Trade Compliance Tech Forum 2021

Trade Compliance
Tech Forum 2021

Join our Tech Forum on the 21st & 22nd of September 2021 in Munich.

Thanks to our sponsors
for supporting this event.

Who's Presenting

All speakers have been or are going through the process of implementing some form of emerging tech into their compliance programs.

Connecting People

Feedback was overwhelming from the inaugural event, industry wants to meet specialists who can share their knowledge.

Why Attend

Bringing compliance, IT & data analytics specialists together to learn from each other, there is no other event quite like it.

About this event

There is a digital revolution taking place right now in compliance. Some are ahead others waiting to follow but one thing is certain, it is happening and will change the way we operate in the near and distant future.

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Watch the keynote from last year about technology in a changing world

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These are your speakers for Trade ComplianceTech Forum 2021.

Ms. Mandy Chessell

Distinguished Engineer, IBM (confirmed)

Mr. Philip Ankel

Partner, Head of Controlling & Finance Assurance, North America, Siemens (confirmed)

Ms. Tiffany A. Archer

Regional Ethics & Compliance Officer, Panasonic Avionics Corporation (confirmed)

Ms. Danuta
Sicha-Colon

Head of ECC Review and Monitoring, Siemens Healthineers AG (confirmed)

Mr. Christian Schmidt

Regional Director EMEA Global Customs and Trade Compliance, Adient (confirmed)

Mr. Matthias Schubert

Compliance Business Partner Integrity, Daimler AG (confirmed)

Mr. Anwar Mirza

Data Strategy & Governance, FedEx Express (confirmed)

Ms. Szilvia Andriasik

Compliance Manager, Bilfinger SE (confirmed)

Mr. Markus Seelos

Head of IT ECC, Siemens Healthineers AG (confirmed)

Ms. Anna Karasikowa

Group Compliance (IL/CMB), Business Partner Integrity Due Diligence Process, Daimler AG (confirmed)

Mr. Patrick Henz

Committee Member, IEEE Digital Reality Initiative (confirmed)

Mr. Carl Wocke

Chief Executive Officer, Merlynn Intelligence Technologies (confirmed)

Mr. Jim Huish

Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation, FTI Consulting (confirmed)

Mr. Christian Völkel

Assistant Director - Teamleader Corporates, Bureau van Dijk (confirmed)

Mr. Scott Jones

Principal, TradeSecure LLC (confirmed)

Mr. Matt Galvin

Global VP, Ethics & Compliance, Anheuser-Busch InBev (confirmed)

Mr. Hugo Veazey

Director, Anti Financial Crime Solutions, Bureau van Dijk (confirmed)

Ms. Erika Trujillo

Manager, Trade Compliance Advisory, Deloitte (confirmed)

Ms. Selin Yavuz

Senior Proposition Manager, Thomson Reuters (confirmed)

Ms. Desi Eneva

Director, Data & Analytics, FTI Consulting (confirmed)

Event Schedule

08:00 - 09:00

Registration opens, welcome refreshments and networking in the Exhibition Hall

09:00 - 09:05

Chairperson’s opening address

Mr. Michael Knowles, Director, Nielsonsmith

09:05 - 09:50

Platform Technology & the Impact for Compliance

  • What is Platform Technology?
  • How it impacts compliance?
  • Why Platform Tech matters?

Mr. Christian Schmidt, Regional Director EMEA Global Customs and Trade Compliance, Adient

09:50 - 10:45

Ethics & Artificial Intelligence

Ms. Tiffany A. Archer, Regional Ethics & Compliance Officer, Panasonic Avionics Corporation

10:45 - 11:10

The Fast Five – 5 solution providers – 5 minute interviews

Five solutions providers will be interviewed for 5 minutes on stage to highlight how they can help you.
 
  • Who are you?
  • What do you do?
  • How can you help?
  • Why are you a leader?
  • What is the biggest hurdle in implementing emerging tech?

11:10 - 11:30

Morning refreshment break and networking in the Exhibition Hall

11:30 - 12:15

Using Digital (-ized) Expertise in Screening Compliance Workflow – Phase Two (the follow up to the last year’s presentation)

Mr. Carl Wocke, Managing Director, Merlynn Intelligence Technologies
Mr. Scott Jones, Fellow at the Stimson Center and President of TradeSecure LLC

The speakers will explain the use of Tacit Object Modelling (TOM) to enhance decision making for managing a range of transactional risks. Using case studies from the financial and homeland security sectors, the speakers will also demonstrate a pilot model for creating virtual experts to manage export control risks. Carl and Scott will discuss how they have developed TOM in the field: US Customs and financial sector (AML and PEP screenings). They are also developing an export control screening risk manager with an AI back-end that will be piloted at the conference.

12:15 - 13:00

The BrewRight Platform

Mr. Matt Galvin, Global VP, Ethics & Compliance, Anheuser-Busch InBev

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Breakout Sessions – 3 sessions running concurrently

    • Session One – Open Metadata & Governance

      Mandy will describe the systemic technical challenges that organizations must overcome to support regulations such as GDPR and how a new open source project called Egeria is making use of open standards to tackle these challenges.

      Egeria provides a free-to-use solution that enables the sharing
      of knowledge between people and process that use different tools and technologies:

      • Increasing agility, collaboration and the availability of relevant data when making decisions
      • Breaking down silos between traditional technologies such as data and applications; applications and infrastructure management; security and data
      • Providing lineage and traceability for decisions and actions with point-in-time queries
       

      During the presentation Mandy will illustrate how this type of technology can change the balance between cost and value so that individuals and departments are more successful when they operate in a compliant manner than if they try to circumvent it.
          Ms. Mandy Chessell, Distinguished Engineer, IBM       

  • Session Two – How can automated onboarding and ongoing KYC improve the client experience
    • Straight-trough processing of KYC data
    • Manage KYC by ‘exception’
    • Robust, efficient and scalable KYC processesMr. Christian Voelkel, Assistant Director – Teamleader Corporates
      Mr. Hugo Veazey,Director, Anti Financial Crime Solutions. 

  • Session Three  – Interactive workshop on the proactive use of Management Information across the supply chain
    Mr. Jim Huish, Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation.
    Ms. Desi Eneva, Director, Data & Analytics.   

15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon refreshment break and networking in the Exhibition Hall

15:30 - 16:15

Compliance’s Key Role in Industry 4.0

Mr. Patrick Henz, Committee Member, EEE Digital Reality Initiative
 
  • Generation Z are System-Thinkers: Compliance Officer must explain the “whys” to transparent how the “dots connect”
  • Rise of Home-Office / Gig-Economy à A loss of corporate culture must be compensated with higher soft-skills of the Compliance Officer
  • Continuous learning and regular contact with universities (MOOCs) lead to a different mindset, including opportunities, but also risks.
  • Digitalization of Knowledge supports to program training when needed
  • The Owl Principle: The “armed” Compliance Officer
  • The Human AI-Team vs. Sensors & Surveillance
  • Automation of Compliance: “Information is not Knowledge”
  • Digital Counsellor

16:15 - 17:00

Inside Pandora ́s box: Detection and prediction of compliance irregularities in large- scale data

Ms. Szilvia Andrasik, Compliance Officer, Bilfinger SE
  • Why are data and access to data indispensable elements of Compliance Risk Assessments, Compliance Risk Management and Compliance Management Systems?
  • How do I know which compliance field needs the most attention or requires immediate action? Comprehensive, risk-based scoring model with “focus needed” and “action needed” compliance attention points and interactive presentation methods in Microsoft Power BI
  • Applicability of linear timeline analysis: one step closer to projection of future compliance violations and predictive analysis
  • Further applicability of statistical methods inspired by Benford ́s Law and Hidden Markov Model to detect anomalies in large-scale data

17:00 - 17:30

Interactive Panel Discussion

Delegates will have the opportunity to spark debate with the panel.

Ms. Erika Trujillo, Manager, Global Trade Advisory, Deloitte
Mr. Phil Ankel, Partner, Head of Controlling & FInance Assurance, North America, Siemens
Mr. Matt Galvin, Global VP, Ethics & Compliance, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Mr. Christian Schmidt, Regional Director EMEA, Global CUstoms and Trade Compliance, Adient

17:30 - 17:35

Chairman’s Day One closing remarks

End of Day One

08:00 - 08:55

Early refreshments and networking in the Exhibition Hall

08:55 - 09:00

Chairperson’s opening address

Mr. Michael Knowles, Director, Nielsonsmith

09:00 - 10:00

Data Science to measure Program Effectiveness

Reserve for an industry Speaker

  • Effectiveness is not reality
  • A set of new metrics is possible
  • From monitoring output to predictive effectiveness
  • Practical use case (without complex data science)

10:00 - 11:00

Finding Risks and Blocking Bad Transactions – Using Data Analytics to Audit/Manage Risk in the Software Business

Mr. Philip Ankel, Partner, Head of Controlling & Finance Assurance North America, Siemens
 
  • Using “Who-is Lookup” and other open sources to find customer locations and true identities
  • Managing information overload in conducting mass reviews of downloads and customers
  • Is “blocking sales” enough? Considerations in the SaaS context

11:00 - 11:30

Morning refreshment break and networking in the Exhibition Hall​

11:30 - 12:30

AI & Due Diligence – a case study

Ms. Anna Karasikowa, Group Compliance (IL/CMB), Business Partner Integrity Due Diligence Process, Daimler AG
Mr. Matthias Schubert, Compliance Business Partner Integrity, Daimler AG

 
  • Tools for reducing manual tasks
  • Ensure continuous data updating
  • Permanent monitoring of business partners

12:30 - 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 - 15:00

Breakout Sessions – 3 sessions running concurrently

  • Session One — Post-Brexit trading environment: How technology can ensure compliance and supply chain efficiency:
    • Product classification with AI and machine learning
    • Enhancing trade operations by automating the classification process
    • Sending electronic communications to customs
    • Data analytics to identify cost-saving opportunities and address potential compliance weaknesses
      Ms. Selin Yavuz, Senior Proposition Manager, Thomson Reuters 
  • Session Two – DATA – The (new) business imperative
    This insightful keynote speech will summarise the roadmap journey from Enterprise Business Strategy to Data Strategy to Business Initiatives to related Data Projects to Business Value.For companies at the cutting edge and starters alike, this session will show how getting Data initiatives positioned appropriately, is imperative to the gradual building up of an Enterprise’s Data Capabilities.The session will highlight some key drivers to make Data a business critical imperative
  • A digestible Data Governance program, framework and methodology that is embedded into the core of a company’s foundation
  • Data Quality controls and impact assessment tools, to improve reliability of business insights
  • Data-as-a-Service approaches for embedding service mentality within Data Management departments
  • Guidelines for changing the responsibilities of key (IT & Business) roles within an organisation
  • Sustained and Enterprise-wide Data Literacy to ensure C-suite support

    Mr. Anwar Mirza, Data Strategy & Governance, FedEx Express
  •  
  • Session Three

15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon refreshment break and networking in the Exhibition Hall

15:30 - 16:15

Monitoring and Reporting of ECC Data

Ms. Danuta Sicha-Colon, Head of ECC Review and Monitoring, Siemens Healthineers AG
Mr. Markus Seelos, Head of IT ECC, Siemens Healthineers AG

  • IT- Setup (from 2.0 to 4.0)
    • KPI definition
    • AV management board
    • Risk management board (e.g. export control DB)
    • Predictive analysis
    • MIA (trade compliace data/reports/…
  • Update from inaugural conference : Reporting & Reporting
    • KPI definition
    • AV management board
    • Risk management board (e.g. export control DB)
    • Predictive analysis
    • MIA (trade compliace data/reports/…)

16:15 - 16:20

Chairman’s remarks

End of Conference

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