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Room 315

GDPR – What Is It and Why Should I Care?

Monday, Oct 22 4:30 - 5:15

Presented by Virgil Carroll

In this Session, we will explore what the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) is and what it’s effect may be on organizations in the EDU, GOV, and ORG sectors operating in the United States. This session is NOT a boring legal interpretation of GDPR. This session IS a practical explanation of GDPR and provides some planning steps you can take to prepare for GDPR and ways you can mitigate issues that will likely arise after its implementation in May 2018.

Session specifics and take-aways include:
• Understanding GDPR Roles
• A look at GDPR Regulations
• Awareness of your Data
• Updating your Content Processes
• Preparing for Data Breaches
• Mitigating Third Party Risks



Virgil Carroll


Virgil Carroll is the owner and president of High Monkey – based in Minneapolis Minnesota. He wears the multiple ‘hats’ of Principle Human Solutions Architect and SharePoint Architect. Carroll is one of those rare individuals who can dive deep into technical topics while speaking clearly to the business owners of a project and never forgetting that the end user experience has the highest priority. He calls it using both sides of his brain. Carroll is passionate about leveraging technologies ‘out of the box’ as much as possible with a focus on the strategic use of content to create websites that deliver the right content to the right audience on the right device at the right time. He brings high energy, an ironic wit, and a sense of grounded perspective whenever he speaks to an audience. Carroll regularly speaks at conferences and user groups throughout the United States and occasionally in Europe.