Presentations already confirmed include:

► Case Study: a PCI DSS and GDPR Compliance Journey


Nicholas Howard, Head of Information Security, First Rate Exchange Services


  • An in depth-case study on the implementation of PCI DSS and GDPR at First Rate Exchange Services
  • What went well, what were the biggest challenges we faced and how were these overcome
  • Synergies exploited and cost-effective compliance

► Solving the "Illusion of Compliance" Problem


Ninva Ponsonby, Former Group Head of Technology Compliance, OCS Group 


  • How to create an organisational culture supportive of PCI DSS and GDPR compliance
  • Creating ‘continuous compliance’, rather than staff taking the view that it is an exam that needs to be passed
  • Can PCI DSS be used as a framework for GDPR? How should they be approached?
  • From PCI to the P&L: compliance is not just about avoiding cost, it is about driving revenues


► The Future of Payments: What's in Store for 2019 and Beyond?


William James, Head of Payments Team, Addleshaw Goddard


  • Alternative payments, blockchain, payment data intermediation: the payments landscape is changing quickly.  What is happening and what is around the corner?
  • What should PCI professionals be aware of: insights from a payments industry expert
  • The challenge of PSD2 and Open Banking - more data more of the time?
  • Tokenisation and encryption vs friction free payments - reliance on PCI or technology based solutions?


► Ensuring PCI DSS and GDPR are Aligned with Business and Customer Needs


Sandip Zala, Director of Information Technology, Bulgari Hotels 


  • Burgeoning information security compliance requirements can mean creating a balance between complying with regulation and business/ customer needs
  • Making sure IT security works harmoniously with employees who need to access data
  • How a luxury hotel chain is securing guests’ data, whilst also putting customer services and ease of use of IT systems as a priority

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