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GDPR and reputational risk: Is financial services ready for the new regulation? - sponsored by Nuix

25 April 2018, The Ivy City Garden, London

Topics that will be covered in-depth and will be open to our invited participants to discuss include:
• GDPR sets new goals in the management of personal information, which if handled poorly can result in reputational risk. Financial services organisations are normally held to a higher standard so the reputational risk of not being able to handle GDPR’s ‘right to be forgotten’ or suffering a data breach is massive. What are your preparations for these incidents?
• Are the implications of GDPR fully understood – both in terms of the compliance undertaking, and the financial and reputational risks involved of getting it wrong?
• What are the challenges for the FS sector in keeping GDPR data secure, and what assessments and procedures need to be in place to do this from the outset?
• Class actions law suits against organisations who cannot demonstrate basic GDPR work flows are a real possibility, and new specialist legal teams are being created to test their clients for GDPR readiness – but are FS firms ready to be tested and would they pass?
• With personally identifiable information (PII) being spread far and wide within an organisation, what cyber risk assessments have been completed to test procedures and reduce your attack surface area?
• GDPR contains a ‘right to be forgotten’ for consumers – what are the specific risks involved here for FS organisations?
• There could be large fines for non-compliance with GDPR rules. Are calculations being make around the risk of a GDPR fine versus the cost to fix issues? And how are organisations approaching this analysis?
• What sort of specific technology investments are FS firms making to ensure GDPR compliance – and what additional opportunities do these new IT and data capabilities present?
• What strategies should FS organisations have in place for dealing with any data failures under GDPR and the potential reputational fall-out?
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Driving Quality@Speed in a Digital Age - sponsored by Cognizant

23 May 2018 -The Shelbourne, Dublin

Keynote speaker: Sean Sheehan, Data and Test Director, Bank of Ireland Core Banking System Programme

Topics that will be covered in-depth and will be open to our invited participants to discuss include:

• Key actions that a bank or a financial service organisation must drive to positively impact their ‘digital quality’ agenda
• How to drive quality and speed in the digital era with consideration of enterprise data and regulatory compliance
• Artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) – the opportunities and issues
• Dealing with the complexity of the legacy suite and the integration of new systems
• Using DevOps and agile tools and practices to enable ‘Quality@Speed’, better alignment between business and IT teams, improved technical and functional quality, and lower maintenance costs
• Driving business innovation by engaging intellectual capital and drawing on disparate networks of knowledge
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Is GDPR the End of Big Data Analytics, Cloud & Blockchain? - sponsored by Hitachi Vantara
13 June 2018 - Searcys at the Gherkin, London

Topics that will be covered in-depth and will be open to our invited participants to discuss will include:
• Consent No Longer Authorizes Big Data Analytics:
New technically-enabled “legitimate interest” legal basis is required to continue to lawfully collect, store and process big data analytics. Organisations can still make desired uses of data but must do so differently.
• Data Protection by Design and by Default:
New technically-enforced fine-grained data element controls are now required to manage data access and use in a lawful manner.
• Decentralized Systems Need Centralized Controls:
Lawful sharing of data, migration to the cloud, blockchain, IoT, and other decentralized processing activities require new centrally-enforced controls to comply with evolving regulatory, privacy and security mandates.
• Shortcomings of Traditional Data Protection:
Traditional approaches (Generalized Statistics/Anonymisation/Differential Privacy) to data protection only support static/deterministic data uses and fail to ensure privacy in emerging advanced analytics use cases.
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Topic to be announce - sponsored by Opentext

20 June 2018 - Tower 42

FStech organises and hosts a range of exclusive intimate roundtables and bespoke events throughout the year, which are free to attend for financial technology professionals.

A roundtable is a form of discussion where participants debate specific business and technology topics. Each person is given equal right to participate in these discussions, which centre on current trends and issues affecting the sector.

Roundtable discussions and event write-ups are often published digitally and in print. In this case, the write-ups and comments are sent to participants ahead of publication and they are given the chance to approve their comments.

There is also the opportunity for FStech to work with you on networking drinks evenings, half-day conferences, seminars and much more.

If you have a roundtable or bespoke event topic in mind, please enquire and our in-house events team can build an event specific to your needs.

Recent and future FStech event topics include: digital transformation, data management, payments, cloud computing, compliance, blockchain and artificial intelligence. Click here to see our past events.

For further information on sponsorship on our forthcoming roundtables, please contact:
Lauren Blackhall

+44 (0)20 7562 2429