Welcome to International Fraud Prevention Conference 2021. Cyber Security and fraud are top of the risk agenda for every corporation and CEO. The losses involved in a Cyber Security incident – in terms of not only monetary quantum but also reputation – are potentially huge and long-lasting.
The objective of the International Fraud Prevention Conference is to build a community with the common goal of fighting fraud in all its manifestations.
The convention is a space featuring cutting edge content where you will hear from and meet top international speakers and panellists. Just as importantly IFPC2021 is one of Europe’s major business networking events where senior executives and decision makers can connect and discuss mutual issues and interests. You will hear about the latest threats, innovations and solutions in the fraud prevention world.
Meet Our Speakers
Public Prosecutions, Ireland
Global Head of Investigations and Crisis Management
Deirdre is a senior forensic accountant with over 20 years’ experience in developing and leading financial crime solutions in the areas of investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, KYC, fraud risk management and data analytics.
Deirdre has led some of the largest high profile investigations and examples of recent work include;
1000+ asset tracing investigations for Irish and UK financial institutions and NAMA, including verification investigations for loan book sales to international funds; 500+ third party due diligence investigations for international and domestic clients in consumables, construction, pharma, IT and aviation sectors; Led a team of 50+ on an AML remediation projects for an Irish financial institutions; Provision of Protected Disclosure hotlines and other “whistleblowing” mediums to Irish clients; Led the investigation of fraudulent financial reporting in a number of international hotel groups, pharmaceutical companies, retail companies and public sector bodies; Undertook a number of fraudulent preference investigations under Section 251 of the Companies Act 1990; Assisted the liquidators on an Irish bank in the recovery of material assets from international jurisdictions; Assists Irish financial institutions with Independent Business Reviews for domestic clients in the property development and construction sectors.
Deirdre is also a seasoned lecturer, having developed and lectured on the Diploma in Forensic Accounting for Chartered Accountants Ireland and on the MSc in White Collar Crime Prevention and Anti-Bribery & Corruption for the Institute of Banking Ireland.
Sir Rob Wainwright
Senior Partner, North and South Europe
Executive Committee Member
European Banking Federation
Partner – White Collar Crime
A & L Goodbody
US Assistant Attorney General
Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime
Director General, Financial Conduct
Central Bank of Ireland
UK National Cyber Security Centre
Former Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau including the Irish Financial Intelligence Unit, Ireland
Pat who is originally from Drimoleague, West Cork, joined An Garda Síochána in 1986 and has served mainly in the Dublin Region but also worked in the South Eastern and Eastern Garda Regions. Pat has worked in Community Policing, Drugs, Prostitution Investigations, Serious Crime Investigations, Fraud and Financial Investigations, Financial Intelligence and Cybercrime. He has held the position of Detective in all ranks and has been at the forefront of the investigation of serious crime for many years. Pat is a Senior Investigating Officer (S.I.O.) and holds a B.Sc in Management Law from Trinity College Dublin.
In 2015, Pat took up his current position as Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau. The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau is involved in many high profile investigations and is supported by Gardaí throughout the country trained in Fraud Investigation. Pat and his team have developed a Post Graduate Certificate in Fraud and E-Crime Investigation in association with University College Dublin. Pat was also the lead representative from An Garda Síochána in the 2017 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Review of Ireland. Pat sees education and crime prevention as being the most beneficial ways of reducing fraud into the future.
Billy Kelleher MEP
European Parliament Rapporteur on DORA
Chief James W. Essig
Chief of Detectives
Rois Ni Thuama PhD
Head of Cyber Governance
Executive Director of Police Services
Detective Chief Superintendent
An Garda Síochána
Executive Director, International Business
Jackie King is an entrepreneurial, forward-thinking international business leader with over 20 years of performance in turnaround and high-paced organizations. Jackie is known for being a visionary strategist with the ability to deliver extraordinary results in growth, revenue, operational performance, reputation and profitability while overcoming complex business challenges and making high-stakes decisions. She is respected as a proponent of empowerment and accountability, and especially skilled in stakeholder relations and developing and directing high-performing , multi-region teams, particularly during times of change in an era where disruption is a constant.
Based in Brussels, Jackie is currently Executive Director of International Business at Ibec – Ireland’s largest and most influential business advocacy and representative organisation. She is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the Division and for leading the team in its execution. Under the Ibec Global brand, the team's work focuses on identifying and harnessing the international business trends and opportunities that fuel growth for businesses; advocating for enlightened policies and models in the context of major societal, policy, geopolitical, and business environments; and influencing the conditions and providing the support for businesses to thrive globally.
Prior to joining Ibec, Jackie spent three years as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Canada’s largest and most influential business association. Jackie was responsible for leading the executive and management teams in the development and execution of the organization’s strategic plan, overseeing operational and financial performance, strengthening relationships with key external stakeholders, and leading the development and rollout of strategic initiatives for diversity and inclusion, international business, and high-value services for scale-ready SMEs.
Prior to joining the Canadian Chamber, Jackie spent 19 years with the country’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs consultancy – Hill + Knowlton Strategies (H+K). She joined the firm in 1999 and advanced through the ranks from an entry-level intern to executive leadership. In her final role with the firm, Jackie was Senior Vice President and General Manager of H+K’s Ottawa office, responsible for developing and executing the corporate plan and accountable for strategic direction, as well as the performance of the office and its people. Simultaneously Jackie led and managed multiple, complex national and international client files, and has counseled officials, boards and senior executives in almost every sector and industry in the Canadian economy
Program Owner for Fraud and Security Products
CEO and Co-founder at Skopenow
AML Intelligence Publisher
Stephen is the Publisher at AML Intelligence based between our Brussels and Dublin offices. Stephen is former Group Editor-in-Chief at INM, Ireland’s largest media group, where he ran the newspaper and online operations.
A member of the Supervisory Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), he has also served on the board of the World Editors Forum. Stephen is Principal at KOBN, a specialist European leadership advisory, with an emphasis on cybersecurity and climate change.
Publisher of StubbsGazette and Co-Founder AML Intelligence
James is the Managing Director at AMLi. James is also CEO at StubbsGazette, one of the oldest continuous credit bureaus in the world. He is one of the founders of the International Fraud Prevention Conference (IFPC), the fincrime and cybersecurity convention. James acquired the Stubbs brand from Dun & Bradstreet in 2008 and built the company’s reach. He was also the founder and chairman of the Irish Fraud Bureau.
Author, Broadcaster, Investigative Journalist
Award winning Technology Editor
The Irish Independent
Chair of Cybersecurity
Cork Institute of Technology
Subject Matter Expert, Fraud
AML, Fraud and Identity, Equifax
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