Sebastian is an experienced data scientist with a specialism in financial crime and compliance having spent 5 years in HSBCs Global Financial Intelligence Unit, through which he developed a passion for the area and improving the industry's capabilities in countering this activity.
In 2018 Sebastian joined Harbr as an early member of the team building out a cloud based Enterprise Data Exchange platform. Whilst not a specialist financial crime and compliance company, as the need for the secure data collaboration across multiple organisations is a key enabler for the effective use of AI in multiple verticals, Harbr was heavily influenced by the requirements born out of the financial crime space through the experience of several of the company founding members. As Chief Data Scientist and Head of Customer Solutions, Sebastian works with enterprises to help them leverage the power of their data ecosystems and derive maximum value from data activities through the context aware, SME driven creation of data based products and services. During this journey Sebastian also lead the creation of Syntheticr, a synthetic financial ecosystem data product that was designed to facilitate innovation and technical capability development in the financial crime and AML space through the accelerated, and low risk, proof of value of new approaches and technologies. To date Syntheticr has been used privately, in collaborations and within cross industry events to support these activities, including the FCA AML TechSprints.