Alliance for Integrity's Global Conference

implementing Business integrity into practice - integrity in the Digital Era

Digitalisation is changing the ways we communicate, how we work and how we do business. Digitalisation is enabling innovation, making processes more efficient and creating new business models. Smart production processes and big data offer lots of potential for sustainable economic growth. Digitalisation has also significant implications for the area of compliance and business integrity. Moreover, the need to fight corruption is also reflected in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Target 16.5 calls for a substantial reduction of corruption and bribery in all their forms.

Advanced technology is enabling new risk management tools to monitor and detect fraud automatically. Digital solutions are improving third party due diligence and allowing to track and strengthen compliance in global supply chains. E-tenders and e-procurement tools offer win-win situations for the public and the private sector by increasing the quality of public services and levelling the playing field for businesses. Furthermore, technology is enabling compliance officers to get more information about compliance risks and to communicate rules and regulations more effectively. However, staying compliant while making use of new technologies can also prove challenging. Data protection and privacy are set to be key topics in the coming years as companies are increasingly making use of smart devices and big data. Furthermore, companies face higher expectations from customers and regulators with regard to transparent production cycles and compliance in global supply chains.

This conference aims to reflect the international relevance of taking action against corruption and support the implementation of business integrity on the ground providing a platform for a global exchange of knowledge and good practices.

The conference will be held in English.

Conference
 
 
 

Agenda

08:30 - 09:30 Registration

09:30 - 10:00 Welcome and Key Notes

Welcome

  • Noor Naqschbandi, Director, Alliance for Integrity

Introductory Remarks

  • Dirk Schwenzfeier, Commissioner for the Private Sector and Local Authorities, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Keynote Speeches

  • Wagner de Campos Rosário, Minister, Brazilian Ministry of Transparency, Supervision and Control
  • Dr. Christoph Beier, Vice-Chair of the Management Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

10:00 - 11:30 Panel Discussion

Integrity goes digital: Realising opportunities, mitigating Risks

Digitalisation is an opportunity for the public and the private sector to strengthen integrity. As processes become digital, they become also more transparent and more efficient. A practical example is e-customs that can significantly decrease the time and resources spent on clearing products through customs while simultaneously decreasing the risks of bribery and facilitation payments. This is a win-win situation for both the public and the private sector. While the opportunities are manifold, so are the risks. The rapidly growing amounts of data collected about customers and business partners raise privacy concerns. Incoherent regulation across countries may create additional costs for businesses that have to adapt to legal systems that are not inter-connected. Furthermore, the possibility to track all business processes in real time raises questions of how we can collect the right data to design effective checks and balances without causing an overkill of control.

The speakers:

  • Dr. Mike Falke, Head of Section Governance and Human Rights, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Reynaldo Goto, Director Compliance Officer, Siemens Brazil
  • Oya Özarslan, Member of the Board, Transparency International
  • Alfredo Paredes, Chief Integrity Officer, Vesta
  • Candice Welsch, Chief, Implementation Support Section Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Moderation: Sherbir Panag, Partner, Law Offices of Panag & Babu

11:30 - 12:00 Launch of "TheIntegrityApp"

 
 
  • Fernanda Cabral, Co-Founder, Imagina Você
  • Raymond Ahiadorme, Network Manager Ghana, Alliance for Integrity

12:00- 13:30 Lunch and Market Place

Meet:

  • Alliance for Integrity
  • Deutsches Institut für Compliance DICO e.V.
  • GIZ - Sector Programme Anti-Corruption and Integrity 
  • GIZ - Ilicit Financial Flows (IFF)
  • International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Transparency International
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Water Integrity Network (WIN)

13:30- 15:00 Panel Discussion

 
 

Digital compliance in Emerging market economies: how can we increase compliance in global supply chains?

Digital solutions such as e-customs and e-procurement provide opportunities to restructure trade and customs processes to make them more efficient and less susceptible to corruption. Digitalisation is therefore an important tool for governments that seek to step up efforts to establish good framework conditions for clean business and to attract foreign investment.
Furthermore, digitalisation equips large companies with a new tool to track and improve compliance in global supply chains and to automatise customs procedures. However, challenges remain, notably for small and medium-sized enterprises that are the backbone of the global economy and often still lag behind with regard to compliance standards or struggle with electronic processes such as e-customs.

The speakers:

  • Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance and Corporate Governance / Collective Action, Basel Institute on Governance
  • Jorge Bermúdez Soto, Comptroller General, Chile
  • Elodie Beth, Programme Advisor, Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption, Governance and Peacebuilding Team, Bangkok Regional Hub, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Theo Hesselink, Technical Officer, Facilitation Sub-Directorate, Compliance and Facilitation Directorate, World Customs Organization
  • Steven Pope, Vice President Customs & Regulatory Affairs, DHL Express Europe

Moderation: Mattia Wegmann, Programme Manager, Alliance for Trade Facilitation, GIZ

Organised in cooperation with the Alliance for Trade Facilitation.

15:00 - 15:15 Plenary Session

Thoughts on ethics and digitalisation

 
 

Corruption is often seen as slowing down economic growth; while simultaneously it is considered that digitalisation stimulates economic growth. How can the agenda of digitalisation be shaped in order to enhance clean business conduct? And who is shaping it?

The speaker:

  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Keber, Chair, Institute for Digital Ethics, Stuttgart Media University

15:15- 15:45 Coffee Break

 
 

15:45 - 17:00 Parallel Break-Out Sesssions

 
 

Session 1: the compliance officer of the future: (wo)man or Machine?

Digitalisation will profoundly change the work and tools of compliance officers. Experts predict that smart algorithms that automatically monitor and detect fraud will increasingly carry out the tasks of the compliance officer. The overflow of data available makes it difficult for compliance officers to cut through the complexity and to select the right data to make meaningful decisions.

The speakers:

  • Roberta Codignoto, Head of the Legal and Compliance Department for Latin America, Staples
  • Alexander Geschonneck, Head of Compliance & Forensic, KPMG AG / Head of Working Group Digital Transformation, DICO e.V.
  • Dr. Jan-Hendrik Gnändiger, Accountant Compliance & Forensic, KPMG AG

In cooperation with

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Session 2: Compliance vs. innovation? How important is integrity for start-ups and technology Companies?

Start-ups and technology companies disrupt entire markets with innovative ideas and creative solutions. However, often questions are raised concerning the compliance standards in start-ups and technology firms. The enforcement authorities do not differentiate between long existing and newly founded companies. Furthermore, customers of start-ups often place special importance on integrity and transparency.

The speakers:

  • Silvina Coria, Global Head of Risk and Compliance, OLX
  • Daniela Jiménez, Member, Victoria 147 / Co-Founder, DITEM
  • Bright Simons, President, MPedigree

Moderation: Nandini Sharma, Network Manager India, Alliance for Integrity


 
 

SESsion 3: E-procurement, e-tenders, e-customs and online registers: the new digital toolkit of the public Sector

Digitalisation is presenting the public sector with an entire toolkit to create enabling framework conditions for clean business and to improve public services, such as e-procurement, e-tenders and online registers. However, implementation into practice bears challenges and pitfalls.

The speakers:

  • Rhoda Appiah, Head of Corporate Affairs and Administration, Public Procurement Authority Ghana
  • Paulo Magina, Head of the Public Procurement Unit, Public Governance Directorate, Public Sector Integrity Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Moderation: Daniela Patiño Piñeros, Coordinator of Institutional Relations, Fight against Corruption, Labor Standards and Reports, Global Compact Colombia

 
 

17:00 - 17:30 Session's Wrap Up

 
 

17:30 - 17:45 Closing Remarks

 
 

17:45 - 19:00 Networking Cocktail

 
 

The Speakers

Welcome

Noor
 

Noor Naqschbandi
Director, Alliance for Integrity

 

Introductory Remarks

Wagner de Campos Rosário
 

Dirk Schwenzfeier
Commissioner for the Private Sector and Local Authorities, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

 

Keynote Speeches

Wagner de Campos Rosário
Dr. Christoph Beier
 

Wagner de Campos Rosário
Minister, Brazilian Ministry of Transparency, Supervision and Control

Dr. Christoph Beier
Vice-Chair of the Management Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

 

Integrity goes Digital: Realising Opportunities, Mitigating Risks

 
 
Reynaldo Goto
Oya Özarslan
Alfredo Paredes
 

Reynaldo Goto
Director Compliance Officer,
Siemens Brazil

Oya Özarslan
Member of the Board, Transparency International

Alfredo Paredes
Chief Integrity Officer, Vesta

 
Candice Welsch
Falke
Sherbir Panag
 

Candice Welsch
Chief Implementation Support Section Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Dr. Mike Falke
Head of Section Governance and Human Rights, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Moderator:
Sherbir Panag
Partner, Law Offices of Panag & Babu

 

Launch of "TheIntegrityApp"

 
 
Fernanda Cabral de Melo Oliveira
Raymond
 

Fernanda Cabral de Melo Oliveira
Co-Founder, Imagina Você

Raymond Ahiardorme
Network Manager Ghana, Alliance for Integrity

 

Digital Compliance in Emerging Market Economies: How can we increase Compliance in Global Supply Chains?

 
 
Gemma Aiolfi
Jorge Bermúdez Soto
Elodie Beth
 

Gemma Aiolfi
Head of Compliance and Corporate Governance / Collective Action, Basel Institute on Governance

Jorge Bermúdez Soto
Comptroller General, Chile

Elodie Beth
Programme Advisor, Transparency, Accountability and Anti-Corruption, Governance and Peacebuilding Team,
Bangkok Regional Hub,
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

 
Theodorus Hesselink
Steven Pope
Mattia Wegmann
 

Theo Hesselink
Technical Officer,
Facilitation Sub-Directorate, Compliance and Facilitation Directorate, World Customs Organization

Steven Pope
Vice President Customs & Regulatory Affairs, DHL Express Europe

Moderator:
Mattia Wegmann
Programme Manager, Alliance for Trade Facilitation, GIZ

 

Thoughts on Ethics and Digitalisation

 
 
Prof. Dr. Tobias Keber Foto: www.stefan-zeitz.de
 

Prof. Dr. Tobias Keber
Chair, Institute for Digital Ethics, Stuttgart Media University

 

Break-out Session 1: The Compliance Officer of the Future: (Wo)man or Machine?

 
 
Alexander Geschonneck
Dr. Jan-Hendrik Gnändiger
Roberta Codignoto
 

Roberta Codignoto
Head of the Legal and Compliance Department for Latin America, Staples

Alexander Geschonneck
Head of Compliance & Forensic, KPMG AG / Head of Working Group Digital Transformation, DICO e.V.

Dr Jan-Hendrik Gnändiger
Accountant Compliance & Forensic, KPMG AG

 

Break-out Session 2: Compliance vs. Innovation? How important is Integrity for Start-ups and Technology Companies?

 
 
Silvina Coria
Daniela Jiménez
Bright Simons
 

Silvina Coria
Global Head of Risk and Compliance, OLX

Daniela Jiménez
Member, Victoria 147 / Co-Founder, DITEM

Bright Simons
President, MPedigree

 

Break-out Session 3: E-Procurement, E-Tenders, E-Customs and Online Registers: the New Digital Toolkit of the Public Sector

 
 
Rhoda Appiah
Paulo Magina
 

Rhoda Appiah
Head of Corporate Affairs and Administration, Public Procurement Authority Ghana

Paulo Magina
 Head of the Public Procurement Unit, Public Governance Directorate, Public Sector Integrity Division, OECD

 

Closing Remarks

  • Noor Naqschbandi, Director, Alliance for Integrity
 
 
 
 

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