FWN Annual Event: Fad, Fraud or Future? De-bunking the myth of Cryptocurrencies

  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018
  • 17:30 - 21:00
  • Mishcon de Reya, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH


Registration is closed

We are delighted to advise that the Fraud Women's Network Annual Event this year will focus on cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) which is kindly being hosted by Mishcon de Reya.


17:30hrs to 18:30hrs - Registration and welcome drinks
18:30hrs to 19:30hrs - Speakers with Q&A
19:30hrs to 21:00hrs - Networking Reception

Our esteemed guest speakers are:

Joe Hancock, Cyber Security Lead working within the Dispute Resolution team at Mishcon de Reya. Joe focuses on providing strategic cyber advice, helping organisations to develop and optimise their investments in cyber risk management, and protect their reputation and stakeholders. Joe has a wide range of expertise in cyber risk and security, data protection and resilience, with first-hand experience of some of the UK’s largest cyber incidents. Through a variety of consulting roles he has helped organisations prepare for cyber breaches and data loss events across global sectors including: Energy, Retail, Defence and Financial Services as well as for government. Joe is a recognised industry expert in emerging areas such as Operational Technology Security and Cyber Insurance. He began his career in the Defence and National Security sector and was one of the first cyber specialists in the Lloyds insurance market, supporting the underwriting of cyber risks.

Charlotte Davidson, Managing Associate in the Funds and Financial Services team and has experience in both UK financial services regulation and funds-related matters. Her financial services experience is broad, encompassing the perimeter of regulation including: advising unregulated entities and individuals on whether they need to become authorised; the marketing of financial products; appointed representative arrangements; interpretation of the FCA Rules and Guidance; and advising on UK anti-money laundering and proceeds of crime legislation. She also regularly advises on the consumer credit regime and regulated mortgages. In terms of her funds experience, Charlotte advises investors and onshore and offshore investment fund managers in relation to real estate, private equity and venture capital funds, in connection with a broad range of matters, including: fund formation and on-going operational and regulatory matters - including under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive; co-investments; and internal reorganizations. She also advises on the establishment and restructuring of UK investment managers and investment advisers.

Detective Inspector Louise Shea LLB (Hons), Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit|FALCON Louise is a Senior Investigator within the Metropolitan Police Service for over 19 years. In her current role, as Head of the MPS Cyber Crime Unit, Louise leads a Unit of specialist detectives and technicians managing investigations into the most serious and organised offences of cyber dependant criminality impacting upon London. Louise works extensively with UK and foreign law enforcement, private industry and public sector agencies across the UK and globally, providing a targeted response both re-actively and proactively to cyber threats. Current work includes the challenges faced by law enforcement regarding crypto currencies and Darkweb marketplaces in which Louise has led the first MPS seizure and restraint of Bitcoin against a significant Darkweb marketplace vendor. Recently IISP accredited Cyber Strategist in Cyber Digital Investigations through the College of Policing.  In Louise's previous role, she was Head of the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit leading investigations into a wide range of serious and organised fraud affecting the telecoms and banking industry, fast parcel operators, device manufacturers and wider partners.

Iqbal V. Gandham, Managing Director, eToro Iqbal manages eToro's business activities in the UK. Prior to eToro, he held senior positions as a CMO and CTO, in addition to founding several companies. He co-founded India's largest web-hosting business, launched a telecoms startup and then progresses to cloud computing. Following this, he joined a fledgling startup called Nutmeg as CMO and helped shape it into the UK's largest robo-advisor. Iqbal is also the Chairman of the newly formed CyrptoUK which is the first self-regulatory trade body for the UK cryptocurrency market: http://www.cryptocurrenciesuk.info/

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