GDPR: 4 letters, big trouble? Get up to speed on EU data privacy regulation

February 07, 2018

Partner event



The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to European citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

As long as you store personal data on a European citizen, whether you are a EU company or not, you should be concerned with GDPR.

As such, this event aims at demystifying these 4 big letters and give clues as to what your company should do to get ahead of the game on GDPR. In order to do so, we have invited a legal expert, as well as stakeholders in companies of different sizes, to share their experience with us.



6pm - Doors open
6.30pm - Introduction by Kevin Smouts, Head of AI Lab San Francisco, Fabernovel
6.35pm - Fireside chat "Intro to GDPR" with Richard Zolezzi (Principal at Polsinelli)
7pm - Panel "Getting ready for GDPR"
- Sovan Bin, CEO at Odaseva
- Dan Tobin, Global Head of Business Development & EMEA at ‎Usermind
7.40pm - Networking
8.30pm - Close



Richard Zolezzi

Richard Zolezzi
Principal at POLSINELLI


Sovan Bin

Sovan Bin


Dan Tobin
Global Head of Business Development & EMEA at ‎USERMIND


More TBD...



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FABERNOVEL is a global innovation agency committed to empowering companies to create a lasting cultural shift and knowledge base to act upon. We bring the thought leadership of a consultancy, the creativity of an advertising agency and problem solving strength of a technology company. We work tirelessly to bring the benefits of change to corporations, startups, and teams who want to create market impact with digital technology to win.


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Odaseva is a software vendor, providing innovative solutions - built on the platform - by a team of Salesforce certified experts, and focusing on Backup, Archiving and Data Management.


Business France

Business France North America - We assist French companies who want to export in North America, and North American companies who want to invest in France. Our team has both the knowledge and the experience to facilitate BtoB trade relations between the three countries. With offices and branches in New York, Boston, Toronto, Montréal, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Vancouver, and San Francisco, Business France North America is present from coast to coast.


The French-American Chamber of Commerce of San-Franciscois a member-driven organization: +300 members within all fields of activities, 100 events / year and a wide range of corporate services (business center, trade missions, recruitment center, mailbox services, Marketing/Communication, visa J1 etc.). Our mission is to engage the French-American business community and to support companies settle and develop in the Bay Area.

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