Serving as the Central and Eastern European School Association (CEESA), a certified DPO, and an International Data Privacy consultant focusing on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a program manager, she led the implementation of three, statewide, computer adaptive assessments. Sylvia worked as a CPA, VP of Administration for Management Compensation Group, providing organizational design and IT program management services. She has over 15 years of prior experience in planning, analysis, design, and implementation of complex information systems in the public sector.
Director of Information Technology for the International School of Brussels and over twenty years of experience as an educational technologist, school administrator, network engineer, certified DPO, and overall data privacy advocate. Garland’s area of concentration is on educational leadership, educational technology, and leaders’ impact on students and the role leaders play in ensuring the digital privacy of the individual.
Business Manager and DPO – Ambrit International School
Irene has been working in international education management for the last 10 years. Before that she was working in the corporate sector as a Project Manager. She has a degree in Communications from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, a Masters degree in International Human Resource Management from Rome Business School and a certification as Data Protection Officer from the University of Maastricht. She is part of various associations of International School administrators who meet regularly to compare best practices and study different approaches to common issues. She wears many different hats at work and loves to problem solve.
As a young professional Iva has gathered experience of working in different fields of business and non-profit sectors. Iva has been working for CEESA for the past three years. She started as a business manager, and now is a program manager. She has been working on Data Privacy with CEESA schools. Before that she was working as an accountant. She has a degree in accounting and finance. Throughout her career Iva has always strived to learn new things, that is why she is very happy to attend Data Protection Officer training at the University of Maastricht.
The International School of Amsterdam
Originally from Canada, Michael has lived internationally for all of his adult life and has called Leiden, the Netherlands, home for the past 5 years. Michael works as the Director of Educational Technology at the International School of Amsterdam and has been a teacher for 25 years. He is currently acting as the Data Protection Lead for ISA. Prior to becoming a Technology Director, he taught 4th grade and has a background in History and Russian Literature.
Wouter is Belgian and currently the Head Librarian at the International School of Brussels, where he has recently returned after a 20 year tour of international schools in Japan, Malaysia, Madagascar and Oman. Father of a preteen and a teenage boy, he is passionate about the opportunities technology offers us as educators. As part of a team which helps implement a digital citizenship curriculum at his school, he is especially interested in its data privacy aspect. Naturally gregarious, he is keen to work with other like minded souls in schools and organisations to deepen our mutual understanding of this exciting topic.
Jenny-Lee is an international educator currently employed at the United Nations International School of Hanoi, Vietnam. Before moving to Hanoi in July 2019, Jenny-Lee worked as DPO and Early Years educator at the International School of Brussels, Belgium. She was the first international school educator to become a certified DPO from the ECPC at the University of Maastricht, and is CIPP/E certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She holds a Masters in Education specialising in the use of smart technologies in the early years and is a graduate of both Modern European Languages and Education. Prior to teaching, Jenny-Lee spent 12 years as a policy advisor and lobbyist to the EU institutions, to Westminster in the UK, and on Capitol Hill where she lobbied primarily on issues relating to healthcare, education and human rights. Her expertise in the field of privacy and data protection stems from the original proposal of the GDPR back during which time she advocated for changes to the Regulation on behalf of the healthcare sector. She is thrilled to be returning to Zagreb for @intprivacy #2!