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Data Briefing Speaker Line-up

Robert Bond

A partner at Bristows LLP, Robert has specialised in data protection since 1983. In 2012 Robert was appointed an Ambassador for Privacy by Design by Commissioner Ann Cavoukian of Ontario. He has advised many multinationals on trans-border data flows and global data protection compliance, co-authored the ICC BCR Report in 2006, the ICC Guidelines on Basel II and Data Protection in 2007 and the ICC UK Cookies Guide in 2011. Robert is a Director of the UK Safer Internet Centre, a Board Member and Secretary of the Society for Corporate Compliance & Ethics, a founder member of the UN Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group, Chairman of the Big Data Governance Committee of Tech UK, on the Advisory Board of the Data Protection Academy of Malaysia and an Ambassador for Privacy by Design.

Julia Porter

Julia is a Board Director and Business Advisor. She is an experienced leader, advisor and board director focused on using data and analytics to build successful profitable businesses (notably recurring payments and ecommerce). She previously worked as Director of Consumer Revenues for Guardian News & Media, where she was responsible for CRM strategy and execution, all subscriptions and brand extensions including ecommerce, Guardian Masterclasses and Guardian Soulmates. Her extensive commercial experience and MBA training has helped her to make sense of complex business problems using data and analytics. She’s instigated and led a variety of technology projects to created single customer views and, deliver powerful audience insight. This is combined with a clear commitment to transparency and good data governance based on respect for consumer needs.

Samir Sharma

Samir is CEO of datazuum, a specialist data consulting firm. He works with executives in both the private and public sectors who have ambitions to use data to successfully transform their businesses to achieve significant growth, enhanced customer experiences or drive operational efficiency.

Charles Ping

With a background as an engineer, Charles has been involved at a senior level within data for over 25 years. A former DMA chairman, Head of CRM for The Guardian and also chairman of Fuel Data his experience spans media, retail, automotive, utilities and financial services.Aside from running his own consultancy advising clients and agencies on the use of data he’s also a Commissioner at the Direct Marketing Commission, a director of the self regulatory funding body ASBOF, on the Governance board of the Data Protection Network and chairs the ISBA/DMA group on data in digital advertising.

Simon Blanchard

Simon is Senior Associate at data privacy consultancy Opt-4 and Deputy Chair of the Data Protection Network. Prior to moving into consultancy, Simon worked in senior data roles at Bauer Media (formerly EMAP) and Thomas Cook.

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