How governments are responding to the ever-changing landscape of organized financial crime.

On-Demand Virtual Fireside Discussion

The way financial criminals launder money and the government’s response is constantly evolving. The pandemic has had a dramatic effect on Financial Crime. Adaptability and speed in creating new strategies are critical to combatting money laundering.

Curious to learn more… join us for this virtual chat with government experts, who have over 55 years in combined experience in government program development and Financial Crimes. We will answer your questions surrounding changes in money laundering, new strategies governments are employing, the importance of data and where governments should be investing in automated solutions.

Experts will answer your pressing questions such as:

  • How has money laundering changed over the last few years and what impact has the pandemic had on it?
  • What are new strategies governments are taking to combat money laundering?
  • How can the data collected by regulatory bodies be better used to combat money laundering?  
  • How can automated solutions be effective while respecting privacy considerations?  

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About the Experts

Lars Kirdan
Director of Business Development – Nordic, SAS Institute 

Lars Kirdan is Nordic Director of Business Development at SAS Institute A / S.

He has more than 25 years of top management and board experience from both the private and public sector, and has i.a. been Director of Business Development in Deloitte and University Director at Roskilde University.

Lars has been involved in the development of a sustainable welfare society throughout its career, including in particular with management, strategy, innovation, business development andresearch.

Lars has led projects within Big Data / AI and ML, Financial Management, Customer Intelligence and Fraud Detection, Lars has a very strong network among public and private top executives.

Hendrik Koch,
Principal Solution Manager - Customer Advisory (Financial Services Nordics), SAS Institute 

Henrik Koch has over 30 years of experience from the Financial Services Sector. Master in Economics, Financial analyst education, INSEAD, Western University, Consulting and Global sales education.

  • A professional background in the Banking, Risk, Payments and Financial Crime domain.
  • Leading banking transformations, consulting, solution and implementation activities
  • Deeply passionate and engaged in applying the new Cloud, Analytics and AI services in the Financial Crime domain currently supporting the private and public sectors fight against financial crime incl. AML and Fraud

Shaun Barry
Pre-sales Director, Government, Healthcare, & Utilities, SAS 

Shaun Barry is a renowned expert in fraud and integrity, with a specific focus on government and healthcare.  Shaun has worked globally with governments (central, state/provincial, and local levels), healthcare payers, and other organizations for 25 years to foster innovation and efficiency. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, and he has testified before legislative bodies for numerous governments.  Shaun has also served on advisory boards that provide citizen oversight to the US Internal Revenue Service.  Presently, he oversees a team of 25 experts who use data and analytics to help government and healthcare organizations work better.


Prior to joining SAS, Shaun was the Global Fraud Solutions Executive for one of the world’s largest technology firms.  In this capacity, he led a global team of fraud and technology experts to implement anti-fraud solutions for both public and private sector organizations.  He also has worked as a public servant for US state government agencies in Ohio and South Carolina.  For the state of Ohio, he served as the top aide to Tax Commissioner Roger Tracy and was responsible for replacing the IT systems that supported the Department of Taxation.

Shaun holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University.  He and his wife Kristen have two children and reside in New York.

Dan McKenzie
Customer Advisory, Global Security Intelligence Practice
SAS Canada

With over 15 years of experience in Fraud and AML, and over 25 years of experience in financial services, Dan has helped countless customers solve their financial crime challenges in banking, insurance and government. 

Dan started out his career in IT before moving to the business side to help business units implement technology. He them moved into Financial Crimes when consulting at TD Bank on their AML implementation in 2003. After that, Dan joined SAS as the Fraud lead for Canada. Dan departed SAS and gained further experience with TransUnion as the Director of Fraud and ID management. After 5 years there, he moved on to RBC as an Enterprise Fraud Strategist. Dan brought his real-world experience back to SAS when he rejoined in December 2017. 

Dan has passion and expertise in Social Network Analysis, Advanced Analytics (machine learning), payments fraud, Insurance fraud and first party fraud.