January 17, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Chartered Accountants House
47 Pearse St
Emily Glen

Each New Year, we promise ourselves we are going to get fitter and become a better version of you.

But from your business perspective, how can you get β€œfit” for the New Year and beyond? How can Fintech help? Can it help?

At this event we will hear from the Central Bank on Fintech and an outline of their priorties for the year ahead.

We will also hear from one of the leading Irish firms, Fenergo, on how they and their products have helped firms deal with the increasing regulatory burden but also on what the potential for Fintech and Regtech technologies are.

Title: Are you Fit for Fintech?
Date: Wednesday, 17th January 2018
Speaker: Gerry Cross, Director of Policy and Risk, Central Bank of Ireland, and
Colm Heffernan, COO, Fenergo
Venue: Chartered Accountants House, 47 – 49 Pearse Street
Time: 12:00pm Registration & Networking
12:30pm Seminar commences
13:35pm AGM commences 
CPD: The CPD code for this event is 2018-0030
Fee: Free


Topics discussed in this talk will include:

  • Central Bank view on Fintech and Regtech
  • Central Bank view on regulatory priorities for 2018
  • How regulatory compliance solutions work/help
  • The future for Fintech/Regtech and how it can help compliance and compliance officers.

Panel of speakers:

Gerry Cross, Director of Policy and Risk, Central Bank of Ireland

Gerry Cross has been Director of Policy and Risk at the Central Bank of Ireland since May 2015. He is responsible for the Bank’s Prudential and Financial Conduct policy and its supervisory risk framework (PRISM) . Prior to joining the Central Bank, he was Managing Director for Advocacy at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME). He previously worked at the Institute of International Finance in Washington where he was Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs.

Gerry spent eight years in policy functions at the UK Financial Services Authority. He has also been Director of Group Credit Policy at Fortis Group. A barrister by training, Gerry completed a law degree at UCD and Master of Laws at Cambridge University before attending Kings Inns, Dublin


Colm Heffernan, COO, Fenergo

Colm Heffernan has been the Chief Operating Officer of Fenergo Ltd. since March, 2015. Mr. Heffernan has over three decades of industry experience, he joined Fenergo from Adobe Systems, where he spent 15 years in a variety of senior roles. Most recently, he served as Senior Director with Adobe Global Services, with responsibility for the strategy and direction of the $400m Global Services division. In Fenergo, Colm is responsible for the strategic direction of Fenergo’s Global Professional Services division, with specific remit over Client Success, Project Delivery, Pre-Sales, Client Support and Client Training


The AGM will commence immediately after the event for an estimated duration of approx. 20 minutes.