The ACFE Annual Fraud Professional’s Conference is our flagship event, returning for a 25th 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.

2022 Speakers


David Coderre

Co-Founder and Senior Data Analyst at CTRLmatters

COSO Fraud Risk Management Guide

This session will discuss the COSO Fraud Risk Management Guide with valuable insight from one of the contributors.

David Coderre is a co-founder and the chief data analyst for CTRLmatters and the President of Computer Assisted Analysis Techniques and Solutions (CAATS). He has 30+ years of experience using analytics to address audit requirements. David is the author of four books on data analytics.

Peter Warmka

Founder at Counterintelligence Institute

Confessions of a CIA Spy - The Art of Human Hacking

During this presentation, a former CIA Intelligence Officer who spent over two decades breaching the security of target organizations overseas will share methodologies utilized by today's threat actors to circumvent the technological controls, policies and procedures put in place to safeguard organizations and their data.

Mr. Warmka's organization assists in protection of proprietary information and personal data records against security breach attempts.

Mr. Warmka is a former intelligence officer with the CIA. He is author of the recently released “Confessions of a CIA Spy – The Art of Human Hacking.”

Mr. Warmka is a CFE, CPP and Certified Instructor at CIA University

Sheila Smigarowski

Founder at Sheila Smigarowski Consulting and Coaching

Soft Skills when conducting an Investigation

Sheila has over 25 years risk management experience within regulated public and private companies; industries include hospitality, financial services, non-profit sector associations and charities, mining, construction, water and power utilities and retail industrial machinery sector.

With her passion to support her own and others leadership development, she completed a six-month coaching certification program with the Coaches Training Institute and has been actively coaching leaders, managers and executive over the past few years.

Jason Zirkle

Training Director for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)

Texas Ranger Case Study – Procurement Fraud at University – How Internal Controls and Audit Failed

This case study will cover a multi-million dollar fraud investigation at a large public university, presented by a former fraud analyst with the Texas Rangers. You will learn how this unusual procurement fraud was perpetrated, and how the internal controls & internal audit at the university ultimately failed.

Mr. Zirkle conducts training presentations around the world and assists in updating ACFE curriculum.  Prior to joining the ACFE, he was a financial crime analyst with the Texas Ranger division of the Texas Department of Public Safety, where he served as a subject matter expert on financial crime investigations.

Vladimir Napoleon

Anti-Corruption Awareness Coordinator at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

The CFPOA, its amendments and the impact on Canadian companies doing business abroad

Vladimir has 17 years of service with the RCMP as a peace officer and worked most of his career in major crime investigations. Since 2014, he has been with National

Division’s Sensitive & International Investigations (SII) unit which focuses on high profile white-collar crimes that pose a significant threat to Canada’s economic, political and social integrity.

In 2017, as part of SII, Vladimir was given the responsibility to develop the Foreign Corruption Awareness Program for the unit

Graham Ospreay

Forensic Document Examiner & Forgery Analyst, G. P. Ospreay & Associates

Forensic Document Examination and Forgery Analysis

This session will provide a detailed look at the use of scientific principles, knowledge and applied techniques in forensic document examination, forgery analysis and counterfeit identifications.

Graham Ospreay is a Forensic Document Examiner & Forgery Analyst who’s areas of professional expertise covers: Comparison and identification of handwriting, hand printing and signatures; Assessment and identification of anonymous writing; Threatening communications & risk

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2021 Speakers

Simon Marchand 

Chief Fraud Prevention Officer Security & Biometrics Division
at Nuance Communications


Biometrics: Applications in fraud prevention, detection and investigation

This session is designed specifically for CFEs and will offer an opportunity for your members to not only to learn more on biometrics and ID theft, but also to ask all the questions they need on that topic.

You will learn to:

1. Discern biometrics terminology

2. Differentiate the types of biometrics technology

3. Apply biometric fraud prevention use cases

4. Assess how biometrics is used for investigation and prosecution of fraudsters

John Bishop

Senior Cyber Security Advisor - Partnerships
at Canadian Centre for Cyber Security


Cybersecurity - CCCS Perspectives
on COVID-19 related fraud

(description to come)

Jennifer Spurrell

Manager of Investigations
at Ontario Serious Fraud Office


Unmasking Fraud

(description to come)

Donna Blois

Executive Director
at Employment and Social Development Canada


Detecting Fraud and Error through
Analytics and Intelligence

(description to come)

Stephen Nattras

at Norton Rose Fullbright Canada LLP


Working with lawyers on fraud
and corruption investigations

You will learn :
  • What is legal privilege and why is it important?
  • Dawn raids (criminal search warrants, civil Anton Pillar orders, etc.)
  • Employee privacy rights during an internal investigation 
  • Investigations under the Competition Act (bid rigging, collusion, etc.) and engaging with the Competition Bureau
  • Legal updates on fraud and corruption legal cases in Canada
  • When do Canadian authorities have jurisdiction to prosecute?
  • What is the “directing mind” or “senior officer” of a Canadian corporation under criminal law?
  • Impact of fraud and corruption charges/convictions on federal government procurement under the Integrity Regime
  • The Canadian remediation agreement regime (DPAs)

Elizabeth Simon 

Vice President, Compliance
at FirstKey Homes


Ethical Risks in the ''New'' Workplace

More and more news stories share examples of companies who have chosen not to do the right thing. How can we maintain a culture of compliance and ensure our employees choose to do the right thing? This session will provide some examples of companies in the news that have made bad decisions resulting in ethical failures, share some increasing cultural and ethical risks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and leave you with some key takeaways on how to map ethical risk and improve the Speak Up culture at your company.

John Corelli

Chief Counsel
at Ontario Serious Fraud Office


Unmasking Fraud

(description to come)

Chris Muldowney

Director of Integrity Analytics
at Employment and Social Development Canada


Detecting Fraud and Error through
Analytics and Intelligence

(description to come)

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