JUNE 18-23, 2017 / NASHVILLE / MUSIC CITY CENTER
Music City Center
201 5th Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203
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Room blocks are available at special attendee rates until May 27 or until the room block is filled, whichever comes first. A limited number of rooms at the government rate are available.
Whistleblower, Deutsche Bank
Eric Ben-Artzi was a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. While at Deutsche Bank, Ben-Artzi refused to participate in the cover-up of massive credit-related losses from the 2008 financial crisis. He reported the fraud internally and to regulators around the world, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Partly due to his efforts, Deutsche Bank’s corporate governance program has been overhauled. The SEC fined Deutsche Bank’s shareholders $55 million as a result of the violations, but none of the executives or lawyers responsible were held accountable. Ben-Artzi refused to receive a portion of the fine as a whistleblower award, arguing that the shareholders were the true victims. He currently works for a financial technology startup, where he develops risk analytics. Ben-Artzi holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from New York University and a Bachelor’s of Science from Hebrew University.
You Need to Know Eric Ben-Artzi, a Real Hero in the Financial Industry
Thom Hartmann | August 23, 2016
SEC and Revolving Doors: Q&A with Eric Ben-Artzi
Pro-Market | August 29, 2016
We must protect shareholders from executive wrongdoing
Financial Times | August 18, 2016
National Security Strategist, Carbon Black, Inc.Founding Partner, The Georgetown Group LLC
Eric O’Neill is an attorney, security consultant and professional public speaker. In 2001, he helped capture the most notorious spy in United States history: Robert Hanssen, a 25-year veteran of the FBI. The remarkable true events of his life are the inspiration behind the critically-acclaimed dramatic thriller Breach, starring Ryan Philippe as O'Neill. The film is the story of the greatest security breach in U.S. history.
O’Neill began his career in the FBI as a “Ghost” –an undercover field operative tasked to surveil and monitor foreign, national and domestic terrorists and spies. During the Hanssen investigation, he worked directly undercover with the spy within the FBI’s Information Assurance Division, created to protect all classified FBI intelligence.
Currently, O’Neill runs The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security consultancy out of Washington, D.C. He is also the National Security Strategist for Carbon Black, the leader in next generation endpoint protection.
A talented motivational speaker who weaves real life experiences into a presentation that is both entertaining and rewarding, Eric O’Neill provides practical insights into real work situations relevant to many industries.
Interview: Eric O'Neill, Carbon Black
Infosecurity Magazine | April 4, 2016
President, Crowdstrike Former Executive Assistant Director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch, FBI
As President of CrowdStrike Services, Shawn Harvey leads a world-class team of cybersecurity professionals who aggressively and effectively investigate and mitigate targeted attacks on computer networks. He retired as FBI Executive Assistant Director (EAD) in 2012, overseeing all criminal and cyber investigations worldwide, as well as international operations and the FBI’s critical incident response to major investigations and disasters. During his 24-year career, he has held a wide range of operational and leadership roles in three FBI Field Offices and FBI-HQ.
Having served in multiple positions relating to cyber intrusions since 1999, Henry was the Bureau’s outspoken top agent on cybersecurity issues, credited with boosting the FBI’s computer crime investigative capabilities. In addition to his last position as EAD, he served as both Deputy Assistant Director and Assistant Director of the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters, Supervisor of the FBI Cyber Crime Squad in Baltimore and Chief of the Computer Investigations Unit within the FBI-led National Infrastructure Protection Center.
During his tenure, Henry oversaw major computer crime and cyber investigations spanning the globe, from denial-of-service attacks, to major bank and corporate breaches, to nation-state sponsored intrusions. He led the establishment of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), a multi-agency center led by the FBI, and forged partnerships domestically and international within governments and the private sector. Early in his cyber career, he served on the U.S. delegation to the G8 as a member of the High-Tech Crimes Subgroup.
Shawn Henry was an original member of, and key contributor to, the National Cyber Study Group, under the direction of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. This organization developed the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI), the U.S. government’s national strategy to mitigate threats and secure cyberspace.
Henry’s professional achievements have been recognized throughout his career. In 2009, he received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive for his leadership in enhancing the FBI’s cyber capabilities, and SC Magazine recognized him as one of the top industry pioneers who shaped the information security industry. In 2010 he was named one of the most influential people in security by Security Magazine; received the Federal 100 Award as a government leader who played a pivotal role in the federal government IT community; and was selected as cybercrime fighter of the year by McAfee Inc.
CrowdStrike’s Shawn Henry on Cyberterrorists, Ransomware and Hacked Elections
Brink | October 24, 2016
Former FBI insider on massive federal data breach
CBS News | June 5, 2015
Investigative Journalist First to Uncover Corruption Within FIFA
Andrew Jennings has been chasing bad men around the world for more than three decades. The 1980s were spent investigating the curious relationship between London's top gangster and the city's top detective. Jennings made a one-hour documentary but the BBC refused to show it. He resigned and, with Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum, more Bournes), remade it in 1986 for Granada TV's World In Action programme. That brought the first award.
Next he went digging into the Sicilian Mafia – and filming nose-to-nose with the Mob in Palermo as they exported tons of heroin to England and America. This was essential preparation for his next investigation: the International Olympic Committee.
Since March 2003 Jennings has been the only reporter in the world banned from FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s press conferences. FOUL!, his new book about FIFA corruption, is now in 15 languages despite an attempt by Blatter using FIFA funds in Switzerland to persuade a Zurich court to impose a global ban.
After 20 years elsewhere Jennings was welcomed back into the bosom of the BBC and his first Panorama programme in 2006 had violence and bad language – all off the pitch, by FIFA officials and directed at him. There have been four more since, the most recent on November 29, 2010, days before FIFA voted the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 edition to Qatar.
At other times he’s been traumatised by Syrian artillery in Beirut, charmed by the Sandinistas on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, devoured illicit fistfuls of caviar with Chechen gangsters in the Caucasus mountains and been disgusted by a Utah polygamist parading his five teenage brides in a trailer park at the end of 100 miles of dirt track. The sixth was sulking and wouldn’t come out to be interviewed.
Andrew Jennings has won lots of awards in Europe and America. He writes for media everywhere, tabloid and highbrow, his television films are shown globally, he delivers polemics at academic conferences, contributes peer-reviewed essays to academic publications and urges journalism students to write investigations stylishly and humorously.
How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter
Washington Post | June 3, 2015
Author, Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal
Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Eugene Soltes is the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School where his research focuses on how individuals and organizations confront and overcome challenging situations. He teaches in several of the school’s executive education programs and was awarded the Charles M. Williams Award for outstanding teaching in 2015.
Professor Soltes’ work on corporate misconduct and fraud culminated in the book Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal, which was described by Kirkus Reviews as “a groundbreaking study” on white-collar criminality. The book explores why often wealthy and successful executives engage in deception. The investigation draws on more than seven years of interaction with nearly fifty of the most high-profile former executives responsible for the most significant corporate crimes. The book refutes popular explanations of why seemingly successful executives engage in fraud and instead shows that most executives make decisions the way we all do—on the basis of intuitions and gut feelings. The trouble, Soltes shows, is that these gut feelings are often poorly suited for the modern business world and often lead to the harmful acts that we so often read about in the news.
At the organizational level, Professor Soltes examines how firms voluntarily disclose information to investors, employees, regulators, and the media. This research has been published in leading finance, accounting, and economics journals and resulted in numerous awards including the Hillcrest Behavioral Finance Award, California Corporate Finance Conference, and the Financial Research Association Best Paper Award.
Professor Soltes and his work have been widely quoted by the media including in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Economist, Bloomberg, and USA Today.
Prior to joining the faculty of the Harvard Business School, Professor Soltes received his PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his AM in statistics and AB in economics from Harvard University.
Criminal business executives just don’t get why they’re in jail
The Washington Post | December 9, 2016
A Harvard Professor Studied Infamous White-Collar Criminals. Here's What He Learned.
Fortune | October 11, 2016
Eugene Soltes on Why They Do It
Counterpunch | October 13, 2016
Letters from Prison
Harvard Magazine | November-December 2016
Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC
Tom Caulfield has more than 38 years of government service, including the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office and the Central Intelligence Agency. He ended his government service when he retired in 2015 as the Executive Director for the CIGIE Training Institute. During his government service, his assignments included a full range of responsibilities at both the senior executive and program management levels in law enforcement, criminal investigations, anti-fraud strategies, white-collar crime investigations, polygraph, counter-intelligence, internal oversight, and professional development and training. Today, Caulfield is the co-owner of Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC, a company specializing in developing, assessing and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity.
Senior Managing Consultant
As a member of BKD’s Forensics & Valuation Services division, Jeremy Clopton specializes in data analytics with applications in forensic investigations, fraud prevention and detection, litigation support, continuous auditing, internal control assessment and risk assessment. His use of data analytics is built on a solid foundation of fraud examination experience, including investigating allegations of misappropriation through interviewing, document examination and data analysis. Clopton’s project experience includes the development and implementation of continuous auditing programs for Fortune 500 companies, development of analytics for compliance with anti-bribery and corruption regulations and investigative experience working with the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice.
VP Operations & Business Development
Reed Research Limited
Keith Elliott has been a Licensed Private Investigator in varying capacities for more than 24 years. He has extensive experience with property-casualty, criminal, life, health and disability insurance investigations across Canada and internationally. He has presented evidence and testified in precedent setting cases at the Supreme Court of Ontario and Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
In addition to overseeing the daily operations and company’s development, Elliott is the primary point of contact for many clients. He is regularly asked to provide in-house training to various insurance company staff on the function and use of investigations, surveillance and social media surveillance for insurance purposes.
Director, 21st Century Learning & Consulting
Retired FBI Supervisory Agent for the FBI Academy's Leadership & Communications Unit
Former Supervisory Special Agent (SA) Bret Hood is a 25-year veteran of the FBI. In his time with the FBI, he has been able to work significant and high-profile white-collar, money laundering, public corruption, counterterrorism and organized crime cases. For the last 15 years, Hood has been a master instructor for the FBI. In 2012, he accepted a position to serve as an adjunct professor for the University of Virginia teaching leadership courses to law enforcement executives who attend the FBI National Academy and has developed a number of interactive courses based on the latest adult learning methodologies.
McHard Accounting Consulting, LLC
Janet M. McHard is the founding partner of McHard Accounting Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in forensic accounting, fraud prevention and accounting reconstruction. McHard provides assistance, including expert testimony, in the areas of fraud and forensic accounting. She also has experience in database management and class action administration. McHard has received special training in fraud prevention and investigation from the ACFE, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and through the University of New Mexico’s Financial Investigators Certificate Program.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Liseli Pennings is the Training Director for the ACFE. She was a Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury Inspector General's Office for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and was previously a career special agent with the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service. She is a subject matter expert in international investigations and physical security, and was a law enforcement attaché in both Europe and Latin America. Pennings was awarded seven of the U.S. Department of State’s Meritorious Honor Awards, a Superior Honor Award and 4 letters of commendation.
Partner, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services
Vincent Walden is a Partner at EY specializing in forensic technology, business intelligence and fraud detection analytics. He leads a national team of skilled forensic technology and data mining professionals. With a focus on anti-fraud analytics, forensic data mining, third-party due diligence and electronic discovery services, he has more than 17 years of experience handling the information management, forensic analysis and electronic discovery needs for large scale, complex litigations, investigations and proactive anti-fraud and compliance programs. He has been featured in many publications including Fraud Magazine, Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Economist, The FCPA Report, ABC News Online, CNBC, Tech Data, and other leading publications.
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