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Edinburgh  |  Tuesday 14 August 2018  |   16:00 to 19:30 (BST)  

In association with Sympatico Consulting

Building Resilience in a Post GDPR world

How do you build and sustain organisational resilience?


Beyond the cyber threats, data breaches, risks and compliance, where are the opportunities for digital transformation and innovation in a post GDPR world?


Join our expert speakers and panel for industry networking and discussion in the fantastic setting of the Roof Garden and Carlton Suite at The Glasshouse, Edinburgh.


Your co-hosts Petteri Vainikka, CMO Ardoq, based in Oslo, and Sorcha Lorimer from Sympatico will be joined by Nic Miller vCISO from Aedile, and our special guest panellist Colan Mehaffey (University of Edinburgh) for an afternoon and evening of thought-provoking discussion, shared perspectives and peer networking. 



The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection, 2 Greenside Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3AA , United Kingdom


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Event Agenda



Registration and Networking



Welcoming remarks from your hosts

- Petteri Vainikka, CMO at Ardoq & Sorcha Lorimer, DPO Sympatico Consulting



Integrating GDPR compliance into Security and Risk management; Petteri Vainikka, Ardoq CMO



Panel Discussion: How do you sustain organisational resilience post-GDPR?

Mitigating threats to uncover opportunity



Q&A, Closing Remarks followed by Networking drinks & canapés



bottom_right_nodes Meet the Speakers



Speaker_Petteri Vainikka Ardoq

Petteri Vainikka

CMO Ardoq


Petteri Vainikka is CMO at Ardoq, and is a frequent speaker at industry events globally. Petteri has an MSc in technology from Aalto University in Helsinki, a degree in higher education pedagogics, and a PhD currently on hold. Throughout his 15+ year career spanning mobile, internet, data, and enterprise SaaS technologies, he has always found himself at the intersection of emerging technology and its hands-on commercial application.  


His most recent experience has been at the forefront of Data Management Platform (DMP) evolution from a buzzword to globally recognized billion dollar enterprise SaaS market. He is driven by genuine passion to help customers understand and succeed within rapidly changing ecosystems, catalyzed by new technology.



Speaker_Sorcha Lorimer Sympatico ConsultingSorcha Lorimer

DPO Sympatico Consulting


Sorcha Lorimer is an independent Data Protection Officer (DPO) at Sympatico Consulting, she is a qualified privacy risk management expert, experienced facilitator, digital strategist, project manager and communicator; this experience helps her understand how the regulation really impacts a company's marketing, IT, cyber security and operations. 


 As the founder of Sympatico, Sorcha advises large and small businesses on GDPR, digital risk, strategy and information management, privacy frameworks, digital strategies and brand resilience, and provides outsourced DPO as a service. Sorcha had substantial experience with digital and data risk management at Standard Life where, as Head of Digital, Sorcha was the key liaison point between legal, procurement, risk, security and brand on a number of strategic digital projects. Sorcha is a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.




Nic Miller Speaker-01Nic Miller
vCISO from Aedile

An experienced and pragmatic security leader with over 10 years experience in cyber security, Nic attempts to be the voice of reason in a loud and confusing field. Beginning his career in the UK Government investigating threats to national security, Nic moved to the private sector and worked within small financial services firms to prevent breaches.

In 2017, Nic founded Aedile Consulting to help startups and small to medium sized companies with their cyber security strategies. Aedile's approach is to provide a pathway to improving security, providing pragmatic advice and small packages of work allowing companies to better understand and manage their own security risks.



Speaker Ardoq Mornings-01Colan Mehaffey 
Head of Web Strategy & Technologies, University of Edinburgh

Colan is a delivery-focused digital leader and strategist with significant project and programme management experience across a number of sectors. He is recognised in Scotland’s ‘Tech 100’ as one of the key figures driving the nation’s digital agenda.


Colan is currently leading the development of a new overarching web strategy and governance programme for the University of Edinburgh, which is ranked inside the world’s top 20 Universities. Prior to his current role, he worked with the Scottish Government’s newly-formed Digital Transformations Service, developing strategies and transformation programmes across public sector organisations.




You are being invited as a guest to this invite-only industry event as a contact of one of the organisers.

For questions and details, please get in touch with Sorcha Lorimer at


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