SMPIG: Is GDPR a Strategic threat or business wake-up call?

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

May 18, 2018: 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) go live and insist firms acquire a new data consciousness. Can user privacy, data handling, decisions and processes square up? 


the Lockton Company
500 W. Monroe
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Technology, we use it, depend on it and yet few of us fully understand how data relationships, structures, and processes affect our rights and exposure to unseen risks. European Officials concerns rose as the number of data security breaches grew and finally, they decided to act. Effective May 25, 2018, any company doing business with EU citizens must comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
If you have not heard of GDPR, or think that it doesn't impact US companies or citizens, wake up to the global digital world. The challenges of implementing this regulation exceed the pains of compliance. These regulations demand companies to be "mindful" at an unprecedented level.
Join us Friday, May 18th to discuss the many challenges of implementing GDPR. For example, how do these rule changes affect business models? What are its repercussions for data-driven decision-making at every level of the business, among its partners and by customers?

Attendance is limited to 20* and require Advance REGISTRATION (click below) for the purposes of building security.

PLEASE review the articles in advance of the discussion and bring your questions along.
*Any questions, or if your plans change after registering, do let the organizer, Rachel Kaberon ( know and she will free your seat for another.

Techcrunch , Jan 2018

Use GDPR to future Proof business models
Computer Weekly Dec 2017

Europe's new privacy law will change the web and more
Wired, March 2018

HOW GDPR affects the way you develop
Smashing Magazine Feb 2018

GDPR and the end of the internet's grand bargain
HBR April 2018


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Do follow along on our blog, where we try to post write-ups post the discussion. 

Again, we understand if your plans change. Please if you've registered and can't attend, let Rachel the organizer know immediately and she can release your seat to someone else. 

Deadline: 5/16/2018


7:30 AM-8:45 AM: alumni events discussion

Speaker Profiles

Rachel Kaberon (Moderator)


Rachel Kaberon