Program
[Earn 17+ CE Credits]
Event Agenda
Day 1
Aug 3 - Facing a Changed World Together
Day 2
Aug 4 - Crypto Fest
Day 3
Aug 5 - Global Challenges & Innovation
Day 4
Aug 6 - Tech to the Rescue?
Day 5
Aug 7 - Future Threats
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Welcome and FinCrime Perspectives from U.S. Treasury
Join us for the kickoff of FinCrime Virtual week to learn about an online event unlike any other. Stick around for the 45-minute opening keynote presentation...speaker to be announced soon

Speakers:
• Joseph Yerant, President, ACFCS
• Scott Rembrant, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Policy (TFFC), U.S. Department of the Treasury
• Jim Richards, Founder and Principal, RegTech Consulting

2:15 pm - 3:45 pm EDT
FinCrime After COVID-19 – Navigating the New Normal
The pandemic has changed much about life and business worldwide, and financial crime compliance and prevention is no exception. In many cases, COVID-19 and resulting lockdowns have greatly accelerated trends that were years in the making, from adoption of digital payments and ecommerce to working from home. All of these have big implications for AML, fraud, cybersecurity and other fincrime functions. In this session, senior compliance officers and regulators weigh in on how to navigate the present and future of pandemic disruption.

• Sonia Desai, Head of International Compliance, Charles Schwab
• John Tobon, Supervisory Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations
• Jim Vivenzio, Senior Counsel, BSA/AML, OCC
• Patty O’Connor, President, Compliance Strategy Group (CSG)
• Terese Fernandez, Global Head of Marketing, RDC

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Opening Night Reception
Raise a glass to the start of FinCrime Week! Join the speaker faculty, ACFCS staff and your fellow conference-goers for a virtual reception with special guests, games and giveaways.
10:00 am - 10:20 am EDT
[Product Demo] Presented by Chainalysis
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10:40 am - 11:00 am EDT
[Product Demo] Silent Eight overview with CEO and Founder
Learn about Silent Eight’s award winning AI and how it is changing the game with it comes to financial crime compliance. With direct case management integration and resolutions in your preferred language, S8’s custom AI works to solve more alerts, more accurately, and in less time. All in a white box environment.
• Martin Markiewicz, CEO and Founder, Silent Eight
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Digital Assets, Cryptocrime and Compliance – Trends and Case Studies
The world of digital assets has shifted dramatically in recent years, with growing crypto business models, institutional adoption and interest from financial institutions. Even so, criminal risks in crypto still persist and can't be ignored, from darknet market transactions to sanctions evasion. This session explores the current state of crypto risk and gives practical advice to financial institutions wondering what comes next.

• Jeff Horowitz, Chief Compliance Officer, Coinbase
• Jonathan Levin, Co-Founder, Chainalysis
• Lana Schwartzmann, Chief Compliance Officer, Paxful

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
Crypto and Coffee Dialogue Session and Games sponsored by Chainalysis
Grab a cup of java and join us to meet fincrime professionals from the crypto sector and beyond. You'll hear from compliance pros in the crypto space and have a chance to win big with crypto trivia games.
2:00 pm -3:30 pm EDT
Cryptocurrency Fundamentals and Investigative Techniques Workshop
Please join Chainalysis's Collin Almquist, who leads Public Sector Operations, and Training Specialist Kevin Poorman for a workshop on Cryptocurrency Fundamentals and Investigative Techniques. The first part of the session will review the cryptocurrency economy and how various entities and threat actors operate on the blockchain. The second part will discuss investigative techniques and provide insight into how investigators and analysts use Chainalysis Reactor to combat the illicit use of cryptocurrency.

This session is designed for financial crime professionals who are seeking a deeper understanding of cryptocurrency, its use cases, and combatting money laundering and other nefarious activities.

• Collin Almquist, Public Sector Operations - Americas, Chainalysis
• Peter James, Training Specialist, Chainalysis

3:30 pm -4:00 pm EDT
[Roundtable] Ask Me Anything
Join Chainalysis Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder Jonathan Levin for an AMA session. We’ll discuss anything you want to talk about, from how blockchain analysis can trace funds in high-profile crimes like the Twitter hack to the state of the crypto economy to how our team has adjusted to a remote workforce.
- Jonathan Levin, Co-Founder and CSO, Chainalysis
8:00 am - 9:30 am EDT
India Focus – FinCrime Trends and Case Studies
Join subject matter experts and the ACFCS India Chapter to learn key trends, emerging issues and fincrime compliance challenges in the world's second-most-populous country.
• Pallavi Ajmera, Director, Ajcon Global Services Ltd.
• Abhishek Bali, CEO, ZIGRAM
• Dhruv Chawla, Partner and Financial Crime Compliance Leader, PwC India
• Sunil Kumar, Consulting Partner and Portfolio Lead - Financial Crime Risk Management, Tata Consultancy Services
• G Jagan Mohan - General Manager, Central Fraud Monitoring Cell (CFMC), Department of Supervision, RBI
• Induvant Tomar- Associate Director and Financial Crime Compliance Lead, West Region, PwC India
9:30 am - 9:50 am EDT
[Product Demo] Raising the Bar on Investigations with Entity Resolution and Networks
Get a detailed look at what a financial crime investigation looks like in the Quantexa platform. You’ll learn how Quantexa creates a 360-degree view of customers to reduce investigation times, improve visibility of major threats, and automate explainable risk models. Then, we’ll show you how dynamic network analytics uncovers crucial connections between transactional, ownership and social relationships to reveal suspicious behaviors. Many of these same core features can also improve customer onboarding/KYC, credit risk, fraud detection and customer intelligence, so don’t miss the chance to learn how it works.
10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Fintech and FinCrime in Europe
The nations of the European Union have seen their fair share of major AML and fincrime scandals in recent years, prompting tougher regulatory scrutiny and heightened compliance expectations across the regions. At the same time, a growth in fintechs and payments innovation, driven in large part by the EU's Payments Directive, has brought its own risks and compliance wrinkles. Hosted by the Netherlands ACFCS chapter, this session takes you on a guided tour of key concerns, trends and considerations for fincrime in the EU.

• Ruth Post, Director Privacy and Compliance, LeasePlan
• Owen Roderik Strijland, Director, Financial Services and Fintech, Protiviti Netherlands
• Lotte Van Meerten
• Tames Rietdijk

11:30 am -12:00 pm EDT
[Roundtable] Human Trafficking in the Macroeconomy
Advances in global telecommunications, transportation and cryptocurrencies have only facilitated the ease and increase of human-trafficking activities. Join the conversation around modern trafficking and how financial institutions can disrupt the patterns as they happen, while identifying and exploring typologies to help fight this global crime.
• Terese Fernandez, Global Head of Marketing, RDC
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Canada Focus – FinCrime Trends and Case Studies
Hosted by the Toronto ACFCS chapter, this session takes you up north to cover critical issues and key updates on fincrime in Canada. Hear how compliance programs are reacting to the country's major regulatory updates, learn the latest in money laundering and fraud risks, and much more.
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Global Café - Perspectives from Around the World
ACFCS is proud to have members and CFCS-certified professionals from across the globe, and in this networking session, you can meet and connect with them! Join our Global Café for an informal meet-and-greet with members of our chapter boards and other international members.
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm EDT
Monitoring Marijuana: Past, Present and Future
Join RDC as we walk through cannabis regulations, current and upcoming product categories and provide a preview of which regions are the most promising for cannabis and how financial institutions can navigate intensified scrutiny on due diligence programs.
• Bonnie Liggett, Director of Content Acquisition, RDC
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm EDT
ACFCS Membership and CFCS Certification Info Session
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9:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
[Roundtable] Evolving KYC: Using Data and Technology to Move Towards a Continuous Model for Customer Due Diligence
Regulatory and customer expectations are increasingly putting pressure on financial institutions to change their approach to traditional Know Your Customer (KYC) activities. With KYC accounting for over 40% of overall AML compliance spend for financial institutions and periodic customer refreshes taking on average 20 days to complete, the case for change is clear. Better technology and data can provide an answer – but how would a continuous, event-driven KYC approach work in practice and how can financial institutions move to this model?
10:00 am - 10:20 am EDT
[Product Demo] Become Your Team’s Secret Weapon with Sigma
Sigma is designed by industry experts to transform over 100 billion data points into actionable risk insights in seconds. Sigma’s analysis tiers issues by risk level and highlights the most critical risks, so you can feel confident that you’re being thorough in your investigations, risk assessments and client reviews. Come see it in action!
10:40 am - 11:00 am EDT
[Product Demo] presented by CSI
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11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Getting Real on AI - Case Studies and Practical Applications
In this session, practitioners give you a view into the current reality and potential pitfalls of AI in financial crime detection and prevention. The presentation focuses on real-world case studies that illustrate successful uses of AI tools and the processes that went into their implantation. It also features straight talk on what AI can and can’t do to avoid falling into the hype trap.

Speakers:

• David Creamer, Senior Manager, AML Model Management, BMO
• Max Lerner, VP, Global Head of Sanctions Compliance, State Street
• Jim Richards, Founder and Principal, RegTech Consulting
• Jeff Sidell, Chief Technology Officer, RDC

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Crime Fighters are Better in Pairs: How AI and Investigators Form the Ideal Partnership for Stopping Financial Crime
Like all great superheroes (Batman and Robin, Mulder and Scully, Holmes and Watson), they are made better and more powerful when they join forces. It’s no different in the AML space for investigators and analysts, who daily have to contend with money launderers, human traffickers, and other bad actors trying to break into the financial system. This session will provide an examination of current attitudes around AI solutions, specifically in the AML space, including common assumptions/misconceptions and objections, and how to vet AI vendors (ie what to look for and questions to consider). Specifically, we will speak to the use of technology, such as AI, by humans (analysts, investigators,etc), and how rather than being a threat or "replacement," in fact AI can be a tool to better equip investigators or analysts in their function, while also enhancing organizational capacity and accuracy. We will unpack this and more in a lively roundtable discussion on what remains a large buzzword: AI

• Rick Dupree, Risk, Compliance, and Operations Leader and Subject Matter Expert working with Banks, FinTechs, and RegTech
• Matthew Leaney, CRO, Silent Eight

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
The Anatomy of a Synthetic ID Fraud Scheme
Earlier this month, a man in California was sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison for masterminding a multi-million dollar credit card, real estate and bank fraud scheme. At the center of his sprawling network of fraud were synthetic identities, created by combining the tax identification numbers of children with false information to build an entirely new fictitious “person.” The prison sentence was one of the highest given in a synthetic ID fraud case, but this type of criminal activity is hardly unusual or new, and in this instance, the fraudster ran his scheme for a decade without being caught. The case illustrates the persistent threat of synthetic ID fraud, one of the fastest-growing types of fraud, and the ongoing challenges of detecting and preventing it. Join Amy Walraven and Barbara Simcox of Turnkey Risk Solutions for an in-depth look at how this synthetic ID scheme operated, and how it was ultimately detected and unraveled. Both presenters will bring an insider’s perspective from their time working on this very case as investigators at a large global financial institution.

The session will cover:
- An overview of the fraud scheme and how the fraudsters were able to obtain credit cards, bank accounts and more with false identities
- The investigative steps and collaboration with law enforcement that ultimately brought down the fraudsters
- Key red flags and considerations for financial institutions that the case illustrates
- Current trends in synthetic ID fraud and how the industry is adapting

• Barbara Simcox, Director of Education and Law Enforcement, Turnkey Risk Solutions
• Amy Walraven, Chief Strategy Officer, Turnkey Risk Solutions

2:30 pm -3:30 pm EDT
[Roundtable] How to be Bionic - Deploying FinCrime Tech Solutions to Best Fit Your Enterprise
To ensure success when you choose automated solutions, the team at Socure will advise how to assure the best fit for your org’s systems and culture. Let’s take a page from bionic engineering, which is the construction of artificial parts that have some of the characteristics of living systems. We all want solutions that fit an enterprise as organically as possible so think through this lens, let’s talk about the ins and outs of technical integration, user adoption strategies, and overall effective deployment of fincrime innovations

• Annie C. Bai, Senior Counsel and Privacy Lead, Socure
• Erick Soto, VP of Product, Socure

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Innovation Nation - Perspectives on Harnessing Tech and Fostering Innovative Compliance Programs
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• Angelena Bradfield, Senior Vice President, AML/BSA, Sanctions and Privacy, Bank Policy Institute
• Jim Vivenzio, Senior Counsel, BSA/AML, OCC
9:30 am – 10:00 am EDT
[Product Demo] ACFCS Membership, Certification and More
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10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Cyber Crime Threats, New and Old – Law Enforcement Insights and Case Studies
Cybercrime threats were increasing even before the pandemic, but COVID-19 added fuel to the fire. In this session, hear from law enforcement agents about the top cyber risks they're seeing on the front lines, and get tips for how you can help respond to, and report on, threats facing your organization.
• Zia Faruqui, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
• Chris Janczewski, Special Agent, Cyber Crimes Unit, IRS-CI
11:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
[Roundtable] Using Smart Data for Greater Effectiveness in Non-Customer Diligence
Despite the expansion of new technologies in the AML/CFT industry, the majority of financial crime compliance tasks remain manual and administrative in nature - especially when it comes to non-customer diligence in transaction monitoring investigations and KYCC. Join Sigma Ratings' in-house experts for a discussion on how to leverage more relevant data and risk scoring to make your most thorough and insightful investigation also your fastest.
12:00 pm -1:00 pm EDT
Inside the Dark Web – Live Demo and Investigative Tips
Despite recent high-profile takedowns of illicit marketplaces, illegal activities still thrive on the dark web, from the sale of drugs and stolen data to fraud forums and skill-sharing. Conducting dark web investigations is an increasingly important skill for fincrime professionals, whether for law enforcement or due diligence and compliance functions. This session will take you inside the dark web and provide practical tools and tips along the way.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Keynote Speaker, Closing Remarks and Contests
There's no better way to close an event than with a dynamic 45-minute keynote presentation...speaker to be announced soon! Stay till the very end as we recap the week-long takeaways and announce the grand prize winners.