Leona O’Brien is a Senior Regulatory Technology Researcher in the Department of Business Information Systems at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. Her research interests include semantic technologies, financial regulation, and regtech/fintech. Ms. O’Brien has been widely published, has collaborated on several regtech innovations, and has been awarded nearly US $500K in research funding. She is a speaker and panel member of industry conferences on regtech. Ms. O’Brien earned a master of laws degree and a bachelor of civil law degree from UCC. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.