SF ACFE 2019 Fall Conference Recap

 

On Friday, October 25th the SF Chapter of the ACFE successfully held an all-day conference at the EY offices in San Francisco. The conference which sold out months in advance, featured many interactive sessions from a wide variety of experts such as ACFE VP and General Counsel John Warren JD CFE, a Fraud Risk Assessment panel led by EY Partner Miles Ripley and a Special Guest Presenters of current and former law enforcement officers. The highlight of the conference was the “Fraudster Panel” led by Golden Gate University Adjunct Professor Sanya Morang. Sanya is also the VP Research & Development for the Chapter and the founder of The Seduction of Fraud (www.seductionoffraud.com). The panel included three fraudsters who have been featured at the ACFE Global Conference – James Scalzo, Ryan Homa and Nathan Mueller. Also present was Jerome Mayne, who also spent time in prison for his crime and is the author of – The Diary of a White Collar Criminal. (www.jeromemayne.com).

Here are some of the comments from attendees of the conference about the panel:

“Yes, it is always nice to hear a different perspective. In my line of work, it is good to hear the severe repercussions of committing fraud. The fraudster panel has given me a glimpse of their reality and allow me to share it with others so they do not commit that were committed.”

“Fraudsters sharing their experiences in-person was extremely valuable, including the impact on their lives, and family and friends.”

“This was the highlight of the day. It was incredibly interesting.”

“Absolutely valuable. It is important to hear the story of a fraudster and learn more about the conditions of fraud occurrences, as well as the personal side of each story.”

“Professor Sanya did a good job getting to the point and held back no punches. The men on the panel came across as sincere to a man. I found their acceptance with living in the ashes as believable.”

SF ACFE Fall Conference 2019

Capture Fraud Investigation

Event Overview:

Welcome to the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Fall Fraud Conference 2019.This day long training will focus on: How to Conduct a Fraud Investigation, including the decision if and when to engage with law enforcement. Additionally, we will have four former fraudsters, all of whom have been Keynote Speakers at the Global ACFE Conference taking part in an extended panel discussion led by our own human behavior expert: Sanya Morang of ACFE/GGU/Seduction of Fraud. Additionally, we are also pleased to announce that our lunchtime keynote speaker will be none other than:

Keynote Speaker – Mr. John Warren, JD CFE,  ACFE Global Vice President & General Counsel 

Earn up to 8 CPE’s! The cost of the training will include breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The event location is a 5 minute walk from Embarcadero Bart or the CalTrain SF station. We hope that the timing and location of the event will help those living and/or working outside of SF to attend this exclusive event. Also, this conference will be available via Zoom video conferencing for those unable to attend in person. However, no CPE credits will be offered to those attending remotely. More details in the ticket section.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Ernst & Young (EY) for their sponsorship of this event!

List of Confirmed Speakers Below – Please visit our website www.sfacfe.com for speaker bios and additional information including details regarding their prior frauds.

Please find the preliminary agenda below:

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER

OCTOBER 25, 2019 CONFERENCE

EY Training Center

560 Mission St #1500, San Francisco, CA 94105

Preliminary AGENDA

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

MORNING SESSION:

The Fraud Investigative Process – From Detection to Prosecution A-Z

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.: Welcome and Conference Overview

Chapter President – Steve Morang, Senior Manager at Frank, Rimerman + Co.

 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.:  Conducting a Fraud Investigation (Part 1)

Presenters: EY/TBD

10:15- 10:30 a.m.  Morning Refreshment Break

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. : Conducting a Fraud Investigation (Part 2)

 Presenters: EY/TBD

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch break

Keynote Speaker: Mr. John Warren, Vice President & General Counsel ACFE Global, Austin, TX, USA. 

AFTERNOON SESSION: Calling in the Cops, Assessing Risk, Hearing it from their Perspective!

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Pros and Cons of Involving Law Enforcement in Your Fraud Investigation

Moderator: Miles Ripley, Partner, EY

Panelists: TBD

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.  Panel Discussion: Best Practices in Conducting Fraud Risk Assessments

Moderator: Miles Ripley, Partner, EY

Panelists: TBD

 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.  Afternoon refreshment break

 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Overview and Analysis of the Frauds perpetrated by today’s Panelists

Presenter: Steve Morang, SF ACFE President

 3:30-4:45 p.m. Fraudster Panel Discussion:  Similarities and Differences in Explaining Their Actions

Moderator: Sanya Morang, SF ACFE VP Research & Development

Panelists: Mr. Jim Scalzo, Mr. Nathan Mueller, Mr. Ryan Homna and Mr. Jerome Mayne

 4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

San Francisco’s First Summer Splash (albeit in San Jose!)

ACFE Summer Splash

SF ACFE Summer Splash 2019

Register here.

Event Details

Welcome to the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Summer Splash 2019. Take a break from the heat and learn in cool downtown San Jose. This special day long training will be focused on expanding your knowledge of fraud examination through the use of well known recent case studies, including Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, Fyre Festival and Theranos.  Earn up to 8 CPE’s including 2 Ethics CPE’s!

We will continue with the Spring Conference’s theme of The Seduction of Fraud, but take a much deeper dive using case studies and group exercises. Learn how to:

  • Conduct a Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Discover Your True North!
  • Establish your organizations Ethical Baseline
  • Explain the impact of human behavior on fraud prevention and detection
  • Understand the links between compliance programs and fraud prevention, detection and investigation
  • Learn the latest trends in fraud against consumer brands

Additionally, we will have speakers from well known consumer products companies presenting on how fraud can damage brand reputation. Keynote Lunch Speaker: TBA

Due to the nature of the training we will be limiting the number of participants to just 30. Afterwards there will be an exclusive networking reception at Scott’s Seafood Restaurant Rooftop Lounge for attendees.

In the tradition of ACFE Founder Joseph Wells, we will be awarding prizes to the best Hawaiian Shirts and Summer dresses. Participation is optional.

Tentative Agenda: 

 

AGENDA  TBA

8:30 a.m.    Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15:     Welcome and Conference Overview

10:30- 10:45: Morning Break

12:00-1:00: Lunch

3:00-3:15:   Afternoon Break

4:15- 4:30    Closing Remarks

4:30- 6:00   Reception at Scott’s Seafood Rooftop Terrasse

Earn up to 8 CPE’s! The cost of the training will include breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day and the networking reception afterwards. The event location is downtown San Jose and offers onsite parking. We hope that the timing and location of the event will help those throughout the SF Bay Area attend the event.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Frank, Rimerman for their sponsorship of this event!

 

Agenda and Speakers – Please visit our website www.sfacfe.com for the detailed agenda, speaker bios and additional information which will be updated on a regular basis.

Confirmed Speakers:

Sanya Morang, Co-Founder Seduction of Fraud, Adjunct Professor Golden Gate University, http://www.seductionoffraud.com, @seductionoffraud

Steve Morang, Frank,Rimerman + Co. LLP, President SF ACFE, http://www.frankrimerman.com

Register for Summer Splash 2019 here.

SF ACFE Spring Conf. 2019 – Innovation in Fraud Prevention, Detection and Investigation 2.0

Event Overview:

Welcome to the San Francisco Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Spring Conference 2019.This day long training will be packed with presentations, panel discussions and keynote speeches from the Anti-Fraud community, as well as government regulators and enforcement agencies (TBA). Earn up to 8 CPE’s including 2 Ethics CPE’s! The overarching theme of this years conference will be to discuss the importance of Innovation in the anti-fraud space. This will include the discussion of new training techniques, new technology to support training and new approaches to fighting fraud.

Purchase Tickets Here

Tentative Agenda: 

SF Chapter of the ACFE Spring Conference

Innovation in Fraud Prevention, Detection and Investigation 2.0

 

AGENDA

8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15: Welcome and Conference Overview

9:15-10:30: The Seduction of Fraud – Understanding the Draw to the Dark Side!

Presenter: Steve Morang, SF Chapter President

                  Sanya Morang, Co-Founder – The Seduction of Fraud

10:30- 10:45: Morning Break

10:45-11:45: Behavioral Ethics from the perspective of a former FBI Special Agent

                              Presenter: Bret Hood – Director, 21st Century Training

11:45-1:00: Lunch

1:00-2:00: Using AI to Empower Management’s 1.5 Line of Defense to Prevent and Detect Fraud

                              Presenters: Martin Espinosa, Chief Audit Executive, Symantec

                                                  Melanie Gallagher, Head of Third Party Risk, Intuit

 2:00-3:00: Panel Discussion on Innovation in Fraud, Integrity and Ethics

Moderated by EY

Panelists: Dan Samson. Chief Audit Executive, SRI International

                 Don O’Hair, Senior Manager, Risk & Compliance, Verizon Media

                 TBD, Google

                 TBD, EY

 3:00-3:15:  Afternoon Break

 3:15-4:00:         Combating Fraud with Blockchain-Powered Authenticity

Presenter: Kamal Hubbard, Co-founder of AltMarket, Inc.

4:00-4:45:          TBD

4:45-5:00          Closing Remarks

                           Presenter: Steve Morang, President of SF ACFE

Earn up to 8 CPE’s! The cost of the training will include breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The event location is a 5 minute walk from Embarcadero Bart or the CalTrain SF station. We hope that the timing and location of the event will help those living and/or working outside of SF to attend this exclusive event.

We would like to extend a special thank you to EY for their sponsorship of this event!

Purchase Tickets Here

SF ACFE January 2019 Meeting @pwc

We are pleased to announce that the San Francisco ACFE Chapter will kick-off the new year with a meeting on January 17 from 5:30-7:30 PM in San Francisco. The meeting will be a combination of Chapter Meeting and professional presentation in the field of fraud investigation (2 CPE’s will be awarded) which will be held over pizza and refreshments.
The Chapter gives special thanks to PWC for stepping up as the main sponsor for this event.
Purchase tickets here.
Special Presentation Topic: TBA

Forensics

We help you prepare for, respond to, and emerge stronger from unplanned events.

Response rooted in the facts

When the facts really matter. When bad actors threaten your business value. When crisis strikes.

Each client faces a different, unique challenge. We are here to help you get to the heart of the matter quickly. You need to know what went wrong, set clear priorities, and face stakeholders with credible solutions.

We’ve helped others just like you to prepare, respond and emerge stronger from crises and unplanned events. Through an investigative mindset, forensic intelligence and data analytics, we help our clients build resilient strategies and protect what matters most: reputation and value.

 

Location:

Monday, January 17, 2019, 5:00-7:00pm
PwC Offices, Three Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
Please bring both your meeting registration and if needed, cash or check for your meeting/membership dues. We will provide you with a receipt at the event.
COST:
Free of Charge for ACFE SF Chapters Members who have paid 2019 dues.  The cost to non-members is $25 and will be collected at the time of registration through Eventbrite. Please note that since this is the first meeting of the year, there is also an option to pay your annual dues through Eventbrite while registering or simply to pay without planning on attending these specific meetings.
Purchase tickets here.

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