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Colum Lyons

Colum Lyons is the CEO and founder of ID-Pal, an end-to-end identity verification and AML screening solution that enables firms to verify identities and addresses in real time using 100% AI-powered technology and ensuring zero access to customer data. The platform is ISO 27001 and 9001 certified and winner of Best RegTech solution in the 2024 Merchant Payments Ecosystem (MPE) Awards. Recently appointed by the Irish Minister of State for Financial Services to the Ireland for Finance Industry Advisory Council (IAC), Colum is also a member of the Technology Council of Ireland and was previously part of the FinTech & Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI).

Prior to founding ID-Pal, Colum worked as a Trader and Stockbroker and has over 20 years’ experience working in the financial markets and has a deep understanding of financial services. Colum is a qualified charting analyst as well as a qualified financial advisor and is passionate about making identity verification simple, secure and convenient for businesses globally.

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