2024 Speakers

The ACFE Annual Fraud Professional’s Conference is our flagship event, returning for a 26th year to provide our members with a unique opportunity to meet as a community, network with each other and to learn from our distinguished speakers. We hope you join us for this upcoming virtual event.

This event is proudly sponsored by:

Speakers Announced So Far


Kristin Solvason

A/Executive Director, Financial Crime Coordination Centre, Public Safety Canada

Perceptions and Knowledge of Money Laundering, Fraud and Cyber Security

This presentation will highlight key findings from the public opinion research report authored by EKOS Research Associates Inc., bringing forward key results of online survey and focus group discussions that were conducted between March 2023 and June 2023.

Kristin took on the role of Acting Executive Director of the Financial Crimes Coordination Centre in May 2022. Kristin has worked in the federal public service for nearly 25 years, of which the last decade has been with Public Safety Canada

John Armit

Detective Constable, Anti-Rackets Branch (ARB) of the Ontario Provincial Police

Perceptions and Knowledge of Money Laundering, Fraud and Cyber Security

Detective Constable John Armit has been a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for 22 years.  In 2015, John began working in his current position with the OPP’s Anti-Rackets Branch (ARB), investigating economic crimes and political corruption.  In May 2021, John began an 18-month secondment with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) as a Detective Sergeant working as a law enforcement Liaison Officer nationally and internationally.

Kevin Lo

Senior Director, Digital Forensics, MT>3, a Division of McCarthy Tétrault LLP

The Current State of Digital Evidence - how it effects eDiscovery & forensics

In this session, Kevin will discuss the growing trend for digital forensics. Additionally, the presentation will also discuss the challenges facing forensic investigators as technology evolves, including his thoughts on what the near future holds for investigators.

With over two decades of experience, Kevin Lo is a court recognized expert in digital forensics and eDiscovery, providing assistance to legal counsel and clients in all areas involving digital evidence. He has published many articles and is frequently interviewed by media outlets regarding digital forensic investigations, information security, and eDiscovery. Kevin regularly presents and conducts talks in numerous professional, technical, and industry conferences and seminars in the area of technology and forensics. He is currently a part-time instructor for a post-graduate certificate program on digital forensics and eDiscovery.

The Current State of Digital Evidence - how it effects eDiscovery & forensics

In this session, Kevin will discuss the growing trend for digital

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Sasha Caldera

Campaign Manager, Beneficial Ownership Transparency, PWYP Canada

Canada's Beneficial Ownership Registry: What's Ahead For the Country

Sasha Caldera is the Beneficial Ownership Transparency Campaign Manager at Publish What You Pay Canada. Since 2017, Sasha has been managing a coalition of three civil society organizations and leads policy discussions with public servants at Finance Canada, and Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada. Sasha has developed relationships with elected officials and regularly lobbies federal, provincial, and territorial ministries to advance Canada’s commitment to implement a world-class beneficial ownership registry. He is also registered as an in-house lobbyist

Marc Tassé

Corporate Ethics and Financial Crimes Expert

Ethics in Public Safety

In this session, Marc will discuss how ethical dilemmas in public safety revolve around challenging decisions where crucial values, such as protecting lives, upholding civil liberties, and ensuring justice, may conflict. These dilemmas include prioritizing resource allocation during emergencies, balancing individual rights against community safety in law enforcement, and navigating confidentiality versus the need for transparency.

Over the last 35 years, Marc has been actively involved with different prestigious international organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Ca(OECD), the World Bank Group (WBG), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)


Ryan Duquette

Partner, National Lead of Digital Forensics, MNP

Hiding in the Shadows

This presentation will illustrate a case study of one of the largest online defamation cases in North America, how investigators used data analytics to find the perpetrator, how the ACFE played a huge role, and what fraud investigators should do to protect themselves from being defamed.

Ryan is MNP’s National Leader of Digital Forensics, with the firm’s Forensics and Litigation Support Service Group in Toronto. With more than two decades of digital forensics, investigations and cybersecurity experience, Ryan provides clients with litigation support, as well as helps with cyber incident responses, fraud matters and technology risks.

Mihaela Voicu

Manager, Deloitte

Program Integrity in Canada - How We Are Doing

Mihaela is a Manager in the Risk Advisory, Financial Crime practice of Deloitte LLP in Edmonton, focusing on program integrity and fraud, waste, and abuse in public sector organization. Mihaela helps clients reduce financial crime by leveraging technology to enhance the fraud risk controls of the organization.

Mihaela has 10 years experience in the public sector where she championed innovation, analytics driven process improvement, technology upgrades, policy changes and systemic changes to enhance productivity and effectiveness

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