The Sanctions Technology Taskforce (STTF)

The expert forum on the latest trends in sanctions technology

Our goal

As has always been the aim of, 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, has created the Sanctions Technology Taskforce (STTF).

Mission Statement

The mission of the STTF is three-fold:

  1. to share, discuss, and converse with members and the sanctions service provider community on best practices, future developments, and hot trends in sanctions technology;
  2. to assist in creating useful resources for the compliance community, such as: a Comparative Grid of Service Providers, a monthly Technology Column, a Sanctions Technology Best Practices Book; and much more;
    as well as
  3. to become the leading body in the sanctions technology field.

How we work

The STTF meets bi-monthly (every two months) to discuss hot topics in sanctions technology, share insights about the latest upcoming trends that may impact the sanctions technology industry, and promote best practices for sanctions technology service providers.

STTF members contribute by submitting articles to our monthly Technology Column, assisting in the creation of the STTF’s annual Sanctions Technology Best Practices Book,conducting regular Technology Webinars on hot topics in sanctions technology, and consulting on our Comparative Grid of Service Providers.


Joseph M Bognanno III

Chief Innovation Officer

Safe Banking Systems (SBS)


Name Role Company City, State Country
Joseph M Bognanno III Chief Innovation Officer Safe Banking Systems (SBS) Mineola, NY USA
Julie Myers-Wood Chief Executive Officer GuidePost Solutions LLC Washington, D.C. USA
Chrisol Correia Director of Market Planning Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions London UK
Claudia Glawe-Haberland Partner, Business Development & Alliance Management Americas FICO Bensheim Germany
Karen Robertson Global Trade Compliance Officer Uber Technologies, Inc. San Francisco, CA USA
Andrew Davies VP, Global Market Strategy, Financial Crime Risk Management Financial & Risk Management Solutions Fiserv New York, NY USA
Eric Sohn Director of Business Product Dow Jones New York, NY USA
Delia Pawelke OFAC Officer/Financial Crimes Manager Stripe San Francisco, CA USA
Debra Geister Manager Section 2 Financial Intelligence Solutions, LLC New York, NY USA
Noel Brandt VP AML/CTF Compliance Systems & Head of Compliance Analytics Western Union Englewood, CO USA
Jim Richards Founder and Principal RegTech Consulting LLC Walnut Creek, CA USA
Dr. Prasad Chintamaneni Senior Advisor Treliant, LLC New York, NY USA
Varatharaj Sankararaj Director of Financial Crime Matrix-IFS New York, NY USA

QUESTIONS ABOUT MEMBERSHIP? If you have any questions about the STTF or you would like to become an STTF member and contribute to our TaskForce, please send your Resume and a brief Cover Letter explaining your interest and your experience to Anna Sayre by email to: