Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Former undercover FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone, aka ‘Donnie Brasco’, keynote speaker and available to meet journalists, but photos or videos of him are not allowed

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Sydney, Australia, April 26, 2017 – This year’s Polonious World conference in Sydney will feature a keynote address by Joseph D. Pistone, aka ‘Donnie Brasco’, a pioneer of deep undercover investigation work. Hear his story about how he helped to take down notorious crime families in New York and Miami during the 1970s and early 80s.

Pistone’s work helped convince the FBI that using undercover agents, not just informants, was crucial for law enforcement and later became the plot for the 1997 feature film Donny Brasco starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp.

Journalists and editors are invited to report on Pistone’s keynote address; however, he requests no photos or videos be taken of him at the event.

Polonious co-founder Stuart Guthrie said he is delighted to have someone like Joe Pistone speak at this year’s Polonious World.

“Joe brings a wealth of investigation management experience to the event and delegates can learn how law enforcement tactics can be applied to all types of cases,” Guthrie said.

World-leading case management on show at Polonious World 2017

Investigation and case management practices have come a long way since the days of Donnie Brasco’s FBI work, but many things remain the same and Polonious will showcase its world-leading case management technology at Polonious World 2017.

Representatives from the NSW Police Force, QBE Australia and other tier-1 enterprises will share their stories about how a modern, enterprise-grade case management platform has streamlined processes and driven business outcomes.

Polonious co-founder Alastair Steel said Polonious World is a must for senior managers striving to improve investigation outcomes for clients, customers, students and victims.

“Hear directly from industry peers and gather insights into case management issues and solutions in other industries,” Steel said.

The speakers have a wealth of experience across insurance, banking, education, law enforcement and private investigation. All have a common drive to achieve professional outcomes with the highest level of integrity.

Register now to secure your place at Polonious World 2017

Polonious World will be held on Monday, May 8 2017 at the Grace Hotel, 77 York Street, Sydney.


About Polonious

Polonious is the number one case management system used by investigation teams worldwide with more than 33,000 cases managed every month. Polonious speeds up case management with automation everywhere you need it; supports consistent process management while promoting continuous improvement; and ensures your organisation is managing its operations without failing to meet internal or regulatory compliance. Polonious is available on-premises or on-demand as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and is fully supported on desktop and mobile (Android and iOS) devices.

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