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The Current State of Technology: An Interview with Giuliano Liguori

Published March 14, 2023 / Updated November 22, 2023

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Securiti recently had the opportunity to speak with Giuliano Liguori, CEO of Kenovy and a digital transformation leader, innovation manager, and board of directors member of the CIO Club Italia. He has extensive experience in the fields of project management, business process optimization, analytics, and data-driven decision-making. He is an expert in utilizing new technologies to drive business transformation and growth. He is also a consultant and keynote speaker on digital transformation, data analytics, and artificial intelligence.

As technology evolves rapidly, companies must adapt quickly to stay competitive. Giuliano has worked with numerous organizations to help them navigate the digital landscape and implement effective strategies to achieve their business goals. With a deep understanding of emerging technologies and a keen eye for innovation, he is a valuable resource for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve in the world of digital transformation.

In this interview, we will explore his insights and perspectives on the current state of technology, the challenges organizations face in the digital age, and the strategies that can help businesses succeed in a rapidly changing environment.

Q1. Can you describe your experience with implementing privacy and security measures in digital transformation projects?

In digital transformation projects, privacy and security are crucial considerations because such projects often involve the collection, storage, and processing of sensitive personal or business data.

As a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in IT, I have gained extensive experience in implementing privacy and security measures in digital transformation projects. In the past, I have held DPO roles for several Italian companies. I created "KIT GDPR 2.0" and implemented it for my clients to help them comply with GDPR. Additionally, I hold certifications in both GDPR and ISO 27001, equipping me with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure the privacy and security of sensitive data.

In my past CIO role, I have implemented various privacy and security measures in digital transformation projects, including data encryption, access control, data management, network security, and compliance with privacy regulations. I have also established incident response plans to ensure that any security incidents or breaches are handled quickly and effectively. These experiences have helped me understand the importance of privacy and security in digital transformation projects.

Now as CEO of Kenovy, I am committed to ensuring that all personal and business data of our clients are protected and secure. I believe that technology should enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations while also respecting the privacy and security of sensitive data.

Q2. How should businesses approach privacy risk assessment and management in digital projects?

Privacy risk assessment and management is a critical aspect of digital projects and should be approached in a systematic and comprehensive manner. This involves defining the privacy requirements for the project, conducting a privacy impact assessment, establishing a privacy management plan, implementing technical and organizational measures, continuously monitoring and reviewing the privacy risks, and ensuring compliance with privacy regulations. Doing so will ensure that the project is carried out in a secure and compliant manner and that the privacy and security of sensitive data is protected.

Q3. How important is ensuring that privacy considerations are integrated into the design and development process of digital systems and applications?

Integrating privacy considerations into the design and development process of digital systems is essential for ensuring the safety of users and the protection of their data. This ensures that the systems are compliant with applicable privacy regulations, such as GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA. Implementing privacy considerations in the development process also helps to prevent unauthorized access and use of sensitive information, build user trust, identify and mitigate privacy risks, and maintain a positive reputation. All of these benefits make it essential to ensure that privacy considerations are integrated into the design and development process of digital systems and applications.

Q4. Can you describe your approach to complying with privacy regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, or HIPAA in digital projects?

Complying with privacy regulations like GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA in digital projects requires a strategic approach. The first step is to ensure that the project team understands the specific requirements of the applicable privacy regulation. Then, a privacy risk assessment should be conducted and a plan should be developed outlining mitigation measures and monitoring procedures.

Best practices dictate that technical and organizational measures should be implemented, monitored, and continuously reviewed for their effectiveness. It's also important to keep documentation updated and provide training to the team on privacy regulations.

In my opinion, this approach provides a strong foundation for ensuring compliance and protecting sensitive data.

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Q5. How should businesses educate and communicate privacy practices to stakeholders, including customers and partners?

To effectively manage privacy, businesses should communicate their privacy practices to stakeholders, such as customers and partners. This includes developing a clear privacy policy, being transparent about data practices, providing educational materials to customers, clearly communicating privacy practices to partners, and providing employee training on privacy regulations and company policies.


Giuliano provided valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities that organizations face in the digital age. From the importance of developing a clear digital strategy to the need for a culture of innovation and continuous learning, their expertise sheds light on key factors that can help businesses thrive in today's rapidly changing environment.

Their deep understanding of emerging technologies and their real-world experience in implementing digital solutions make them a valuable resource for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve. As technology continues to shape the world we live in, it is clear that the insights and perspectives shared by Giuliano will remain highly relevant and insightful for years to come.

Omer Imran Malik

Authored by Omer Imran Malik

Omer Imran Malik (CIPP/US, CIPM) is a data privacy and technology lawyer with significant experience in advising governments, technology companies, NGOs and legislative think-thanks on data privacy and technology related legal issues and is an expert in modeling legal models for legal technology. He has been a prominent contributor to numerous esteemed publications, including Dawn News, IAPP and has spoken at the World Ethical Data Forum as well.

His in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in the industry make him a trusted source for cutting-edge insights and information in the ever-evolving world of data privacy, technology and AI related legal developments.

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