Decrypting the Digital Operational Resilience Act: What does DORA mean for your market business?

Insurance Technology Forums (ITF) Q3 ‘Security Matters’ Forum
Lloyd’s Library, Lloyd’s Building

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Decrypting The Digital Operational Resilience Act: What does DORA mean for your market business?

Join us at our Q3 ‘Security Matters’ forum on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at Lloyd’s Library, Lloyd’s Building, One Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA, from 12:00 to 14:00.

Northdoor is proud to sponsor this event which focuses on the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA).

Our very own AJ Thompson will be a keynote speaker at the event and will be covering the topic of Governance and Management of Third Parties.

At the forum, you will gain insights into DORA best practices, understand your obligations under the new regulations, and enhance your data security procedures. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with industry leaders over lunch.

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About DORA compliance for the financial sector

The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) came into force in January this year, and the financial sector businesses affected need to achieve DORA compliance by 17th January 2025.

For the financial sector as well as critical third parties that provide Information Communication Technologies (ICT)-related services to them e.g. cloud platforms, DORA lifts IT security best practice to a new level. Additionally, it enables resilient operations that can withstand, responds to and recover from all types of ICT-related disruptions caused by cyber security incidents and IT issues.

Given the broad scope of DORA, it addresses many topics that already apply to Financial Sector firms operating in the EU and the United Kingdom. However, it is more prescriptive around ICT and cyber resilience than current UK operational resilience regulation. Therefore, UK businesses will need to act quickly to determine if they fall within the scope of DORA, based on the range of types of financial markets activities included and whether those take place within EU jurisdictions.

To register, simply complete the Registration Form, and confirmation of your registration will be sent to your email address.


12:00 – 12:10 Arrival at Lloyd’s Library

12:10 – 12:20 Welcome and Introductions by Forum Chairman

12:20 – 13:30 Presentations and Q&A

13:30 – 14:00 Buffet Lunch and Networking in Lloyd’s Library Foyer

14:00 – 14:00 Close.


Darren Wray, Forum Chairman
Introductions and Scene Setting

Darren Wray is a regular speaker on the global stage about digital transformation, data governance and cyber-security management and a successful author. In a career spanning 25 years, Darren has worked with and advised many UK/global insurance businesses, technology giants and UK law enforcement/intelligence agencies.

Jess Tasellari, Senior Manager, Risk Advisory at Deloitte LLP
Understanding the impact that DORA will have on your organisation and key next steps

Jess is a Senior Manager in the Cyber, Data and Digital practice at Deloitte. She has over 10 years of experience in delivering security and resilience programmes in the financial sector. Jess has worked extensively with firms and regulators in drafting and implementing regulatory reviews, and most recently, this has included the DORA. Jess has supported financial sector organisations to unpack the DORA requirements and start preparing for compliance.

AJ Thompson, Chief Commercial Officer at Northdoor plc
Governance and management of third parties

Joining in 1997, AJ is responsible for Northdoor’s commercial strategy, has built a successful sales team, delivered to major clients and managed relationships with key partners such as IBM and Microsoft. His passion for ensuring customers get the very best possible service has ensured Northdoor has remained a market leader.

He is also considered an industry thought leader, providing commentary and advice on a number of subject areas, including data, cyber security, cloud computing, supply chain security and regulatory compliance, amongst other areas. He is regularly quoted in the press and is a trusted source for unbiased, expert comments.  AJ is a member of IBM’s Worldwide Security Advisory Council, focusing on data access and data security.

Shane Wallace Solutions Architect for Disaster Recovery and Cyber Recovery at Proact UK 
How does DORA affect your Cyber Recovery?

Shane is a highly experienced solutions architect for disaster recovery and cyber recovery. With a career spanning over 20 years, working alongside many of the UK’s leading blue chip application delivery and security vendors.

For more information about the event, please contact Stuart Favier, Client Insurance Manager or call 020 74488500.

Picture Update

Northdoor plc had the pleasure of attending the Insurance Technology Forums (ITF) Q3 ‘Security Matters’ Forum at Lloyd’s yesterday, featuring industry experts, including Northdoor’s AJ Thompson and Rob Batters, among other esteemed speakers.

The focus was on dissecting the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) and its impact on the Financial Services industry. A valuable knowledge-sharing opportunity.

Big thanks to ITF for organising such an informative and well-received event!

Insurance Technology Forums (ITF) Q3 ‘Security Matters’ Forum Lloyd’s Library, Lloyd’s Building

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