Speaker Bios

Take a look at the list of key speakers who will be part of the NAID 2017 European Seminar on Making the Most of the GDPR. 
(listed in alphabetical order)

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Gary Cywie

Allen & Overy
Gary Cywie
Gary Cywie specialises in technology and IP matters and has over 15 years’ experience in this field. His particular areas of expertise are the drafting and negotiating of IT outsourcing agreements in the financial and insurance sectors, software development, license and maintenance agreements and commercial contracts.

In addition, Cywie specialises in the following fields: data protection and privacy, internet and e-commerce, IT security and media and telecommunications.

Cywie also advises drafts and negotiates commercial contracts and assists with the related regulatory issues in all his fields of practice.

Cywie is Vice Chairman of the IT Committee of the Luxembourg Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham), a member of the Disruptive Models working group (APSI), a member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and a member of the APDL (Association pour la Protection des Données au Luxembourg).

He is also a member of the of the Executive Committee of the Digital Banking and Fintech Innovation Cluster of ABBL (Association des Banques et Banquiers de Luxembourg).

He is ranked as an IP star by Managing Intellectual Property 2016 and as a Notable Practitioner by Chambers Europe 2017.

Professional qualifications include being admitted as avocat à la Cour, Luxembourg, 2006

Dr. Ross Federgreen

CSR Professional Services, Inc.
Dr. Ross Federgreen
Dr. Ross Federgreen drives innovation as CEO and founder at CSR Professional Services, Inc. His 35 years of experience include regulatory compliance as well as data life cycle management and security of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for multi-national corporations including the Fortune 50, financial institutions, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies. He is also the inventor and patent-holder of the CSR Breach Reporting ToolKit® service

He has served on the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Publications Advisory committee as well as the Electronic Transactions Association’s (ETA) Data Security Task Force. He currently is involved with many aspects of the European Privacy Association and the European Union.

Recipient of many awards, such as the Hewlett-Packard-IAPP Privacy Innovation Award, whose previous winners include Microsoft, IBM, Sprint, Dr. Federgreen also lectures widely, giving keynotes to various industry organizations. Most recently in October 2016 he gave the key note address on the GDPR at an International meeting in Prague.

He has authored over one hundred articles and white papers that have appeared in many professional and trade journals. His career has included The Rockefeller Fund, McKinsey & Company and Booz-Allen-Hamilton.

Federgreen received his Doctorate from Yale University. He holds the internationally recognized Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Professional United States (CIPP/US), Canada (CIPP/C), Government (CIPP/G) and Europe (CIPP/E) designations. Additionally, Federgreen is a European Privacy Association Fellow.

Oliver Graumann

REISSWOLF International AG
Oliver Graumann

Oliver Graumann is on the Board for REISSWOLF International AG. He is an expert in General Management, Records and Document Management, Sales, Franchising and more.

Bob Johnson

National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)
Medical Waste Management Association (MWMA)
Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson founded and continues to lead as CEO the National Association for Information Destruction, the world’s most prominent non-profit data destruction industry organization now representing over 2,000 member locations around the world.

He speaks, writes, educates and consults on data disposal, data protection regulations, employee compliance strategies, vendor qualifications and certifications, and data protection policy development for policy makers, industry publications, data protection and privacy professionals and a broad range of related associations.

In 2016, Johnson oversaw establishment of the Medical Waste Management Association (MWMA) the international trade organization for bio-hazard transporters and processors and the professionals they serve.

Yarom Ophir

Katana SA
Yarom Ophir

Yarom Ophir co-founded Katana SA. Katana SA is Switzerland pionneer and national leading mobile shredding company. With more than 3000 clients. Katana contributes daily to securely destroy and recycle millions of KG of paper yearly.

Ophir also has a history of co-founding additional companies including Blue Stream Switzerland and Blue Stream France. These companies became household and regional market leaders and were sold to Groupe Danone J.V with Eden Springs. He is known for specialising in entrepreneurship, negotiations, marketing, and branding.

Neil Percy

Shred-it Ltd
Neil Percy

Neil Percy has been spent the last decade as part of the Shredit Ltd global senior leadership team helping organisations of all sizes in a wide variety of vertical markets enhance their data protection processes and procedure in the safe control and disposal of physical media format confidential information for disposal. During this time and operating in multiple countries with diverse data protection environments Neil has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience raising awareness of data protection concerns and developing solutions that mitigate the risk of data breach providing legal and commercial protection.

Following the acquisition of Shredit by Stericycle in 2015 Neil joined the Stericycle EMEAA leadership team and continues to work with Shredit to raise awareness of the risks and advise on data protection issues and initiatives throughout Europe and Asia Pacific. Neil Percy is Vice President Market Development and Integration at Stericycle.

John Shegerian

ERI (formerly Electronic Recycling International)
John Shegerian

John S. Shegerian is the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of ERI and ERI’s subsidiary companies RecycleNation.com and UrbanMining.org.

Established by Shegerian and his partners in 2002, ERI is the world’s largest cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company and recycles every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible way.

Shegerian is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business’ Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Advisory Board and was named the Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California by Ernst & Young. He received the “Innovator of the Year” award from the International Electronics Recycling Conference & Expo (IERCE). He was also named the recipient of the Harold Zinkin Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Shegerian and ERI were both inducted into the International Green Business Hall of Fame. ERI has also won Recycler of the Year and the Industry Pioneer award from the IERCE. Shegerian is also the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, presented by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Committee.

Shegerian is also host and founder of “Green is Good,” the world’s leading environmental radio show and podcast.

Shegerian regularly speaks on cybersecurity and the responsible destruction of hardware data, often providing his expert knowledge to news media, including The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Gizmodo and Wired, among others.