Tom Eck is an entrepreneur/software engineer whose circuitous career path includes artificial intelligence research and launching startups in the fields of biotech, telecom and healthcare. He found a home in the financial services industry some twelve years ago and is now the CTO of Financial Crimes Insights. At IBM, Tom gets to work with incredible people and awesome technologies that are shaping the future of financial services technology. Tom holds a BS in Chemistry from Boston College, an MS from NJIT in Computer Science, an MS from University of Pennsylvania in Biotechnology, and is a thesis-dissertation short of receiving a PhD in Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics from Rutgers University. His current mission is to leverage AI in the fight against financial crimes.