European Business Ownership and Control Structures (“EBOCS”) is a project carried out with the financial support of the European Commission – Directorate-General Home Affairs under the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme (ISEC).
EBOCS is developing IT services to provide simplified and unified access to Business Register data on business ownership and control structures for financial analysis and investigation purposes thus increasing the level of transparency on legal entities.
The project is specifically targeted towards public Counter Crime Agencies (CCAs) involved in the fight against financial and economic crime.
Tower 81 was appointed as the EBOCS Technical Coordinator and is providing project management and registry domain consultancy to the project. We are responsible for the coordination of the 38 participants across 14 organisation and ultimately the timely delivery of project deliverables and the successful realisation of project outcomes.
The European Commission: e-CODEX
The goal of the e-CODEX project is to improve the cross-border access of citizens and businesses to legal means in Europe as well as to improve the interoperability between legal authorities within the EU. Tower 81 was appointed to provide domain expertise and project management services as part of the Irish consortium within the project. More information is available at www.e-codex.eu
European Business Register, EEIG
The EBR is an association of 27 Company Registry Authorities, each the official source of company information in its home jurisdiction, providing integrated online access to public company data. The EBR provides easy access to European company information online fresh from the source – each country’s official register.
Tower 81 provides Technical Management Services to the EBR. As part of this Technical Manager role, Tower 81 also delivers dedicated consultancy services to ensure the strategic technical progression of the network in line with the overall EBR Strategy.
Jersey Financial Services Commission
The Jersey Financial Services Commission (“the Commission”) is the Island’s unitary financial services regulator. It is responsible for the supervision and development of financial services provided in or from within the States of Jersey.
The Project/Services Provided
Tower 81 has been providing the financial regulator within Jersey with consultancy services on an ongoing basis since 2013. Projects that we have worked on with the Commission include:
- Registry Domain Expertise: Consultancy and review on registry ICT systems and best practice across Corporate; Intellectual Property; Security Interests; LEI and Aviation registries.
- Project Management: Provision of Project Management services across the Registry Programme of Work within the wider Commission change programme.
- Business Process Modelling: complete capture and analysis of their internal processes across the Commission’s Registry function.
- Global Best Practices Review: Review on the global initiatives and best practices within the corporate registry domain. Draft of report and recommendations as input to strategic direction of Registry transformation programme.
- Procurement Support: support of recent procurement process for a technical partner to support the organisation wide transformation programme.
States of Jersey: Jersey Aircraft Register
In 2014, Tower 81 worked with the Jersey Aircraft Registry (JAR) to support the development and launch of its aviation registration and mortgages systems. We were specifically engaged to undertake business analysis and feasibility work to identify the required technical components; implementation options and potential ICT suppliers.
Working with the Government officials; aviation experts and with our knowledge of the Registry domain identified the high level processes and system requirements needed to establish an operational Jersey Aircraft Register. We conducted market analysis to identify potential ICT suppliers and the suitability of existing product offerings.
Our final report provided a high-level requirements specification; identified options for implementation including our recommendations on how best to proceed. More information is available at www.jar.je
States of Jersey: Security Interests Register (Tangibles)
Tower 81 was engaged by the States of Jersey Government to undertake a feasibility report considering the ICT feasibility, impact and costs associated with the extension of the Securities Interest Law Register system to include tangible movable property.
Tower 81 worked with Government and external suppliers to identify the business requirements and technical options for implementation. A final report detailed the identified implementation options; a quotation of integration costs and technical integration details based on our analysis of external systems. Our deliverables included the development of User Interface illustrations and the facilitation of an industry workshop which proved invaluable to gauge fitness-for-purpose and stakeholder buy-in.