Olympic Silver Medalist, MA Performance Psychologist, Barkley University Graduate
Sara won a Silver Olympic medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with the time of 1.54.97, being the second woman to ever drop below the 1.55 mark. As a 3-time NCAA team champion, she graduated with a degree in Psychology at the University of California Berkeley. Later she earned her Masters degree in Performance Psychology in San Diego, graduating with honors. Her masters thesis focused on Aviation Psychology, exploring the effect of mindfulness training in airline pilots. When Sara pursued brain research at University of California San Diego, she studied US Navy Seals, Marines and Olympic Athletes, focusing on exploring neural mechanisms of optimal performance, resilience and stress coping mechanisms. As a co-author, Sara has been published in two research journals- Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience and Biological Psychology. Later, she took up a work as an intern at the Emirates Airlines psychology department in Dubai, where she built her own mental training program for airline pilots. After taking on multiple projects around the world, like joining a startup in Oslo and preparing four Norwegian girls to row across the Atlantic, she decided to return back home to Slovenia, where she now lectures and mentally prepares performers of various backgrounds for optimal performance within their field. She is teaching how the brain works sports and business people, as well as schoolchildren, all in a relatable, practical and fun way.
At the conference, she shared how to manage stress and anxiety around compliance and risk, as well as what is it in our brain that drives bad behavior, how to recognize most common triggers and positively influence these complex brain mechanisms.
Group Compliance Officer at RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG
Manfred Klika has been Compliance Officer of the RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG Group since July 2013. He designed and implemented the Compliance Management System of the RWA, focusing on antitrust compliance. In his function, he holds in-house training courses in Austria and abroad. He has a total of 14 years of professional experience as a trainee lawyer (with Austrian bar exam) and as a corporate lawyer. He is also a certified Compliance Officer and has recently completed an LLM in Competition Law at the QMUL in London.
He spoke about how do algorithms and big data affect competition in various ways and raise questions concerning all three pillars of competition law.
Managing Director at Impact on Integrity
Murray has built a reputation for delivering impactful training and consulting, linking compliance and integrity to engagement, performance and profitability.
His professional experience includes eleven years in legal and compliance with Airbus S.A.S. in France, prior to which he worked for the law firms Allens Arthur Robinson in Sydney and Denton Wilde Sapte in London. He holds an M.A. (Hons) in International Relations and German from the University of St Andrews, postgraduate qualifications from The College of Law and BPP Law School in London and the Global Executive MBA from IESE Business School.
Murray has written and presented for organisations in Spain, UK and the US and previously served as Chair of the ECOA Global Business Interest Group. He is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the ICA. He speaks English, French, German and Spanish and is based in Madrid.
At the conference, Murray presented requirements of the recent EU Whistelblowers protection Directive and how can you best use technology in effective compliance help-line management practice and the related global best practices.
Senior Consultant,PWC’s Data Analytics Global Centre of Excellence, Czech Republic
Jan Šimbera is a Senior Consultant in PwC’s Data Analytics Global Centre of Excellence, Prague. He led the global technical development of PwC’s Responsible AI Toolkit. He is currently finishing his PhD in geospatial data analytics.
Artificial Intelligence is expected to become a major value driver in the coming years, but managing the automated decision-making it entails to maintain ethical integrity and regulatory compliance is a major challenge across industries. In his presentation, Jan will look at the major ethical and legal principles of AI applications.
He reviewed the risks of bias, unexplainability and instability in AI solutions and discuss ways to mitigate them while maintaining the performance of AI-powered solutions.
Prof. Dr. TIMOTEJ JAGRIČ
Professor at Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Maribor, CQRM
Timotej Jagrič is full professor of applied economics and econometrics and full professor of finance. He works at University of Maribor, at the Department for Finance and is Head of the Institute for Finance and Banking. He gives classes on undergraduate, graduate and PhD level on universities in and outside Slovenia. He was visiting researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin in the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 649 “Economic Risk”. He has worked as chairmen of the supervisory board of the largest re-insurance company in Slovenia, as member of the Strategic council of the government of the Republic of Slovenia, and as advisor for many government and other public institutions in CEE region. He is actively working as consultant in the field of risk management, health economics and artificial intelligence. He has published papers in top ranked journals and actively participates on scientific and professional conferences around the world. Timotej Jagrič received his first PhD from University of Maribor and his second PhD from University of Primorska. He is Certified in Quantitative Risk Management (CQRM).
At the conference Timotej discussed does using AI in risk management make a difference and present some best practices.
Adjunct Faculty at IE University
Sally is an international commercial lawyer and certified compliance and ethics professional. She has extensive experience in Russia, as well as the US and Europe. Always interested in cultural issues, organizational change and people’s behavior, she is collecting, studying, sharing and applying stories on how to build and use corporate culture to protect reputation and enhance brand value. She is also a member of an exam committee for the Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional – International certification and regular contributor to “Compliance and Ethics Professional” magazine. She is currently teaching compliance at law school, at IE University in Spain.
Sally presented her favorite stories about good and bad behavior from her compliance experiences and lessons learned. Relating, she also shared her views on how can technology support compliance and risk management and how this influences our profession.
AML/Financial Crime Prevention Course Director, International Compliance Association (ICA)
Tim joined the ICT (International Compliance Training) from the Gambling Commission where, as AML lead, he was responsible for AML regulatory and supervisory activity. This was preceded by thirty years in UK Law Enforcement spanning the police, Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and National Crime Agency (NCA). Other roles included oversight of the UK’s INTERPOL & EUROPOL central bureaus, and, working with the Serious Fraud Office in the investigation of complex fraud. Countering the threat of money laundering has been a recurrent theme throughout Tim’s career. He established money laundering investigation teams across the UK, developed innovative tactics to counter the threat, and worked with multiple domestic and international partners to track and eliminate laundering at source.
Tim spoke about corruption as global risk and he presented, what it means to be compliant with the extra-territorial anti-bribery laws, showing us how does UK Bribery Act effect European companies.
Head of Project Group for New Economy and Blockchain Technologies at Ministry of Economic Development and Technology, UNECE expert and Head of Delegation for Slovenia
Nena Dokuzov is a Head of the project group for New economy and Blockchain technologies at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology. She coordinated the preparation and implementation of the Action Plan for Blockchain technologies, which was adopted by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia in June 2018, with the purpose to start the preparation and implementation of regulatory framework for blockchain Technology in Slovenia and Europe. She is a member of European Blockchaih Partnership (EBP) as a representative of Slovenia. EBP is organized under European Commission (DG CNECT) and is primarilly focused into development of European Blockchain Services Infrastructure with the possible use of applications – use cases (digital identity, diplomas, taxation, notarization and authentication, etc) of European and global importance. She is also a member of government advisory body of INATBA – International Blockchain Association. She is a Head of Delegation of the Republic of Slovenia at UNECE/CEFACT and co-created An UNECE White paper on Blockchain Technology for SDGs 2030 as an UNECE expert.
She is also an expert of social entrepreneuership, social innovation and impact, as she was Head of department of Social entrepreneurship, cooperatives and economic democracy at the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology and a member of European Commission Expert group on social entrepreneurship (GECES) as representative of Republic of Slovenia. As Cohesion policy expert she was a Head of department for EU funds and a Head of department for the management system and controls at Managing Authority for EU funds. She has strong entrepreneuership/industrial experiences as she was a director of affiliate office of an airline in Slovenia and a route manager at Slovenian national Airline Adria Airways. She was also Director of the institution – Center of European Space technologies Herman Potočnik Noordung. She is experienced person with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in Policy Analysis, Analytical Skills, Government, Strategic Planning, and Marketing Strategy. Strong engineering professional with a Master’s degree focused in Business Administration and Management, General from Faculty of economics, Ljubljana.
She spoke about different social, economic and legal aspects of blockchain technology. In addition, she presented the effect which blockchain technology will have on all aspects of life and work in the future and what are the activities of European Union at establishing european blockchain infrastructure for the year 2019-2020.
Specialist in financial crime technology, PwC Czech Republic
Manager Advisory, PwC Slovenia
Lukaš has been working on financial crime projects (AML, Sanctions, fraud detection and prevention) for banks globally, including also Slovenia and Serbia. And Oliver is a manager in Forensic Services at PWC Consulting in Slovenia and is Head of Financial Crime for Slovenia, with over 19 years of professional experience in Slovenia, France and UK. His main filed of expertise are fraud investigation and prevention, regulatory compliance and due diligence.
At the conference they focused on the use of analytics and technology in optimising the management of financial crime risks (primarily AML, but also relevant for Sanctions compliance and fraud detection).
Senior Director, Digital Diplomacy at Microsoft
As part of the Digital Diplomacy team at Microsoft, Kaja leads Microsoft work on issues related to international peace and stability to advance trust in the computing ecosystem. Previously, she led Microsoft’s international cybersecurity policy work in an effort to develop policies that support development, growth, and innovation, and advance security, privacy, and trust in the information age. Before joining Microsoft, Kaja led the APCO Worldwide’s technology practice in Seattle; directing public affairs and communication work for consultancy’s clients in this space. She holds a Bachelor of Science in international relations and history, and a Master of Science in European politics, both from the London School of Economics.
At the conference Kaja presented the evolving role of artificial intelligence, opportunities and challenges of the future.
Group Compliance Officer for Scandlines, member of the Executive Committee of a German Compliance association (BCM)
At the Danish-German ferry operator Scandlines, Jenny is responsible for Compliance Management, Enterprise Risk Management and the coordination of the Internal Audit activities. Preceding this responsibility, she held various positions in internal controls, Sarbanes Oxley compliance and internal audit; including as Senior Internal Auditor at Skandia/Old Mutual (Berlin), Sarbanes Oxley/Internal Control Systems Officer at Siemens (Paris) and Sarbanes Oxley Consultant at AXA (Paris). Following her studies of International Business and Information Technology, she obtained an MBA in Governance, Risk, Compliance and Fraud Management. She is Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner. Further, she is a member of the Executive Committee of a German Compliance association (BCM) and a deputy lead of a working group of the German Institute of Internal Auditors (DIIR). She publishes articles around Compliance, Internal Audit and data protection.
She’s currently doing research regarding the impact of digitalization on Compliance management and discussed this at the conference.
Lawyer at Jadek & Pensa Law Firm
Aljaž studied law at Ljubljana Faculty of Law. He now works as a lawyer at Jadek & Pensa Law Firm. They had recently established J&P NewTech team, which deals particularly with new technologies. Aljaž is the head of blockchain legal experts, and has introduced and implemented the first product based on blockchain technology to the workflow of the law firm. He is a dedicated blockchain legal expert who provides modern and business-oriented legal solutions for business and state institutions. He works as a recognized expert at the national level with various authorities to promote forward-looking regulatory environment for blockchain projects. He gave several lectures and provided workshops for different audiences, like blockchain community, companies, judges, attorneys, students. Aljaž cooperates with other experts at Jadek & Pensa law firm, who specialize in other legal fields such as corporate governance in order to have an in-depth insight into the related legal fields and to promote suitable regulatory environment for blockchain technologies.
Aljaž is also a member of the management board and head of the regulatory working group at the Slovenian Blockchain Think Thank, a non-government organization that promotes the use of the blockchain technology in different fields and educates about this technology. He led the preparation of the Guidelines for Performance of ICO in Slovenia.
At the round table, Aljaž discussed the general state of the regulation of new technologies and new business models. He supplemented this with illustrating concrete activities, which are taking place in this respect in Slovenia. From the international floor, Aljaž introduced concepts of ‘smart contracts’ and ‘decentralized autonomous organizations’ and the influence of these new solutions on companies and the market. However, in order to safely implement these solutions, an appropriate legal structure is needed. At the round table, Aljaž tried to illustrate challenges, which we need to overcome on our way to the era of general use of these new technologies.
Risk Solution Consultant, Refinitiv
Christopher studied history and law at Arizona State University. He has years of compliance experience in both the first and second lines of defense. He currently works for Refinitiv helping clients fight financial crime and meet their regulatory obligations.
At the conference, he was analyzing representative examples of money laundering throughout history. What do these stories have in common and how is the risk of laundering money and financing terrorism changing with new technologies.
Prof. Dr. RENE SCHMIDPETER
Professor at IEDC and Cologne Business School, director at the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM), cofounder of M3trix Management Consulting
Rene is a lecturer at esteemed business schools and holds the Dr. Juergen Meyer Chair of International Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. He is practising, researching and teaching on international perspectives of CSR, Sustainability and Social Innovation and has nearly 20 years of experiences in the field. Recently he is consulting major corporations in car industry and other in support of their sustainable business transformation.
At the conference, Rene was moderating the executive panel and shared his intriguing views about human nature and technology and how does this interconnect with corporate ethics and sustainable future.
PhD in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at Institute of Slovenian Ethnology, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Founder and Executive Advisor at EASA Applied Anthropology Network
Dan Podjed, PhD, is an applied anthropologist from Slovenia, devoted to developing people-friendly and environmentally responsible technologies. He is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, a Researcher at the Institute for Innovation and Development of the University of Ljubljana, and an Assistant Professor for Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Arts. He has led many applied and interdisciplinary projects (DriveGreen, Invisible Life of Waste, etc.) and has been involved in development of several ethnography-based IT solutions (MOBISTYLE, TripleA-reno, U-CERT, etc.). He founded the EASA Applied Anthropology Network (served as convenor from 2010 to 2018) and co-founded Why the World Needs Anthropologists, the main European meeting of applied anthropologists, annually organised since 2013. His recent book, Seen, which explains why we like watching others and being watched in return, was published in 2019.
At the conference, he discussed what are the ethical aspects of technology.
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