Fraud Detection

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Learn from
Rich Wentel

Deputy Director


Rich is currently the Deputy Director in the Public Sector Fraud Authority (PSFA) Counter Fraud Centre of Expertise in the Cabinet Office, with specific responsibility for Data Analytics.

Fernando de Pablo Martín

Director General, Digital Office Madrid


I have worked in private and public sectors (telecommunications, urban traffic control systems, pollution control systems, tax management, e-government, public administrations reform plans, Tourism sector, Digital Transformation, Cibersecurity) to achieve innovative organizations through governance, cooperation and intensive use of ICT.

Specialties: e-Government, Digital Transformation, information systems, tax management, urban traffic control systems, pollution control systems, telecommunications, information society, innovation and public administration reform strategy, Tourism Innovation and technology.

Twitter: @fdepablom
Michael Down

D&A Specialist


Michael has many years of varied experience in the IT industry across a number of domains and specialities. After a number of years in data and analytics leadership positions in financial services and retail industries, Michael spent 5 years at Elastic before joining Neo4j in 2021 to lead the financial services solution architecture function. He is a passionate evangelist for the power of graph databases and especially their use to unlock true business value. 
About the session
Public sector fraud is estimated to cost the UK government over £29 billion annually. How do we prevent serious fraud, without compromising the speed at which we provide support?
  • Fraud, error and anomaly detection
  • Creating a single view of fraud risk
  • Optimising investigation efficiency