Martin Dobbins, Sage Advisory s.á.r.l.

Martin Dobbins

Martin Dobbins is the Founder and CEO of Sage Advisory, s.á.r.l., with over 30 years of international experience in the financial industry. He provides advisory services and independent directorships to some of the leading Asset Management, Financial Service and Technology firms. He supports Investment Boards, Venture Capital and Private Equity firms in acquisition due diligence, investment analysis, regulatory framework, AML/KYC/CFT, corporate governance & compliance and project management. Martin has had management assignments in Asia / Pacific, UK, Continental Europe and the U.S. He was the former European and Luxembourg CEO & Country Head for a U.S. Bank where he chaired the Luxembourg executive group. He led the growth and development of its Luxembourg entity to be the leading Fund Administrator and was a key executive member in numerous global acquisitions. As a global systemically important institution he was the lead executive to the European Central Bank’s Joint Supervisory Team.

08.45 - 09.00

Chairperson’s introduction

  • Introduction of agenda including defining the objectives of the Cybersecurity Working groups and the SWGs

09.00 - 09.45

A view from the regulators on cybersecurity - expectations and concerns

  • The existing and upcoming regulatory developments
  • What keeps them awake at night in relation to cyber risks

09.45 - 10.30


  • What is considered good governance and oversight of the boards, executive committees and senior management
  • Governance: what are the roles and responsibilities of each party
  • Reporting: overview of internal and external reporting and its frequencies 
  • Risk management regarding the outsourcing of activities
  • Cloud technology and related oversight and governance matters

11.00 - 11.40

The impact of Artificial Intelligence on cybersecurity

  • Is AI disruptive or an enabler for cybersecurity?
  • Increasing cyber risks due to AI and other technological developments
  • Use of AI in cyber risk management and cybersecurity

11.40 - 12.25

How effective are you in reacting cyber-attacks?

  • A cyber-attack case study: what happened before and after? 
  • Protocols in cyber-event crisis management

12.25 - 12.35

Chairperson’s wrap-up

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