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Pairing AI and Compliance: Redefining Risk and Regulation

October 1, 2019 @ 6:15 pm BST

Chief Wine Officer Presents:

Pairing AI and Compliance: Redefining Risk and Regulation

October 1st 2019, from 6.15pm
Sepia Private Dining: 123 N. Jefferson Street, Chicago
Speaker: David Marmer is IBM’s Vice President, Offering Management, IBM OpenPages with Watson
Master of Wine: Christy Canterbury
What’s on the agenda

Chief Wine Officer invites you to join IBM and key leaders in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) from leading US finance companies for an evening of C-suite networking, fine wine tasting and gourmet dining. 

In today’s global marketplace, financial services firms must grapple with competition, increasing regulation and market volatility while also maintaining profitability and growth in a world disrupted by emerging technologies and fintechs.  One control failure left unchecked could lead to bigger issues such as a heavy fine that can drag down a company’s reputation.   

As the industry advances, we’re starting to see a shift in mindsets. Join us to discuss how AI driven solutions presented by IBM OpenPages with Watson provide a bold, new approach to help financial services firms combat these challenges.  

You’ll be gaining key insight alongside a carefully curated audience of 15 industry leaders, C-level and senior executives. Discovering how to combine advanced technologies to resolve and drive efficiency in an everchanging risk and regulatory environment. 

Alongside the industry-leading talks will be the renowned Chief Wine Officer format, merging high-level business discussion with entertainment, competitions and a fine wine and premium champagne tasting experience. 

Guest speaker:

David Marmer IBM’s Vice President, Offering Management

During the evening, speaker David will explore client observations including: 

Transforming the GRC Framework:  Learn how and why organizations are transforming their GRC frameworks
Driving Better Outcomes:  Hear how clients are driving to realize greater benefits from already significant GRC investments
Making GRC Everyone’s Business: Sharing key insight with senior executives on futureproof GRC Solutions that empower the first line of defense to more actively participate in risk management as a part of their day-to-day activity. 


Leveraging AI and advanced technology:  Learn how users can more easily interpret complex issues and match them automatically to controls and obligations through natural language processing and classification 

Previously, Dave held the positions of Vice President, Offering Management, IBM Analytics Solutions responsible for developing new analytic applications for the areas of Assets & Operations, Customer, and Finance.  In this role Dave lead product & portfolio management and the go to market strategy through IBM various channels.  David also held the positions of Vice President, Business Intelligence and Growth Initiatives and Vice President, Global Sales Productivity and BI Sales for Business Analytics. 

Who’s attending

This event is exclusively for 20 guests within the financial services industry including Chief Compliance Officer, AML Compliance Officer, BSA Compliance Officer, Head of financial crime analytics, Head of Fraud and Head of Risk, among other key data and IT leaders.

There will be plenty of networking opportunities with your peers and guest speakers. With IBM experts also attending, it’s the ideal chance to receive guidance on how IBM can help you transform your financial services enterprise into a proactive and customer-first industry leader.


As the pace of change accelerates across the financial ecosystem, IBM has both the platforms and people to help you address the complexities of today’s competitive landscape. Whether payments, regulatory compliance, automation, blockchain, addressing cyber or moving to cloud, bring us your toughest challenges and let’s solve tomorrow together.

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Champagne will be served in…

Highly recommend”
Chief Wine Officer

We will mix business with pleasure: the serious business of wine tasting together with the pleasure of connecting with senior peers, colleagues and friends from your industry. Alongside the four-course gourmet dinner, there will be a wine tasting, hosted by entertaining wine speaker.

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

Wine expert and host

Christy Canterbury

Christy Canterbury is a Master of Wine, journalist, speaker and critic who lives between New York City’s DUMBO and the vineyards of the world (primarily those of Europe). Christy was the 7th woman in the US to earn the MW title, one of the world’s highest wine qualifications and held by just 379 people worldwide. Previously she was the National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group and the Global Beverage Director for Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges Vongerichten.


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 What you can expect


Two sparkling wines


Paired with two white wines

Main Course

Paired with two red wines

Cheese Course

Paired with two red wines


Enjoyed with a dessert wine

CWO Final

Winner announced

“Very classy and informative event! Ate well, learned a lot, did some good networking. Well done!”
 Your venue

Sepia Private Dining:
123 N. Jefferson Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661

The perfect setting for a truly exclusive experience. Private dining by Sepia is a Michelin star restaurant, offering carefully curated menus created from locally sourced seasonal produce. Make your taste buds dance with inventive and mouth-watering American cuisine perfectly executed by Executive Chef Andrew Zimmerman. A real VIP experience in atmospheric surroundings that seamlessly meld the old with the new, adding a modern twist to the traditional classics.

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Savannah Giorgi, Event Director
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David Moore, Chairman
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Event details

Chief Wine Officer

Pairing AI and Compliance: Redefining Risk and Regulation

Sepia Private Dining: 123 N. Jefferson Street, Chicago

October 1st 2019, from 6.15pm

“Great venue, selection, participants and quality like-minded discussion.”


October 1, 2019
6:15 pm
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Sepia Private Dining
123 N. Jefferson Street
Chicago, IL 60661 United States