International Counter Fraud Data Analytics Conference set for March

The Cabinet Office will host a two-day conference focusing on the innovative use of data and data analytics in the fight against fraud. The event will take place in Manchester on 3 and 4 March. Manchester provides a fitting setting for the event as it was home to Alan Turing, a pioneer in computer science and Artificial Intelligence.

Keynote speeches at the event will be given by speakers from the UK and US Governments, including the Counter Fraud Centre of Expertise, the US Treasury and the US Government Accountability Office.

The conference will also provide exhibition space to network and learn more about counter fraud and data analytical tools and initiatives.

The event will showcase the UK and US Governments’ innovative data analytics work and explore new and innovative approaches to equipping the public sector to fight the fraudulent practices of tomorrow in increasingly data-driven economies.

John Manzoni, CEO of the Civil Service, said: “I’m delighted to announce the first-ever joint Counter Fraud Data Analytics Conference. The event will bring together leading minds from around the globe and provides a great example of joined-up work being done by the UK and US Governments to combat fraud.”

The Cabinet Office Counter Fraud Centre of Expertise works across the UK Government to understand the risk posed by fraud and financial crime and then to work with public bodies to support them in understanding, finding and stopping fraud against the public sector.

A key part of its work explores the use of data and data analytics to find and prevent fraud by running pilots, operational services and collating Best Practice guidance.

The conference will centre on four themes: data analytics innovation, building data analytics counter fraud capability in the public sector, procurement fraud and identity fraud.

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