AGENDA SCHEDULE FOR HOUSTON ACFE CONFERENCE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2024  SPEAKER & TOPIC 

7:50 AM - 8:00 AM

VIRTUAL WELCOME!  ACFE Board

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

1 CPE

Anna Rowe, Founder and Manager at Catch the Catfish. Co-Founder of LoveSaid. Kent, England

Topic: Online Dating Fraud – Catch the Catfish


9:10 AM - 10:00 AM

1 CPE

Christina Fiscella, CFE, FCLS, Greater Philadelphia

Topic: "2 Shades of Grey"


10:10 AM - 11:45 PM

2 CPE

Stephen Bell J.D., Patrick Mincey J.D., Christina Milnor J.D., Raleigh, NC

Cranfill Sumner

Whistleblowing Opportunities for Compliance Professionals, Investigators, and Foreigners to Recover Financial Awards

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

1 CPE

Justin Ussery and Josh Lorencz, Envista Forensics: Greater Dallas

Digital Forensics for Fraud Investigators and Forensic Accountants

1:50 PM - 2:00 PM


SPONSOR INTRODUCTIONS & VIRTUAL DOOR PRIZES (same zoom link as 1:00 session)

2:10 PM - 3:00 PM

1 CPE

Denise Ashley CFE, ACA, CIFI, Nationwide Insurance, Richmond, VA

Safeguarding Tomorrow: Law Enforcement and Insurance in Action

3:15 PM - 4:05 PM

1 PM

1 CPE

Chief Keith Houston, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Houston, TX

Following the Money: From Money Mule to Hacker
 THURSDAY OCTOBER 10, 2024

SPEAKER AND TOPIC 

SESSION A = RED OAK BALLROOM, SESSION B: MAGNOLIA ROOM

07:00 am - 07:50 am Registration and Breakfast

08:15 am – 09:15 am

General Session

(1 CPE)

Alamdar Hamdani, J.D.,  US Attorney, Southern District of Texas

09:15 am – 9:30 am

Morning Break, Sponsor Networking

9:30 am – 11:10 am

Session A (2 CPE)

Frank Perri JD, CPA, CFE

When White Collars Turn Red

9:30 am – 11:10 am

Session B

(2 CPE)

Nikki E. Hawkins, J.D. Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP

Fraud in First Party Property Cases (Insurance Fraud)

11:15 am – 12:05 pm

Session A

(1 CPE)

Steve Lenderman, CFE  Quantexa

Deep Fakes & Synthetics Data Now Have a Face

11:15 am – 12:05 pm

Session B

(1 CPE)

Austin Harris, CFE, CFCI

Fighting Fraud with the Fuzz

12:10 pm – 12:50 pm

12:50 pm– 12:55 pm

Lunch and Networking

Announcements

01:00 pm- 1:50 pm

Session A

(1 CPE)

Heather Hughes, J.D., Stroz Friedberg

Cybersecurity Threats & Proactive Tips


1:55 pm – 2:45 pm

Session A

(1 CPE)

Dr. William Kresse, M.S.A., J.D., CPA/CFF, CFE, CRFAC, CGMA, Governors State University

Elections, Information Asymmetry, and the Role CPA/CFEs Can Play in Enhancing Voter Confidence

01:00 pm– 2:40 pm

Session B

(2 CPE)

Eric Havian, Whistleblower Partners

“Operation Desert Fraud: My Ten-Year Whistleblower War with KBR.”

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm


Ice Cream Social & Networking & Door Prizes


03:00 pm – 4:40 pm

Session A

(2 CPE)

Paul Eckloff & Brett Johnson

The Evolution and Future of Fraud: From Gift Cards to AI

03:00 pm – 4:40 pm

Session B

(2 CPE)

Ken Dieffenbach, CFE

Grant Fraud and Related Data Analytics issues


4:45 pm – 6:15 pm Reception opens to all ACFE Houston Members, Sponsors and Speakers
 Friday, October 11, 2024

SPEAKER AND TOPIC 

SESSION A = RED OAK BALLROOM, SESSION B: MAGNOLIA ROOM


 07:00 am - 7:50 am Breakfast and Check In (Please remember to check in each day individually for CPE credit)
 8:00 - 8:15 am

 Announcements & Welcome

Tim Davis, Vice President, Houston ACFE & Conference Chair

 8:15 - 9:15 am

Red Oak Ballroom

Matthew Monson JD, Monson Law Firm, "How MMA Went Away - Louisiana's Largest Insurance Fraud Taken Down"

 9:15 am - 9:30 am

Magnolia Room

 Morning Break & Sponsor Networking

 9:30 am - 10:20 am

Session A

(1 CPE)

 Nichole Devries, CFE & Chris Ekimoff, CFE, CPA, CFF, RSM US

Case Studies in Fraud and Data Analytics

 9:30 am - 10:20 am

Session B

(1 CPE)

 Sonia Hurtado, CFE, IRS Criminal Investigations

The Benefits of Diversity in Fraud Audits: Case Studies & Investigative Techniques

 10:25 am - 11:15 am

Session A

(1 CPE)

Oscar Harvin, Ph.D. CPA CFE, Sam Houston State University

Highly Skeptical and Financially Savvy Individuals Can Be Vulnerable to Becoming Victims of Fraud

10:25 am - 11:15 am 

Session B

(1 CPE)

 Valerie Turner, Harris County District Attorney's Office

How Fraud Examiners Can Assist in Prosecuting Consumer Fraud Crimes

11:20 am - 12:10 am

Session A

(1 CPE)

 Forvis/Mazars Speaker

 11:20 am

12:10 pm

Session B

(1 CPE)

Paul Raffile, 

Sextorion - International Fraud Investigation to take down Sextortionists

 12:10 - 12:55 pm

12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

 Lunch and Networking


Announcements, Turn in Bingo

 1:00 - 1:50 pm

Session A

(1 CPE* Ethics)

 Catherine Manyoma, Anthony Orozco, PWC

Thought Leadership Corruption in Latin America - Opportunities, Challenges & Risks*

Ethics Credit 1

1:00 - 1:50 pm

Session B

(1 CPE)

 Tina Hernandez - Farrell, MFS, CFE  Texas Education Agency

Internal Investigations

 2:00 - 2:50 pm

General Session

(1 CPE)

 Steve Lupo, FBI 

Trends in Cybersecurity

2:55 - 3:55 pm

General Session


(1 CPE)

 Sherron Watkins, Enron Whistleblower

Ethical Lessons from the Enron Scandal and Whistleblowing in the Era of Dodd-Frank Act*

*Ethics credit (1)



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