On November 23 from 9.30 till 12.30 follow online High – Level Workshop “National and Regional KYC Utilities – from concept to implementation” was organized by Finance Latvia Association and ACAMS Baltics Chapter in partnership with Microsoft Baltics and Citadele.

Key topics:

  • to discuss KYC Utilities, how RegTech and technology are being applied to KYC, AML/CFT and TFS programs;
  • to uncover how KYC Utilities contribute to better KYC, AML/CFT and TFS compliance programs;
  • to share experience of different KYC Utilities concepts and developments;
  • to formulate understanding of the next steps to be taken to set-up a pan Baltic or country level KYC Utility.

Agenda

Workshop 1
National and regional KYC Utilities – from concept to implementation (9.00 – 12.30)

09:00 – 09:30 Registration and morning coffee

09:30 – 09:35 Opening remarks
Dimitrijs Trofimovs, State Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Latvia

09:35 – 9:50 Introduction on Shared KYC Utilities program and status of discussions in Latvia
Sanda Liepiņa, CEO, Finance Latvia Association

9:50 – 10:40 Panel discussion on identifying the need for and the necessary research and planning for implementation of KYC Utilities program
Participants:

  • Laila Medin, Deputy State Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Latvia
  • Ilze Znotiņa, Head of Financial Intelligence Unit, Latvia
  • Jānis Lielpēteris, Latvian Chamber of Commerce, Policy Expert
  • Lauris Liepa, Managing Partner, COBALT Latvia
  • Peter Axelsson, Head of Risk Management, Baltic Division, SEB, Sweden

Moderator – Sanda Liepiņa, CEO, Finance Latvia

10:40 – 11:00 Break and networking

11:00 – 11:05 Opening of the session
Renāte Strazdiņa, Country Manager, Microsoft Baltics

11:05 – 11:30 Lessons learned from implementing Shared KYC platforms – vendor knowledge sharing

  • Caitlin Sinclair, Head of Utilities, Risk Managed Services, Refinitiv
  • Bartek Styrnik, Partner, Financial Crime, PwC
  • Liviu Chirita, Director, Financial Crime, PwC

11:30 – 11:45 Technology enablement for compliance and security developing Shared KYC Utilities platform
Andrew Dapre, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft EMEA

11:45 – 12:30 Panel discussion on Lessons learned implementing Shared KYC platforms and suggestions for the way forward with the Latvian KYC Utility project
Participants:

  • Andrew Dapre, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft EMEA
  • Laima Letiņa, Deputy Head of the Legal Department, Register of Enterprises, Latvia
  • Bartek Styrnik, Partner, Financial Crime, PwC
  • Caitlin Sinclair, Head of Utilities, Risk Managed Services, Refinitiv

Moderator – Sanda Liepiņa, CEO, Finance Latvia Association

Workshop Presentations:

Workshop 1

Workshop 2 presentation PDF

Photo gallery from the event

 

 

Contact person: Elīna Logina, Office Manager, Finance Latvia Association, elina.logina@financelatvia.eu, +371 67284528

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