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About Aneesh Chopra

Chief Technology Officer of the United States (2009-2012);
President, CareJourney

Aneesh Chopra is the president of Care Journey, an open data intelligence service launched by Hunch Analytics, a “hatchery” he co-founded to incubate ideas that improve the productivity of health and education markets.

From 2009 to 2012, Chopra served as the first U.S. Chief Technology Officer and prior to that as Virginia’s fourth Secretary of Technology. His public service focused on better public-private collaboration as described in his book, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government.

In 2011, Chopra was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare,” and in 2008, to Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 in their “Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers” issue. He is a member of the Council on Virginia’s Future who earned his master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School in 1997 and his bachelor’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994.

About Jason Wild

Former Vice President of CEO Co-Innovation and Customer Engagement at Microsoft

Jason Wild, with a distinguished career at Microsoft and Salesforce, specializes in forging strategic relationships and enhancing customer experiences for prestigious brands globally. As Microsoft’s VP of CEO Co-Innovation and Customer Engagement, he led a versatile team focused on co-creation with CEOs, strategic relationship building, and managing Executive Briefing Centers. Previously, as VP of Growth Strategies, he drove over $100B in revenue through global commercial strategies, M&A, and go-to-market innovations. A recognized global business influencer, Wild has contributed to transformative projects across 38 countries and is an active investor and author, collaborating on leadership insights with academia. Click here for more information.

About John Casteel

Associate Director, DF
Investigative Technology & Support

John Casteel is currently the Associate Director for the IRS CI Digital Forensics Lab, after more than 16 years as a Computer Forensic Investigative Analyst (CFIA).  He currently holds multiple degrees and certifications including, MS in Computer Science from the University of Tulsa, IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) , Cisco CCNA with Sec+, EnCE, Sec+, Net+, and Linux+. John enjoys guiding and mentoring the next generation of investigators using advanced techniques and approaches, such as AI/ML.

About Benjamin Teed

Special Agent, Unit Chief, Homeland Security Investigations

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent Benjamin Teed began his law enforcement career in 2001 as a police officer for the Corpus Christi, Texas, Police Department and in 2010 HSI.  In 2014, Special Agent Teed initiated Operation Hydra which utilizes advanced computer-based analytics to innovatively attack high-priority problems across a broad range of HSI’s programmatic areas.  A key focus area for Operation Hydra is attacking the illicit fentanyl supply chain.  In 2017, Special Agent Teed was selected to lead technical aspects of establishing a big data/advanced analytics solution that serves as the platform for the HSI Innovation Lab.  The HSI Innovation Lab serves as the agency’s centralized hub for the development, operations and maintenance of advanced analytics capabilities and enhanced business processes.  Today, Special Agent Teed serves as the Unit Chief managing HSI’s operational support systems.  

About John D. Gill, J.D., CFE

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

John Gill is the President and an advisory board member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He started at ACFE in 1995, founding its research and publications department and later serving as Chief Training Officer. Gill developed the CFE Exam Review Course and has taught it worldwide, alongside training sessions for various organizations. Prior to ACFE, he was an attorney specializing in civil fraud in Austin, Texas. Gill co-authored the Fraud Examiners Manual, contributed to Fraud Magazine, and holds degrees from the University of Arkansas and the University of Texas School of Law. He is also a member of the Austin Chapter of ACFE, Phi Beta Kappa, and the State Bar of Texas.

About Sanjeev Pulapaka

Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Director, Technology Solutions, REI Systems

Sanjeev Pulapaka is a principal solutions architect and Single Threaded Leader for AI/ML in the US Federal Civilian team at Amazon Web Services. He advises customers on AI/ML related solutions that advance their mission. Sanjeev has extensive experience in leading, architecting, and implementing high-impact technology solutions that address diverse business needs in multiple sectors including commercial, federal, and state and local governments. He has an undergraduate degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

About Kathryn Tomasofsky

Executive Director, Money Services Business Association (MSB)

Kathy Tomasofsky, Executive Director of the Money Services Business Association (MSBA) since its inception in 2015, advocates for licensed money transmission and payment entities. With over 30 years in insurance and financial services, her expertise spans senior roles at the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association, USF&G Insurance, and First National Bank of Maryland. Tomasofsky, who has also served on the IAFCI Advisory Board, holds an MS in Management Information Systems, a BA in Business Administration, and a MAT, along with certifications in Project Management and Insurance.

About John Walsh

CEO, SightSpan Inc.

John Walsh, CEO of SightSpan Inc. since 2007, is an industry leader with over 30 years of experience in Risk Management, AML/CTF, and Security. SightSpan, a global consulting and training firm specializing in these areas, operates across the US, Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Walsh has advised directors, CEOs, and government officials worldwide, leading to the implementation of effective financial crime management programs. His prior roles include leadership positions in Wachovia Bank and Bank of America, and as a CEO in commodities trading, with extensive experience in international compliance and security risk management.

Main Theme

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the most anticipated event in the world of financial investigations and artificial intelligence.

Education and Awareness

Keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, showcasing real-world applications of AI in financial investigations.
Equip investigators with knowledge to evaluate and implement AI solutions.

Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration

Networking opportunities, roundtable discussions, case studies presentations.
Accelerate adoption and best practices through shared learning and collaboration.

Skills Development

Hands-on workshops, tutorials, demonstrations of specific AI tools.
Empower investigators to leverage AI effectively in their investigations.

Identifying Challenges and Opportunities

Panel discussions, breakout sessions focused on specific challenges, presentations on emerging trends and best practices.
Develop solutions to overcome challenges, shape regulatory policies, and guide responsible AI adoption.

Building Relationships and Partnerships

Networking events, matchmaking sessions, exhibition booths for technology vendors.
Facilitate collaboration on developing and deploying cutting-edge AI solutions for financial investigations.

Innovative Showcasing

Latest products, services, and technologies to you eager to adopt cutting-edge solutions.

Engaged Public Sectors

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Fraud Detection – Driving the acceptance of AI for financial crime prevention