Founder, 5Rights Foundation
Executive Director, Technology Policy and Innovation, U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office
Former Editor-In-Chief of The Guardian, Pulitzer-Winning Investigative Editor
Partner, Co-head, International Data Protection Practice, Bird & Bird
Senior Principal, Promontory
Vivienne Artz joined Thomson Reuters as the chief privacy officer in November 2017, based in London, leading the global Privacy Team and overseeing global privacy strategy and practice. In October 2018, the financial and risk business of Thomson Reuters became Refinitiv, of which Artz is the now the global chief privacy officer.
Previously, Artz was a managing director, global head of privacy legal, and head of international for the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group at Citi in the general counsel’s office in London. Prior to joining Citi in 2000, she worked in private practice in London. Artz chairs the International Regulatory Strategy Group Data Working Group and sits on the European Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Until recently, Artz was the chair of the AFME Data Protection Working Group, engaged in the U.K. Finance Data Protection Working Group, and co-chair of the IAPP KnowledgeNet for the United Kingdom.
Artz is the current president of Women in Banking and Finance, having been awarded the ‘Champion for Women’ Award at the Women in Banking and Finance Awards for Achievement 2016. She has many years of experience leading a broad range of diversity initiatives and groups both within firms and across sectors.
Baroness Beeban Kidron
Baroness Beeban Kidron is the Founder and Chair of 5Rights Foundation. She is a Crossbench member of the House of Lords, where she sits on the Communications Committee. She is also a Commissioner on the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development and a member of: The Royal Foundation Taskforce for the Prevention of Cyberbullying; WeProtect Child Dignity Alliance Technical Working Group; The Global Council on Extended Intelligence; Arts Council England’s Commission on Creativity and Education; and President of Voluntary Arts.
Kidron has worked for 35 years as an award-winning film director and co-founded the educational charity, Into Film.
Boardman jointly heads Bird & Bird's International Privacy Group. She co-wrote the book ‘Data Protection Strategy’ and has edited the Encyclopaedia of Data Protection (both Sweet & Maxwell). Boardman is on the editorial board of Data Protection Law & Policy and is a contributor to online data compliance tool www.dataguidance.com. She is also a member of the Security Working Group of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. Boardman is top-ranked by legal directories, with Chambers noting that she is 'always to the point, with specific, direct advice'.
Bowman is a senior principal in Promontory's privacy and data protection team. He advises clients on all aspects of compliance with data protection laws and regulations. Prior to joining Promontory, Bowman worked at the U.K. Ministry of Justice where he was the government’s lead negotiator on the EU General Data Protection Regulation. This work involved leading the U.K. delegation to the Council of the European Union’s DAPIX expert working group in Brussels, developing the government’s policy position on the GDPR, engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and advocates, and regularly briefing ministers.
Bowman also represented the U.K. at the European Commission's Article 31 Committee, which was responsible for determining the adequacy of non-EU data-protection regimes. He earlier represented the U.K. government in negotiations on reviewing The Hague Conventions on International Child Abduction and led the government’s outreach to domestic Muslim communities on issues related to family law. Bowman also carried out a comprehensive review of the U.K.’s claims management regulatory regime for the Ministry of Justice.
Simon McDougall was appointed the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office executive director for technology policy and innovation in October 2018. A member of the executive team, he is responsible for leading the work of the Technology Policy and Innovation Directorate, ensuring delivery of ICO strategic goals through stakeholder liaison, guidance, research and international activity.
McDougall’s work includes helping the ICO identify, understand and address emerging technologies with privacy implications, supporting the ICO’s innovation agenda, and making the ICO more ‘tech savvy’.
Prior to this appointment, McDougall led a global privacy consulting practice at Promontory, an IBM company, leading projects across Europe, the US and Asia. He previously led a similar team for Deloitte in the U.K.
McDougall is qualified as a chartered accountant, and read English literature at Somerville College, Oxford.
Alan Rusbridger is a prime mover in the fast-changing digital revolution from both the news and news management perspectives. As editor-in-chief of The Guardian for two decades, he oversaw seminal investigative reporting into the era’s most important government and private sector surveillance leaks and hacks. He also facilitated the newspaper’s dramatic growth from a modest U.K. daily to the key international player in online media with offices now in the US and Australia. Beyond the computer screen, Rusbridger followed his personal passions to make meaningful contributions to the cause of environmental activism, and modeled for broad audiences the value and benefits of making time for creative expression. Alan’s new book on how technology transformed journalism, 'Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why It Matter Now', will be available November 2018.