Breakfast forum for CEOs on GDPR and cyber security

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The breakfast forum ‘A CEO’s Guide to GDPR’, to be held on 7 August at Jetwing Colombo Seven, offers the opportunity to hear from industry leaders as to what steps they have taken to be compliant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Microsoft South East Asia New Markets Legal and Corporate Affairs Head Shalini Ratwatte will deliver the key presentation. It will then be followed by a panel discussion with FJ & G de Saram Partner Anjali Fernando, Microsoft Country Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives Hasitha Abeywardena, Jetwing Travels Managing Director Shiromal Cooray, and Hirdaramani Group Director Rakhil Hirdaramani.  Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chief Economist Shiran Fernando will moderate the discussion.  

GDPR is a significant shift in how personal information will be managed and protected. The exposure to the processing of data of EU residents and non-compliance is of high financial significance, and makes this an important boardroom discussion. The challenge for leaders in organisations will be to balance the necessary controls, while providing the enabling environment for your company to thrive. 

A key feature of this breakfast seminar will be a discussion of GDPR in the context of cyber security. While the seminar will not delve into the technicalities of GDPR, it will aim to cover the key features of the regulation, and provide an understanding of its implications. It will also provide guidance in terms of compliance and tools required for implementation. 

This event serves as an important opportunity for corporate leaders to be able to provide direction in implementing the new regulations within their companies. If you’d like to be part of this event on 7 August from 7.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. at Jetwing Colombo Seven, contact Satheesha on 011 55 888 82 or