Information & Privacy Commission NSW
Fitzpatrick & Associates USA
Sheila FitzPatrick is a strategic global data privacy and protection compliance consulting firm. Sheila has over thirty-five years’ experience in global data privacy, data protection and sovereignty compliance and is one of the foremost experts on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Sheila has been honoured as one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence 2017.
Sheila works with numerous multinational companies (including Fortune 500 companies) providing an extensive array of data privacy and sovereignty services. Sheila also works with corporate legal, finance and HR departments, as well as sales, marketing, and product development teams to help position data privacy compliance as a competitive advantage.
Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Equifax Australia/New Zealand
Open Data Australia
Data Governance Australia
Jade has almost seventeen years legal experience internationally and in Australia in such areas as data protection, freedom of information, litigation and legislative reform. She has been NAB’s Chief Privacy Officer since late 2013, situated in NAB’s Group Governance & Legal department. Previously Jade was based overseas in London, where she worked as a regulatory lawyer for the BBC, and in New Zealand, where she had various roles in government relating to law reform and indigenous issues. Her NAB experience includes being across regular improvements to policies and credit consents, keeping a watchful eye over marketing campaigns and has lived through implementing the biggest updates to Australian Privacy legislation for the last 20 years (the introduction of the APPs and comprehensive credit reporting, as well as the Mandatory Data Breach scheme), which she helped roll out across the Enterprise. Jade is also the bank’s Data Protection Officer under the GDPR.
Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner
Rachel Dixon is the Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner at the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC), where she is responsible for the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, including the Victorian Protective Data Security Standards.
In former lives Rachel headed the Australian Government’s digital identity initiative (as Head of Identity at the Digital Transformation Office). She has also has worked for Suncorp as Executive Program Manager for Business Transformation, where she oversaw consolidation of 17 legacy data stores into a new big data platform. For more than five years she was COO at Viocorp, where she developed advanced media and advertising platforms. Prior to that she was a senior executive at Seattle-based thePlatform for Media, delivering and supporting major platforms for online and mobile for Telstra and News Corporation, and before that was General Manager at Massive Interactive, where she led a development and design team on state-of-the art systems for the Airbus A380, among other projects.
Rachel has also been a Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications, Deputy Chair at Choice (the Australian Consumers Association), and Director of several small software companies. In 1998 she co-founded FIBRE, a telecommunications company servicing the Motion Picture Post Production and VFX industry. She is a past Director and Chair of several other media, software and telecommunications companies and a former senior executive with Film Australia and Film Victoria. She has produced and executive produced several hundred film and television projects, many of which won major awards.
Rachel has also delivered many keynotes on technology, privacy, and artificial intelligence and is particularly interested in the impacts of culture upon technology and vice-versa.