The Data Scientist that Became a Financial Crime Fighter

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Webinar Overview

Join this Financial Crime Academy Live Webinar on the topic of “The Data Scientist that Became a Financial Crime Fighter”.

This webinar unpacks the intricacies of evolving financial crime prevention strategies. It sheds light on the pivotal transition from traditional, rule-based models to a more dynamic, technology-empowered approach in combating financial crime.

At the core of the discussion is the burgeoning significance of agile, data-driven risk assessments in today’s financial institutions. It discusses the blend of traditional and contemporary skills to adeptly navigate the complexities of the financial crime landscape. The webinar delves into the transformative shift from manual systems to advanced, data-centric models, markedly reducing false positives and significantly boosting detection efficiency.

The session doesn’t shy away from addressing the challenges and prospects brought about by the adoption of cloud technology, especially the paramount importance of data privacy and security in this digital age.The panelist envisions a financial crime prevention paradigm characterized by sophisticated monitoring platforms, integrated investigative tools, and a proactive stance towards emerging threats.

A particularly poignant aspect of the discussion is the critical balance between deep technical acumen and strong storytelling skills. It discusses the necessity of not just understanding complex data insights but also effectively communicating these insights to decision-makers, thereby bridging the gap between data and decision-making.

This webinar is an invaluable resource for professionals keen on grasping the nuanced interplay between technology, regulatory frameworks, and financial crime prevention, offering insights into steering through the complexities of this ever-evolving field.

Guest Speaker

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Priyank Patel


Priyank P. serves as the Senior Vice President and Director of Financial Crimes Risk Surveillance at KeyBank. With a wealth of experience and expertise in financial crimes risk management, Priyank plays a crucial role in safeguarding KeyBank’s operations against illicit activities. His leadership in implementing effective surveillance measures ensures compliance with regulatory requirements and mitigates risks to the bank and its clients.


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Casey Nelson


Casey Nelson is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) with over 15 years of experience in financial crime investigation and compliance. He spent most of his career working for one of the world’s largest global banks, where he served as a senior investigator in the AML compliance department and led the global Financial Crime Compliance training program.

Webinar Outline

  • Expert Insights from a Seasoned Leader
  • Transition to Data-Driven Models
  • Integration of Technical Skills
  • Challenges and Prospects of Cloud Technology
  • Future of Financial Crime Prevention
  • Balancing Technical Acumen and Storytelling

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