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Aurora x Encompass – Unlocking the true potential of digital transformation

Howard Wimpory (KYC Transformation Director, Encompass) joins Sean Vickers (CEO, Aurora) to delve into the challenges and misconceptions surrounding digital transformation in the banking industry.

They discuss the importance of reimagining processes from start to finish, eliminating manual steps and implementing automated solutions, rather than piecemeal improvements.

You can read a transcription of their conversation on the Aurora website.

On this Episode
Howard Wimpory

KYC Transformation Director

Sean Vickers


Episode #16

Coffee with Innovate Finance – Interview with Howard Wimpory

Howard Wimpory (KYC Transformation Director, Encompass) features on the latest episode of ‘Coffee with Innovate Finance’ to talk about the challenges banks are facing when it comes to KYC.

Listen for Howard’s thoughts on the future of KYC, the benefits of digital transformation, and how the KYC function will evolve.

Listen to more podcasts in the series on the Innovate Finance website.

On this Episode
Rashee Pandey
Head of Membership and Growth

Innovate Finance

Howard Wimpory
KYC Transformation Director


Episode #15

KYC digital transformation: the successes, the hiccups and the outlook

We’re back with another episode of the RegTech 20/20 podcast, and are bringing something a little different, as we team up with our partners at Accuity for a joint episode focusing on all things KYC and digital transformation, exploring the successes, the challenges, and what the future may hold.

We speak with Nick Ford, Encompass’ VP, Strategic Alliances, who has years of experience of leading successful partnerships in the industry, and Dal Sahota, who is currently VP of Bankers Almanac Risk and Compliance product propositions for Accuity.

On this Episode
Nick Ford
VP, Strategic Alliances


Dal Sahota
VP, Bankers Almanac Risk and Compliance


Episode #14

Rethinking regulation: What will the future look like?

After a break, we return with a special episode delving into research around the impact of regulations on bank valuations.

Hear from the author, academic and Head of Delivery and Customer Success at Encompass, Dr Henry Balani, as well as Francis Gross (Senior Advisor at the European Central Bank) as they discuss the true effect of regulations and what the future may hold.

On this Episode
Francis Gross
Senior Advisor

European Central Bank

Dr Henry Balani
Head of Delivery Services & Customer Success


Episode #13

How Reg Tech benefits CLM initiatives

We explore the topic of Client Lifecycle Management – or CLM – and the role of RegTech in powering initiatives. We hear from Alex Dixon (Global Head of Client Lifecycle Management and KYC, Pega) and Jo Scanlan, who has worked at leading banks including ANZ, as they share their insights into the CLM process from a bank’s perspective, how they can get it right, and the value of RegTech.

And, as we begin to look to 2021, we ask Wayne Johnson (CEO and co-founder, Encompass) to reflect on the last 12 months and look to what lies ahead.

On this Episode
Alex Dixon
Global Head of Client Lifecycle Management and KYC


Jo Scanlan

Industry Expert

Wayne Johnson
CEO and Co-Founder


Episode #12

The rise of Open Banking

This episode brings you what you need to know about Open Banking, as we look at its rise and relationship with RegTech.

To do that, we speak with Gavin Littlejohn (Chairman, Financial Data and Technology Association) and Jamie Leach (Founder, Open Data Australia), who will be giving us the view from Down Under.

On this Episode
Gavin Littlejohn

Financial Data and Technology Association

Jamie Leach

Open Data Australia

Episode #11

What does it mean to be ‘regulator ready’?

We shed light on what it means to be ‘regulator ready’ and the role of RegTechs in assisting businesses to meet their compliance obligations.

Joining us to discuss what you need to know are our guests, financial crime expert Samantha Sheen and Daniel Gozman (Director of Engaged Research, The University of Sydney).

On this Episode
Samantha J Sheen

Financial crime and compliance expert

Dr Daniel Gozman
Director of Engaged Research

The University of Sydney

Episode #10

Women in RegTech

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, which recognises the achievements of women in STEM careers, we bring you a special panel episode of the RegTech 20:20 podcast, focusing on women in the industry.

Joined by Victoria Martin (Head of Risk, 11:FS), Marisol Lopez Mellado (Head of KYC Services, IHS Markit) and Lucy Heavens (co-founder, RegTech Women), we discuss female representation, how to encourage the next generation, and more.

On this Episode
Victoria Martin
Head of Risk


Marisol Lopez Mellado
Global Head, KYC Services

IHS Markit

Lucy Heavens

RegTech Women

Episode #9

Exploring financial crime and the emergence of RegTech in the USA

The spotlight is firmly on the USA, as we take a deep dive into the financial crime landscape and what it is that makes it unique.

Joining host Alex Ford to discuss key developments, as well as where RegTech fits into the equation, are two people who know the industry inside out, Pawneet Abramowski (Chief Compliance Officer, CFSB) and Encompass’ Dr Henry Balani.

On this Episode
Dr Henry Balani
Head of Delivery, Customer Success and Support


Pawneet Abramowski
Chief Compliance Officer


Episode #8

Efficiency, transparency and respect

What do the terms efficiency, transparency and respect mean in RegTech? That’s what we discuss in this episode, as our host, Alex Ford, asks some industry figures who know best.

First up, we hear from Kent Mackenzie and Sean Moore, who are on opposite sides of the globe but work together within the risk advisory practice of professional services network Deloitte. They will be breaking down just what these words mean in financial services, while, later in the episode, we delve into the issue from the perspective of the RegTech, as Anastasia Dokuchaeva (Head of Partnerships, ClauseMatch) gives her take.

On this Episode
Kent Mackenzie
Partner, Risk Advisory


Sean Moore
Partner, Risk Advisory


Anastasia Dokuchaeva
Head of Partnerships


Episode #7

The evolution of RegTech and SupTech

In this month’s episode, we delve into RegTech from the view of the regulator, as our host, Alex Ford, speaks with Francesca Hopwood Road (Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics at the Financial Conduct Authority).

Francesca tells us about the FCA’s work with RegTechs, the growing link between RegTech and supervisory technology (SupTech), and more, as she shares her industry insight.

For further reading on the subjects covered in this episode, check out these resources on ‘lessons learnt’ from FCA TechSprints (PDF) and COVID-19 and RegTech.

On this Episode
Francesca Hopwood Road
Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics

Financial Conduct Authority

Episode #6

Innovation and the fight against financial crime

We look at the place of technology in fighting financial crime, as we consider how ready firms are for innovation and reflect on current practices.

Host Alex Ford is joined by Teodora Christova (EMEA Partner Manager, Refinitiv) to focus on their recent research report on the subject, and we also hear from Charles Delingpole (founder and CEO, ComplyAdvantage), who gives us his perspective from the center of the industry.

On this Episode
Teodora Christova
EMEA Partner Manager


Charles Delingpole
CEO and Founder


Episode #5

The role of RegTech in a changing world

We discuss the impact of COVID-19 on our industry, and how RegTech can help organizations adapt and respond.

Joining host Alex Ford are Gus Tomlinson (General Manager, Identity Fraud, GBG), and Alan Samuels (Head of Product, Encompass) who offer their take on what’s happening now, as well as what the future may look like.

On this Episode
Gus Tomlinson
General Manager, Identity Fraud


Alan Samuels
Head of Product


Episode #4

The state of play in Australia

We’re joined by guests Deborah Young (CEO, The RegTech Association), and Stephen Allen, member of the Encompass advisory board and former Executive Director at Macquarie.

Australian financial institutions’ management of their regulatory responsibilities continues to come under the spotlight. This increased scrutiny should lead to much-needed modernisation of business operations in relation to financial crime compliance. We speak to our guests about the state of play within RegTech in Australia, and where companies should be focusing their efforts.

On this Episode
Deborah Young

The RegTech Association

Stephen Allen
Advisory Council


Episode #3

Digital transformation – how can banks succeed?

In this episode, we’re joined by guests Matthew Neill (Managing Director, OpTechs), and digital transformation and fintech influencer, Chris Skinner.

As the role development of FinTech and RegTech continues to accelerate, it is important to know how this will change businesses both now and in the future. We discuss how banks and practitioners are adapting to face organizational challenges.

On this Episode
Chris Skinner

Author and digital transformation influencer

Matthew Neil
Managing Director


Episode #2

How RegTech has earned its seat at the table

In this episode, we’re joined by guests Alex Tame (Global Director, Partners and Content Integration at Dow Jones Risk & Compliance) and Janine Hirt (COO at Innovate Finance).

As regulations ramp up, RegTech is being brought more to the fore. But has the industry really ‘earned its seat at the table’? Our guests’ give us their take on its reputation, growth and why key financial services players are now taking notice.

On this Episode
Alex Tame
Global Director, Partners & Content Integration

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance

Janine Hirt
Chief Operating Officer

Innovate Finance

Episode #1

Setting the scene from Scotland

In this episode, we focus on predictions for the year ahead with a look at 2020’s key drivers for FinTech and its relationship with RegTech, in an interview with guests Stephen Ingledew (CEO, FinTech Scotland) and Lou Smith (FinTech envoy for Scotland).

AML and financial crime expert Dr Henry Balani also gives us insight into what’s ahead in the AML space, as he shares some insight from recent research he conducted into AML fines.

On this Episode
Dr Henry Balani
Head of Delivery Services Group


Stephen Ingledew
Chief Executive Officer

FinTech Scotland

Lou Smith
Chief Digital Officer and HMT Fintech Envoy for Scotland

Lloyd’s of London

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