Lessons from Industry-Leading Instructors

Clinical Professor of Management Practice in Finance and Co-Director of the Stern Volatility and Risk Institute, NYU Stern School of Business

Richard Berner

Richard Berner is Clinical Professor of Management Practice in the Department of Finance, and, with Professor Robert Engle, is Co-Director of the Stern Volatility and Risk Institute. Berner served as the first Director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR) from 2013 until 2017. The Dodd-Frank Act established the OFR to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council; to promote financial stability by delivering high-quality financial data, standards, and analysis. Prior to his confirmation as OFR Director, Dick served as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury. Before joining the Treasury in April 2011, he was Co-Head of Global Economics at Morgan Stanley. He previously served as Chief Economist at Mellon Bank and as a member of Mellon's Senior Management Committee. Dick served as a Senior Economist for Morgan Stanley, Salomon Brothers, and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, and as Director of the Washington, D.C., office of Wharton Econometrics. For seven years, he worked on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington. He has also been an adjunct professor of economics at Carnegie-Mellon University and George Washington University. Dick has been a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, of the Panel of Economic Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office, of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research, of the Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Economic Analysis and an associate for the Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group II. He is a Past President and Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics. He received the 2007 William Butler Award for Excellence in Business Economics. Dick received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Global Head of Cybersecurity & Technology and Data Protection Regulatory Engagements, BNP Paribas

Fox Ahmed

Fox is the Global Head of Cybersecurity and Technology and Data Protection Regulatory Engagements and has a background in Cybersecurity, Technology, Risk Management, and Change Management. In this role, Fox is responsible for ensuring the Group has an effective risk-based approach in integrating Governance, Compliance and Global Regulatory requirements into programmes and digital initiatives with a focus on Cybersecurity and Technology Risk Management. He has over 20 years experience who has spent all his career working in Financial Services with the later part of his career in global leadership roles ranging from Change Management, Technology Risk Management, Vulnerability Management, Governance, Risk and Controls and Regulatory Advocacy. Fox is a published subject matter and an industry panellist speaker and mentor. Fox has been an active member with many global industry trade associations in helping shape the regulatory landscape for Cybersecurity. He has designed and led the implementation of cybersecurity and technology risk and control frameworks, policies, standards, risk monitoring measures as well as cybersecurity regulatory assessment frameworks. Also, Fox is adept at forging partnerships across different business lines and IT. He holds the following key industry certifications - Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, Security+, CRISC, CISM, CISA.

Head of Marketing & Communications, Electronic IDentification (eID)

Patricia Diez

Patricia is a growth hacker, a writer and an expert in marketing and communication with 10 years of international experience.

CEO, Muinmos

Remonda Kirketerp-Møller

Remonda is an expert in regulatory compliance with 20 years of experience in financial services. Remonda is as a visionary business leader, tech entrepreneur, financial industry veteran, qualified lawyer and CEO/Founder of Muinmos, Remonda has dedicated the last eight years to revolutionising regulatory compliance and client onboarding in the financial services sector. She is a recognised speaker and expert advisor on highly complex regulatory matters in the FinTech and RegTech space and is a contributing author of “The RegTech Book." Driven by a desire to simplify regulatory compliance for financial institutions, Remonda founded Muinmos in 2012 with a clear mission “to eliminate the regulatory burden which has hindered financial institutions in realizing and utilizing the full potential of their global client base." Muinmos proprietary Regulatory Compliance Engine, winner of the Best RegTech Reporting Solution in the Global Forex Awards 2020, is Muinmos’ innovative solution that uses algorithmic rule-based AI to automate client onboarding and regulatory compliance for financial institutions. Remonda has a proven track record using technology to automate highly complex legal and regulatory processes in financial services. As the former Director of the Legal and Compliance Department at Saxo Bank from 2003-2008, Remonda founded the Global Market Data Department specialising in big data analysis and process automation to support Saxo Bank’s global business strategy. In 2008, she co-founded CFH Group Companies, which has become a market leader in its global offering and in 2017 sold to Playtech, a FTSE 250 company with 4 Billion USD market capital. Remonda is authorized and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales, a member of the Danish Bar and Law Society, a recognised European lawyer, and holds a number of Board positions.

Founder and CEO, Aquaa Partners

Paul Cuatrecasas

Paul Cuatrecasas is the founder and CEO of Aquaa Partners, an investment banking firm based in London. Previously he was the Founder and a Partner of Alegro Capital from 2003-2010. Previous to Alegro, Paul was the co-founder and Managing Director of ARC Associates from 1993-2003. (ARC Associates was a leading independent London-based TMT mergers and acquisitions advisory practice with a full range of blue chip and entrepreneurial clients including Sonera, Cable & Wireless, Apax, Marconi, Equant, ICL, KKR, Permira and BT, amongst others). Prior to ARC Associates, Paul was a Senior Associate with Arkwright Capital (ex-Bain & Co. partners), an M&A and Corporate Finance advisory firm in London (1991-1993) and with GE Capital in their LBO and Restructuring Group in New York (1989-1991). Over the past twenty-eight years, Paul has completed over fifty merger and acquisition transactions around the world worth more than $25 billion dollars and over 70 corporate finance advisory and strategic consultancy assignments. He is the author of Go Tech or Go Extinct in which he shares his revolutionary approach to transforming legacy companies into forward-thinking industry leaders through the strategic acquisition of disruptive technology companies. Paul holds an MBA from Columbia University where he was awarded the Roswell C. McCrea Scholarship and a BA from Wake Forest University. Paul holds dual US and UK citizenship and speaks fluent Spanish. Paul has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, US News & World Report, and Forbes. He lives (most of the time) in London with his wife and three children.

CEO, Arctic Intelligence

Darren Cade

Darren is currently CEO of Arctic Intelligence, a global RegTech business that provides financial crime risk assessment software and assists customers in managing their risk and compliance obligations. He joined Arctic Intelligence as COO in 2017 to build out and lead the business operations and customer service teams. In addition, during his 3 years in that role, he steered product development, established sales and business development across international markets, and played a key part in business funding and financing. Previously, Darren led risk advisory and financial crime compliance teams at Macquarie Bank, Deloitte AU & UK and EY UK, responsible for AML, fraud, operational risk and other risk frameworks. Darren is a qualified chartered accountant and member of ACAMS.

Founder, Schwarzthal Tech / Associate Professor of Finance, Dauphine University

Marius-Cristian Frunza

Dr Marius-Cristian Frunza is the founder of Schwarzthal Tech, a London-based Regtech start-up building an AI-driven real-time platform providing financial crime intelligence. He is specialized in expert witness for litigations, disputes and financial crime. He is also an associate professor of finance with Dauphine University in Paris. He has over 15 years of investment banking and asset management experience specialising in compliance and risk management. He holds a PhD in mathematics from the reputed Paris Sorbonne University.

Director of Research, FinTech Global

Mariyan Dimitrov

Mariyan is currently Director of Research & Product Development at FinTech Global, the leading provider of FinTech information services, B2B media products and industry events. He joined the company at its founding where he is leading research and content generation activities such as the annual RegTech100 list, the RegTech Buyer’s Guide and other FinTech publications. Mariyan holds a Master’s degree in Investment Management from Cass Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Managing Director, FinTech Global

Richard Sachar

Richard is a director of FinTech Global & AltAssets. He has over 25 years’ experience in private equity, VC and consulting. He leads the FinTech Global team which provides data, research and analytics to investors, financial institutions and FinTech companies around the world. Richard was previously chief executive at Almeida Capital, where he was engaged as a senior adviser to a wide range of leading private equity groups, venture capital firms and blue-chip investment institutions. He personally led fundraising engagements that raised over $8 billion for Almeida’s clients. Prior to Almeida, Richard was a fund of funds manager at GreenOak, a director at BZW and a consultant McKinsey & Company. He holds degrees from the universities of Cambridge, Lausanne, Birmingham and Bristol.

Chief Client Officer, Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS)

Jackie Dunne

A professionally qualified financial services specialist, with 28+ year’s relevant industry experience with over 15 years of senior leadership/executive directorship roles in global financial services organisations, with a track record in strategy, governance and tactical leadership. A result-orientated and a quick analytical thinker with strong interpersonal, leadership, effective planning, execution, communication and change management skills, with a strong background across various middle and back-office functions and business development.

Senior Director Business Development, Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS)

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith is a sales and business development professional with 30 years of experience in the financial services sector. Ashley started his career with the Financial Times and has led sales, marketing and business development teams across leading solution providers in data management, market data, risk analytics, collateral management and regulatory compliance.

Founder & CEO, Cognitive View

Dilip Mohapatra

Dilip Mohapatra is the founder of Cognitive View Regtech that automates compliance and conduct risk. Dilip is passionate about the post-COVID future of work, centred around modern collaboration solutions and how Regtech can mitigate fraud and compliance risks for organizations. He has many years of experience running successful technology ventures and has a robust financial service, compliance, and risk management background. He has also advised many Australian Fintech startups.

Managing Partner, Bridge RegTech

Maria Phillips

Maria is a respected regulatory technologist, bringing real-life learnings and a unique perspective from both financial institutions and start-ups (series A&B). A multi-disciplinary CEO with expertise in delivering strategy, building complex frameworks, developing and leading high performing teams. Maria also advises in the domains of RegTech/FinTech Partnerships and navigating the user/buyer needs in the RegTech sales cycle. Sector experience: Banking, insurance, NFP government, telecoms and pharma. Lecturing in RegTech & FinTech with 1 University and 2 colleges across Europe

CEO, Aqubix

Kristoff Zammit Ciantar

Kristoff Zammit Ciantar, a veteran of the IT industry over the past 20 years and a Business Analyst by profession, commands years of experience in bridging the gap between the business requirements and the technical deliverables. Starting out based in the UK, the experience accrued over 8 years providing technology solution services to clients such as Safeway, Leicester City Council, HMRC, British Telecom, NHS, Novacroft, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Sungard Vivista, Toyota and Torex Retail, directly led to Kristoff, together with his partner Ivan Bonello to identify a void in the market and start their own IT consultancy and technical architecture company. That initial vision is the driving force behind the success that is Aqubix today. Starting as a 2-man team, the specialist IT consultancy, bespoke solution provider and Regulatory and Financial Technology operator now boasts a team of expert specialists, with offices in Malta, Spain and the UK and now forms part of the Mizzi Organisation, having acquired 50% of the organisation in 2016. As CEO, Kristoff’s goal remains unchanged – that of positioning Aqubix as an international technology partner to industry leaders and blue-chip organisations through continuous innovation and market leadership.

Insights from Industry Experts

Note all opinions expressed by guest experts are their own and should not be regarded as being officially endorsed by their organizations

Global Head of Compliance- Digital and Innovation, HSBC 

Rik Appleby

Rik started his career as a financial adviser, later becoming a sales manager & subsequently moving into Compliance. he has worked at Legal & General, Barclays and HSBC in both Country and Global roles. Rik has been leading Digital for Compliance since 2018.

Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics, Financial Conduct Authority

Francesca Hopwood Road

Francesca leads the FCA’s RegTech and Advanced Analytics function responsible for developing and embedding data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence tools and capability across the organisation. She also runs the FCA’s RegTech activities, including the FCA’s TechSprint events, the first of their kind convened by a financial regulator. Since joining the regulator in 2010 she has led a number of strategic transformation programmes. Prior to joining she worked in the third sector and private sector using data and intelligence to identify and mitigate harm for consumers.

Deputy Global Head FCC & Head Change Management FCC, ING

Markus Schulz

Markus Schulz is the Deputy Global Head FCC & Head Change Management for Financial Crimes Compliance (FCC) at ING. In his current role he looks after the transformation of the Bank’s financial crime control and organisational framework with a special focus on RegTech. He is a trained banker by trade and has over 25 years of experience in Financial Services and since the early 2000s dedicated to the fight against financial crime working for a number of global Financial Institutions. He is passionate about modernising and developing the Financial Crime Compliance industry especially the future of Surveillance. For this he is a very active member with a number of instrumental groups like the Wolfsberg Group, Egmont Group, Madison Group, Basel Institute on Governance, Insurance Europe, FATF, IACA and the European Commission just to mention some. He has initiated and lead various successful collective industry action groups around topics like Trade & Economic Sanctions, AML and FATCA as well as Ethics in Business. Markus is the co-chair of the ACAMS® Advisory Board, the leading global Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists®. He is a very frequent speaker and chair at Compliance, and Anti-Financial Crime conferences and summits around the world and has co-authored numerous publications in this field. He lived and worked in a number of countries and benefits from the business and cultural experience he has been able to gain through all his global roles.

Global Head of AML Programs, State Street

Rachel Sloan

Experience working in the banking industry. Skilled in Risk Management, Anti Money Laundering, Know Your Customer, Economic Sanctions and Management. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Law from UNSW.

Global Risk & Global Finance Chief Data Officer, HSBC

Rick Hawkins

I am the Chief Data Officer for the combined Global Risk & Global Finance data functions. I run a global Data Management capability in response to rising regulatory demand for better data management across the industry. With Data Governance, Data Quality and Data Architecture teams in the UK, US, HK, Europe, India and growing.

Global Head of Information and Cyber Security Policy and Risk, Standard Chartered Bank

Liz Banbury

Liz Banbury spent approximately 16 years working in Technology within the Financial industry and started out in JPMorgan working in the Back Office Settlements systems and progressed to Release/Environment management. She has now been in the Information Security space for 8+ years firstly with ANZ Bank as the Security, Risk and Compliance Manager on a global online and mobile banking infrastructure project which progressed to a role as the Regional Portfolio manager for Information Security & Technology Risk within the Information Security Office and currently with Standard Chartered heading up the Information & Cyber Security Policy. She is passionate about what she does and particularly interested in people and the impact that behaviour and culture has on our security holistically. Cyber Security is a very interesting, dynamic, fast moving, fast changing area where she feels that each individual should have a certain basic level of knowledge in the key threats we face and controls that need to be put in place to safeguard themselves and their assets both at home and in the workplace. She is CISSP [Certified Information Systems Security Professional] certified and has been a member of (ISC)² since 2016 and as a progression of that passion and interest in how people and technology interact joined the (ISC)² London Chapter as one of the founding officers when it was originally incorporated in January 2018. Since leaving school she has been fortunate enough to have been able to travel a fair amount and has spent 20 years living in Asia, first in Hong Kong and more recently in Singapore, returning to London in June 2017

Executive Deputy Superintendent, Cybersecurity Division, New York Department of Financial Services

Justin Herring

Justin Shibayama Herring is an Executive Deputy Superintendent at the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), where he leads the newly created Cybersecurity Division. The Cybersecurity Division focuses on protecting consumers and industry from cyber threats, and is the first of its kind to be established at a banking or insurance regulator. The Division oversees all aspects of DFS’s cybersecurity regulation, including enforcement, examinations, and guidance. Prior to joining DFS in 2019, Mr. Herring served for nine years as Assistant United States Attorney in the Districts of New Jersey and Maryland. Most recently, he served as the Chief of the New Jersey office’s first Cybercrime Unit. He led the prosecution of sophisticated cybercrimes targeting corporations, financial institutions, accounting firms and government agencies. He also prosecuted and supervised white-collar cases involving investment fraud, stock manipulation, money laundering, insider trading, and corporate embezzlement. Mr. Herring graduated from the University of Chicago Law School with Honors and received a B.A. from Swarthmore College. After law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Head, FCC Analytics and Change, Americas, Standard Chartered Bank

Jill Dyer

In this role, she is responsible for key projects and technology changes including the rollout of Fircosoft for transaction screening, Oracle Mantas Enterprise Case Management and Oracle Mantas Detection Engines for Transaction Monitoring and introduction and support of new technology and process to fight financial crime in the region . Her team also manages the Continuous Improvement Framework, the target typology models and rulebooks, tuning, data mining and analytics as well as other targeted projects across the region. Prior to joining SCB full time, Jill worked as a consultant for a boutique firm based in Charlotte, NC with a focus on wholesale payments and trade. She spent several years as a consultant at Standard Chartered, and also managed large payment and trade finance system and process re-engineering projects for Agricultural Bank of China, Wells Fargo, National City Bank, Mizuho Bank and Westpac. Jill’s background is in program management and change delivery, with an industry focus on cash and trade transaction banking. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Davidson College in North Carolina Featured in

Chief Data Officer, FBN Bank (UK)

Santiago Castro

Chief Data Officer with extensive change management and project oversight experience acquired across international regions. Experience providing leadership and overseeing transformational change, management consulting, and stakeholder engagement functions. Comprehensive experience in areas of strategy and execution, business insights, and analytics. Provides data & technology leadership and act as a catalyst for culture change across organisations. Demonstrated success spearheading internal initiatives focused on process improvement, automation, regulatory compliance, expanding portfolio offerings and increasing business growth. Strong communicator focused on successful delivery, technical excellence and user adoption. Currently in charge of directing and overseeing the digital transformation of FBN Bank.

Head of Financial Crime and Compliance, Lloyd’s

Emma Hardaker

Over the last twenty years, Emma has built extensive experience in risk management in the financial services sector. She has held CF11/SMF17 roles, built financial crime risk management teams and frameworks, advised on policy and the application of regulation, devised and delivered training, and worked on the interface between public and private sector. Having worked both in house and as an adviser, she has experience of working for and/or with accountancy firms, private banks and wealth managers, commercial banks, non-bank financial institutions, cryptocurrency institutions and law firms on a variety of risks including money laundering and terrorist financing, sanctions, market abuse, bribery and corruption and facilitation of tax evasion. Since joining Lloyd’s of London in late 2018 she has been applying that experience to the general insurance sector, expanding her remit in mid-2020 to include Compliance as well as Financial Crime.

Head, Information Cyber Security Policy Regulation, Standard Chartered Bank

Ibrahim Gathungu

Ibrahim currently leads Information & Cyber Security Policy alignment to regulatory requirements across the 60 countries that Standard Chartered operates in. His experience spans 13 years in the Technology and Cyber security, most of which was spent in consulting serving various companies including banks. He was previously in risk advisory at a big four consulting firm, where he provided security advisory services to companies in EU, UK and Africa. He oversaw various transformation projects and technology assessments in Retail, Pharmaceutical, Hospitality, Government, Financial Services and Insurance. Having worked in consulting for over 10 year, his capabilities currently include ISO 27001/ITIL/COBIT assessments, cyber strategy development, attack & penetration, vulnerability Assessment, Information Systems Audit, Pre-Implementation Reviews, GSM Network systems assessments and Mobile-money solutions advisory, Web-Application Security Assessment engagements and Disaster Recovery Plan reviews. From this, he gained broad governance and technical knowledge including achieving accreditation in CISA [Certified Information Systems Auditor], ISO 27001 lead auditor/implementor and CEH [Certified Ethical Hacker]. He enjoys spending time with my family and sketches a mean portrait if a pencil is in hand for 3 hours or so.

Head of Compliance & MLRO, Revolut

Elizabeth Henry

Elizabeth has over 18 years’ experience in the banking and financial services sector with a focus on Compliance. Currently as Head of Compliance and MLRO for Revolut Payments Ireland Limited, she is responsible for building and implementing the Compliance programs across Western EU. Previously, as Head of AML, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (FCC) for HSBC Ireland, Elizabeth was responsible for implementing the FCC strategies, policies and standards for HSBC. Prior to joining HSBC, Elizabeth was Director of AML for Western Union Payment Services Ireland Ltd, with responsibility for the European Agent Oversight Program. Elizabeth spent over four years as a Compliance Manager for a Bank in Massachusetts, USA. During this time Elizabeth specialized in developing all elements of a compliance program for the Bank. Elizabeth also worked in Citco Bank Nederland NV as Compliance Officer, in their Dublin office. Elizabeth has earned her LCOI designations with the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland, is a Certified Regulatory Manager with the American Bankers Association and has obtained her CAMS® certification.

Managing Director, Deputy Head of Anti-Financial Crime, Americas, Deutsche Bank

Aaron Wolf

Aaron is a leader and subject-matter expert with over 16 years of experience in Financial Crime Compliance. Working across all lines of business for major US and European banks in global and regional roles, Aaron has led the development, execution, and oversight of the AML, Sanctions, Fraud, and Bribery & Corruption programs. Currently, Aaron is the Deputy Head of Anti-Financial Crime for the Americas at Deutsche Bank. He has significant experience leading banks to the lifting of a deferred prosecution agreement and the closure of regulatory consent orders. Aaron has a Master’s degree in International Economics, a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, and a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

VP, EMEA Head of Surveillance and Financial Crime Technology, Nomura

Nitzan Solomon

Nitzan Solomon is the Head of Surveillance and Financial Crime Technology, EMEA at Nomura. She is also a member of the A-team RegTech Industry Advisory board and has recently been named one of the UK Top 100 Women In Tech by WeAreTheCity. As the head of Surveillance and Financial Crime Technology, Nitzan is responsible for the technology, systems, and data across multiple compliance areas including Trade, E-comms & A-comms Surveillance, Control Room Surveillance, Transaction Monitoring and Sanctions Screening. Nitzan is a strong advocate of using innovative technology to improve effectiveness and efficiency and is always looking to keep up with the latest industry trends.

EMEA Senior Counsel, Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Wells Fargo

Tom Littlechild

Tom Littlechild is Wells Fargo’s EMEA Senior Counsel for AML, Sanctions and ABC. He was previously Santander UK’s dedicated financial crime lawyer advising on AML, sanctions, ABC and criminal fraud matters and prior to that, a senior associate at Ropes and Gray specialising in white collar crime, investigations and compliance. Before Ropes, he spent 4+ years as an associate at white collar crime boutique Byrne and Partners, having originally trained and qualified with Allen & Overy in 2010.

CIO, Head of UK IT and GC&C IT, Generali

Yanna Winter

Yanna is a strategy and technology expert with extensive IT experience. Has successfully bridged the gap between business strategies and IT organisations. Has an established reputation in leading and delivering large-scale transformations. CIO (Head of IT) for Generali UK and for Generali Corporate and Commercial.

Programme Director and Head, Open Banking and PSD2, HSBC UK

Hetal Popat

Programme lead delivering open banking requirements and customer benefits for HSBC UK across Retail, Commercial and Private Banking. This covers both the UK Competition & Market Authority's requirements and Second Payment Services Directive changes (PSD2). Leading a delivery team of 175 FTE across digital, technology, business, operations and change management. Lead representative for HSBC in the UK Open Banking cross-industry programme, sitting on UK's Open Banking Implementation Entity Steering Group as HSBC's representative.

EMEA Head of Culture and Conduct, State Street

Christine Moran

Christine Moran is the EMEA Head of Culture and Conduct at State Street. Her role includes exploring the overlap between the S & G of ESG and CSR, with a firms conduct and culture. Hence, in April she starts a Corporate Sustainability course at Oxford Said Business School. Christine is interested in understanding how new technologies (AI and ML) can be used to drive better outcomes in areas as diverse as wealth management to CSR.

Chief Digital Officer, Danske Bank

Søren Rode Jain Andreasen

Søren Rode Andreasen is Chief Digital Officer at Danske Bank. He is currently responsible for the bank’s digital transformation in Danske Bank United Kingdom, where he is responsible for everything related to digitalisation and IT in general, including business opportunities, investments, FinTech collaboration, and development. Søren has more than 10 years of experience within the technologically advanced Nordic financial sector. His primary focus is innovation within retail/wholesale banking and commercialisation of disruptive ideas and technologies.  

Head of Global Products, Core Compliance Services Technology, Credit Suisse

Jigisha Lock

Jigisha Lock is the Head Of Global Products in Compliance Services Tech within Credit Suisse, leading and managing a globally distributed team across multiple countries, serving over 30 regions. With a career spanning across New York, Zurich, and London, Jigisha considers herself to be a global citizen. Winner of the TechWomen50 Award, Jigisha is passionate about providing innovative solutions to complex organisational technology challenges within surveillance and has successfully managed product portfolios across money laundering, trade and electronic surveillance, which has enabled transformation and execution of business strategies.

Head, Operations Transaction Reporting Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank

Chad Giussani

Trade and Transaction Reporting specialist covering MiFID/R, EMIR, Dodd-Frank, SFTR, REMIT, BRRD, MMSR and global G20 risk reporting Former Chairman of the Regulations Business Unit at ISITC Europe Appointed Chairman of this business unit in 2007. Responsible for maintaining that the governance of this group complies with the ISITC Europe constitution, the capital markets operations association. This group provides best practice and operational global leadership for Regulatory Reform in the Capital Markets. My role is to develop the group, planning and managing the team activity, communicate the vision and then set the pace to deliver the goals.

Chief Risk Officer, Varo Bank

Philippa Girling

Present Job Function: Girling is Chief Risk Officer at a challenger bank, Varo Bank. She has over 25 years of experience in the global financial services industry and is a recognized risk management leader in the industry. Previous Employment: Prior to joining Varo Money, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Investors Bank. Prior to Investors Bank, Girling was Senior Vice President and Chief Business Risk Officer at Capital One Commercial Bank and previously held Global Head of Operational Risk roles at Morgan Stanley and Nomura. In addition to authoring two operational risk textbooks, she is also an active public speaker on risk management topics. She was named one of the decade’s “Top Fifty Faces of Operational Risk.” Girling holds New York Bar and Financial Risk Manager qualifications and was recognized in 2014 by Working Mother magazine as one of the top 100 Working Mothers in America. Education: Girling earned an undergraduate law degree from the University of East Anglia, UK, and a PhD in global affairs from Rutgers University. RMA Service: Member, Board of Directors

Executive Deputy Superintendent, Research & Innovation Division, New York State Department of Financial Services

Matthew Homer

As Deputy Executive Superintendent for Research & Innovation at the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), I lead the Department's innovation related efforts. With responsibility for a Division of over two dozen people, my work focuses on crypto, fintech, insurtech, regtech, and other related areas. For over a decade I’ve worked at the intersection of technology, finance, policy, and social impact in roles across the ecosystem: as a consultant, regulator, funder, and startup employee. I’m proud to have: - Established and built from the ground up the innovation function at NYDFS, strengthening New York's position as the leading hub of fintech innovation. - Contributed to the growth of Quovo, a leading data portability fintech acquired by Plaid. - Designed and launched the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator, a first-of-its-kind program to help financial regulators develop new digital supervision tools. - Designed and launched Catalyst, a social impact fintech accelerator in India. - Co-authored papers from Cambridge and Oxford Universities studying efforts globally related to regulatory innovation and data rights.

Managing Director & Associate General Counsel, SIFMA

Melissa MacGregor

Melissa MacGregor is a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at SIFMA in Washington, D.C. Her responsibilities at SIFMA include advising the advocacy and policy activities of the SIFMA General Counsels Committee and the Technology and Regulation Committee, along with several specialized working groups. Most recently, Ms. MacGregor handles issues relating to electronic communications, fintech, data aggregation, social media, recordkeeping, privacy and data protection. Ms. MacGregor is a member of the board of directors of the Financial Data Exchange. Prior to joining SIFMA in 2005, Ms. MacGregor practiced securities regulation at Crowell & Moring LLP and Clifford Chance LLP. She holds a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and a B.A. from St. Lawrence University.

Head of Data Collection Transformation, Bank of England 

Angus Moir

Angus leads the data collection transformation team at the Bank of England: responsible for delivering a transformation of the way the Bank collects data from the UK financial sector. Previously, he led the Bank’s engagement in the Digital Regulatory Reporting initiative and played a key role in delivering a new supervisory dataset from the UK’s CCPs. Prior to dedicating his life to data and data collection, he held a number of roles at the Bank and in the private sector, primarily with a focus on risk analysis. Originally an economist by training, his current primary interest, apart from improving data collection, is how to write rules and regulations in a “digital first” manner.

Head of Individual Accountability Regime, Nomura

Aaron Caplan

A dynamic, experienced compliance executive with who successfully leads the development, embedding and operating of compliance and conduct operating models and regulatory risk frameworks; compliance monitoring, testing and assurance approaches; and complex regulatory change programmes.

Group Manager, CyFI, Financial Crime Compliance Americas, Standard Chartered Bank

Adam Munro

Adam leads Standard Chartered’s Cyber Financial Intelligence (CyFI) unit which focuses on mitigating the risks posed by the increasing nexus of cyber and financial crime. This work includes identifying and preventing the flow of proceeds from cyber-dependent crime and where cyber is used as an enabler for other financial crime predicate offences. Prior to this role Adam was based in London and was responsible for Standard Chartered’s cyber related internal investigations and with responsibility for investigations more broadly across Europe and the Americas. In prior roles Adam worked at the Bank of England in their first cyber threat intelligence function, on the Collusion Inquiries in Northern Ireland for the UK Government, and in public bodies that were responsible for investigating alleged serious police misconduct.

Product Management - VP, Compliance COO Function, HSBC

Joydeep Das

Joydeep is an MBA professional with experience largely in Financial services Industry providing business and consulting leadership in the areas of Technology, Regulatory & Business Transformation Change Programmes working with Tier 1 - IB clients in India, US, Canada & the UK. In each of his roles, Joydeep brings the ability to partner well with stakeholders across different functions and levels to understand and address their business challenges.

Director, Global Head of Assurance (Tech, Cyber and Data), Barclays

Pravin Kumar

Pravin has 20+ years of extensive industry experience in Technology and Cyber Strategy, Risk, Privacy, Compliance, DLP, DevSecOps, Cloud migration and security, Governance, transformation, Data Protection, Third Party Risk and Privacy domains of Information Technology with leading Banking and Financial Institutions. He has worked with banks like JP Morgan, Deutsche , Barclays in leadership positions to manage the Tech, Cyber and Privacy risks. He also got number of industry certifications like CISPP, CISA, PMP, CRISC, TOGAF, CGEIT, CISM and many more.

Former Senior Information Security Officer, Rabobank

Martin de Vries

Martin is a passionate, results-driven Senior Information Security Officer, bringing the future of information security into the security practice of today and tomorrow. To advocate secure innovation, Martin has been providing mentorship to startups and scale-ups since 2016. Martin leads a team of 10 – 15 Information Security Officers in the IT Systems and IT Operations domains within Rabobank CIOO.

Head of SMCR, Jupiter Asset Management

Dirk Young

An energetic, skilled, adaptable and strategic Compliance leader with over 20 years experience in providing compliance advisory services to a number of Tier 1 global organisations. Most recently focussing on designing and implementing key regulatory change in relation to SMCR & Accountability for key UK Bank UK Asset Manager. Proven track record of re-engineering key compliance programs including systems, processes and people. Good experience in managing large teams to deliver key objectives in tight deadlines.

Global Open Banking Fintech Partnerships, D&S Advisors, Mastercard

Hakan Eroglu

Hakan Eroglu is the Global Open Banking Lead and MEA Innovation Lead for Data & Services at Mastercard. He is an expert for Open Data and Services Ecosystems, Open Banking Regulation, API Standardization, Instant and Frictionless Payments. Hakan is a recognized thought leader in his area of expertise. He brings more than 11 years of project experience in shaping Open Banking strategies, building API-based uses cases and business models, and designing digital payment schemes in Europe, MEA, Latin America and Asia. Hakan joins Mastercard from Accenture and is a board member of the Berlin Group NextGenPSD2 Advisory Board, the MENA Fintech Association (MFTA), member of the Fintech Working Group of the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF), the Open Banking Working Group of the Euro Banking Association (EBA) and author of articles and consultations on Open Finance and Fintechs. Hakan holds a German Diploma degree in Computer Sciences from Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany. He lives in Zurich.

SVP, Manager, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group, Wells Fargo

Lester Joseph

Lester Joseph is the Manager of the Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group at Wells Fargo & Company. The primary mission of this Group is to provide intelligence on money laundering activity and financial crime trends to all parts of the bank. He joined Wells Fargo as the International Investigations Manager in the Financial Intelligence Unit in March 2010. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mr. Joseph worked for the United States Department of Justice from 1984 to February 2010. From 2002-2010, he was the Principal Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS). He was a Deputy Chief in the Section since October 1991. During his tenure in AFMLS, the Section played a major role in several noteworthy money laundering investigations and prosecutions involving major financial institutions, including the investigations that resulted in the guilty pleas of Riggs Bank (2005) and E-Gold Ltd. (2008), and Deferred Prosecution Agreements with Credit Suisse (2009), Lloyds TSB Bank PLC (2009), Sigue Corporation (2008), Union Bank of California (2007), American Express Bank International (2007), BankAtlantic (2006), and Banco Popular de Puerto Rico (2003), based on criminal violations involving the Bank Secrecy Act or the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. Mr. Joseph began his career with the Department of Justice in 1984 as a Trial Attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. From 1981-1984, he served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County (Chicago), Illinois. He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and his B.A. from the University of Michigan. He has been an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and at George Mason University in Virginia

Partner, Early Fintech Ventures

Astrid Freier

As a partner to Early Fintech Ventures, a European VC and PE with Scandinavian roots, Astrid brings in 20 years’ of banking, FinTech and RegTech experience in Germany, Japan and the US. Looking at innovation for the financial services industry since the financial crisis in 2008 combined with her legal background as a fully qualified lawyer Astrid is a persistent driver of the financial ecosystem in this regard and frequently invited to panels and conferences. Prior to Vidici Astrid has worked with tech start-ups in Germany both with the SAP as SAP.iO’s Foundry Head and as Head of Start-up co-ordination for Deutsche Bank. In addition to this Astrid has extensive banking experience with Deutsche Bank. She has also founded Reg Tech Berlin and holds a Master of Law (LLM) from Free University Berlin.

Principal, Dawn Capital

Henry Mason

Investor at Dawn Capital, a London-based VC with $1bn under management. We invest in great teams tackling big markets, with a particular focus on technology in B2B Software and FinTech. We are business builders and invest at the inflection point when a business has a proven product and business model and is ready to scale. Our sweet spot is writing cheques of $5–20m.

VC Investor, Illuminate Financial

Katherine Wilson

Katherine began her career on Citigroup’s trading floor where she advised some of the bank’s largest clients on stock selection and strategy. She gained start-up experience as Head of BD and Strategy at a WealthTech where she took an idea from PPT to production and made their first sales. She joined the Illuminate as a VC investor in mid-2018 and has led the team’s theses on WealthTech and more recently Sustainable Finance, Impact and ESG. She sits on four portfolio company boards as an observer, holds a dual Bachelor of Laws & Commerce degree (Hons) from the University of Queensland and was recognised on the 100 Women In Finance Fintech initiative as well as Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist. Katherine has broad international experience having worked in or with companies across Australia, the UK, the US, Canada, pan-Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East but currently lives in London.

VC Investor, Evolution Equity Partners

Ollie Bone

Ollie is a venture capital investor at Evolution Equity Partners. Prior to Evolution, Ollie previously led market research and venture scouting for global corporates in defence, manufacturing and consulting. He has evaluated startups across Cybersecurity, AI and Analytics and advised C-Suites on which technology to adopt. At Tech Nation, he designed and ran an accelerator programme for Cybersecurity scaleups, building a UK and global support network for the founders supported. Ollie sits on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Cybersecurity in the UK, is a mentor to programmes such as Cylon and CyberASAP and a judge for Tech Nation’s annual Rising Stars competition.

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Behavox

Erkin Adylov

Erkin is the visionary founder and CEO of Behavox. He draws on vast experience from his time at prominent financial institutions to instill Behavox with credibility as the industry’s most comprehensive enterprise risk and compliance solution provider. Prior to founding Behavox in 2014, Erkin worked in the highest levels of finance. He was a successful equities analyst at Goldman Sachs and later ran a $2 billion hedge fund as a partner at GLG, one of the world’s largest investment firms. His experience prompted him to start Behavox, a fast-growing company that has quickly become a trusted, valued partner for the world’s largest multinational banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms. Since the company’s inception, Erkin has acted on his vision to modernize enterprise risk and compliance on a global scale. He is an innovative leader who introduced AI and machine learning to the compliance and conduct space, incorporating numerous languages and communication channels across multinational corporations. He has established the company’s reputation as more than a technology vendor, shaping its image as a premier regulatory expert, incorporating regular policy changes into its product to ensure customers remain aligned with the latest compliance mandates. Erkin solidifies Behavox’s reputation as the most proven vendor with the most experienced experts at implementing the industry’s largest, most complex compliance and conduct systems. All of this ultimately supports his unwavering focus on helping firms protect their integrity and preserve client trust.

Head of Regulatory Reporting, Vizor

Dermot McCann 

Dermot McCann is the Head of Regulatory Reporting at Vizor, the leading global provider of Regulatory Reporting Technology to Central Banks. Vizor’s customer base spans Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa and is Global RegTech Provider of the Year awarded by Central Banking. Dermot joined Vizor this year as part of the company’s strategy to support the increased demand for its regulatory reporting solutions for the APAC region. Dermot is based in Sydney, representing part of the Vizor leadership team with responsibility for customer engagement, growth and partnerships in the region.

Chief Innovation Officer, Vizor

Joanne Horgan

Over 15+ years of experience developing and implementing software solutions for financial regulators around the globe, Joanne Horgan is the Chief Innovation Officer at Vizor, the leading global provider of Regulatory Reporting Technology to Central Banks. Vizor’s customer base spans Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa and is Global RegTech Provider of the Year awarded by Central Banking. Joanne is a results-oriented executive director with a strong technical background and sound business acumen. Highly effective in bridging the business and technical worlds to help create great software products and services. Her innovation focus is to uncover customer and market needs and discover emerging technology solutions to deliver real impact. Regular product user groups are held with key clients such as Bank of England, Bank of Canada, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority to ensure roadmap alignment. Joanne has presented to the EU Fintech Lab in Brussels, the Asia Finance Forum run by the Asian Development Bank, Singapore FinTech Festival, RegTech Rising and Global RegTech Summits in London.

Senior Director, Product & Regulatory, KYC Global

Tom Devlin

Tom is senior director at KYC Global, where he is responsible for the design and specification of the firm’s award-winning AML software solutions, RiskScreen & Panoptic, and the management of key client relationships. A regulatory lawyer by background, Tom was previously a partner at Stephen Platt & Associates LLP (SPA), a firm known for the rigour of its investigative work on behalf of financial regulators worldwide. With the continued strong growth of KYC Global, Tom moved in 2020 to a full time role on the regtech side, bringing with him over a decade of experience of the most acute compliance challenges faced by regulated financial services business. He previously worked in M&A at Rothschild. Through his work with SPA and KYC Global, Tom has become a recognised expert on the application of technology to regulatory challenges. He has advised and acted for regulators, tier one banks, challengers, investment funds, trust companies, stock exchanges, fund administrators, lenders, asset managers and professional bodies.

CEO, MyComplianceOffice

Brian Fahey

Brian Fahey is the Chief Executive Officer of MyComplianceOffice. He has been delivering complex technology solutions for the capital markets industry across US, Europe and Asia for over 30 years. He combines his deep knowledge of GRC for the capital markets industry with his extensive technical experience to delivery industry leading Risk and Compliance IT solutions to the capital markets industry that can adapt to rapidly changing business and regulatory environments. Prior to joining MyComplianceOffice, Mr. Fahey ran a Consulting practice for Access Data, a firm that specialized in technology solutions for the investment industry. He also managed investment systems at John Hancock Funds and was CTO for a smaller institutional asset manager. Brian has a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Management Science degrees from University College Dublin and has an MBA from Northeastern University.

Chief Operating Officer, Napier

Greg Watson

Greg’s has over 25 years experience in the financial services industry, including roles at HSBC where he built out a client-facing organisation to manage client onboarding and due diligence, spanning the entire product set of GBM across 35+ countries. His previous positions as Head of Sales and Head of Strategy & Alliances at Client Lifecycle Management software company Fenergo, place him in a unique position to understand how technology is facilitating the client onboarding and due diligence process.

Chief Product Officer, Quantexa

Alexon Bell

Alexon has more than 20 years’ experience helping global organisations meet their AML regulation requirements. By creating a new approach to AML monitoring, Alexon works closely with customers to build, deploy and optimise AML systems across numerous areas, including trade and correspondent bank, to reduce cost and risk. He transforms the way businesses work with data to improve compliance, investigation and KYC processes to successfully detect criminal activity, such as money laundering, human trafficking and terrorist financing.

Chief AI Officer, Napier

Luca Primerano

Luca is the Chief AI Officer at Napier, where he runs the Research & Development team across the Anti-money Laundering and trade compliance products. His focus ranges from building sophisticated machine learning system to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Napier’s solutions through to running artificial intelligence programmes partnering with tier-1 universities and clients. Luca has 15+ years of experience in decision & process automation, digital transformation and technology strategy that he gained at Goldman Sachs, Detusche Bank, Credit Suisse, Deloitte and Accenture. Luca has a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Politecnico di Milano

Chief Innovation Officer, Symphony AyasdiAI

Dr. Stephen Moody

Dr. Stephen Moody is the Chief Innovation Officer at Symphony AyasdiAI. Stephen brings over 15 years of industry experience developing market-leading solutions to combat financial crime. Previously with Simility, ThreatMetrix, and BAE Systems, Stephen has led teams that have pioneered advanced fraud and financial crime solutions for organizations in financial services, commercial, telco, and government. Stephen holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Cambridge University.

GRC Consultant, OneTrust GRC

Jorge Ferrer Raventos

Jorge Ferrer Raventos serves as a GRC Consultant for OneTrust GRC– a purpose-built software designed to operationalize integrated risk management. In his role, Jorge advises companies throughout their risk management implementations to establish processes to support operations and align with their enterprise objectives, including adopting industry best practices and adhering to requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks, and laws (e.g. ISO, NIST, SIG and more). Jorge works with clients to realize the extent of their risk exposure, helping clients to map their digital infrastructure, assess risks, combat threats, monitor ongoing performance, and document evidence throughout the risk lifecycle.

Co-founder, Acuminor

Martin Nordh

Martin Nordh is the co-founder and CEO of Acuminor, a regulatory tech company specializing in anti-money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions. Martin has a background from law enforcement, justice department and international banking and has great experience in identifying and handling strategic financial crime risks in large organisations. He is also an author and international lecturer in the subject. Martin holds a LL.M., a BA in Political Science and a Law Enforcement degree.

Director of Financial Crime, Fenergo

Rachel Woolley

Rachel Woolley is the Director of Financial Crime at Fenergo and is based out of the firm’s headquarters in Dublin. Rachel has over 12 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry, having worked primarily in the funds industry and retail banking. She has a strong background in compliance, particularly in the areas of anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF). Rachel is a member of the Association of Compliance Officers Ireland (ACOI) Financial Crime Working Group and currently holds four professional designations; Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Licentiate of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (LCOI), Certified Financial Crime Prevention Practitioner (CFCPP) and Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO). Rachel also holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University and is an ACCA Affiliate. Fenergo is a leading provider of Client Lifecycle Management, AML/KYC Compliance and Client Data Management solutions for investment, corporate, commercial and private banks.

Professor of Law, Regulation and Governance, University of Nottingham

Richard Hyde

Richard Hyde is Professor of Law, Regulation and Governance in the School of Law at the University of Nottingham. He works closely with colleagues in the University’s Smart Products Beacon, and is currently involved in projects that use a variety of technologies to improve regulatory compliance. He is interested in the intersection of regulation and technology, and particularly how regulators can use technology in carrying out their regulatory functions and encourage the use of such technologies by market participants.