ACAMS 18th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference - Las Vegas

Sep 23, 2019 ‐ Sep 25, 2019

The Future Is Now!

With rapidly evolving regulations, technology and financial crime methods, anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime prevention professionals are faced with the challenge of staying abreast of new developments in financial crime, payment methods and money laundering schemes. Join over 2,500 influential anti-financial crime professionals, regulators, law enforcement investigators and government officials at this comprehensive financial crime prevention conference in Las Vegas. During the course of three days, the financial crime prevention community has the opportunity to learn from inspiring subject-matter experts, connect with other industry professionals and gain new insights and practical strategies to help their institutions combat financial crime.

Standard: $595.00


Reinventing Internal Audit: A Data-Driven Approach

Sep 24, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 24, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: TUE28

• Comparing differences between traditional audit approaches and those that are data-driven to delineate opportunities for greater operational and review efficiencies

• Developing strategies to transform legacy audit testing methods to analytic control tests in order to determine adequacy of quality controls

• Overcoming practical challenges in developing and implementing data-driven audit functions such as proper analysis and visualization of outputs to optimize value to institutions

  • Kimani Rogers, CAMS, Executive Director – Global KYC Audit Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Ravi De Silva, CAMS, Global Head of Compliance Assurance for AML, Sanctions, ABC & Automation, Citigroup
  • Sarah B. Felix, CAMS, Founder and President, Palmera Consulting
  • Nicolas E. Khouri, CAMS, Senior Compliance Director, Head of AML Investigations, Ally Bank
  • Peter D. Wild, CAMS-Audit, Founder, Wild AML Solutions

Consenting Views: Achieving Lasting Positive Outcomes from Consent Recovery (Part Three)

Sep 24, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 24, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: TUE29

• Compiling progress reports in easy-to-read format and creating centralized repository for relevant documents to illustrate fulfillment of order provisions and goals

• Crafting a post-order master plan to sustain compliance reforms going forward with tools such as AML strategic plans, human capital assessments and strengthened risk management

• Teaming with internal audit to formalize post-order audit timetables, enhance oversight in areas such as transaction testing and monitoring and validate culture of compliance

  • Jason Chorlins, CPA, CFE, CITP, CIS, CAMS, Principal Banking Practice Leader, Risk Advisory Services, Kaufman, Rossin & Co.
  • Roy D'sa, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Chief BSA Officer, Huntington National Bank
  • Megan D. Hodge, CAMS, Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer, Ally Bank
  • Chip Poncy, President and Co-Founder, Financial Integrity Network

Using Practical Experience: Past the Hype of Financial Crime and Machine learning

Sep 24, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 24, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: TUE30

Presented by KPMG

  • Achieving an optimal AML program through practical experience
  • Weighing the Pros and Cons: Business Process Outsourcing, Intelligent Automation, Machine learning and AI
  • Thinking about Global Regulators and where Innovating may take hold


Innovation Applied: Solving Financial Crime with Advanced Analytics & Intelligence

Sep 24, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 24, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: TUE31

Presented by Oracle

  • Testing, Failing and Winning – Best Practices and Emerging Techniques in Scenario Design
  • Applying Graph Intelligence, Machine Learning Innovation across the AML cycle
  • Fighting Network with a Network – Collaborative Platform for AML – Progress to date & Ideas for the Future

  • Brad Ahrens, Vice President, Compliance Surveillance Technology & Analytics, Charles Schwab
  • Stuart Davis, CAMS, Global Head, Financial Crimes Risk Management, Scotiabank
  • Jason Somrak, CAMS, Chief Financial Crime Consultant, Oracle

Opening Remarks and ACAMS and Thomson Reuters Joint Survey

Sep 25, 2019 8:45am ‐ Sep 25, 2019 9:00am

Identification: WED01

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Rick McDonell, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Executive Director, ACAMS
  • Gina Jurva, Manager Enterprise Content, Corporate and Government Thought Leadership, Thomson Reuters

Human Trafficking Special Presentation

Sep 25, 2019 9:00am ‐ Sep 25, 2019 9:40am

Identification: WED02

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Rebecca Bender, CEO & Founder, The Rebecca Bender Initiative
  • Angel P. Swift, CAMS, Vice President, Compliance & Financial Crime Solutions, Enigma Technologies, Inc.

Panel Discussion: Dynamic Duos: Fighting Financial Crime with Public-Private Collaboration Initiatives

Sep 25, 2019 9:40am ‐ Sep 25, 2019 10:50am

Identification: WED03

• Discussing strategic approaches and opportunities to partner and leverage investigative and analytics resources to more efficiently and effectively combat financial crime

• Fostering a collaborative environment between key stakeholders to improve information sharing through existing venues such as SARs, 314(a), 314(b) and innovative/non-traditional means.

• Reviewing information sharing initiatives across the world, such as JMLIT in the UK, to better understand the collaborative initiatives under way.

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • James A. Dinkins, President, Thomson Reuters Special Services LLC
  • Ron Hendren, Chief - Strategic Engagement Unit Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Lauren A. Kohr, CAMS-FCI, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Old Dominion National Bank
  • Young Lee, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Nicholas Schumann, US Head of Engagement, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC

Panel Discussion: Let’s Get Digital: Bitcoin, Blockchain and AML’s Rising Virtual Realities

Sep 25, 2019 11:20am ‐ Sep 25, 2019 12:30pm

Identification: WED04

• Outlining how distributed ledger technology (blockchain) works to illustrate its growing role in financial innovation and products such as cryptocurrencies

• Leveraging blockchain analytics to enhance data integrity, elevate accuracy of AML functions such as KYC/CDD and OFAC filtering and promote improved transaction monitoring

• Crafting AML models to mitigate unique risks of crypto currencies and digital exchanges such as illicit funds conversion, Dark Web market and discordant global regulation

  • Rick McDonell, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Executive Director, ACAMS
  • Scott F. Butler, CAMS-FCI, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Stealth
  • Karen Hsu, CEO and Co-Founder, BlockchainIntel
  • Joseph Mari, CAMS, Director, External Partnerships, Global Risk Management, Scotiabank
  • Erin K. O'loughlin, CAMS, Senior Manager of FIU/Cyber Intelligence Unit, Western Union
  • John Roth, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, Bittrex

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Closing Remarks

Sep 25, 2019 12:30pm ‐ Sep 25, 2019 12:35pm

Identification: WED05

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS