Getting Comfortable with Technology in the Fight Against Financial Crime
The New Face of Compliance Officer Series

  • When: July 2, 2020
  • Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM BST
  • Level: All

The expectations from financial crime professionals is ever increasing. In addition to being regulatory savvy, business savvy and operationally savvy; being tech savvy has become essential for success! Technology and increased automation have become the new norm to fight financial crime.

This webinar series focuses on getting anti-financial crime professionals comfortable with moving away from legacy technology and understanding enterprise technology, data analytics, algorithm transparency and issues with model opacity. We will also take a look through the latest technology in KYC/ CDD, transaction monitoring and customer screening.

This first introductory webinar is FREE and for those that want to delve deeper into this topic we will soon be announcing a series.

Learning Objectives

  • Clarify the role of enterprise technology and the importance of identifying the right technology stack
  • Discuss the balance between integration complexity and richness of functionality
  • Find out about the difficulties of integration with legacy systems and how to prioritise without paralyzing your organisation
  • Understand the power of data analytics and the dangers of model opacity
  • Discover the latest in transaction monitoring, screening and KYC/CDD

Who Should Attend?

  • Financial crime professionals who want to get more comfortable with technology


  • Global applicability
  • Banking
  • Large financial institutions
  • Private banks, global banks
  • Wealth managers
  • Insurers
  • Institutions with financial crime obligations

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Shilpa Arora


Shilpa is the AML Director, Europe Middle East and Africa for ACAMS, where she is responsible for the development of regional anti-financial crime content strategy and implementation across all channels. Shilpa also builds and manages the expanding multilingual faculty of leading subject matter experts and instructors who work with ACAMS on curriculum development, instruction, event programming and task forces.  Shilpa represents ACAMS by speaking at select major industry events and conferences, participating in think tanks and engaging proactively with policy makers, regulators and industry practitioners across the region.

Shilpa is an industry expert in financial crime prevention in the financial services sector. She has a strong understanding of risk frameworks and control environments. She is highly regarded for her ability to deliver large scale culture change and transformation in technology and financial crime prevention.

Previously Shilpa was the Head of Financial Crime Prevention for the Retail and Business Bank in Santander UK. She was accountable for all areas of financial crime prevention including KYC/ CDD, customer screening, payment screening, transaction monitoring, customer risk assessment and assurance. She led the bank through the implementation of AML/ CTF and ABC policies, advisory on high risk onboarding, training and communication and risk assessments. She also held leadership roles in Barclays in financial crime prevention, governance and controls and led large transformation programmes.

Shilpa has a background in technology and holds a degree in computer science where she was the top student. She also holds an MBA from Cass Business School which she completed with distinction.

Simon Kingsbury


Simon is the Group Head of Surveillance and Investigations for Danske Bank. S&I is a newly formed division of Danske Bank’s Group Compliance, responsible for Group Compliance Investigations, Transaction Monitoring, Trade & Communications Surveillance, and the Control Group. Simon joined Danske Bank in July 2019 previously been in senior Compliance roles at Citigroup, RBS and HSBC.

As a Compliance professional for over twenty years Simon has extensive experience of developing effective systems and controls within financial institutions and in advising senior stakeholders on how to assess and combat the risks in the industry. Simon has worked closely with business lines, governments and regulatory authorities across a host of issues including the challenges posed by investment banks’ conflicts of interest management, the financial crisis, and, over the last decade, the global shift in expectations relating to financial crime and sanctions.

Simon is a qualified Barrister and member of Gray’s Inn having been called to the Bar in 1996.

Mark Turkington


Mark is the Global Head of Transaction Monitoring Controls at HSBC. In this role Mark provides end-to-end control accountability, support and guidance across the sub-functions of data, technology, analytics, and investigations as they combine to provide a transaction monitoring capability. His previous roles within the bank have been the Global Head of AML Investigations, and the UK Head of Sanctions. Before joining HSBC, Mark held senior management positions in the global Financial Crime Risk function with the National Australia Bank in Australia.

Mark was a faculty member and lecturer on the joint ICA/AFMA (Australian Financial Markets Association) Diploma course in Applied Anti-Money Laundering, and he is currently completing his PhD research into the effectiveness of financial sector engagement in international financial crime countermeasures.