Keynote Speaker: Bastian Obermayer


“The reason why I’m not in Austin now is that we had to bring down another government,” said Bastian Obermayer during the Tuesday morning session. Obermayer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning German investigative journalist with the Munich-based newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the reporter who received the Panama Papers from an anonymous source. He’s the recipient of the ACFE’s Guardian Award. Obermayer continued to tell attendees about his work reporting on a former Austrian politician’s alleged collusion with a rich niece of a Russian oligarch close to Vladimir Putin.