Data Governance – Back to the Future

05.10.2020 • 15.45
edited by Clusis
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Big Data and AI, universal developments without frontiers, driving digital transformation will make a new Trust model necessary to apply to data governance before technical solutions are chosen and implemented in companies. This must and can be done by focusing on the same data protection underlying principles which existed in the pre-internet time, which must now also become universal

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The Clusis, Swiss Association for Information Security, is dedicated to all aspects of cybersecurity. Nonprofit organization, it was founded in 1989. Originally, the founders of Clusis are aware that companies must be made aware of the risks to which they are now exposed. Information processing technologies are booming and businesses have jumped on the bandwagon, without always being able to protect their sensitive data. Actors in the economy also need a competent interlocutor to answer their questions, Clusis was born.

Become a recognized center of expertise in all areas of information systems security, the Clusis explores new information paths, takes risks and comes back to its members with new solutions. With this experience, Clusis allows its members - today professional cybersecurity players - to consolidate, refresh their knowledge through practical experience and stimulate debate with experienced interlocutors.

The risks and threats have evolved since the creation of the association and the businesses around the security of information systems have become more complex. Today, the Clusis is a real platform for exchanges between more than 400 experts : senior professors from the academic world, competent security professionals or SMEs involved in these issues. Thanks to a flagship annual event, the Strategic Day, targeted and cutting-edge conferences, formations, the Clusis shares its updated knowledge with interested companies and experts. The success of these exchanges testifies to the quality of the speakers and their mutual contributions.


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Gérald Page

Gerald Page holds a Master in Economics and a Doctorate in Law (St. Gallen). He has been a lawyer at the Geneva Bar since 1982, working in litigation and new technologies. He started early researching the connections between digital data and individual freedom, with a doctorate thesis on the right of access, more than 10 years before the Swiss Data Protection Law came into force. He further worked on legislative amendments in this field both at cantonal and federal level. He was a member of the Swiss federal Data Protection Commission, the federal judiciary control on data protection claims.
He presently works as a lawyer in Geneva. He is since many years also a lecturer in the Infosec program at the University of Geneva, particularly dealing today on legal, ethical and governance aspects of digital transformation. He is also chairing the Independent Data Protection Control Commission of the ICRC (International Committee of Red Cross).
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Irena Leskovar

Irena Leskovar holds a Master in Economics and is finishing a Master in Information Security at the University of Geneva writing a thesis on data protection. She is information security specialist, working in the IT sector for more than 10 years in different roles providing technological, consulting and managed services solutions to the clients from all sectors, helping them to successfully adopt digital transformation, protect their information assets and grow their business and activities

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Philippe Page

Philippe obtained a PhD in theoretical physics from Neuchâtel University in Switzerland and held a research position at McGill university in Montreal, Canada. Then via risk management and his contributions to the development of an enterprise wide risk management software, his career turned to finance. Starting with the EFG European Financial Group he then moved to Deutsche Bank and finally to a COO position for a Geneva based international private bank. To address the growing mistrust in information technologies, Philippe founded in 2018 LtHC -Let the Human Create, a management consultancy boutique focused on the Impact of digital transformation on managerial structures.
Through his work in advanced concepts of digital identity and their application in the economy and humanitarian projects, Philippe became in 2020 chair of Board of Trustees of The Human Colossus Foundation, co-chair of the Sovrin’s Guardianship Working Group. From his Geneva base, he is also active member of the Swiss Association of Manager