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    Using Digital Identification to Fight Financial Crime


    Toronto Compliance & AML Events (TCAE) is delighted to introduce this week’s guest speaker Eugenio (Gene) DiMiraGene, a well-known financial crime and digital ID subject matter expert to provide us with depth knowledge and understanding on how using digital identification can help us fight financial crime. During this session, Gene will define and help us understand what Digital Identification is, the benefits of using these technology tools and why the FATF Digital ID Guidance and governments are empowering its use.  In this session you will benefit from understanding how to assess different digital tools and what are the right questions to ask to form your risk assessment, using the DIACC Directory of Products That Assess Identification Documents & Verify Identity as a case study.

    Learning Outcome

    • FATF Digital ID Guidance
      • Reliable Sources 
      • Risk-based approach tied to levels of identity assurance
      • Global trends and why do we care?
    • Digital Identity tools in use
      • Integration into programs fighting financial crime
      • Areas to watch not solved by digital identity
      • Next steps
    • Ask Gene Anything?


    Eugenio (Gene) DiMiraGene | Head of Global Compliance, AMLATF Program, Manulife Gene DiMira CAMS-Audit is a leader in Manulife’s Global Anti-Money Laundering Program supporting Canada, US (John Hancock) and 12 countries in Asia. He takes an innovative approach to solving complex problems; balancing the needs of the customer while driving business success within insurance, securities and banking. At the forefront of the financial services AMLATF industry discussions in Canada and internationally, he is influencing evolving areas including Enterprise Digital ID (Individual & Entity transparency including a published whitepaper and article) and the application of risk-based approaches to program design. In Gene’s career, he has supported FATF global guidance (RBA for Insurance) and for enterprises has developed AMLATF, Privacy and Records Management programs including risk assessments and redesigns. Prior to Manulife, he managed information systems and continued into operations, projects and controls management. Gene actively learns from and shares his expertise within industry working groups, training webinars and conferences to support the fight against proceeds of crime.


    Souzan Esmaili | Founder, TCAE Souzan Esmaili has over 14 years of international experience in consultancy and training with a focus on Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and RegTech. She worked for various financial institutions and consultancies in Dubai and Toronto. She is currently working with one of the international banks in Toronto and covering the Anti-Bribery and Corruption program for Canada and Latin America. Prior to moving to Canada, Souzan worked as a senior consultant and assisted her clients to understand their compliance needs, advised on meeting regulatory requirements and managed a multitude of remediation projects. She has acted as the Compliance Officer and MLRO for a number of firms regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and advised extensively on matters related to Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). In October 2019, Souzan created Toronto Compliance and AML Events (TCAE) with a passion to help the AML and Compliance professionals to connect and inform them of relevant events based in Toronto. In March 2020, Souzan launched The Knowledge Series where she brings international industry experts and thought leaders to share their knowledge and experience with the AML and Compliance professionals around the world. Souzan holds an MBA from the American University of Sharjah, a Post Graduate Diploma in GRC from Manchester Business School (UK), a Certified Anti Money Launder Specialist (CAMS) and FinTech Program certificate from Oxford University (UK).    

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    Sep 24 2021


    10:00 am - 11:00 am


    Toronto Compliance & AML Events


    Toronto Compliance & AML Events