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Countdown to GDPR

Effective 25 May 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is paving the way for a new era in data privacy for the EU and global commerce. Is your IT infrastructure ready? We can help.

Global Readiness Research For GDPR

Coming into effect on 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes new rules on organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union (EU), or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents. With fines up to 20 million Euros or 4% of annual global revenue, whichever is higher, now is the time to re-think your privacy, security, and data governance strategy. 

Join us at this seminar presented by AvePoint in partnership with Microsoft and IAPP, where we discuss best practices and common pain points. Hear from our team of compliance experts on how organisations are getting ready for GDPR and tips for effective preparation.

Date: 27 September 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Microsoft Singapore (Level 21, Room Number: MPR02)
1 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989


Time Activity
8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and Morning Refreshments
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Introduction and Kick-Off

Borko Kovacevic, Modern Workplace Lead, Microsoft Singapore

Luke Lim, General Manager, APAC, AvePoint


Practical Privacy: The Role of Privacy Professional and Community in Today's Evolving Regulatory Landscape

Tharishni Arumugam, Asia Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals ("IAPP")


GDPR Overview and Its Impact on Business

Joy Fuyuno, Regional Senior Counsel, Digital Transformation for Microsoft Singapore


Ensuring Compliance - Microsoft Solutions

Borko Kovacevic, Modern Workplace Lead, Microsoft Singapore


GDPR Best Practices and Use Cases

Esad Ismailov, Senior Compliance Technical Specialist, AvePoint

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

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GDPR-Building Operational Readiness

The GDPR necessitates that organizations rethink privacy, security, and information governance strategies. Coming into compliance is no small undertaking. The IT obligations built into the GDPR require companies around the world to evolve operations, business processes, and program management.

AvePoint Compliance Solutions for GDPR allow you to implement a practical and operational methodology to build and scale your GDPR program.

GDPR-Building Operational Readiness

There are four operational steps to implementing an effective GDPR strategy. Following these steps, you can create policies and controls that reflect real-life data protection and risk management within your organization.


Based upon the organization’s policies and plans, understand what kind of sensitive data the company holds and how the systems it uses will collect and protect that data.


Protect sensitive information with controls for security, geography, retention, and classification – reducing risk across the enterprise.


Prove that the data that may put the organization at risk is in the proper systems.


Provide executive reports on key performance indicators (KPIs) or key control indicators (KCIs) to highlight areas in the organization that need to be addressed to reduce risk, or report on progress made throughout the lifecycle.


Joy Fuyuno

Joy Fuyuno

Regional Senior Counsel, Digital Transformation

Joy Fuyuno is Regional Senior Counsel, Digital Transformation for Microsoft, based in Singapore. Joy has 20 years of experience dealing with complex regulatory issues. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2011, Joy was a partner at White & Case LLP in Tokyo. She has been based in Asia for the last ten years, in Japan and Singapore. Joy is a co-founder of womenLEAP, a group for women legal, executive and advisory professionals in Singapore to connect, collaborate and network.

Joy is admitted to the California bar and graduated from Stanford University and Columbia Law School.

Borko Kovacevic

Borko Kovacevic

Modern Workplace Lead, Microsoft Singapore

Borko is the Director of Modern Workplace Solutions Business Group in Microsoft Singapore, an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience.

Tharishni Arumugam

Tharishni Arumugam

Asia Advisory Borad of the International Association of Privacy Professionals ("IAPP")

Tharishni Arumugam is the Regional Privacy Counsel for Asia-Pacific at Aon, where she oversees data privacy issues across all of the Aon Group’s business lines within the region, as well as coordinating privacy issues for Aon’s Global Innovation Centre. Currently based in Singapore, she is a qualified lawyer specialising in all aspects of privacy including interpretation and application of law and regulation, drafting guidance and policies, incorporating codes of practice into businesses, conducting data privacy audits, sensitive data issues, drafting guidance on marketing rules, and incident response and breach management.

She has written internationally-published articles and conducted workshops and seminars on issues relating to data privacy laws in the region, and regularly speaks at privacy events across the APAC region. She is currently on the Asia Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”).”

Esad Ismailov

Esad Ismailov

Senior Compliance Technical Specialist, AvePoint

Esad Ismailov is the Global Compliance Technical Specialist, AvePoint, Inc. He is responsible for research, technical and analytical support on current as well as upcoming industry trends, technology, standards, best practices, concepts and solutions for information security, risk analysis and compliance. (e.g. Privacy, Information Assurance, Data Governance and Compliance).

Esad is responsible for maintain the relationships with technical and executive management such as compliance officers, Chief Information Security Officers, both internally within AvePoint but also external to the corporation, providing product guidance and direction, technology enhancements and working together with AvePoint’s customers on their Privacy challenges and market opportunities.

Esad has previously held a Chief Information Security Officer position within the banking sector and also has a Product Management background for Compliance Solutions.

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