Who’s in Control? Dilemmas of the Digital Age

Who’s in Control? Dilemmas of the Digital Age

Dilemmas of the Digital Age is a panel discussion event focused on the exploration of various perspectives on the topics of IP ownership and GDPR issues in today’s world. The event will consists of two separate panel discussions, one focusing on IP Rights and Student Entrepreneurship, and the other on GDPR and Data Capitalization.


Time & date: Wednesday, the 29th of May between 13:30 to 18:30 (the event will finish at 17:00, followed by networking drinks).

Location: Community for Learning & Innovation (CLI) at Campus Woudestein, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

PANEL DISCUSSION 1: IP Rights and Student Entrepreneurship

How can you protect your digital inventions with protection rights, such as copyright, patents and trademarks, and what kind of protection right might fit your business model? How can you check on your competitors, your technology field or your main markets in freely available databases or with the help of professionals? Ask all the questions about intellectual property protection you always wanted to know.

Our panelists for the ‘IP rights and Student Entrepreneurship’ discussion are as follows:
Matthijs Bulsink – Member of the TU/e Innovation Space team + IP advocate
Karen Kraan-Sam – Patent Advisor for Breda & Rotterdam
David Mulder – Attorney-at-law IP at Taylor Wessing
Peter van Dongen – IP advisor at Netherlands Patent Office

PANEL DISCUSSION 2: GDPR and Data Capitalization

What is our data really used for? Where do we draw the line between customer rights and data capitalization? By analyzing the impact and relative importance of the recent GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), we will discuss whether this new regulation is enough to protect our privacy, in an attempt to redefine this concept.

Our panelists for the ‘GDPR and Data Valorization’ discussion are as follows:
Eugene Bascerano – GDPR Leader at Avery Dennison
Kylie de Kok –
 Data Protection Officer at Port of Rotterdam
Güven Erkaslan –
Founder of Privacy Direct
Wouter-Bas van der Vegt
– Global Data Protection & Information Security Officer at Randstad


Deadline to sign up: 26th of May, 23:59!

Ticket price FREE.