Upcoming Webinar

FREE! Hot Trends in Cutting-Edge Sanctions Technology

Date:  Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Time:  12:00 PM – 01:15 PM EST (New York),
5:00 PM – 6:15 PM GMT (London), 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM CET (Amsterdam)

As has always been the aim of SanctionsAlert.com, we wish to not only provide the best training and development for sanctions professionals, but to arm sanction professionals with the know-how needed to carry out their daily duties with the upmost efficiency and effectiveness. To that end, SanctionsAlert.com has created the Sanctions Technology Taskforce (STTF).

In addition to providing various useful resources to the compliance community, STTF members are tasked with conducting regular Technology Webinars to keep the sanctions community abreast of all the latest developments in sanctions technology.

In this SanctionsAlert.com STTF webinar, our sanctions technology experts will discuss the recent trends in sanctions technology and how such technologies can be applied to your business in order to make day-to-day compliance duties more efficient.

Our experts will discuss:

  • The growth of “reputational risk” as a concern for FIs and non-FIs, and how advanced analytics and ML can be leveraged to mitigate that risk;
  • Moving away from “rules based” analytics in screening of accounts and transactions, and the use of machine learning for better risk management and automation;
  • how recent developments in screening methods and software can improve your day-to-day compliance strategy; and
  • how new tech platforms can help to effectively tune your business’s sanctions processes and operations.


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Debra Geister
Navigator Consulting Group, LLC

photogeisterMs. Geister has spent 15 years in a leadership role in banking compliance and in a vendor capacity. She launched Navigator Consulting Group, LLC. to help companies focus on identifying improved processes surrounding analysis and detection of risk and opportunities. Her team identifies and implements effective detection process and systems and other opportunities for effective, improved business process through convergence, improved investigation practices, typology management and similar areas. In addition, the teams Ms. Geister employs leverage her success in consumer-focused product building and management by helping companies build effective products for the Financial Services sector. Ms. Geister spent three years as Senior Vice President, leading the combined Fraud and Bank Secrecy Act Unit at a Financial Institution. She also spent 15 years in Consulting, Operations and Product Management for Wolters-Kluwer Financial Services and LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

Joseph M Bognanno III
Chief Innovation Officer
Safe Banking Systems

Joseph joined Safe Banking Systems in April 2018 and is spearheading the process for developing, managing and implementing new ideas and innovation throughout SBS. He will also be responsible for change management and participating in the development of strategic partnerships.

He brings a broad perspective to his CIO role, having worked as practitioner, solutions vendor and regulator.  Prior to joining SBS, Joseph served as SVP, Head of Global Risk Analytics at HSBC and was responsible for all transaction monitoring and name screening analytics. He managed teams engaged in all aspects of model governance in relation to AML analytics, design, development, optimization, model validation and remediation.

Previously, he held various positions at anti-money laundering solutions provider NICE Actimize and spent seven years in the U.S. Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance (OTA).  At OTA, he worked as Senior Advisor on Economic Crimes, and U.S. Treasury Attaché liaison to the South American FATF to engage with the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Department of State, USAID, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Organization of American States, the Financial Action Task Force and other organizations to provide information technology solutions to combat financial crime through technical assistance programs.

Joseph has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. More than 15 years have been spent within the Compliance industry, working to mitigate money laundering and other financial crime risks through the use of technology specific to AML/FCC initiatives. He has provided training, technical assistance, and guidance to both public and private sectors in over 40 countries.

As an AML subject matter expert, he has spoken at various industry events, notably ACAMS and FATF Plenaries, and has provided expert AML/CFT commentary to a number of international publications.

Joseph is also the co-chair of the New York City Alumni Club for The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com

This Live Webinar is Included in the SanctionsAlert.com Membership. SanctionsAlert.com Members will receive an email with log in details one day before the Webinar. These are also posted on the SanctionsAlert.com Platform. After the Live Webinar, SanctionsAlert.com Members can also view this webinar on-demand on our Platform.

Attendee Testimonials


Bank of America

“Great knowledge from the presenters and the content was relevant”
— José R. Fernandez, Bank of America – Charlotte, NC, USA


Wells Fargo

“Great coverage of information”
— Cathy Swindell-Smith, Wells Fargo – Charlotte, NC, USA


Axa Equitable Life Insurance Company

“It was very informative. The speakers were clear and the information was disseminated in a clear, concise manner.”
— Nicolette Douglas, Axa Equitable Life Insurance Company – New York, NY, USA



“The content was excellent and easy to understand. The presenters did a great job!”
— Susan Wilson, RBC – Toronto, Canada


Comerico Bank

“Both speakers were exceptionally knowledgeable and provided practical information regarding the sanctions changes”
— Adam Hermes, Comerico Bank – Livonia, USA