Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am PDT

The ACLP continues its series of monthly webinars in 2021 that feature industry experts who share ideas and insight with their peers to help public and private sector policy makers combat corruption more effectively. Join our group of distinguished panelists as they discuss the pros, cons, and future outlook for technologies designed to detect, prevent, and mitigate corruption.

Selected discussion topics:

  • Can technology tell us if someone has taken a bribe? Tools that can identify money laundering, fraud, and related activities and have been in widespread use for many years, but can they determine if someone is involved in corruption?
  • What are the challenges we face? AI (artificial intelligence), OSINT (open source intelligence), big data analytics, blockchain, and other tools are rapidly transforming our due diligence and fraud/AML investigations, but how effectively are organizations and governments using these technologies to fight corruption?
  • Is this technology helping us win the fight against corruption? Organizations can now detect and prevent corruption earlier and better than ever. Machine learning apps, for example, can now assign a corruption probability to public officials. But how far are we from where we want to be? And how do we balance the human element?
  • What about GovTech (technologies designed to make the public sector more efficient) and promoting accountability through more accessible and useful data? Governments are slowly but increasingly automating their bureaucratic processes and public services, which has a direct effect on deterring corruption. Are governments in the USA, UK, and Canada leading or lagging in these efforts to combat corruption?
  • Where are we headed? There are plenty of opportunities ahead, but our expectations need to be reasonable. What about the automation bias, accountability, and protection risks of “human in the loop” oversight solutions.

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This event qualifies for 2.0 CPD credits.

The Anti-Corruption Law Program (ACLP) public education series is a collaborative partnership with the Centre for Business Law, Transparency International Canada, and the International Centre for Criminal Law Reform & Criminal Justice Policy. To learn more about future ACLP events, please visit here.


Norman Baldwin – Partner, GRC Vista Risk Consulting | Vancouver, BC

Norman has been active in the international business integrity field for over 30 years. He was formerly Operations Manager for two Vancouver-based investment firms, where he oversaw compliance and operational risk for the parent companies and a diverse portfolio of subsidiaries in Canada, southern Africa, Asia, and the USA. From 1995-2017 Norman was based in Brazil, where he helped a long list of organizations to improve their anti-white collar crime practices, and contributed to corruption investigations related to Lava Jato. He is a Partner with risk management consulting firm GRC Vista, which advises companies on governance, risk, and compliance technologies and strategies, and conducts corruption and fraud investigations in Brazil.

Paula Davis – Founder and Director, Waypoint GRC | Manchester, UK

Paula Davis is the Founder and Director of Waypoint GRC, which she established in 2017 after holding senior leadership roles in service delivery and product strategy at a large GRC solutions provider. Waypoint GRC helps organisations drive integrity through innovation, blending technology, creativity, and compliance expertise to optimise compliance programmes. For over 25 years Paula has been instrumental in the development, implementation, and management of effective compliance and ethics programmes in a range of complex and geographically diverse organisations.

Christopher Nelson – Microsoft Anti-Corruption Technology and Solutions | Seattle, WA

Chris Nelson leads Microsoft’s compliance analytics program, the (broad) goal of which is to improve compliance outcomes for the company using data-driven insights. Chris is also a core member of Microsoft’s Anti-Corruption Technology & Solutions (ACTS) program, which is focused on “bending the curve” of corruption by partnering with governments to deliver know-how, technology, and resources to the front lines of the fight. Prior to focusing on compliance analytics Chris was a competition lawyer at Microsoft, specializing in sales-related misconduct (horizontal and vertical restraints on trade). Chris lives in Seattle with his family.

Eduardo Tardelli – CEO upLexis Tecnologia | São Paulo, Brazil

Eduardo is one of the industry’s most experienced anti-corruption and anti-fraud technology professionals, and has spoken at numerous technology conferences and seminars across Latin America. For the past twelve years he has led the growth of the upLexis upMiner platform, making it Brazil’s leading due diligence and background check data aggregator tool. As CEO, he also oversees projects in Web Data Mining, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Risk and Compliance Applications, Information Extraction, Enterprise Content Management, and Knowledge Management. Eduardo is also a member of GV Angels, one of Latin America’s leading angel investor groups, and a Board Member of the Brazilian Association of Lawtechs and Legaltechs. He was formerly a Senior Project Manager at CapGemini in São Paulo, and holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of São Paulo and a specialization degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Amber Scott – Founder and CEO, Outlier Solutions | Toronto, ON

Amber combines a passion for technology with a focus on Canadian anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing, privacy, and regulatory compliance. After graduating from the University of Waterloo she held compliance roles with various Canadian securities dealers and banks, and helped implement technology-based processes to streamline compliance for a major insurer. She subsequently became Senior Manager Forensics for the AML Practice at a national accounting and consulting firm before founding Outlier Compliance Group, which develops compliance solutions for reporting entities, based on the premise that good compliance can enable good business. Amber is a regular speaker at compliance events, and a firm believer in the idea that “experts” always have something to learn.

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