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Emerging Innovations in Forensic Data Analytics, Crypto Currencies and AI, ChatGPT

Total Credits: 2 including 1 Information Technology - Technical, 1 Specialized Knowledge - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Accounting and Auditing |  Ethics |  Personal Development |  Professional Development |  Technology
Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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In this course, participants will learn about key trends and innovations impacting the field of forensic data analytics.  From generative AI to ChatGPT, machine learning and transaction review, data sharing consortiums and cryptocurrency trends, this course is for the futurist who wants to be leading edge in compliance and anti-fraud technology innovation. 

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Understand ChatGPT, and how it can apply to continuous monitoring and dashboards
  • Machine learning fundamentals and practical applications 
  • What are the risk trigger profiles of an improper or corrupt payment
  • What is MIT's Integrity Distributed data sharing consortium initiative among leading global companies to fight fraud and global corruption
  • Understanding Bitcoin and crypto-currencies from an accountant's perspective
  • Data security consideration

Major Subjects
  • AI and ChatGPT
  • Machine learning & predictive transaction tagging
  • Profiles of an improper or corrupt vendor payment
  • Data Sharing Consortium and Split Learning Techniques
  • Cryptocurrency trends and applications from an accountant's perspective

Course Materials


Vincent M. Walden, CPA, CFE's Profile

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Kona AI

Vincent Walden is CEO of Kona AI, a global, AI-driven technology company focused on anti-fraud, anti-corruption and compliance risks. He specializes in forensic data analytics, continuous controls monitoring, information governance and legal discovery services. With over 25 years of professional anti-fraud and forensic technology experience, his primary area of focus is in providing leading technology innovations on both proactive compliance programs and reactive investigations.

Prior to joining Kona AI, Mr. Walden was a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal’s (A&M) Disputes & Investigations practice for approximately three years.  Prior to A&M, Mr. Walden spent 14 years at Ernst & Young’s Forensic & Integrity Services Practice in Dallas, New York and Atlanta, where he served as a Partner for nine years leading a global team of forensic data analytics professionals and supporting white-collar investigations. Before EY, he worked at KPMG and Arthur Andersen. During his career, he also served as President and CFO of a privately-funded Internet company, which was subsequently sold to a Fortune 500 Company in 2001.

As an industry thought leader, Mr. Walden was recognized as “Certified Fraud Examiner of the Year” in 2022 and has been featured in many publications including Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and The Economist. Since 2018, he has been a regular columnist for FRAUD Magazine writing on anti-fraud innovation. As part of COSO’s Anti-Fraud Task Force, Mr. Walden co-authored its “Fraud Risk Management Guide”, which was released in September 2016 and was also part of the 2023 update. He also teaches Compliance Innovation as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School in New York. 

Mr. Walden earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. He completed the Harvard Leadership Program at Harvard Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Walden also volunteered as the President of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s Education and Research Foundation (2017-2021), which provides academic scholarships to students and anti-fraud research to qualified recipients. 


Wed, Aug 21, 2024 - 04:00pm to 05:51pm EDT
Fri, Sep 13, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:51am EDT
Mon, Sep 23, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:51pm EDT
Mon, Oct 14, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:51pm EDT
Thu, Oct 24, 2024 - 06:00pm to 07:51pm EDT
Fri, Nov 15, 2024 - 12:00pm to 01:51pm EST
Mon, Dec 09, 2024 - 02:00pm to 03:51pm EST
Thu, Dec 19, 2024 - 06:00pm to 07:51pm EST
Wed, Jan 15, 2025 - 10:00am to 11:51am EST
Tue, Jan 28, 2025 - 12:00pm to 01:51pm EST
Mon, Feb 03, 2025 - 02:00pm to 03:51pm EST
Tue, Feb 25, 2025 - 04:00pm to 05:51pm EST
Mon, Mar 10, 2025 - 10:00am to 11:51am EDT
Mon, Mar 24, 2025 - 12:00pm to 01:51pm EDT
Tue, Apr 01, 2025 - 02:00pm to 03:51pm EDT
Wed, Apr 16, 2025 - 04:00pm to 05:51pm EDT
Sat, May 10, 2025 - 10:00am to 11:51am EDT
Fri, May 30, 2025 - 12:00pm to 01:51pm EDT
Mon, Jun 09, 2025 - 02:00pm to 03:51pm EDT
Mon, Jun 16, 2025 - 04:00pm to 05:51pm EDT
Thu, Jun 26, 2025 - 10:00am to 11:51am EDT
Sat, Jun 28, 2025 - 10:00am to 11:51am EDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation  None
Designed For

CPAs, Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs), Internal Auditors, Finance and Risk Professionals & HR and Internal Investigations


Original Recording Date 5/23/2023
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Vincent Walden
Date Added to Catalog 05/22/2023

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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Mercedes I

"Captivating and timely topic, engaging and knowledgeable speakers. Awesome class!"

Suzanne T - Sarasota, Florida

"Good introductory course to help accountants learn & move into the future."