Workshop: Detecting fraud through data analytics and computer matching

Post conference Workshops

 Friday 2nd August 2019


Detecting fraud through data analytics and computer matching

Workshop A: 9:00-12:00

Data analysis gives the ability to rapidly detect potential fraud, reducing the use of limited government resources. In Bob’s workshop you will have the opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of using data analytics to prevent and detect fraud in the public sector. Bob will draw from his experiences at PBGC in providing you with guidelines and advice for developing a practical and effective data analytics strategy for fraud detection for your organisation.

  • Overcoming barriers to development of an effective analytics function
  • How to develop a set of data driven fraud risk indicators for suspicious and unusual behaviour in your organisation
  • Case Studies from data analytics in action at U.S. Offices of Inspectors General
  • Pushing the boundaries and developing new capabilities with data analytics

About your workshop leader:

Robert A. Westbrooks, Inspector General at Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, USA

Since 2015, Robert A. Westbrooks has served as the Inspector General for the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. PBGC protects the retirement incomes of about 37 million American workers in nearly 25,000 private-sector defined benefit pension plans, pays out around $6 billion in benefits annually, and has assets under performance management of over $100 billion. Bob oversees independent investigations and audits of PBGC programs and operations. He is an attorney, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and certified information systems auditor with 25 years of public sector experience, 21 of which have been spent as a federal criminal investigator. Since 2016, Bob has concurrently served as the chair of the Professional Development Committee of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and is a member of the CIGIE Executive Council. His current area of interest and study is enterprise risk management, and he writes and speaks frequently on this subject. He is a contributing author of Public Sector Enterprise Risk Management: Advancing Beyond the Basics. Fletcher, K & Stanton, T, editors. London England: Routledge. (May 2019).