2015 ACFE European


22-24 March 2015  |  London

Keynote Speakers

Eugene Kaspersky
CEO, Co-Founder of Kaspersky Lab

Eugene Kaspersky is a world-renowned cybersecurity expert and successful entrepreneur. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection and cybersecurity solutions.

Kaspersky began his career in cybersecurity accidentally when his computer became infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in 1989. Eugene’s specialized education in cryptography helped him analyze the encrypted virus and understand its behavior and then develop a removal tool for it. After successfully removing the virus, Eugene’s curiosity and passion for computer technology drove him to start analyzing more malicious programs and developing disinfection modules for them. This exotic collection of antivirus modules would eventually become the foundation for Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus database. Today the database is one of the most comprehensive and complete collections in cybersecurity, detecting and preventing systems from being infected by more than 100 million malicious programs.

Further pursuing his passion for defensive technologies, in 1990 Eugene started gathering a team of like-minded enthusiast researchers to create the AVP Toolkit Pro antivirus program, which four years later was recognized by the University of Hamburg as the most effective antivirus software in the world. 

Wishing to combine their successful track record of antivirus programming with their entrepreneurial vision, Eugene and his colleagues decided to establish their own independent company. In 1997 Kaspersky Lab was founded, with Eugene heading the company’s antivirus research. In 2007 he was named Kaspersky Lab’s CEO. 

Today Kaspersky Lab is one of the fastest growing IT security vendors worldwide, operating in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company employs approximately 3,000 professionals and IT security specialists in dedicated regional offices across 30 countries and its cybersecurity technologies protect more than 300 million users worldwide. 

Kaspersky has earned a number of international awards for his technological, scientific and entrepreneurial achievements. He was voted the World’s Most Powerful Security Exec by SYS-CON Media in 2011, awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Plymouth University in 2012, and named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 2012 Top Global Thinkers for his contribution to IT security awareness on a global scale. 

Eugene Kaspersky: traditional crime 'is coming to cyberspace'
The Telegraph | 30 September 2014

The Hackers Aren't Winning'
ACFE Insights | 9 February 2015

Cliff Lansley
Director, Emotional Intelligence Academy
United Kingdom

Cliff Lansley is Managing Director of Paul Ekman International plc (PEI) which is owned by the Emotional Intelligence Academy. PEI specialises in using reliable science in developing and delivering programmes in emotional awareness and deception. PEI is the sole authorised provider of training based on the work of Dr. Paul Ekman, and its aim is to spread this fascinating science-based training through a global network of Licensed Delivery Centres and Approved Trainers. He featured as Behavioural Analyst Expert for ITV’s documentary "Lying Game – Crimes that Fooled Britain" and also with BBC. He has worked with police, security and other personnel from military, airport, intelligence and commercial sector organisations in more than 20 countries across all continents. He is part of a team developing a leading-edge SCAnR™ system, designed for real-time veracity judgments

For the last 27 years he has also been a Director and shareholder of Development Processes Group plc. Over this period, Lansley has driven the development of a range of diagnostic, development and coaching processes for managers and leaders. For the last five years he has been researching and developing programmes with Dr. Ekman in the areas of emotional awareness and evaluating truthfulness and deception with published work in this field.

Geert Delrue
AML/CFT and Fraud Specialist, Author, Law Enforcement

Geert Delrue is a law enforcement professional specializing in tax fraud and money laundering investigations. He began his professional career at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Public Prosecutors Office in Leuven in 1985 as a Detective Inspector in the Financial and Economic Fraud Department before eventually earning promotions up to the rank of Detective Commissioner. In addition to publishing several police manuals, he has authored books on investigating special types of financial crime, including fraudulent bankruptcy, written falsehoods, tax fraud, swindle and abuse of confidence, and terrorist financing.

Dr. Janice Goldstraw-White
Criminologist, GWAssociates
United Kingdom

Dr. Janice Goldstraw-White is an independent criminologist who runs her own management and research consultancy in the UK. With more than 20 prior years' experience as an accountant and auditor, mainly in the public sector, she is particularly interested in crime in the workplace; fraudster behaviour and the role of women in fraud. She has extensively researched in the area of white-collar crime, both in the UK and in Australia, with a particular focus on offender accounts of criminal behaviour. Her more recent projects have included the impact of the economic climate upon fraudster behaviour and perceptions of fraud, bribery and corruption in the Middle East. Since completing her PhD on offender accounting and white-collar crime, she has had a number of articles published and also co-authored separate chapters on workplace crime and the motives of white-collar criminals. Her own book entitled White-Collar Crime: Accounts of Offending Behaviour was published in November 2011 by Palgrave MacMillan.

D. Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, CVA
Vice President and Program Director, ACFE
United States

Bruce Dorris is the Vice President and Program Director for the ACFE and is an advisory member of the ACFE Board of Regents. He is licensed to practice law as well as being a licensed Certified Public Accountant with experience in business valuation and litigation support. As an Assistant District Attorney for the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office in Shreveport, Louisiana, Dorris created and was the Director of its Financial Crimes Screening Section. He formerly served on the Board of Directors with the National White Collar Crime Center, and was the Vice Chairman of its Audit Committee. He is a Past President of the Louisiana District Attorneys' Association ADA Section, and has worked in the Louisiana House of Representatives Fiscal Division. He has testified numerous times before legislative committees and was a frequent lecturer with prosecutor and accountant training associations.

Session Speakers

Cedric Bourgeois, J.D., CFE, CPA (F)
Head of investigations, CNIL - Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés

Cedric Bourgeois is the head of investigations at the French Data Protection Authority in Paris (CNIL – Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés), where his team of 20 IT experts and legal officers perform compliance audits and investigate allegations of misuse of personal data or breaches of security of information systems. Prior to his position at the CNIL, Bourgeois conducted investigations at the financial regulator AMF (Autorité des marchés financiers), focusing on insider trading and financial misstatements. He started his law enforcement and regulation career in 2007 with the Paris District Attorney’s office as a special assistant, where he contributed to foreign corruption investigations as well as embezzlement and bank fraud cases, among them the Société Générale/Kerviel case.

Michael Comer
Managing Director, Cobasco Group Limited
United Kingdom

Mike Comer is the Managing Director of Cobasco Group Limited, a community of anti-fraud and compliance specialists, which works in mentoring relationships with clients to prevent, detect, investigate and recuperate from corporate fraud. Since 1979, he has worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of preventive assignments and successfully investigated scores of high profile frauds in Europe, Asia, Africa and in South and North America. He was the founding editor of the Computer Fraud and Security Bulletin which he edited for eight years, and has written nine books on fraud, corruption and forensic linguistics including Corporate Fraud III, Investigating Corporate Fraud and An HR Guide to Workplace Fraud and Criminal Behaviour.

Murray Grainger, G-EMBA
Director, Impact on Integrity Ltd.

Murray Grainger is the founder of Impact on Integrity, an ethics and compliance leadership consultancy that provides training and advisory services to executives, managers and law students. He is at the forefront of using technology and innovation to engage people and teams on compliance, business ethics, anti-corruption, anti-fraud and other risk-based topics. His practical approach focuses on enhancing integrity programmes to improve competitiveness and profitability. Grainger has extensive international legal and compliance experience, including serving as Head of Airbus’ Ethics and Compliance Programme.

Tim Harvey, CFE
Director of UK Operations, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
United Kingdom

Tim Harvey is a fraud consultant with experience investigating fraud in both the private and public sectors. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1979 and was a career detective, spending a third of his service at New Scotland Yard’s Fraud Squad and as the Detective Superintendent of the Economic Crime Department, he managed more than 120 investigators. He joined the City of London Police when they obtained government lead status for fraud in 2004. After retiring from the force he became the Director of UK Operations for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as well as a Justice of the Peace on the bench of Northamptonshire Magistrates Court.

Bethmara Kessler, CFE, CISA
Chief Audit Executive, Campbell Soup Company
United States

Bethmara Kessler is the Chief Audit Executive at the Campbell Soup Company and is on the ACFE Faculty and Advisory Council. Prior to joining Campbell’s, Kessler served as the CAE and Co-Chief Compliance Officer at Warner Music Group. Her extensive experience includes leadership roles in audit, compliance, risk management, corporate investigations, business process improvement, and IT in a range of businesses including The Fraud and Risk Advisory Group, L Brands, EMI Group, Avon Products, Nabisco and Ernst & Young. .

Matthias Kopetzky, CFE, CPA, CIA
CEO, Business Valuation GmbH

Dr. Matthias Kopetzky is working as a permanent expert witness for the department of justice as well as for private companies and institutions in complex fraud cases. Kopetzky and his team of forensic experts are focused on fraud detection and the handling of big cases with heavy support of specialised IT tools. He lectures at various academic institutions and trains the special investigation units of the Austrian federal police system working on statewide and international fraud cases. Together with Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, he is author of the German version of Corporate Fraud Handbook: Prevention and Detection (Wirtschaftskriminalität in Unternehmen: Vorbeugung & Aufdeckung) in its 2nd edition.

Roslyn Lee, ACA
Senior Manager, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services & Data Analytics, EY

Roslyn Lee is a Senior Manager in the Fraud Investigations and Disputes team in EY Ireland. She has more than 14 years of experience in the professional services industry. Having joined EY in 2000, Lee led the audits of a number of large pharmaceutical and technology clients. She specialises in audit risk assessment and the implementation of data analytics for financial audit. She is highly experienced in performing fraud risk assessments and designing data analytics procedures to address those fraud risks. More recently, Lee has also led a number of high profile fraud investigations in the financial services sector, where she used data analytics to quickly develop an understanding of transactions and cash flows.

Sherman R. McGrew, J.D., CFE
Program Analyst, TSA

Sherman R. McGrew entered military service as a Reservist in 1979, retiring as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. He is a graduate of Army Command and General Staff College and has had three active duty deployments, working extensively with the UK Military and UK Civilian Police Contingent in Basra, Iraq. McGrew retired as a Captain with the Waterbury Police Department in 2009, having also served as a Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant. He has conducted thousands of interviews with suspects and has lectured on interview and interrogation to the police, military and international audiences. As a detective, he extensively investigated financial crimes, securing convictions while at all times respecting the rights of the accused. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Connecticut, a Masters in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven and a Law Degree from The University of Connecticut, School of Law.

Gary Miller, Solicitor, CFE
Partner, Mishcon de Reya
United Kingdom

Gary Miller is an international litigator who has specialized in complex commercial disputes involving dishonesty, fraud and corruption issues for more than 37 years. He founded the Fraud Group at Mischon de Reya, which he led for more than 15 years. He has pioneered the use of injunctions in the arena of asset recovery with particular emphasis on freezing assets, forcing disclosure of financial information and seizing evidence via search orders. He has an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the various offshore banking and trust jurisdictions which are habitually used by parties to conceal their assets. Miller also regularly advises organisations on how to protect themselves from bribery and corruption risks.

Guilhem Ros, CFE, CAMS
Forensic & AML Manager

Guilhem Ros is currently a Manager in the Forensic & AML department of an international advisory firm located in Luxembourg. He specialises in anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing assignments. He has led several investigations and AML audits for a wide range of financial institutions across Western Europe. Aside from AML/CTF and fraud investigations, he is a frequent lecturer at Grenoble Ecole de Management on Financial Crimes and at the National Institute of Higher Defence Studies in Paris on Open Source INTelligence techniques.

Shairil Yahya, CFE, FCCA
Senior Manager, Fraud Investigations and Customer Screenings, Philips International B.V.

Shairil Yahya has been specialising in forensic accounting for 12 years and has worked at KPMG, Shell and Philips. Currently, he is a Senior Manager for the Investigation Team at Philips. In addition to managing investigations across various regions with multiple disciplinary teams, he is also involved in developing investigation processes and methodologies. Yahya is now leading the development of e-discovery and data analytics for investigation at Philips.

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