Current Speakers

Rūta Merkevičiūtė

Head of Division | E-money and payment institutions supervision

Bank of Lithuania

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Rūta Merkevičiūtė is a Head of Division for E-money and Payment institution supervision at Bank of Lithuania, responsible for supervising over 115 E-money and Payment institutions.

She is also a co-chairperson of the Standing committee on Payments Services at the European Banking Authority (EBA), which is responsible for contributing to EBA’s policies and EU single market in payments and e-money.

She has professional legal qualification as an attorney-at-law and for the past 10 years has been working both in the private sector and financial sector’s supervision in the areas of responsibility that include AML, payments, open-banking, lending, crowdfunding, investment services, FinTech industry, Regulatory Sandbox and transposition of EU Directives such as PAD, PSD2 and AMLD4.

Igor Sumkovski

Senior Manager Financial Crime Compliance Advisory

Santander UK

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Andrea Toucinho

Director of Studies, Prospective, and

Partelya Consulting

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Jan Veldsink

Lead Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies


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Bio: Jan is a creative energetic new thinker, with passion for technology and people.
Jan is speaker, senior advisor, trainer and coach specialized in Artificial intelligence and Interventions in organizations and teams. His mission is to contribute to a secure and endurable environment within teams and organizations. 
Working with AI since the last AI winter. At his work with some of the large banks in the Netherlands he applies AI within different Compliance and Fraud related topics.His expertise areas are Artificial Intelligence, Cyber security, Systems thinking, Serious gaming and nnovation. Jan Veldsink MSc is working as consultant and teacher on the subjects of Cybercrime, Artificial
Intelligence, digital transformation, organizational development and innovation at Rabobank and Nyenrode
Business Universiteit.
Jan is Lead Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies within Global Compliance Surveillance &
Integrity Investigations of the Rabobank.
Jan is Core Teacher of the module AI and Digital Security, one of the Modular Executive MBA in Business
& IT programs at Nyenrode.
Other academic programs: Digital Transformation, Leadership and Change, Applying AI.

Richard Parlour


Financial Markets Law International

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Richard Parlour chairs the EU Task Force on Cybersecurity Policy for the Financial Sector. Richard assists banks and other financial institutions in protecting them from financial crime and strengthening their cyber resilience. This includes using AI and other intel tools to develop AML and risk systems effectively and efficiently, tying the AI approaches to humint in an overarching free flowing governance structure. It also includes policy, certification and procedural frameworks, investigations, training, and enhanced due diligence in over 140 countries worldwide. Richard has been a member of the UK Government AML Experts Group, trained FIUs, and is assisting in the establishment of a new EU Task Force on Improving AML Effectiveness across the EU. He has worked in Brussels with the European institutions and is former in house general counsel at LIFFE in London. His firm is called Financial Markets Law International (

Joe Depeau

Senior Presales Consultant


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Originally from the USA but now living in the UK, Joe Depeau has over 20 years of varied experience in the IT industry across a number of domains and specialties. Most recently, Joe has focused on technical pre-sales and solution architecture in the data and analytics space.
When not geeking out over data and technology, he enjoys camping, hiking with his dog, tending to his garden, reading, and playing board games and RPGs. He also bakes a mean cheesecake

Vincenzo Marchica


Vincix Group

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RPA & AI Expert and Chief Evangelist of Vincix Group, Vincenzo was an early adopter of RPA, he is one of the few people in the industry who can genuinely claim to have a a fair decade of real-world RPA experience. He is an experienced professional, with a clear focus on solving business problems with technology.

Leading Vincix Group, he is an early adopter and Innovator in the RPA industry.

Vincenzo invests his time in researching new solutions and new technologies that can help and speed up business innovation processes.

Naila Hachelaf

Anti Money Laundering Officer


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Naila is a professional with 9 years working within the Financial Services Industry, gaining extensive experience & advanced knowledge in Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorist Financing, Financial Intelligence, GRC and UK / EU regulatory requirements. Previous roles included managing or being part of, AML/KYC teams of a well-known, investment bank & Compliance Crypto/Fintech advisory firm. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Statistics and a master’s degree in Financial & Actuarial, accreditations include ACAMS Certification.

Kenneth Farrugia

Chief Retail Banking Officer

Bank of Valletta plc

Previous Speakers

Tim Ayling

Vice-President EMEA


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Tim Ayling is currently the Vice-President EMEA at buguroo. With over 20 years’ experience in the cybersecurity and anti-fraud industry, Ayling began his career in technical support, and moved on to System Engineering. He began his leadership career when he established Entrust Inc. in Australia in 2003 and was made Vice-President Asia Pacific in 2006. Ayling has held numerous leadership roles in large cybersecurity vendors, including serving as the Global Head of Fraud Prevention Solutions at Kaspersky Labs, as EMEA Director of Fraud & Risk Intelligence at RSA Security, as well as spending time in the cyber-security practice of KPMG.

Osman Khurshid

Head of Solutions Consultancy 

Synectics Solutions

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Mark Büsser


Informatique-MTF SA

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Barry Bowen

Global Head of Sales


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Barry is a sales leader, marketer and technologist in the field of data science and fraud prevention. With over 20 years experience in risk and fraud prevention he has been helping financial institutions see and address the full picture of fraud, which in turn delivers a reduction in customer friction, fraud and associated operational overheads.

After spending nearly two and a half decades fighting fraud it is clear fraud attack methods are always evolving. Having a combination of machine, automation and human will always be the best approach, but one thing is for sure, however ever many systems you have, having a joined-up view embedded throughout your fraud operations is key to successfully addressing fraud.

Barry joined fcase in August 2018 with the aim to help banks and finance institutions benefit from fraud orchestration, and adopt an effective fraud management solution which is also an enabler for customer experience.

Dr Yannis Kalfoglou

Head of AI

PA Consulting Group

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Dr Yannis Kalfoglou is a seasoned AI professional with over 25 years in the field. He currently leads AI at PA Consulting, the innovation and transformation consultancy that brings ingenuity to life. Dr Yannis has been exposed and experienced many facets of AI, spanning three decades, and pioneered in the field of automated reasoning for intelligent integration of disparate systems. He is well versed in the financial services ecosystem where he led innovation for a top tier global asset manager, and over the years consulted many tier 1 global banks. His multi industry experience provide him with a broad and deep overview of AML challenges and areas where AI helps provide a solution. Technically, Yannis is well versed in the art and science of engineering AI and building cutting edge systems: backed by a first-class degree in Computer Science, a PhD in AI and post-doc on the semantic web. Professionally, he led the customer driven innovation programme of Ricoh in Europe, and managed Invesco’s innovation programme, he consulted clients on innovative uses of blockchain technology with Wipro, and delivered an AI strategy for Samsung and BP.”

Vincent White

Director UK


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Vincent joined Facepoint in 2019 as UK Director, and functions as a subject matter expert in AML/CTF screening. He has worked for 15 years with Anti-Money Laundering and due diligence solutions.

His expertise includes matching algorithms, onomastics, and the gamut of KYC processes. Prior to moving into the compliance sector, he worked as a statistical analyst for a US consultancy. Vincent has a degree in economics and philosophy from the University of York.

Benjamin Aanes

Data Science Consultant


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Benjamin Aanes works as a data science consultant at BearingPoint. Benjamin has since the fall of 2018 assisted Sparebank 1 in introducing machine learning-based rules generation and specialized in house business intelligence solutions for AML case investigation. Benjamin holds a MSc in Finance from the Norwegian School of Economics.

Ori Snir

Product Manager

Nice Actimize

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Ori Snir is the Product Manager for NICE Actimize’s X-Sight Analytics Platform. Ori has 12 years of experience in both product management and analytics and has served in multiple roles in the analytics space, including most recently as the head of the EMEA Fraud Analytics Services team. Ori holds a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Economics and Psychology from Tel Aviv University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Tel Aviv University where he majored in Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management, as well as in Data Science.

Or Navri

Senior Data Scientist


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Or Navri works at RSA as Data scientist, where he develops Machine Learning models that provide real-time protection for online banking and eCommerce transactions. In addition to his work, Or is an industrial engineer and has a Master Thesis in Applied Statistics. Being part of the data science team in RSA, Or works on feature engineering and device matching algorithms that enhance RSA risk-based adaptive authentication solution.

Hugo Veazey

Director Anti Financial Crime Solutions


Steve Goddard

Fraud Market Expert


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Steve is a Fraud Market Expert, who joined Featurespace in October 2019. He works with Financial Institutions to understand their fraud threats and how Featurespace can help prevent fraud attacks against their customers by leveraging Adaptive Behavioural Analytics technology.
Steve has worked within the fraud and payment industry for over 14 years, in the banking, travel and retail space. He has worked closely with Merchants advising on fraud strategies, as well as running operations teams.
Previously, Steve has also worked with Banks and PSPs globally in Product Management roles, leading major development initiatives to deliver solutions to external customers.

Alex McSharry

Anti-Money Laundering Subject Matter Expert


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Alex joined Featurespace in November 2019 as an Anti-Money Laundering Subject Matter Expert. He started his career at HSBC, undertaking various roles within their branch network. From there Alex joined the HSBC fraud team, performing several roles in both plastic and non-plastic teams. Subsequent to his fraud roles, Alex was one of the first joiners of HSBC’s Financial Intelligence Unit where he held both operational and strategic intelligence roles covering all financial crime types. After leaving HSBC he moved to Deutsche Bank to work in their Counter-Terrorism and Proliferation Finance team.

François Dorléans

Product manager


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François is Product Manager at Bleckwen, a technology company fighting against fraud in payments and financial crime with Machine Learning.
As Product Manager, François fosters the product development and the definition of client solution. He previously co-founded Stratumn a workflow traceability software based on blockchain for financial institutions and supported other Fintech startups.
He completed a Dual degree in Politics and Philosophy at Sciences Po Paris and La Sorbonne, and a Master’s degree in Economics and Business from Sciences Po Paris.

Vincenzo Marchica