Featuring speakers from:
U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)
U.S. Department of State Federal Bureau of Investigation
Chainalysis Steele Global
Paypal Square
Ciphertrace i3/THE DATA INITIATIVE
Western Union HSBC
Charles Schwab RegTech Consulting
Google

*Sessions subject to change

** Specially produced, 5 minute threat financing case study videos will be played before each panel

Wednesday

08:00 – 09:00 AM Continental Breakfast
09:00 – 09:10 AM Opening Remarks
09:10 – 09:40 AM Welcome Keynote

Presenter: Andrea Gacki – Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

09:40 – 10:40 AM Sanctions Compliance: A Fintech Field Guide

Presenters: Amelia Childress – Square, Delia Pawelke – Stripe, Eric Medoff – Square, Amit Sharma – FinClusive

How does sanctions compliance differ in the FinTech space where customer interactions aim to be as frictionless as possible? Childress and Litts discuss how sanctions compliance is different for FinTech companies than it is for traditional banks, and how to adapt regulatory guidance on sanctions compliance to fit FinTech’s organizational structure and business model.

10:40 – 11:00 AM Networking Break
11:00 – 11:10 AM Case Studies
11:10 – 11:45 AM Tracking North Korean Funds

Presenter: Grace Liu – CNS

North Korean proliferators are getting more sophisticated with their sanctions evasion efforts and employing ledger systems that incorporate elements of informal value transfer systems. This panel will take participants through the steps of such a scheme and how to recognize and detect this kind of activity.

11:45 – 12:30 PM State Actors’ Attempted Crypto-Circumvention of Sanctions and How to Trace Them

Presenter: John Jefferies- CipherTrace

CipherTrace aids in the investigations of criminal activity, fraud, and sanctions evasion by tracing the movement of money through dark markets of the crypto economy. In this panel, Jefferies will cover Iran’s latest attempts to evade sanctions with new cryptocurrencies and how to trace them.

12:30 – 01:30 PM Lunch
01:30 – 03:00 PM Breakout Workshops (Sign-Up Required)

Harnessing Big Data (i3/THE DATA INITIATIVE)

Data is a valuable asset and insightful data is even more valuable. Join us for an inside look on how i3 Strategies and THE DATA INITIATIVE’s expert researchers and analysts identify and collect data from disparate sources to unify critical money laundering data needed by financial services firms.

Tracking Cryptocurrency (Zachary Nusbaum, Chainalysis)

Join us for an inside look on how Chainalysis cryptocurrency investigation software helps law enforcement and financial institutions identify and stop bad actors who are using cryptocurrencies for illicit activity such as fraud, extortion, and money laundering. Laptop, tablet or other electronic device recommended.

Crash Course in Network Analysis (Alex Newhouse, Sony)

Join us for an introductory lesson on network analysis using open source tools and data. No previous experience necessary!

03:00 – 03:20 PM Networking Break
03:20 – 03:30 PM Case Studies
03:30 – 04:30 PM Pursuing Innovation in the Sanctions and TF Compliance Space

Panelists: Vic Maculaitis – THE DATA INITIATIVE, Joe Gillespie – riskCanvas, and Jim Richards – RegTech Consulting

Recent government announcements encouraging private sector innovation in the AML and Sanctions compliance space are welcome. However, what do they mean by “innovation” and how will this innovation occur? This panel will explore innovation with technology and software, but also other creative innovations designed to make the investigative process more efficient and effective.

04:30 – 06:30 PM Hosted Networking Reception

Thursday

08:00 – 09:00 AM Continental Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00 AM Blockchain Forensics

Presenters: Kristofer Doucette – Chainalysis

As cryptocurrencies become more ubiquitous, they touch all programs of national security interest, including counterterrorism, anti-money laundering, sanctions programs, cybersecurity, counternarcotics, child exploitation, and more. The good news is cryptocurrency’s reputation for anonymity has been exaggerated, and governments and law enforcement can harness cryptocurrency’s blockchains for transparency into how and why bad actors move money across the world. In this session, Chainalysis demonstrates how to trace cryptocurrency transactions using actual cases of terrorist financing and Iranian-linked crypto wallets.

10:00 – 11:00 AM Real World Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Applications for Financial Crime Compliance

Presenter: Chris Focacci – Steele Global

Christian Focacci is currently Vice President of Offering Management at Steele Compliance Solutions. Prior to joining Steele, Christian founded AMLSource.com and was the co-founder and Chief Information Officer of TransparINT, a financial crime compliance technology firm focused on helping companies better identify risk through the use of machine learning and automation. In this presentation he will take us through some examples of how machine learning can enhance sanctions and AML compliance.

11:00 – 11:20 AM Networking Break
11:20 – 11:30 AM Case Studies
11:30 – 12:30 PM Sanctioning Non-State Actors

Panelists: Robert ‘Hagan’ Barnett – Treasury/OFAC, U.S. Department of State, Michael Greenwald – Tiedemann Advisors (Former US Treasury Attaché), and Andrew Weinschenk – U.S. Department of State

This panel, comprised of high-ranking employees from State and Treasury, the two competent authorities for terrorism related sanctions, will highlight the role each agency plays in carrying out sanctions against terrorist entities. Michael Greenwald, the former U.S. Treasury Attaché in Doha, Qatar, will focus on the work of attaches overseas and how the US government works with foreign counterparts to cut off terrorist access to the international financial system.

12:30 – 01:30 PM Lunch
01:45 – 03:15 PM Breakout Workshops (Sign-Up Required)

Harnessing Big Data (i3/THE DATA INITIATIVE)

Data is a valuable asset and insightful data is even more valuable. Join us for an inside look on how i3 Strategies and THE DATA INITIATIVE’s expert researchers and analysts identify and collect data from disparate sources to unify critical money laundering data needed by financial services firms.

Tracking Cryptocurrency (Zachary Nusbaum, Chainalysis)

Join us for an inside look on how Chainalysis cryptocurrency investigation software helps law enforcement and financial institutions identify and stop bad actors who are using cryptocurrencies for illicit activity such as fraud, extortion, and money laundering.

Crash Course in Network Analysis (Alex Newhouse, Sony)

Join us for an introductory lesson on network analysis using open source tools and data. No previous experience necessary!

03:15 – 03:30 PM Case Studies
03:30 – 04:30 PM Sanctions: A Public Sector vs Private Sector Perspective

Panelists: SSA Donna Peterson – FBI, and Dan Alexander – Charles Schwab, Amit Sharma – FinClusive

The private sector often struggles to stay ahead of sanctions compliance requirements. With all of the new investment in this area, is more actionable intelligence being produced? What else does law enforcement need to successfully stop Iranian and Russian proliferation efforts? Supervisory Special Agent Peterson supervises the San Francisco field office’s counterintelligence squad responsible for investigating Russian and global proliferation matters. Dan Alexander is the Managing Director of the OFAC and Global Sanctions Program at Charles Schwab.

04:30 – 06:30 PM Hosted Networking Reception

Friday

08:00 – 09:00 AM Continental Breakfast
09:00 – 10:00 AM Public-Private Partnerships

Panelists: Erin O’Loughlin – Western Union, and Michael Yoshida – Department of State (formerly of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network), SA Michael Gimbel – FBI

As technology and regulations change at a rapid pace and criminals adapt to new enforcement regimes, the public and private sector must continue to develop partnerships and enhance real time collaboration to mitigate systemic risk to the U.S. financial system.

Erin O’Loughlin will discuss Western Union’s law enforcement outreach program, and Michael Yoshida will discuss what we can learn from the FSARC (Financial Systemic Analysis and Resilience Center), a cyber security collaboration between participating firms, industry partners and the U.S. Government.

10:00 – 10:20 AM Networking Break
10:20 – 11:20 AM Counterterrorism Investigations: Past, Present, and Future

Panelists: Ron Hendren – Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dave Griesbach – Former SA with IRS Criminal Investigation Division

This multi-national panel of law enforcement practitioners will delve into specific cases of terrorism finance, how investigative techniques have curtailed past terrorist financiers, and what the future holds for terrorism finance investigative work.

11:20 – 12:20 PM The Crypto-Currency Challenge

Panelists: Brian Stoeckert – Stratis Advisory, Hailey Lennon – bitFlyer, Steven Christie – Kraken

How can cryptocurrency exchanges manage risks related to threat actors? The most reputable exchanges have compliance programs in place that are comparable to other large money service businesses. So how do they do customer due diligence and monitor transactions for suspicious activity? This panel, featuring AML compliance officers from three crypto exchanges will tell us.