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Steven D’Alfonso

Research Director

Steven D’Alfonso is a Research Director with IDC Financial Insights responsible for compliance, fraud and risk analytics strategies. His coverage area incudes research on technology solutions aimed at solving key issues facing financial institutions around GRC regulations, financial crime, risk management. 


Steven has spent much of his career in banking prior to joining IDC. He has held roles in financial crime compliance, data management, operating risk and internal audit. Most recently, he was employed by Santander Bank as a certification and control officer within the bank’s Chief Data Office. Before that, Steven spent 10 years as a financial crime intelligence specialist with IBM (3 years) and Bank of America (7 years), focused on research and reporting of cyber-crime, fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing, and regulatory compliance. He provides a deep level of knowledge around financial crime schemes and technology used to detect and prevent those schemes.


  • MBA, International Business from Johnson & Wales University
  • BA, Speech Communication from University of Rhode Island
  • Certified Crime Intelligence Analyst through Sacramento State and the California DOJ
  • Written multiple white papers and blog articles on financial crime and has been a speaker at events in the US and Europe
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The Use of Industry Clouds for KYC Compliance

Feb 2018 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US41799817

by: Steven D’AlfonsoEric Newmark

This IDC Perspective focuses on the use of industry clouds for KYC compliance. This document highlights the many opportunities and challenges associated with adopting an industry cloud approach to KYC.Steven D'Alfonso, research director, ID...
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