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Speakers

The ACFE Fraud Conference Canada speaker lineup features experts in the anti-fraud industry. These leaders will share their insights and address key issues relevant to you. The full list of speakers for 2018 will be announced soon. View a list of speakers currently confirmed for the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada below.

Keynote Speakers

Chris Mathers

Corporate Intelligence Expert

Chris Mathers has spent most of his adult life working undercover for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Customs Service. He writes about his experiences posing as a gangster, a drug trafficker and a money launderer in his book, CRIME SCHOOL: Money Laundering.

At the time of his retirement from the RCMP, Mathers was the senior undercover operator at the Proceeds of Crime Section where he established and operated a number of “storefront” money laundering businesses targeting Colombian, Russian and Asian organized crime groups.

In 1995, Mathers joined the forensic division of KPMG. In 1999, he was appointed president of KPMG Corporate Intelligence Inc. In 2004, Chris established CHRIS MATHERS INC., which provides crime and risk consulting services.

Diana Kelley

Cybersecurity Field CTO, Microsoft

Diana Kelley is the Cybersecurity Field CTO for Microsoft and a cybersecurity architect, executive advisor and author. At Microsoft she leverages her 25+ years of cyber risk and security experience to provide advice and guidance to CSOs, CIOs and CISOs at some of the world’s largest companies and is a contributor the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR). She was the Global Executive Security Advisor at IBM Security where she built and managed the IBM Security Research Community Newsroom process and was a regular contributor to IBM X-Force research. She is a faculty member with IANS Research, Industry Mentor at the CyberSecurity Factory, and guest lecturer at Boston College’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity program. Kelley serves on the Board of Directors at Sightline Security, the RSA US Program Committee for 2018 and 2019, was an IEEE “Rock Star of Risk” in 2016, keynotes frequently at major conferences and co-authored the book Cryptographic Libraries for Developers.

Michael Ferguson, CPA, CA, FCA (New Brunswick)

Auditor General of Canada

Michael Ferguson was appointed Auditor General of Canada on November 28, 2011. Prior to this appointment, he served in a variety of roles in the government of New Brunswick, including five years as comptroller, five years as Auditor General of New Brunswick and one year as Deputy Minister of Finance and Secretary to the Board of Management.

Valérie Ouellet

Senior Data Journalist, CBC

Valérie Ouellet is CBC's senior data journalist in Toronto. She was part of the team who investigated the massive Paradise Papers leak of tax-haven records. Her recent work also includes uncovering large-scale ticket scalping, investigating questionable inmate deaths and documenting a rise of violence in nursing homes. She has been nominated for awards by both the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Fédération professionelle des journalistes du Québec. She teaches data journalism at Humber College and Ryerson University. Valérie has a master's of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax.

Joanna Gualtieri

Whistleblower, Canada Department of Foreign Affairs

Joanna Gualtieri was a pioneer in the whistleblowing movement in Canada, advocating that honest employees must have the right to speak out about workplace wrongdoing that threatens the public interest.

In the 1990s, Gualtieri worked as an analyst at Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs. She identified what she believed to be systemic and widespread abuse of public monies for extravagant offshore diplomatic residences in violation of federal laws and policies and costing taxpayers billions of dollars. Unwilling to turn a blind eye, Gualtieri brought suit against the government to hold it accountable. In a landmark case spanning over a decade, Gualtieri fought for greater integrity, accountability and whistleblower rights. She was asked to sit on the Board of the Government Accountability Project (GAP) — the world’s leading whistleblower organization — in Washington, D.C. and founded Canada’s first whistleblower organization the Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform (FAIR). Gualtieri drafted federal whistleblower legislation and testified numerous times to Parlimentary and Senate committees.

Currently, Gualtieri is developing TIP (The Integrity Principle), a project to educate and embolden young people about the indispensable role of integrity in vocational life by engaging them in real-life stories of ordinary people living integrity in action.

Zach Dubinsky

Senior Writer, CBC Investigations Unit

Zach Dubinsky is a journalist with CBC's national investigative unit in Toronto. He was part of the international media team that reported on the Paradise Papers and Panama Papers leaks. He previously worked for the CBC investigative program The Fifth Estate and has contributed to most of the major newspapers in Canada. When not chasing down tax dodgers, his areas of expertise include organized crime, political corruption and the courts.

Guest Speaker

Joseph Grmovsek*

Guest Speaker: Convicted Fraudster*

A former lawyer in Ontario, Joseph Grmovsek is Canada’s first and only individual to receive a criminal conviction and sentence of imprisonment for illegal insider trading activities. He was incarcerated for close to three years in stays that included two maximum security prisons.

*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters.

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2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada