Data Visualization: The Evolution of Tools for Your AML Analytics and Dashboards

  • When: 20 August 2020
  • Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm HKT
  • Level: All

Data visualization provides powerful tools that the AML professional can use to answer these questions with evidence-based, logical diagrams, graphs, and indicators. From dashboards to unstructured data, this webinar explore relevant tools and techniques, without requiring you to become a computer technologist or “geek.”

As an AML professional, you’re already proficient at translating tables of data into charts and graphs, as you build reports and presentations to respond to your own and management’s tough questions. You use the data as evidence to tell your story. But the risk management/compliance narrative grows more complex every day. Data visualization skills can help keep you riding the crest of that wave — rather than being swept under by the data deluge.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the critical features of dashboard elements such as graphs, charts, infographics and indicators to make them simple, intuitive, and useful in telling the risk management and compliance narratives to Boards, Audit Committees, and Senior management.
  • Utilizing your AML professional knowledge and skills toolsets, coupled with Visualisation techniques to obtain answers to questions you didn’t know existed in the first place.
  • By visualising raw data, turn fighting financial crime exploration intuitive through developing powerful information maps.
  • Building an evidence-based narrative for your dashboard elements by using data extraction and mining techniques to select and prepare data for dashboard use
  • Making use of structured and unstructured (or free-form text) data as evidence for your dashboards and visualizations, without needing to become a computer scientist.

Who Should Attend?

  • AML Professional
  • Compliance Personnel
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Assessment Manager


  • Asia
  • Global
  • Bank
  • Financial Institutions


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William Scott Grob
  • Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS-FCI

  • AML Director – APAC


Dr. Grob has over 25 years of financial and banking expertise. His most recent role was as Regional Head of Affiliates Management, HSBC, where he worked on mitigating financial crime and correspondent banking risks across Asia. His 12-year career at the bank also included managing risk within the Equity/FX prime brokerage business, Structured Funds business, and Hedge Fund units.

Dr. Grob earned a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Master of Arts from George Mason University, a certificate from Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, and a Doctorate of Management from SMC University (USA), where his dissertation was focused on correspondent banking- “IMPACT OF CORRESPONDENT BANK ENHANCED DUE DILIGENCE PRACTICES.” Also, he has designations from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, and Global Association of Risk Professionals (FRM).


Sandeep Kothari
  • Sandeep Kothari, CAMS-Audit

  • FCC Product Management
  • Standard Chartered Bank Singapore


Sandeep Kothari is currently working at Standard Chartered Bank Singapore as the Executive Director Anti Money Laundering Transaction Monitoring Product Management. Sandeep has 25 years’ experience in the Banking and Finance industry. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, worked at ANZ Bank, RBS and ABN AMRO. Throughout the course of his career, Sandeep has handled diverse facets of banking such as Anti Money Laundering, Regulatory Compliance, Change Transformation, Banking operations and Vendor Management. He also served a two-year stint in London as Group Head of Operational Risk & Process Management. Sandeep is an active member of ACAMS AML fraternity, speaker in over a dozen ACAMS AML symposiums across the Asia Pacific region. In 2018, he was qualified as a CAMS Audit professional. Sandeep is also an evaluation judge for Project Management Institute Singapore project of year awards. He has mentored Regulatory initiatives at start-up Boot Camps. In June 2020, he successfully accomplished the Specialist Diploma in Applied Artificial Intelligence. In addition, he also holds the IBF Diploma Advanced for Compliance (IBFA). He is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Management Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor and Certified Information Security Manager. He is the Past President of Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA) Singapore and co-authored COBIT 4.0 – Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology.

Mike Wills, CAMS
  • Mike Wills, CAMS

  • Assistant Professor of the Practice
  • Applied Information / Innovation & Intrapreneurial Technologies
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Mike brings decades of IT-intensive intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial experiences and insights to his teaching, writing, research and consulting in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide.
His experiences with highly secure, auditable systems started in the US Air Force, where for many years he helped design, build, and operate national security space mission systems. As national and international security imperatives called for greater insight into the activities of non-nation-state threat actors and risks, Mike’s roles and experiences evolved.

He has taught and developed graduate and undergraduate courses and programs in information security and assurance, management information systems, and intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and international crime and justice for not only two US universities but also the senior military leadership colleges of the US and the UK. He has also served as an accreditor and reviewer for similar programs across NATO senior leadership schools. Mike has also been an advisor on science and technology policy to the UK’s Joint Intelligence Committee, Ministry of Justice, and Defence Science and Technology Laboratories, helping them to evolve an operational and policy consensus relating topics  from cryptography and virtual worlds, through the burgeoning surveillance society, to the proliferation of weapons of mass disruption (not just “destruction”) affected global, regional, national, and personal security. For a time, this had him sometimes known as the UK’s nonresident expert on outer space law.

Mike has a Master of Science in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a minor in Electrical Engineering, both from Illinois Institute of Technology; and a Master of Arts in Defence Studies from King’s College, London. He is a graduate of the Federal Chief Information Officer program at National Defense University and the Program Manager’s Course at Defense Systems Management College. He’s been a start-up business owner, consultant to small businesses, and as a long-time hactivist, he works with informal teams applying blockchain technologies and sovereign identity mechanisms as part of efforts around the world to respond to Covid-19.

At the request of (ISC)2, Mike authored a two-book set about their Systems Security Certification Program. The first book, the Study Guide, helps the reader learn how to do the day-to-day tasks that challenge a systems security specialist; the second book, the SSCP Common Book of Knowledge, provides an encyclopedic desk reference — the sort of book you need to get your systems back online, when you can’t just go to the Web and look it up. Mike’s experiences with financial forensics, intelligence data analysis, audit, and control inform and shape examples and illustrations in both books.

Mike and his wife Nancy currently call Wexford, Ireland their home. Living abroad since the end of the last century, they find new perspectives, shared values, and wonderful people wherever they go.