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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.
Julia Lopez MP
Julia Lopez MP
Parliamentary Secretary
Cabinet Office
Invited
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
Delivering a coherent and strategic response to fraud and economic crime in unprecedented times
  • Working together to with our partners strategically 
  • Tackling COVID-19 fraud – understanding the nature of the threat and disruption the sorts of criminals who sell fake testing kits and PPE. 
  • Improving how we work with our partners to tackle specific economic crime issues 
  • What does get in our way in this fight? 
  • What further challenges does the future hold for us? 

*Content subject to change

John Carroll
John Carroll
Chief Operating Officer
Serious Fraud Office
Confirmed
10:20 am
Gold Sponsor Session - Speaker Representative from Quantexa

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10:40 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.

11:05 am
Central Government
Local Government
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
Fighting Fraud Locally - A Perspective from CIFAS
Mike Haley
Mike Haley
Chief Executive & Board Member
CIFAS
Confirmed
11:25 am
Central Government
Local Government
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   
Graeme Thomson
Graeme Thomson
Programme Director Counter Fraud (Data Analytics, Capability Development, and Pilots)
Counter Fraud Centre of Expertise, Cabinet Office
Confirmed
Delivering a holistic and proactive approach to tenancy fraud
  • Overview of the work that we do –   
  • Using data matching and data analytics in our approach  
  • Tackling tenancy fraud through our key amnesty campaign.  
11:50 am
Scams Remain Biggest Driver of Crypto Crime Despite Declines from 2019 Highs

2020 was a year of radical change, and cryptocurrency-related crime is no exception. With none to match 2019’s infamous PlusToken Ponzi scheme, cryptocurrency scam revenue fell by 71%. Even so, scammers still took in nearly $2.5 billion worth of cryptocurrency, making it the highest-grossing category of crypto crime yet again.  

Join us for an analysis of the year’s activity and a deep dive into one of 2020’s most prolific scams.  

In this session, Scott Johnston, Head of Public Sector Operations at Chainalysis, will highlight how blockchain analysis can be used to profile criminals behind these scams and how law enforcement can track those scammers down. 

Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson
Head of Public Sector Outreach, EMEA
Chainalysis
Confirmed
12:10 pm
Seminar Session 1
Seminar Session 2
Seminar Session 3
Ethical and Intuitive Debt Recovery through greater use of Data, Analytics and Technology

Full details TBC

Thought Leadership Seminar Sessions

Full details TBC

Thought Leadership Seminar Sessions

Full details TBC

12:55 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.

1:45 pm
Seminar Session 1
Seminar Session 2
Seminar Session 3
The Holy Grail: Data, AI & Advanced Analytics underpinning the fight against fraud

Fraudsters continue to develop more sophisticated means of deceiving governments. Hear how organisations are tackling these challenges by bringing together all their data sources, using innovative and cutting-edge machine learning techniques to explore and model data.

From the stories SAS will share you will learn;

  • How technology is essential for results you can trust and act on
  • How visualisation and investigation tools improve investigator productivity
  • Why AI & Analytics is vital to stay one-step ahead of the fraudsters
Caroline Payne
Caroline Payne
Head of Customer Advisory, Public Sector
SAS
Confirmed
Colin Gray
Colin Gray
Data Scientist & Principle Consultant
SAS
Confirmed
Thought Leadership Seminar Session

Full details TBC

Thought Leadership Seminar Session

Full details TBC

2:15 pm
Afternoon Keynote Address - Delivering compliance: HMRC’s approach before, during and after CV-19   
  • The evolution of HMRC’s strategic approach to tackling fraud  
  • Adapting our knowledge and experience to deliver lasting impact  
  • Responding to new risks and threats in unprecedented times  
Simon York CBE
Simon York CBE
Director, Fraud Investigation Service
HM Revenue & Customs
Confirmed
2:35 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
Detective Superintendent Perry Stokes
Detective Superintendent Perry Stokes
National Lead Force Operations
City of London Police
Confirmed
Case Study: A Perspective from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council: Building an Effective, Sustainable Counter Fraud Capability
Zoe Covington
Zoe Covington
Counter Fraud Manager
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Invited
Steve Sparkes
Steve Sparkes
Head of Audit Services
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Confirmed
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
Steve Graham
Steve Graham
Fraud Manager
Durham County Council
Invited
Rachael Tiffen
Rachael Tiffen
Director, Public Sector
CIFAS
Invited
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
Dave Carter
Dave Carter
Head of Counter Fraud Management
British Council
Confirmed
Rita Chadha
Rita Chadha
CEO
Small Charities Coalition
Confirmed
4:20 pm
International Counter Fraud collaboration and co-operation during the Covid-19 response.

International Counter Fraud collaboration and co-operation during the Covid-19 response.

  • Lessons learned from The Five Eyes (FVEY) countries
  • How this is informing UK Government policy.
4:55 pm
End of Conference