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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 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 09:10 Opening Remarks

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

9:10 – 9:40 Opening Keynote:
How Live Services has helped SVB towards better list management and the significant reduction in alerts and more meaningful and manageable alert volumes observed due to implementation of Fircosoft and SBS.

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

9:40 – 10:25 Accuity plenary: How innovation and technology is helping in the fight against Financial Crime

Speaker: Neela Das, Head of Innovation, Accuity

10:25 – 11:00 Refreshments
11:00 – 11:45 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 – 12:30 Firco Enterprise session:
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
  • Innovations to secure your compliance while helping you control costs

Speaker: Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Finance Crime Screening, Accuity

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 14:15 Firco Enterprise session:
The Complete Journey of the Transaction : Firco Continuity V.6
Auditors and regulators want to quickly prove 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 Compliance Link session:
Firco Compliance Link: How are we evolving?

Technical Stream:
Testing for Algorithms: A customer training course for Firco filter algorithms

14:15 – 15:00 Firco Enterprise session:
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

Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Finance Crime Screening, Accuity
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
Financial Crime Compliance for Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs)

Technical Stream:
Security: Best practices

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00 Firco Enterprise session:
Is it all about speed? – Why Instant Screening is the way forward
In this session you will learn all about instant screening. You will understand the Instant Payments landscape and how it differs from the traditional payments process.

David Davies
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
Firco Compliance Link – How to get to the latest and greatest

Technical Stream:
Fircosoft complete V6 architectural landscape – deep dive

16:00 – 16:30 Firco Enterprise session:
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 1 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 we leverage SBS’s artificial intelligence technology to make better decisions on alerts and dramatically reduce false alerts
  • How traceability of resolved hits can further accelerate false positive reduction

Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Finance Crime Screening, Accuity
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
False Positive Management Strategies / Best Practices

Technical Stream:
Filter performances and gap analysis for any configuration: Know your Filter

16:30 Close

Day 2

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

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

9:10 – 10:10 Opening Keynote: Cybersecurity and Financial Crime – what it means for you
10:10 – 10:30 Refreshments
10:30 – 11:30 Panel Session: The future of sanctions
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

Joseph Bognanno, VP of Strategy and Alliances, Accuity
Saskia Rietbrook, Executive Director, Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists
David Chenkin, Managing Partner, Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP
David Loeser, Director, Product Management, Accuity

11:30 – 12:30 The day in the life of a regulator – Frederick Reynolds (Barclays)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 14:15 Firco Enterprise session:
The importance of Strength Index and Exposure Index – reduce your false positives

Speaker: Dani Skolnic, VP Product Management

Firco Compliance Link session:
It’s all about the Data

Technical Stream:
Instant Screening – new ways to beat the volume / speed challenge

14:15 – 15:00 Firco Enterprise session:
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 Finance Crime Screening, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
Buy a feature Additions to Compliance Link (ASM) Build a perfect Web Service
Join us for this popular interactive session where you will help us build the perfect web service

Presenter: Tom Kestler

Technical Stream:
Fircosoft complete V6 architectural landscape – Deep dive

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 17:00 Firco Enterprise session:
Training sessions: Ask the experts  Firco Enterprise

Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Finance Crime Screening, Accuity
Dani Skolnic, VP of Product Management
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
Training sessions: Ask the experts

Technical Stream:
Training sessions: Ask the experts  Firco Professional Services Group

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.

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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.

Firco Enterprise RegistrationFirco Compliance Link Registration