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Speaker Interview: Mladen Marinović

General Data Protection Regulation and PostgreSQL   Thursday 12:50   Baltic I

Twitter: @mladenmarinovic GitHub: marinovic LinkedIn: mladenmarinovic Company website: Previous talks:

Could you briefly introduce yourself?

My name is Mladen Marinović and I am the CTO of Smartivo, a fleet management solution based in Croatia. My role can be better described with the popular "Full-stack" prefix because Smartivo has a small IT team so writing and reviewing code, installing servers and administering databases are tasks that I do on a weekly basis. When I code I do it mainly in python and Go. I am friend with the blue elephant since he was 7.4.

Have you enjoyed previous conferences, either as attendee or as speaker?

I started attending PgConf.EU since 2012 in Prague. After that I was a speaker in 2015 in Vienna and 2016 in Tallinn. I hope to keep having great talks for upcoming conferences.

What will your talk be about, exactly? Why this topic?

The talk I'll be giving is about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be in effect starting May 25th, 2018. The GDPR introduces some requirements for almost every company that processes personal data of EU residents. Within the GDPR personal data is very broadly defined so it will most probably affect everyone. In the talk I'll give on an overview of the GDPR parts, try to give advice how to solve some technical problems using PostgreSQL as your data platform, and offer additional references and advices for solving the organisational parts.

What is the audience for your talk?

If your company will be affected by the GDPR and you already use or plan to use PostgreSQL, this talk might provide some useful insights.

What existing knowledge should the attendee have?

Some intermediate knowledge about PostgreSQL is preferred (replication/backup stuff), but I will try to explain the concepts in simple terms for beginners and nontechnical people.