Blockchain, big data analytics, AI and other new technologies are transforming the way of working for governments, businesses and society. The 2019 Forum will focus on the risks and opportunities of new technologies for anti-corruption & integrity.
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Thursday, March 21 • 11:15 - 12:45
Future Tense: New Technology and the Fight Against Corruption

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Does cutting-edge technology help or hinder criminal corruption investigations? On the one hand, the blockchain underlying cryptocurrencies lets investigators follow the money trail easily. Artificial intelligence can be used to analyse large amounts of evidence. It can also predict and detect corruption and money laundering. On the other hand, anonymity in using some cryptocurrencies are said to hinder the identification of the real owners of assets. Cryptography can hamper the seizure and confiscation of cryptocurrencies and encryption can stymie authorities’ efforts to intercept communications.

This session will examine new technologies’ impact on detecting and investigating corruption, and explore solutions for overcoming challenges.

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Greg Medcraft

Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
Mr. Medcraft has extensive experience working on financial markets and services issues, both from an industry and policy perspective. The first part of his career was spent in the private sector (30 years), with accounting firm KPMG then Société Générale in Australia, Asia, Europe... Read More →

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Vera Cherepanova

Founder, Studio Etica
Vera has more than 10 years’ experience as a compliance officer. She’s the founder of Studio Etica, a boutique compliance & ethics consultancy based in Milan. Before moving to a consultancy role, Vera worked at Hilti, Renova and EY.Vera is the author of the first and only book... Read More →

Richard Day

Head of eDiscovery, Serious Fraud Office (SFO), UK
Richard is the first Head of eDiscovery at the Serious Fraud Office. He was previously a principal investigative lawyer at the SFO where he worked on cases involving serious and complex fraud and bribery. He leads a team of engineers and technical and support staff providing eDiscovery... Read More →
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Mairi Heinsalu

District Prosecutor, Prosecutor’s Office of Estonia (Northern District Prosecutor’s Office)
Ms Mairi Heinsalu is a District Prosecutor of the Northern District Prosecutor’s Office in Estonia. She has a 13 years’ long career in the Northern District Prosecutor’s Office, which is one of the four District Prosecutor’s Offices and covers an area with the largest population... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 11:15 - 12:45 CET
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