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About Mary Loughney

Mary has over 13 years of experience across digital and technology emerging risk, including 7 years in NYC working with fortune 100 companies designing and implanting IT and Business presses through the lens of digital risk. Mary joined Google where she worked in Corporate Engineering Compliance. She was responsible for overseeing Google’s Corporate IT and Digital risk processes and ensuring business, compliance and legal requirements were met including obligations relating to systems and business resilience while automating where possible.

Mary spent 9 years with Deloitte and KPMG most of which was in New York. Mary also developed a publication on the subject of ‘DORA’, ‘Artificial Intelligence Act’, ‘Digital Services Act’ ‘IT Risk Management’ and ‘Using Analytics and Visualization to support the Risk Management function’.

At Google, Mary partnered and led teams cross functionally with Technical Program Leaders and Infrastructure Leaders in managing risks under various regulatory and contractual obligations. This included supply chain risk, network and infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence risk and designing extensive risk assessment initiatives to proactively ensure that good hygiene is incorporated to handle the ever growing compliance needs.

Mary then joined Grant Thornton Ireland as Head of Technology and Digital Risk Consulting and has extensive experience working with C-Suite stakeholders to design enterprise wide Business and IT Risk Management frameworks, SOPs to accomplish various compliance objectives including; IPO Readiness, Operational Resilience, DORA, Security, Privacy, Third Party / Vendor Risk Management, Internal Audit and internal controls programs as well as processes associated with ICFR readiness, SOC 1, SOC 2, NIST Guidance, SOX and IPO Readiness.

As organizations increasingly embrace emerging technologies and artificial intelligence to drive innovation, there has been a developing focus on the importance of digital operational resilience and new evolving regulation from the European Commission.

This presentation aims to delve into key aspects of the fast impending Digital Operational Resilience Act, and the AIA (Artificial Intelligence Act) shedding light on how it intersects with the dynamic landscape of emerging technologies.

The European Commission have established regulation and technical guidance to help expand focus from ensuring firms remain resilient to also making sure they’re able to maintain resilient operations through a severe operational disruption.

DORA delves into Information Communication Technology (ICT) requirements going a step further with third parties, testing, incident management, reporting and more.
This session aims to be interactive with polling questions throughout so you can share your challenges and thoughts. It will aim to provide a tactical approach for ‘DORA Readiness’ as well as what to expect from the upcoming AI regulation and how this might affect firms.

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