Engaging citizens in the legislative process is a crucial matter that benefits society as a whole. In this article, Propylon's CEO John Harrington looks at ways the Internet can bridge the distance between citizens and the legislative process. 

Improving transparency to engage citizens in the legislative process by Propylon on Exposure

Propylon ranked 23rd in Great Places to Work

Propylon is delighted to announce that they have been officially recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Workplaces in 2016. This prestigious accolade was presented at the Great Place to Work Awards in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin on Wednesday 24th February. 

Commenting on the fantastic achievement for all 65 organisations that have been recognised this year, CEO of Great Place to Work Ireland, John Ryan said that - 

“At this stage, most organisations have seen the importance of defining their culture and supporting its development with practices, real lived values, and a clear set of desired  behaviours to drive organisational performance. In the past, only the most progressive companies focused on these areas. Today it is the norm. If organisations don’t have clear metrics around their people performance and engagement they are seen as laggards. It is now common to see monthly reports via pulse systems monitoring engagement levels, enabling interventions to be fashioned in real time. This year’s listed organisations have gone one step further, ensuring there is a clear alignment between their culture, climate, structure, practices and behaviours. This creates an employee experience where talent can thrive, and the organisation can adapt and achieve. Personally, I would like to congratulate each and every person in the organisations who have achieved the status of ‘great’, as it is clear that leadership or HR cannot make this happen alone. It is a group effort that requires everybody’s energy, enthusiasm, and engagement.”

Propylon was announced as the 23rd placed organisation on the Best Small Workplaces in Ireland 2016 list.

Commenting on the award Dan Murphy, COO acknowledged that "This is an amazing achievement for us as a company who has entered for the first time."

Sean McGrath steals the show at GRCTC Symposium

Propylon's Sean McGrath spoke at the inaugural ‘GRC’ Symposium. The Symposium theme was ‘Managing transformational regulatory change and complexity: developing sustainable FinTech solutions.’

Sean was reputed to have ‘stolen the show’ with his ‘take’ on the chasm that exists between computer science and the law, highlighting that the very definition of ‘GRC’ is still in a state of flux and will be for some time, also citing Bismarck’s ‘sausage machine’.

The Financial Services GRCTC is a multi-institutional, industry-led research centre hosted by University College Cork (UCC). The centre was established in March 2013, as part of Ireland’s Technology Centre Programme, with 5 years of research funding from Enterprise Ireland and the IDA. The GRTC is an centre of excellence for innovation and research in semantic technologies for GRC in financial services.

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Propylon are excited to be part of the GRCTC. Pictured here at the launch with Taoiseach Enda Kenny is Propylon's CTO, Sean McGrath (second from left).

The GRCTC’s mission is to undertake business-focused research and development for the benefit its members and other stakeholders. Its objective is to provide innovative solutions, based on semantic technologies, to the GRC problems that confront the financial industry. The Financial Services GRCTC is a multi-institutional, industry-led research centre hosted by University College Cork (UCC).

Find out more about how Propylon's TimeArc product can support you in your GRC programmes.

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