Momentum Travel machine learning

Webinar: Building a Machine Learning Fraud Model

This webinar occurred on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

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Watch the recording to learn how Momentum Travel built their machine learning model

As an online travel booking company, Momentum Travel was focused on identifying and preventing fraud.

Dustin MacDonald, Senior Director of Fraud Prevention, knew that machine learning was the key for increasing fraud detection and improving customer experience . Hear how Dustin and his team built their machine learning fraud model, including:

  • Essential resources needed to get started
  • The process for testing the model
  • What it took to push the model to production
  • Model performance and the impact of Ekata’s Confidence Score

We’ll have time for live Q&A, so whether you’re new to machine learning or already have multiple models under your belt, you can hear how one company implemented their model and the business impacts of their success.


Dustin MacDonald

Momentum Travel

Senior Director, Fraud Prevention

Ajay Andrews

Senior Director, Product


Speaker Bios

Dustin MacDonald | Momentum Travel
Senior Director, Fraud Prevention
Dustin MacDonald is long time resident of Washington state. He studied Psychology at Western Washington University and proceeded to build his career in eCommerce Fraud Prevention. He has previously worked with Expedia and Amazon leading teams to reduce fraud and loss and is currently the Director of Fraud Prevention for Momentum Travel Group, a Montreal, Quebec based Online Travel Company. He is passionate about leveraging data to detect behavior and creating innovative solutions to keep fraud at bay. When not fighting fraud, Dustin enjoys all things that the PNW has to offer, whether it be a hiking in the Cascades or on Lake Sammamish fishing with his two boys Sean and Luke.

Ajay Andrews | Ekata
Senior Director, Product
Ajay Andrews enjoys building new products that solve a deep customer need and taking them to market. At Ekata, he leads the team that built and launched the Confidence Score, leveraging data science and machine learning to create an easy to use and compelling solution. He has close to a decade of experience working in Asia & the United States across payments, e-commerce, retail banking, productivity and SaaS businesses.