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Using AI to combat financial crime

Tuesday 14th May 2019
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
SAS Institute, 199 Bishopsgate,

Banks have been quick to seek the promised benefits of using AI techniques in their financial crime operations, yet few have achieved widespread deployment and continue to face the traditional challenges.

Join our line-up of experts for this short, informative session that will help you:

  • understand how to transform your AI vision into reality with real life examples from Banking and beyond
  • discover industry perspectives and recommendations to improve the global fight against financial crime
  • build an action plan around how to operationalise AI in your AML operations


Matthew Reed

Matthew Reed
Senior Manager - Financial Crime, EY

Matthew Ekberg

Matthew Ekberg
Senior Policy Advisor for Regulatory Affairs

Iain Brown

Dr. Iain Brown
Head of Data Science, SAS


Wednesday 14thMay
8:00 a.m.Registration & breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Welcome & IntroductionTalya Sella, Senior Business Solutions Manager, AML, SAS
8:40 a.m.Precogs: AI empowered AML
Practical examples of how AI can empower analysts to better combat money laundering and financial crime
Iain Brown, Head of Data Science, SAS
9:10 a.m.The benefits & challenges of AI in the FinCrime world
Why have attempts to use AI not seen the promised results? A look at why we might need to fundamentally reassess our approach
Matthew Reed, Senior Manager - Financial Crime, EY
9:40 a.m.Industry perspectives on Machine Learning and AML
A review of the IIF survey on adoption of AI for AML purposes along with industry recommendations to improve the overall effectiveness of the global regime to combat illicit financial activity.
Matthew Ekberg, Senior Policy Advisor for Regulatory Affairs, Institute of International Finance
10:10 a.m.Q&A Followed by networking and refreshments

SAS Institute, 199 Bishopsgate,
London, EC2N 4AG


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