BCS has previously run two webinars with legal experts on the impact of Schrems 2 on dataflows. This third instalment discusses effects on VAT, invoicing, rules of origin – general trade requirements – and we take a look at intellectual property, trademark and copyright implications. IT is a business partner so is well placed to quantify friction and costs for an organisations' backend to inform any business decision.


Mark Darbyshire CTO, Platforms and Technologies, SAP UKI.

Dr. Mark Darbyshire has been SAP UK’s Platform & Technologies CTO since 2016. Mark helps customers understand the benefits the intelligent enterprise – digital connectivity, APIs, real-time intelligent analytics – can bring to organizations as they become data-driven businesses. Mark also helps customers understand how to get there quickly and efficiently. Previously, Mark was SAP’s UKI Chief Technology Adviser, and has held CTO positions at TIBCO Software and Software AG. Mark has Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Physics from the University of Bristol.

Dr Kuan Hon

Dr W Kuan Hon is author of Data localization laws and policy - the EU data protection international transfers restriction through a cloud computing lens (Edward Elgar, 2017), and an English solicitor and New York attorney. Kuan is a Director in the Privacy, Security and Information Law team of leading technology law firm Fieldfisher. She advises on data protection (including transfers) and security-related laws and also broader tech law issues, having degrees in computing science as well as law. Kuan previously volunteered for the UK Information Commissioner's Office and the UK National Cyber Security Centre. She is also an Editor of the Encyclopedia of Data Protection and Privacy, a guest lecturer for computing science students at Imperial College London, and a member of the UN Privacy Preserving Techniques Legal Task Team.

Jane Lambert

Jane Lambert is a Barrister at the intellectual property bar. Her special interest is advising and representing startups and other small business. She has been in many IP cases including Twentieth Century Fox v BT, Twentieth Century Fox v Harris, IBCOS and TIPS v Daman. Jane is the author of a number of books and articles on IP and keeps the NIPC Law blog which includes over 100 articles on Brexit. She is also an arbitrator and mediator and sits on the WIPO dispute resolution panel.


Brian Runciman Head of Content and Insight, BCS

Discussion outline:

  • What major areas the IT function will be impacted by this Brexit deal?
  • A look at general trade requirements
  • What should you prioritise in your organisations’ response?
  • Where does IP, trademarks and copyright come in?
  • How can the IT function contribute effectively to the business decisions that will be needed?
Webinar: Impact of the Brexit deal on the IT sector and function
Date and time
Wednesday 27 January, 12:30pm - 1:15pm
This event is sold out