The Information Technology Peer Group is designed to provide an in-depth, sophisticated forum for peer-to-peer discussion and member company presentation of key strategies, delving into both ongoing challenges as well as emerging technologies for CTOs, directors and senior IT managers.

Information Technology Peer Group Meeting 

Data Privacy Controls and Protection Strategies 
March 12, 2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
What are the most effective ways to develop a data privacy program for your enterprise? 

Gartner's recent Emerging Risks Report concluded that increasing privacy regulations is the second most critical business risk facing organizations today. Companies are gathering unprecedented amounts of personal information with little regulations or controls governing such activities. Recent news stories like Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have only heightened sensitivity towards privacy concerns and have resulted with an increasing slate of legislations that will reign in every aspect of data collection, storage and usage. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has effectively reframed the global conversation on data privacy, placing stricter guidelines and hefty fines for non-compliance. Similar legislations are now pending at state houses across the US, and adhering to the sleuth of new privacy regulations would add a considerable burden on the already highly leveraged security, compliance and audit teams.

Understanding and navigating the complex and rapidly evolving digital ethics, trust & privacy landscape can be a challenge for any organization. Creating a robust data governance and control framework that is effective and resilient to adopt with changing legislation and technological development can be a daunting task. Furthermore, these programs should not impede vital data-intensive efforts within the enterprise. The March meeting of the IT peer group will examine how best to implement an effective and compliant data privacy and protection strategy. This would be an exceptional opportunity for IT leaders, analytics, data, compliance, security and audit professionals to learn and discuss how best to deliver an effective data privacy program.

Participate in Customizing the Agenda: You’ll have the opportunity to play an active part in shaping the agenda for this session – and to maximize its relevance for you – by suggesting and selecting topics for break-out discussions. Once the agenda is complete, you choose the discussions you want to join. This will be a highly interactive session so come prepared to share your questions, challenges and insights!

Webcast Available: If you can't make it to the event in-person (or if in-person registration has reached capacity), you can still register to attend from your computer. This option allows you to view the presentations, while attending in person provides you with the opportunity to participate in break-out discussions, ask questions or take advantage of networking opportunities. To attend the webcast, click the "Register for webcast" button on this meeting's homepage. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webcast a week before the meeting.

Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor 
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2018 Highlights

Over the last year, the Information Technology Peer Group had numerous insightful meetings for our members to take away proven, actionable ideas from recognized thought leaders and professional peers.

Check out some of the inspiring presentations, innovative strategies and best practices from the information technology 2018 learning events. More »

2019 Information Technology Events
At a Glance

January 23 IT Peer Group Meeting
February 20 Agile IT SIG Meeting
March 12 IT Peer Group Meeting
April 24 IT Peer Group Meeting
May 1 Agile SIG Meeting
July 23 IT Peer Group Meeting
August 21 Agile IT SIG Meeting
September 24 UWEBC Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference
October 16 IT Peer Group Meeting
November 13 Agile IT SIG Meeting
December 3 IT Peer Group Meeting
*Event dates and topics subject to change.

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