Amit Jaju is a senior managing director in FTI Consulting India. He is based in Mumbai, where he also heads the technology and financial crime practices. Amit has over 15 years’ experience in forensic technology consulting covering data analytics, cyber, e-discovery, software licensing and information governance. He has created market-leading solutions around financial crime, cyberincident response, analytics and software licensing; he has also delivered engagements for global and Indian clients in over 20 countries. His experience spans multiple sectors.
He has led many complex global data analytics engagements, including implementing and managing enterprise-wide fraud and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) monitoring solutions for banks; and implementing terrorism monitoring over the internet for defence services. He has delivered sanctions diagnostics and investigation engagements across Europe and the Middle East for large US sanctions matters, and has developed a sanctions analytics platform to deliver end-to-end sanctions diagnostics and monitoring.
Amit Jaju has led various engagements in analytics, software licensing and cyberincident response, with the ability to identify opportunities and build futuristic solutions; managed and led over 5,000 software licence compliance engagements, resulting in revenue generation for the clients; and worked with large clients in implementing end-to-end licence compliance operations including processes, trainings and technology solutions, and helped clients reduce their licensing cost significantly by optimising licensing models and contracts.
In terms of specific cases, Amit has acted as an expert witness in Europe regarding a $20 million software IP infringement case on behalf of a software publisher; investigated and identified the individuals involved in the global hack and episode leak of a popular TV series; investigated multiple high-profile cybercrime cases in India targeting large banks and corporations, including the top 10 largest banks in India; created a social media and dark-web analysis platform for predicting and investigating business risks for clients; developed an AI-based video analytics solution to prevent revenue leakage for clients in the infrastructure sector; developed a framework to detect predatory pricing for airline tickets; delivered a large compliance engagement for a stock exchange around trades and data feed management; built various innovative solutions for analytics, software licence forensics, sanctions, ransomware and fraud-monitoring implementation; and led and implemented a monitoring system for the Indian Army to track suspicious internet transactions and transfers as part of their anti-terrorism programme in the highly sensitive Jammu and Kashmir region.
Amit is an independent director on the board of a leading asset management company. He writes a regular column on fincrime and fintech in Mint, a popular Indian daily, and his study on insider threats has been published as course material by Cambridge University.
Amit is a regular speaker in events in India and overseas on such topics as risks and countermeasures in the digital age; AI; robotics; blockchain; fincrime; IP theft; and risk management.
Amit holds a master’s degree in IT from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, India.
He is a certified fraud examiner, a certified information systems auditor and a certified software asset manager; and he holds certifications from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Cisco.