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IBM RegTalk webinar series 2019: The beginning of AI-enhanced AML

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Around the world, financial institutions and the regulatory bodies who govern them are awakening to the potential applications of technology in financial crime prevention. While this has long been a promise of technology providers in this area, it is now finally, coming to fruition.

Join our in-depth conversation, hosted by Watson Financial Services General Manager, Alistair Rennie, as industry experts discuss:

  • Change in regulatory perception of AI and advanced analytics
  • Key areas of focus within AML and financial crime prevention
  • The unique way IBM is addressing this opportunity for financial institutions today


Alistair Rennie
General Manager
IBM Watson Financial Services (WFS)

Alistair Rennie is General Manager of IBM Watson Financial Services, responsible for leading the creation and delivery of cognitive solutions to serve the Financial Services Industry. Previously General Manager for IBM’s Industry Analytics Unit, Business Analytics and IBM’s Social Business and Smarter Workforce Groups, he joined IBM in the Toronto Software Laboratory and has held a number of executive roles in sales, marketing and engineering within IBM.

Nikhil Aggarwal
Promontory Financial Group

Nikhil Aggarwal advises clients on anti-money laundering, financial crimes compliance and regulatory matters and has extensive experience in program design and review as well as the application of advanced technologies to risk assessment, transaction monitoring, reporting and model validation. Prior to Promontory, he was responsible for Financial Crime Compliance Analytics at Standard Chartered Bank and has also worked with Citibank and Bank of America in marketing and risk analytics.

Sam Kalyanam
Head of Financial Crimes & Compliance
IBM Watson Financial Services (WFS)

Sam Kalyanam leads WFS Offering Management, designing solutions to prevent financial crimes, including AML/KYC offerings, Conduct Surveillance, Safer Payments and Counter Fraud Management. Prior to IBM, he was Managing Director of Citi’s AML/KYC program, and held senior positions at Capital One and Goldman Sachs. He has served on the growth advisory board of Fenergo and is one of the founding members of the SWIFT KYC registry.

About IBM RegTalk Innovation Series

In the current regulatory environment, financial institutions are enduring heightened scrutiny, tightening margins and ever-growing customer and stakeholder expectations. But institutions also have a tremendous opportunity to not only alleviate their current regulatory burden, but also reshape their relationship with risk management.

Join me along with financial services and technology experts as we discuss the latest risk and compliance updates, the implications for financial institutions and how IBM sits at the crossroads of advanced innovation, regulatory insight and regulatory expertise.

Click here to watch episode 1 of IBM RegTalk.

Join one of our other sessions in the RegTalk Innovation Series.

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