CogX 2019

Partnership with Darktrace

We are pleased to announce that Emerge Consultants have forged a partnership with Darktrace. Founded in 2013 by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge and government cyber intelligence experts in the US and the UK, Darktrace is recognized today as the world’s leading AI company for cyber security.

With deep expertise in mathematics and machine learning, as well as operational experience defending critical national assets, our founding team started Darktrace to empower organizations to defend their systems against the most sophisticated cyber-threats.

Darktrace’s pioneering technology, the Enterprise Immune System, applies AI to the cyber defense challenge for the first time, and has proven itself successful in detecting cyber-threats that existing, legacy systems cannot.

Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, with 40 offices globally and over 800 employees. It is privately owned, with investors including KKR, Summit Partners, Vitruvian Partners, Samsung Ventures, TenEleven Ventures, Hoxton Ventures, Talis Capital, Invoke Capital and Insight Venture Partners.

New appointment


We are very pleased to announce Samantha Sheen as one of our Senior Regulatory advisors.

Sam is a financial crime prevention professional with over 15 years of practical experience in compliance. Sam holds a number of qualifications and is recognised as a subject matter expert in the field of financial crime. Sam’s previous work experience includes working as MLRO, Data Protection Officer and CCO and Group Head of AML for various financial institutions, both offshore and in Europe. Sam also worked offshore for several years as the first legal counsel to the financial regulator in Guernsey and subsequently set up the financial crime division, overseeing the examination of a variety of financial institutions. She continues to maintain ongoing engagement with other regulators on financial crime matters. Sam has extensive training experience in the field of financial crime prevention and corporate governance matters. She has most recently been involved in projects involving FinTech businesses, the use of RegTech to mitigate financial crime and list management relating to the screening of customers and third parties. Sam most recently worked with ACAMS Europe as its AML Director and is a member of the Chapter in the UK. Sam is recognised by ACAMS as a subject matter expert and has co-authored a number of online certificate courses, facilitated working groups on 4/5AMLD in Europe and assistance in the development of white papers. Sam often writes about various financial crime topics and participates as moderator, presenter and panellist in a number of jurisdictions. Originally from Montreal, Quebec Canada, Sam holds a Bachelors of Public Administration, Law Degree, qualified as a barrister and solicitor and holds her Masters in Business, specialising in risk management.

Digital Strategies for Business


We would like to congratulate our Managing Partner & Founder Tashfin Shafique in completing his Digital Strategies for Business Executive course from Columbia Business School. The course is in line with our Digital Transformation and Data Science Practice and will further support our clients, partners and colleagues in applying cutting edge solutions.

Digital Business Strategy Learning..


We would like to congratulate our Senior Partner and Head of Digital Transformation, Mizan Rahman in completing his MIT Digital Business Strategy Executive course. The course is in line with our Digital Transformation and Data Science Practice and will further support our clients, partners and colleagues in applying cutting edge solutions.

New appointment


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Prasanna Kumar. Graham will join as a senior solutions consultant in our Digital Transformation practice. Prasanna has worked in senior roles across Global Banking, Markets, Corporate, Private, Retail and Wealth Management.

Prasanna is a BI Subject Matter Expert with more than 15 years experience in delivering Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing solutions across multiple business domains including fixed income, core finance, manufacturing and HR. He has delivered high profile solutions in data discovery for several high profile tier 1 banks and has supported building POCs for market surveillance analytics. Prasanna has a masters in applied science in computing, is a Prince2 practitioner and in his spare time practices Yoga.