Four Exciting New Speakers Added To GDI’s Innovation Conference Line-Up


This week, GDI is pleased to confirm that we have added four exciting new speakers to our Innovation in Online Dating Conference 2015 line-up.

Representatives from ITN, DataIQ, Wiggin LLP and dating app Her will all be speaking at the event in London next month, covering a range of interesting topics related to today’s online dating industry.

Speaking on behalf of British news provider ITN is award-winning television news journalist Geoff White.

White is currently employed by Channel 4 News, and has a particular focus and expertise in covering areas concerning tech security, personal data, privacy and e-crime.

His previous exclusives have ranged from internet dating fraud to Russian cybercrime gangs.

Most significantly, his journalism exposed the hacking of the sensitive data of 3.9m people from AdultFriendFinder.

He is also a regular public speaker, has given corporate presentations about hacking scandals and is the co-creator of The Secret Life of Your Mobile Phone.

Christine Andrews, Managing Director of Data IQ Consulting at the data security consultancy service will also be giving a talk at the event, providing insight into data security and how to avoid harmful breaches.

Andrews is the joint owner of Data IQ, which was formed in 1996 and specialises in “data governance, research, audit and advisory services and technologies to firstly de-risk data assets and once protected help our clients use their data to drive business performance.”

Also speaking at our one day conference will be David Deakin, who leads the Digital Media group at London law firm Wiggin LLP.

Wiggin is a prestigious niche law firm that specialises in media, covering areas such as TV and film, sport, betting, technology and publishing.

Deakin spent over 12 years as an in-house lawyer in internet and media companies, including as Head of Legal for Digital and Technology at BBC Worldwide Limited and has also worked conjunction with the ODA, advising the online dating industry on important areas such as consumer law and data protection.

The fourth company confirmed to speak is Her, the exciting queer dating app for women.

A member of the app’s London team will be speaking at our conference, following its recent launch across the US.

In March, the female-focused LGBT app rebranded from Dattch to Her, revamping its strategy, design and focus.

Since its rebrand, the app has transformed into more of a lesbian community, changing the way users interact and adding a strong events model — giving users info on local community events, news and blogs.

For more information about the conference go here, and buy your ticket here.