“A business that is not GDPR compliant could face a fine of up to 4% of its annual turnover!”

September 12, 2017 – Croke Park, Dublin

GDPR Compliance Summit

September 12, 2017 - Croke Park
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Compliance is not a choice

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will definitely come into force on May 25 2018. It requires organisations to adhere to a host of strict data protection rules for processing the data of EU residents and will penalise those who are non- compliant. How ready are you to meet this deadline? It could be a costly mistake to ignore the regulation until it becomes enforceable!

Heralding a new era in the regulation of personal data processing in Europe, the GDPR amplifies and expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal information is collected and processed and places new obligations squarely on the shoulders of organisations that collect personal data.

Ignorance is not a defence

Businesses must prepare for the May 2018 deadline to have in place new standards for consent and the range of accountability requirements set out under the new law. Companies will no longer be able to sit on their hands and plead ignorance as non compliance will result in substantial fines of up to €20million or 4% of annual turnover. You need to get prepared… and fast!

But, every challenge also presents opportunity and compliance with GDPR allows you to present yourself as ethical, trustworthy and responsible. So, do you want to be trusted or fined?


We have amassed leading experts to help you understand the impact of GDPR

Brian O’Connor

Group Data Protection Officer, Aviva Ireland

Aoife Sexton

Co-Founder and Director, Frontier Privacy and Ambassador, GDPR Awareness Coalition

Paul Jordan

European Managing Director, International Association of Privacy Professionals, Brussels

Melanie Blake

Head of Group Compliance, Paddy Power Betfair

Tom Hulton

Group Data Protection Officer, An Post and Chairman, Association of Data Protection Officers

Christian D’Cuna

Policy Advisor, the European Data Protection Supervisor, Brussels

Fergal Crehan

Regulatory Affairs Executive, Three Ireland

Francesca Comyn

Legal Affairs Correspondent, The Sunday Business Post


Through expert presentations, discussions and user experience case studies, we’ll explore the following topics:

View from the Regulator

A status update from the European Data Protection Supervisor (the EU’s independent data protection authority)

Demystifying the GDPR

Understanding how it will impact your business

Countdown to GDPR

The ultimate checklist to make sure you are ready

What if you haven’t even started?

What you need to do RIGHT NOW to ensure compliance on time

What are the best approaches to setting up an accountability framework?

The GDPR will increase accountability and governance and you will have to demonstrate to the regulator that you have implemented operational compliance.

Managing Consent:

Understanding what’s changed under GDPR

The evolving role of the DPO:

How existing Data Protection Officers see their role evolving and they provide clarity to those that are new to the role

Communicating compliance

Across your organisation: Why does it matter?

Establishing a culture of compliance:

Everyone in the organisation needs to understand what’s at stake. How to get internal buy-in for your privacy programme

The upsides:

Most debate has focused on the constraints the GDPR is imposing, but, it might be the best thing to happen to cloud adoption in recent years. Why it will ultimately facilitate cloud adoption and what the benefits will be

Using GDPR for business growth

How to turn regulatory compliance into a competitive advantage

Test your vendor:

When you have several providers who claim they can solve your GDPR issues, how do you choose the right one?

GDPR and the Cloud:

How to ensure your service provider is compliant

Staying out of the headlines:

Ensuring you are ready to handle a breach when it happens

Best practices

Each business is different. Learn what is best for your enterprise.


Browse below to see what some of our past attendees have to say about us:

Joe Corbett

ESB International

Very good and engaging day. I intended to leave at lunchtime but stayed until the end. Very good speakers and audience.

Lavinia Morris

SMBC Aviation Capital

Congrats on a great event. Good speakers, great content, well organised and a day out of the office well spent.

Dr. Fergal Carton

University College Cork

Many thanks and well done for a hugely stimulating conference, and one that drew together the institutions involved, the people who can make change happen, and examples of change underway.

Mike Moylan


It was a pleasure working with iQuest. The event, I believe, went extremely well and was very worthwhile indeed.

Our Tickets and Pricing

Single tickets and multi-ticket bundles available

Summit Ticket

1 – 3 tickets


Must End September 7

(Late booker price €350)



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Multi-Ticket Bundle

4 tickets for the price of 3


Must End September 7

(Late booker price €262.50)



Per ticket

Multi-Ticket Bundle

6 tickets for the price of 4


Must End September 7

(Late booker price €233.33)



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Email: wayne@sbpevents.ie

Contact Us

If you have any questions or requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan
Conference Facilitator
Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913
Email: Jackie.bryan@sbpevents.ie

The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park

Croke Park,

Dublin 4

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300

Email: info@crokepark.ie

Eircode: D03 P6K7

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