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Paul Seckar

 

 

 

Executive summary


Paul is a Principal with Grant Thornton's Technology Transformation business line and leads the Advanced Digital Technology and Analytics practice within Public Sector. Paul has over 20 years of consulting experience leading data and analytic efforts, as well as delivery of complex technology and digital solutions.

 

He specializes in solving complex business problems with a variety of advanced analytic and data science techniques, leading engagements focused on high-profile analytic studies and model-based solutions for improved performance, streamlined operations, and strategic decision making. He has also led complex analytic technology-based efforts to prevent fraud, intelligently process claims, and provide digital functionality to business users.

 

Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Paul was an Associate Partner leading IBM's Public Sector Business Analytics and Optimization (BAO) Predictive Analytics service line. Paul worked with Price Waterhouse and PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to IBM.

 

 

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Data Foundation Board Member 
  • Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

 

Presentations and publications

  • ‘Using a Risk-based Approach to Combat Fraud with Data Analytics’, ACFE Global Fraud Conference, June 2017.
  • ‘Rolling the Dice with that Government Card? Not So Fast.’, Journal of Government Financial Management, Vol. 65, No. 2, Summer 2016, pgs. 20-25.
  • ‘Analysing Fraud’, ThinkTech, April 2016, pg. 17.


Paul has presented expert witness testimony on multiple occasions before the Postal Regulatory Commission; MC98-1, R97-1, MC96-2.

 

Education

  • M.S. in Statistical Science, George Mason University
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University
 
 

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