Good Governance and Integrity in Public Procurement – How Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Can Help

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The federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments of Canada are accountable for the integrity of their procurement processes. Strong public procurement regimes help foster ethical business practices, ensure due process and uphold the public trust. Managing effective procurement processes is a key practice in ensuring tax dollars are spent wisely.

Given an increase in demand for transparency and accountability, negative media attention, and past ethical lapses from government suppliers, this pressure for transparent and integrity-based procurement is becoming more and more important. At the same time, procurement processes are becoming more complex, more integrated and data rich. This is evidenced by major initiatives to overhaul and modernize procurement systems at various levels of government.

Join us as we look at leading practices in anti-bribery, corruption and effective procurement integrity capabilities. Explore how advanced analytics and artificial intelligence can lead to a more effective procurement integrity program. We will focus on practical tips as well as advanced solutions, which will deliver proactive and preventative measures to ensure your current or future procurement practices are sound, transparent and effectively managed.


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Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden

Executive Lead, Financial Crimes, SAS Canada

Amanda Holden is a technology, fraud and operations leader with more than 15 years of experience in payments and 25-plus years’ experience in financial services. Amanda is a proven leader and facilitator of business-technology strategies and partnerships. In her current role as a National Practice Lead for Fraud & Security Intelligence for SAS, Amanda is responsible for driving business development and go to market strategies for SAS Fraud and AML products and services. As a national leader and evangelist, Amanda is focused on finding solutions to customers’ financial crimes, loss and AML problems. She is passionate about data & analytics and the role they play in reducing financial crimes in Canada. Prior experience includes technology leadership roles at TD, Visa and Interac Association where Amanda led teams responsible for technology, application development, technology and business operations and fraud mitigation and reporting. Through her career, Amanda has actively supported and engaged in women in technology and leadership programs. She is a member of the advisory board for the new Masters in Data Science program at Western University and an active mentor and networker.

Marc Tassé

Marc Tassé

Professor, MBA Program, Telfer School of Management, uOttawa


Marc Tassé is an investigative and forensic accountant, and an internationally renowned subject matter expert in the fields of anti-bribery and anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and combating the financing of terrorism. A seasoned award-winning lecturer at the MBA level and an ISO 37001 academic expert, Marc is also considered one of Canada’s leading experts in ethics and governance. A frequent media commentator and speaker at various conferences in his areas of expertise, Marc has published extensively in Canada and abroad and has been quoted in various prestigious publications such as the Wall Street Journal.