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13 Dec 2017

Former Santander Executive Joins IDC Financial Insights to Spearhead Compliance, Fraud & Risk Analytics Research

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., December 13, 2017 IDC Financial Insights today announced the appointment of Steven D' Alfonso to Research Director, Complia nce, Fraud and Risk Analytics. In this role, D'Alfonso's research will focus on technology solutions aimed at solving key issues facing financial institutions specifically around GRC regulations, financial crime, and risk management. With a deep and diverse background in the banking industry, D'Alfonso brings a wealth of industry insight and practical experience to this new role.

Throughout his career, D'Alfonso has held leadership roles in financial crime compliance, data management, operating risk, and internal audit. Most recently, he worked at Santander Bank as a certification and control officer within the bank's Chief Data Office. Previously, D'Alfonso spent more than a decade as a financial crime intelligence specialist with leading organizations including Bank of America and IBM, delivering research and reporting on cyber-crime, fraud, money laundering, terrorist financing, and regulatory compliance. Based on this experience, D'Alfonso brings a deep level of knowledge around financial crime schemes and the technology used to detect and prevent those schemes.

D'Alfonso is a certified Crime Intelligence Analyst through Sacramento State and the California Department of Justice and regularly contributes to industry publications on financial crime trends. He will also contribute to blogs in the IDC Financial Insights Community. To view his posts, please visit here.

"We are thrilled to welcome Steven to our team and look forward to his research contributions around compliance, fraud and risk," said Bob Parker, group vice president, IDC Financial Insights. "Clients will greatly benefit from Steven's breadth and depth of industry experience to help guide critical IT decisions, designed to safeguard financial institutions from evolving threats and support overall digital transformation initiatives."

To arrange a one-on-one briefing with Steven D'Alfonso, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact ; reporters should email

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