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23rd February 2021

8:30 am
Login and Registration
9:05 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation summit platform.  Our team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools during the day.

9:15 am
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Mark Cheeseman
Mark Cheeseman
Deputy Director, Public Sector Fraud
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
9:20 am
Analysis the Post Covid-19 Fraud Landscape across the Public Sector
  • Examining of the risk of fraud during the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact on stimulus spending
  • Ensuring funding goes as far as possible to the right people and organisations
  • Utilising cross departmental expertise, intelligence, and analytics to develop counter fraud measures and guidance to reduce the risk of fraud
  • Working collaboratively with departments, agencies, and local authorities to carry out post-pandemic assurance to find and investigate fraud
  • Leading the development of common standards and guidance for counter fraud professionals within the UK and Five Eyes Countries.
Mark Cheeseman
Mark Cheeseman
Deputy Director, Public Sector Fraud
Cabinet Office
Confirmed
9:40 am
Tackling Fraud with Vigour, the NHSCFA way
  • Outlining the NHSCFA 2023 strategy and the pioneering new initiatives which will ramp up anti-fraud culture and drive home the anti-fraud message.
  • Developing proactive, co-ordinated, and coherent leadership of counter fraud across the NHS
  • Utilising the Digital Economy Act to enable the sharing of data across different departments and public bodies to inform comprehensive risk assessments across the wider NHS counter fraud community.
Sue Frith
Sue Frith
Chief Executive Officer
NHS Counter Fraud Authority
Confirmed
10:00 am
Interactive Question Time

Use our platform to pose live questions to our morning speakers and share your challenges and solutions with fellow delegates via our chat function.

10:10 am
Headline Sponsor Session
10:25 am
Roundtable Discussion Groups

Understanding the support and measures that are available to effectively protect and reduce the risk of fraud

 

Emerging public sector fraud risks due to Covid-19 has raised significant challenges for the public sector. In such emergency situations, existing controls may be compromised, and it can be difficult to put in place robust controls for new processes. Good governance and sound controls are essential in such crisis situations.

10:45 am
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources, and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

11:15 am
Case Study: A Lesson in History: Accelerating Counter Fraud Compliance
  • Building a rapid response team to disrupt fraud attacks within the grants system and to maintain the integrity of the welfare system, as a whole
  • Reviewing front end risks and creating new monitoring structures, which brought together multi-disciplinary teams
  • Becoming agents of change and designing a new feedback mechanism to mitigate the potential for increase in error and fraud due to a large increase in claims and shortened timescales.
Bozena Hillyer
Bozena Hillyer
Director for Counter Fraud, Compliance and Debt
Department for Work and Pensions
Confirmed
11:40 am
Applying Technology in a Meaningful Way
  • Understanding how AI, Machine Learning and Big Data technologies is bringing value to every phase of the counter fraud processes and boosting the amount of fraud detected
  • Utilising advances AI based systems to enable investigators to evaluate millions of data points, find patterns and dubious activity
  • Transforming capability in data and analytics and real-life examples of how technology is reducing the threat of Fraud across the public sector
12:00 pm
Seminar Session 1
Seminar Session 2
Seminar Session 3
Thought Leadership Seminar Sessions

Full details TBC

Thought Leadership Seminar Sessions

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Thought Leadership Seminar Sessions

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12:45 pm
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources, and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

During this break why not join one of four Fireside Chats & Roundtables

Our fireside chats and roundtable sessions are open to all attendees. The sessions will allow attendees to drive their own learning and share experiences with others on a number of different subject areas.

1:40 pm
Seminar Session 1
Seminar Session 2
Seminar Session 3
Thought Leadership Seminar Session

Full details TBC

Thought Leadership Seminar Session

Full details TBC

Thought Leadership Seminar Session

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2:40 pm
Stream A
Stream B
Panel Discussion: Removing the Practical Barriers in the way of Effective Investigation and Prosecution
  • Overview of the strengths and weakness of the national enforcement response to fraud and how agencies are narrowing the gap between the level of reported frauds and those which are successfully processed through the justice system
  • Best practice for effective case management and improving disclosure arrangements
  • Innovative approaches to asset recovery in fraud cases
Andrew Penhale
Andrew Penhale
Head of Specialist Fraud Division
Crown Prosecution Service
Confirmed
John Carroll
John Carroll
Chief Operating Officer
Serious Fraud Office
Confirmed
Case Study: A Perspective from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council: Building an Effective, Sustainable Counter Fraud Capability
3:05 pm
Stream A
Stream B
Adopting a Sophisticated, Ethical and Intuitive Debt Recovery System
  • Taking an evidence-based approach, increasing efficiencies, and improving debt collection practices across central and local government
  • Improving the treatment of people in debt and reducing the use of enforcement agents across government using data analytics
  • Placing data analytics at the heart of customer interaction and protecting vulnerable customers
Panel Discussion - Fighting Fraud Locally – The next steps

Tackling the threat of fraud and corruption has been and continues to be a foundation of protecting council finances and enabling them to maximise the value of every pound spent on behalf of local residents.

With Covid-19 presenting further challenges and incidences of fraud and corruption rising it never been more important for councils and leaders to fight fraud locally.

This panel is a perfect opportunity for local authorities to come together and share their insights on fraud trends, current activities, issues, innovation, and good practice with our panel of experts.

Mike Haley
Mike Haley
Chief Executive & Board Member
CIFAS
Confirmed
3:35 pm
Break, Virtual Exhibition Networking and Live Delegate Meet Ups

Your opportunity to make the most of the virtual Conference, meet up with fellow delegates and exhibitors, make connections, tour our real-time resources, and content and take part on discussions via the tailored channels.

3:55 pm
Panel Discussion: How can we build a fraud-resilient charity sector?

Charities are increasingly aware of the risk of fraud. However, analysis suggests that about a third of charities have yet to acknowledge the significant threat that fraud now poses to the sector.  Join our panel of experts to discuss what needs to be done to fight fraud and cybercrime and keep charities safe.

Mia Campbell
Mia Campbell
Head
Fraud Advisory Panel
Confirmed
4:20 pm
Live International Panel – Tackling Public Sector Fraud from an International Perspectives

Join our closing panel from representatives from the Five-Eyes Countries and hear about the lesson learnt over the past year and how collectively they are working together, combining their intelligence to fight the threat of fraud.

Speakers will be Senior Representatives from Counter Fraud invited from United States, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and Australia.

4:55 pm
End of Conference