So, You’ve Hired Robots – Now Manage the Risks

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Join this Financial Crime Academy Live Webinar on the topic of “So, You’ve Hired Robots – Now Manage the Risks”.

This webinar delves deep into the intricate relationship between emerging technologies and financial crime. It sheds light on how these technologies, while being tools for enhancing financial crime prevention strategies, also embody inherent risks that need careful management.

The session discusses the panelist’s journey in the academic exploration of AI at the University of Cambridge to the practical applications of detecting financial crime and fraud through machine learning. He stresses the importance of shaping AI systems to learn from good customer behaviors, thus making them adaptable to changes in consumer behavior and fraudster tactics.

The conversation also touches upon the resilience and scalability offered by cloud-based services, making a case for their adoption in modern financial institutions. This webinar underlines the significance of understanding the organization’s risk profile, culture, and customer interaction style when integrating AI systems. It discusses the potential of AI to transform the customer experience by detecting fraud more effectively, thereby safeguarding the integrity of financial transactions.

In conclusion, the webinar encapsulates the journey from recognizing the potential of AI and automation in managing financial crime risks to effectively implementing and leveraging these technologies to create a safer transaction environment. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and future directions in the intersection of AI, machine learning, and financial crime prevention.

Guest Speaker

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David Excell


David Excell, founder of Featurespace, spearheads a revolutionary approach to combat financial crime and ensure regulatory compliance. His brainchild, the ARIC software platform, utilizes cutting-edge behavioral analytics to enable clients to make real-time decisions on customer management. Excell’s expertise bridges technology and business, as he collaborates closely with clients to translate their needs into actionable technical requirements.


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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

  • Overview of the evolving landscape of financial crime technology, highlighting the dual role of emerging tech as both tools for criminals and aids for crime prevention.
  • Insights from experts on applying statistical algorithms and machine learning to detect and manage financial crime and fraud.
  • Discussion on the adaptive nature of AI systems in financial crime prevention, emphasizing their ability to learn from good customer behaviors and adapt to new fraudster tactics.
  • Exploration of the shift towards cloud-based services in financial institutions, focusing on the benefits of scalability, resilience, and efficient data management.
  • Examination of the importance of aligning AI integration with an organization’s risk profile, culture, and customer interaction style for effective risk management.
  • Reflections on the future of AI in financial crime prevention, considering its potential to enhance customer experiences, reduce false positives, and foster a safer transaction environment.

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