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Akolade’s 10th Annual Fraud and Risk Management Summit 2021 galvanises national and international senior fraud, risk management, and cyber security professionals to prepare for, and tackle intrusions in a hyper-connected, and increasingly vulnerable corporate environment.

The Summit addresses many of the challenges facing fraud, risk management, and cyber security professionals – with 40+ speakers sharing timely, relevant and cost-saving techniques to tackle illegal activity at all levels of business.

Key themes being explored include:

Strategy

Strengthen your fraud, risk management and cyber resilience strategy

Security

Protect your reputation and brand from fraudulent activity

Invest

Invest in agile and forward-thinking programs

Advance

Enhance your investigation, surveillance and tracking capability

Prevention

Prevent organisation-wide identity theft and digital fraud

Hear from 40+ fraud, risk and cyber security leaders:

Patricia McDonald SC

Commissioner

NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption

Naureen Ali

Senior Vice President, Head of Enterprise Fraud Management

PenFed Credit Union, USA

Louise Bechtel

Assistant Secretary Cyber Policy and Strategy

Department of Home Affairs

Asaf Ahmad

Chief Information Security Officer, ICT Governance, Security and Risk

NSW Fire and Rescue

Serena Lillywhite

Chief Executive Officer

Transparency International

David Cullen

Head - Victorian Government Cyber Incident Response Service

Department of Premier and Cabinet VIC

Dr. Rani Yesudas

Cyber Security Architect

Australian Digital Health Agency

Anthony Rizzo

Records Management Program Lead

Macquarie Bank

Peter Pierre

Chief Audit and Risk Officer

Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria)

Bilal Ahmad

Cloud Solutions and Security Architect

National Australia Bank

Emmanuel Richard Roberts

MPICT, MIntSecST, B.Soc.SC, Senior Intelligence Analyst

NSW Department of Customer Service

Darren Jameson

Detective Chief Inspector

NSW Police Force

Nishanth Chandran

Chief Information Officer

MLC Life Insurance

Raghu Gandhy

Head of Infrastructure and Cyber Security

Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Andrew Bornhorst

Head of Risk and insurance

Transgrid

Brett Palmer

Founding Partner

ABM Risk Partnership

Uttam Mukherjee

Chief Risk Officer

CBHS

Trevor Cushen

Head of Information Security

BPay

Mitra Minai

Chief Information Security Officer

Healthscope

Glen Rowe

Manager, Counter Fraud & Investigations

RACQ

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Chief Security Officer

Silver Chain

Anthony White

Manager Oceania – Fraud & Counterfeit & Chairperson

Canon & Australian Online Fraud Council

Dr. Nalin Asanka Gamagedara Arachchilage

Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor) - Cyber Security

La Trobe University

Ken Gamble

Licenced Criminal Investigator (NSW), Executive Director & Australian Chairman

IFW Global

Chirag Joshi

CISA, CISM, CRISC, Business Information Security Officer

AMP
Best-Selling Author: 7 Rules to Influence Behaviour and Win at Cyber Securit

Lani Refiti

Chief Executive Officer

IoT Sec Australia

Linda Cavanagh

National Network Lead

AusCyber

Mick Symons

Managing Director

Anti-Corruption Consultants Australia

Nigel Phair

Director

UNSW Canberra Cyber

Udaya Wijesinghe

Senior Cyber Security Architect

Optus

Anthony Wilson

Founding Partner

ABM Risk Partnership

Andrew Lawrence

Senior Legal Officer, (Commonwealth FraudPrevention Centre)

Attorney-General’s Department

Eliza Williams

Policy Officer, (Commonwealth FraudPrevention Centre)

Attorney-General’s Department

Tony Fitzgibbon

CEO

Data Zoo

Peter Philipp

General Manager - ANZ

Neo4j

*Subject to change

Agenda

8:00am

Registration opens

8:45am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Ken Gamble
Executive Director & Chairman
IFW Global

9:00am

Keynote

Strengthening your fraud and corruption control policy 
• Sharing clearly defined responsibilities to manage fraud and corruption
• Investing in risk-based preventative and detective controls
•  Reviewing the fraud and corruption control framework and reporting 

Patricia McDonald SC 
Commissioner
NSW Independent Commission against Corruption

9:30am

Planning against cyber attacks: Are you ready?
• Understanding the threat environment
• What to expect when a cyber attack occurs 
• Preparing your organisation to respond effectively 

David Cullen
Head – Victorian Government Cyber Incident Response Service
Department of Premier and Cabinet VIC

10:00am

Graph Technology in the Future of Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Detection
• Demystifying Graph Technology: Emergence of many credible use cases show it is more versatile than you think
• From Panama Papers to FinCEN Files – how Graph has been working all along
• How Neo4j’s Graph Data Platform – which includes data visualization software – uncovers difficult-to-detect patterns that far outstrip the power of a relational database
• Variety in real-time: use cases in the fight against financial crimes, including first-party bank fraud, credit card fraud, ecommerce fraud, insurance fraud, and money laundering

Peter Philipp
General Manager – ANZ
Neo4j

10:30am

Panel Discussion

Streamlining the information-sharing, fraud detection and risk management channels  
• Taking an integrated approach to governance, risk, and compliance
• Streamlining the internal control frameworks, and risk management strategies 
• Protecting your lines of defence in a fast-changing world

Panellists:

Anthony Rizzo
Records Management Program Lead
Macquarie Bank

Nishanth Chandran
Chief Information Officer
MLC Life Insurance 

Uttam Mukherjee
Chief Risk Officer
CBHS

Mitra Minai
Chief Information Security Officer
Healthscope 

11:00am

Morning tea

Stream A:
Fraud and risk management

Stream B:
Cyber security and resilience planning

Tackling organisation-wide fraud and risk in a fast-changing environment  

Securing your IT networks, platforms and infrastructure in cyber space 

Stream Chair: 
Ken Gamble
Executive Director and Chairman
IFW Global

Stream Chair: 
Lani Rafiti
Chief Executive Officer
IoT Sec Australia 

11:30am

11:30am

‘Deep dive’ into the operational risk management, compliance, quality assurance and control frameworks  
• Developing, implementing, and embedding new business risk and compliance systems, policies and processes
• Providing risk management and compliance solutions that support the strategic business objectives 
• Delivering value for clients and customers 

Anthony Rizzo
Records Management Program Lead
Macquarie Bank 

Enhancing your information-security capabilities 
• Why information-security is critical to fraud detection and risk management
• How to build dialogue with law enforcement and industry stakeholders 
• Why streamline data sharing across the organisation 

Mitra Minai
Chief Information Security Officer
Healthscope 

12:00pm

12:00pm

Leveraging business intelligence to tackle fraud and corruption 
• Using forensics and data to reduce the risk of fraud
• Assessing best-practice models in a service delivery environment 
• Meeting the compliance and governance requirements 

Emmanuel Richard Roberts
Senior Intelligence Analyst
NSW Department of Customer Service 

Building your organisation’s cyber security capabilities 
• What comprises a good cyber security policy?  
• How do you build cyber awareness across your organisation? 
• Why gain buy-in with executives and boardrooms with your action plan? 

Linda Cavanagh
National Network Lead
AustCyber  

 

12:30pm

Technology insights

Tony Fitzgibbon
CEO
Data Zoo

12:30pm

Technology insights

1:00pm

Networking luncheon

2:00pm

2:00pm

Tackling criminal activity with best-in-class investigations 
• Building high-performance investigative teams to tackle criminal activity
• Maximising the impact of anti-crime programs 
• Taking a resilient and innovative approach to problem-solving 

Darren Jameson
Detective Chief Inspector
NSW Police Force 

Integrating the operational and cyber security risk 
• Pooling your operational and cyber security risk into an integrated plan
• Working across silos to share knowledge and corporate data 
• Taking a coordinated approach to cyber security planning  

Jo Stewart-Rattray
Chief Security Officer
Silver Chain 

2:30pm

2:30pm

Navigating the maze of accountability in a risk-averse environment
• How do you ensure the right focus for risk management?
• What is needed to streamline operational and stakeholder risk?
• Why does branding and reputational risk matter
• Where is the right balance between business sustainability and community confidence?

Andrew Bornhorst
Head of Risk and Insurance
Transgrid

Protecting networks, internet access and IT systems  
• Clarifying the parameters for IP network and security planning
• Managing your security architecture, auditing, penetration testing and risk assessment  
• Securing the core and mobile networks, together with the routing and gateway design 

Udaya Wijesinghe
Senior Cyber Security Architect
Optus 

3:00pm

Afternoon tea

3:30pm

Thought Leadership Roundtables
Quantify the ROI for anti-fraud, risk management and cyber security technologies. 
During these interactive sessions, delegates will be invited to join three 20 minutes preselected roundtables prior to the conference. These roundtables enable attendees to delve into issues that concern them. The roundtable sessions will provide participants with personalised take-aways for their own organisation. 
Pick 3 out of 6 roundtables:  
1. Assessing the role of artificial intelligence to detect and manage fraud 
2. Mapping the potential of data analytics for real-time business intelligence 
3.Investing in biometrics technology to track the profile of fraudsters  
4. Tracking the future of digital forensics for online transactions 
5. Deploying identity management tools for verification and authentication 
6. Building the cyber security framework to protect against state-sponsored or malicious attacks 

4:30pm

Securing your billing and payment systems against intrusions 
• Ensuring information assets and critical infrastructure is fully protected
• Securing connectivity with customers, partners and service providers 
• Integrating information management and security planning  

Trevor Cushen
Head of Information Security
BPay

5:00pm

Closing remarks from Chair and end of day one

8:00am

Registration opens

8:45am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Asaf Ahmad
Chief Information Security Officer, ICT Governance, Security and Risk
NSW Fire and Rescue

9:00am

Understanding the human factors for risk management 
• Tackling enterprise risk within a service delivery organisation
• Ensuring clients’ needs are protected 
• Investing in risk mitigation in a dynamic environment 

Peter Pierre
Chief Audit and Risk Officer
Department of Health and Human Services VIC 

9:30am

Building a smarter security system to tackle ‘intelligent’ cyber threats
• Understanding new threats and how this impacts your organisation
• Why the threat landscape is constantly changing and how to prepare
• What is needed to be proactive and pre-empt emerging threats

Raghu Gandhy
Head of Infrastructure and Cyber Security
Veolia ANZ

10:00am

Mapping developments in enterprise fraud management 
• Clarifying the parameters for fraud and managing the impact on business
• Assessing the scale of problems for financial services providers 
•Managing the risk across the payments systems 

Dr Naureen Ali
Senior Vice President, Head of Enterprise Fraud Management, 
PenFed Credit Union, USA 
*virtual 

10:30am

Technology Solutions

11:00am

Morning tea

Stream A:
Next step to fraud and risk management

Stream B:
Outlook for cyber resilience and security planning 

Growing the tactical defences to detect, tackle and manage fraud 

Drivers for cyber security in a post Covid-19 world

Chair: 
Ken Gamble
Executive Director and Chairman
IFW Global 

Chair: 
Asaf Ahmad
Chief Information Security Officer, ICT Governance, Security and Risk
NSW Fire and Rescue 

11:30am

11:30am

Why collaboration is key to fighting fraud 
• Tackling fraud attacks that leave organisation and employees more vulnerable
• Balancing the rate of digital adoption with fraud-fighting capabilities 
• Using the right tools and techniques to manage incidents

Anthony White
Manager Oceania – Fraud and Counterfeit (Legal Department)
Canon
Chairperson
Australian Online Fraud Council

Securing software applications to detect and manage security breaches 
• Improving the coding behaviour to secure software applications
• Managing the access and control functions 
• Establishing the identity upfront to protect against unauthorised access 
• Building the logging and intrusion detection capability 

Dr Nalin Asanka Gamagedara Arachchilage
Senior Research Fellow (Research Associate Professor) – Cyber Security
La Trobe University  

12:00pm

12:00pm

Tackling front-line crime investigations
• Lessons for government and law enforcement agencies
• Current and future challenges
• Uncovering and exposing fraud

Ken Gamble
Executive Director & Chairman
IFW Global

Protecting information assets in the cloud 
• Managing enterprise data security in the cloud
• Ensuring your organisation adapts to cross-border data storage arrangements
• Clarifying cloud sovereignty parameters involving cloud service providers 

Bilal Ahmed
Cloud Solutions and Security Architect
National Australia Bank 

12:30pm

12:30pm

Panel discussion: Pooling resources to tackle risk, security breaches and intrusions 
• What does it take to pool corporate knowledge to tackle fraud?
• How does risk management, fraud detection and information security play out?  
• Why streamline your knowledge-sharing capabilities? 

Panellists:  

Technology insights

Glenn Rower
Manager, Counter Fraud and Investigations
RACQ

Nigel Phair
Director
UNSW Canberra Cyber

Serena Lillywhite
Chief Executive Officer
Transparency International  

1:00pm

Networking Luncheon

2:00pm

2:00pm

Tracking Australia’s performance to tackle corruption  
• How Australia fares on the global corruption index
• Clarifying Australia’s National Integrity Systems: the blueprint for Action  
• Mapping business integrity and bribery prevention across high-risk sectors 

Serena Lillywhite
Chief Executive Officer
Transparency International  

Strategies to manage your organisation risk
Managing the challenges of cyber-risk
Tackling the future challenges
Laying the groundwork for your business

Anthony Wilson
Founding Partner
ABM Risk Partnership

2:30pm

2:30pm

Tackling fraud in the consumer space – perspectives from the insurance sector 
• Estimating the cost of financial fraud involving consumers
• Investigating and acting on insurance applications or claims 
• Countering fraud with a speedy response time and turnaround 

Glen Rowe
Manager, Counter Fraud and Investigations
RACQ 

Reducing cyber risks through influencing user behaviour and awareness programs 
• How the human factor plays out with cyber security planning
• Why some cyber resilience programs fail and what you can do about this 
• What is needed to influence behaviour and create a cyber safe culture within large, complex organisations 

Chirag D Joshi
Business Information Security Officer
AMP
Best-selling Author: 7 Rules to Influence Behaviour and Win at Cyber Security

3:00pm

Afternoon tea

3:30pm

Building cyber resilience for healthcare providers 
• Building your cyber resilience, compliance, and risk management capabilities
• Protecting the security architecture and inter-connected platforms
• Securing service delivery platforms in the digital age  

Dr Rani Yesudas
Cyber Security Architect
Australian Digital Health Agency 

4:00pm

Developments in testing fraud controls or pressure testing
• Tackling unseen or unchecked fraud
• Leveraging practical tools and guidelines to tackle fraud
• Learning f rom counter-fraud investment cases

Andrew Lawrence
Senior Legal Officer (Commonwealth Fraud Prevention Centre)
Attorney-General’s Department

Eliza Williams
Policy Officer
Attorney-General’s Department

4:30pm

Keynote

Strengthening Australia’s cyber security strategy 
• Mapping the escalation of state-based cyber attacks 
• Why tackling cyber security is a central priority for tactical response and planning 
• Assessing the volume and belligerence of cyberattacks and planning for the future 

Louise Bechtel
Assistant Secretary Cyber Policy and Strategy
Department of Home Affairs 

5:00pm

Closing remarks from the Chair and end of day two

9:00am – 12:00pm

Workshop A:
Managing your organisation’s appetite for risk

For business, the focus is to understand organisation’s appetite for risk, and why investments in risk mitigation matters. The goal is to protect against any adverse effects and take a balanced approach to handling the different types of risk. This workshop offers a practical guide to the levels and types of risk your organisation can realistically take. The key learnings will help you establish a sound risk management framework, while routinely reviewing the effectiveness of your programs.

Benefits of attending:
• Develop, set, and own the appetite for risk
• Clarify the different types of risk and how to
manage these
• Understand the appetite for risk that is set by the
board
• Design a risk appetite framework that aligns with
corporate goals
• Manage the nature of risk in a complex business
environment

Anthony Wilson
Founding Partner
ABM Risk Partnership

Brett Palmer
Founding Partner
ABM Risk Partnership

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch break

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Workshop B:
Tackling fraud during the procurement process
and managing vendor relationships

During the procurement process, fraud or corruption may incorporate illicit rebates, kickbacks, or dubious vendor relationships. This procurement risk may not be fully addressed but companies benefit from implementing the best controls, at the
outset. This workshop offers a practical guide to planning for potential fraud while procuring goods and services, and ensuring your organisation protects its interests in a vendor relationship, or when going to market.

Benefits of attending:
• Mitigate fraud at all levels of the procurement
process
• Assess the psychology and triggers driving
potential fraudsters
• Identify the red flags within your organisation
• Invest in early fraud detection strategies to
mitigate fraud risks
• Understand the business risks involving fraud in
procurement

Mick Symons
Managing Director
Anti-Corruption Consultants Australia

For more information, request a brochure:

Who should attend?

Heads of and Specialists in:

Government 

Banking

Superannuation

Insurance

 

Funds Management

Technology and Telecommunications

Retail

Property

Energy/Utilities/Mining

Healthcare

Casinos and Gaming

Who you will meet?

Fraud 

Risk

Cyber Security

Investigation

Compliance

Governance

Information Security

Identity Management

Data and Analytics

Forensics

Loss Prevention

Verification and Assurance

Anti-money Laundering

 

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Get in touch with us
Email: spex@akolade.co
Phone: +612 9247 6000

Sponsors

Knowledge Partner

Neo4j enables organizations to unlock the business value of connections, influences and relationships in data: through new applications that adapt to changing business needs, and by enabling existing applications to scale with the business. Headquartered in San Mateo, USA, Neo4j has offices in Sweden, the UK and Germany.

Our vision is to help the world make sense of data.

Silver Sponsor

Data Zoo is the best solution for any organisations with AML/KYC obligations. With access to more than 5 billion individuals globally, we are the leading Asia Pacific provider – covering over 95% of the population. Instantly verify your customers through reliable and independent data sources & meet all compliance requirements. 

Through our multi-layered Identity Verification solution IDU, you can verify your customers’ details against multiple global databases; all from one API. Customised for any industry sector and regulated organisation, IDU is here to help you streamline your onboarding process, intercept fraud and mitigate any risks. 

Networking Drinks Sponsor

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Scantek is the fastest, most secure solution on the market. With multiple device options, facial biometric matching technology and secure data handling, there really is no alternative when it comes to identity verification.

Supporting partner

 

The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) is the global representative of the alternative investment industry, with around 2,000 corporate members in over 60 countries. AIMA’s fund manager members collectively manage more than $2 trillion in hedge fund and private credit assets.

AIMA draws upon the expertise and diversity of its membership to provide leadership in industry initiatives such as advocacy, policy and regulatory engagement, educational programmes and sound practice guides. AIMA works to raise media and public awareness of the value of the industry.

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+61 02 9247 6000

Attendance

In-person or virtual

Location

Mercure Hotel, Sydney

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