Together with Advanced we are very pleased to invite you to the next Infochange Winter Workshop & AGM, taking place on Tuesday 5th December at the Advanced Offices, 3rd Floor, The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1RF from 10am until approximately 3.30pm.  Please click here for location details, the offices are a short walk from Birmingham New Street Train Station and there is onsite parking available (charges apply).


The workshop is completely free of charge for Infochange members to attend and the aim of the session is to deliver an informative day, giving you an overview of GDPR, what it is, what it means for you, and how it will affect e5 users, the finance function and your organisation. It will also look at how Advanced are preparing for the new legislation and cyber security.  


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According to a recent survey one in seven organisations are still unprepared for GDPR, this workshop will be focusing on how the new legislation will affect you and your organisation.  You may have heard a lot about GDPR already, maybe you aren't really sure what it’s all about, or perhaps you haven't heard about it at all?  But if you and your organisation capture, handle, store, or share any kind of personal data, then it’s actually something you really need to know about sooner, rather than later and this free workshop can provide some vital information.   .


What is the GDPR?

GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation is a new set of EU regulations set to come into force, as a replacement to the existing Data Protection Act.  While it builds on existing Data Protection legislation, it represents a significant change for organisations that hold and process personal data.  The regulations don't come into force until May 25th 2018, but there’s plenty of things organisations need to check or put in place before then.


Who will it affect? 

If your organisation holds personal data, whether in the form of contact information or any other type of personal data (for example, contact information, details about ethnicity, religious belief, bank account or credit card information) elements of the new regulations will apply.  Every organisation within the EU must comply and even with Brexit, organisations within the UK will still have to comply with the regulations when they come in to force. 


Who needs to know about it? 

Everyone in your organisation needs to know about GDPR and ensure that they have been given clear guidance on the regulations and procedures that need to be in place for due diligence.

Come along to our workshop to find out what GDPR means for e5 users, Advanced customers and the finance function in general. 


What else is happening at the workshop? 

The meeting will also look at e5.5 customer upgrades, future development and host the Infochange Annual General Meeting 2017.  Our workshops also offer members great networking opportunities, a chance to have informal discussions with Advanced and e5 users and share best practice and product knowledge.  Many members learn things they never knew (or may have never learned) by attending events like these – why not come along and see what valuable insight you might uncover? 


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Agenda Timings

09.30-10.00   Registration & Refreshments

10.00-10.05   Welcome & Introductions

11.00   GDPR compliance – what you need to know, where you should be, how to get there - Phil Lea, Head of Security & Compliance (Advanced)

11.00-11.30   GDPR and the e5 Business Suite – Advanced preparations - Dennis Kirton, e5 and Collaborative Planning Product Manager (Advanced)

11.30-12.00   Cyber Security – how to use risk treatment to drive additional controls in cyber security - Phil Lea, Head of Security & Compliance (Advanced)

12.00-12.15   Infochange AGM - Julie Bodman, Chair, Infochange

12.15-13.00   Lunch

13.00-14.00   Customer Panel Session: e5.5 Upgrade Update (Q&A) 

14.00-15.00   e5 User Development Forum (Q&A) - Dennis Kirton, e5 and Collaborative Planning Product Manager (Advanced)

15.00-15.15   Q&A and a round-up of the day

15.15-15.30   Meeting Close & Refreshments


GDPR is very important and there are hefty fines for breaching this new legislation, so make sure you come along and join us at this session to find out how e5 users can prepare for GDPR.  Simply register your free place online at but spaces are limited, so don't delay - register today.  We are offering all our members two free places at the session, with extra places being allocated if space allows. 


If you have any queries regarding the above workshop please contact Sallie Bentley at Infochange on 01462 742 927 or by e-mail at


We look forward to seeing you in December and hope you can join us for the workshop and a mince pie.


Best wishes

Julie Bodman
Infochange Chair
T: 01462 742 927


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