Oxfordshire Leadership Forum

almost 2 years ago Lisa Holberton

​Investigo were delighted to host their second Oxfordshire Leadership Forum of 2017 on Wednesday 11th October at Jurys Inn. Partnering with Accountants and Business Advisors, Shaw Gibbs the event focused on how organisations can prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Motivational speaker and ex-professional rugby player, George Robson followed the GDPR session with an inspirational talk on how to lead, show grit and thrive in adversity.

Hugh Tebay and Claire Jacques of legal firm BrookStreet des Roches opened the breakfast event with their welcomed expert insight into the fast-approaching regulations being enforced by June 2018. Our audience were reassured to hear that Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, describe GDPR as ‘evolution, not revolution’. This sentiment was echoed by our speakers as they explained that many of these regulations are already in place, and this is merely the next step in the path. As threats of fines and data breaches take the headlines, it was refreshing to hear the practical advice BrookStreet des Roches were recommending, to enable organisation to be GDPR ready by 25th May 2018.

What can businesses do right now to ensure they are in the best position? BrookStreet des Roches advised;

  • Review existing processes and data flows.

  • Update data protection policies/notices.

  • Train on processes and data flows.

  • Review and update third party contracts.

  • Review and update security measures.

  • Carry out your own data protection audits/risk assessments.

  • Sign up to codes of conduct/certification.

Our motivational speaker George Robson, looked at how to thrive in adversity. Using his career in rugby to highlight the good times as well as the bad, he challenged our attendees to reflect on their ability to build strength when facing adversity, whether that be during a personal life changing situation or the more daily events that occur in the field or work. Providing us with his tool kit as an example, he asked us to look at what would help us succeed in our goals, both business and personal. Those familiar with George’s career very much enjoyed the part on emotional control and to see him using his head to pass on his learned knowledge!

This session was part of Investigo’s Leadership Forum series, held across London and the South East. If you would be interested in hearing more about this Breakfast Seminar or would like to be invited to future sessions please contact giles.mcintyre@investigo.co.uk