Neil Patrick


Neil Patrick

About Neil Patrick

Dr. Neil Patrick is a Director of SAP Centre of Excellence for GRC & Security covering EMEA. He has over 12 years’ experience in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) & Security fields. During this time he has been a managing consultant, run professional services delivery teams in the UK and USA, conducted customer business requirements sessions around the world, and sales and business development initiatives. Neil has presented core GRC and Security thought leadership sessions in strategic customer-facing engagements, conferences and briefing sessions.

When Is A Personal Data Breach A Personal Data Breach?

21-Nov-2017 | Neil Patrick

As of this writing, we have just over 190 days before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective on 25th May 2018. If you exclude weekends, that becomes just over 130 days. That

Modernize Your Business, And Consequently Cover GDPR: Part 2

22-Sep-2017 | Neil Patrick

In my last blog, I discussed European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) readiness—more specifically, how examining your company’s corporate culture is the first place to start.

Modernize Your Business, And Consequently Cover GDPR: Part 1

15-Sep-2017 | Neil Patrick

Part 1 in a 2-part series Nine months before the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective—what a poignant number! What will your company “give birth to”

The “Ayurvedic” Approach To GDPR

23-Jun-2017 | Neil Patrick

At around 11 months before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or Regulation (EU) 2016/679 becomes effective, how are things looking in the marketplace? GDPR is a topic I’ve been workin

GDPR: More Than Data Management, It’s About Governance

12-Apr-2017 | Neil Patrick

As you know, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or Regulation (EU) 2016/679, is the revision to the European Union (EU) data protection law that becomes enforceable on May, 25 2018. Late

GDPR: Point Solution Or Enterprise Solution?

17-Feb-2017 | Neil Patrick

In one of my previous blogs on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), I examined the complexity of GDPR and noted that it was complicated enough without having to manage incremental point

GDPR Is Complicated Enough—Let’s Not Obscure It With A ‘Compelling Event Gold Rush’

22-Dec-2016 | Neil Patrick

As many of you will know, the revision to the European Union (EU) data protection law is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or Regulation (EU) 2016/679, if you want the version. It becomes

enterprise risk management, GRC, financial compliance, governance, risk management

Enterprise Risk Management Will Rock You

29-Sep-2016 | Neil Patrick

I’ve been in the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) space for some 11 years now, always working for software vendors. And still, one of the most consistently frustrating experiences I have is se

Enterprise Risk Management Will Rock You

2-Sep-2016 | Neil Patrick

I’ve been in the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) space for some 11 years now, always working for software vendors. And still, one of the most consistently frustrating experiences I have is se