How Compliance Culture Can Help Cultivate Innovation in the Sanctions Space

In order to create a community for sanctions technology professionals as well as arm those professionals with most up-to-date knowledge in sanctions tech, the ACSS has created the Sanctions Innovation & Technology Taskforce (SITT).

As part of its goal to provide useful resources to sanctions professionals, SITT members are tasked with conducting regular Technology Webinars to keep the sanctions community abreast of all the latest developments in sanctions tech.

In this ACSS Tech Webinar, our expert speakers will discuss the cultural landscape of compliance and how cultivating that culture can serve to improve your team’s mindset, screening skills, and meet client needs.

Duration: 75 minutes

Speakers: Paul McCarthy, Principal, The Mizen Group | Deepa Keswani, Partner, The Mizen Group

Moderator: Anna Sayre CSS, Director of Content, ACSS

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM – 01:15 PM EST

05:00 PM – 06:15 PM London

06:00 PM – 07:15 PM Amsterdam

Topics will include:

  • What is a culture of compliance and why is it so important;
  • Different cultural environments: financial sector vs. corporates;
  • The characteristics of a healthy compliance culture;
  • How we can encourage innovation and technology to serve compliance needs; through a change in culture; and
  • How to bring about cultural change whereby innovative thinking becomes the norm.

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Paul McCarthy

Chief Technology Officer

The Mizen Group

Paul McCarthy is a founder and partner of The Mizen Group and has almost 18 years’ experience in delivering large complex and diverse technology, analytical and governance driven by the singular purpose of using data to effectively manage risk and improve decision making.

Mr. McCarthy is a senior technologist and strategist with experience that has been formed from the vast array of the roles he has held in both in a fulltime and in an advisory capacity with major corporations to technology startups. Mr. McCarthy’s curiosity of data and strong understanding of business and technology facilitate his ability to communicate with all levels of an organization to influence change.

Deepa Keswani, CAMS, CSS

Partner and Director, Compliance Advisory

The Mizen Group

Deepa Keswani is a partner and consultant with The Mizen Group. She leverages her 25+ years of experience in the compliance field to offer advisory services in the AML and sanctions space. Formerly, as a senior compliance executive at Commerzbank, she managed the New York Branch’s Compliance department for 6 years before leading an expanded AML, Anti-Fraud & Sanctions department in New York as Head of Financial Crimes after its merger with Dresdner Bank in 2009. In 2014, she took on the role of Head of Regulatory Compliance managing the Branch’s regulatory relationships.

Deepa participates in industry panels, meet ups, and seminars, on key themes of interest to the AML community. She is CAMS certified and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and its active New York Chapter. She is also a charter member of the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialist (ACSS) and certified sanctions specialist (CSS). In addition, she is a member of the Association of International Bank Audit and Compliance Professionals (AIBACP), Mid Town Regulatory Group, and Financial Women’s Association’s Directorship and Corporate Governance Committee (Co-Chair). She is also a volunteer at the New York League of Independent Bankers (NYLIB).