Who am I?

Hi, I am Sam Glynn, founder of Code in Motion.

I help regulated firms to deliver capable, secure and compliant IT.

I typically work with COOs and CFOs who are accountable for IT, even though IT is not their primary area of expertise.

They tend to be under pressure to:

  • Deliver flexible, scalable, modern IT capabilities while also ensuring these capabilities
  • Align to the risk tolerance of the firm, its Risk & Compliance teams, CEO, and the Board, and
  • Align to the guidance of the regulators (primarily the Central Bank of Ireland and the Data Protection Commission).

My clients

Most of my clients are regulated financial services firms.

Some are Irish businesses who need their technical and organisational security measures to catch up with the latest cyber threats and the growing expectations of the Central Bank of Ireland.

Others are the Irish subsidiary or local office of international financial services firms that need to ensure they are managing their systems and technology providers in line with their parent’s expectations.

At times, I also help firms that sell services or solutions into regulated firms (e.g. SaaS providers), advising them on what it takes to align to the security and compliance needs of regulated firms.

(I do not publish a list of past or current clients but they are happy to provide references if you need them. In the meantime, you can get a sense of who I work with by looking at my connections on LinkedIn.)

My experience

2012 – Present: Independent IT adviser to financial services firms. I use my technology, risk management and data protection experience to ensure my clients’ systems, staff and IT providers are fit-for-purpose and secure.

2011 – 2012: IT service delivery manager, representing the delivery of IT services by Bank of Ireland and IBM to Northern Trust and State Street Global Advisors.

2009 – 2010: IT programme manager in Bank of Ireland, leading a number of initiatives to try to upgrade and rollout various Microsoft technologies across what was a diverse organisation of 13,000+ staff.

2001 – 2008: IT development manager for BIAM. I led teams of software developers and analysts in the delivery of new systems and system enhancements to client servicing, finance and risk & compliance teams. I was also the IT relationship manager to these business areas, ensuring their current problems and future needs were being addressed by the IT function.

1997 – 2001: Software development & IT management roles in BIAM (Ireland’s largest investment manager at the time). This role included the implementation and integration of document management systems, as well as leading the design and development of numerous secure banking websites.

My qualifications

MSc Applied Cybersecurity – Commenced in 2020

MSc Technology Management – 2008

Dip Psychology – 2001

BSc Computer Science – 1997

My current certifications

CIPP/E – Certified Information Privacy Professional (Europe)

CIPM – Certified Information Privacy Manager

CDPO – Certified Data Protection Officer

My current memberships

Institute of Directors (www.iodireland.ie)

Institute of Banking (www.iob.ie)

Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (www.acoi.ie)

International Association of Privacy Professionals (www.iapp.org)