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Fighting Financial Crime with AI: A Neat Approach to AML & Fraud

March 11 @ 6:15 pm

CWO and IBM present

Fighting Financial Crime with AI: A Neat Approach to AML & Fraud


Chief Wine Officer and sponsor IBM RegTech invite you to an exclusive evening of premium whiskey, gourmet dining and expert insights on financial crime and innovations to address it.

Financial institutions across the globe are at a cross roads. Existing AML, KYC and fraud prevention solutions have fallen short of expectations, leading to ever increasing alert volumes, regulatory penalties, losses and operational costs. Artificial intelligence and machine learning offer a solution, but the necessary skills and regulatory endorsement have been in short supply.

Join us at New York’s historic The Beekman and network with peers while hearing about the changing perceptions of AI in the fight against financial crime as well as the real-life results achieved by similar institutions.

Guest speakers will present current trends in financial crime as well as the latest innovations in AI, automation and advanced analytics. Discover how global financial institutions have stopped fraud and controlled AML and sanctions compliance by leveraging AI and automation to gain greater insight, make better decisions and reduce both time and wasted resources.

Complementing the evening will be a four-course gourmet dining experience, accentuated by some premium-whiskey tasting. An exclusive opportunity to network among peers and partake in discussion around industry-leading topics, ending the night with some light entertainment provided by your whiskey expert.


Ed Fernando

IBM Financial Crime

Ed has been helping clients achieve operational efficiencies, meet regulatory compliance, and fight financial crime for over twenty years, while working for major technology companies such as FIS and Oracle Financial Services amongst others. Most recently Ed worked for Feedzai, a competitor in the payments fraud space, where he was responsible for positioning and demonstrating their Machine learning-based risk engine to address the needs of Tier-1 and Tier-2 financial institutions to combat payments fraud, fraudulent account opening, account takeover and money laundering.

Nikhil Aggarwal

Promontory Financial Group

Nikhil advises clients on anti-money laundering, financial crimes compliance and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience in program design and review with a focus on applying machine learning and analytics to risk assessments, client risk rating models, transaction monitoring systems optimization, suspicious activity reporting, metrics and reporting, and model validation.


Attendees for this exclusive event will include 20 guests working within the financial services industry. The spectrum of leadership positions will include Chief Compliance Officers, AML Compliance Officers, BSA Compliance Officers, Heads of financial crime analytics, Fraud and Risk, among other key leaders.

Register now to secure place and to discover how to leverage AI to achieve compliance.


IBM Financial Crimes Insight uses market-leading AI, big data and automation technologies, driven by input from regulatory experts, to increase both the efficiency and the effectiveness of payment fraud detection, anti-money laundering compliance and insurance claims investigation programs, minimizing the financial and regulatory burden of compliance and reducing reputational risk.

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Thank you for organising it, I had a great evening and really enjoyed the location and company, got a lot of insights from the clients.


Sam Karachi

Whiskey Expert

We will mix business with pleasure: the serious business of whiskey tasting together with the pleasure of connecting with senior peers, colleagues and friends from leading Financial Services organisations. Alongside the gourmet dinner, there will be a whiskey tasting, hosted by entertaining whiskey speaker.

This part of the evening involves some light-hearted whiskey-related team competition, with the winner receiving the ultimate accolade – the Chief Whiskey Officer.

Sam Karachi has worked in the spirits industry for over a decade. His wine and spirits knowledge is both vast and deep. He started his career tending a famous BC college bar. After graduating college he honed his skills in both spirits and wine at numerous cocktail bars and wine bars in Boston. He was later hired by Edrington USA as the New England brand ambassador focusing on The Macallan and Highland Park. Within three years, Sam was known around New England as one of the foremost scotch experts on the East Coast. He was subsequently hired by Taylor & Taylor Whiskey Co. as the VP of sales for the state of New York, where he represents numerous scotch distilleries, gin distilleries and an Armagnac. He is exciting, entertaining and extremely knowledgable.


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Winner Announced
I enjoyed the dinner last Thursday evening.
CWO does a fabulous job of welcoming everyone and I am always delighted to be in attendance.


The Beekman

The Beekman, Kelly Room 123 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038, United States

Situated in a winding alley of the Financial District, the Beekman is a 3-minute walk from the Fulton Street. A stones throw away from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge get a taste of the old New York, awhilst delighting in an array of cultish concotions on offer.  This intimate lounge transformed from a once hidden mechanical room is reminiscent of Tokyo’s eateries, offering a mix between classic and modern Japanese dishes that won’t disappoint.




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March 11
6:15 pm
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The Beekman
Clinton Hall, 123 Nassau St
New York, NY 10038 United States
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