Big Data: A Twenty-first Century Arms Race
Panelists and further details to be confirmed

Please join Thomson Reuters and the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, September 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the launch of our joint publication: "Big Data: A Twenty-First Century Arms Race" hosted by the City of London. The paper highlights, among other things, the current debate on the conflict between protecting privacy and security and discusses big data's role in tackling illicit financial flows.
Today’s threat environment is more fast-paced and complex than ever before. A range of bad actors use data as a vector of attack, leveraging it for ill intent. Fortunately, the explosion of data and our increasing ability to analyze big data from disparate sources provide the means to confront this dynamic and unpredictable security landscape. Using analytics and human expertise, intelligence and law enforcement agencies as well as global financial institutions can connect information from many sources to identify risk and gain awareness of threats. They must, however, balance the value of data with the privacy concerns of the public.
This event will examine how the big data revolution can help increase global security and will provide recommendations for maximizing opportunities while minimizing risks and building trust.

Registration and breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Discussion begins: 9:00 a.m.
Event concludes: 12:00 p.m.

The Guildhall
71 Basinghall Street

Opening Remarks:

David Craig
President, Financial & Risk
Thomson Reuters

Keynote Remarks:

Ian Dyson
City of London Police

Report Rapporteur Remarks:

Mathew Burrows
Director, Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative,

Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Panel 1 – Big Data: The Latest Tool in Fighting Crime:

Phil Cotter
Managing Director, Risk
Thomson Reuters

Tom Neylan
Financial Action Task Force

Tatiana Tropina
Senior Researcher
Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Crime

Rob Wainwright
Executive Director

Panel 2 – Big Data: Mitigating Financial Crime Risk

Els de Busser
Assistant Professor Cyber Security Governance, Institute of Security and Global Affairs
Leiden University

Marc Fungard
Global Head of Intelligence & Analytics, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation

Axel Threlfall
Thomson Reuters

Malcom Wright
Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Transaction Monitoring
Thomson Reuters

The Guildhall
71 Basinghall Street