share his insights on IT/IP/data protection/Entertainment law and developments, at speaking engagements. Steve has advised and assisted multiple organizations on compliance with Singapore’s data protection law, the protection of data, dealing with data breaches and/or cybersecurity issues. Steve conceived and was a key stakeholder in putting together a 3 days international data privacy conference called Data Privacy Asia, which ran in 2015 and 2016.

Dr. Claus-Dieter UlmerDr Claus-Dieter Ulmer
Global Data Privacy Officer
Deutsche Telekom AG


Dr. Claus-Dieter Ulmer, Rechtsanwalt und Syndikusanwalt, ist seit Juli 2002 Konzernbeauftragter für den Datenschutz der Deutschen Telekom Gruppe. Zuvor war er Rechtsanwalt in verschiedenen Wirtschaftskanzleien in Stuttgart. Von 1999 bis 2002 war er Abteilungsleiter im Bereich Recht bei der debis Systemhaus GmbH und dabei zeitweise auch als Datenschutzbeauftragter der debis Systemhaus Gruppe tätig. Anschließend war er Leiter des Bereichs Datenschutz der T-Systems International GmbH, eines Geschäftsbereichs der Deutschen Telekom, bevor er Mitte 2002 Konzernbeauftragte für den Datenschutz bei der Deutschen Telekom Gruppe wurde. Seit 2007 leitet er den Zentralbereich Konzerndatenschutz. Er ist Autor verschiedener Veröffentlichungen im Bereich Datenschutz und Referent in verschiedenen nationalen und internationalen Foren. Ulmer ist auch Dozent bei udis (Ulmer Akademie für Datenschutz und IT-Sicherheit).

Roslyn VadalaRoslyn Vadala
Senior Legal Counsel Data Privacy
Nestlé Group


Roslyn Vadala is the Senior Legal Counsel – Data Privacy at Nestlé’s global headquarters in Switzerland, responsible for driving Nestlé Group’s data protection strategy. Prior to joining Nestlé headquarters, Roslyn was a Corporate Counsel & Privacy Officer at Nestlé Australia. Her past experience also includes the role of General Counsel at LG Electronics Australia and she was a commercial & IP lawyer in private practice. With over 15 years’ experience working with FMCG companies, Roslyn has an excellent understanding of B2C business issues in a fast moving world.  Roslyn is member of WFA Digital Governance Exchange, the Centre for Information Policy and Leadership, the Swiss Holdings Data Protection Taskforce and an editorial board member of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy.

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Dr Marlena WachDr Marlena Wach
Legal Counsel, Data Privacy
Accenture Poland


Marlena Wach is an attorney at law with Polish and European law qualification, Ph.D, Senior Legal Counsel – Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy in Accenture. Her practice focuses mainly on personal data, privacy issues, media and intellectual property, IT, telecommunication, e-commerce, competition and consumer protection, new technology law. Marlena is also experienced in negotiating commercial contracts, in particular with IT companies, media agencies, broadcasters, authors of copyrights work, outsourcing, M&A, e-commerce, implementation, maintenance, development, hosting, and cloud contracts. Prior to joining Accenture Marlena gained experience at international and local law firms in Warsaw (DLA Piper, Bird & Bird and K&L Gates as a head of Technology Media and Telecommunication practice) and worked over 7 years as an in-house lawyer for telecommunications operator in Poland (T-Mobile). She was also a lecturer at Law Faculty of Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS) from 2009-2014. Marlena is an author of several publications, interviews, and regularly leads training sessions, workshops, and conferences.

WintersAlan Winters
Chief Privacy Officer, Deputy Chief Global Compliance
Teleperformance Group, USA


Alan Winters is Chief Privacy Officer and Deputy Chief Global Compliance at Teleperformance Group. He is responsible for the Global Compliance, Privacy and Security function for the group.  Within his organization are the Global Audit Team, the CISO team, The Incident Response Team, the Global Privacy Office and Compliance Analytics and Reporting. Alan Winters has over 28 years experience in  operations and compliance management with Global Fortune 500 organizations. He chairs the Global Compliance and Security Council for Teleperformance Group, is Member of the I.A.P.P, Member of Center for Information Public Leadership (CIPL)  and Sits on the GDPR Implementation Committee.  He is also Member of the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security Cyber Security Task Force.

Stephen Kai-yi WONGProf. Stephen Kai-yi WONG
Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data
Hong Kong


Stephen Wong joined the Attorney General’s Chambers of the Hong Kong Government as a Crown Counsel in 1986. In 1991, he was seconed to the UN Human Rights Committee based in Geneva. In 1992, he became the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions. From 1996-2014, Stephen Wong assumed the offices of Deputy Solicitor-General and Secretary of the Hong Kong Law Reform Commission, responsible for human rights, cross-boundary legal affairs, Basic Law, law reform and legal policies. His fields of expertise also include commercial law, arbitration law, intellectual property and criminal law. Stephen Wong is also active in the community work, having been appointed as an adjunct professor of the School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, advocacy examiner of the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong; and a director of the China Law Society. Mr. Wong graduated from te University of Hong Kong, also holding an LLM from the London School of Economics. He also pursed management courses at Harvard and Wharton, USA.
Stephen Wong was appointed as the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data of Hong Kong in August 2015, before which he had been in private practice as a barrister-at-law, specialising in public law.

Dr. Anna ZeiterDr Anna Zeiter, LL.M. (Stanford)
Head of Data Protection
EMEA, eBay International AG


Dr. Anna Zeiter LL.M. is the Head of Data Protection and Data Protection Officer for eBay Marketplaces in the EU. Before joining eBay Anna Zeiter graduated in 2014 with honors from the LL.M. Program in Law, Science & Technology at Stanford Law School. From 2009 until 2013 Anna has been working as a lawyer for two international law firms in Hamburg (DLA Piper and Norton Rose Fulbright), specializing in data protection, IT and ecommerce law. Before working as an attorney Anna Zeiter did her Ph.D. in the field of free speech and media law at the University of Hamburg. Besides that, Anna Zeiter is regularly giving speeches at international data protection conferences and different academic programs, and publishes articles on current data protection issues, e.g. in the Stanford Transatlantic Technology Law Forum.