An excellent cybersecurity initiative led by the Finnish Ambassador to Ireland, Raili Lahnalampi was held on Wednesday 17th May in Dublin. The event focussed on fostering collaboration between Finnish and Irish companies and broader stakeholder groups. Denise Manton, Executive Director of EMPOWER Data Governance chaired an insightful panel discussing trusted cybersecurity and cyber-resilience partnerships and collaborations between Finland and Ireland – delivering benefits for both economies. With best practice in data governance and cyber going hand in hand, Denise welcomed the opportunity to chair the panel exploring the opportunities, the challenges and the mechanisms that are needed to move forward.

Denise was joined by expert panelists, Jouni Wirtavuori and Reima Kuutsa from Patria, Jarno Salonen from VTT, Dr. Donna O’Shea from Munster Technological University and Brian Honan from BH Consulting. Dr. Donna O’Shea also provided a comprehensive overview of the current cyber landscape in Ireland and IVI member, Daragh O Brien presented the detailed findings from the market analysis study conducted by Castlebridge on the high potential areas for collaboration at both a sector and product segment level.

Daragh O’Brien of Castlebridge and IVI member presenting