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SAS Customer Connection for Fraud and Financial Crimes

August 15  |  SAS World Headquarters, Cary, NC

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A lot rides on the effectiveness and efficiency of your programs for detecting, preventing and investigating fraud, money laundering and other financial crimes. You must manage a growing volume of transactions faster and more accurately while reducing program costs. So how do you also mitigate your growing fraud and financial crimes risks?

You are not alone! Join your peers in the banking industry to learn how you can confidently protect your organization using proven advanced analytics, AI and machine learning techniques to continuously fine-tune detection algorithms, streamline and automate case management, and boost overall performance of your monitoring, prevention and investigation processes.

More About SAS Customer Connections

SAS Customer Connections are networking events for current users interested in sharing best practices and sparking innovation.
This exclusive event is by invitation only and nontransferable. If necessary, SAS may limit the maximum number of attendees per organization to accommodate additional organizations.


Wednesday, August 15
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast
Networking Hall
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks
Stu Bradley, Vice President, Fraud & Security Intelligence Division, SAS

Auditorium EBC-150

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Financial Crimes Convergence
Jim Arndts, Senior Vice President, Director EFCC Strategy & Transformation, US Bank
Karen Boyer, Director, Financial Crimes and Fraud Intelligence, People’s United Bank
Tom O’Connell, R&D Director, Fraud & Security Intelligence Solutions, SAS
Moderator: David Stewart, Director, Financial Services, Fraud & Security Intelligence Practice, SAS

Auditorium EBC-150

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Technology Connection 
Diana Shaw, Manager, Artificial Intelligence, Global Technology Practice, SAS
Dan Tamburro, Senior R&D Director, Fraud and Security Intelligence Solutions, SAS
Tiffany Witwer, Platform Architect, Cloud and Platform Technologies, SAS
Moderator: Carl Suplee, Director, Product Management, Fraud & Security Intelligence Product Line, SAS

Auditorium EBC-150

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Marketplace Café
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Identify Theft and Application Fraud
Chris LeBaron, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances and Business Development, ThreatMetrix
Shirley Inscoe, Senior Analyst, Aite Group
Eva Velasquez, President/CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center
Moderator: Dan Barta, Principal Solutions Architect, Financial Services, Fraud & Security Intelligence Practice, SAS

Auditorium EBC-150

1:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Analytics in Action
Auditorium EBC-150
  • 1:15 - 1:35 p.m.
    Using SAS Real-time Decision Manager for AML Transaction Monitoring at Banco Original
    Altair Nascimento, AML Manager
  • 1:35 - 1:55 p.m.
    Deploying Machine Learning for Suspicious Activity Monitoring at Fifth Third Bank
    Nathan Banks, Vice President, FIU Scenario Development Manager
  • 1:55 - 2:10 p.m.
  • 2:10 - 2:30 p.m.
    Using SAS Advanced Analytics for Fraud Prevention at Worldpay
    Matt Chapman, Director, Fraud Operations
    Eric Stowell, Leader, Fraud Analytics
  • 2:30 to 3:00 p.m.
    Artificial Intelligence Working Group
    Michael Ames, Senior Director, Emerging Solutions & Decision Science, SAS
    David Stewart, Director, Financial Services, Fraud & Security Intelligence Practice, SAS
    Carl Suplee, Director, Product Management, Fraud & Security Intelligence Product Line, SAS
  • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Product Roadmaps
    Carl Suplee, Director, Product Management, Fraud & Security Intelligence Product Line, SAS
  • 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
    Next Generation Detection & Investigation
    Joe Carina, Senior Product Manager, Investigations & Surveillance, Fraud & Security Intelligence Product Line, SAS
    James Ruotolo, Director, Product Management & Marketing, Fraud & Security Intelligence Product Line, SAS
  • 4:00 - 4:15 p.m.
    Complete Survey
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
Networking Reception & Demo Breakouts
Networking Hall
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
ACAMS Carolinas Chapter Meeting (optional)
Auditorium EBC-150


Location and Directions

SAS World Headquarters
Building C
SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27513

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).

Registration and Fees

Registration is free, compliments of SAS, and includes conference materials, admission to all sessions and meals. It does not include travel and hotel expenses.

Hotel and travel arrangements to Cary, NC, are the responsibility of individual guests. Please book your flights into and out of Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), which is located about 10 minutes from SAS.

Hotel arrangements are the responsibility of individual guests attending this conference. However, you may ask for the “SAS client rate” at the following hotels when reserving a room.

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. Please call the in-house reservation line at 919-677-1840 and ask for the SAS client rate. Complimentary features include breakfast, evening reception, airport transportation and in-room internet access. Transportation to/from SAS is available by making advanced arrangements with the hotel bell captain.

  • The Umstead Hotel and Spa
    100 Woodland Pond Drive
    Cary, NC 27513

    Please call 866-877-4141 and ask for the SAS client rate.


There will be reserved parking spaces in the Building C parking lot on the SAS campus. All visitors are asked to stop at the security gate to check in.

Recommended Attire

Suggested attire for this event is business casual.

Notice Concerning Training, Education, Food, Refreshments or Other Gifts Provided by SAS
At this event SAS will provide you items that may be subject to gift rules applicable for your organization. We respect these rules and encourage you to clear your receipt of these items with your organization. If you prefer, you may pay fair market value and receive a receipt for the items at

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