Webinar on-demand

Combating identity theft and application fraud as consumer demand changes

Increased Fraud Risk in the COVID-19 times. How to protect Financial Services?

3rd June • 11 a.m. CET • Cost: Complimentary

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About the webinar

In the current days when the world is impacted by COVID-19 pandemic we observe an increased fraudster's activity trying to explore new weaknesses  at the moment. The heightened level of fear and uncertainty is creating new opportunities for fraudsters to scam people out of their money. The international law enforcement agency has listed a number of phishing and social engineering scams that have been reported to it by member countries in the wake of the COVID-19 emergency.

The risk of identity and credentials theft significantly increased due to a variety of scams related to coronavirus situation. As consumers are looking for credit to support their disturbed income, fraudsters are hiding amongst the commotion by using identities theft to commit application fraud.  In parallel the customer behavior is changing – closure of branches and the desire to bank from home are migrating to the digital world.  This is especially true of elderly people and this demographic is unfortunately least prepared for the risks of Account Takeover.

Considering all this fraud is undoubtedly on the rise, increasing financial loss, raising costs, compromising customer experience and threatening reputational damage. What are the opportunities to protect the identities, applications and payment channels from being threatened by the fraudsters? In this series of webinars experts will give a view how detection can be increased and how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can help to detect fraud in an adaptive way, more precise and quicker.

Why attend?

  • You will learn how technology can help to detect fraud faster and at lower cost, protecting your reputation and keeping customer satisfaction high through better management of false positives. 
  • You have the opportunity to interact with SAS, KPMG and iovation experts and asks your questions.

Who should attend?

  • Anti-Fraud Director/Manager
  • Security Director/Manager
  • Fraud Analytics Director/Manager

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About the Experts


Carlos Sovegni

Head of EMEA Fraud & Security

Carlos is a thought leader, with a solid 7-years career in SAS currently responsible to defining the go-to-market strategy, business development and support of implementations across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. He leads the Fraud & Security Intelligence Customer Advisory Team of fraud experts, engineers and data scientists, based in London UK.

From 2018 to 2019, Sovegni was responsible for the Consulting Services area in Brazil, managing more than +120 consultants (SAS + Partners) with +70 projects per year and accountable for more than U$ 11M in revenues and U$ 15M on services sales per year. Additionally, from 2013 to 2017, Sovegni was the responsible for the LATAM Fraud & Security Intelligence Practice focusing on developing go-to-market strategies, prospect new customers and drive sales in all countries. He leaded the team that have shifted the region from U$ 400k (2012) to + U$ 10M (2017) in new SW sales.

Sovegni also worked to Citigroup for more than 12 years being responsible for the Fraud Prevention Strategy Team inside the consumer business of the bank (Credicard and Citibank Brazil) defining all fraud prevention processes, policies and strategies and developing new projects. In addition, Sovegni has managed some others areas inside the bank like: Internal Control and Audit, Compliance, AML and Credit/Portfolio Risk Management. Previously, he had 3 years experience inside the Manufacturing Industry as an Industrial Engineer working with Lean Six Sigma as a Black Belt.

He is graduated as Mechanical Production Engineer at UNIFEI – SBC – Brazil, have an MBA of Finance, Controlling and Audit at FGV – SP – Brazil and a complementary MBA in International Executive Management at UCI – Irvine CA – USA.

Marcin Nadolny

Head of EMEA Banking Fraud Practice

Marcin Nadolny leads the EMEA Banking Fraud Practice. He is a thought leader on fraud, accountable for defining the go-to-market strategy, business development, support of implementations with expert knowledge and fraud analytics. Marcin and his team are subject matter experts that help banks and financial institutions to combat fraud and financial crimes, and improve detection across all areas including payments, applications, insider.

Marcin is an experienced anti-fraud expert, but also data scientist with huge expertise in machine learning applications in business. He has strong background in banking and financial services and over 16 years of professional experience he gained with SAS but also at PwC, Toyota Bank and at DaimlerChrysler R&D. Along his career Marcin was leading fraud teams on the country and regional levels. He participated in numerous projects addressing setting fraud detection strategies with support of machine learning and networks analytics, and particularly he was leading the team of analysts implementing SAS Enterprise Fraud Management platform at largest banks in Central Europe.

Marcin is graduated in mathematics from the University of Warsaw, and also holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Computer Science from Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg in Germany.

João Madeira

Partner in-charge of Forensic & Cyber Security

João has 20 years of experience in Financial Services and he is under engagement of KPMG since September 2006, where he joined the Risk Consulting practice. Previously, João has worked during 4 years for an international consultancy firm and 2 years for a national Investment Bank.

Currently João is the Partner in-charge of Forensic and Cyber Security Services.

João has an in-depth experience in Financial Services, namely in contract and regulatory engagements (including MiFID, GDPR, Licensing Review, PMO, Third Party Risk, AML, Compliance reviews) as well as regarding Cyber Maturity Assessments, Pen testing, IAM, among other security related projects. 

Moreover, João has experience in AML, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and FCPA investigations, Forensic Technology and optimization of compliance, internal audit and cybersecurity functions, covering a gap analysis towards international standards as well as support in implementation of target operational model.

João has international experience in Europe, America and Africa.

Marcin Konopka

CEE Regional Sales Manager

Since 2018 Marcin serves as Central and Eastern Europe Sales Regional Manager where he focuses on supporting financial institutions with the fight against organized criminals utilizing a vast number of fraudulent activities within the digital space.

His background is firmly based in cyber, previously he gained deep expertise and insights on how the most disturbing cyberattacks are being orchestrated and how to effectively protect against them with Proofpoint software and Hewlett Packard

Passionate about the constantly changing cyberthreat landscape, learning how social engineering techniques are being utilized for malicious activities and how the fraudsters are using stolen data to conduct their operations in accordance with the principle: “Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.”