Central Bank of Ireland & Cluster Innovation Workshop hosted at CluneTech

During the 1st session, the Central Bank of Ireland Innovation Hub Address included:

    • An insightful address from the Central Bank of Ireland Innovation Hub.
    • Overview of the Consultation Paper on Innovation Engagement.
    • Discussion on the ambition to implement an innovation sandbox with a thematic approach

The 2nd Session, an Innovation Workshop Facilitated by Dr. Patrick Lynch included:

      • An interactive workshop aiming to shape the FTCoE facility and strategy.
      • Central Bank of Ireland Consultation Paper Overview
      • Collaborative response development to the Central Bank of Ireland’s Consultation Paper.


The CBI Innovation Hub seeks your valuable input to:


  • Deepen their understanding of innovation in the financial services sector.
  • Better inform their regulatory approach aligned with a well-functioning financial system.
  • Embed a regulatory culture in fledgling and fast-growing firms.
  • Better explain to innovative firms what being regulated entails.

Innovation Workshop Goals:

  • Respond collectively to the CBI Consultation Paper Questions.
  • Discuss and provide feedback on the Innovation Hub’s enhancements and proposed Innovation Sandbox Programme.

Consultation Paper Questions:

  1. What is your feedback on the enhancements underway with the Innovation Hub? Are there other areas that should be developed?
  2. What is your feedback on the proposal to establish an Innovation Sandbox Programme? Will the proposal support the Central Bank in meeting our overall objectives?
  3. What is your feedback on the operating model of the Innovation Sandbox Programme?
  4. Are there specific themes or areas of innovation that the Central Bank Innovation Sandbox Programme should address?

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Vice President - Cyber security - State Street

Liam is an experienced Cyber Security Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and security industry. Skilled in Incident Response, People Management, Talent Development and Process improvement. Strong SOC and Talent Management experience with a MSc in Computing focused on Applied Cyber Security from Technological University Dublin. While also holding certs in GIAC SANs Incident handler (GCIH) & Cyber Security Leadership from the Professional development academy.

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