Sunday 25 September 2022

PKF Malta’s bitpod educational webinar on AML and AI

PKF Malta is organising its seventh bitpod educational webinar on the strength of the previous six sessions held over the past months and which have proven to be popular especially amongst industry professionals.

The next session will be held on 4th September 2019 at 11.00hrs CET and will be a sequel to PKF Malta’s fifth session, featuring Dr Vince Vella, CTO of Computime Software, BRSAnalytics and CTLabs. The title of the session will be “Transaction Monitoring and Learning to Slow Dance with Machines – Part II” and will be facilitated by Dr Marilyn Formosa, Head of Legal at PKF Malta. The webinar will follow up on the theme of the first session but will go deeper into specific Anti-Money Laundering (AML)-related machine learning user cases. 

Besides his business interests, Dr Vella is also a lecturer within the Department of Artificial Intelligence at University of Malta, mainly responsible for the MSc AI – Fintech stream. His main areas revolve primarily around Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Computational Finance, particularly in the areas of AI Managed Funds, decentralized AI utilizing smart contracts and regulatory frameworks such as AML. 

The bitpod webinar will be accessible either through PKF Malta’s website via this link: or through the firm’s Youtube channel via livestream.

Dr Marilyn Formosa said: “These webinars are an offshoot of our home-grown bitpod concept, launched earlier this year, which is a quasi-lab that contributes to the Maltese start-up eco-system by offering a readily available space to start-ups, and holding informal meet-up sessions for industry, start-ups and investors.”

bitpod’s founding members are George Mangion, Senior Partner at PKF Malta and Dr Marilyn Formosa, Head of Legal at the firm.

She added that bitpod promotes Malta as a jurisdiction of choice through relationships with its international contacts active in the start-up field and based in Silicon Valley & other international silicon/crypto valleys.

“We have received great feedback on our first six sessions as well as several suggestions on topics to cover in our future bitpod webinars. Our last session in July was the first featuring a Malta-based crypto operator where we welcomed Mr Adrian Kreter, co-founder of Instacoins, a Bitcoin brokerage firm that is minded to apply for a license under the new VFA Act,” she said.

In past bitpod webinars, various topics were tackled such as AML, fraud detection, Know Your Customer (KYC) and the aforementioned blockchain technology. If you have a topic of interest you want to discuss kindly contact Dr Marilyn Formosa on

PKF Malta is a fast growing, progressive firm that is a member of PKF International, a network of independent firms of accountant and business advisors with more than 440 offices in over 100 countries.

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