At The Nines in Portland, Oregon
October 11 - 13


Join iovation clients and partners from around the globe for three invaluable days of networking, educational sessions, breakout groups and of course, fun. The Fraud Force Summit is one of a kind – it’s an event like none other – the knowledge sharing and collaboration that takes place is unprecedented. The community has a unique opportunity to come together, under one roof and share insights and best practices in the fight against online fraud.

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What you can expect from the summit:

  • Build Community

    Network with fraud professionals in other industries. Work with your peers to fight fraud together.

  • Get Inspired

    Learn what your peers are doing to keep their business secure. Walk away with practical tips and tricks on how to enhance your strategy.

  • Shape the Future

    Be the first to learn about new services and enhancements from iovation. Give your input and help us shape the future of the product.


The 4th Annual Fraud Force Summit will be held at The Nines, a luxury hotel in the heart of Portland, Oregon.

The discounted hotel rate has expired, however, please contact Whitney Johnson at 503-802-4829 or via email at as there may be a few rooms available. The hotel will sell out, so it is in your best interest to reserve your hotel room as soon as possible.

The Nines
  • 525 SW Morrison
    Portland, OR 97204

  • 877-229-9995


  • Educational Presentations

    Hear from your peers, the iovation team and industry experts on the latest in fraud prevention.

  • Workshops & Presentations

    Take a deep dive into a variety of topics, hear best practices and learn what your peers are doing.

  • Networking & Entertainment

    The networking events can be the most beneficial part of your time at Fraud Force - join us on a variety of events.

  • 07:30AM

    Registration & Breakfast

    Ballroom Foyer
  • 09:00AM

    Keynote Address

    Greg Pierson, iovation
  • 09:45AM

    Future of Device-Based Solutions

    Scott Olson, iovation
  • 10:30AM

    Partner Pavilion & Learning Labs

    • Enhanced Transaction History Search & Reporting
    • Stop Fraud with Anomaly Rules
    • Become an iovation Champion
  • 10:50AM

    Beyond Device IDs: How Intuit uses Device information in their Flash Fraud Machine Learning Process

    Josh Frank & Dusan Bosnjakovic, Intuit
  • 11:20AM

    Spotlight - Imperva

    Narayan Makaram, Imperva
  • 11:30AM

    Excuse me Nigerian Prince, what Law Enforcement Agency do you Supervise?

    Neil Gilbert, NetSpend, A TSYS Company
  • 12:00PM


    Ballroom Foyer
  • 12:00PM

    Partner Pavilion & Learning Labs

    • Utilizing Link Analysis
    • Connecting with the Global Community
    • Why Placing Evidence is Fundamental to Success
  • 12:30PM

    Fraud Force Mingle

    Gallery 1 & 2
  • 01:00PM

    Technology Deep Dive on Device Recognition

    Ben Bertola, iovation
  • 02:00PM

    Creating the Ultimate Customer Experience with Device-based Authentication

    Jon Speer, iovation
  • 02:30PM

    Partner Pavilion & Learning Labs

    • Frictionless Device-based Authentication
    • Understanding Risk Reports
    • Enhance your Continuing Education with the Help Center
  • 02:50PM

    Spotlight - Equifax

    Rich Huffman, Equifax
  • 03:00PM

    How US Bank Implemented a World-class Fraud Prevention Platform

    Jackie Buonassisi, US Bank
  • 03:30PM

    In Fraud They Trust: Adversary Profiling and Preemptive CounterFraud Strategies

    Lance James, Unit 221b
  • 04:15PM

    Final Thoughts from Day 1

    Main Ballroom
  • 06:00AM
  • 06:30AM

    Waterfront Walk & Run

    Tom McCall Waterfront Park
  • 08:30AM


    Ballroom Foyer
  • 09:15AM

    Opening Remarks

    Max Anhoury, iovation
  • 09:30AM

    Core of Device Recognition

    Scott Waddell, iovation
  • 10:00AM

    Tools, Techniques and Strategies for Combating Account Takeover

    Nina Zmanovskaya, Citibank
  • 10:30AM

    Partner Pavilion & Learning Labs

    • Setting and Evaluating Compound Business Rules
    • Optimizing your Integration
    • Leveraging Risk Profile Rules
  • 11:00AM

    Mobile Threat’s - What’s Real and What’s Hype

    Peter Klimek, Kaspersky Lab
  • 11:30AM

    How to Build a Best-in-class Fraud Prevention Team and Strategy

    Jim Houlihan, Orbitz Worldwide
  • 12:00PM

    Partner Pavilion & Learning Labs

    • Unpack Mobile Solutions
    • Reputation: Using Next Generation Machine Learning Techniques
    • Upgrade your Integration to Multi-Domain Recognition
  • 12:00PM


    Ballroom Foyer
  • 01:00PM

    Spotlight - Accertify

    Mark Michelon, Accertify
  • 01:10PM

    Leveraging the Community to Fight Fraud Together

    Leonie Darbon, Dixons Carphone
  • 01:40PM

    Why and How: Advanced Analytics for Fraud Prevention

    Joe DeCosmo & Ken Park, Enova International
  • 02:10PM

    Uncover More Fraud with Enhanced Transaction History Search & Reporting

    Thomas Lieberman, iovation
  • 02:45PM

    Awards & Closing Remarks

    Main Ballroom
  • 03:15PM

    Closing Happy Hour

    Partner Pavilion


  • Greg Pierson

    Greg Pierson

    CEO & Co-Founder, iovation

    Greg is the visionary leader behind the use of reputation systems to prevent fraud and abuse of online services. He has over 20 years of experience in building real-time business systems. A serial entrepreneur, Greg has a strong passion for developing leading fraud fighting solutions that make the Internet a safer place to do business. He drives iovation’s overall business and product strategy.

  • Scott Olson

    Scott Olson

    VP, Product, iovation

    Scott is an experienced leader in security and fraud management technology. Throughout his career he has led product and marketing initiatives and focused on building new markets. He started three businesses and served as VP at two others that were successfully acquired by Cisco Systems, Symantec, and Trustwave. In his current role at iovation he focuses on strategic product development, market research and managing product teams.

  • Josh Frank

    Josh Frank

    Manager of Risk Modeling & Data Sciences, Intuit

    Josh Frank works at Intuit’s Payments Processing Division as the Manager of Risk Modeling and Data Sciences.  Josh has his Ph.D. in Economics as well as an MBA.  Previously Josh worked as a Senior Researcher for the Center for Responsible Lending (a think tank/advocacy organization), as a professor of economics, an economic forecaster for state government, co-founded a non-profit organization, and managed various functions at a top ten credit card issuer. Josh has had numerous newspaper/television interviews from major media outlets as well as academic publications.

  • Dusan Bosnjakovic

    Dusan Bosnjakovic

    Strategic Risk Systems, Intuit

    Dusan Bosnjakovic has driven special projects involving machine learning, link analysis and flash fraud pattern detection at Intuit’s Strategic Risk Group. This group is involved in payments processing risk monitoring through rules development, statistical model development and systems engineering. Dusan has over 10 years of experience in behavioral research, data analysis and technological product management. Prior to his work in the payments industry he led development of research data systems and global data exchange and harmonization standards.

  • Narayan Makaram

    Narayan Makaram

    Director of Product Marketing, Imperva

    Narayan Makaram, Director of Product Marketing for Web Application Security products at Imperva, has over 15 years of experience in enterprise security solutions in the areas of application/network security, SIEM, vulnerability and threat management. Previously he has held product marketing, product management, and strategic alliances roles at Tenable, FireEye, ArcSight, and Hewlett-Packard.

  • Neil Gilbert

    Neil Gilbert

    Senior Fraud Manager, NetSpend, A TSYS Company

    Neil Gilbert has over 10 years experience in fraud prevention with private label credit cards and prepaid debit cards. Neil is the Senior Fraud Manager at NetSpend, where he is responsible for the overall business and operational strategy for the fraud department. He has overseen the implementation of fraud detection systems in his department and is an active participant in the Prepaid Financial Crimes Task Force, a group overseen by the Network Branded Prepaid Card Association meant to encourage best practice sharing among the leaders in the prepaid industry. Prior to NetSpend, Neil managed operational fraud teams at Dell Financial Services.

  • Ben Bertola

    Ben Bertola

    Sr. Software Engineer, iovation

    Ben Bertola heads up the Device Recognition team at iovation. He has 25 years of software development experience, from front-end to back-end technologies, Android development, and enterprise Java service expertise providing real-time, high performance, horizontally scalable services. For the last five years he’s been at iovation leading the team that provides the strongest device identification technology on the market.

  • Jon Speer

    Jon Speer

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager, iovation

    Jon Speer is a veteran in the industry and is an expert in risk management and security. After leading product and market strategy for Tripwire and McAfee, he served as a regional practice lead for risk management consulting firm Protiviti. Jon leads product marketing for iovation’s device-based authentication service and in his spare time, you can find him in Sun River or Bend skiing and biking with his wife and two daughters.

  • Rich Huffman

    Rich Huffman

    VP of Product Management, Equifax Identity and Fraud Solutions

    Rich Huffman is VP of Product Management for Equifax Identity and Fraud Solutions including remote identity proofing and biometric identity solutions. Rich has more than 20 years of experience in fraud and identity product development. He is an expert in utilizing ID verification and authentication technologies for online and mobile banking and payment related activities. Prior to joining Equifax, Rich created and managed products for the financial services industry at Harbinger, S1, and ADP. Rich graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in business with a concentration in economics.

  • Jackie Buonassisi

    Jackie Buonassisi

    VP, Omnichannel Group, US Bank

    Jackie Buonassisi is Vice President of the Internet and Mobile Channel Group at US Bank. In this role she leads US Bank’s online and mobile channel application platform and fulfillment optimization project. Her current focus is on new account application strategy and decision and fulfillment process reengineering. Prior to joining US Bank, Jackie both worked and consulted to a number of major financial services companies including VISA International, Citibank, Charles Schwab, Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank.

  • Lance James

    Lance James

    CEO & Global Cyber Intelligence Advisor, Unit 221b

    Lance James is an internationally renowned information security specialist. He has more than fifteen years of experience in programming, network security, digital forensics, malware research, cryptography design, cryptanalysis, counterintelligence, and protocol exploitation. He provides advisory services to a wide range of government agencies and Fortune 500 organizations including America’s top financial services institutions. Credited with the identification of Zeus and other malware, James is an active contributor to the evolution of security practices and counterintelligence tactics and strategies.

  • Scott Waddell

    Scott Waddell

    Chief Technology Officer, iovation

    Scott began his career in information security as a charter member of the Air Force Information Warfare Center, pioneering tools and techniques for automated vulnerability assessment and incident response. He is an innovative technologist and executive with more than 20 years of hands-on leadership experience. His career spans fraud mitigation, computer and network security, critical infrastructure protection, and information warfare. He is also co-inventor on six U.S. patents.

  • Nina Zmanovskaya

    Nina Zmanovskaya

    US Consumer and Commercial Bank Digital Channels Fraud Policy, Citibank

    Nina has over 8 years of fraud risk management experience at Citi; first in Russia and then in the US. While with Citi in Russia, Nina managed consumer fraud risks “end-to-end”, leading fraud operations and policy teams. For the past three years, Nina has been instrumental in leveraging iovation detection capabilities for Citi US Consumer Bank - introducing new rules in response to ever changing fraud trends and building rule performance MIS. At the summit, Nina will talk about some best practices related to her experience with using iovation to fight fraud.

  • Peter Klimek

    Peter Klimek

    Security Expert with the Fraud Prevention Division, Kaspersky Lab

    Peter Klimek is a Security Expert with the Fraud Prevention division of Kaspersky Lab.  By combining Kaspersky Lab’s cutting-edge research into mobile security threats and drawing on his experience as a developer and security professional, Peter helps organizations understand the mobile threat landscape and what they can do to protect themselves and their customers.

    Prior to working for Kaspersky Lab he was the responsible for architecting the application security program for one of the largest brokers of consumer financial data.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and currently resides in Seattle, Washington.

  • Jim Houlihan

    Jim Houlihan

    Director of Fraud, Orbitz Worldwide

    Jim Houlihan joined Orbitz Worldwide in 2013 and has been responsible for global fraud prevention and fraud losses for both hostile and friendly fraud. Jim has over 25 years’ experience in digital fraud prevention, with a background in detection, investigations and law enforcement. Previously, Jim spent over four years as the Director of Fraud & Investigations at HSN (Home Shopping Network) overseeing all fraud prevention activities for the $2.4 billion retailer. Jim has also worked in the financial fraud prevention space with Dell Financial Services, Citigroup- on both Home Depot and Sears credit card portfolios- as well as with Household Bank in financial investigations. Jim has served with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Chicago, as well as, five years as a military police officer in the United States Marine Corps.  Jim enjoys relaxing with his wife and two young children.  He also loves to ski and golf.  Ask him his golf handicap and the response you’ll get will be: “my entire bag”.

  • Mark Michelon

    Mark Michelon

    Vice President of Client Services, Accertify

    Mark Michelon is the Vice President of Client Services for Accertify. He has been with Accertify since 2008, where he created the Managed Services offering for Accertify in 2009.  Managed Services quickly grew from a team of eight employees servicing three clients, to a team of over 100 employees servicing over 40 merchants across the globe in 10 different countries. In 2012, he helped create the Accertify Professional Services team which performs as Fraud Prevention Consultants for Accertify’s customer base. In 2014, Accertify’s Account Management team also began reporting to Mark. His teams interact with all Accertify’s customers globally to ensure their success in fraud prevention.

    Mark began his fraud prevention career in 2001 when launched. Over his tenure at Orbitz, he grew a global team supporting Orbitz’s brands in the Americas, EMEA and JAPA.  His passion has been fraud prevention and that is evident in how he interacts with his team, co-workers and customers. He continues to help drive innovation and change as the fraud landscape evolves year over year.

  • Leonie Darbon

    Leonie Darbon

    Fraud and Credit Strategy, Systems, Projects and Analysis Manager, Dixons Carphone

    Leonie has 15 years experience working within fraud and intelligence. Leonie started her career with seven years service with Northamptonshire Police as a Higher Intelligence Analyst. With the police, Leonie developed analytical techniques and received several awards for her contribution to team working and deployment of the National Intelligence Model within her Base Command Unit. Currently working for Dixons Carphone, she is responsible for the continued development and strategy for front-end fraud prevention tools such as iovation and Accertify focused on reduction of not only fraud but also bad debt.In 2011 Leonie completed a Master’s Degree in Security and Risk Management.Her final dissertation received the Wilf Knight award from the Security Industry for outstanding academic contribution.

  • Joe DeCosmo

    Joe DeCosmo

    Chief Analytics Officer, Enova International

    Joe DeCosmo is the Chief Analytics Officer at Enova International where he oversees a team of 50+ analytics professionals. Prior to working at Enova, he served as Director and Practice Leader of Advanced Analytics for Chicago-based West Monroe Partners. He also held a number of executive positions at HAVI Global Solutions and the Allant Group. In 1995 Joe founded and led DeCosmo and Associates, Inc., an analytics consulting firm that he grew from start-up to ten employees that was acquired by The Allant Group in 2005. Joe received a BA in Economics from Lewis University and an MA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

  • Ken Park

    Ken Park

    Head of Fraud Analytics & Operations, Enova International

    Ken Park is the Head of Fraud Analytics & Operations at Enova International where he manages groups of data scientists and fraud investigators. Enova is his first full-time job and he has been enjoying combating the online fraud using whatever it takes from computer science to statistics and manual investigations over the last 4 years. Ken received a BS in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University and MS in Computer Science from the University of Chicago.

  • Thomas Lieberman

    Thomas Lieberman

    Product Manager, iovation

    Thomas’ experience originated in the online gaming software development industry where he spent over 15 years working for companies such as Electronic Arts, NCsoft and En Masse Entertainment. Most recently, Thomas was hired at En Masse Entertainment to architect tools and direct agents in how to stop online fraudsters from ruining the game. Shortly after he started at En Masse, he became responsible for the fraud department. One of the tools he was using at En Masse was iovation. His knowledge, advanced use of iovation, frontline experience, expertise and knack for catching fraudsters gave him the opportunity to become a Product Manager at iovation where he has been since 2013.

  • Max Anhoury

    Max Anhoury

    VP, Global Partnerships, iovation

    Max has held a number of senior leadership roles in operations, sales and marketing. He successfully drove business growth and profitability at CommercePath until it was acquired by Captaris. He continued to play a key leadership role at Captairs and was responsible for managing DESG with revenues of $55 million. In his current role, Max is responsible for the oversight and success of iovation’s partner program, driving strategic growth for the company.


iovation would like to thank all of our sponsors for making the Fraud Force Summit a possibility in 2015.


Enjoy Portland: Food, Fun, and Networking Opportunities

Tree-to-Tree Adventure Park

Pre-Summit Event

Tree-to-Tree Adventure Park Sunday, Oct 11 @ 10AM Info

Back by popular demand, the Tree-to-Tree Adventure Park provides a thrilling afternoon of aerial adventures, racing zips and sonic plunge. Join the iovation team for an afternoon in the trees.

Tour Wine Country

Pre-Summit Event

Tour Wine Country Sunday, Oct 11 @ 10AM Info

The Willamette Valley is home to many world famous wineries. The beautiful countryside is something to experience. Join the iovation team prior to the summit to tour three outstanding wineries. We will spend the day exploring wine country and will be back in Portland for the Fraud Force Welcome Reception.

Urban Farmer

Welcome Reception

Urban Farmer Monday, Oct 12 @ 5PM Info

Join iovation at Urban Farmer to kick off the conference. Located on the 8th floor of The Nines, Urban Farmer brings fresh, local ingredients straight from the farm.

Cooper's Hall

Dinner Party

Cooper's Hall Monday, Oct 12 @ 6PM Info

You do not want to miss the dinner party. It is always one of the highlights of the summit. For the first time in the summit's history, we will be venturing over to the east side of the river to experience one of Portland's newest and hippest restaurants located in the heart of the industrial area, Cooper's Hall Winery & Taproom.

Tom McCall's Waterfront Park

Waterfront Walk & Run

Tom McCall's Waterfront Park Tuesday, Oct 13 @ 6AM Info

Portland, the City of Bridges, has a fantastic loop around the waterfront park. It's a perfect 2.7 mile distance for those who like to get up a little early, and walk and/or run prior to kicking off the day.


Zumba Class

PulsePDX Tuesday, Oct 13 @ 6AM Info

One of iovation's very own, Phoenix Clarke, is passionate about Zumba and having a great time while getting in a workout! He instructs a class at PulsePDX and rocks the dance floor. He will be taking a group over to PulsePDX for an hour of fun. Make sure to email Phoenix at to reserve your space. You will not want to sleep in through this one!



Networking with other fraud professionals is one of the biggest benefits of attending the Fraud Force Summit. Building peer-to-peer relationships through in-person conversations about best practices and shared industry issues is extremely valuable.

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Thank You.

A special thank you to iovation Champions who continually participate in creating a strong community of fraud fighting professionals – your participation and partnership is greatly appreciated.

The Fraud Force Community site has proved to be a wealth of information.  I’ve collaborated with fellow Fraud Force Community members and shared relevant news with the community at large.  I look forward to opening the page each morning to see what’s new. 

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