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SAS Customer Connection for Fraud and Financial Crimes

August 20-21  |  SAS World Headquarters, Cary, NC

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Analytics is at the heart of fraud and financial crimes detection. The leading edge of analytics helps financial organizations and professionals stay ahead of criminals and those who would do harm to your organization.

Join your peers in the banking industry and learn how to get to the forefront of advanced analytics, AI and machine learning techniques. Fine-tune your detection algorithms, streamline cases and boost performance of your monitoring, prevention and investigation.

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.


Tuesday, August 20
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Women in Analytics: Financial Crimes Chapter - Brunch
Executive Dining Room 2
Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Networking Hall
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Welcome Remarks
Stu Bradley, VP, Fraud and Security Intelligence, SAS

Auditorium EBC-150

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Fraud Trends Impacting the Financial Services Industry
Trace Fooshee, Sr. Analyst, Aite Group
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Financial Crimes Convergence – Panel Discussion
Stu Bradley, VP, Fraud and Security Intelligence, SAS (Moderator)
Troy Haines, SVP, Head of Risk Research and Quantitative Solutions, SAS
Bryan Harris, VP, Cyber Analytics Research and DevOps Engineering, SAS
David Stewart, Director, Security Intelligence Practice – Banking, SAS
3:15 - 3:45 p.m.
Modernizing Your Compliance Program With Financial Crimes Analytics
David Black, Director, FIU, Fifth Third Bank
3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Why Platforms Matter
Dan Tamburro, Head of Fraud and Security Intelligence R&D, SAS
James Ruotolo, Sr. Director, Product Management and Marketing, SAS
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
Changing the Idea Around Authentication for a Better Customer Experience
Rick Cooney, Fraud Director, Axcess Financial
John Watkins, Advisory Industry Consultant, SAS

5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception
Wednesday, August 21
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Networking Hall
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Impact of FinTech on Financial Crimes
David Stewart, Director, Security Intelligence Practice – Banking, SAS
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Reading the Tea Leaves of Regulatory Guidance
David Chenkin, Managing Partner, Zeichner, Ellman & Krause LLP
9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Fighting Financial Crime With AI and Machine Learning – Panel Discussion
Beth Herron, Sr. Solutions Architect, SAS (Moderator)
Saurabh Duggal, Sr. Solutions Architect, SAS
Prathaban Mookiah, Principal Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics R&D, SAS
Katherine Taylor, Data Scientist, AI and Machine Learning, SAS

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.
SAS® Adaptive Learning and Intelligent Agent System (Demo)
Amith Satheesh, Principal Solutions Architect, SAS
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Partnering for the Future – Panel Discussion
James Ruotolo, Sr. Director, Product Management and Marketing, SAS (Moderator)
Chris LeBaron, Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances and Business Development, ThreatMetrix
Peter Dougherty, CEO, MantisNet
Amy Walraven, Chief Analytics Officer, Turnkey Risk Solutions
Craig Willis, Manager of Consulting Services, Zencos

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Roundtable Lunches
Path to the Cloud
Securing the Edge
Best Practices for Defending Your Organization - this session is full
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.



  • 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    AML Breakout Track - Customer Case Studies
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Product Road Map and Feedback
    Matt Needles, Principal Product Manager, SAS
  • 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Recap and Final Remarks
    Christopher Ghenne, Global Lead for Banking/Compliance Solutions, SAS
    Apurva More, Product Marketing Manager, SAS
  • 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
    Fraud Breakout Track - Customer Case Studies
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
    Product Road Map and Feedback
    Kim Darpel, Sr. Product Manager, SAS
  • 4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
    Recap and Final Remarks
    Ian Holmes, Global Lead for Enterprise Fraud Solutions, SAS
    Diana Rothfuss, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, SAS
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
ACAMS Carolinas Chapter Meeting (Optional)
Use cases in Human Trafficking

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.

Hotel Options


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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