RegTech Live - Driving Compliance Through Innovation


The DIFC and the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) will host a two day virtual event focusing on regulatory compliance using innovative technologies.
Join us to hear from industry experts speaking about driving efficiency in risk management through automation; the impact of COVID19 on regulatory compliances; digital transformation in the UAE; and mitigating risks in the payments life cycle.
You will also hear a regulatory update from the DFSA and an update on the Future of Finance from the DIFC Authority; as well as seeing demonstrations from technology providers relating to operational risk, sanctions, and transaction monitoring.


Day 1
Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Opening remarks 
  Bryan Stirewalt, Chief Executive Officer, DFSA
Keynote - “The Future of Compliance”
  Collin Lobo, Regional Chief Compliance Officer, HSBC

Panel discussion - “Driving efficient risk management through automation”
  Moderated by Lawrence Paramasivam, Director, Strategy, Policy, and Risk, DFSA

  • Abi-Gail Marshman, Assistant Director - Compliance and Examination, UAE Central Bank
  • Sohail Zubairi, Senior Advisor, Dubai Islamic Economic Development Council
  • Eric Hoffer, Co-Founder, Starling Trust 
  • Paul Kayrouz, Head of Fintech, Blockchain & Emerging Technologies, PwC Middle East

Introduction to Demonstrations
Technology Solution Provider Demonstrations

  Will Rich, Senior Vice President, Kharon
  Eric Hoffer, Co-Founder, Starling Trust
Panel Discussion - “C19 and the impact on regulatory compliance – a new paradigm for the 21st century or business as usual”
  Moderated by Emily Southoun, Legal Director, DLA Piper


  • Will Rick, Senior Vice President, Kharon
  • Caroline Ngig, Head, Conduct, Financial Crime Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank 
  • Aejaz Ahmed, Partner, Deloitte

Closing remarks
  Justin Baldacchino, Managing Director, Supervision, DFSA

Day 2
Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Keynote - “Digital transformation in the UAE”
  Maitha Al Blooshi, eService Provisioning Officer, Smart Dubai
Panel Discussion - "Mitigating risks in payments”

  Moderated by McKinsey & Company


  • Simon Dix, Founder & CEO, DX Compliance
  • Avere Hill, Co-Founder & CEO EMEA, Cynopsis
  • Nandini Bhattacharyya, Head - Trade Product, ICICI

Introduction to Demonstrations
RegTech Solution Provider Demonstrations

  Avere Hill, Co-Founder & CEO EMEA, Cynopsis
  Simon Dix, Founder & CEO, DX Compliance
Presentation - “DIFCA, DFSA & the Future of Finance” and Q&A
  Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, DIFC Authority 
  Peter Smith, Managing Director, Policy, Strategy, and Risk, DFSA
  Justin Baldacchino, Managing Director, Supervision, DFSA
Closing remarks
  Justin Baldacchino, Managing Director, Supervision, DFSA


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