Stephan Besold is an experienced legal and compliance expert focusing on IT law, data protection, outsourcing and information security. He spent over 15 years of his international (DE, USA, UK and CH) career as in-house counsel and data protection officer at leading software and IT distribution companies, specialized in the financial industry. Stephan Besold develops strategies for data governance, data protection and information security and supports clients in successfully implementing these strategies worldwide. In addition to his legal degrees in Germany and Switzerland, he is a certified expert in compliance (FIBAA), data protection (CIPP/E) and information security (CISM/ISACA). He is a guest lecturer in data protection at the Europa-Institut of the University of Zurich for CAS Financial Market Law. In addition, he conducts research on (data protection) legal foundations in digital ecosystems.