Rosemary Smith Hon F IDM , Director, Opt-4
Rosemary began her career in publishing and then worked in the data business for Mardev and Acxiom going on to start her first business, RSA Direct in 2003.
In 2004, with partner Jenny Moseley, she set up Opt-4 which advises organisations on UK and international data protection compliance and the maximization of marketing permissions. In 2014 she became co-founder of the Data Protection Network which offers advice and events for anyone involved in data compliance.
Rosemary has helped to shape the regulatory framework for marketing through extensive trade association involvement including chairmanship of the Direct Marketing Association’s Board. She is currently Chair of the DM Trust. She has been an IDM tutor since 2004 and was made an Honorary Life Fellow of the IDM in 2009.
Gilbert Hill, Privacy Technologist and Entrepreneur
After a career in Finance, Gilbert ran a London digital agency which led the adoption of new marketing and mobile technologies by corporate clients including Microsoft, Linkedin & BNP Paribas.
Gilbert grew fascinated by the relationship between data, digital marketing and regulation, founding Optanon, a pioneering software product in the ‘PrivTech’ sector, and Cookiepedia, pre-eminent source of knowledge around consumer tracking on the Web.
Gilbert now advises and helps businesses, investors and non-profits understand and leverage the risks and opportunities around E-Privacy, GDPR, Ethical Marketing and Web Governance on a consultancy basis.
Gilbert sits on the Responsible Marketing Committee of the DMA, and is a Fellow and Tutor at the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.
Simon Morrissey, Partner - Media, Brands and Technology Lewis Silkin, Opt-4
Simon leads Lewis Silkin’s Data Privacy legal practice group and is a member of the Brands and IP and Commercial practice groups. Simon is also a member of the Advertising and Marketing and Technology sector focus groups.