SAS | The Power to Know


Wednesday, Aug. 20

4:45 - 6:00 p.m.
ACAMS Chapter Meeting
Requires separate registration through ACAMS. Attendance at this conference will earn participants a total of 12 CAMS credits.
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Demo Showcase
Join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Thursday, Aug. 21
Note: Event parking for Thursday is located at Building C. Please plan to arrive early, as you will need to catch a shuttle from Building C to the first session in Building V. Shuttles will also return you to Building C for lunch and the remainder of the Forum.

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast and Registration
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks


  • Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS
  • David Stewart, CAMS, Director, Security Intelligence Solutions, Banking, SAS

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: Jane Rhodes-Wolfe, Section Chief, Terrorism Financing Operations Section, FBI

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Executive Viewpoint Panel Session
Hear from a panel of experts on their views and experiences in the fight against fraud, money laundering and cyberattacks over the past 10 years. Learn what major changes have occurred – and why there’s still work to be done.


  • Bill Fox, Managing Director, Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive, Bank of America
  • George Holding, Representative for North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District
  • Daniel D. Soto, Chief Compliance Officer, Ally Financial Inc.
  • Thomas Walker, US Attorney, Eastern District of North Carolina

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Emerging Trends in Cybersecurity
Criminals are using every technique and technology at their disposal to steal more money and information or disrupt your operations. The resulting increase in high-profile data breaches is forcing private industry and governments to rethink regulations, compliance and liability.


  • John Riggi, Section Chief – Senior Executive Service, National Cyber Operations and Outreach Section, FBI
  • Stu Bradley, Senior Business Director for Security Intelligence, SAS

        12:30 p.m.Transportation From Bldg V to Bldg C
        12:45 - 2:00 p.m.


        2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

        Concurrent Breakout Sessions


        1. Why Intelligence Is the Best Defense: Trends in Counterproliferation

        An exploration of the issues and case history associated with counterproliferation, including how to prevent the acquisition of controlled US technology by our adversaries.


        • MaryJo Thomas, Supervisory Special Agent, Counterintelligence Squad, FBI


        2. Case Study: Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit 

        A firsthand accounting of the innovative approach that HSBC is taking to manage affiliate risks across its operations that span 64 countries. You will learn about the business processes and technologies that HSBC is putting in place to facilitate a more proactive approach for connecting the dots of suspicious entities across its franchise.


        • Brendan Pickering, Global Head of Financial Crime Technical Strategy, HSBC
        • Jamie Hutton, Director, SAS Fraud and Financial Crimes, EMEA & AP, Advanced Analytics Business Unit, SAS

        3:15 - 4:15  p.m.

        Concurrent Breakout Sessions


        1. Ruled by Thieves: The Global Fight Against Kleptocracy

        A discussion about the FBI strategies and initiatives to fight kleptocracy, including how the US works with law enforcement partners around the world to trace, seize and recover assets related to foreign public corruption.


        • Debra LaPrevotte, Supervisory Special Agent, International Corruption Unit, Kleptocracy Program, FBI


        2. Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering 'Rapid Fire' Case Studies

        Outcomes of successful fraud and anti-money laundering case studies from various organizations.


        • Patricia Emerson, Compliance Director, Global AML Investigations Team, Ally Financial Inc.
        • Kenneth Smith, Global Financial Crimes and Compliance Executive, Bank of America
        • Daniel Wager, Head of AML, HSBC North America Holdings
          4:15 - 5:30 p.m.Closing Reception

          August 20 - 21
          SAS World Headquarters
          Cary, NC




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