Ozgur Vural has over 20 years of experience in advanced data analytics and data science, forensic risk management, financial crime compliance and AI-powered digital transformation. Mr. Vural has led engagements that involve financial crime compliance intelligence and analytical assessments, testing of AML/BSA programs, look-back transactions reviews and road map designs for integrated and cognitively enabled risk and compliance frameworks. He has given talks and seminars on financial crime compliance analytics solutions and best practices.
Mr. Vural brings extensive technical and domain expertise in the digital banking, fintech, blockchain technology and cryptocurrency fields. In 2019, he served as an independent advisor by assessing the fraud prevention and risk management framework, architecture and controls at a global financial institution in its digital credit card product launch. Additionally, he designed relevant RegTech strategies and ecosystems that are comprised of niche and emerging software vendors that have AI/Machine Learning and intelligent automation enabled products for the purpose of building customized solutions for clients. Mr. Vural covers a diverse set of sectors, including but not limited to, financial services, technology, government, energy and auto manufacturing.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Vural was the global head of fraud management and financial crime compliance analytics practice at Capgemini. He managed large and complex data analytics, system implementation, data management and data warehousing projects for multi-national organizations. For three Fortune 500 clients, his team built centralized data environments to support enterprise risk and regulatory reporting, i.e. a federated, coordinated set of applications and databases that support key corporate functions. These centralized and AI-enabled data environments helped clients resolve their challenges and inefficiencies in producing and substantiating reports and tracking data lineage for BCBS 239 compliance.
Furthermore, Mr. Vural also provided product development support to his clients, by spearheading efforts to build minimum viable products (MVPs) to automate ultimate beneficial ownership identification/verification and KYC capabilities to help financial service clients reduce costs while achieving higher accuracy rates.
Before joining Capgemini, Mr. Vural was one of the forensic data analytics & data science executives leading innovation at EY’s Forensic and Integrity Services in building a cloud-based analytics ecosystem with cognitively enabled microservices to detect and prevent fraud. During his role at EY, Mr. Vural served as a lead product champion for one of EY’s most significant forensic data analytics new technology investments.
Prior to his tenure in the private sector, Mr. Vural spent a significant part of his career assisting foreign and U.S. government clients, including the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other agencies within national security community. ConStrat, the analytics and macro research firm that he helped build and grow, was named one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 20 Government Services Company in 2011 and 2012.
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