Thompson & Eaton To Speak At Chamber AGM

May 8, 2018

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce has announced the keynote speakers for this year’s Annual General Meeting [AGM] Luncheon will be Mark Thompson, Global Privacy Lead for KPMG International, presenting alongside Chris Eaton, Cyber Security lead for KPMG Islands Group.

A spokesperson said, “Mr. Thompson specializes in Cyber Security and Privacy Advisory Services and will present alongside Chris Eaton, Cyber Security lead for KPMG Islands Group.

“The AGM Luncheon will be held at the Hamilton Princess in the Harbourview Ballroom on Thursday, 10 May 2018 from 12:30PM to 2:00 PM. This year’s Luncheon will focus on Privacy, a business issue with organizational impacts affecting sales, marketing, IT, finance and HR.

“Business professionals from all industries are invited to come out and learn what Privacy means for Bermuda and what we need to be thinking about now. Those who attend can expect to hear an insightful discussion on the global privacy landscape with practical examples of what is happening across a wide range of industries such as retail, government, health care, utilities, travel and transportation. It is time to think beyond compliance and build a data aware culture within your organization – regardless of industry and size.

“Mark Thompson has worked in over 22 countries managing and delivering Privacy Advisory work in multiple sectors including: Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Clinical Research, Bio Technology, Health Services, Retail, e-Commerce, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Media, Manufacturing, Utilities, Government, Travel Services, Public Transport, and Aviation.

“He has led the scoping, design and implementation of Data Mapping at large global organisations; designed, developed and implemented company-wide Privacy risk management frameworks for Forbes 500 clients, including assessing specific Privacy risks and developing mitigating process control solutions. Solutions include Governance structures and operating models, Personal Information Inventories, Privacy Policies, Privacy-specific controls, Privacy training and awareness, third party management and incident management.

“Chris Eaton holds the CIPP/E qualification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is the Cyber Security Lead for the KPMG Islands Group. Chris joined KPMG in 2014 and is a Senior Manager and the Service Line Lead for IT Advisory in Bermuda. He has been principally involved in providing Information Protection, Attestation and IT Risk Consulting to a wide variety of clients including SEC registrants and large public and non-public entities.”

Kendaree Burgess, Executive Director, said, “The Chamber is pleased to welcome both Mark Thompson and Chris Eaton to speak at this year’s Annual General Luncheon, which will be focused on Privacy. With Bermuda’s move to position itself as a significant financial technology centre, we anticipate that this subject will bring forth an insightful discussion as Privacy affects every member of the local business community.”

Stephen Woodward, Managing Director at KPMG in Bermuda and Head of Bermuda’s Enterprise Practice, said, “KPMG is delighted to continue to sponsor the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce’s AGM Luncheon. It is always exciting when one of KPMG’s global leaders visits the island, and we welcome Mark Thompson to Bermuda and look forward to his keynote address.

“With Bermuda’s own Personal Information Protection Act [PIPA] due to become effective later in 2018, Mark’s views on the global privacy landscape and data awareness will be of interest for all businesses in Bermuda”.

“The Chamber’s AGM will take place at 12PM on Thursday, 10 May 2018 and is open to all current Chamber members; The Luncheon with keynote speakers will then take place from 12:30PM until 2PM and is open to both members and non-members.

“For more information or to book a seat at the luncheon please contact Korrin Lightbourne at or [441] 295-4201 ext. 3.”

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