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Simon Blanchard

Simon Blanchard

Simon is Deputy Chair of the DPN. He joined the data protection consultancy Opt-4 as Senior Associate following a successful career in publishing at Bauer Media (formerly Emap) where he held the group role of Head of Data & Online Marketing. Simon is an expert in growing value from customer data, having successfully managed the creation of Bauer’s Single Customer View solution across 100+ brands and provided internal consultancy services to brands on their data strategy. Since joining Opt-4 early in 2015 Simon has advised many blue chip, SME and charity clients who wish to make the most of their data assets, whilst helping them to establish strong data governance practices and compliance with GDPR and other regulations. He is experienced in most if not all subjects within GDPR’s scope and has hosted many training sessions on the practical implications for businesses. In his spare time Simon sings with a band and they perform regular gigs.

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