Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0SL
Tuesday, 10th October 2023
We are delighted to invite you to this year’s complimentary Customer Forum, Empower 23, which will be held at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey on Tuesday, 10th October 23. We will be focusing on the latest emerging risks affecting finance teams. With excellent workshops, keynote speakers and the opportunity to network and swap ideas on best practice, this event must not be missed.
The day will commence with registration at 9.30 and close at approximately 17.00 when we invite you to join us for fizz and nibbles.
Join in our free prize draw to win one of two track experiences to be taken at the end of the day!
All attendees will have the opportunity to race in an F1 Simulator!
This excellent complimentary customer forum will be held at the Mercedes-Benz World.
This state of the art venue is the perfect place for us to welcome our dynamic and proactive clients from around the globe:
Gain CPD accreditation at our Master Class.
Charlie McMurdie served as Scotland Yard’s Head of Economic and Cyber Crime and led the Police Central ecrime Unit and the National ecrime Programmes. She was the country’s top law enforcement officer in the fast moving, complex international world of hacking, cyber-crime and online fraud before becoming the Senior Cyber Crime Advisor at PwC.
After a career which took in anti-terrorism, covert policing and work on murder, specialist vehicle theft and fraud divisions, Charlie spearheaded the Metropolitan Police’s attempt to prevent and detect cyber-crime. She fought battles with complacent and sceptical colleagues, officials and government and established one of the leading agencies in its field in the world.
Charlie addresses the urgent, vital need for appropriate cybersecurity measures, both physical, human and digital, in the form of back-ups, off-site servers, policy, training, software and hardware. She examines the strategic nature of the precautions required now and in the future, and gives examples of what has happened in the past. Covering hackers attacking governments, banks and retailers organized criminals gaining customer payment details via fake websites, teenagers stealing unreleased music, Charlie highlights that every organization is vulnerable because every organization has something people can use for illegals means. She reveals the reality (and the myths) of the threat as well as the financial, legal and reputational implications.
As well as cyber-crime, Charlies’s extensive experience in policing working in counter terrorism and more conventional areas give her an understanding of strategic and technical operations, risk and deployment. As well as running her own security consultancy she is also an Honorary Fellow at the University of Warwick’s cyber security centre.
Head of Fraud and Forensics @PKF GM (Former Head of Fraud, TFL)
Robert Brooker is Head of Fraud and Forensics within PKF GM and formerly Head of Fraud at Transport for London. He is an accredited Counter Fraud Specialist, Financial Investigation and Wicklander – Zulawski Non-Confrontational Interview Technique trained. Robert has led disciplinary and criminal investigations, concerning Fraud, Bribery and Corruption, security breaches, cybercrime, intellectual property and procurement allegations.
He has worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sector within fraud, bribery and corruption, in addition to Fraud Risk Management for over 20 years. Robert is also Chair of the London Fraud Forum, a public/private partnership dedicated to best practice in preventing, detecting and investigating fraud, bribery and corruption. As well as being a founding member of United Kingdom Identify Fraud Advisory a social enterprise assisting victims of identity fraud.