International Fraud Prevention Conference 2021

Fighting Fraud through Technology & Collaboration

A multi-sectoral model to combat fraud

Welcome to International Fraud Prevention Conference 2021 – the EU’s fastest growing CyberSec & FinCrime Congress

Message from our Chair, Stephen Rae

More than one year into the global Covid pandemic Cybersecurity and Financial Crime are - like never before - now truly at the top of the agenda for every corporation and CEO. Organisations such as the World Economic Forum and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) have pointed to the extraordinary increase in cyber attacks and money laundering – all under the cover of the pandemic.

And while the global crisis has accelerated technological adoption it has exposed cyber vulnerabilities, many associated with Working From Home protocols and astonishingly in many cases corporate unpreparedness. The pandemic has also served to further exacerbate tech inequalities within societies and between societies.

IFPC is a collegial platform where experts can a build a network and grow a community that together can address our cyber readiness and our response to financial crime – under one roof, as it were. The importance of such a network has been highlighted by the exponential rise in cyber events and financial crime activity, affecting organisations at all levels. Indeed increasingly the convergence of cybersecurity, fraud per se and financial/economic crime is gathering pace at such a rate that it is now very difficult to say where one discipline begins and the other ends. That is why it is increasingly important that banks, financial institutions, utilities, tech companies and corporations built multi-disciplinary teams working together to fight cyber crime and financial crime. Just like any other strategic societal challenge, cybersecurity and financial cannot be addressed in silos – which sadly still exist in so many entities.

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Now is the time elevate cybersecurity and financial crime compliance – together - as a strategic business issues within organisations and develop partnerships between industries, business leaders, regulators and policymakers We hope this is a conversation that can begin at IFPC2021, particularly around the importance of Public Private Partnerships between law enforcement, governing agencies and the private sector. That is certainly the case in fighting money laundering and economic crime. But PPPs also play a role in fighting bad actors in the cyber space. Only two years ago major cyber attacks were big news, rare events even. Today they are everyday occurrences and no longer attract big headlines – but the losses involved are staggering.

The far-reaching cybersecurity breaches of 2020, culminating in the widespread Solarwinds espionage event by a State actor on the United States, were a reminder to decision-makers around the world of the heightened importance of cybersecurity. Society has been conditioned to police actions being a deterrent to crime in the first instance; and where that does not succeed society expects police actions to detect those responsible.

In the cyber crime and fincrime worlds this is no longer the case. Few cases are detected; the money lost is often lost forever; and the bad actors – State and criminal – face few sanctions. What is certainly true is something has to change – and soon. Governments cannot afford for societies to lose faith in the authorities’ ability to take organised crime and money launderers in the cyber space. These are all matters that we will discuss in depth at IFPC2021 as we focus on the use technology, AI, risk based approaches and policing methods to turn the tide.

We will hear from some of the world’s leading law enforcement officials, fincrime experts and policymakers in a collegial forum where policy and actions can be shaped. And what a stellar line up of leading international decision makers we have in store for you:

  • Vice President Margaritis Schinas, European Commissioner for Security Union, including Cybersecurity
  • John Demers, US Assistant Attorney General
  • Claire Loftus, Director of Public Prosecutions, Ireland
  • Deirdre Carwood, Global Head of Investigations & Crisis Management, Deloitte
  • Stephen Kavanagh, Executive Director of Police Services, Interpol
  • Billy Kelleher MEP, Rapporteur on DORA, European Parliament
  • Derville Rowland, DG Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Rob Douglas, CEO and Co-Founder, Skopenow
  • Rois Ni Thuama PhD, Head of Cyber Governance, Red Sift
  • Prof Ciaran Martin, former CEO National Cyber Security Centre, UK; University of Oxford and Strategic Advisor, NATO
  • Sir Rob Wainwright, former Head of Europol; Partner, Deloitte Europe
  • James Essig, Chief of Detectives, NYPD

Our host for the congress is my co-director, the multi-award winning broadcaster and author Paul Williams, who has the uncanny ability to cut to the core of any issue.

I would also like to thank one of Ireland's early anti-fraud pioneers, co-director James Treacy of Stubbs Gazette for his drive in helping organise IFPC2021, which is shaping up to be our biggest and best convention to date. On March 11, 2020 we pioneered what was a hybrid event as we hosted two of our speakers virtually - NYPD Chief of Department Terry Monahan from New York City and Cyber Israel’s Karine bin Simhon live from their HQ in Be’er Sheva in the Negev Desert. It also turned out to be the last major live event in Dublin in 2020!

This year we are going fully virtual with our cutting edge conferencing platform that we’ve built for the congress which we will host live from the state-of-the-art Egg Greenscreen Studio in central Dublin. Just as important as the rich content you’ll hear at IFPC2021 are the connections you’ll make. Make sure to reach out to fellow delegates at the conference using the various tools on the event platform.

On behalf of everyone at IFPC2021 we would like to sincerely thank our partners in this year’s event, NICE Actimize, Deloitte, Skopenow and Red Sift – some of the top and most trusted global brands in the FinCrime and Cyber space. Here's to a great convention and growing a CyberSec and FinCrime community – and good business opportunities. I look forward to welcoming you personally on April 21.

Stephen Rae
IFPC2021 | Cybersecurity & FinCrime



International Fraud Prevention Conference - April 21st 2021

09:00 (GMT+1) Opening Address

09:15 Intro and Welcome - Paul Williams MC

Plenary Session One
Public Private Partnerships

09:30 (GMT+1)

09:30 Deirdre Carwood
Global Head of Investigations and Crisis Management, Deloitte

09:35 Sir Rob Wainwright
Senior Partner, Deloitte

09:50 Louise Byrne
Partner, A&L Goodbody

10:00 Pat Lordan
Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau

10:10 Brian Hayes
Executive Committee Member - EBF

10:20 Panel Discussion

11:00 Break

Plenary Session Two
Digital Payments Fraud

11:05 (GMT+1)

11:05 Keynote Address:
“The Permanent Eye of Vigilance – Combating Fraud, Money Laundering and Terrorism Finance”

Derville Rowland, Director General Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland

11:25 John Buzzard
Subject Matter Expert, Fraud | NICE Actimize

11:45 Jon Malone
General Manager AML, Fraud and Identity, Equifax

11:55 Panel Discussion
Moderated by Adrian Weckler. With John Buzzard, Jon Malone, Mike Murnane (VP, Program Owner of Fraud and Security products at Mastercard) and Federica Taccogna (Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting)

12:15 Lunch Break

Plenary Session Three
Fighting FinCrime

13:00 (GMT+1)

13:00 Welcome Back
Paul Williams MC

13:05 Keynote Address
Claire Loftus, Director of Public Prosecutions Ireland

13:20 "How Organised FinCrime Fighters can Tackle Organised Financial Crime"
James Treacy, Publisher of StubbsGazette and Co-Founder AML Intelligence

13:30 "Using Technology to Fight Fraud at Scale"
Rob Douglas, CEO and Co-founder Skopenow

13:40 "Financial Privacy and the Fight Against Financial Crime"
John Cusack, Chairperson, Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime

13:50 "Why Are We Losing the Battle Against Financial Crime?"
Federica Taccogna, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

14:00 Panel Discussion
Moderated by Paul Williams

14:15 Break

Plenary Session Four
Cyber Resilience

14:20 (GMT+1)

14:20 Welcome Back
Stephen Rae, Chair, IFPC2021

14:20 Keynote Address
Margaritis Schinas, Vice President European Commission

14:40 Billy Kelleher
MEP, Rapporteur on DORA, European Parliament
Q&A with Stephen Rae

15:00 Break

15:05 Keynote Address:
“New Threats, New Thinking”

Stephen Kavanagh, Executive Director of Police Services at INTERPOL
Q&A with Paul Williams

15:30 DORA: Bigger, better, faster, stronger
Rois Ni Thuama PhD, Head of Cyber Governance, Red Sift

15:40 Prof. Ciaran Martin
ex CEO, National Cyber Security Centre, UK; Strategic Advisor, NATO

15:50 Det. Chief Paul Cleary
Commander, Cyber Crime Bureau, AGS Ireland

16:10 Panel Discussion
Moderated by Jackie King, Executive Director, IBEC. With John Randles (CEO, Siren), Ciaran Martin, Rois Ni Thuama, Donna O'Shea (Chair of Cyber Security, CIT) and Paul Cleary

16:30 Keynote Address
US Assistant Attorney General for National Security, John Demers

16:40 Q&A
AAG John Demers with IFPC2021 Chair Stephen Rae

17:00 Closing Address
James Essig, Chief of Detectives, NYPD

17:15 Closing Remarks

At the conference, our delegates will learn about:

  • Tackling financial crime with technology
  • What to do in the event of a cyber attack
  • The importance of an incident response plan

  • The next wave of financial crime
  • Law enforcement and whether it's fit for purpose
  • Consistent reputation management stress testing


James Essig, International Fraud Prevention Conference, NYPD
 James Essig
Chief of Detectives, NYPD
John Demers, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 John Demers
US Assistant Attorney General
Margaritis Schinas, International Fraud Prevention Conference, European Commission
 Margaritis Schinas
Vice President, European Commission
Claire Loftus, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Public Prosecutions
 Claire Loftus
Director of Public Prosecutions, Ireland
Sir Rob Wainwright, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Deloitte
 Sir Rob Wainwright
Senior Partner, North South Europe, Deloitte
Deirdre Carwood, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Deloitte
 Deirdre Carwood
Global Head of Investigations and Crisis Management
Billy Kelleher MEP, International Fraud Prevention Conference, European Parliament
 Billy Kelleher MEP
Rapporteur on DORA, European Parliament
Derville Rowland, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Central Bank
 Derville Rowland
Director General, Central Bank of Ireland
Stephen Kavanagh, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Interpol
 Stephen Kavanagh
Executive Director Police Services, INTERPOL
Louise Byrne, International Fraud Prevention Conference, A&L Goodbody
 Louise Byrne
Partner, A&L Goodbody Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Federica Taccogna, International Fraud Prevention Conference, FTI Consulting
 Federica Taccogna
Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Prof Ciaran Martin, International Fraud Prevention Conference, National Cyber Security Centre
 Prof Ciaran Martin
ex CEO, National Cyber Security Centre, UK; Strategic Advisor, NATO
Brian Hayes, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland
 Brian Hayes
Executive Committee, European Banking Federation / CEO, BPFI
Pat Lordan, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Pat Lordan
Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau
Mike Murnane, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Mastercard
 Mike Murnane
Program Owner for Fraud and Security Products, Mastercard
Rob Douglas, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Skopenow
 Rob Douglas
CEO and Co-founder at Skopenow
Rois ni Thuama PhD, International Fraud Prevention Conference, An Garda Síochána
 Rois ni Thuama PhD
Head of Cyber Governance, Red Sift Limited
Paul Cleary, International Fraud Prevention Conference, An Garda Síochána
 Paul Cleary
Detective Chief Superintendent, An Garda Síochána
John Buzzard, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Nice Actimize
 John Buzzard
Subject Matter Expert, Fraud | NICE Actimize
Jackie King, International Fraud Prevention Conference, IBEC
 Jackie King
Executive Director, International Business, IBEC
John Randles, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Siren
 John Randles
CEO, Siren
Adrian Weckler, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Cork Institute of Technology
 Donna O'Shea
Chair of Cyber Security, Cork Institute of Technology
John Cusack, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime
 John Cusack
Chairperson, Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime
Jon Malone, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Equifax
 Jon Malone
General Manager AML, Fraud and Identity, Equifax
Adrian Weckler, International Fraud Prevention Conference, Irish Independent, Sunday Independent
 Adrian Weckler
Technology Editor, Irish Independent, Sunday Independent
Paul Williams, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Paul Williams
Author, Broadcaster, Investigative Journalist
James Treacy, International Fraud Prevention Conference, StubbsGazette, AML Intelligence
 James Treacy
Publisher of StubbsGazette and Co-Founder AML Intelligence
Stephen Rae, International Fraud Prevention Conference
 Stephen Rae
Chair, IFPC2021

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

The 2nd International Fraud Prevention Conference will attract professionals from around the world involved in identifying, detecting and preventing corporate fraud. This event offers you the opportunity to connect with decision makers and influencers in the anti-fraud world. There are a variety of exhibition and sponsorship options to achieve your sales and marketing goals.

Benefits of Sponsoring

  • Showcase Your Brand to 500+ Key Industry Professionals
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  • Brand exposure through Media Partners
  • Benefit with the market reach of all our visitors and the wider business community

Who Attends

500+ C-suite executives across banking, insurance, government services, technology, utilities and law enforcement. These attendees represent a diverse group of fraud prevention, detection and investigation roles.

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Red Sift, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Nice Actimize, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Skopenow, International Fraud Prevention Conference
VM Group, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Enterprise Ireland, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Dixtior, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Cyber Ireland, International Fraud Prevention Conference
IDA Ireland, International Fraud Prevention Conference
StubbsGazette, International Fraud Prevention Conference
AML Intelligence, International Fraud Prevention Conference
Full Sponsor List To Be Announced


Full Exhibitor List To Be Announced

Testimonials 2020

“I’d like to congratulate the organisers of IFPC. This is a great forum to discuss Cybersecurity and FinCrime and well done to your chairman Stephen and all involved."
“We need to continue to emphasise to all that are involved in our economy, the responsibility they have to secure their networks, devices and information and to drive research and development in cybersecurity."
“In the meetings that we have each month at European Union level where Ministers for Finance of the EU come together to review our economy, these kinds of issues are increasingly part of the kind of discussions we have. How we can protect the infrastructure of our State and how we can protect the infrastructure of a developed economy. We have to protect against the risk of fraud and the risk of actors who would seek to influence our economies in a malign way."
- Paschal Donohoe, President Eurogroup; Minister for Finance, Ireland
“I am delighted to be here to speak at IFPC. It is at events like IFPC that we can discuss the big issues of the day. I really welcome the focus of this conference, we do need to fix the future, but we also have to fix the now.”
“Cyber crime in many ways is very similar to traditional forms of crime, but there is one major distinction. It is possible for the first time in human history to inflict long-term sustained criminal damage to a jurisdiction without ever setting foot in it, and that’s highly problematic.”
“We need to make their (criminals) jobs harder, returns lower and their lives miserable and incomplete, and we can do that by doing basic steps.”
- Ciaran Martin, CEO, National Cyber Security Centre, UK; Strategic Advisor to NATO
“Thank you so much for the invitation to be with you at IFPC and am so glad to be here to discuss fraud and economic crime."
“Fraud is a whole system issue, and needs a whole system response. The world is changing, cyber is in everything that we do… I can’t think of a crime that isn’t online or doesn’t have money flows.”
“At the moment, we have 3.8 Million frauds reported in the UK - if we don’t do something radical to amend that, it’s expected that at the current rate of growth that we will have 5 Million frauds by 2025… If we don’t get a grip of it, our economic systems will be riddled with criminality.”
- Commander Karen Baxter, National Co-Ordinator for Economic Crime, UK Police Chiefs
“What a pleasure and honour to be here at the IFPC convention. It’s important that we all talk to each other about fraud and cyber. This is something that has to be done on an international basis. This has to be done in both the public and private sectors, which is really important,”
- Terry Monahan, Chief of Department, NYPD
Speaking at IFPC2020: “We need to join forces and build an international community and share information with everyone."
- Karine Bin Simhon, International Director, Israel Cyber Directorate

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