Wednesday, 21 February 2018 Workshop

Workshop 1 - Beginners guide to Bitcoin + Blockchain

Covering the basics of what these technologies is and how they work, latest trends locally and globally, as well as legal and regulatory issues and questions that need to be asked when embarking on a bitcoin / blockchain project. Bitcoin will include other forms of cryptocurrency, altcoins as well as ICOs, and blockchain will include examples of the numerous potential disruptive applications of blockchain technology across industries.

Facilitator: Nerushka Bowan, emerging technology law, legal tech and innovation
Nerushka Bowan, emerging technology law specialist and LegalTech innovator

Nerushka Bowan is an emerging technology law specialist, legal technology innovator and speaker. She is a co-chair of the Johannesburg chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professional (the largest association of privacy professionals in the world). She has experience as a technology & privacy lawyer for an international law firms, including dealing with data privacy matters for both local and international clients and work experience in London and Melbourne.

Gain an understanding of the basics of what these emerging technologies are and how they work;

  • Ascertain what a Bitcoin is and an introduction of other forms of cryptocurrency,
  • Acquire an understanding of the potential applications and use cases for "blockchain" (or distributed ledger technology) across industries;
  • Achieve insight into break down terms like ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings), hard-forks & decentralization;
  • Receive an update on the latest trends both locally and globally;
  • Explore the legal and regulatory issues and questions that need to be asked when using these technologies.
Arrival and registration
Workshop Commences
Refreshments and Networking
Workshop closes; lunch and networking
Workshop 2 - An integrated IT compliancy solution for the EU and APAC regions with regards to privacy and data protection regulatory requirements

Trans-border compliancy: Is a uniform approach feasible in obtaining trans-border compliancy? Yes, it is! The first step in attaining global compliancy is first being POPIA compliant. There is a golden thread running through all global privacy and data protection regulatory requirements. In its most simplistic form local and global compliancy can be summarized in three basic principles: Permission, data handling and data protection. A well thought through IT compliancy solution can result in local and global compliancy. The workshop will firstly identify the universal requirements that must be met. Secondly an integrated IT compliancy solution will be presented to attain trans-border compliancy.

Facilitator: Gideon Petrus Bouwer, cyberlaw and criminal law forensics specialist, Cyberlaw Forensics
Gideon Petrus Bouwer, Cyberlaw and Criminal law forensics specialist, CYBERLAW FORENSICS (PTY) LTD

Bouwer is an IT law specialist and the managing director of Cyberlawforensics which is a IT-law and cybercrime investigative company. He is also the co-founder and managing director of gidsigned, which is an electronic signature and compliance company which was founded in 2010. Bouwer specialises in e-commerce compliance and the legal aspects of electronic evidence. He is an attorney (LLB LLM-Information Technology Law) and currently holds senior consultancy positions at Hay & Scott Attorneys and Moore Intellectual Property. He is also a law lecturer.

  • Empower businesses who trade with the EU and APAC regions to meet privacy and data protection regulatory requirements
Registration and Lunch
Workshop 2 commences
Networking and Refreshments
Workshop two ends

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