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SESSION 1 – GDPR & Talent Retention for 2018

09:30am – 12:30pm, Westin Hotel, College Green, Dublin 2

February 6th, 2018

09:00 – 09:30     Registration

09:30 – 09:45     Introduction

09:45 – 10:30    Keynote Speaker, Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Data Protection Commissioner – GDPR, the impact on business operations

10:30 – 11:00    Marie Murphy, Director of Operations, Fort Privacy – Data Protection in Operation

11:00 – 11:15    Coffee Break

11:15 – 11:45     Paul O’Brien, Managing Director, CalQRisk – A Risk-Based Approach to GDPR Compliance


11:45 – 12:30     Fiona Buckley, Corporate Trainer, Executive Coach and Event Speaker –Talent Retention- Are you doing your best to retain your top talent? 

Member cost –  €145

Non – member cost – €195

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Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Data Protection Commissioner –

 General Data Protection Regulation


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.


As a regulation, it will not generally require transposition into Irish law (regulations have ‘direct effect’), so organisations involved in data processing of any sort need to be aware the regulation addresses them directly in terms of the obligations it imposes. The GDPR emphasises transparency, security and accountability by data controllers and processors, while at the same time standardising and strengthening the right of European citizens to data privacy.

Raising awareness among organisations and the public aware of the new law will be a combined effort of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), the Government, practitioners, and industry and professional representative bodies. The DPC will be proactively undertaking a wide range of initiatives to build awareness of the GDPR, in particular providing guidance to help organisations prepare for the new law which comes into force on 25 May 2018.


MARIE MURPHY, Director of Operations, Fort Privacy Partners

Marie is co-founder and operations director of Fort Privacy Partners which offers a full range of operational, legal and technical data protection solutions. Marie is a Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) with a background in business and communications. Previously CEO of an internet start-up, she has first-hand experience of the data protection challenges facing business. As a result, her work focuses on providing practical, operational advice and solutions that can be applied to business. Marie also specialises in Privacy by Design and trains on the topic for the Irish Computer Society as part of their European Certified Data Protection Officer Programme. Marie’s philosophy is that data protection is not just about compliance. Done properly, it enables organisations to build trusted relationships with their customers and it ultimately benefits their business by enhancing the business reputation.


PAUL O’BRIEN, Managing Director, CalQRisk

A co-founder of CalQRisk, Paul has extensive business experience managing multinational companies at operations, general management, and director levels. A marine engineer, he has knowledge of the petrochemical, mechanical engineering and energy industry sectors. He has implemented operational excellence programmes at division level and is an expert in management by objectives. A trained ‘black belt’, he has acted as an assessor of the EFQM award and has led the implementation of a division wide Six Sigma programme. He has driven the integration of complex acquisitions on three continents. Paul is an instinctive risk assessor, with a specialty in alignment of business objectives with the risk context. “Taking a risk-based approach to achieving and maintaining GDPR is expected by the regulator – achieve compliance by managing the risks to the data subject and to the business.”


Fiona Buckley is an independent corporate trainer, lecturer, keynote speaker and executive coach in the area of leadership, work behaviour and interpersonal skills. Before setting up her own training company, Fiona held a number of senior corporate roles spanning 15 years. Fiona has appeared on National TV and national newspapers over the years discussing her views on a range of organisational  areas. Fiona is also a trained professional Improviser and stage performer which brings a unique energy to all her events.

The war for talent still continues in 2018. To remain competitive, companies need to give serious consideration to their recruiting capabilities, employer branding, engagement and retention strategies to ensure they continue to attract and retain key talent. This practical session will discuss some key activities around all of these areas with tips of things you can start doing right away to improve retention rates.