9th October 2017:  GDPR Conference

he Implications of the General Data Protection Regulation Businesses who Handle Adult, Children And Young People’s Data

(code TB100 for a preferential delgate rate) 


  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into EU and UK law in May 2018.
  • A business that is not GDPR compliant could face a fine of €20m or 4% of its annual turnover.  If data processors breach their statutory data security obligations, they can be fined up to €10m or 2% of annual turnover, whichever is greater.
  • The GDPR will financially penalise organisations that are based in or operate from the EU that are not GDPR compliant.
  • This affects all companies who hold any data on any clients / consumers  - anyone!
  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) companies to obtain Verified Parental Consent (VPC) before processing children and young people’s data.
  • The risks are HUGE for companies who do not comply
  • All employees need to be aware and comply

The Bridge together with our partners Trust Elevate are running a one day GDPR Conference which will focus on the impact GDPR will have on businesses and to help answer these questions. We will provide a pathway to help all board directors ensure that their businesses are or become GDPR Compliant and that all staff are trained.  You will hear from some key figures in the world of data and cyber security, who will highlight the opportunities and the threats to you and your business. 

The aim of the Age-related Consent and Digital Rights stream of the GDPR summit is to educate attendees about the changes to data handling, privacy, security and a range of business and oversight processes that organisations need to implement to align with the GDPR and related legislation.

EMail us now to register your interest :

or book here using the code TB100 for a delegate preferential rate

 You are invited to join us

Venue: Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT.
Timing: Thursday 6th April 2017 from 6.30pm, Keynote 7pm followed by dinner, Departure 9.30 onwards

Topic : Making Cities Smarter and Safer using the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been likened to the next industrial revolution, but have you ever considered what it might do for your organisation? This is an opportunity to meet with industry peers as well as experts who are pioneering solutions for retail, utilities, supply chain and logistics, and facilities management – all of which have a part to play in the smart cities of the future.

With discussion lead by our sponsors, you can discover how the Internet of Things is coming of age and enabling new ways of managing buildings, venues and workplaces.

Hear from Innovate UK how the Government is supporting business transformation.

Gain introductions to organisations which are leading the way in this arena including Hitachi Data Systems and Avnet.

Places are limited so please RSVP to or Tel 07768 962 480 to request a place


The Bridge Group has launched its series of Digital Innovation Seminars. 

Research shows that between 40 - 53% of non-executive directors believe their boards lack the skills to tackle digital disruption, rating it as by far the most needed expertise to improve board performance: The Digital Void.

We have designed these seminars to offer insight and support to board directors and non executive directors,as well as senior managers, into what is happening in the world of digital and mobile, and how it could affect them and their companies.

The “Digital Innovation Seminars” reveal the most important mobile and digital trends that will impact business, various industry sectors and markets worldwide. We identify the latest and future global and sector-specific trends relevant for all organisations, examining the impact they will have on consumers and business. We examine the significance of digital technology and associated innovations and the consequences for us all.

The seminars will examine real life case studies that will illustrate the approach and advantages that have been experienced by companies adopting digital developments.

The Seminars will be lead by:

Dr Graham Dodgson:

Dr Dodgson has been at the forefront of technology innovation all his career. Immediately after graduating in Electronic Engineering, he joined Racal, a leader in military data communications. Moving into biomedical engineering, in which he graduated with a PhD, he was involved developing advanced electronic aids for the deaf.   Graham subsequently established a new division of Dantec A/S where he led a team which developed laser technology into industrial sensor products for process control in various industries.

After graduating from London Business School Sloan Fellowship course, Graham also ran the largest division (Semiconductors, set-top boxes, workstations, broadband systems) of Acorn Computers prior to its de-listing on the LSE and conversion of ACORN to ARM shares. (ARM was a spin-off from ACORN).

Graham has been a founding member of teams in a number of start-ups developing the first electronic programme guide, way before the Sky Box became ubiquitous. He developed, founded, raised funding and subsequently sold a mobile device user interface company, Keisense. 

He is now director and co-founder of an exciting company developing a true Holographic 3D display system.  In addition, Graham is a consultant to several organisations across a number of sectors and international markets, in the areas of technology strategy, valuation, licensing and M&A.

Mr Steve Leyland:

Steve is a high-tech industry expert with significant experience in general management, sales and marketing roles in the fields of unified communications, media and telecoms.  He currently advises boards and CEOs of international-facing companies on how to achieve growth – specifically in the areas of market analysis, marketing & sales acceleration, product portfolio strategy, international expansion & multi-cultural challenges.

He has worked and lived in London, Los Angeles, New York, Brussels and Paris as well as leading multi-functional teams in India, China and Latin America.

Steve is an accomplished lecturer and workshop leader having dedicated several years to teaching technology and management topics logging over 5,000 classroom hours in seminars and workshops all over the USA and the world. Today he gives keynotes at industry conferences and events worldwide

Guest speakers will be joining us to talk about real life case studies

Tickets prices include a copy of part 1 of the Digital Agenda Report on Internet of Things  £450 ex VAT per person

Seminar 1: Demystifying the Internet of Things: what it means for your business

The latest seminar in the series looks at The Internet of Things: what it means for you, your business, your future.

All attendees will gain insight into the steps required to start the transformation process of adopting IoT technologies and why it should not be ignored.

Dates and Venues:

May 9th 2017  8.30 a til 1pm  with lunch -   Bristol, M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN

May 16th 2017 8.30 am til 1pm with lunch - Co Op Digital, Federation House, Federation St, Manchester M4 2AH.

We will be running events in London and Glasgow in June

Please contact us if you would like more information about our next sessions.

If you would like us to run a workshop for your company / board of directors / senior management team, please contact us.