Kalliopi Spyridaki is Chief Privacy Strategist at SAS, the leader in data analytics. She joined SAS in 2007. In her role today, Kalliopi focuses on public policy and legal compliance in Europe and Asia Pacific. Kalliopi works with regulators and policymakers to help shape laws and government policies that impact SAS and its customers related to privacy, artificial intelligence and the wide spectrum of data governance. She also assists with SAS’s privacy compliance program aiming to ensure that SAS and its customers remain in the forefront of global privacy requirements. She feels the most intriguing part of her work is striving to bridge the gaps between the making of a law, its implementation and the rapid pace of technology evolution with its transformative power for business and our society. Kalliopi has lived and worked in Brussels since 2002.
Before joining SAS, she worked on data protection law, competition law and various aspects of consumer law in various law firms, industry associations and institutions. She holds a law degree from the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece. Kalliopi also has a master’s degree from the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany and has completed the Advanced Community Law professional training programme (ACLT) on competition law at the College of Europe, Belgium. She has been a member of the Athens Bar Association since 2003. Kalliopi speaks four languages. She enjoys doing sports and playing music.