Who am I?

Hi, I am Sam Glynn.

After 15+ years working in various IT roles within the financial services industry, I have been providing independent IT advice to financial services firms since 2012.

I close the gap between those who speak techie and those who need to hear plain English.

My clients

Most of my clients are regulated financial services organisations.

Some are Irish businesses who need their IT and organisational security defences 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.

(I do not publish a list of past or current clients but they are happy to provide references if you need them.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 secure and fit-for-purpose.

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 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

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

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

Institute of Directors (www.iodireland.ie)

Institute of Banking (www.iob.ie)