Queen Charlotte

Day 1

Tuesday June 20, 2017
12:00 – 14:30

A Look at Data Privacy, Data Ethics & GDPR

Industry Challenge

The amount of personal data readily available online has grown to the point where it is believed that the Data Protection Act is no longer sufficient in protecting us from the use of this data. The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in May 2018, is designed to protect individuals from decisions based solely on automated processing and ensures the user has the right to receive an explanation by a “natural” person of why a decision was made.

Discussion Points

  • How are large enterprises and startups going to ensure they adhere to Privacy Laws? What are the consequences if they don’t?
  • What new initiatives are being created by vendors to support users to store and manage companies’ access to their data?
  • What are the large tech enterprises doing to increase user privacy?
  • Can Deep Learning comply with privacy laws considering the problem of ‘black-box decision making’?
  • Could regulation make European Business less competitive and slow progress for AI?



  • 12:00 – 12:30 Keynote
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Panel
  • 13:30 – 14:30 Breakout Session / Lunch Break



  • Panel Chair: Ian West (Vice President & Head of Digital Information Innovation at Cognizant)
  • Panelist: Julie Evans (Chief Operating Officer at Exonar)
  • Panelist: Roberto Maranca (Chief Data Officer at Lloyds Bank)
  • Panelist: Irene Ng (Chairman & Chief Economist at HAT Data Exchange)
  • Panelist: Dr. Sandra Wachter (Lawyer & Researcher in Data Ethics at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, Research Fellow at The Turing Institute)
  • Panelist: Ben Taylor (Chief Executive Officer at Rainbird)
  • Panelist: Nicholas Halstead (Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Cognitive Logic)