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Accuity Client Summit
New York

June 5 – 6, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

New York skyline Accuity is holding its third annual series of Client Summits. Taking place in New York on June 5-6th, this invitation-only, complimentary event is offered exclusively to our Firco Compliance Link and Firco Enterprise (comprising of Firco Trust and Continuity) clients.

We will focus on the opportunities and challenges you are facing, providing best practice in:

• Managing compliance and procedure
• Fighting financial crime – new innovations and technologies
• Understanding the challenges brought by current and future regulations
• Sharing our product developments and roadmaps
• Networking opportunities with other industry professionals like you

Seats are limited. Register today to save your seat at the Summit. We have dedicated product sessions throughout the two days, please use the links below to register for the option most relevant to you. If in doubt, check out the agenda.

Firco Enterprise RegistrationFirco Compliance Link Registration

Become part of the community

Join other professionals like you to discuss the challenges you face and receive detailed insight on how to use our latest solutions and innovations.

Connect with other Fircosoft users to share experiences that will help you improve your account and transaction screening operations. Become part of a close-knit community and grow your network of like minded professionals.

 

Welcome to the New York Client Summit 5-6th June 2019

If you would like to contribute, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Day 1

Timing Agenda
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Coffee and Registration
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM Opening Remarks

Speaker: Jay Ryan, EVP Head of Americas/Global Team Sales, Accuity

9:10 AM – 9:40 AM Opening Keynote:
How implementation of Firco Screening Insight – for accounts and Firco Continuity helped to increase operational efficiency and manage risk at SVB.

Speaker: Shabbir M. Husain, CAMS, Senior Manager – Financial Crimes (Sanctions Systems Configuration), Silicon Valley Bank

9:40 AM – 10:30 AM Accuity plenary: How innovation and technology is helping in the fight against Financial Crime
Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are changing the fabric of life in the 21st century. How are they enabling financial institutions to redefine how they work, create innovative products and services, and transform customer experiences?

Speaker: Neela Das, Head of Innovation, Accuity

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Keynote: OFAC/Sanctions Compliance Game
Join us for a game and test your knowledge of OFAC/sanctions compliance and sanctions evasion. This popular session format provides a higher-level look at trends in sanctions compliance arena and you’ll gain real-world knowledge on lessons learned from OFAC and other sanctions enforcement cases in a fun and interactive format. Don’t miss it!

Facilitator: Saskia Rietbroek, Executive Director, Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM Financial Crime Screening: The Fircosoft vision for 2019 and beyond
Fircosoft has been pioneering on financial crime screening for 25 years. As the world of compliance and technology continues to evolve with moving regulatory targets and the advent of instant and peer to peer payments, artificial intelligence, model validation, cryptocurrencies, sectorial sanctions and more, what will this mean for the Accuity product vision and mission to remain as the RegTech partner of choice in the years ahead?

In this session, you’ll discover…

  • Evolving regulation and what regulators are thinking
  • The elements of excellence in financial crime screening
  • The Accuity product development process for pioneering solutions that continue to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and transparency

Speaker: Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Financial Crime Screening, Accuity

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch and Networking
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Firco Enterprise sessions:
The Complete Journey of the Transaction: Firco Continuity V.6
Auditors and regulators tend to expect proof that you are in control of your transaction screening system. Discover how Continuity V6 allows you to respond to any query – fast and easily – by allowing a full-history of all transactions at your fingertips.

Topics include:

  • The Firco Continuity V6 framework that enables traceability
  • Events traced for non-alerted transactions
  • Events traced for alerted transactions that are cleared automatically
  • Hit level qualifications for maximum effectiveness and a better understanding of false positive categories
  • Business activity monitoring in action

Speaker: Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Enterprise Technical sessions:
Testing for Algorithms: A customer training course for Firco filter algorithms
This algorithm training overview offers the most detailed and exhaustive set of information on the Firco Filter Algorithms ever compiled.

Speaker: David Davies, Senior Solution Architect Specialist, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link sessions:
How are we evolving?
Within an ever-changing regulatory and technology environment, how is the Firco Compliance Link product team approaching product development to deliver value to their users? We will look at recent and anticipated application changes based on market conditions and customer feedback.

Speaker: David Loeser, Director, Product Management, Accuity

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Firco Enterprise sessions:
Customer Engagement Initiatives: What’s new? From Customer Portal to UX Discovery
As a customer driven organization, Accuity takes its customer feedback very seriously and uses that customer information to evolve. The session will cover feedback received from last year’s 2018 client summit sessions. We will focus on sharing your feedback and our progress towards providing you with increased visibility and insight.

Topics include:

  • The Accuity standard for customer collaboration
  • The new customer portal initiative
  • Newest documentation
  • Agility in action: from discovery to user testing

Presenters:
Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Financial Crime Screening, Accuity
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Enterprise Technical sessions:
Security: Best practices
Threats and vulnerabilities are being discovered daily. The challenge every solutions provider face is how to keep up with new and ever-developing security risks. As part of our zero-tolerance on vulnerabilities initiative, we look into what has been done and what our methodologies are to combat the challenges.

Speaker: Edgardo Yap, Project Director, Professional Services APAC, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link sessions:
Firco Trade Compliance – Layers of risk within trade finance, logistics and cargo
The entire trade ecosystem is focused on identifying risky shipments, transactions and actors – whether it be banks that finance trades, shippers that transit goods or logistics companies that connect interested business partners. How does Accuity help identify risk and combat trade-based money laundering?

Speaker: David Loeser, Director, Product Management, Accuity

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Firco Enterprise sessions:
Instant Screening
In this session, we will discuss the Instant Payments landscape and how it differs from the traditional payments process.

Speakers:
David Davies, Senior Solution Architect Specialist, Accuity
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Enterprise Technical sessions:
Fircosoft complete V6 architectural landscape – deep dive
See how the new Continuity V6 gives you more control on the data you are screening. A review of the new capabilities of the components and the changes in the architecture. You will see the impacts on your IT environment and the benefits you will be able to get from this new version.

Key takeaway include:

  • Description of the new components
  • A typical V6 architecture
  • Technical changes walk-through

Speakers:
Barthélemy Leconte, Professional Services Group, Fircosoft, Accuity
Neha Pandhre, Professional Services Consultant
David Davies, Senior Solution Architect Specialist, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link sessions:
How to get the latest and greatest?
A look into how our professional services & product management teams coordinate to ensure that customers can stay on the most up-to-date versions of our software. Quality of Life improvements (e.g. performance and security) are a constant in our product development process.

Speaker: Tom Kestler, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Firco Enterprise sessions:
Advanced false positive reduction for transaction screening
In this session, you will discover the unique approach that Accuity uses to reduce false positives. The meeting will cover how Level One reviews can be automated through the accumulation of a series of mechanisms; the leveraging of structured transaction data, as well as a deep dive into the understanding of meta data.

Key topics include:

  • What various mechanisms are in place to automatically reduce false positives?
  • How do we leverage our artificial intelligence technology to make better decisions on alerts and dramatically reduce false alerts?
  • How does traceability of resolved hits further accelerate false positive reduction?

Presenters:
Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Financial Crime Screening, Accuity
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Enterprise Technical sessions:
Know-Your-Filter Service
Know-Your-Filter is a new service launched by Accuity that allows you to perform in-depth testing on the filter and different settings.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the types of tests that can be performed within Know-Your-Filter
  • Insight into the output of the service and how you can use the output to make risk based decisions for your filter settings
  • What a Know-Your-Filter project looks like and how is one executed

Speakers:
Neha Pandhre, Professional Services Consultant
Masayo Abe, Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link sessions:
False Positive Management Strategies and Best Practices
What are some existing strategies our customers have used to help reduce the burden of false positives? What are some of the changes to our application and data propositions that help tailor your screening process to your policy?

Speaker: David Loeser, Director, Product Management, Accuity

4:30 PM – 4:40 PM Closing Remarks

Speaker: Jay Ryan, EVP Head of Americas/Global Team Sales, Accuity

4:40 PM – 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception

Day 2

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Coffee
9:00 AM – 09:10 AM Opening Remarks

Speaker: Jay Ryan, EVP Head of Americas/Global Team Sales, Accuity

9:10 AM – 10:10 AM Opening Keynote: Overview of sanction screening

Speaker: David Chenkin, Managing Partner at Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP

10:10 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Panel Session: Understanding Sanctions Compliance in 2019
Intersection of regulatory requirements and advanced technology and expectations

Key topics covered, include:

  • The alignment between regulators and FIs on how much new technology can meet compliance expectations?
  • Examples of recent cases of penalties and where Robotics can help.
  • Analyzing the regulatory and financial institution expectations and what technology should be delivering.
  • What are the 5 things that we should be trying to solve?
  • How can you use false positives or negatives for better understanding

Panellists:
Joseph Bognanno, VP of Strategy and Alliances, Accuity
Robert W. Werner, CEO & Founder, Green River Hollow Consulting, LLC
David Chenkin, Managing Partner, Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP
David Loeser, Director, Product Management, Accuity

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM The importance of implementing a risk management approach to managing financial crime compliance.
Financial Crime Compliance, while incorporating required regulatory elements, is fundamentally based on risk principles. From know your customer information and risk ranking to risk assessments to manual and automated account and transaction monitoring, all elements of an efficient and effective compliance program depend on the accurate assessment of risk. An effective program also depends on the implementation of policies, procedures, management information and tools that are commensurate with managing that risk. Of course, your program needs to be consistent with regulatory expectations and your company’s articulated risk appetite. Failure to implement an effective program could lead to misallocation of resources, as well as improperly managed risk. The session will cover the importance of implementing a risk management approach to managing financial crime compliance.

Speaker: Robert W. Werner, CEO & Founder, Green River Hollow Consulting, LLC

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch and Networking
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Firco Enterprise sessions:
The importance of Strength Index and Exposure Index – reduce your false positives
In this session you will discover how Accuity can support your business using Artificial Intelligence technology that reduces false positives and false negatives.

We will cover:

  • What does Strength Index and Exposure Index both mean?
  • How does SI and EI help increase account screening accuracy and enhance the Fircosoft portfolio?
  • • Why our AI based solution is regulator-ready?

Speaker: Dani Skolnic, VP Product Management, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link sessions:
It’s all about the data
A successful screening program depends on high-quality data across sanctions, politically-exposed persons, and other entities that could cause reputational harm. Listen in as we review the changes to data management processes and discuss industry trends related to list screening data.

Speaker: David Loeser, Director, Product Management, Accuity

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Firco Enterprise sessions:
Live Services : securing your screening policy and configuration
Live Services is the control and command platform to help you drive your screening environment. Discover how its capabilities based on a mix of validation workflow and automated deployment will help you keep up with list and configuration changes in a secured and transparent mode.

Topics covered include:

  • Manual and automated validation of list and rule changes
  • Deployment to filters – traced for 100% visibility
  • The easy alignment of configuration team actions to your overall risk and compliance policies

Presenter: Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Financial Crime Screening, Accuity

Firco Enterprise Technical sessions:
Deep dive into Fircosoft Continuity V6
See how the new Continuity V6 gives you more control on the data you are screening. A review of the new capabilities of the components and the changes in the architecture. You will see the impacts on your IT environment and the benefits you will be able to get from this new version.

Key takeaway include:

  • Description of the new components
  • A typical V6 architecture
  • Technical changes walk-through

Speakers:
Barthélemy Leconte, Professional Services Group, Fircosoft, Accuity
Neha Pandhre, Professional Services Consultant

Firco Compliance Link sessions:
Redefining ASM: Working Group
A look at the existing tools and future developments that support integration with Compliance Link.
As a working group session, attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback into the ASM road map and clarify top priorities for this solution.

Speakers:
Tom Kestler, Senior Product Manager, Accuity
Edgardo Yap, Project Director, Professional Services APAC, Accuity

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM Coffee Break
3:20 PM – 4:00 PM Firco Enterprise sessions:
Ask the experts
Small working sessions to answer questions, perform training or any other activities as needed by the attendees.

Presenters:
Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Financial Crime Screening, Accuity
Daniel Skolnic, VP of Product Management, Accuity
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Enterprise Technical sessions:
Ask the experts – Firco Professional Services Group
Small working sessions to answer questions, perform training or any other activities as needed by the attendees.

Presenters:
Barthélemy Leconte, Professional Services Consultant, Fircosoft, Accuity
Neha Pandhre, Professional Services Consultant
Masayo Abe, Product Manager, Accuity
David Davies, Senior Solution Architect Specialist, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link sessions:
Ask the experts
Small working sessions to answer questions, perform training or any other activities as needed by the attendees.

Presenters:
Tom Kestler, Senior Product Manager, Accuity
Edgardo Yap, Project Director, Professional Services APAC, Accuity
David Loeser, Director, Product Management, Accuity
Joshua Siegel, Senior Engagement Manager, Professional Services, Accuity

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Closing Remarks

Speaker: Jay Ryan, EVP Head of Americas/Global Team Sales, Accuity

Jay Ryan
Jay Ryan
EVP Head of Americas/Global Team Sales, Accuity
Jay Ryan is an Executive Vice President for Accuity with responsibility for Accuity’s Americas & Global sales team. Jay has been with Accuity for more than eight years, leading the Accuity salesforce during the company’s double digit growth period.
David Chenkin
David Chenkin
Managing Partner, Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP
David B. Chenkin is the managing partner of law firm Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP, and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. Chenkin represents major financial institutions and individuals in civil, criminal, regulatory and compliance-related investigations initiated by Congress and federal, state and local prosecutors and regulators. He also provides financial crime training to law enforcement, the private sector and other law firms. Chenkin is the recipient of Homeland Security Investigation’s 2017 HSI-New York Citizen’s Legacy Award, which he received for his efforts in counseling HSI agents in building relationships with the financial community.
Neela Das
Neela Das
Head of Innovation, Accuity
As Head of Innovation at Accuity, Neela leads a global multi-disciplinary team with regional hubs in London, Paris, Chicago and Singapore. She is responsible for developing the innovation strategy in collaboration with risk, compliance and payments business and technology teams across the globe.
Sophie Lagouanelle
Sophie Lagouanelle
VP Finance Crime Screening, Accuity
As VP Finance Crime Screening at Accuity, Sophie Lagouanelle is responsible for the Fircosoft Enterprise Suite. With over 15 years’ experience in financial software solutions in the US and France, Sophie is a subject matter expert on Financial Crime Compliance, including Sanctions, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter Terrorism Financing, and Know Your Customer (KYC).
Saskia Rietbroek
Saskia Rietbroek
Executive Director, Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists
Saskia is an industry leader on anti-money laundering (AML) and related financial crime topics. She spearheads the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS), a professional membership body for sanctions professionals worldwide. It was formed to advance sanctions compliance by supporting the professional development of the individuals who lead those efforts.With over 15 years of AML experience, spanning the founding Executive Director of ACAMS to a Partner at SanctionsAlert and AML Services International, Saskia has expansive knowledge and experience in the AML and counter terrorist financing fields.

Joseph Bognanno
Joseph Bognanno
VP of Strategy and Alliances, Accuity
As VP of Strategy and Alliances for Accuity, Joseph has global responsibility for creating, evaluating, and managing strategic relationships with potential partners, joint ventures, acquisition candidates, regulators, and supporting Accuity’s commercial efforts through thought leadership and advocacy.Joseph joined Accuity following the acquisition of Safe Banking Systems where he was Chief Innovation Officer. Prior to SBS, he served as SVP, Head of Global Risk Analytics at HSBC and was responsible for all transaction monitoring and name screening analytics. Joseph brings a broad perspective to his Accuity role, having worked as practitioner, solutions vendor and regulator.

Shabbir M. Husain
Shabbir M. Husain
Senior Manager – Financial Crimes Compliance, Silicon Valley Bank
Shabbir is a seasoned CAMS-certified professional with over 13 years of global work experience across multiple financial institutions and Big 4 professional services firms in the areas of Risk and Compliance.His areas of expertise are in AML Transaction Monitoring and Sanctions Screening Model Development, System Implementation (SAS AML, SBS SAFE VIP, Fircosoft Continuity); Model Tuning; Performance Testing and on-going Model Validation. Additionally, he has served as a Subject Matter Expert in the Financial Crimes Compliance function by providing voice-of-the-customer expertise in building commercial and non-profit compliance products.

Robert W. Werner
Robert W. Werner
CEO & Founder, Green River Hollow Consulting, LLC
Robert W. Werner is the CEO and founder of Green River Hollow Consulting. Prior to founding GRH, Mr. Werner led the Financial Crime Compliance function of a leading international bank, under the oversight of a Monitor installed as part of the bank’s deferred prosecution agreement. In this role, Mr. Werner was the principal architect and responsible executive for the global operation and assurance of the financial crime program. He previously led the Financial Crime Compliance programs of two other global U.S. financial institutions.

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Throughout the event there will be a number of breakout sessions tailored for you, please register for your preferred option, you will be able to move between the two.

We look forward to seeing you.

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