Unlock the business value of AI in financial services with in-depth interviews on trends, use-cases, and cutting-edge best practices.
In each episode, Emerj Founder Daniel Faggella interviews leaders at firms like HSBC, Citigroup, and Visa - as well as AI innovators from Silicon Valley and around the world.
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Reducing False Positives for Anti-Money Laundering - with Scott Nowson of PwC
Today we are discussing the topic of anti-money laundering, a primary regulatory concern for financial services organizations. Our guest is Dr. Scott Nowson, Artificial Intelligence Leader at PwC. PwC is one of the largest financial services companies in the world. In this episode, Scott dives in on reducing false positives for anti-money laundering. Whether you’re focused on cyber security, payment fraud, or financial crime, the work of analysts is primarily looking at elements that inherently don’t have any risks. They have to dig through things like our transactions and online activity to identify cases that represent a financial and regulatory risk. Scott emphasizes how artificial intelligence impacts the analytics experience before and after. To access Emerj’s frameworks for AI readiness, ROI and strategy, visit Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1.
Today's Lending is Only Getting Half the Picture - with Stefan Boronea of Proportunity
Today’s guest is Stefan Boronea, CTO of Proportunity. Proportunity is a London-based firm focused on home lending and the future of finance. The topic of this episode is the future of lending and extending credit risk for lenders. In this interview, Stefan discusses the current trends in credit lending and where the gaps might be filled in with AI and data in the years ahead. Stefan also joined us on The AI in Business Podcast about three weeks ago, where he discussed the valuation of homes and several related use-cases in depth. If you’d like to listen to Stefan’s other episode and check out more insights from hundreds of business leaders, be sure to subscribe to The AI in Business Podcast on your preferred podcast platform.
The Evolving Role of AI for External Search - with Julien Cerutti of Meltwater
Today’s guest is Julien Cerutti, Vice President for Sales & Client Success, Enterprise Americas at Meltwater. Meltwater is a financial services company that focuses on drawing insights from outside data sources from various sources. Our focus this week is the topic of unlocking the power of external data. In this episode, Julien discusses a particular use-case that will be relevant in areas like wealth management as well as other business functions such as brand management, improving customer service, and more. Our conversation with Julien was recorded about a year ago, and while the market may have changed a bit since then, his insights are certainly relevant for business leaders navigating the industry today. If you’d like to discover critical AI applications and trends, be sure to download our whitepaper “3 Ways to Discover AI Trends” at emerj.com/t3.
How Fraud is Changing in a Post-COVID World - with Brett Beranek of Nuance Communications
This week’s guest is Brett Beranek, Vice-President & General Manager of Security & Biometrics Line of Business at Nuance Communications. In today’s episode, Brett speaks with us about the fraud-related trends in the financial services industry as a result of COVID and some of the concrete use-cases we could consider to address them moving forward. He first speaks specifically about the industry trends related to fraud and paints a picture of how fraud is shifting at a high level before diving into a concrete use-case more deeply. To learn more about the methods for finding AI trends that will allow you to stay ahead of the curve, download our whitepaper “3 Ways to Discover AI Trends” at emerj.com/t3.
When to Work with Existing Vendors vs. New AI Vendors - with Ian Wilson of Strategy 4 AI
Our guest this week is Ian Wilson. As one of our first ever guests on this podcast more than two years ago, Ian is the former Head of AI at HSBC, one of the largest financial institutions in the world. He now leads Strategy 4 AI, a strategy and education firm based in the United Kingdom. Ian speaks with us about how legacy software providers are starting to level up their software solutions with new AI features in this episode. He also provides some practical advice for selecting AI vendors and some surprising insights into the AI adoption trends that he sees in the enterprise. Be sure to download our whitepaper “AI in Banking: Executive Cheat Sheet” at emerj.com/cs1 to learn how to identify more critical trends in the industry.
Automating and Streamlining Customer Service Workflows - with Sunil Tahilramani of UiPath
Our guest this week is Sunil Tahilramani, Head of Artificial Intelligence at UiPath. With nearly a decade of experience in AI roles at Microsoft, Sunil has been with UiParth for almost two years now. In this episode, Sunil speaks about a particular use-case for RPA and artificial intelligence around routing email messages to clients. Specifically, he discusses the right combination of RPA and AI looks like to streamline and automate customer service workflows. If you've enjoyed or benefited from the insights in this episode, consider leaving us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts and let us know what you learned or liked most about this show or what you'd like to see in the future.
One of the top 3 AI podcast shows actually worth listening to
As an AI consultant, I find Daniel’s podcasts amazing. He always has interesting guests who have practical experience to share. Daniel asks insightful questions and often uncovers new ways of thinking about AI that I had not thought about before.
Thank you Daniel for creating this show. It’s honestly one of the very few worth investing time in.
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Banks and fintechs that leverage AI will thrive, those that don’t will struggle. This podcast discusses ideas and best practices that are critical for leaders at all levels to understand.
Dan always provides practical easy to understand knowledge that bridges the gap between technical and business professionals