Northeast Branch: February 2018 Meeting

This presentation had originally been scheduled for January 2018 but has been rescheduled for February 22, 2018


  • 5:45 p.m. - Doors open / Networking
  • 6:00 p.m. - Food is served (Pizza and soft drinks courtesy of the chapter.  Participants may order from the wider menu at their own cost if they choose)
  • 6:15 p.m. - Presentation begins
  • 7:15  p.m.- Meeting wrap-up, final remarks
  • 7:30 p.m. - Session ends

Presentation:  In March 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require all data controllers and processors that handle personal information of EU residents to:
·     implement appropriate technical and organizational measures for personal information that,
·     ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services of this personal information
Fines for non-compliance could be 4% of annual revenue(turnover) and/or upe20 million pounds.
The goal of GDPR is twofold:
1.        Protect rights, privacy and freedoms of EU natural persons.
2.        Reduce barriers to business across EU/ World – via the creation of a unified / universally enforceable ‘regulation’ for personal data protection that facilitates and simplifies an existing matrix of laws and directives.
Even though GDPR is a European Union regulation, it impacts any company with customers/persons in their employ in that region.  Any organization anywhere in the world that provides services into EU that involve processing of data of EU citizens must comply – including data on employee data (not just customers, vendors, suppliers…)
One of the key first tasks that compliance and data management teams should be focused on is creating awareness regarding and assessing any impact GDPR will have on their business, with all key stakeholders in the organization.   This will include project managers – managing projects / application & process development across the enterprise that may inadvertently or unknowingly be interacting with this data.  
This session will introduce the GDPR concepts, key terminology, and outline a high-level approach to building a compliance framework and respective capabilities that can help businesses address this regulation and the likely many similar ones that may follow in the US.


Our presenter:  Chris Giardina is a certified Project Management Professional (2003) and hands on IT practitioner who's focus has always been on working with clients on projects that support the rapid deployment of innovative information technology solutions, solving real business problems.  Chris has extensive hands on experience in the design, development, systems integration and implementation of data focused projects from over 25 years of work with organizations of all sizes. Chris has expert level skills in Information Life-cycle Management ( ILM) & Test Data Management (TDM), as well as overall Information Governance solution design & implementation experience. His strengths include the ability to lead design and strategic analysis efforts, leveraging knowledge of the leading development tools, and an ability to translate best practices into methodologies and collateral to help support overall organization competency.

Event Properties

Event Date 02-22-2018 5:45 pm
Event End Date 02-22-2018 7:30 pm
Registration Start Date 11-12-2017 5:40 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 02-22-2018 5:30 pm
Individual Price There is no charge for this session.
Location Marzoni's Brick Oven & Brewing
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