Data Sovereignty: Understanding its Implications to Your Business and Investments
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – 1:00 PM ET


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Businesses operate in an era where information flows freely and vast amounts of data can be stored by the click of a mouse. While protecting the privacy of that data is paramount, controlling the data is complex. The idea of data sovereignty, where stored information is subject to the laws of the country in which it’s located, created a complication for businesses. Data created in one location but stored in another can be subject to a different set of laws.

Data sovereignty is an increasingly important issue due to the adoption of cloud computing services. Businesses need to know where data storage servers are located, and understand that regulations vary by country. Complying with those regulations can be costly.

Join our panel of experts as we address the following questions: How should boards and company leaders address data sovereignty? What is at stake? What countries place the greatest demands on companies? What is the regulatory outlook in the US and in international jurisdictions? How are standards evolving with regards to responsibility for data?



Rhonda Schaffler
Editor-At-Large and Anchor

Rhonda Schaffler is Editor-At-Large at TheStreet and Anchor of TheStreet TV. Schaffler has worked for over two decades as a broadcast financial journalist for global organizations including Reuters, CNN, Dow Jones and Bloomberg. She was a winner of the 2011 Society of American Business Editors and Writers Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism, Multimedia. Rhonda graduated with honors from Penn State University with a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science.

Expert Panel

Chris Steffen
Chief Evangelist
HPE Cloud Security

Chris Steffen is the Chief Evangelist for HPE Cloud Security. He works with the HPE Helion marketing team to educate and promote information security as it relates to cloud computing solutions. Before joining HPE, Chris spent over 15 years as an IT executive and security practitioner in multiple industries, including financial services, manufacturing and government. He is a noted industry expert, and multiple technical certifications, including CISSP and CISA.


Todd Partridge
Director of Product Marketing

Todd Partridge is the Director of Product Marketing at Intralinks. He has broad industry experience in the enterprise information management (EIM) space, with deep expertise in all trends and technologies related to information governance, enterprise content management, document management, web content management, business intelligence, team collaboration, e-mail management, and enterprise records management practices. In his previous role at OpenText, Todd held several global positions ranging from sales, marketing, product management, positioning and strategy.


Rocco Grillo, CISSP
Managing Director and Global Leader, Incident Response & Forensics Investigations Cybersecurity & Privacy Services

In his role as a Protiviti Cybersecurity Managing Director and global head of the firm’s Incident Response & Forensics Investigations practice, Rocco Grillo provides clients with cybersecurity and risk management services. Rocco and his team of incident responders and forensic examiners have successfully triaged some of the largest data breaches recorded in the last decade.

Rocco’s professional affiliations include active roles as a board advisor for FS-ISAC, NH-ISAC, the Shared Assessments Program, the CLM – Cyber Liability Committee, and as a board member of the IT Policy Compliance Group. He is a CISSP, PCI-QSA, CTPRP, and CRMA. Rocco has spoken about information security topics for a variety of audiences including at RSA, FS-ISAC, The Shared Assessments, LOMA, the ISSA, IIA, (i-4) and other industry organizations. He has been quoted as an IT security expert in numerous media outlets including CNNMoney, The American Banker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The London Times, The Guardian, and more.

Before joining Protiviti, Grillo helped develop RedSiren Technologies, a leading MSSP and full service security firm that evolved out of Carnegie Mellon (co-founders of CERT). Prior to his work at RedSiren, he has also served in management positions with Lucent Technologies.