About Us

Make your business better. Keep out of trouble.

We know firsthand how hard the job of compliance already is and with recent DOJ’s hirings of high-profile data analytics and compliance experts, the bar has been raised for corporate legal and compliance departments to measurably demonstrate that their compliance program is not only in place, but it is actually working, in practice.

Kona AI harnesses the power of automation, data visualization and artificial intelligence, coupled with proven methodologies informed by real-world investigative experience, to bring an out-of-the-box software solution to compliance & risk professionals that is on-premises, rapidly deployable, accurate, easy-to-use, cost-effective, and most importantly, aligns with DOJ compliance monitoring and data analytics expectations.

Bring AI-driven Transparency to Build Your Bottom Line

Incorporate the highest level of compliance data analytics technology, similar to the BrewRIGHT platform, blend it with two decades of investigative and Big 4 forensic technology expertise, add leading Machine Learning algorithms backed by MIT, and the result is Kona AI.
 
All of this has been built to enable you to:
  • Return lost money to your company’s balance sheet
  • Spot high-risk payments and third parties in half the time and half the cost
  • Conduct better, evidence-based risk assessments, to spot high-risk geographies or business units
  • Reduce investigations’ costs by having relevant financial data centrally organized and available
  • Enable your compliance teams to present risks in a timely, data-driven, fact-based manner.

Our Journey

We started with a unique knowledge base representing centuries of cumulative experience in modern payment examination methods. Then we built a permanent home for that knowledge in our platform, and imported it into models that are repeatable, customizable, and tailored to the unique context of each business that uses it.

1990’s – 2010

The Obsolete Way

Random sampling, fitting to a Poisson distribution

Time allocation

Data Prep: 50%
Analysis: 50%

Effectiveness

Low: Often requires luck to find fraud in samples

2010 – 2020

First Generation

ABinbev’s BrewRIGHT, expansion of rules-based filtering at scale, 1st generation of AI and Machine Learning for anti-fraud and compliance.

Time allocation

Data Prep: 80%
Analysis: 20%

Effectiveness

Good: Too many false positives to sift through and significant data prep needed.

2019-2021

Second Generation

Anil Kona created a platform for automation of fraud controls for the general public called Spectrum.

Time allocation

Data Prep: 20%
Analysis: 80%

Effectiveness

Great: Copy needed here

2022-Present

Third Generation

All came together in a combination of Spectrum, BrewRIGHT, and MIT to create a “superplatform” called Kona AI.

Time allocation

Data Prep: 10%
Analysis: 90%

Effectiveness

Best: Metrics-driven, automated with statistical accuracy

2022-Present

Third Generation

All came together in a combination of Spectrum, BrewRIGHT,
and MIT to create a “superplatform” called Kona AI.

Time Allocation

Data Prep: 10%
Analysis: 90%

Effectiveness

Best: Metrics-driven, automated with statistical accuracy

1990’s – 2010

The Obsolete Way

Random sampling, fitting to a Poisson distribution

Time allocation

Data Prep: 50%
Analysis: 50%

Effectiveness

Low: Often requires luck to find fraud in samples

2010 – 2020

First Generation

ABinbev’s BrewRIGHT, expansion of rules-based filtering at scale, 1st generation of AI and Machine Learning for anti-fraud and compliance.

Time Allocation

Data Prep: 80%
Analysis: 20%

Effectiveness

Good: Too many false positives to sift through and significant data prep needed.

2019-2021

Second Generation

Anil Kona created a platform for automation of fraud controls for the general public called Spectrum.

Time Allocation

Data Prep: 20%
Analysis: 80%

Effectiveness

Great: Copy needed here

2022-Present

Third Generation

All came together in a combination of Spectrum, BrewRIGHT,
and MIT to create a “superplatform” called Kona AI.

Time Allocation

Data Prep: 10%
Analysis: 90%

Effectiveness

Best: Metrics-driven, automated with statistical accuracy

Data Imported
0
TB
Total Transactions Flagged
0
K+
% False Positives
0
TB

Our Team

Leveraging decades of investigative experience from the Big 4, academia, industry and associations, our proprietary library of anti-fraud & anti-corruption behavioral algorithms and predictive models are setting the standard for demonstrating an effective compliance program to both your board and regulators.

Our team is made up of CFEs, CPAs, attorneys, data scientists and former government and law enforcement professionals who are familiar with the investigative process, as well as best practices in internal controls around proactive fraud risk management and monitoring.

Vincent Walden, CFE, CPA

Chief Executive Officer
CFE of the Year 2022

Navin Motielal, CFE

Managing Director, Technology Innovation & Customer Success

Angela Kroboth

Director, Systems Integration & Customer Success

Jonathan Nystrom

Program Support, MIT Integrity Distributed Collaboration

Adam Denk

Director of Marketing

Jacob Ernst

Director of Sales

No Crystal Ball.
Just Kona AI Predictive Modeling

Learn how Kona AI can give you unmatched transparency within your key business processes to reduce risk and measurably demonstrate compliance and internal audit effectiveness