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Learn about the risks & fraud in FinTech!

SHEPPARD MULLIN 379 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
TUESDAY, JULY 18 2017 6:30 PM — 8:30 PM

Join us for a panel of experts on the risks & fraud in FinTech!

Abhishek Agarwal is the founder and CEO of Croudify. At Croudify he is responsible for Product Development, Biz Dev and Model development.  Croudify is a ML & AI based startup that provides intelligence for online lending investments.  Abhishek has nearly 15 years of product and finance experience building his career at Montgomery Securities, Bank of America and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Abhishek was instrumental in building first comprehensive Operational Risk modeling and collection framework at Bank of America. He also played a key role in cleaning up the distressed RMBS portfolio from Countrywide and Merrill Lynch.  Abhishek holds an MBA from The Wharton School and is a CFA charter Holder. He is also a certified Financial Risk Manager and has en engineering degree from IIT, Kharagpur.

 

Naddav Paran, CPA, CFE, CAMS is a management consultant at TM Financial Forensics LLC, specializing in forensic accounting.  He is a partner of the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force and holds licenses and certificates as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.  His practice primarily focuses on supporting commercial litigation through the calculation of economic damages, investigating fraud, and investigating regulatory compliance matters.  His clients span across many industries and include financial institutions, technology companies and government contractors.  In addition to his work as a forensic accountant, Mr. Paran serves in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, where he participates in federal law enforcement and anti-terror missions.

Olga Zlatkova, Signifyd graduated from University of Sofia, Bulgaria with a degree in Political science, specialized in Comparative politics. She travelled and lived on 3 continents (Europe, Africa and North America). Started her career in 2006 working for may be the largest Bank in Bulgaria – the DSK, as a specialist in Fraud and Risk. Gained extensive experience in Payment Fraud, resolved many international and country-wide cases, conducted investigations to prevent mainly ATM fraud. In 2008 immigrated to Canada and continued her career in Payment system fraud while working in the Credit Union system – Company called Central 1 Credit Union (Vancouver, BC, Canada), which is providing financial and other services to smaller Credit Unions and smaller banks across the country. Her main focus was preventing payment cards fraud and online banking fraud for account holders of 52+ financial organizations (Credit Unions and few small banks) at a time. Constant cooperation with all banks in Canada and the national processor Interac, was also key in many investigations. In 2016 she moved to Silicon Valley after finding a job at one of the FinTech companies – Signifyd (San Jose, CA). This is where she expanded her expertise towards the area of e-commerce fraud. She holda a Risk Management designation – CRM and is a member of the ACFE working towards obtaining the CFE designation.

Moderator: Kamal Hubbard is a Certified Fraud Examiner who received his Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law.  He is an analyst, researcher, and blogger who has conducted considerable independent research on Bitcoin and Altcoin fraud.  His interest in blockchain technology began while managing research projects at Stanford University’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance.  While under the supervision of a former Securities and Exchange Commissioner, Kamal’s research at the Rock Center focused on global corruption under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and securities class action litigation.  Along with holding a cybersecurity certification from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Kamal sits on the board of Sustainable San Mateo County and serves as an advisor to Tao Records, LLC.

6:30pm to 7:00pm Networking

7:00pm to 8:00pm Panel

8:00pm to 8:30pm Security Startup Demo Pitches/Networking

About the author

Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder of Silicon Valley TV & Executive Producer of Smart Money Silicon Valley: Network with & Learn from Silicon Valley Investors! & NoPanels: Engage Directly with Investors & Industry Leaders & PitchPerfect Silicon Valley: Craft your Pitch & Slide Deck for Funding! She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors EZebis: Winning the Venture Game! She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 10 years. She has been in small business for 39 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research with vcs, angels & women founders) "Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation" available on Scribd.