KPMG and Synerscope launch their Alliance to help businesses fight financial crime

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 16, 2019

KPMG (NL) and SynerScope

KPMG (NL) and SynerScope, a Dutch software scale up, today announced their alliance to offer enhanced services offerings with a focus on the Dutch financial services industry to combat financial crime through the use of SynerScope’s patented technology. SynerScope combines big data, artificial intelligence driven detection of anomalies and fraud, with strong visualizations to achieve speed in tight human-computer collaboration. The KPMG- SynerScope partnership focuses on the improvement of data-driven Customer Due Diligence (CDD), the Know Your Customer (KYC) and uncovering and blocking of money flows specifically targeting money laundering (AML) in the financial sector.

Both KPMG and SynerScope, as partners of Microsoft, look to expand their solution on the global Microsoft Azure footprint. “Microsoft encourages alliances between trusted partners like Synerscope and KPMG to fight financial crime. The combination of human ingenuity and technology can drive business relevancy in the financial services industry.” Raimond Nol, Director Financial Services Netherlands, Microsoft

Not just manpower

“To strengthen Customer Due Diligence, Know Your Customer and Anti Money Laundering form the absolute priority for financial institutions”, says Leonie de Hek, KPMG Forensic. De Hek: “tens of millions are being invested to enhance the processes, mostly by taking on more people that can check. But taking on extra people only does not have the required effect. The solution is in the combination of humans and technology. Upfront smart data analysis will ensure that people are being deployed on transactions and customers with a high risk factor.

A lot of financial institutions struggle with the large volumes and different types of data, structured and especially unstructured. By being able to process large volumes and different types of structured and unstructured data, the KPMG – SynerScope alliance is able to provide their clients insights that previously were hidden, or too time intensive to extract.

Early Detection of Irregularities

KPMGs global expertise in financial accounting and technological integration of business processes, combined with SynerScope´s robust software platforms, will provide an immensely powerful system to recognize financial irregularities through advanced Technology. “Combining the capabilities of KPMG and SynerScope will herald a major step forward in the way financial crime can be investigated”, says Jan-Kees Buenen, CEO of SynerScope. The patented technology is complementary with the current data analysis systems. Our platform distinguishes itself by being able to process raw source data and to combine all types of data. This closes the gap between data scientists and domain experts. This results in the effective use of limited capacity for identification of transactions and customer groups with a high risk.

Translation into strategic decisions

According to Buenen, the alliance will not only allow customers to truly understand and know their data, but also how to translate these insights into sound business decisions. It is the human capacity to ask questions and think in an associative manner that allows them to recognize patterns. It is precisely for this reason that subject matter experts are needed together with technology to arrive at meaningful insights in data analysis.

 


 

KPMG alliance Synerscope

About SynerScope

SynerScope is a High-Tech Dutch software company, founded in 2011 as a spin-off of Eindhoven University. The company focuses on developing techniques and products to process big amounts of complex data faster than traditional solutions. Resulting in easy to use, affordable and highly effective technology. In order to support you when you need data the most, to take important management strategic or daily operational decisions, or to show you new strategic business opportunities at one glance. The company currently employs 27 people that deliver next-generation data platform solutions Ixiwa and Iximeer.

About KPMG Nederland

Since 1917, KPMG has been offering high-quality services in the field of accountancy and advice in the Netherlands. We support organizations to make informed decisions and to excel in the world of today and tomorrow. We do this on the assumption that progress is only real progress if it is good for people and society. “People-driven progress” is our view on progress and the way in which we want to add value for our customers with our services. KPMG Nederland employs three thousand professionals located in twelve offices. The Dutch practice is conducted from Amstelveen. KPMG Nederland is part of an international network of independent KPMG offices that is managed from Canada.

For information, contact:

Ineke Swerissen
SynerScope
+31623644933
ineke.swerissen@synerscope.com

Andy Bellm,
KPMG The Netherlands
(020) 656 7039

VOC-symposium Information Manoeuvre May 9th, 2019

By special invitation of  the Vereniging Cavalerie Officieren, Synerscope will attend the KMA/NLDA on May 9th for the VOC-symposium Information Manoeuvre.

This is an exclusive event of the Dutch Deportment of Defense.

Meet us at the DW & BI Summit 27-28 March in Utrecht!

Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence Summit

March 27-28, 2019, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Look for the BOAS booth!

SynerScope will be present at the DW & BI Summit in partnership with BOAS. You will find us at the official BOAS booth.

Main theme

The main theme at the event:

“The data-driven organization and digital transformation are key topics in the IT industry and in the board rooms. Sometimes these concepts are over-simplified, as if a simple action is sufficient to transform an organization into a data-driven one. Nothing is further from the truth….”

In short: data-driven transformation is not easy, but it can and must be done. We can show you how digital-driven decision making may look like! Drop by and see…

data warehousing

Information

Looking forward to seeing you there: https://www.dwbisummit.com, or visit our website: https://www.synerscope.com/

SynerScope Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

 

Microsoft Azure customers worldwide now gain access to SynerScope’s Ixiwa and Iximeer products to take advantage of the scalability, reliability, and agility of Microsoft Azure to drive application development and shape business strategies.

Helvoirt, The Netherlands — February 7, 2019 — As an innovator permanently pushing boundaries in big data information technology, SynerScope today announced the availability of its products Ixiwa and Iximeer in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Microsoft Azure. SynerScope’s customers can now take advantage of the scalability, high availability, and security of Azure, with streamlined deployment and management.

“We are very happy to be part of the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. For us it signifies the next step in our development and confirms that we bring a much needed value to the market: where others focus on building the data lake, we focus on bringing that data lake to value by getting data, extremely fast, in front of people in as many facets of your organization as possible,” said Jan-Kees Buenen, CEO, SynerScope.

Sajan Parihar, Director, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp, said, “We’re excited to welcome SynerScope’s Ixiwa and Iximeer solutions to the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, which gives our partners great exposure to cloud customers around the globe. Azure Marketplace offers world-class quality experiences from global trusted partners with solutions tested to work seamlessly with Azure.”

The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling finished Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and premium datasets. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking innovative, cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.

SynerScope is an innovator: permanently pushing boundaries in big data information technology. We create new visions and next-generation solutions by working with multiple kinds and massive amounts of structured and unstructured data simultaneously, resulting in easy to use, affordable, and highly effective technology to support you when you need data the most. SynerScope helps you make important strategic and daily operational decisions and helps reveal new strategic business opportunities at a glance.

For more information, press only:

Sylvia Wijshijer, SynerScope, +31 (0) 6 2364 4933, sylvia.wijshijer@synerscope.com

SynerScope is happy to announce it’s new Microsoft Gold Status for Partners

As an innovator, SynerScope permanently pushes boundaries in Big Data Technology. We create new visions and next-generation solutions by handling massive volumes of multiple types structured and unstructured data.
SynerScope delivers easy to use, affordable and highly effective solutions based on the flagship products Ixiwa and Iximeer. In order to support you when you need data the most: when important strategic or daily operational decisions must be made, and to show you at a glance promising strategic business opportunities.

This Microsoft Gold Status Partnership for Cloud Platform, offers both parties the possibility to work closely together in order to offer great support, both technical and commercial, especially to its Azure clients and thus driving your digital transformation.

A Microsoft Gold-Certified partner is a company that has agreed to collaborate and establish a close working relationship with Microsoft. Having that title means the company who applied itself has earned the highest standards of Microsoft’s widely recognized partnership program.

SynerScope is a Finalist for the 2018 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

SynerScope has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on 20 main quantitative and qualitative criterion, which include disruptive impact, market footprint, proof of concept, financial performance, technology innovation, social value, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.

This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.

“This year was rewarding, beyond all expectations” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “There are many great companies generating really innovative and disruptive products in Europe. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. SynerScope shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the finalists. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe. We know that the 2018 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact.”

Finalists for the 2018 edition of the Red Herring 100 Europe award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the months leading up to the announcement, Red Herring reviewed over 1200 companies in the telecommunications, security, cloud, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries that completed their submissions to qualify for the award.

The finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Europe Forum in Amsterdam, April 15-17, 2018. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on the evening of April 17 at the event.

SynerScope in DIA Top 100

Proud to have entered the list of Digital Insurance Agenda Insurtech 100! Thank you for considering us, we are in great company! Click on the picture below to see the full list.

Watch SynerScope @AWSstartups

AWS visiting the SynerScope office. Watch this short movie, meet the team and learn about our technology.

David Duijnmayer: ‘Uitrol slimme meter kan nog wel wat slimmer’

AMSTERDAM (Energeia) – Het softwarebedrijf SynerScope, gespecialiseerd in het destilleren van kennis uit grote hoeveelheden data, gaat een netbeheerder helpen met de grootschalige uitrol van de slimme meter. Door verschillende soorten data aan elkaar te koppelen, kan SynerScope beter en sneller voorspellen wat er achter de voordeur wordt aangetroffen. Zo kan de netbeheerder de juiste monteur met de juiste spullen op pad sturen.

SynerScope bestaat sinds 2011, maar is nieuw in de energiesector. Tot nu toe was het bedrijf vooral actief in de financiële sector en voor verzekeringsmaatschappijen. Via de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TUE), waar SynerScope zijn oorsprong heeft, kwamen de energienetbeheerders onder de aandacht van het in big data gespecialiseerde softwarebedrijf. “De ‘big’ in big data is eigenlijk niet zo interessant”, zegt solutions engineer Thomas Ploeger van SynerScope. “Wij zijn vooral geïnteresseerd in vraagstukken waarvoor verschillende soorten data gekoppeld moeten worden. En bij de netbeheerders zitten dan genoeg uitdagingen.”

Het vraagstuk waar SynerScope zich voor deze netbeheerder mee heeft beziggehouden, is: hoe kun je de slimme meter zo slim mogelijk uitrollen? Als een planning gemaakt wordt om in een bepaald gebied de slimme meter te gaan aanbieden, is het handig om te weten wat een netbeheerder achter de voordeur zal aantreffen: wat voor soort meter hangt er nu, wat voor kast zit daar omheen, wat voor zekeringen zijn gebruikt, is er mogelijk asbest aanwezig? “Om die vragen te beantwoorden, is nu nog een serie handmatige checks nodig”, zegt Ploeger. “Dat kost veel tijd en is foutgevoelig.”

SynerScope kan de informatie die van belang is sneller en beter verzamelen door alle gegevens die eerst handmatig gecheckt werden, aan elkaar te koppelen. Daarnaast wordt gebruik gemaakt van foto’s die door monteurs gemaakt zijn. Met behulp van machine learning worden deze geclusterd: foto’s waarop dezelfde apparatuur te zien is, komen in dezelfde groep, zodat snel zichtbaar is of in een bepaald gebied veel verschillende meters hangen of juist sprake is van grote uniformiteit. “Wat wij doen, is data bij elkaar brengen om de werkvoorbereiding te optimaliseren”, zo vat Ploeger het samen.

Door met de juiste informatie een werkplanning te maken, worden fouten voorkomen. “Voor het verwijderen van bepaalde zekeringen is een specifieke opleiding nodig, die niet alle monteurs hebben”, geeft Ploeger als voorbeeld. “Het komt dus wel eens voor dat een monteur niks mag doen, omdat hij de juiste papieren niet heeft. Ook helpt goede informatie bij het inplannen van de benodigde tijd, waardoor je goed weet hoeveel adressen je op een dag kunt inplannen.” Uit een eerste test -waarbij de methode van SynerScope vergeleken werd met de resultaten van de oude, handmatige methode- blijkt volgens Ploeger dat er 30% minder fouten gemaakt zouden zijn.

Bron: David Duijnmayer  |  david.duijnmayer@energeia.nl  |  15 juni 2017

Lees het originele artikel op www.energeia.nl

SynerScope is shaping the future with disruptive High Speed Big Data Analytics Technologies

SynerScope is shaping the future of Law Enforcement and National security agencies with disruptive High Speed Big Data Analytics Technologies.

The Netherlands, 12 June 2017. The explosion of crimes, terrorists acts and cyberthreats and the amount of data to collect and analyse to deal with those threats, create a new challenge to achieve maximum protection and anticipation.

SynerScope Ultra-Fast Big data Analytics appliances will provide unique analytics solutions, fast investigations/exploration to Governments, National Security agencies and Law Enforcement bodies with an efficiency, a speed and a price never delivered to date in the market.

SynerScope data science and predictive analytics technologies help Analysts in storing, processing, analysing and do quick findings in large amount of structured (geo location, air traffic data, sensors data, license-plate readers, travel and credit-card records) and unstructured data (text documents, message traffic, phone data, social media data, speeches, images…).

Speed is achieved without the need of any upfront data modelling and cleaning. Cost efficiency is achieved using mass storage on a Hortonworks Hadoop Data lake.

This new market of mining billions of records of structured and unstructured data and crunching the data to find crucial clues, is pushed by intelligence and law enforcement agencies to use big data technologies to find suspicious activities  and predict crimes or terrorist acts before they happen. According to research firm MarketsandMarkets, the market for those new technologies is estimated to reach $9.2 billion by 2020, up from $3 billion in 2015.

About SynerScope

SynerScope, the next generation platform that provides analytics solutions to help discover critical insights from massive amounts of data, including dark data, and turning it into useful information and insights. SynerScope combines Scientific Visualization Technologies (MRI scanner), ultrafast predictive analytics and machine learning on top of its proprietary enterprise data navigation, -search and -linking.

This technology stack provides enterprises high speed detection of abnormal behaviours and anomalies in complex data. SynerScope operates in the following sectors: Banking, Insurance, Critical Infrastructure, and Cyber Security. Learn more at synerscope.com.

Synerscope has strategic partnerships with Hortonworks, Nvidia, IBM, SAP and Dell.

Mediacontact:

Marieke Beijsens

+31 (0)6 2364 4933

Email: marketing@synerscope.com