The RegTech Report Podcast

Join two of Alyne’s founders, Karl Viertel and Stefan Sulistyo, as they discuss the latest RegTech news, speak with industry pioneers and muse about the latest tech.
The show

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  • What is required for the German auditing standard, IDW PS 340 n.F.? Karl Viertel and Claudia Howe (Sales Director at Alyne) talk to Jochen Friedemann (Head of Operational Risk at HDI) on operational risk and preparing for audit against such standards. Listen in as they discuss aspects such as risk models, risk assessment (qualitative and quantitative), documentation, communication and tips like talking to the auditor in his/her own language. This week's Top 3: How to recognise a Big 4 consultant

  • In the first segment, Karl talks to Ben Richmond, CEO and Founder at Cube on change management and implementation in the context of RegTech. In the second segment, Karl and Stefan cover contact tracing apps, arguably the greatest change management undertaking of current times – preventing the spread of the Coronavirus through technology acceptance and transparency. Then, in celebration of the move to our new Alyne Munich office, we've decided to do the Top 3 cliché startup office objects.

  • This episode, we talk to Charles Delingpole – Founder and CEO of ComplyAdvantage – on sustainability, ethical governance and how at the core, RegTech's purpose is centred around supporting a better future for all. Then in the second segment, Karl and Stefan dive into a current snapshot of the cyber attacks recently experienced at Alyne. Then, a summer edition discussing Top 3 cool down tips.

  • Karl and Stefan discuss thoughts on the similarities between two major and rapidly unfolding stories of 2020 - the Twitter Hack and Wirecard. Both environments, who are heavily regulated and audited with strong conventional controls, still left a wide open space to defraud shareholders, manipulate employees and expose customers. In 2020, moving people into new environments shifted the security baseline, making employees vulnerable with compromised security awareness. What does this tell us about the nature of Controls? Can this even be completely prevented going forward? As even in the strongest castle, you can still find some way to get through the walls. Top 3: Things that went away with COVID and are likely not coming back any time soon.

  • Karl Viertel (CEO at Alyne), Shiran Weitzman, (CEO at Shield), Danny Gal (CRO at Clausematch) and Koen Vanderhoydonk (CEO at Blanco) talk about their checklist for "New Compliance Normal" with Bayley Benton. In recent months, the operations of the financial services have been taken by surprise. During this period, financial services have been embracing innovative technologies in order to continue servicing their clients. This transition has raised many concerns revolving around compliance in the "new" work environment. We are in the midst of a true compliance evolution and a new compliance checklist is required for financial services to remain relevant and compliant. Check out to see more from the companies.

  • Recent events have revolutionised the trajectory of business operation and opened the doors for organisations to function collectively, yet in a decentralised manner. This downtime does not signify a pause in compliance and regulation, but rather a time for organisations to review their operational efficiencies as we undergo a true compliance revolution. In our 7 point strategy, Karl and Stefan provide projections for the future of business and compliance. In the second segment, the pair discuss Contact Tracing Apps and the privacy, compliance and controls surrounding it. How do you distinguish between tracking and tracing? How do you prevent the misuse of a structure such as this, that is already in place? Top 3: Small things you realised you missed, now that things are getting back to 'normal'.

  • Karl and Stefan discuss cyber attacks and phishing attempts - why perimeter security is essential, but awareness is paramount. Then, Enterprise controls and frameworks, and last cloud computing and sustainability – reducing your digital and organisational carbon footprint. Then, our special Top 3: Disappointments of the apocalypse #nerdedition

  • A webinar, turned podcast: Hosts Karl Viertel and Stefan Sulistyo are joined by Michael Rasmussen (GRC20/20) and Jochen Friedemann (Operational Risk at HDI Group) to discuss operational resilience in a time of unprecedented uncertainty, OpRisk responses to current events and insights for today and future landscapes, with a Q&A session from our viewers.

  • Karl, Stefan and Bayley discuss the dynamic and constantly developing COVID-19 situation. How is the outbreak influencing working environments, disrupting economies and shaking up the world as we know it? We discuss going virtual, vital communication methods, remaining 100% productive and all of the different pros and cons that go with being remote.

  • We recently conducted an Alyne BCM exercise around various Coronavirus scenarios: what is the probability, the business impact and appropriate responses? Karl and Stefan provide insight into the in-house discussion. They then discuss international Women's day and celebrate the women in tech and the women at Alyne, but debate the question: Is it a good or bad thing that we need dedicated conferences for women in Cyber and tech? Then, in the third topic, Karl and Stefan cover team management and pose another question: Is managing a RegTech any different to managing any other company? Top 3: Doomsday Survival Strategies #NerdEdition

  • Straight out of our New York office, Karl chats with Alyne's head of North America, Tyler Gowen, on the state of RegTech in the US. What can we expect the focus topics to be for the year ahead? Then, Karl is joined by our guest John Lore, attorney at Capital Fund Law, to discuss investment strategies and the current investment ecosystem in RegTech, specifically in the US. Then the news and our Top 3: Football vs Soccer.

  • In our final episode for 2019, we look back the RegTech predictions made by all four Alyne founders in a blog post published at the beginning of the year. Then, Karl and Stefan discuss their thoughts on what 2020 might have in store for the likes of technology, RegTech, compliance and more. Stefan then moves out of the studio to get some live team input on what they are excited for within RegTech and for Alyne in the coming year. Top 3 binge-worthy TV shows for the holidays. #NerdEdition

  • Karl and Stefan discuss one of the most primary elements of RegTech: Controls. What exactly makes up a good control and why are so many enterprise controls so overburdened, over dimensioned and not as efficient as they should be? In segment 2, Karl talks to Theresa Azari, Co-founder and CCO of 'Fractional CISO' about what GRC success looks like and the transition toward a new GRC workforce generation. Then, our Top 3: Generational differences between Millennials and Boomers.

  • In this episode, Karl and Stefan discuss RegTech’s relevance in the context of FinTech, and look at the ways in which RegTech differs, yet greatly benefits financial institutions in their resilience and cost-cutting efforts

  • Vendor governance... why do the vast majority of companies still not have this properly covered? Karl and Stefan give their personal insights into why this process is so challenging for most organisations to manage and discuss the regulatory and legal requirements around it. In segment two, they cover cloud and the connection between vendor risk and cloud risk. Then... a very special (and informative) Oktoberfest edition of our Top 3!

  • Karl and Stefan talk about innovation vs compliance – two topics that seem like opposites... Are they opposing forces or are there synergies between the two? The pair discuss how RegTech is innovating in the compliance space and volley over the concept of regulatory sandboxes as an innovation enabler. In the second segment, they discuss innovation in financial technology – How have technological developments innovated this landscape for the better and how has it made it rife for the likes of AML (Anti Money Laundering) activity.

  • Karl and Stefan discuss security and privacy from a consumer standpoint – are people correctly distinguishing between the two? What is the level of public awareness of what you are consenting to online and is this a case of the digital divide? They then tackle the topic from an enterprise point of view and discuss their ideas about what it means for business. This week's top 3: Personally experienced privacy and security issues. Follow us on Twitter: @TheRegTechRep

  • In our 10th episode, our hosts discuss digital change – right from the people making the decisions, to full adoption within the greater organisation. Hear more about their personal viewpoints on the 'personas' they have identified and the strategies they have developed to best connect with each. Later in the episode, Karl and Stefan discuss transformation vs adoption, share statistics and volley the reasons why someone says that they can't use cloud in our Top 3 segment.

  • Karl and Randeep Buttar – founder of Compliance as a Service and interim director at HSBC – discuss regulatory fragmentation and its effect on global banks. In the second segment, Karl and Bayley talk about branding and marketing within B2B and RegTech, and how Alyne is preparing for a brand relaunch. Listen in for a different spin on our Top 3!

  • Stefan and Karl discuss the opportunities and limits of automation within compliance and the regulatory environment (and even throw in some science). Then, Karl chats with special guest and new friend, Shiran Weitzman from Shield FC, a cross-regulation compliance platform, operating out of Israel and Denmark. This week's Top 3: The good and bad of business travel.

  • In this episode, Karl Viertel, Stefan Sulistyo and Matthias Danner talk about building a risk culture within an organisation, and the regulations governing it from a software development and technical perspective. How do you engage your people in the process? This week, we bring you the 'Top Three' of the good and bad of Agile methodology.

  • Karl and Stefan discuss automation and artificial intelligence within RegTech: Going from a reactive to a proactive approach. In the second segment, Karl talks to Evgeny Likhoded from ClauseMatch about how the role of compliance has changed with the emergence of new technology, to compliance becoming personal. They discuss why it's imperative now that companies change from the old way of managing compliance and regulation. Get a double dose of the 'Top Three' this episode, with the top three things that founders spend too much time on.

  • In this episode of The RegTech Report, Stefan talks to Maarten Decat from Belgian-based RegTech, Elimity, about Identity and Access Management. In the second segment, Stefan and Karl discuss the fragmented ecosystem of RegTech and the variety of focussed niche solutions within the market. Our third (and favourite) segment - the Top Three - covers the top three signs: ‘You might be a RegTech if…’ (Inspired by a video created by David Bruno - Join Karl Viertel and Stefan Sulistyo, the two founders of the leading RegTech Alyne, as they talk about the latest developments in the industry, speak with industry pioneers and muse about the latest tech.

  • Learn more about the key lessons Karl and Stefan learned during the first year of Alyne being ISO 27001 certified. In the second segment, they discuss PSD2 (Payment Service Directive) which has been live for over a year. Has the full effect of it been realised? Was it also part of the hype cycle? Or, do we perhaps just not know enough? We'd love to hear your thoughts. Join in the discussion on Twitter: @TheRegTechRep Join Karl Viertel and Stefan Sulistyo, the two founders of the leading RegTech Alyne, as they talk about the latest developments in the industry, speak with industry pioneers and muse about the latest tech.

  • Karl talks to Manuel Reil, CTO of Alyne, about the key tech drivers that have fuelled the existence of RegTech today. They chat about all things infrastructure, cloud computing, machine learning, and whether there is a magic tech stack combination for SaaS businesses. Stefan continues the conversation with Manuel about the greatest changes in enterprise software development over the last 20 years - as well as a discussion around cyber security and threats. Join Karl Viertel and Stefan Sulistyo, the two founders of the leading RegTech Alyne, as they talk about the latest developments in the industry, speak with industry pioneers and muse about the latest tech.

  • In this episode, Karl and Stefan discuss what’s happening in RegTech markets around the globe and delve into which countries are playing the greatest role in generating significant funding for their RegTech solution. They also share their thoughts on the hotly debated topic of ‘Is Cyber Security Management, RegTech?’ Listen and find out more. Join Karl Viertel and Stefan Sulistyo, the two founders of the leading RegTech Alyne, as they talk about the latest developments in the industry, speak with industry pioneers and muse about the latest tech.

  • In the first segment, Karl chats to Bayley - Alyne's Marketing lead - about the reason behind starting a podcast. Karl and Stefan talk about the RegTech landscape - is it a new topic, or is it simply a rebranding of something that's always been there? They discuss how the development of complex enterprise applications and software now requires much less investment than before, fuelling the rise of RegTech solutions. Join Karl Viertel and Stefan Sulistyo, the two founders of the leading RegTech Alyne, as they talk about the latest developments in the industry, speak with industry pioneers and muse about the latest tech.

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Podcast hosts

Karl Viertel
Karl Viertel

Karl is CEO of Alyne. Previously, he was Director of Deloitte Australia, delivering IT Risk Management Projects to the Financial Services Industry.

Stefan Sulistyo
Stefan Sulistyo

Stefan is CCO of Alyne. Previously he was Head of Information Security at Sky Germany and is a Cyber Security and Privacy expert.

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