We are excited to have two gifted presenters with us at Vena Nation: a leading Enterprise Resource Planning expert and researcher, and one of the world’s top fraud prevention experts, whose amazing life story was turned into an Oscar-nominated movie.
| Frank Abagnale|
Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around the world. Mr. Abagnale’s rare blend of knowledge and expertise began more than 50 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous con men. His riveting story provided the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent fast on his heels.
“I chose to immortalize him on film because of what he’s done for the country for more than 30 years.” -Steven Spielberg
Mr. Abagnale has been associated with the FBI for over 40 years. He lectures extensively at the FBI Academy and for the field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a faculty member at the National Advocacy Center (NAC) which is operated by the Department of Justice, Executive Office for United States Attorneys. More than 14,000 financial institutions, corporations and law enforcement agencies use his fraud prevention programs. In 1998, he was selected as a distinguished member of “Pinnacle 400” by CNN Financial News – a select group of 400 people chosen on the basis of great accomplishment and success in their fields. He has also written numerous articles and books including The Art of the Steal, The Real U Guide to Identity Theft and Stealing Your Life.
“Abagnale’s lecture may be the best one-man show you will ever see.” -Tom Hanks
| Gartner Market Update |
John Van Decker is a VP Analyst, Financial Management Agenda Manager with Gartner. As agenda management and analyst for the financial management agenda at Gartner, Mr. Decker covers core financial management applications, financial planning and analysis applications, and financial close applications. He focuses on how to bring a technology solution into an enterprise, including the software, services and change management that will be required to achieve business value.