Mourad, San Francisco

Is Your KYC Process Driving
Consumers to the Competition?

Networking & Dinner at Mourad, San Francisco

October 20th 2022, 6 PM - 8:30 PM PT, Successfully held

Is Your KYC Process Driving Consumers to the Competition?
Networking & Dinner at Mourad, San Francisco

October 20th 2022, 6 PM - 8:30 PM PT, Successfully held

Here’s what we discussed:

Improving the digital account opening experience is mandatory for any financial institution wanting to support a strong customer acquisition strategy.

Since 2019, there have been more checking accounts opened through digital channels than in person. Unfortunately, traditional KYC tools haven’t kept up with this move to digital. They aren’t designed to help with digital identity verification, making it challenging to recognize and combat stolen ID / synthetic ID fraud.

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Additionally, these KYC tools don’t work well for unbanked or under-banked applicants, resulting in a time consuming, complicated, high-friction process for the applicant to prove their identity.

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In this interactive roundtable, Barret Kaubisch, Senior Manager of Ekata, a Mastercard company led the group in discussion around topics such as:

  • The challenges with traditional KYC, and the impacts to your business
  • Technologies available to address these KYC gaps
  • How to use global data, sophisticated data science, and machine learning models to enhance legacy KYC tools

Dinner at Mourad, San Francisco

140 New Montgomery St #1, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

Mourad is a modern interpretation of a cuisine deeply rooted in the past. Our food pays homage to those roots, showcasing the rich and vibrant flavors of Morocco in new ways that harmonize with the fresh, local, artisanal ingredients, and the spirit of innovation of Northern California.

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6:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Welcome & Reception

6:16 PM – 7:15 PM

Roundtable Discussion

7:16 PM – 8:15 PM

Dinner and Networking

8:16 PM – 8:30 PM

Conclusion and Closing

Solution Expert

Barret Kaubisch
Senior Manager at Ekata’s Financial Services Segment

Barret Kaubisch is a Senior Manager for Ekata’s Financial Services segment. He works closely with businesses in financial services and payments to create seamless experiences for their customers, while fighting fraud. Barret is passionate about increasing access to financial services through the use of digital identity verification. He has been with Ekata since before the Mastercard acquisition in 2021, and he holds a BA in History & Political Science from the University of Washington.


Participation in this In person peer discussion is free of charge to qualified attendees. Once you’ve completed the registration, we’ll confirm your invitation and send you a calendar invite with directions to the meeting hall inside Mourad.

We will follow COVID guidelines mandated by the government and the venue.

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