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Sessions

Wednesday, 4 April
Pre-Conference

4 CPE

The optional Pre-Conference workshop is a great way to open 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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Pre-Conference: Fraud Investigations and Open Source Intelligence
Stephen Hill, Ph.D., MLPI, CIIP
Managing Director, Hill Bingham Ltd

This optional Pre-Conference session will explore the investigative applications of the internet and how Open Source Intelligence can enrich investigations. The three blocks will demystify jargon used and make you aware of the sources of evidence available in your fraud investigations. It will also improve your ability to work with current technologies and to prepare for the future.

Pre-Conference Blocks:

  • Introduction to the open source intelligence and the internet
  • Social media in fraud investigations
  • Safely investigating online and finding the people behind websites

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

Thursday, 5 April
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.

09:00-10:15h
Opening General Session
10:35-11:50h

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2A Internal Investigations in Accordance with GDPR
Malaika Nolde, LL.M., CFE
Lawyer and Privacy Auditor

Efficient internal investigations are an essential pillar in every compliance management system. The intensive data processing, however, faces new compliance risks with the coming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This session will explore the new challenges and opportunities that GDPR will introduce.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Evaluate the potential dilemma between compliance and privacy
  • Discuss how to set up internal investigations in accordance with the GDPR
  • Use modern technology and not only ensure but enlarge the level of privacy

Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisite: None
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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2B What You Need to Know About Virtual Currency in 2018
Tim Harvey, CFE
Head of Global Chapter Development, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

This session will address why you need to know about cryptocurrencies and the history of web-based currencies from e-gold (1996) to Ethereum. We will discuss how miners actually create cryptocurrencies, emerging trends of transferring funds from Transferwise to Revolute, and the importance of blockchain technology and how it will change the future.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Compare different cryptocurrencies available
  • Assess the ways in which cryptocurrencies can help fraudsters and fraud examiners
  • Evaluate the importance of blockchain technology

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

11:50-13:30h
Luncheon Session
13:40-14:55h

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4A Use of Shell, Shelf and Front Companies for Money Laundering and Sanction Circumvention

This session will explain and compare the characteristics of shell, shelf and front companies, and introduce specific methods to identify the different and potentially illegitimate, company types.

For illustration purposes, this session will review interactive case studies including:

  • Shell company use in placement, layering and integration
  • Early pick-up of shelf companies and underlying structural changes
  • Use of operating companies for more than the original purposes

You Will Learn How To:

  • Distinguish among shell, shelf and front companies, and know their characteristics
  • Compare methods for identification of such companies using customer and transaction data

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisite: Knowledge and experience with the fundamentals of money laundering and their predicate offences; Initial knowledge about sanction regimes
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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4B The Role of Ethics and Culture in Controlling Fraud and Corruption
Gerard M. Zack, CFE, CCEP, CIA
Incoming CEO, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Ethics and culture represent the glue that holds a compliance program together and keeps it from being merely a set of policies. But most organisations don’t have a sold understanding of how to fully create and maintain a culture that truly deters criminal conduct. This session will provide practical ideas that can be implemented immediately – ideas that will enhance a culture of ethics, aimed at reducing the incidence and severity of fraud, corruption and other compliance matters.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify components of culture and ethics
  • Implement methods for improving organisational culture
  • Understand strategies for monitoring compliance and ethics programs

Level: Basic
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Behavioural ethics

15:15-16:30h

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5A Cross-Border Investigations: Effectively Meeting the Challenges Circumvention
Guy Higgs, CFE, CCEP-I
Director Forensic Investigations, VEON

This session will cover the common problems in cross-border investigations, such as access to information and data transfer, lack of an investigation process, legal differences and cultural differences.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Appraise tips on what to do and what not to do
  • Evaluate best practices for cross-border investigations
  • Examine case examples

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisite: Understanding of the basics of fraud investigations
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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5B Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering Management: Best Practices, Approach and Case Study in Health Care and Insurance
Elif Morgenroth
Global Practice Head, AML & Financial Crime Management, CGI Germany Ltd.

Managing financial crime, fraud and AML across all sectors and industries is a challenge. A holistic view, combining operational know-how and new techniques, such as artificial intelligence (AI), is crucial to cope with the diverse regulations. This session will provide an overview of how to manage the multiple facets under best practices, including a case study where fraud was detected at a large insurance group using fraud analytics, tools and use cases.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply best practices
  • Compare AI, big data management, fraud analytics, use cases and other tools to detect fraud
  • Analyse theoretical and practical aspects of fraud and AML in insurance and health care

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

16:30-18:00h
Cocktail Reception
Friday, 6 April
09:00-10:15h
General Session
10:35-11:50h

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7A Business Email Compromise and the Human Factor: A Holistic Approach to Internal Controls
Britta Bohlinger, CFE
Founding Director, RisikoKlar

This session will explore a centrepiece CEO fraud case. Germany's export-focused SMEs (German Mittelstand) have suffered substantial financial and reputational losses due to this phenomenon. However, organisations across Europe, in particular in the U.K. and Iceland, have also been affected. This session will provide a risk-based assessment of a corporate culture subject to specific constraints. It will present internal controls in combination with effective techniques, aiming at prevention of losses subsequent to misconduct and fraud risk.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Discuss the interface among social engineering, contemporary cyberfraud and corporate culture
  • Improve fraud prevention by leveraging interdepartmental intelligence to identify red flags
  • Assess the inherent risk of inadequate internal controls in the context of a culture of fear and how to improve them

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisite: Some knowledge of corporate culture, organisational structure and internal controls in small to medium enterprises
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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7B Data Analytics in Fraud Prevention and Detection
Meghavi Daiya, CFE, CA
Risk and Control Advisor, A.P. Moller - Maersk

Organisations work with big data, and it is difficult and time consuming to analyse the data and implement the required actions. Data analytics helps build customised solutions for the business and can be done with simple database tools and even Microsoft Excel. This session will address the application of data analytics to fraud prevention and detection to strengthen overall governance in your organization.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Proactively identify potential frauds
  • Rate regions or transactions to focus on, based on outliers
  • Select tests that can be repeated multiple times a day or week
  • Evaluate and improve overall governance in the organisation

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of potential frauds in the business and knowledge of and experience using Excel or data analytics software
Field of Study: Auditing

11:50-13:30h
Luncheon Session
13:40-14:55h

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9A Investigating on the Internet: An Essential Guide for Fraud Examiners
Stephen Hill, Ph.D., MLPI, CIIP
Managing Director, Hill Bingham Ltd

The use of social media and the emergence of new technology, including mobile and wearable devices, have created a new source for evidence in fraud investigations. This session will explore using the internet swiftly, safely and cost effectively to aid in your investigations.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Examine the effective use of the internet as a fraud investigation tool
  • Compare advanced search techniques and tools beyond Google
  • Identify geo-location tools for social media and exploring metadata in photos
  • Plan for protecting and hiding your identity when online

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Basic understanding of the internet along with supporting technologies, including web browsers
Field of Study: Specialised Knowledge

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9B Proving Intent in Fraud Cases
Audrey Milesi, CFE, ACCA, ACAMS
Founder, Flying CFO

This session will provide two case studies based on real-life examples in which proving the intent behind the fraud was difficult due to time constraints; management’s reaction to the investigation process, the people involved and the consequences; and difficulty gathering the data.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Distinguish how reality differs from theory due to the lack of clear-cut cases
  • Identify what a basic compliance program should include

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

15:15–16:30h
Closing General Session

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2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Europe