Leadership
Day One: September 16

Leadership

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Session One

11:00am BST
6pm SST
3pm GDT
Group v team

In a world where we are being asked to stay apart, we need to be closer than ever.

If team working and connectivity are the driver for success, what are the key assets needed for teamwork in the new context?

The 6 'C's of highly effective teams is a relevant and impactful way to understand the dynamics which maximise individual and team performance, in a world which will be human led, but technology enabled.

Performance Coach, Jamil Qureshi, has had the pleasure of working with some of the best sports and business teams in the world, and will be providing an interactive workshop on the 6 'C's of high performing teams.

Jamil Qureshi
Jamil Qureshi Performance Coach, Author, Psychologist             

Session Two

11:45am BTS
6.45pm SST
3.45pm GDT
Leadership and competence

In this session, we share the insights from interviews with Compliance Professionals globally, uncovering the skills, behaviours and specialist knowledge critical for Compliance Professionals to be great leaders that enable business goals and outcomes while complying with relevant laws, regulations and internal procedures. You will come away from this session understanding the;

  • Skills and capabilities critical for being a great Leader in the Compliance Profession
  • Different priorities of leadership depending on seniority, scope and business readiness
  • Leadership challenges specific to the Compliance Profession and
  • Aspirations many Compliance Leaders voiced for the future of the Profession

Amalia Chilianis, Consultant, Coach, Speaker and Trainer

Session Three

12:45pm BST
7.45pm SST
4.45pm GDT
The Psychology of Compliance, why you are needed in a non-compliance world

Have you ever thought why compliance is actually needed in the first place? Have you ever wondered why many people do not naturally follow regulations? This is a look at the psychology behind compliance, why we need it and where we need it. It is a look at the strange world of human behaviour and why people need guidance, leadership and partnership to ensure that the right things are looked after, properly.

 It is also a look at what makes a great compliance officer and the extraordinary skills they require to negotiate a world that does not care. 

 The world needs compliance. It just doesn’t know it. It is time to discover why.

 Key Takeaways : 

  •  Understand the role of compliance in the modern economy
  •  Discover how to ensure that compliance is seen as a good thing, not a bad thing;
  •  How to negotiate a connected, rapidly evolving world without becoming rigid;
  •  Gain a grasp of the key behaviours and skills that make an excellent compliance officer;

 Simon HurryManaging Founder & Strategist, PlayNicely

Cyber Risk
Day Two: September 17

Cyber Risk

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Session One

11:00am BST
6pm SST
3pm GDT
Cyber Heist Uncovered - $45m stolen - no guns, no ski masks,  just an Internet connection and a piece of plastic. 

Overview: Cybercrime is a trillion dollar underground economy and the latest estimates are that cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. Paul C Dwyer - President of the ICTTF International Cyber Threat Task Force uncovers a real life brazen cyber bank heist. These criminals stole $45m in a matter of hours armed with no more than a 4 inch piece of plastic. We learn how a highly organised international cyber criminal coordinated "flash mobs" of money mules around the globe with military precision in this "unlimited" operation. How did they do it? What were the consequences and What lessons can we learn? 

Paul C Dwyer, President, International Cyber Threat Task Force

Session Two

11:45am BTS
6.45pm SST
3.45pm GDT
Cyber risk: A technology problem… or a people problem?

With cyber security incidents on the increase, this panel session will challenge the common misconception that cyber security is primarily a technology problem. The session will include:

  • How to develop and maintain a positive security culture within your organisation
  • Working practices, strategies and employee guidance that can be implemented in order to counter cyber threats
  • Current trends in threat intelligence
  • How practitioners can keep up to speed with the rapid pace of change in cyber threats, including upcoming changes in regulatory requirements and standards.

Jonathan Bowdler, FICA, Head of Regulatory Compliance, International Compliance Association (Moderator)
Jon Stoddard, Information Security & Threat Intelligence Leader, Lloyds Banking Group
Guy Sheppard, Head of Asia-Pacific Financial Crime, Intelligence and Cyber, SWIFT

Session Three

12:45am BTS
7.45pm SST
4.45pm GDT
Shifting cybersecurity from a compliance to a risk focus

The status quo of cybersecurity is compliance-driven and focused on IT controls. In 2020 and beyond, cybersecurity must become a risk-driven function that demonstrates its direct connection to the organization’s success. While the demand for cybersecurity professionals is increasing, qualified individuals are in short supply. In response, many organizations are turning to purpose-built technology to fill these gaps and transform cyber risk management.

You’ll learn:

  • How the cyber risk landscape is changing and the top trends for 2020.
  • Why automation is crucial to establishing a risk-driven function. 
  • Quick wins you can implement at any stage of cyber-risk maturity.

Greg Slayton, CISSP, Client Partner, Galvanize
Nick Frost, Co-founder, Cyber Risk Management Group

Financial Crime
Day Three: September 24

Financial Crime

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Session One

11:00am BST
6pm SST
3pm GDT
Transactions monitoring: A technological arms race

Financial criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their awareness of basic anti-financial crime controls and in their use of technology to circumvent them. FIUs and regulators are requiring the incorporation of multiple different categories of transactions data within scenario-based transaction monitoring. With the increasing digitalisation of clients’ information, the significance of transactions monitoring will increase further. Technological approaches to transactions monitoring must evolve to meet these challenging conditions. This panel session will consider technological developments in transactions monitoring, including the application of AI and machine learning to transactions monitoring and the use of Big Data for deep investigations.

Panel:
Pekka Dare, FICA (moderator), Director, Stakeholder Engagement & Delivery Excellent, ICA
Pawel Kryszkiewicz, Product Manager, Comarch
Eve Rahmani, Financial Crime Risk Specialist,Accentur
Ashley Bostel, Product Development Manager, Nasdaq

Session Two

11:45am BTS
6.45pm SST
3.45pm GDT
Surfacing New Threats in Retail Banking

AI technology is becoming widely adopted in the anti-financial crime field than ever before, but what skillsets and capabilities are needed now and in the future to run AI optimally.

In this session, learn how HSBC have used AI to find anomalies in customer behavior, such as intermingling, in their retail organisation.

 What you will learn:

  • What are the new types of suspicious behaviour machine learning can identify?
  • Why machine learning is not a one-size-fits-all solution
  • The skillsets required to run optimal IA technology in your organisation.

Francisco Mainez, Head of Business Financial Crime Risk, Data & Analytics, HSBC
Araliya Sammé, Head of Financial Crime at Featurespace

Session Three

12:45am BTS
7.45pm SST
4.45pm GDT
Meeting the challenge of sanctions compliance in an increasingly uncertain world

In recent years, escalating global political tensions have resulted in a fast-moving and unsettled international sanctions landscape. The coronavirus pandemic has magnified the challenge of sanctions compliance, introducing further uncertainties. In this fireside discussion, Chloe Cina, Deutsche Bank, Arjun Ahluwalia, HSBC, and Richard Dunmall, SMBC will run through some of the key changes and challenges in sanctions over the past year and offer up some potential solutions to overcome these including:

  • How to manage sanctions risk resulting from disruptions to supply chains and cross-border transactions post-COVID-19;
  • How to maintain an effective sanctions compliance programme amidst ongoing political uncertainty, notably in the run up to the US presidential elections and the UK’s departure from the EU.

Chloe Cina, Director, Global Sanctions & Embargoes, Deutsche Bank
Arjun Ahluwalia, Head of Sanctions, HSBC UK
Richard Dunmall, Head of Sanctions, SMBC
Shruti Chandhok, Associate, Cadwalader, Wickersham and Tafts LLP
Katrin Arend, Head of Global Sanctions Policy and Regulation, Deutsche Bank

Session Four

1:30pm BTS
8.30pm SST
5.30pm GDT
FinCEN leaks from the inside

Martin Woods, Financial Crime Consultant, AML Ltd
Tim Tyler, Head of FInancial Crime ComplianceICA
Pekka Dare, Director, ICA

Third Party Risk
Day Four: October 1

Third Party Risk

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Session One

11:00am BST
6pm SST
3pm GDT
Green crime is a scourge: how financial and environmental crimes are connected

Financial crime, corruption and money-laundering are intimately connected wildlife trafficking, the environment and sustainable development. Refinitiv calls this ‘Green crime’ and is a global industry estimated to be worth up to $258 billion a year and is the 5th most lucrative financial crime activity. This presentation will shed light on the impact to the environment and also the supply chains of businesses and the security ecosystem around the world.   

Background

Green Crime, or more commonly referred to as Environmental Crime, encompasses illegal activity that not only directly harms the environment but impacts business, their supply chains and the security ecosystem/networks around the world. Key discussion topics include: How do we disrupt the organised criminal networks involved in Green Crime? How do we promote greater collaboration between the public and private sectors in identifying and combatting Green Crime? Do we need further legislative guidance and enforcement to encourage organisations to fight wildlife trafficking and other illicit activity that harms the environment? Can we identify and bridge the environment with finance in a way that would help bring the severity of the problem into the mainstream?

Increases in wildlife trafficking and environmental crimes are presenting a challenge to the international community Our inability to disrupt the criminal networks that thrive on these crimes and flout environmental laws, directly impacts our ability to turn the tide. The International Criminal Court (the ICC) has even stated that it would add ‘ecocide’ to the list of crimes alongside war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and crimes of aggression. The door to prosecutions over climate change has been called because a large percentage of CO2 emissions had been caused by deforestation as a result of illegal land-grabbing.

Che Sidanius, Global Head of Financial Crime and Industry Affairs, Refinitiv

Session Two

11:45am BTS
6.45pm SST
3.45pm GDT
TPRM: Regulatory expectations, reputational fallout and best practice

With the increasing reliance on third party providers, and the potential impact of this upon organisations’ operational resilience, regulators are paying greater attention to third party risk management (TPRM). At the same time, increasingly savvy consumers are demanding greater transparency with regard to business supply chains. This panel session will consider:

  • What can go wrong when firms fail to manage TPR effectively (regulatory, reputational and business impacts)
  • The current and emerging regulatory expectations and requirements regarding the management of third party risk
  • Industry best practice with regard to TPRM, including technological solutions

Jane Jee, FICA, CEO, Kompli Global Ltd (Moderator)
Chen, Jee Meng, Head Regulatory, Corporate & Financial Crime Compliance, AIA Singapore
Ansie Delport, Head of ABC Compliance Operations, Rolls-Royce
Verity Blair, Director, Third Party Risk Management, NAVEX Global 
Carolina EchevarriaRegional Manager, Alliance for Integrity

Session Three

12:45am BTS
7.45pm SST
4.45pm GDT
10 Essential Steps to Streamline Your Vendor Assessments

You spend countless hours assessing your vendors, stuck in spreadsheets, trying to sift through last year’s emails to find the right vendor contact and the most up-to-date questionnaire. And when assessments are finally completed (which can take months), you still need to review and validate the answers, as well as mitigate any identified risks. 

As your programme evolves, the need to simplify the vendor risk assessment process becomes unavoidable. So, what can you do to streamline assessment completion and simplify vendor risk reviews? In this session, we’ll outline the latest vendor risk assessment tips and tactics that you can implement to build a more efficient third-party risk management practice. 

You will learn: 

  • How you can save hours on vendor risk assessments
  • How you can leverage inherent risks and tiered assessments
  • How Cyber Risk Exchanges are reinventing the assessment process 

Jaymin Desai, CIPP/E, CIPM, Third-Party Risk Offering Manager, OneTrust
Sidhartha DashResearch Director, Chartis Research

MENA Focus
Day Five: October 8

MENA Focus

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Session One

11:00am BST
6pm SST
3pm GDT
‘Known unknowns’– legal entity data in the Middle East & Africa

The Middle East & Africa region has long been known for its challenges when it comes to identifying legal entities, UBOs and wider corporate affiliations.  Patrick Lord will examine the reasons behind this, crack some myths about what is and isn’t accessible, and ask how big a risk companies are taking by not fully understanding their counterparties in the MEA region

Delegates attending the session will benefit from:

  • A broader understanding of the MEA region’s corporate data landscape and why it can be challenging to retrieve / verify information
  • An overview of resources that can help with compliance and regulatory research in the MEA region
  • Discussion around the risks involved with not fully understanding counterparties in the region
  • Real world case studies on family businesses, freezone entities and pan-regional groups in MEA

Patrick Lord, Commerical Director, Diligencia

Session Two

11:45am BTS
6.45pm SST
3.45pm GDT
DFSA Update

Bryan Stirewalt, DFSA CE, will provide an update on the DFSA’s regulatory response to the COVID pandemic, including its ongoing engagement with other regulators, international standard setters and regulated entities in determining regulatory relief measures. Bryan will share the DFSA’s current thinking on redefining regulatory priorities, including cyber risks, as lockdown begins to ease and the future of finance.

Bryan Stirewalt, CEO, DFSA

Session Three

12:45am BTS
7.45pm SST
4.45pm GDT
The Great Digital Disruption and the Revolution of RegTech 
  • What is the impact of technologies such as AI, machine learning and blockchain upon regulation and compliance?
  • Which jurisdictions are leading the tech charge, and where on the global stage is the Middle East currently positioned?
  • What successes have been drawn from the establishment of regulatory sandboxes in the Middle East?
  • Can regulation keep pace with the rate of technological change?
  • What is the future of RegTech and what do practitioners need to know in order to keep pace with upcoming developments?

Simon Gray (moderator), Head of Business Development, BVI Finance Ltd
James Bernard, European Business Development Rep, DMCC
Peter Smith, Managing Director, Strategy, Policy & Risk, DFSA
Sally, Sfeir-Tait, CEO, Regulaition
Barry West, Head of Emerging Technology, ADGM


APAC Focus
Day Six: October 15

APAC Focus

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Session One

11:00am BST
6pm SST
3pm GDT
Digitalisation of Regulatory Reporting

In the APAC region, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) are two Regulators who are currently in the process of replacing their legacy data collection systems, entering the era of autonomous and machine-readable and machine-executable financial data standardisation. Projects are transformative for these major financial markets and the wider APAC region. However, data-exhaustive complexities of the new reporting regimes enacted by APRA and MAS, implementation of systems and technologies that can meet these regulators’ increasingly strict standards, are causing significant operating challenges for reporting entities. But with the correct regulatory technology (RegTech) partner, the process can be significantly less painless and cost-effective as well.

What you will learn:

  • Benefits of SupTech/RegTech alignment
  • How to streamline and improve APRA Connect and MAS610 regulatory reporting
  • How Regulators in the APAC region, such as MAS and APRA, are supporting the adoption of the RegTech

Joanne Horgan, Chief Innovation Officer, Vizor Software


Session Two

11:45am BTS
6.45pm SST
3.45pm GDT
How to use automation to identify emerging risk, fraud, and financial waste during the pandemic

The global pandemic has changed how we work, live, and communicate—and it’s also exposed organizations to emerging risks. As organizations in move quickly to adjust processes and adapt to a “new normal,” existing risk mitigation efforts can be disrupted. Also, a crisis can introduce novel ways to conceal questionable or suspicious activities—making them even harder to identify than before. This session will explore some of the organizational risks that have come to light during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how data automation can help you quickly identify, remediate, and report on issues and monitor for the future.

What you will learn:

  • What the new “risk reality” looks like for audit and internal control professionals in APAC, and strategies to manage it through the lens of the current pandemic. 
  • The advantages of automating your risk monitoring program to proactively identify instances of fraud, improper payments, diversion and theft, and IT vulnerabilities.
  • Best practices for developing standardized workflows for sustainable controls monitoring and issue remediation.

Moses Maigurira, Regional Director, Australia, Galvanize

Session Three

12:45am BTS
7.45pm SST
4.45pm GDT
A standardised KYC Utility: the future of Corporate KYC?

Over the past decade, the concept of KYC utility for individuals has become quite popular around the world. However, the same principle can also be applied to the space of Corporate KYC. In this session, Know Your Customer’s CEO Claus Christensen will discuss the key challenges that have historically prevented a widespread standardisation of corporate KYC requirements and analyse how transferable and immutable “KYC Identities” for businesses might work. The session will draw examples from Know Your Customer’s KYC Utility project with the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS). It will also explore how the current shift towards digitisation in financial services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic might accelerate innovation in this space.

Claus Christensen, CEO, Know Your Customer

Career Development
Day Seven: October 22

Career Development

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Session One

11:00am BST
6pm SST
3pm GDT
Compliance 101. Jonathan Bowdler

Going back to basics, in this session, ICA Course Director, Jonathan Bowdler will cover some of the fundamentals of working in Compliance:

  • What is Compliance?
  • Understanding the Regulatory environment
  • Why is compliance important?
  • What do I need to know?
  • The role of the Compliance Officer

Jonathan Bowdler, Head of Regulatory Conference, ICA

Session Two

11:45am BTS
6.45pm SST
3.45pm GDT
How can I raise my professional profile and why should I?

Have you ever been shown effective ways to build and refine your success to raise your professional profile?

This session will uncover some effective ways to make you memorable and visible.

  • Learn “stand out” visibility tips you can implement IMMEDIATELY for maximum impact
  • Raise your professional profile with for career recognition
  • Build your reputation, so you’re remembered even when the setting is virtual.

Jenny Kovacs, Visibility Specialist, GIFTWISH

Session Three

12:45am BTS
7.45pm SST
4.45pm GDT
Empowering the next generation of compliance talent

In this session, a panel of experienced practitioners will offer essential advice on how to build and support compliance teams and in particular to empower those new to the profession. The discussion will include:

  • The importance of teamwork and support in overcoming the ‘fear of failure’
  • How policies and procedures can be designed to help staff to perform their roles competently and confidently
  • How to develop key skills needed to succeed within compliance, including: stakeholder management, negotiation and conflict resolution, and the ability to take the initiative.


Fraud
Day Eight: October 29

Fraud

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Session One

11:00am BST
6pm SST
3pm GDT
Understanding and responding to risk in the gaming sector

Panelists:

Tim Tyler, FICA.  Head of Financial Crime Compliance, ICA
Tracy CauchiHead of AML, Malta Gaming Authority
Douglas Reeman – Consultant, former chair of National Casino Forum AML Group and MLRO, Caesars Casino

Session Two

11:45am BTS
6.45pm SST
3.45pm GDT
The Inside Story of Tipper X

How a former hedge fund analyst became one of the most prolific FBI informants in securities fraud history

Tom will share his self-inflicted crucible of sliding from unethical to illegal activity and the accompanying rationalizations. He will highlight deficiencies in a firm's culture and internal controls which point to heightened misconduct risk and conclude by reflecting on his past four years of engagements with over 250 organizations on current areas of financial crime and conduct risk in a financial services organization.  

Tom Hardin, Founder, Tipper X Advisors

Session Three

12:45am BTS
7.45pm SST
4.45pm GDT
Martin Woods in Conversation with...

Martin Woods, Financial Crime Consultant and Advisor