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Financial Crime 2.0

27 November 2017, 8:00 to 17:30
RUSI Whitehall
Countering Money Laundering in an Evolving Technological Landscape

Technological innovation transforms financial flows on a permanent basis: existing financial institutions adapt their processes, new actors emerge, individuals gain the ability to conduct transactions outside the traditional financial sector, etc. Illicit financial flows, however, evolve at an even higher pace, with new sources of criminal proceeds and rapidly changing channels.

This speed of innovation creates a series of questions for practitioners: How can anti-money laundering (AML) measures remain effective in this context? What is the role of AML measures in strategies to counter cyber crime? What are the links between financial intelligence and other sources of intelligence?

The conference will bring together senior representatives from the public sector, financial institutions, technology companies, and academia to analyse the implications of technological developments for financial crime as well as for AML efforts, considering in particular the solutions offered by technological tools and cross-industry partnerships.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Robert Wainwright, Executive Director, Europol (keynote);
  • John Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, Corlytics;
  • Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, former Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police;
  • Siân Jones, Founder, COINsult; Head, European Digital Currency & Blockchain Technology Forum;
  • Michael Shearer, Global Head of Systems Delivery, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC;
  • Patricia Sullivan, Regional Head, Financial Crime Compliance Americas, Standard Chartered;
  • Owen Rowland, Head, Economic and Cyber Crime Unit, Home Office;
  • Giles Thomson, Deputy Director, Sanctions and Illicit Finance, HM Treasury;
  • Donald Toon, Director, Economic Crime Command, National Crime Agency;
  • Maria Vello, Chief Executive Officer, Cyber Defence Alliance.

The discussions will focus on the following topics:

  • Building synergies between AML and cyber security efforts;
  • Online money laundering risks outside the financial sector;
  • Using the full potential of new technologies for effective financial crime risk mitigation;
  • The role of data mining in financial crime supervision and policing.

Please see the agenda for more details on the discussion topics.

This event is by invitation only. For more information please contact Lieke Bos at LiekeB@rusi.org.

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Conference Manager

Lieke Bos
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