Together, Reducing Fraud Worldwide
The 2013 ACFE Canadian Fraud Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from Canada’s top anti-fraud professionals. In addition to notable keynote speakers, the program features two tracks covering current fraud issues, investigation techniques and practical solutions. Sessions featured during this year's event include:
Dealing with an Investigation by an Outside AuthorityWhen the Securities Commission, the FBI or the Transport and Safety Authority come knocking with a warrant, what does one do? This session delivers a step-by-step process of how to cooperate while protecting essential rights, and planning a follow up strategy to ensure enterprise and board protection.Alex De Zordo, Partner, Borden Ladner GervaisAnne Merminod, Associate, Borden Ladner GervaisUtilizing Hotline Benchmarking Data to Improve Ethics and Compliance Program EffectivenessBenchmark data is extremely helpful in not only ascertaining areas of concern regarding your overall ethics and compliance program, but in providing a comparison against others in similar industries or organizational size. This session will look at what your hotline data is telling you about activity within your organization, and what you can learn by comparing that data to others in similar positions. It will also look at how one leading organization implemented these findings with great success.Nicholas CiancioSenior Vice President, Strategic Solutions, NAVEX GlobalInvestigating and Prosecuting Investment Frauds in Canada and Beyond: Real Case StudiesHow can individuals, businesses and governments protect themselves from investment frauds? What proactive measures are investment regulators taking to prevent it? This session will cover the entire process of preparing and prosecuting a criminal fraud prosecution and the best options at recovering lost money. It will also cover questions and answers concerning the epidemic problem of losing trust in financial advisors. Norm DeBoer, CFEDetective, Waterloo Regional Police Service Leveraging Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) to Combat FraudThe illicit practices of diversion, theft of trade secrets and counterfeiting pharmaceutical drugs have been estimated to be a $200 billion per year industry. Managing and identifying intellectual property infringement can maintain competitive advantage and avoid loss in market share. This presentation will review how OSINT can be used to reduce risk exposure, identify potential loss incidents and assist in loss recovery efforts. As fraud investigators and other risk management practitioners seek to harness the overwhelming body of information available through OSINT, this session will provide proactive new solutions to use in the field.Tyson Johnson, CFE, CPPDirector, Global Risk Management, ATS Automation Fraud: Who Is Winning the Battle?Following the collapse of the US Savings and Loan banks in the 80s, the Treadway Commission identified what has become known as the “Expectation Gap” between the public and the auditor. Since that time, we have seen a dramatic increase in large fraud and an unprecedented increase in the less publicized, but more costly, smaller frauds. As technology grew, a new breed of outlaw appeared on the scene — the cyber-crook. This session will describe the new battleground, identify the new fraudsters and explore the role fraud examiners can play in the battle against fraud.Philip Levi, CFE, FCPA, CPA, CFFPartner, Levi & Sinclair, LLPBecoming an Expert as an Expert WitnessWhether you are anticipating your first courtroom experience as an expert or are highly familiar with the rigors of the witness stand, being an effective and successful expert is a critical skill for anti-fraud professionals. Drawing on the presenter’s extensive experiences, this session will explore specific best practice areas including the retention process, independence, evidence gathering, report writing, pre-trial assistance of counsel, attendance at trial, and expert testimony during direct and cross-examination.Drew Dorweiler, CFE, FRICS, CBV, ASAManaging Partner, Dartmouth Partners LimitedTales from the Past: How Fraud Investigation Has Changed, and Not ChangedWe will look from 1982 to 2012 at how fraud investigations have changed and not changed given changes in technology, the "paperless society," the Canada Sedona principles and now cloud computing. The background would be looking at historical examples in "the good old days," while the rest of the presentation focuses on current examples of how major fraud investigations now need to be a multi-talented team of lawyers, accountants, IT professionals, data analytic professionals and others. A relatively current case will be included.James Blatchford, CFE, CMA, FCMA, CFIPrincipal, Practice Leader, Forensic Accounting and Investigative Services, Grant Thornton LLPThe Confession Interview: Ethical, Legal and Psychological Implications for the Forensic AccountantPolice investigators are renowned for their investigative interviewing skills, many of which are obtained through a standardized model of interview training. Learn these critical interviewing skills and interview models while viewing compelling police interview footage as an actual case example of fundamentally sound interview techniques. Starting with a review of confession laws and the pitfalls that may arise if the forensic accountant does not have the requisite understanding of these laws, the session will discuss various interview models and their applicability to practitioners when dealing with confession interviews.Scott Porter, CA-IFASenior Investigator, Professional Conduct, Institute of Chartered Accountants of OntarioCheck back soon for the full conference agenda and speaker information.
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