The NIGF holds at least three events per year across different locations in the North of England and Scotland. These events are open to anyone working in Data Protection and IT Security and provide a forum for networking and learning more about how other organisations are implementing improvements in this area.
Events usually last half a day and are themed around a specific topic area.
Here’s a list of our planned events. Seats are limited so if you would like to attend, sign up by clicking on the Eventbrite link (when it is available) in the event description.
Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 situation, we have decided to postpone the next NIGF event, which was to be held on June 9th in Edinburgh. We are keen to ensure that our next event is in Scotland as planned with a focus on IT Security, so further information will be provided as soon as possible on a revised date for this event and any affect this may have on dates for the Carlisle event which was planned for 21st September 2020. In the meantime we will be reviewing our current website to ensure we can improve the way the Forum works in future and will provide updates on any new developments as and when they occur.
Our first event in Carlisle and our fourth NIGF event. Please check back here for further details nearer the time.
The Northern Information Governance Forum (NIGF) welcomes Information Governance and IT professionals to our launch event.
The launch event will host speakers from leading organisations including;
Speaker 1 - The Challenges of Implementing Data Protection in a Diverse Organisation - Alex Hodge, Grosvenor Estate
Alex Hodge has been Information Governance Manager of the Grosvenor Estate for nearly 5 years and is based near Chester. His role covers both information governance and business continuity. He previously had similar roles in local government.
Speaker 2 - Data Privacy - The Virgin Money Experience - Dan Hunter, Virgin Money
Dan Hunter is a Data Privacy Business Partner at Virgin Money and has worked with the firm for almost 19 years. He has accumulated a broad range of experience having worked in various roles across the bank including Operational Management, Risk & Compliance and more recently in Data Privacy. Dan’s presentation will provide an oversight of the Virgin Money experience in implementing the requirements of the GDPR.
Speaker 3 - GDPR Certification Scheme and Brexit Update - Helen McElroy, Evolve North
Helen McElroy is a Senior Information Governance Specialist with Evolve North. She has over 20 years of experience of implementing data protection, broader information governance, and informatics programmes of work in the private and public sector at a local, regional, and national level.
There will be a series of breakout sessions and workshops and a free lunch will be provided.
Find Out More and Sign Up on Eventbrite [this is a past event, links are disabled]