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COBA/RTA Unpacking RegTech 2 November

  • 2 Nov 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • This is for COBA members only. Link will be provided after registration.


  • Registration for COBA and RTA Unpacking RegTech


Please note this is an event for COBA members only and a code is required for registration. Please reach out to COBA if you require this code.

In an industry first, the Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) has partnered with The RegTech Association to bring you this program aimed at helping you understand more about RegTech, why this is important, what regulators and regulated entities need to be thinking about right now and best of all, we'll present two real-life case studies from RegTechs specialising in fraud and financial crime and another harnessing data from disparate sources to produce actionable insights.


  • Sally Mackenzie, COBA
  • Deborah Young, The RegTech Association
  • Siobhan Hartnoll, Featurespace
  • Jesse Bugden, Frisk



Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

Sally Mackenzie, Director - Strategy & Stakeholders, COBA

The Customer Owned Banking Association (COBA) is the industry advocate for Australia’s customer owned banking sector. Our vision is for COBA to be the recognised, successful and leading advocate for a more competitive retail banking sector and a champion of the benefits of the customer owned model.


Why RegTech Matters
What is it anyway?
Why its important to regulators and regulated entities

Deborah Young, CEO, RTA

The RegTech Association is a non-profit industry body whose members are committed to accelerating adoption of RegTech and sustaining a global centre of RegTech excellence.


Case studies

Siobhan Hartnoll, Head of APAC Business Development, Featurespace. Featurespace 

Featurespace™ is the world-leader in risk prevention and creator of the ARIC™ Risk Hub, a real-time AI machine learning software that risk scores events to prevent fraud and financial crime.

Jesse Bugden, Chief Architect, Frisk

When harnessed in the right way, data is the most powerful tool in making business decisions. Frisk's data augmentation and decision optimisation software can lift you out of the data fog and give your business the power of sight.

 12:45pm Q&A
 12:55pm Thank you and event concludes

About Siobhan Hartnoll

Siobhan is an ambitious and integral part of Featurespace's success having progressed quickly since joining Featurespace in 2017, establishing herself as a champion and advocate for the company’s growth by challenging the status quo to ensure customers have access to leading machine learning and AI solutions for  financial crime risk management for fraud and AML.

During her time at Featurespace the organisation has successfully deployed its real-time fully adaptive models at major processors like TSYS and four of the top five largest banks in the U.K. Leveraging expertise gained from her contributions to the building of the company’s European business, Siobhan played a crucial role in creating the strategy for Featurespace’s expansion into  Australia and Asia Pacific and now leads its development and execution.

Siobhan was recently invited by the British High Commission in Singapore to lead a discussion on AI ethics during its Compliance & Transparency week. She holds a degree in Geology from Durham University and has studied at INSEAD.

About Jesse Bugden

Jesse joined Frisk as a Technical Support Officer and quickly established himself as an integral member of the Frisk technology team. In recognition, he was appointed as Chief Architect in early 2018, assuming responsibilities for development of our core solution and driving R&D. Jesse is well regarded by Frisk clients and is regularly sought out to provide thought leadership in his area’s of expertise.

About Deborah Young

Deborah Young is the founding CEO of The RegTech Association. Deborah has more than 20 years experience in financial services advocacy and engagement across technology, venture capital, private equity, financial markets, insurance and superannuation. She is passionate about building a community that accelerates deployment of technology that drives productivity and superior consumer outcomes. Deborah is a member of the Federal Government’s FinTech Advisory Committee and in 2019 was awarded an AFR 100 Women of Influence Award for Innovation.

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