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The Dabate in Sofia

Venue: National Palace of Culture, Hall 8, 1 Bulgaria Sq., Sofia


22 October 2018

   Morning Session
 8.30-9.00  Registration
Official opening
- Ventsislav Karadjov, Chairman of the Commission for Personal Data Protection of Bulgaria and Deputy Chair of the European Data Protection Board
- Rossen Jeliazkov, Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of Bulgaria
Plenary Discussion 1:
Privacy and Human Dignity: Universal Values in a World Without Borders
Modernised Convention 108 – the new global framework on privacy and data protection
Moderated by Plamen Angelov, Director, Commission for Personal Data Protection
- Maria Michaelidou, Member of the Committee of Convention 108, Council of Europe
- Dr. Fumio Shimpo, Commissioner for International Academic Exchange, Personal Information Protection Commision of Japan
- Paul Jordan, European Managing Director, IAPP
- Alfiya Gafurova, Head of the Department, Federal Service for Supervison in the Sphere of Telecom, IT and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation
- Ralf Sauer, Deputy Head of Unit C.4 International data flows and protection, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission
 11.15-11.30  Coffee break
Plenary Discussion 2:
Balancing Between Public Interest and Data Subject’s Rights
Moderated by Milen Raikov, CIPP/E, Regional Tax Partner, EY
- Hiroshi Miyashita, Associate Professor, Chuo University, Japan
- Daniel Drewer, Data Protection Officer and Head of Data Protection Unit, Europol
- Alexander Kashumov, Head of Legal Team of non-governmental organization “Access to Information Programme”
- Maria Toromanova, CIPP/E, Head of Compliance Department and Data Protection Officer at Municipal Bank
 13.00-14.00  Networking lunch
   Afternoon Session
Plenary Discussion 3:
Smart Solutions for Data Security and Accountability
Moderated by Paul Breitbarth, Director of Strategic Research and Regulatory Outreach, Nymity
- Kabir Barday, Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP), Chief Executive Officer of OneTrust
- Krasimir Simonski, Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian e-Government Agency
- Riccardo Giannetti, Inveo Srt - Certification Body
- Georgi Sredkov, Data Protection Officer of Vivacom
 15.30-15.45  Coffee break
Digital Ethics in the Age of Global Communications and Virtual Reality
Keynote speaker: Tom Moore, Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T


- Antonio Amendola, Executive Director, International External Affairs, AT&T

- Andreana Atanasova, Member of the Board, Communications Regulation Commission

- Boris Goncharov, Chief Cyber Security Strategist, Amatas

Side event
Canaries in a coal mine? Data Protection Officers in the data mine! organised by Europol
- Daniel Drewer, Data Protection Officer and Head of Data Protection Unit, Europol
- Vesela Miladinova, Lawyer Data Protection Unit, Europol
19.30-22.30 Gala Dinner


 23 October 2018

   Morning Session
Plenary Discussion 4:
Privacy Protection in the Financial Sector: Fintech Innovations and Traditional Banking
Moderated by Filip Genov, Founder and Leader of Sophia Lab
- Vladimir Savov, Deputy Chairman of the Financial Supervision Commission (TBC)
Joaquín Pérez Catalán, International Department of Spanish Data Protection Agency
- Kalin Radev, CEO, Software Group
- Vassil Velichkov, Co-founder, Managing Partner and CTO/CSA, Sensika Technologies
- Pelopidas Donos, Data Protection Officer of European Investment Bank
 11.00-11.15  Coffee break
Plenary Discussion 5:
Cyber Security Insurance – Building upon GDPR Compliance
Moderated by Nina Koltchakova, Secretary General, Association of Bulgarian Insurers
- Kiril Boshov, CEO, Euroins Insurance Group
- Casper Pedersen, Head of Data Management @ SAS
- Delyan Boychev, Chief Information Security Officer of KBC
- Spas Ivanov, Sales Director, CENTIO professional IT security
- Ivan Vassilev, Head of current and upcoming threat research at Vilivosoft and I&S Vassilev
 13.00-14.00  Networking lunch
  Afternoon Session
Plenary Discussion 6:
“Outsourcing Data” – Global Data Transfer and Cloud Services
 Moderated by Plamen Zhechev, Enterprise and Public Sector Manager, Cisco
- Petar Ivanov, Executive Director, AmCham Bulgaria
- Snezana Srdic, Legal officer, Supervision & Enforcement Unit, EDPS
- Nikola Saranov, PhD Candidate, UnitedLex Corporation/ Marshall Denning
- Anton Todorov, Data Protection Officer, UniCredit Bulbank
- Peter Kirkov, Manager Cyber Security Business Development, Telelink
Side event
Drones: Ethics of a PlayStation Mentality
- Alexandra Tsvetkova, Director, LIBRe Foundation
- Anton Puliyski, CEO & Public Relations, Drone Arena


24 October 2018

 11.00-18.40  Life Streaming of the Open Session from Brussels

Side Event

The First Five Months of GDPR organised by OneTrust


- Linda Thielova, Privacy Counsel, OneTrust

- Plamen Angelov, Director for Legal Affairs and International Cooperation, Commission for Personal Data Protection

- Diana Karaivanova, CIPP/E, Head of Compliance Team, UnitedLex Corporation, Marshall Denning

 13.00-14.00  Networking lunch

Side event

GDPR - Questions and Answers organised by Commission for Personal Data Protection (only in Bulgarian)

Moderated by

- Desislava Toshkova-Nikolova, Secretary General, Commission for Personal Data Protection

- Mariya Rangelova, Data Protection Officer, Ministry of Interior

- Desislava Krusteva, Attorney at Law, member of the Center for the Law of Information and Communication Technologies of Law and Internet Foundation

 16.00-18.00  Sofia City Tour (with English Guide)


 25 October 2018
10.00-13.20 Live Streaming of the Open Session from Brussels
Live from Brussels: Closing of the Conference, conclusive remarks by Ventsislav Karadjov and Giovanni Buttarelli

Side event

EU Funded Projects as a Tool for Partnerships in Data Protection

Speaker: Hristo Alaminov, PMP®, Commission for Personal Data Protection


Side event

Artifical Intelligence and CAD Systems Lab & Cyber Security Lab, Sofia Tech Park

11.00-13.00  Sofia City Tour (with English Guide)



Commission for Personal Data Protection, Sofia, 2 Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Blvd.