Jarrod Baker is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Forensic & Litigation Consulting practice and is based in Singapore. Recognized as one of the leading forensic accountants in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2016, Jarrod provides specialist support to clients operating in the Asia Pacific region who face high stakes litigation, complex investigations and regulatory scrutiny.
He has consulted across the globe helping corporates with their investigative response to high profile corruption scandals and also worked in an in-house anti-corruption compliance role for a Fortune 100 company. Jarrod is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and also of the Governance Institute of Australia. He currently serves as Non-Executive Director of the Australian affiliate of Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption.
Michelle is a lawyer working as a Trade Mark Consultant at IP Wealth. IP Wealth deals with clients of all shapes and sizes from small sole traders through to large international companies. Before working at IP Wealth, she worked at the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand. Michelle is passionate about intellectual property (IP) and protecting businesses.
She has a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and Master in Laws with Honours (LLM(Hons)) with a focus on international IP law. She is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and has successfully completed the Trade Marks Paper of the Patent Attorney Examinations in New Zealand as well as two certificates in international IP law from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
Special Agent David A. Chaves is a senior FBI Official assigned to the New York Division. He serves as the securities fraud program manager for the most visible securities cases prosecuted over the last decade. He is widely recognized as the chief strategist in coordinating these complex white collar investigations and for infiltrating corrupt participants in the hedge fund industry through the use of sophisticated techniques, undercover operations, and wire taps.
He is a securities fraud subject matter expert and lectures to audiences in both the public and private sector on securities fraud, FCPA, and cyber threats to the financial industry. Prior to joining the FBI he was a civil litigation attorney in Boston, MA.
Roger is the National Head of Fraud & Forensic Services at RSM and has over 25 years of experience in forensic investigations and forensic accounting, fraud, bribery & corruption control – prevention, detection, response (as well as impropriety or improper conduct), related training (e.g. employee awareness, interview techniques, investigation response), forensic IT, compliance (including foreign bribery and corruption risk), and corporate security.
Roger is well credentialed being a licensed investigator in multiple locations across Australia and New Zealand, former police detective (areas include fraud, counter-terrorism), a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and Regent Emeritus (Board member on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) global Board 2012-2013), Melbourne ACFE Chapter President, trained and practised in advanced interview techniques, and MBA and MA (Criminology) qualified. He has also presented at many international and local conferences and seminars, and authored a number of articles and publications. Prior to RSM, Roger was a partner in forensics for a ‘Big 4’ firm where he had been for 13 years, and previously in the private sector in similar roles, and initially commenced his career in the police force leaving as a detective after 12 years.
Mr. Desmond is assigned to USSOCOM as the Chief of the Identity Management Branch responsible for management and protection of 69,000 SOF personnel throughout the enterprise.
Prior to his assignment at USSOCOM, Mr. Desmond was selected by the Defense Intelligence Agency to attend a one year National Security Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Previously Mr. Desmond has also served as the director of an Identity Management organization within the Department of Defense, a Special Agent assigned to the National Computer Crime Squad, with the Washington Field Office of the FBI, and served 23 years in the United States Army on both active duty and the reserves. Mr. Desmond is a veteran of Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom IV and V. During his service in the US Army, Mr Desmond also served as Eurasian Foreign Area Officer.
Mr. Desmond has a Bachelor of Arts from Oregon State University, a Master of Arts from Indiana University and has published articles in the Journal of Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement, and a book on Soviet Military and Intelligence Services Camouflage. He has numerous awards from the United States Army, FBI and the Department of Defense.
Mr. Desmond and his wife Rita reside in Tampa, Florida.
Detective Senior Constable Graeme Edwards has been an investigator in the Fraud and Cyber Crime Group in Brisbane for the past ten years. He has conducted numerous investigations into internet crime and fraud, its effects on consumers and identifying new methodologies on how criminals are using the internet.
Detective. Edwards has been a member of the Queensland Police Service since March 1999, having previously been a Detective in the New Zealand Police Service. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner as certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (USA).
Mr. Edwards has completed a Masters of Information Technology (Security), Bachelor of Business Studies (Information Technology) and is currently finalising a Doctorate of Information Technology with a thesis on investigating cybercrime in a multi-jurisdictional international environment. He is also researching cyber incident response plans and the effectiveness of current strategies.
Shara Evans is internationally acknowledged as a cutting edge technology futurist, commentator, strategy advisor and thought leader.
Shara is one of the industry’s leading commentators on telecommunications and technology issues, and is regularly sought by print, online, radio and television media, conference producers and clients to provide insight on a broad spectrum of issues.
Fusing an engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies, Shara is widely regarded as one of the world’s top female futurists.
Despite today’s more regulated and enlightened business environment, we continue to witness “Enron-esque” failures of corporate governance. Enron’s former CFO will make observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breeds opportunity for problematic decisions and will discuss what questions corporate directors, management, attorneys, and accountants should ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but uphold the principles behind them.
Mr. Fastow was the Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. from 1998 – 2001. In 2004, he pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud, and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. He completed his sentence in 2011, and now lives with his family in Houston, Texas. Mr. Fastow currently provides litigation support at a law firm, and he consults with Directors, attorneys, and hedge funds on how best to identify potentially critical finance, accounting, compensation, and cultural issues.
Mr. Fastow received a BA in Economics and Chinese from Tufts University and an MBA in Finance from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to joining Enron, he was a Senior Director in the Asset Securitization Group at Continental Bank N.A.
Since his release from prison, Mr. Fastow has been a guest lecturer at universities and corporations, and at conferences for management, corporate directors, attorneys, accountants, and certified fraud examiners. Mr. Fastow was recently keynote speaker at the United Nations’ Principles of Responsible Management Education Conference, the FBI’s Advanced Financial Crimes Seminar, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Annual Conference, the American Accounting Association Annual Conference, and the Financial Times’ Outstanding Directors Conference.
Jeff Hudson is the CEO of Venafi, the market leading cyber-security company in next-generation trust protection. A key executive in four previous and successful high-technology start-ups that have gone public, Jeff has over 25 years of leadership and management experience in information technology and security management.
Jeff has spent a significant portion of his career developing and delivering leading-edge technology solutions for financial services and other Fortune-ranked organizations and government agencies.
Andrew Koh is a notable thought leader, risk, fraud and governance expert with more than 25 years of working experience covering banking, finance, cards and payment sectors. He has worked in credit, market, operational, regulatory, sovereign, portfolio and integrated risk management roles, along with cross-functional roles in audit, compliance, fraud and technology risk management.
As a recognized speaker, expert panelist, moderator and adviser in major conferences, he has presented to board members, directors, C-suite executives, and industry experts from central banks, government bodies, financial institutions and major corporations. He has been contributing a series of risk management articles for an award winning risk magazine, StrategicRisk.
Dr David Lacey is Managing Director of iDcare and Senior Research Fellow in Identity Security at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He has worked intensively within the identity crime environment across national security, law enforcement, and the community services sector for over fifteen years.
He maintains an active interest in identity crime developments, particularly its interface between organisations, individuals and their behaviours. Dave enjoys hitting golf balls.
Sylvain arrived in Australia in 2005 and has over 18 years experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Corporate Real Estate and more recently Risk & Fraud. He has worked in various industries including Construction, Mining, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Electrical Equipment and Banking.
Sylvain is the Co-founder and CEO and CEO at Whispli (formerly Fraudsec), the first, global, truly independent, secure, anonymous two-way communication platform.
Whispli was born after Sylvain uncovered one of the largest corporate frauds in Australia a few years ago and realised at the time that there was not one truly independent whistleblower service provider allowing anonymous two-way communication.
Whispli opens and secures the flow of information between people with sensitive information and the organisations which need it. Whispli is currently offering 6 solutions: Fraudsec, JournoTips, SchoolSafe, ReportDV, AgedCareLine and ReportSomebody.
The Whispli range of solutions is fully mobile responsive, allowing informants to use any web-enabled device from anywhere in the world.
Frank Tutty is a Lead officer within the National Crime Agency (NCA) with the responsibility for investigating Cybercrime for the UK’s National Cybercrime Unit (NCCU) who are Leading the UK’s response to Cyber Crime. At the moment, Frank is assigned as the UK liaison officer to the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) based at Europol. This Taskforce is made up of 11 countries and 14 organisations from around the world and is working in partnership with Europol and will coordinate a global law enforcement response to the most serious and organised cybercrime threats.
Prior to starting with the NCA in October 2014, Frank previously worked from early 1996 with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in London. Frank has held a variety of Uniform and Detective roles within the MPS, particularly in the field of Major crimes, leading complex investigations and covert operations.
Brett Warfield started Warfield & Associates in 2004.
He has 28 years’ fraud and corruption prevention, detection and investigation experience.
From 1997 to 2003, Brett was a senior member of the national Forensic practice at KPMG Australia. He was part of a team of three that established the first forensic accounting practice in the Big 4 accounting firms in Australia.
From 1989 to 1997 he was a financial investigator with two Royal Commissions of Inquiry, a prosecution Task Force and the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption.
Prior to that, Brett had ten years as a manufacturing as a financial and management accountant with the then largest company in Australia, BHP Co Ltd.
Brett has qualifications in Commerce, Applied Finance and Investment, Governance and Fraud.
He has also authored six research studies into fraud in Australia.
Chester “Chet” Wisniewski is a Senior Security Advisor at Sophos with more than 15 years experience in the security industry. In his current role Chester conducts research into computer security and online privacy with the goal of making security information more accessible to the public, media and IT professionals. Chester frequently writes articles for the award winning Naked Security blog, produces the weekly podcast “Sophos Security Chet Chat” and is a frequent speaker at conferences and in the press.