[EN] Speaking at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta!

840 Microsoft Ignite Speakers
1145 Microsoft Ignite Sessions
20000 Microsoft Ignite Atendees




In early June I decided to send my session submission for Microsoft Ignite 2016. I didn’t expected to be selected (based on stories how many fantastic speakers – means much, much better than my person – will be there), but… it happend. Few weeks ago I got confirmation, that my session has been selected. Later got a link for registration as speaker. Than I booked flights from United Kingdom (where I actually live). This is a trip which is very, very interesting for me. Not only because of being selected as speaker for biggest Microsoft IT Conference in the world. Not onlybecause beeing 1of  840 speakers.

It’s also interesting because I never been in United States. Yes, it could be strange for many (and it is) of my inernational friends, but as I explained several times in offline discussions:

  • first – as always I need to have a reason to go
  • second – having polish citizenship (aka: Poland is our big friend) requires visa

Now I have a business visa, which should solve mayor problem and of course have confirmation, invitation and full of papers helping to cross US Border. The route which I choose fort his trip is simple – before and after MS IGNITE going to visit some places and frinds in Florida district (connection to Miami is pretty good). never been there, so any directions will be good for me. I’m very, very sure that I will be able to improve my English (in that case American English) skills – meeting with Karla {TWITTER} and Rodney {TWITTER} – and of course improve my Spanish laguage skills spending few days with my friend Elias {TWITTER}. Of course I’m quit sure to meet more friends arround the world and few folks which I never meet in person (we know each other just in online level).

Finally few words about my session:

  • full time breakout session (75 minutes)
  • Tueasday 27th of September,
  • 12:30-01:45 PM,
  • room A311-A312

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In summary one word: EXCITED!

PS.1 I will write more about icrosoft Ignite in last decade of September on my blog.

PS.2 I will not present from Surface (look picture) ‘cos I don’t have any.

[EN] Lawyers, Data Protection, Community

I got question from one member of my network: where I can find good lawyer? Lawyer who understand Information Technology, Internet, Connections, CyberCrimes, Copyrights, Sensitive Data, Privacy and so on? I’m very happy and proud that I know minimum five lawyers which are very close connected with all of these requirements. Have no idea – maybe they are too busy to work for you, but maybe they will have a moment of time to find solutions for your questions. Here are the short list, with short bio and connections links. Hope it will help you. Why those lawyers? I have great pleasure to talk with all of them, and work with some of them. And they understand my geeky questions, then provide right lawyers opinion which I can understand (even decade ago I finished The European Law Course in the field of Public Administration)…


BIO: from Twitter profile: Hi :). I’m active and I love what I do :). I’m interesting in cyberlaw, cybercrimes, copyrights, trademarks, TMT law and personal data – see you on my blog / Łączę biznes z prawem i bezpieczeństwem teleinformatycznym. Pomagam zyskać przewagę na rynku projektom internetowym i firmom technologicznym. Analizuję innowacje e-usług i nowiny dotyczące bezpieczeństwa informacji. Sporządzam regulaminy, umowy, opinie prawne, polityki bezpieczeństwa, wnioski zgłoszeniowe i inne dokumenty.

BIO: Claudia has wide expertise in commercial law and specializes in intellectual property, entertainment law, IT&C, e-commerce, privacy & data protection and pharmaceuticals law. For over 7 years, she has been advising international and domestic clients on copyright, database rights, IT law, registration, protection and infringement proceedings on trademarks and industrial designs, Internet domain names arbitration, licensing, etc. Claudia is also experienced in cross-border transfers of personal data, in telecom and pharmaceuticals regulations, as well as in any advertising and promotion-related legal aspects. In addition, her work covers drafting and negotiation of a wide range of contracts, participation to legal due diligence investigations and representation of clients in court and before state authorities. Previously, Claudia was a lawyer with two of the largest law firms in Romania, CMS Cameron McKenna and PeliFilip, where she advised many high profile corporations mainly from IT&C, pharma and FMCG industries. She is a member of the Bucharest Bar and of the Romanian Chamber of Industrial Property Attorneys. Claudia is fluent in English. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and piano playing.

BIO: Legal adviser (entry No. KT-3267 in the register of OIRP legal advisers in Katowice) Associate professor at the University of Opole; Faculty of Law. He specializes in information technology law, consumer law and e-government. Committee member for the Jurisprudence and Economics at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Branch in Katowice. Partner of the Research Centre for Legal and Economic Issues of Electronic Communication at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University of Wroclaw. Prof. Szostek actively participates in scientific conferences, legislative works on regulations concerning new technologies, he also conducts legal training sessions.

Legal adviser (entry No. WR-2038 in the register of OIRP legal advisers in Wrocław), Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University of Wroclaw graduate. She specializes in civil law, specifically concerning the law of new technologies (electronic communication, e-commerce), intellectual property and commercial law. She has gained many years of experience in the vindication of claims, receivable portfolio evaluation and debt trading by investment funds. Partner of the Research Centre for Legal and Economic Issues of Electronic Communication at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University of Wroclaw. She participates in scientific conferences, legislative works on regulations concerning new technologies and conducts legal training sessions.

BIO: Eduardo is a partner in the global Privacy and Information Management practice of Hogan Lovells and an internationally recognised expert in privacy and data protection law. He is a dually qualified English Solicitor and Spanish Abogado based in London. Eduardo is a member of the Board of Directors of the IAPP, co-founder and editor of Data Protection Law & Policy, and a member of the panel of experts of DataGuidance. Eduardo is executive editor of European Privacy: Law and Practice for Data Protection Professionals (IAPP, 2011), and co-author of Beyond Data Protection (Springer, 2013), E-Privacy and Online Data Protection (Tottel Publishing, 2007) and of the Law Society’s Data Protection Handbook (2004). Eduardo has lectured at the University of Cambridge on data protection as part of its Masters of Bioscience Enterprise, and regularly speaks at international conferences.

BIO: Andrew leads Radiant Law’s outsourcing practice in London. Andrew provides specialist advice on IT, communications and outsourcing transactions. He has particular experience of structuring, negotiating and managing complex business critical outsourcing transactions in the public and private sectors, across all industries, and both in the UK and internationally. He joined Radiant Law in 2014, having previously been a Legal Director at RPC and a senior member of SJ Berwin’s strategic sourcing practice.  Prior to that, Andrew spent several years at EDS (now HP Enterprise Services) where he was a lead lawyer on new business transactions. He has also held senior commercial management positions at GEC-Marconi and British Aerospace.

Don’t be shy. If you need some advices… just contact them!

PS. And if you know more good, geeky lawyers, just print their names in comments.