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Empowering Smarter and Safer Procurement – Cyber Security and Insurance

Building capacity to manage security risks as part of procurement in the current and evolving cyber threat environment

17th October 2023, St. Stephen’s Green Club, No. 9 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. Click here for map.

8.45 am – Registration / Tea, Coffee and Pastries

Introductions and Opening:

9.15 am – Welcome by Jimmy Deenihan and  Jeanne Copeland, CEO Greenville Procurement Partners

9.30 am –‘The Cyber Threat Landscape’
Keynote Speaker: Brian Collins, International Cyber Security Expert, Crucible Corporation, Advisor to NATO

10 am – ‘Cyber Insurance – Key Considerations for Public Procurement Professionals’
Keynote Speaker: Joe McCann, CEO Intercept Technologies

10.30 – Round Table Discussion and Q&A including any relevant questions submitted in advance. Chair: Patrick McGovern – 11.20 am Tea/Coffee Break

11.30 am – ‘Addressing Cyber Security in Public Procurement’
Keynote Speakers:  Commandant Paul Shorte, Directorate of Communications, Information Services & Cyber Defence, The Defence Forces

12 pm – ‘Security Considerations as part of procurement, Pitfalls and Tools for success’
Keynote Speakers: Lionel McCarthy and Jeanne Copeland, Greenville Procurement Partners

12.30 pm Round Table Discussion and Q&A including any relevant questions submitted in advance. Chair: Jimmy Deenihan

1pm – 1.45 pm Lunch

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Chairs & Speakers

Jimmy Deenihan
Jimmy Deenihan

Chairperson of Governing Body of MTU and former Minister for Arts & Heritage. Welcome address and chair of Session 1.

Jeanne Copeland
CEO, Greenville

Jeanne Copeland is CEO of Greenville Procurement Partners and is passionate about promoting the role of procurement in the public and utility sectors throughout the EU. Having successfully established a consulting and training business with a reputation for getting the job done, she is now focussed on growing Greenville and its range of services to support the Irish public sector meet current challenges including reduced supplier bases, growing costs, Brexit and effective contract management, all of which will doubtless have a major impact on Irish society in the years ahead.

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Brian Collins
Cyber Security Specialist

Brian Collins is a respected authority on cyber security issues and how it can affect us at international, national, organisational and personal levels. Currently an advisor to NATO Cyber command , Brian was formerly the CEO of AdaptiveMobile Security Ltd, a global leader in the provision of national critical infrastructure intelligence before it was sold to Swedish Group ENEA in 2021.A graduate of UCD he has been a board director of multiple public and private companies

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Joe McCann
CEO, Intercept Technologies

Joe McCann serves as the CEO of Intercept Technologies, a cybersecurity, governance risk and compliance, dark web intelligence, and insurance and audit firm. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Joe has led Intercept Technologies to become a disruptive player in the cybersecurity landscape in Ireland & UK. His strategic vision and industry expertise drive the company’s innovative solutions, helping organisations fortify their digital defences and navigate complex regulations.

Commandant Paul Shorte
Defence Forces

Commandant Paul Shorte currently holds the position of Staff Officer Telecommunications within the Directorate of Communications, Information Services & Cyber Defence, in the Defence Forces. As part of this role, Paul is responsible for a variety of procurements which at their core must consider security including cyber security at all stages of the procurement process. Paul holds qualifications in Computer Engineering, Cyber Crime Investigation and Public Procurement Law and has been part of response teams deployed to deal with cyber-attacks experienced by public organisation within the Irish State.

Lionel McCarthy
Procurement Consultant, Greenville

Lionel McCarthy is a senior consultant and trainer with extensive experience in the regulatory arena both as a procurement manager and consultant, he is driven by a total love of the minutiae of the legislation and jurisprudence, giving Greenville clients the edge on understanding and appreciation of the subtleties of working within the EU procurement regime. Lionel is also a committed Europhile dedicated to the philosophy of European trade and the benefits to be derived through the widest possible opening up of the public market to competition.

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Patrick McGovern
Procurement Consultant, Greenville

Patrick McGovern formerly Partner, Arthur Cox; BA (Mod), LLB (First Class) and sometime Foundation Scholar , TCD, admitted Solicitor in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Patrick has been ranked as one of the 10 most highly regarded individuals worldwide by the International Who’s Who of Procurement Lawyers.