14th Annual
Counterterrorism and Financial Crimes Forum

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Leading-edge analytics in fraud, security and financial crimes compliance

August 15-16  |  Cary, NC

Why Attend?

With the balance of global power in constant flux, law enforcement, regulatory agencies and the banking industry must do everything possible to protect stability for their organizations and those they serve. Control over data and analytics helps us anticipate and protect against criminal activity and fraud.

At the 14th Annual Counterterrorism and Financial Crimes Forum, you’ll get presentations, real-world case studies and learn the latest techniques from leaders in law enforcement, analytics and fraud prevention. Learn about the most effective strategies for terrorism tactics and financing prevention, fraud investigation, regulatory compliance, and money laundering detection and prevention from the leading experts in these fields.

ACAMS members will receive 4 CAMS credits for attending this event.

The 14th Annual Counterterrorism and Financial Crimes Forum is by invitation only and registration is complimentary.

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Featured Speakers

Agenda at a Glance

Wednesday, August 15 
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.Welcome Reception
Thursday, August 16 
7:30 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.Welcome Remarks
9:00 a.m.Keynote Presentation
Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States
10:00 a.m.Break  
10:30 a.m.

General Session: Panel Discussions

Paradigm Shift - Industry Trends in AML/CFT
Continued domestic and global challenges require evolving strategies to both understand risks and develop appropriate risk controls. Creating risk-relevant programs to address competing issues is a priority in today’s environment. Analyzing recent enforcement actions, understanding regulatory expectations and incorporating innovative solutions provide the stepping stones for a sustainable and forwarding-looking financial crimes program.

John Byrne, AML RightSource

Don Freese, FBI
Lisa Grigg, US Bank
Rick Small, BB&T
Dan Soto, Ally

11:30 a.m.

General Session: Panel Discussions

Role of Artificial Intelligence in Financial Crimes
Artificial intelligence presents great promise in detection and reporting of financial crimes. It also presents massive challenges in implementation and regulatory acceptance. Join this panel as it explores the potential and pitfalls of AI and what a technology road map for implementing AI needs to include and what resources are necessary.

Jim Candelmo, Capital One

Paul Dougherty, Fifth Third Bank
Matt Michaud, Capital One
Carl Suplee, SAS

12:30 p.m.Transportation to Building C
12:45 p.m.Lunch  
2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Cryptocurrencies
Brian Meyers, US Department of Justice
Sujit Raman, US Department of Justice
William Voorhees, BB&T
  • CDD: Beyond Beneficial Ownership Requirements
    Several months after the May 11, 2018, effective date of FinCEN’s new Beneficial Ownership rule, where does the industry stand? This session will focus on insights and lessons learned, as well as explore the general tenants and emerging trends with Customer Due Diligence that should be considered.
Jim Dinkins, US Bank
Lauren Kohr, Old Dominion National Bank
Bob Lacey, Ally
Megan Nelson, BB&T
    3:15 p.m.Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    • Machine Learning as a Modernization Strategy
      Given the industry frustration with high false-positive rates and the challenge of identifying hidden risks, this panel will discuss actual applications of how institutions are applying machine learning to improve existing processes as well as fill the gaps in coverage.
    Dan Boylan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    Beth Herron, SAS
    Tim Lutz, US Bank
    Ram Vedantham, Wells Fargo

    • State-Sponsored Intrusion/Hacking
    Brian Meyers, US Department of Justice
    Dan Corgan, BB&T
    Scott McCulloch, US Department of Justice
    Jessica Nye, FBI Mission Critical Engagement Unit
    4:15 p.m.  Closing Reception and Technology Showcase
    EBC Networking Hall
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    Hotel and Travel

    Hotel and travel arrangements to Cary, NC, are the responsibility of individual forum guests. Please book your flights into and out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport. 

    There are no hotel room blocks associated with this event. Please ask for the SAS rate when booking.

    Preferred Hotels:

    • Embassy Suites
      Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle
      201 Harrison Oaks Blvd.
      Cary, NC 27513
      Phone: 919-677-1840

      The Embassy Suites is located across the street from the SAS campus. For your convenience, we have secured a special rate of $157 per night for forum attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please book early. The Embassy Suites offers complimentary airport transportation, but you must call the hotel upon arrival to schedule pickup.

    • The Umstead Hotel and Spa
      100 Woodland Pond Dr.
      Cary, NC 27513
      Phone: 919-447-4000

      The Umstead Hotel and Spa is located at the entrance of SAS. For your convenience, we have secured a special rate of $255 per night for forum attendees on a first-come, first-served basis, so please book early.

    Other Hotel Options

    Location and Directions

    SAS World Headquarters
    820 SAS Campus Drive
    Cary, NC 27513-2414

    SAS is conveniently located just off Interstate 40, Exit 287, at Harrison Avenue. See a high-level map of SAS (includes a link to Google Maps for driving directions).

    Recommended Attire

    Suggested attire for all forum events is business casual.

    In Partnership With

    Bank of America
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    Capital One
    Department of Justice
    US Bank

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