First gathering of Antifraud professionals and Indiaforensic members
It was the first event of Indiaforensic and every participant was curious to understand what Indiaforensic is ? Who are the people behind it and what are they doing ?
This conference was the first ever gathering of the antifraud professionals in a large number. Pune is the birthplace of Indiaforensic and naturally Pune was the obvious choice for the antifraud program. It was a challenging task before Indiaforensic to call the professionals in the city which was not the metropolitan city. Participants faced number of issues in traveling but this first ever conference saw participants flying from Chennai and Delhi for this one day program.
To promote this conference Indiaforensic sponsored a full page feature in India’s leading financial daily—The Economic Times. It was the first such widely sponsored feature on the topic of frauds. This feature was prepared by Pradeep Akkunoor– then Director of Indiaforensic and it had huge participation from the Industry leaders.
Indiaforensic, the pioneers in the field of Forensic Accounting in India, hosted the Annual Anti-Fraud Conference on the 16th of June at Le’Meridian, Pune. The event attracted experts from the industry including the prominent speakers from respected organizations like Fullerton, EY, KCPL, AccessData.
There were only five sessions in this conference and the keynote speaker for the conference was the ACFE– India Chapter President, G. Kali Prasad. This conference was made interactive by posing the quiz questions to the audiences and giving them small gifts. G. Kali Prasad was the second Indian person to complete the CFE designation from India. This was posed as the question in one of the quizzes of the conference.
Dr. Vishnu Kanhere was the opening batsman and in spite of ill-health he traveled from Mumbai just for this session. His session was magnetic and made audience understand what is forensic accounting in very easy language. He avoids using the heavy words and simplifies the concepts for the understanding of even a layman.
Second session was on computer forensic tools and Sameer Datt, CEO of Foundation Futuristic which is the sole dealer of the computer forensic tools in India. He emphasized the needs of the computer forensic in the investigation of the fraud cases in India.
Third session was on the retail banking frauds which was delivered by G.D.Balasubramaniam. GDB is the director of integrated risk management at Fullerton India. In addition to the classification of the frauds he discussed the problems that are faced by the customers.
Last session was delivered by P. Sarathkumar, who is now the Chairman of the Advisory committee of Indiaforensic. He spoke about the money laundering transactions in India. His lecture was rated as above expectation by almost all the audience.
Indiaforensic was formed with the objective to drive the growth of the antifraud profession in India. As a result Indiaforensic awarded Indianveshan as the highest award to Captain Percy Jokhi, most popular forensic accountant award to Sumeet Makhija and Top Scorer award to Vaishali Mahajan.