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Sessions

23 September (Sunday)
Pre-Conference

4 CPE

The optional Pre-Conference workshop is a great way to kick-start your conference experience and will give you the tools to gain the professional edge you need. This four-hour session provides a higher level of instruction and more practical skill development than a typical Main Conference session.

13:00-17:00h

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Designing a Comprehensive Fraud Risk Management Program
Rajiv Gupta, CFE, CCSA, CISA
Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor, Diageo India

The ACFE’s Report to the Nations has found that nearly 40% of all frauds are identified by tip. Does that mean we only investigate those frauds and then wait until the next one is reported? Is there something we can do to better manage our fraud risks?

In this 4-hour Pre-Conference Workshop, you will channel the lessons from past whistleblowing cases and design analytics to detect the red flags of fraud. This session will help you develop a comprehensive fraud risk management program based on proven methodology.

Workshop Outline:

  • 13:00-14:10 Detecting Fraud: How to Develop Beyond the Hotline Program
  • 14:25-15:30 Building on the Basics: Advanced Fraud Prevention Strategies
  • 15:50-17:00 Leveraging Robotics and Predictive Analytics in Your Risk Management Program

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the need to stop resting on the laurels of whistleblowing
  • Recognize elements of a comprehensive program that catches as many frauds as whistleblowing
  • Determine how to elevate foundational concepts of fraud prevention to more advanced levels of application/li>
  • Assess how robotics process automation (RPA) can improve fraud controls
  • Assess RPA’s potential in designing an effective fraud risk management program

CPE: 4
Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Management Services

24 September (Monday)
Main Conference

16 CPE

In addition to notable keynote speakers, the Main Conference features two tracks covering current fraud issues, case studies and practical solutions. These sessions offer proven best practices and practical tips you can immediately incorporate into your anti-fraud programme.

8:30-9:45h

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Opening General Session
10:05-11:20h

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2A: Navigating the Digital Crime Scene
Dr. Graeme Edwards, CFE, AAICD
Director, CYBERi Pty Ltd

Digital evidence is crucial in nearly every fraud examination, and especially in data breach investigations. Failure to understand the digital crime scene, exhibits and evidence available can lead to costly mistakes, including expulsion of evidence from court. In this session, you will learn a digital investigation case plan and how to control and manage digital evidence while maintaining chain of custody. This session will also explore a series of case studies involving digital evidence and complexities of competing priorities of management and other technical staff.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize what a digital crime scene is
  • Determine the skills involved in securing and examining a digital crime scene
  • Identify what can be discovered from digital evidence
  • Identify ways to incorporate digital evidence into your interview plan
  • Prepare digital evidence for presentation in court
  • Recognize mistakes that can be made involving digital evidence and their consequences to your investigation

CPE: 1.5
Level: Basic
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Information Technology

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2B: Culture Risk: Ethical and Cultural Imperatives to Reduce Fraud
Roger Darvall-Stevens, MBA, MA, CFE
Partner/Director, National Head of Fraud & Forensic Services, Australia, RSM

Culture risk is the risk that the values, beliefs, knowledge, attitudes and understanding about fraud risk shared by a group of people with a common purpose can be compromised. In this session, you will examine culture risk in the context of unethical conduct that often leads to, or already is, fraud. We will discuss recent cases—including the Volkswagen emission fraud, 7-Eleven wage abuse, Australian cricket scandal and frauds in financial institutions—and the theme that emerges from them. Did no one ask at a crucial point, “What is the right thing to do?” as opposed to “What can be done to win or profit at all costs?”

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify culture risk
  • Examine through case studies how culture risk can lead to fraud
  • Implement measures to combat culture risk

CPE: 1.5
Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of business ethics
Field of Study: Behavioural Ethics

11:30-13:10h
13:30-14:45h

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4A: Cyber-Enabled Fraud: Are We Future Ready?
Tamsyn Harris, CA
Head of Fraud Risk Strategy, Financial Crime, ANZ Banking Group

Cyber advances bring amazing opportunities and benefits, but they also bring new risks. In this session, you will explore case studies and learn more about emerging attack vectors, including social engineering, business email compromise and data leaks. You will also review the consequences of these attacks, including dismissal and media and reputational damage. Finally, you will learn what to do to combat this growing risk, including better alignment between information security and fraud and better sharing and interrogation of data to identify and understand threats.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Analyse cyber-enabled frauds and how these can be deployed against individuals, businesses and governments
  • Identify prevention and detection methods for cyberattacks, including human and technology controls
  • Identify best-practice strategies for fraud risk management

CPE: 1.5
Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of digital and payment technologies; Knowledge of operational risk management practices
Field of Study: Information Technology

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4B: The Enemy Within: A Case Study of Organisational Fraud and Corruption
Dom Blackshaw, CFE
Manager Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance, Finders Resources Limited

In this session, you will walk through a real-life case study involving the suspicious expulsion of two ex-patriot managers from a mining operation in the Asia-Pacific region. The case involves multiple red flags of fraud and corruption, an independent investigation, the termination of the operation’s head and schemes that were slowly bringing the organisation to its knees.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply sound investigative strategy to achieve desired outcomes in a culturally challenging environment
  • Recognise the importance of relationships in cross-border investigations
  • Assemble a fraud and corruption response team within a micro budget
  • Implement a practical fraud and corruption control plan and ethical framework to promote positive organisational change

CPE: 1.5
Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of the fundamentals of interviewing; knowledge of how the intersection of culture and compliance can be directed by an organisation’s ethics; knowledge of the AS 8001-2008 Fraud and Corruption Control Standard
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

15:05-16:20h

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5A: Practical Approach to Leverage Robotics and Predictive Fraud Analytics in Governance and Audits
Rajiv Gupta, CFE, CCSA, CISA
Vice President and Chief Internal Auditor, Diageo India

Robotics process automation (RPA) is already helping financial institutions, customer-support functions, shared-services functions, and the likes in automating and standardising a significant number of repetitive and simple processes. It is time for anti-fraud professionals to see what activities we can move to RPA and how. In this session, you will learn how to use RPA and it’s potential.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Determine the benefits some industries currently enjoy from RPA
  • Assess possible activities in your duties to move to RPA
  • Inspect the implications that robotics and predictive analytics have for anti-fraud professionals

CPE: 1.5
Level: Advanced
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of robotics and automation; experience with data analytics
Field of Study: Auditing

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5B: Don’t Shoot the Messenger: The Intricacies of Whistleblower Protection
Georgie Farrant
Partner, Baker & McKenzie

According to the ACFE’s 2018 Report to the Nations, 40% of frauds are uncovered by a whistleblower tip. Unfortunately, retaliation and pressure from employers can make it difficult for people to blow the whistle. In recognition of this issue, some countries have enacted whistleblower protection laws, and companies increasingly recognise the importance of an effective "speak up" policy. In this session, you will learn how to navigate the intricacies of whistleblower protection, including proposed legislation in Australia, typical concerns of whistleblowers, and best practices to foster a constructive environment.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize the typical challenges and issues faced by whistleblowers
  • Compare laws that seek to address whistleblower protection, including the rationale and application of these laws
  • Apply best practices to foster a constructive culture

CPE: 1.5
Level: Basic
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

16:30-18:00h
Networking Reception
25 September (Tuesday)
8:30-9:45h
10:05-11:20h
7A: Session Details Coming Soon

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7B: Exploring the Use of Regulatory Technology to Mitigate Financial Crime
Tony Prior, MBA, CFE, CAMS, ACFE Regent
Director, AUSTRAC

The speed of innovation and technology changes within Australia’s financial sector is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. While there is a rise of FinTechs (those using innovative technologies to deliver financial services) transforming our financial system, traditional financial services are innovating and developing new technologies too.

The rapid adoption of new technology creates new ways for money laundering, financial crime and terrorist financing. Traditional methods of identifying both new crime risks and regulatory changes are no longer sufficient, particularly because of expectations set by regulators and the public alike.

This session will explore regulatory technologies (RegTechs) that offer unique responses to these problems. With both agile and technological capability, RegTechs have the capacity to manage the financial crime vulnerabilities, provide insights and reduce regulatory burden, both for traditional financial services and FinTechs.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Explore how RegTechs can provide unique insights into, and better management of, financial crime risks
  • Consider how RegTechs present opportunities for automation and businesses to focus human efforts and the accompanying costs to where they can build value
  • Examine how RegTechs may address the regulatory challenges posed by emerging technologies

CPE: 1.5
Level: Advanced
Recommended Prerequisites: Experience in the financial industry and knowledge of regulatory challenges
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

11:30-13:10h
13:30-14:45h

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9A: AI in the Wild: Applied Analytics for Fraud and Detection and Investigation
Keith Swanson
Director, Fraud and Security Intelligence, Asia Pacific-Japan, SAS

In this session, you will hear real-world examples of how organisations have moved beyond theory and are applying analytics in operations today for fraud and financial crime—not just to detect suspicious activity, but to also drive faster outcomes through investigation support, process automation and beyond.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply data analytics to fraud detection
  • Identify ways that analytics can support investigations
  • Discuss other applications of analytics and AI

CPE: 1.5
Level: Basic
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Auditing

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9B: Crossing the Ethical Line: Watch That First Step!
Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA
President and CEO, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

In your work to resolve allegations of fraud, you might encounter ethical issues that require you to look beyond the technical requirements of your job and toward the moral dimensions. But ethical issues can be perplexing. This session will discuss how to approach an ethical dilemma and where to look for guidance. You will also watch videos of fraudsters explaining how they first crossed the ethical line.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the importance of thinking through ethical issues and what questions should be asked
  • Identify what factors should be considered and how to recognize and respond to key ethical issues
  • Value ethical decision making as a cornerstone of your daily life

CPE: 1.5
Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

15:05-16:20h

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2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific