GibTech 2020 will feature a specific one day stream on RegTech & Compliance where speakers, panelists and delegates will discuss the burning issues for compliance professionals and look at the benefits and deployment best practices of emerging RegTech services, AI and Big Data.

Gibraltar has a very significant compliance community with over 250 compliance professionals working across all the regulated sectors including online gaming, financial services, DLT and e-money and the event is supported by the Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers.

Gibraltar has an amazing history of nurturing technological business concepts and turning them into reality, often through innovative work by the regulator.

In the 1990’s Gibraltar moved first by creating an ecosystem for online gaming and now 60% of all eGaming transactions in Europe emanate from Gibraltar and 3,500 people are employed by Gibraltar’s eGaming industry.

As alternative payment methods developed outside of the traditional banking world but with the continued need for customer protection, Gibraltar created its own eMoney licence which is now relied upon by many of the global leaders in the payments sector.

Most recently, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) has promised to disrupt everything around us and Gibraltar was the first jurisdiction in the world to introduce a DLT regulatory framework which has now firmly established it as the world’s premier DLT jurisdiction.

With its attractive tax packages and accessible regulator, Gibraltar offers a myriad of opportunities for RegTech companies.


NING WANGChief Data Scientist and Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford-NIE financial Big Data Lab, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
Gideon Drrori
Gideon DrroriCEO/President
Tom Grogan
Tom GroganPartner Mishcon de Reya
Christina Thakor-Rankin
Christina Thakor-RankinPrincipal Consultant 1710 Gaming
Daniel White
Daniel WhiteCo-Founder Synalogik

Ning Wang (Ph.D) works in Data Science at the Oxford-NIE financial Big Data Lab, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. He also works as Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute.
His research is driven by a deep interest in analysing a wide range of social and economic problems by exploiting data science approaches. His research interest lies in machine/deep learning in finance, social media and mobile trading platforms, online sentiment analysis and financial markets, trading behaviours and performance evaluation. He is also interested in the broad areas of behavioural finance, social computing, data mining, and social networks analysis.

Gideon Drori, CEO/President of, known by all as Gidi, has established 3 still active startups Phonemix ltd. A.K.A (2018), Ecotech (2011) and Tjat Systems (2006), Seasoned professional which has raised over multiple millions in funding, personally generated sales in over 20 million USD with such huge multinational giants as Vodafone, Singtel, etc. Gidi is the Co-Author of over 30 international high value patents, and is invited to lecture regularly on entrepreneurship, startups and technology.

Gidi is happily married to Sharon and has three young children. Gidi served as a combat Tank Commander and was honorably discharged from the IDF as a disabled veteran.

Tom leads Mishcon de Reya’s emerging technology practice including their dedicated Blockchain Group . He advises his clients on the implementation of their emerging technology-enabled solutions and works with a broad spectrum of clients, from project managing government entity-backed programmes of work, to assisting innovative tech start-ups with their system design, implementation and execution. By bringing legal and regulatory scrutiny to such processes, Tom’s clients are assured that their systems will always be compliant by design.

Tom has a strong understanding of the emerging technology space. He has lectured at University College London, London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge on matters relating to blockchain technology and tech start-ups. He also mentors on several influential accelerator programmes in the UK.

Christina has 30 years’ experience in the global betting and gambling sector. Starting out in the pre-dotcom era with a career that spans both on and off-line, covering all aspects of gaming operations and responsible for managing multiple business disciplines, functions and teams across a range of channels, products, and customers, including licensing, regulatory compliance, responsible gaming and money laundering with some of the world’s best known brands including William Hill and Virgin.

She is currently Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd working with start-ups, investors, operators, regulators, law enforcement and industry groups across the world, advising on all aspects of the betting, gaming and gambling cycle – from developing legislation and regulation to business strategy and full operational set-up and business re-engineering, and continues to work as an active Compliance Officer and MLRO for licensed operators in a number of jurisdictions.

She is a committee member of the National Council on Problem Gambling, advisor to the All-India Gaming Federation, Co-Founder of the All-In Diversity Project and a regular contributor to industry publications and events.

Since Co-Founding Synalogik in January 2018 I have worn many hats, but primarily perform the role of Legal Director. Our trademarked software deploys cutting edge data analytics, machine learning and workflow automation technology to law enforcement agencies and global organisations in the gaming, banking and insurance sectors. The company was founded by a group of like minded individuals from intelligence, policing, special forces and legal backgrounds.

Whilst Synalogik has grown from fledgling company, through series A investment into a global provider to the very largest of businesses, I have continued to practice as a prosecutor in the UK for all Government Departments and agencies in an advisory capacity and as an advocate. I’m currently leading counsel for the UK’s largest County Lines drugs prosecution, Operation Ballet, and in the last 3 years have prosecuted cases ranging from multi-million pound carousel frauds for HMRC, to murder and organized crime in all its guises.

In my “spare time” I sit on a variety of sports tribunals and advise professional sports persons and clubs upon disciplinary matters. A significant proportion of my time at Synalogik is devoted to ensuring data compliance standards remain paramount and I advise on a consultancy basis to our customers upon all DP related concerns.

NICKY GOMEZFounder xReg Consulting
Philip Bugeja
Philip BugejaCriminologist. AML & Terrorist Funding Consultant
Targ Patience
Targ PatienceFounder Dolya Consulting
Michael Nahon
Michael NahonPartner Hassans
William Gracia
William GraciaHead of DLT & Markets at Gibraltar Financial Services Commission

Nicky’s background in regulation, risk-management and the development and implementation of regulatory frameworks has shaped Nicky’s pragmatic and non-conforming approach to problem solving.

Nicky is a partner at XReg Consulting, where he is responsible for business development and for advising and assisting clients in strategy and policy development as well as providing guidance and education on risk-based and outcomes-oriented regulation.

Nicky is a former regulator, having spent nearly 10 years at the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). In May 2017, Nicky was appointed Head of Risk and Innovation and led the GFSC’s efforts in advising and supporting HM Government of Gibraltar in developing its strategy, policy and legal framework that delivered the world’s first regulatory framework for firms that use DLT. Nicky was responsible for ensuring the GFSC’s operational readiness and headed the team responsible for safely authorising and supervising this new industry.

Philip currently serves as an independent consultant specialising in the prevention of financial crime, bribery and corruption, Risk, Anti Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. He was involved within the financial crime unit in Malta and has been engaged to consult, setup, provide training and audit a number of financial institutions, ICO’s and Exchanges seeking to operate within their respective fields.  Philip also served as head of compliance and MLRO for an international law company  and is a sought after adviser for a number of companies setting up operations and adhering to the AML/CFT functions during and post licensing in Malta, London, and Hong Kong.

Targ is a Founding Partner in Dolya Consulting. He is an accomplished regulatory expert, compliance leader and keynote speaker on international regulation, compliance, FinTech and financial markets. In addition to in-house C-suite experience, Targ spent seven years leading a boutique compliance and regulatory change consultancy, helping major financial institutions and market infrastructures meet the challenges of post-crisis regulatory and market reforms. An advocate for rational and effective regulatory development, Targ values strong logical reasoning and creative problem solving, whilst upholding the principles of determination, innovation and honest communication in all that he does.

Michael Nahon is a Partner at Hassans International Law firm. He has been specialising in Data Protection since 2004. He regularly advises multinational corporations as well as the local gaming, banking and telecoms sectors on their Gibraltar Data Protection and Cyber law obligations. Michael also conducts data protection audits to assist clients understand their data protection obligations and develop means by which to ensure GDPR compliance. This includes preparation of GDPR compliant policies and in-house training. He is a contributing author to DLA’s Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook, PDP Journals, and DataGuidance.


Outline Agenda

RegTech & Compliance

Improved cost efficiency and effectiveness in KYC compliance through digitisation: What technology solutions are being leveraged to transform KYC and onboarding? How are changes in regulation and technology standards having an impact on this process?

AI and Big Data: What are the use cases? Brilliance or Bluster?

GFIN. How will Gibraltar co-operate?

GDPR: Two years on from implementation, what is the reality? How has GDPR changed how we think about storing and managing data? What is still left to do?

SMC&R / RIR: What does the future hold?

DAC6: Are you ready?

Where will the major deployments of RegTech be? What are the biggest benefits beyond cost reduction and efficiency gains?

What issues are top of mind for compliance leaders? With key regulations overlapping, what do you prioritise and how ? What should you outsource and what selection criteria do you apply? How do you manage the risks and limits of next-generation technologies on compliance practices?