Research Director
San Francisco, United States

Biography

Neil oversees the Risk Management and Compliance space at Celent. His expertise focuses on financial crime, anti-money laundering and know-your-customer compliance, AML/ KYC technology, and regtech.

Neil initiated Celent's influential research on AML compliance and technology in 2002. He regularly advises leading financial institutions and technology vendors on their business, technology, and compliance strategies. His advisory engagements have included vendor selection for financial institutions, market feasibility studies for financial institutions and technology vendors, and strategic due diligence on a number of the leading compliance vendors.

Neil has been widely quoted in the press, including The Financial Times and The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, has appeared on CNBC, CNN, and TV Tokyo, and is a popular speaker at conferences in North America, Asia, and Europe.

Neil previously launched and managed Celent’s presence in Asia for 15 years and helped establish Celent’s market leading position in Japan. He holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and MA and PhD degrees from Harvard University. He is fluent in English, Japanese, and Chinese.

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  • 2 - 3 October 2017
    Brooklyn, New York, United States
    Join Celent's Neil Katkov and Joan McGowan at RegTech: Compliance Transformed. This event will bring together the entire ecosystem involved in re…