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 Co-Director of the Stern Volatility and Risk Institute at NYU Stern School of Business. He has also been an adjunct professor of economics at Carnegie-Mellon University and George Washington University. Richard is a member of the Market Risk Advisory Committee at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Milken Fintech Advisory Committee and the IMF panel of experts for financial stability. He served as the first director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR) from 2013 until 2017. He was counsellor to the Secretary of the Treasury from April 2011 to 2013. He served as chief or senior economist at Morgan Stanley, Mellon Bank, Salomon Brothers, Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, and on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He 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 and of the Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Economic Analysis. He is a Past President of the National Association for Business Economics.

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

Fox Ahmed

Fox Ahmed is the Global Head of Cybersecurity & Technology and Data Protection Regulatory Risk at BNP Paribas. He is responsible for ensuring the Group has an effective risk based approach in integrating Governance, Compliance and Regulatory requirements into programmes and digital initiatives with focus on Cybersecurity and Technology Risk Management. Fox has over 20 years experience 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, and has been an active member of many global industry trade associations, helping shape the regulatory landscape for Cybersecurity. He holds the key industry certifications such as Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, Security+, CRISC, CISM, CISA.

Centre Head, Bank for International Settlements

Francesca Hopwood Road

Francesca is the Centre Head of the London Innovation Hub at the Bank for International Settlements. Francesca used to be Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics at Financial Conduct Authority where she was responsible for developing and embedding data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence tools and capability across the organisation. Francesca used to run the FCA’s RegTech activities, including TechSprint events, the first of their kind convened by a financial regulator. Having joined the regulator in 2010 she led a number of strategic transformation programmes. Prior to joining the FCA she worked in the third sector and private sector using data and intelligence to identify and mitigate harm for consumers.

CEO, Muinmos

Remonda Kirketerp-Møller

Remonda is an expert in regulatory compliance with over 20 years of experience in financial services. Remonda is a visionary business leader, tech entrepreneur, financial industry veteran, qualified lawyer and CEO/Founder of Muinmos. Remonda has dedicated the last nine 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."" Remonda has a proven track record of 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.

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. Before Alegro, Paul was the co-founder and Managing Director of ARC Associates from 1993-2003. Paul was a Senior Associate with Arkwright Capital, 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). He has completed over 45 M&A transactions, worth more than ten billion dollars, and over 60 corporate finance advisory and strategic consultancy assignments. Paul is the author of Go Tech or Go Extinct and is a world-respected authority on technology company acquisitions who has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, US News & World Report, and Forbes.

CEO & Board, Arctic Intelligence

Darren Cade

Darren is the 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. 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. 

Managing Director, Citi Bank

Rachel Sloan

Rachel Sloan is currently a Managing Director at Citi Bank. She has over 15 years of experience in senior management positions in companies including Deloitte, Deutsche Bank Street and State Street. Rachel is skilled in risk management, Anti Money Laundering, Know Your Customer, economic sanctions and management. She is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Law from UNSW.

Director of Research, FinTech Global

Mariyan Dimitrov

Mariyan Dimitrov is a Director and Head 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 and now leads all research and content creation activities including the annual RegTech100 list, the RegTech Buyer’s Guide and other proprietary FinTech research publications and services. 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. 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 CEO 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.

Global Head of Client Delivery, Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS)

Jackie Dunne

Jackie Dunne is Global Head of Client Delivery at Confluence. She is professionally qualified financial services specialist, with 30 years 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. Jackie is 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. 

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 published 4 books, over 10 articles and starred in 4 TV documentations about financial crime. He holds a PhD in mathematics from the reputed Paris Sorbonne University.

Executive Director and Head of EMEA Data Office Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Steven Green

Steve Green is an Executive Director and Head of EMEA Data Office at the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and has been ever since October 2021. Prior to that he worked at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for a total span of almost 8 Years where he started of Programme Director and Senior IT Manager in 2014 and 3 years after he was appointed as the Head of Central Data Services. His department looked after all data management and collection activities for the FCA, as well as running a number of central data advisory, analysis and insight functions. Steve was also the Accountable Executive in charge of the FCA’s Data Strategy implementation, transforming the way the FCA exploits its’ data and covering the replacement of all key data platforms. Prior to joining the FCA, Steve worked on implementing large scale technology driven change across a variety of businesses.

Managing Partner, Bridge RegTech

Maria Phillips

Maria is currently Consultant - Data, RegTech and Digital at Grant Thornton UK LLP. She brings 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.

Global Head of Compliance- Digital and Innovation, HSBC 

Rik Appleby

Rik Appleby is the Global Head of Compliance - Digital and Innovation at HSBC. He oversees the development of HSBC’s Digital proposition globally. Rik has a demonstrated history of leadership in the financial services industry. He is skilled in digital/technology oversight and development, business relationship management and risk management across multiple compliance disciplines within Retail and Wholesale banking. Rik leads the compliance strategy for digital advisory and oversight around the world. He is responsible for setting and executing the strategy for risk stewardship of digital developments in the Retail, Wealth, Insurance and Wholesale businesses. In addition, Rik ensures the compliance function has the skills and tools to effectively support an increasingly digital-focussed agile business, utilising new technologies, to deliver enhanced customer services, at pace whilst ensuring digital initiatives meet the spirit and letter of regulations and HSBC’s applicable standards.

Founder & 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 business requirements and the technical deliverables. After eight 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, Kristoff and his partner Ivan Bonello identified a void in the market and started their own IT consultancy and technical architecture company. 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

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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. He is a proven leader in Financial Technology Commercial Roles. Ashley has an excellent record in new product go-to-market programmes and market expansion. He has experience in building and managing successful sales teams and developing close collaboration with marketing, product and operations teams. 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.

Former 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. She was formerly Head of Marketing & Communications at Electronic IDentification (eID), a software manufacturer created to lead the next generation of e-trust services. The firm has created VideoID, the first technology that combines video streaming with the most advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithm to identify people in just seconds from any device and through any channel. VideoID can provide the same technical security and legal compliance as face-to-face identification.

Deputy Global Head FCC & Head Change Management FCC, ING

Markus Schulz

Markus Schulz is the Global Head of Change Management for Financial Crimes Compliance at ING. He looks after the transformation of the Bank’s financial crime control and organisational framework with a special focus on RegTech. 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.

Managing Director, Citi Bank

Rachel Sloan

Rachel Sloan is currently a Managing Director at Citi Bank. She has over 15 years of experience in senior management positions in companies including Deloitte, Deutsche Bank Street and State Street. Rachel is skilled in risk management, Anti Money Laundering, Know Your Customer, economic sanctions and management. She is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Law from UNSW.

Former Global Risk & Global Finance Chief Data Officer, HSBC

Rick Hawkins

Rick Hawkins was Global Risk & Global Finance Chief Data Officer at HSBC. He established a combined data management utility that supports the bank as a whole while serving the data management needs of Global Risk and Global Finance functions in a highly federated and complex international financial services organisation. He ran the global data management capability in response to rising regulatory demand for better data management across the industry. he oversaw Data Governance, Data Quality and Data Architecture teams in the UK, US, HK, Europe, India. His 25 years of experience started at Accenture, building databases for the Trading and Surveillance systems for the London Stock Exchange. He helped established Accenture’s Information Management Services Organisation before moving to KPMG where he built-up and ran their Financial Services Data Team.

Chief Information Security Officer, Hiscox

Liz Banbury

Liz Banbury is chief Information Security Officer at Hiscox and has over 17 years of experience in cybersecurity and technology within the banking sector. Prior to Hiscox, Liz was Global Head of Information and Cyber Security Policy and Risk at Standard Chartered Bank. She started her career at JPMorgan working in the Back Office Settlements systems and progressed to Release/Environment management. She then in the Information Security space for over eight years with ANZ Bank as the Security, Risk and Compliance Manager on a global online and mobile banking infrastructure project. Liz is President of the London Chapter of the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)², which aims to bring together a community of information security professionals and interest groups to discuss current trends, share knowledge and drive innovation and inclusion within communities.

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. 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.

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

Jill Dyer

Jill Dyer is Head, FCC Analytics and Change, Americas at Standard Chartered Bank. 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 processes to fight financial crime in the region . Prior to joining Standard Chartered full-time, Jill worked as a consultant for a boutique firm based in Charlotte, NC with a focus on wholesale payments and trade finance systems and process re-engineering projects for Agricultural Bank of China, Wells Fargo, National City Bank, Mizuho Bank and Westpac.

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.

Head of Financial Crime and Compliance, Lloyd’s of London

Emma Hardaker

Emma is Head of Financial Crime for Lloyd’s of London, the world’s oldest insurance market. Over the last twenty years, she 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, and worked on the interface between public and private sector.  Emma has worked in a variety of sectors, including accountancy; private client wealth management; and most recently insurance. She has also worked as a consultant, working with clients in the payment, commercial banking and crypto-currency industries in addition to her in-house experience. During her career, she has designed operational controls and training, prepared reports for boards and held FCA controlled functions at a number of companies.

Head, Information Cyber Security Policy Regulation, Standard Chartered Bank

Ibrahim Gathungu

Ibrahim is Head of Information Cyber Security Policy Regulation at Standard Chartered Bank where he leads the alignment of information & cyber security policy alignment with regulatory requirements across the 60 countries in which the bank operates. 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. Ibrahim has overseen various transformation projects and technology assessments for clients in government, financial services and insurance. 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].

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

Hetal Popat

Hetal Popat is the program director and 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. He is 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. Prior to this role he led front office commercial/corporate banking teams at Barclays, as well as heading strategy functions at both Lloyds and Barclays. He is a keen adopter of new technologies and all things digital.

Founder & CEO, Cognitive View

Dilip Mohapatra

Dilip Mohapatra is the founder and CEO of Cognitive View RegTech, a company that monitors communication and collaboration channels to automate compliance, quality, customer experience, and conduct risk. It provides the necessary tools to create a customer-centric culture and risk-based supervision that automates operational risk. Cognitive View has been recognized as a RegTech100 and AIFintech 100 company. Dilip has successfully built an enterprise software channel business with IBM and held a variety of product management roles, including HP, Hyro, Ipedo.

Global Corporate Markets Head of Data and Analytics, Link Group

Santiago Castro

Santiago Castro is the Global Corporate Markets Head of Data and Analytics at Link Group, in charge of directing and overseeing the data digital transformation. Prior to this, he was Chief Data Officer at FBN Bank. He has 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 acts 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.

Head of Transaction Monitoring, AML & Fraud, Revolut

Nitzan Solomon

Nitzan Solomon is the Head of Transaction Monitoring, AML & Fraud at Revolut. She 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.

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

Yanna Winter

Yanna is currently the CIO for Global Corporate and commercial at Generali UK She is a strategy and technology expert with extensive IT experience. Yanna has almost 30 years of experience working in senior management positions. She has successfully bridged the gap between business strategies and IT organisations. Yanna has an established reputation in leading and delivering large-scale transformations.

Head of Compliance, Amundi

Christine Moran

Christine Moran is the head of compliance at Amundi. She was previously the EMEA Head of Culture and Conduct at State Street. Her role included exploring the overlap between the S & G of ESG and CSR, with a firm's conduct and culture. 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.

Head of Data Collection Transformation, Bank of England 

Angus Moir

Angus leads the data collection transformation team at the Bank of England. He is responsible for delivering a transformation of the way the Bank collects data from the UK financial sector. Prior to leading the data collection team, Angus 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. 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.

Enterprise Digital and Innovation Officer, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

Søren Rode Jain Andreasen

Søren Rode Jain Andreasen is the Enterprise Digital and Innovation Officer at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). Søren is responsible for the bank's enterprise digital client experience and manages digital budgets, channels and investments in artificial intelligence and automation. He is also responsible for managing partnerships optimising processes across the bank. Prior to CIBC, Søren was Chief Digital Officer at Danske Bank UK, where he was responsible for everything related to digitalisation and IT, including business opportunities, investments, FinTech collaboration, and development. Søren has over 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.

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

Pravin Kumar

Pravin is EMEA Lead Counsel, Financial Crimes at Wells Fargo. He 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.

Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Caroline Pham

Caroline is the Commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and was appointed as such in April 2022. Previously Caroline was at Citi Bank in the USA where she was Head of Market Structure for Strategic Initiatives. She worked closely with the innovation, investment and business development teams to refine ICG’s strategy and execution priorities, focusing on the rapidly changing regulatory landscape, market and client environment, and product evolution. Caroline leads initiatives on digital asset strategy and other potential market structure changes and related impacts, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. In prior to that, Caroline was Head of Capital Markets Regulatory Strategy & Engagement and Deputy Head of Global Regulatory Affairs. She partnered with Global Government Affairs to drive Citi’s policy advocacy efforts with its U.S. and international regulators across all businesses and regions. She also oversaw all engagement with the SEC, CFTC, FINRA and NFA.

Senior Risk Manager & Analytics Competence Lead, Klarna Bank

Sanchit Langar

Sanchit works as Senior Risk Manager & Analytics Competence Lead at Global AML/CTF Governance, Klarna. Over the years he has held various strategic roles at GE Capital and Santander, working across all major lines of business in the bank, across different international jurisdictions. He has lived and worked in the US, India, UK and the Nordics, and benefits immensely from the broad business and cultural experience he has been able to gain through all his global roles. He is a seasoned Leader with over 18 years of experience in Consumer Banking, most of it within Risk Management & Risk Analytics - spanning from Credit Risk, Non-Financial Risk, Risk Technology, Operational Risk & Internal Control Oversight, and AML, CTF and Sanctions Risk Management, managing both 1LoD and 2LoD responsibilities and teams. Sanchit has undertaken numerous Leadership Trainings and Certifications (Six Sigma, ICA, PMP, etc.) over the years at GE and Santander.

Executive In Residence, Nyca Partners

Matthew Homer

Matt Homer is Executive in Residence at Nyca, a FinTech venture capital firm. Matt was previously the first-ever Executive Deputy Superintendent for Research & Innovation at the New York Department of Financial Services. There he oversaw the division's work on crypto, FinTech, InsurTech, RegTech. He designed and launched the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator Catalyst, a social impact fintech accelerator in India. He has served as an advisor on FinTech and financial inclusion for USAID, the World Bank, the United Nations, Aspen Institute, and the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance. Matt has 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. She handles issues relating to electronic communications, fintech, data aggregation, social media, recordkeeping, privacy and data protection. Melissa 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. He is responsible for delivering a transformation of the way the Bank collects data from the UK financial sector. Prior to leading the data collection team, Angus 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. 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

Aaron Caplan is the Head of the Individual Accountability Regime function at Nomura in the UK  where he is responsible for providing advice on and overseeing the management of the Senior Manager & Certification Regime, compliance registrations and compliance training. Prior to Nomura, Aaron was Head of Policy Compliance and Assurance at the London Stock Exchange Group and, before that, Head of Core Compliance at LCH Clearnet. Aaron previously worked at PwC for 12 years as a senior consultant in the financial services regulation practice, where he worked on a broad range of regulatory implementation and regulatory remediation projects.

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.

Technology Project Manager, LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group)

Joydeep Das

Joydeep is the Technology Project Manager at LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group). Prior to LSEG, he was Product Management - Vice President, Compliance COO Function at HSBC 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 top tier investment banking 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.

Chief Information Security Officer, Eindhoven University of Technology

Martin de Vries

Martin de Vries is the Chief Information Security Officer at Eindhoven University of Technology. He was previously Senior Information Security Officer at Rabobank where he led a team of 10 – 15 Information Security Officers in the IT Systems and IT Operations domains. 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 start-ups and scale-ups since 2016.

Director for Sustainability Data & Analytics Tech, Credit Suisse

Jigisha Lock

Jigisha Lock is the Director for Sustainability Data & Analytics Tech at Credit Suisse, leading and managing a globally distributed team across multiple countries, serving over 30 regions. With a career spanning 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 the transformation and execution of business strategies.

Director of Financial Crime, Fenergo

Rachel Woolley

Rachel Woolley is the Director of Financial Crime at Fenergo based 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.

Global Open Banking & Open Data Practice Lead, D&S, Mastercard

Hakan Eroglu

Hakan Eroglu is the Global Open Banking Lead and Open Data Practice Lead for Data & Services at Mastercard. He is an expert in Open Data and Services Ecosystems, Open Banking Regulation, API Standardization, Instant and Frictionless Payments. Hakan brings more than 11 years of project experience in shaping Open Banking strategies, building API-based use cases and business models, and designing digital payment schemes in Europe, MEA, Latin America and Asia. Prior to this, Hakan worked with Accenture. He 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 FinTech. Hakan holds a German Diploma degree in Computer Sciences from the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany.

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. Prior to Wells Fargo, Lester worked for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1984 to 2010. From 2002-10, he was the Principal Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS). During his tenure at AFMLS, the Section played a major role in several noteworthy prosecutions involving major financial institutions, including Riggs Bank, E-Gold Ltd, Credit Suisse, Lloyds TSB Bank PLC, Union Bank of California, American Express, BankAtlantic, and Banco Popular de Puerto Rico. Lester 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 was an Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County (Chicago), Illinois.

Partner, Early Fintech Ventures

Astrid Freier

Astrid Freier is a Partner at Early Fintech Ventures, a European venture capital firm, She is also CEO and Co-founder of Reg Tech Berlin, a venture capital company focusing on tech investments with relevance to banks and insurance companies. Astrid has over 20 years of experience in banking, FinTech and RegTech in Germany, Japan and the US. She previously worked at SAP as Head of the SAP IO Foundry in berlin where she with start-ups. Prior to SAP, Astrid worked for 16 years at Deutsche Bank, most recently as Head of Start-up Coordination Germany & Head of Regulatory Management Group.

Partner, Dawn Capital

Henry Mason

Henry Mason is a partner at Dawn Capital, a London-based venture capital firm with $1bn under management. The firm invests in great teams tackling big markets, with a particular focus on technology in B2B Software and FinTech. Dawn Capital looks to act as business builder and invest at the inflection point when a business has a proven product and business model and is ready to scale. Their sweet spot is writing cheques of $5–20m.

General Manager, Relativity Trace

Jordan Domash

Jordan Domash is currently the GM, Relativity Trace at Relativity, he has been at the company since August 2014 where he started off as Chief of Staff and then was promoted to the position he is currently at. Currently guiding the development and sale of this tool, built on the Relativity platform, for proactive compliance monitoring, leading engineering, marketing, and sales teams. In his role as Chief of Staff, Jordan balanced his time between strategic issues, internal and external communications, and tactical support for the executive team. Previous to his time at Relativity, Jordan was a management consultant at Bain & Company, where he advised large corporations and private equity firms on strategic issues, M&A due diligence, and operational effectiveness.

Chief Risk Officer, Varo Bank

Philippa Girling

Philippa Girling is Chief Risk Officer at 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. Prior to joining Varo Money, Philippa was Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Investors Bank. Before that, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Business Risk Officer at Capital One Commercial Bank. Philippa 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 and was named one of the decade’s “Top Fifty Faces of Operational Risk.” Philipa 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.

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Behavox

Erkin Adylov

Erkin Adylov is the visionary founder and CEO of Behavox. He draws on vast experience from his time at prominent financial institutions to instil 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.

Head of Regulatory Reporting, Vizor

Dermot McCann 

Dermot McCann is the Head of Regulatory Reporting at Vizor. Vizor is 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 who 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

Joanne Horgan is the Chief Innovation Officer at Vizor, the leading global provider of Regulatory Reporting Technology to Central Banks. Driven, results-oriented executive director with a strong technical background and sound business acumen. Her innovation focus is to uncover customer needs and find that perfect match between a problem and the best solution which will 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.

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. Richard 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.

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 is Chief Operations Officer at Napier, where his role is to align Napier’s growth and vision with trends in the anti-money laundering and financial crime technology industry. Greg’s knowledge and experience gained from over 25 years in the financial services industry includes 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. Subsequent roles 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. Greg’s area of speciality is focussed on the challenges facing global financial institutions in terms of client onboarding and lifecycle management, what future client onboarding processes look like, and how financial institutions can effectively build a path towards embracing more effective digital processes.

Chief Product Officer, Quantexa

Alexon Bell

Alexon is the Chief Product Officer at Quantexa. He has more than 20 years’ experience helping global organisations meet their AML regulation requirements.  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.

VC Investor, Evolution Equity Partners

Ollie Bone

Ollie is a venture capital investor at Evolution Equity Partners. Before joining Evolution, Ollie designed and ran an accelerator programme for Cybersecurity scaleups building the UK and global support network for the founders supported. He brings over five years of experience in the technology sector where he previously led market research and venture scouting for global corporates in defence, manufacturing and consulting. He has evaluated start-ups across Cybersecurity, AI and Analytics and advised C-Suites on which technology to adopt. 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.

General Manager - Casual AI in Retail Banking, CausaLens

Dr. Stephen Moody

Dr. Stephen Moody is General Manager - Casual AI in Retail Banking at CausaLens. He was previously 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.

Head of Financial Crime Compliance Practice, Europe & Africa at Bureau van Dijk - A Moody's Analytics Company

Ted Datta

Ted is a director of Bureau van Dijk’s compliance solutions business with responsibility for the UK, Nordic, Middle East & Africa region. He has spent the last decade helping organisations harness data and technology to improve their risk-based approach to customer and third party due diligence. As a leader within the organisations global practise group, he ensures Bureau van Dijk’s future product strategy meets the evolving needs of today’s risk management professionals. Ted is a regular contributor to Europe’s leading anti-corruption forums and an active supporter of public-private collaboration initiatives.

Director of Operations and Business Development, Europe Lleida.net

Patricia Fernández-Trapiella

Patricia is COO at Lleida.net Europe reshaping the landscape of digital communications. She has lead Telefónica’s digital transformation, with proven results in both operational efficiencies and customer experience. She holds wide experience as Strategic Consultant and as Corporate Strategy and Innovation Director driving revenue growth through eCommerce, Cloud and mobile financial services. Wide international experience through global positions for EMEA and LATAM. She has more than 20 years’ experience in Digital and Operational Transformation, Strategy formulation, and New Services development.

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.

Co-founder, Acuminor

Martin Nordh

Martin Nordh is the co-founder and CEO of Acuminor, which is a regulatory tech company specializing in anti-money laundering, terrorist financing and sanctions. Martin hails from a background in 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.

Head of SMCR, Jupiter Asset Management

Dirk Young

Dirk Young is currently leading the implementation of SMCR at Jupiter Asset Management. Dirk has over 20 years of Compliance experience in the investment banking and asset management industry. Dirks’ experience includes senior-level roles at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, Barclays and Jupiter. Dirk’s most recent roles have been in leading the implementation of Senior Managers, Certification and Conduct Rules for Barclays and Jupiter Asset Management globally.