Utilizing Data and Analytics Technology to Detect Signs of Human Trafficking

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  • When: May 30, 2018
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Human traffickers generate hundreds of billions of dollars in profits worldwide by using violence, threats, deception, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion to force victims to engage in commercial sex or provide labor or services against their will. Compliance professionals are utilizing fraud detection technology that includes human trafficking alerts to combat this crime and identify new typologies. Our panel of professionals will discuss practical strategies for generating data and utilizing analytics to detect human trafficking.

Learning Objectives

  • Detailing common human trafficking indicators revealed by AML monitoring to ensure data and analytics technology addresses most relevant institutional risks
  • Uncovering trafficking activity using new detection tools including graphical maps and cross-institutional collaboration tools
  • Outlining technology-enabled investigation and data collection practices to effectively support human trafficking-related suspicious activity report (SAR) filings

Who Should Attend

  • Law Enforcement
  • FIU/FCC Team Members
  • Compliance Officers
  • All Lines of Business
  • Information Technology


  • Global
  • North America
  • Bank
  • Law Enforcement


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John J. Byrne
  • John J. Byrne, Esq., CAMS

  • Vice Chairman
  • AML RightSource


Veronica Buckley
  • Veronica Buckley

  • All-Source Intelligence Analysis Manager
  • Polaris Project

Eric Schles
  • Eric Schles

  • Data Scientist
  • Elucd

Angel Swift
  • Angel Nguyen Swift, CAMS

  • Independent Consultant
  • Angel Swift Collaborations LLC


Angel Nguyen Swift is an advisor and independent consultant with Enigma Technologies, a data intelligence company, where she most recently worked as the Vice President of Compliance and Financial Crimes Solutions. She is also the creator of the STAT (Stand Together Against Trafficking) project, which connects the anti-human trafficking community to identify and share financial indicators of human trafficking activity. To further this mission, she has partnered with Polaris, ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) and Enigma, to leverage technology to empower the sharing of these financial indicators across the anti-financial crime community.

At Enigma, she led strategic initiatives focused on bringing augmented intelligence to help financial crime professionals make informed decisions effectively. Her work included helping financial institutions assess their current AML processes to identify areas where technology could strengthen and close gaps in their programs. In addition, Angel has been called upon by financial institutions to assess and develop strategic initiatives to build and restructure their financial intelligence units (including SAR investigations, EDD, KYC Refresh, sanctions/PEP screening and review, transaction monitoring, information sharing program). Angel has also led and advised on product research initiatives to develop Enigma’s Screen product, a watchlist screening engine which deploys a methodology premised on advanced data matching algorithms and machine learning. Research and development included deepdives into sanctions screening processes at financial institutions.

Prior to Enigma, Angel spent nearly a decade building and leading the financial intelligence unit (FIU) at American Express. Under her leadership, the FIU expanded from five people focused on the U.S. card business to nearly 500 people supporting the enterprise in more than 40 countries. As VP of the FIU, Angel was responsible for establishing and maintaining an end-to-end program that supported the suspicious activity reporting process, including transaction monitoring rule development, quality control, sanctions screening and investigations, enhanced due diligence reviews, KYC refresh, anti-corruption and bribery monitoring and investigations, and special investigations. Her responsibilities also included leading development of technology solutions for the FIU, managing regulatory examinations conducted by all federal and state agencies, and spearheading the development, implementation, and presentation of large-scale remediation efforts related to the company’s AML program.