Laurent Colombant
Continuous Monitoring Solution Lead EMEA

Laurent Colombant is part of the Fraud and Compliance advisory team. He is the EMEA solution lead for the Continuous Monitoring solution which addresses risk, waste and abuse in procurement, ongoing supplier integrity, travel and expenses, contractual compliance as well as bid rigging.

Laurent has been helping customers tackle financial crime using advanced analytics, NLP and machine learning since 1999. After focusing on anti-money laundering, payment fraud and terrorist cell financing he is now assisting companies in tightening their procurement controls.

Prior to joining SAS, Laurent was general manager of Cognitive Systems Europe tackling challenges of straight thru processing, sanctions screening and halt of business for Tier 1 banks using lexical AI applied to SWIFT messages.

He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Michigan and a joint degree in linguistics, econometrics and computing from the University of Montreal.

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Speaker engagements

2020Unmasking the enemy within: why organisations fail to spot procurement fraudOn-Demand webinarSAS
2020Assurer l’intégrité continue des processus d’approvisionnement grâce à l’analytique et à l’intelligence artificielleOn-Demand webinarSAS
2020Uncover procurement risks early using machine learning and AIOn-Demand webinarSAS
2019Practical Feedback: artificial intelligence at the service of the fight against corruptionBrussels- Fight against CorruptionCreobis (Business Information and Seminars)
2018Continuous Compliance Monitoring Using Advanced Analytics • Identifying collusions and corruption18th Fraud and Corruption Forum
Thought Leader Global
2017Breakout Session: Fighting Fraud: Uncover procurement risks earlier than ever. Prevent financial losses. Protect your reputation.AmsterdamSAS Analytics Experience