By Colin Edwards
Anti-money laundering is to be one of the main topics of the first GCC Datawatch Middle East user conference to be held in Dubai later this month.
The event, which has attracted existing Datawatch users and those wishing to learn more about its business intelligence, enterprise reporting and data transformation tools, has also been designed to provide a forum for Basel II Accord.
“We are in the business of providing solutions and have been doing so for around 20 years. This first ever users' conference to be held in the GCC is not just a series of product training, demonstrations and entertainment – although all are included – but a real attempt to provide our customers with initial training in and formal certified accreditation for delegates in Basel ll and anti-money laundering,” says Rob Graham, product manager for Datawatch in the Middle East.
Although relatively new to the region, having opened its Middle East office in June 2005, Datawatch’s solutions have been widely adopted by at the enterprise level particularly in the banking sector with Dubai Bank and Sharjah Islamic Bank among its client base.
The conference will feature presentations from existing customers in the region, talks by global and local specialists on compliance issues facing organisations in the region, two product training sessions and break out sessions to investigate sample data problems and model building.
Graham has instructed Regan Devine & Associates to provide the grounding on both compliance imperatives during the two days and the company has arranged for delegates to receive certified recognition in tandem with the National College of Ireland.