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Maribeth Vander Weele, President, Vander Weele Group LLC to Speak at KC’s Event

New York, NY, May 21, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Maribeth Vander Weele, President, Vander Weele Group LLC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Data Analytics: Detecting and Preventing Fraud in 2015 LIVE Webcast” This event is scheduled for May 28, 2015 @ 3:00pm-5:00pm ET.

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About Maribeth Vander Weele

Maribeth Vander Weele is President of the Vander Weele Group, a Chicago integrity consulting firm that specializes in data analytics, investigations, compliance monitoring, and investigative intelligence. Maribeth has consulted onsite in manufacturing plants in China, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, and the United States and has overseen thousands of investigations in the private and public sectors. Former President of the Illinois Association of Inspectors General, she previously served as Inspector General of Chicago Public Schools and the Public Building Commission of Chicago. Author of the 1995 book, Reclaiming Our Schools, the Struggle for Chicago School Reform, Maribeth has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and other publications. Maribeth has guest lectured at the World Bank, Harvard University, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

About Vander Weele Group LLC

The Vander Weele Group is a Chicago firm that provides data analytics, compliance monitoring, investigations, and investigative intelligence. Its core mission is to promote integrity in large organizations and protect them when things go awry. The firm saves clients millions of dollars and untold disruption by stopping deals that never should occur, warding off litigation, and strengthening systems to prevent future incidents. Its team members have worked on thousands of investigations into vendor and employee misconduct – embezzlements, conflicts of interests, insider dealing, diversion of product to the black market, and so on. Its ground-level fact-finding includes surveys, audits, forensic data analysis, assessments, and onsite monitoring. Its analyses fuel strategies for change, strengthening an organization’s mission by increasing efficiencies and decreasing the opportunity for disruptive incidents.

KC Event Synopsis

Fraudulent transactions are not new. Although the ability to detect fraud has increased in the computer age, the best auditing program will not enable detection of fraudulent activity unless the auditor identifies the appropriate transaction for examination. Data analytics, which searches for patterns of activity, increasingly is used to identify, locate, and recognize fraudulent activity in business transactions.

In this two-hour live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders, assembled by The Knowledge Group, will help businesses and their counsel understand the advantages of using Data Analytics in Fraud Detection and Prevention. Speakers will also offer best practices in ensuring compliance with Data Privacy and Security Laws.

Key topics include:

Data Analytics Role in Fraud Detection and Prevention
Data Analysis: Processes and Challenges
Key Techniques in Audit and Risk Management
Best Fraud Control Practices
Financial Impact of Data Analytics
Compliance Strategies
Possible Penalties against Fraudulent Activities

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. For further details, please visit:
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