Andrew Davies has more than twenty years of experience in financial crime detection and prevention. He has deep knowledge of payments and anti-money laundering (AML) processes, analytics and technology and works with financial institutions, money services businesses and gaming organizations on deploying best practices in financial crime risk management. He has extensive experience in the deployment of financial crime detection systems and watch list filtering solutions. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and has worked on AML solutions in North America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
Sanjay Saraf is SVP & CTO, Digital and B2B at Western Union. In this role, Sanjay is leading Digital Product Engineering that includes web and mobile money transfer, global digital payments, fraud and risk management, and big data platforms. Sanjay is also leading Western Union's WU Connect API platform that is powering P2P capability embedded within leading social media messaging platforms. In addition, Sanjay is also leading Product Engineering for delivering FX and Payment products for global B2B customers. Sanjay has been with Western Union since 2012. Prior to Western Union, Sanjay was Vice President of eBusiness Services at Symantec, responsible for building a large eCommerce platform that did over $2B in annual revenues. Before Symantec, Sanjay has worked for several years in business strategy and management consulting at leading firms like Accenture. Sanjay has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Chemical Engineering.
As a Worldwide Executive for the Mobile and API Economy, John is a subject matter expert for API Management Solutions, Mobile Application Platforms and API Security Gateways. John provides executives , senior leaders and IT organizations with strategies to accelerate their journey towards the digital transformation. John graduated with a business degree from La Salle University’s School of Business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With a background in marketing management, customer engagement, business strategy and sales; John helps clients tackle challenges of the digital disruption happening today. John has vast experience working with API strategies in many industries and sectors, including financial services, industrial, commercial media and entertainment, distribution and public sectors. With the background and experience, John possesses assets that include rare exemplary skills across both sales amdtechnical arenas allowing him to help his clients understand API strategies to fuel internal innovation, reach new customers, extend products and create vibrant partner ecosystems.
Beth is a business leader who passionately pursues innovation and change. She has developed new products, created successful partnerships and driven technology and marketing innovation throughout her career. At Glenbrook, Beth focuses on the card system ecosystem, working with issuers, acquirers, processors, service providers and emerging companies across the value chain.
Before joining Glenbrook, Beth led global marketing solutions for Discover Financial Services and served as a member of the company’s management committee. Her team designed innovative global marketing campaigns, pricing programs across four discreet lines of business, and created regional “go-to-market” strategies to introduce new payment technologies, such as mobile and chip payments.
Prior to Discover, Beth developed a range of successful products and programs at MasterCard International across a variety of areas and markets: corporate cards, cobranded partnerships and stored value smart cards (Australia). As Senior Vice President of Advanced Payments, Beth went on to help develop and implement MasterCard PayPass, and build the company’s early stage global innovation practice.
Beth’s focus on developing new platforms and business model improvements fueled bottom line revenue growth for companies she worked for and now enjoys bringing that expertise to all her consulting engagements.