Meeting/Event Information


November 20, 2014

2014 CTCFE Annual Fraud Seminar
November 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Crown Plaza Hotel Cromwell
100 Berlin Road Route 372
Cromwell, CT 06416
http://860 635-2000
Visual and Big Data Analytics

$175.00 Member Registration

$225.00 Nonmember Registration

Again this year we have put together a great seminar to keep you on the cutting edge of fraud detection. Our speaker, Christopher Westphal will cover the following topics:

Visual Analytics: Discovering Real-World Patterns By Exploiting Meta Data Content

Visual Analytics” an interactive, thought compelling presentation on the use of various visualization and representation techniques for understanding a variety of domains ranging from financial crimes and money laundering to narcotics-trafficking and counter-terrorism.  There are no “right answers” and there are no “wrong answers” only subjective interpretation within the context of the analysis/data. The goal  is to offer alternative interpretations for obvious situations and complex analytical scenarios. Several “ real-world” patterns are presented along with their interpretation, background, and meaning.  Much of the content presented is based on Mr. Westphal’s last book, “Data Mining for Intelligence, Fraud & Criminal Detection: Advanced Analytics & Information Sharing Technologies” (CRC Press, December 2008).

Big Data Analytics For Entity Based Representations: Detecting Networks, Connections, and Correlations.

The goal of many organizations is to find ways to harmonize big data using federated access models to deliver contextual analytics while remaining agile, adaptable, and scalable to aggregate high-quality content. Using a data-centric framework that separates the data from the application enables organizations to elevate insight, expand knowledge, measure risk, and continually identify opportunities and suspicious entities. This presentation will discuss the use of proactive methods to discover entity-based patterns, trends, anomalies, and inconsistencies in big data such as CDR, LPR, social media, and open source content to help improve the fundamental analytical processes. Using advanced entity-based representation techniques to represent multiple-dimensions of data and help expose high-value targets. It’s not necessarily the size of the data, but in how you use it.

Our Speaker - Christopher Westphal, Raytheon Company

Mr. Westphal is a recognized authority in the detection and exposure of complex patterns. His investigative background stems from his early operational experience implementing anti-money laundering and fraud detection systems. Mr. Westphal has worked with the banking and financial ministries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America in relation to fraud, anti-money laundering, embezzlement, asset forfeiture investigations and various regulatory matters. Fortune 500 companies and government agencies have sought advice from Mr. Westphal relating to compliance, risk management, data governance issues, and systems modernization.  Mr. Westphal has authored numerous publications and several books including Data Mining for Intelligence, Fraud & Criminal Detection: Advanced Analytics & Information Sharing Technologies (Westphal, CRC Press, 2008); Data Mining Solutions: Methods and Tools for Solving Real World Problems (Westphal/Blaxton, Wiley, 1998); and Readings in Knowledge Acquisition: Current Practices and Trends (McGraw/Westphal, Ellis Horwood Limited, 1990). He also authored a chapter in Net-Centric Approaches to Intelligence and National Security (Ladner/Petry, Springer 2005). He has served as a referee, editor and reviewer for international journals and conferences on topics such as data mining, expert systems, decision support, and data visualization.