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Data - executive in-person roundtable lunch

Kill Data, Not Devices: How to Embrace the Next Generation of Data Sanitization  

25th of April | 12 pm - 2 pm
The Dylan, Amsterdam 

Physically destroying assets can be unsustainable, inefficient, insecure, and even non-compliant. To minimize risk exposure, faster, more immediate, and thorough data sanitization strategies are recommended. 

Join our roundtable where we will evaluate the industry’s most prevalent data sanitization approach, including its benefits and pitfalls. We’ll also discuss the next generation method of sanitization, software-based data erasure.  

Discussion topics 

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The largely unknown security shortfalls of the prevalent data sanitization method 

Impacts of physical destruction on your ESG (environmental, social, and governance) goals and global ecosystems  

The alternatives to current methods that provide more efficient business and improved compliance outcomes  

How some organizations are taking an active role in protecting data, their firms’ reputations, and the environment 

Your Host


Yves Gheeraert

Senior Director France, Benelux, South Europe & LATAM


Yves Gheeraert, is regarded as a data sanitization expert, with 15+ years’ experience in the data erasure industry. With a keen eye for streamlining corporate IT security efficiencies and maintaining compliance with data privacy legislation, he is often regarded as a trusted advisor among customers.


About Blancco

Blancco Technology Group, a carbon-neutral supplier, provides organizations with secure, compliant, and automated solutions that accelerate the transition to the circular economy. Each year, tens of millions of Blancco erasures allow top-tier organizations to protect end-of-life data against unauthorized access, safely redeploy data storage assets, and firmly comply with increased data protection and privacy requirements. Our precise device diagnostics help move used IT assets confidently into the circular economy, enabling enterprises, IT asset disposition (ITAD) vendors and recyclers, and mobile industry stakeholders to operate more sustainably.  


About Lenovo

Lenovo offers you the industry’s broadest portfolio of end-to-end technology solutions, from the pocket to the cloud. We partner with your IT team to customize these solutions and drive your intelligent transformation, making future ready technology available today – and sustainable for tomorrow.


About The Dylan, Amsterdam


A five-star boutique hotel in a unique historical building. Located in the heart of the “9-streets” area on the prestigious “Keizersgracht” canal, The Dylan Amsterdam is the ideal home base as you discover the hidden treasures of Amsterdam’s past and present by foot or bike.


How do In-person Fine Dining Lunch's work?


Our bespoke private Roundtable Dining Experiences are designed to create the perfect private intimate setting.  Engage and enjoy peer-to-peer networking with meaningful conversations. 

Expand your learning, come away inspired, and be able to tackle key projects. Identify hazards & solutions for your critical business challenges. Make useful connections with peers through exclusive networking. Hear other perspectives and challenges, and share your own experiences. Valuable conversations with fellow executives facing similar experiences.

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Fredrik Forslund

VP & GM International 


As Vice President and General Manager of International Sales, Fredrik brings over 20 years of experience in IT security. This includes most recently leading Blancco's data center and cloud erasure initiatives and before that, founding SafeIT, a security software company focusing on encryption and selective data erasure. With an extensive amount of knowledge and experience in data erasure strategy and innovation, he is regarded as a thought leader among customers and partners. 

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Burke Stephenson

Security Business Manager EMEA

Lenovo ThinkShield

Burke is a results driven cyber security and IT sales leader who specialises in growing businesses through hyper revenue growth, direct/indirect go to market strategies, marketing, vendor management, hiring. A proven sales leader with success in developing and growing business markets. 

Frequently Asked Questions:


How long does a digital roundtable take to complete?

Our roundtables are 90 minutes. 

What is the cost to attend?

There is no cost to attend.

Do I have to be a C level executive to register? 

You can register, however most of our meetings are for senior business leaders.  You can keep up to date with our content and news by registering. 


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Engage in shared learning with like-minded industry leading executives tackling similar initiatives and challenges

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Deliver and exchange ideas and solutions in a intimate collaborative environment

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Success in finding solutions with the world's leading supplier companies to solve your challenges

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