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Your AI-inspired Future of Fraud Prevention is Here

December 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

We’re combining our experience in the physical and digital spaces to bring Chief Wine Officer to your door.
The networking continues!

CWO : DIGITAL and IBM present a virtual experience – with real wine

Your AI-inspired Future of Fraud Prevention is Here


This December, CWO : DIGITAL and IBM are bringing 15 insurance fraud leaders together in an exclusive virtual networking event to discuss how technology can be used to enhance their anti-fraud efforts. You’ll be joined by IBM fraud specialists who will share their expertise on how to deliver a structured anti-fraud solution for better alert accuracy and efficiency across your organization. In true CWO style, you’ll mix business with pleasure as we send guests a selection of the finest wines to be enjoyed over the course of the interactive experience.

The estimated cost of property and casualty insurance claims fraud is $32 billion in the US alone. To protect against these losses, fraud detection techniques are evolving to uncover more fraud, avoid false positives and streamline investigations. Insurers are adopting increasingly powerful analytical techniques such as text analytics, graph analytics and machine learning. But as a result, insurance fraud teams are up against novel challenges. To overcome these, fraud leaders must move from a one-size-fits-all model to one which responds to their specific business requirements, while harnessing new technologies that streamline the delivery of data and insights.

Take your place around this interactive roundtable and discover how you can deter, prevent and intercept multiple types of insurance fraud to improve detection processes and decision making, and enable faster claims resolution for customers. You’ll be joined by IBM experts who will answer the most pressing questions on fraud-based artificial intelligence, such as:

  • What are our principles for fair and ethical use of data and AI in fraud fighting?
  • How do we govern these analytics to demonstrate they are explainable, accurate and fair?
  • How do we present these deep analytical insights to our fraud investigators in an easy to understand format?
  • How do we structurally capture investigation outcomes as the fuel for machine learning?

Places are limited to just 15 senior fraud leaders so reserve your place today! A dedicated wine expert will be on hand to talk you through the selection of fine wine we’ll deliver straight to your door, before putting your palates to the test in some friendly competition. The winner will be crowned the ultimate accolade: Chief Wine Officer! But the big question is: will it be you?



Head of Pricing and Claims Analytics, QBE North America

I currently lead the Advanced Analytics team at a nationwide P&C carrier with a primary focus on applying artificial intelligence and machine learning models that drive improvement in profitability through optimized segmentation and provide actionable insights that reduce indemnity and expense. Prior to my current role, I worked for a mid-size personal lines insurer in New Jersey focusing on building predictive models in support of pricing (loss cost), marketing (response, persistency and lifetime value) and claims (severity and fraud detection). Previously I have held senior positions with significant management responsibility in enterprise risk management, model risk management and international risk consulting including six years as a C-level executive in financial technology.


Senior Director – Insurance Analytics & Financial Crimes, Luxoft, a DXC Technology Company

Frank has over twenty-five years of experience in the property and casualty, life, disability and accident & health insurance industries with extensive insurance fraud, claims, operations and analytics experience. Prior to joining Luxoft, Frank served as the Director Global Financial Crimes leader at IBM from 2014-2020. Additionally, Frank lead the Fraud and Financial Crimes consulting practice in IBM’s Global Business Services. In this capacity Frank oversaw the development of the Financial Crimes Insights product as well as leading the go to market strategy, sales organization and subject matter experts. Prior to joining IBM, Frank served as the President and CEO of the largest privately held insurance fraud Counter Fraud Outsourcing company from 1995-2014, providing structured cost containment and regulatory compliance counter fraud solutions to insurance companies, third party administrators, multi-national corporations and public entities. With a staff of close to five hundred counter fraud personnel, Frank designed and implemented counter fraud programs for 72 insurance carriers, third party administrators, state and local governments and multi-national corporations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America and Australia.


Insurance Financial Crimes Leader in North America, IBM

Wade joined IBM in January 2019 and leads the Insurance Financial Crimes Team in North America. Wade works closely with Insurers, Insurance Industry Organizations, and IBM to focus attention on current and future capabilities, including artificial intelligence, analytics, and shaping investigative trends for future success. Before IBM, Wade was SIU Director for the Southeast United States at Nationwide Insurance and worked in varying SIU roles of responsibility for 27 years.
During his SIU work, Wade served as President of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) for five years and as Vice President for four years. During his Presidency, IASIU’s membership grew with members from 27 Countries and 43 Chapters into the largest association of Insurance Fraud Investigators in the world. Among other duties as IASIU President, Wade was an advisor to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) Board of Governors and an advisor to the Executive Board of the Coalition against Insurance Fraud.
Wade began his career as a Norfolk Virginia Police Officer, where he served as a Patrol Officer, Auto Theft, Robbery, and Homicide Detective and finally a Forgery Investigator. Early in his Nationwide career, Wade was instrumental in forming the Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU). Wade’s commitment to eliminating insurance fraud is evident his entire Insurance SIU career.
Wade has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology from Saint Leo College and a Masters in Business Administration from Saint Leo University. He’s active in leadership roles in his community and continues to speak and write about Insurance Fraud topics that impact Insurance Fraud Investigators.


This event is exclusive to just 15 senior fraud leaders including Special Investigations Unit Leader, Chief Claims Officer, Vice President Claims/SIU, Corporate Manager SIU, Insurance Fraud Leader and Head of Fraud.

This is a unique opportunity to network with likeminded peers, gain invaluable insight into the future of fraud detection and prevention and sample some of the world’s finest wines. What’s not to love?

Reserve your place today.


IBM Financial Crimes Insight uses market-leading AI, big data and automation technologies, driven by input from regulatory experts, to increase both the efficiency and the effectiveness of payment fraud detection, anti-money laundering compliance and insurance claims investigation programs, minimizing the financial and regulatory burden of compliance and reducing reputational risk.

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A great concept for a virtual event. Very enjoyable, was a good way to network, hear other’s experiences.
Well run event and masterful use of Zoom. Felt the content was extremely interesting.
A novel experience for me, and very enjoyable. Format worked really well, and interesting mix of presenters and guests (and wine to balance it all). Thank you to the CWO team!



Wine Expert

Our premium event series is all about mixing business with pleasure. This virtual event brings together high-level business discussions and networking. We also nicely blend the virtual and physical spaces, inviting guests to sample the finest wines from home, guided by the best wine-tasters in the world.

But it doesn’t stop there – you’ll also get to take part in light competition to put your newfound wine knowledge to the test. Join us to take part in our wine expert’s wine-related competition to see if you can win the title of Chief Wine Officer.

For close to 20 years, May’s had her finger on the pulse of the wine and spirits scene in New York City. May represents wine regions and brands as their primary educator and ambassador. She has taught countless seminars to industry professionals and has presented at high visibility conferences such as New York Wine Expo, Society of Wine Educator Annual Conference and the French Wine Society Annual Conference.May is also a long time instructor at the prestigious International Wine Center, where she has been teaching the classes of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and served as an adjunct professor at the City Tech, CUNY.




Wine delivered to your door


Champagne welcome


Keynote Speech 1 + Q&A


White wine tasting session


Keynote Speech 2 + Q&A


Red wine tasting session


CWO Winner Announced


Interactive Networking
Congratulations for the event. Format was really innovative for me, and the content was super relevant.



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