Conference Speakers


Leena Kuusniemi
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Tash Whitaker
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Leena worked in the legal departments of both Rovio Entertainment and
Nokia Corporation as the Director Legal&IP in Finland HQ, Vancouver,
Copenhagen supporting strategic technology licensing, mobile advertising and
global regulatory and privacy matters. She has participated in various
legal working groups at the European Commission and lectures regularly
on privacy and regulatory matters. Leena began her career as an
attorney in her hometown Helsinki. Leena has a degree from the University of Helsinki and an LL.M. in Law and Information Technology from the University of Stockholm. Leena is a native speaker of Finnish, English, French, Swedish and German.

Tash started her career managing master data, and has over 20 years of experience with Dun & Bradstreet, Cisco and Moorcrofts LLP, Tash now uses her knowledge and experience to guide organisations through their data privacy journey. Tash has a reputation for turning regulatory legalese into something that can be understood and implemented by all. With a sound educational background (BA (Hons) CIPP/E, CIPM and a DPO certification from Maastricht University, Faculty of Law), Tash shares her thought leadership by speaking at conferences, industry forums and learns from her extensive LinkedIn network of like-minded professionals.

Director of the Maastricht Centre on European Data Privacy and Cybersecurity at the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht. Previously the Head of Information, Publications, Documentation and Marketing services (IPD&M) at the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) where he was responsible for the EIPA ‘Certification Programme for DPO and Data Protection Professionals’. He holds a Law Degree obtained at the University of Bologna, and his fields of expertise include EU Information Management; Transparency and access to documents; Data Protection and Cybersecurity, EU Agencies; EU decision-making procedures and Institutions and EU law.



Leonardo Cervera Navas


Cristina Hoyos Morillas


Leonardo Cervera Navas is the Director of the Office of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS), the Data Protection Authority of the EU. Law graduate of the University of Málaga (Spain), master’s degree in European Law from the University of Granada (Spain), he was a fellow at Duke University in North Carolina (US) as part of the EU Fellowship Programme of the European Commission. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in HR management by Kingston University (UK). He is Member of the Malaga Academy of Sciences (correspondent in Brussels).

Leonardo joined the European Commission in 1999 and since then he has been working in the Data Protection field in the EU institutions. In 2010, he joined the EDPS, as Head of the Human Resources, Budget, and Administration Unit and he was appointed Director in 2018. As Head of the Secretariat, he is a member of the Management Board of the EDPS, responsible for advising on data protection law and policy, and he is in charge of the coordination and implementation of the strategies and policies of the institution.

Data Protection Officer of the European school of Brussels I

“Born in Madrid, Cristina attended the European schools of Brussels and Luxembourg. She earned a Law degree and a Master in Telecommunications, Data Protection, Audiovisual and Information Society Law by the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid in 2014.

After working in the Spanish public and private sector as an IT and Data Protection Consultant, she came back to Brussels in 2016.

Since 2018, she is the Data Protection Officer of the European School of Brussels I where she approaches privacy law from a pragmatic and didactic perspective.”