Milan Cooper, Co-Founder of First AML, New Zealand

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First AML is an anti-money laundering technology company focused on the end-to-end customer onboarding journey for financial and professional services. The company services a range of clients including KPMG, and Grant Thornton.

Milan Cooper is the co-founder of First AML, which was established in 2018. Since then, the company has seen an exciting period of growth and most recently set up shop in the UK.

Dennis Versteeg, Compliance Innovation Lead / RegTech Innovation Board, ING Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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‘Dennis Versteeg is leading the Compliance Innovation department at ING Bank. In this role he is responsible for exploring regulatory challenges and finding, proving and implementing innovative solutions to improve on these challenges. In his second role as chairman of the RegTech Innovation Board, which brings together RegTech demand and supply, his working domain expands across the entire bank. Fuelled by priorities set by the demand members and supported by market knowledge and capabilities on the supply side, multiple RegTech solutions have successfully been rolled-out within ING over the last years.

Before joining ING, for over 20 years Dennis worked as a consultant in the Financial Services industry. His projects have taken him across the globe, working in 25 countries so far, usually in the role of Project/Programme Manager. Since the financial crisis of 2008 and the resulting regulatory tsunami, Dennis has specialised in Regulatory topics, building up specific knowledge on e.g. MiFID II, EMIR, SFTR, MMSR, BMR, SEPA, FATCA and PSD. After the implementation of MiFID II he changed to his current RegTech role.

His main motivator is to continuously challenge and improve upon the status quo; the main question should be ‘how can we do things better’ rather than holding on to the ‘past and proven’ way of working. New technologies and innovations are giving us the tools to do so; through the process of trial and error the solutions that give the best contribution to the business will be filtered out.

In his free time Dennis likes to spend time with his wife and two daughters, travelling to new destinations and exploring new cultures. He is also a big Formula 1-fan and plays (badly) an occasional game of golf.

Russell E. Perry , MD - kompany, a Moody's Analytics Company, Vienna

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kompany, a Moody's Analytics company, is a RegTech platform for Global Business Verification & Business KYC (KYB). Operating a proprietary global live network that provides real-time access to official commercial and banking registers, we cover over 115 million company records in more than 200 jurisdictions.

Manuela Mackert, Former Chief Compliance Officer Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany

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Ms. Manuela Mackert, former Chief Compliance Officer DTAG, entrepreneur in the strategic and sustainable development and implementation of compliance, value-oriented corporate culture (ESG), transformations, digitalization and HR issues. Ms. Mackert works on artificial intelligence (AI) and the ethical necessities therein as a thought leader in digital ethics and initiated in her responsibility the digital ethics initiative of Deutsche Telekom.

Martin Schmid, VP Ident & RegTech FinTecSystems GmbH Munich, Germany

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Started within the core team of SOFORT and often fought against external resistance, but taught all critics wrong. After being under Swedish flag (Klarna) took a new challenge at FinTecSystems. Today leveraging Regtech companies with the leading infrastructure for open banking and account data analysis.

Diana Paredes, CEO and Co-Founder of Suade, London

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Diana Paredes is the CEO and Co-Founder of Suade, a software platform that enables financial institutions to understand and deliver their regulatory requirements. Prior to founding Suade, Diana had a successful career in investment banking, covering all asset classes at Barclays and Merrill Lynch, across sales, trading & structuring. Whilst working in the industry, she saw an opportunity to innovate and launch her current Fintech/Regtech startup. She believes that a data-driven approach to regulation is the key to preventing the next financial crisis.

Anja Theurer, Former CFO of Bundeswehr Cyber Innovation Hub - Expert in the field of government procurement, Berlin

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4. How do you think can RegTech help also in the public sector procurement?
5. How does the sale work in the public authority?
6. Which legal regulations do I generally have to take into account as a RegTech in the procurement process?
7. What do you think are the three major upcoming Risks in public procurement?
8. As a RegTech or GovTech company, should I contact a public authority directly? Who is my contact person?
9. How can regtech participate in a public tender where can i find the tenders and secondly what should i look for?
10. What do you think the public Sector do better in public procurement tasks than 5 years ago?
11. To be able to transform the public procurement function into the digital age, all parties of the global ecosystems (public/private) should work together. Who (globally can/is/are taking the lead in this?)
12. What would you do if you were not working in our industry? Or Which two books would you recommend?

Jason Boud, Co-Founder & CEO at RegTech Associates, London United Kingdom

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Jason Boud is the Co-Founder and CEO of RegTech Associates, a global research company who use their analysis to provide strategic insight and advice to their clients. They help their technology clients grow and their regulated firm clients manage compliance more effectively. RegTech Associates have now established the largest research database of RegTech products, boasting 1300+ solutions and a global community with a vision to bring all sides of the RegTech market together.

Jason has extensive experience working at a senior level in technology for JP Morgan and Credit Suisse, has worked in corporate innovation, and has 10 years of experience working with early-stage and growth startups as either CEO, COO or Co-Founder. In 2014, he Co-Founded Beyond Enterprise, a company that provides risk and compliance advisory services to financial institutions.

In 2013, Jason embarked on becoming an investor in early-stage startups and continues to be an active advisor to several FinTech and RegTech companies. Jason is a mentor and investor on the FinTech Innovation Lab (Accenture) programme.

Jason is always advocating for the growth of the global RegTech industry by speaking at events, writing about the market and investing in early-stage startups.

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All You need to know about Risk, Ethics, Compliance and
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