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Monday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Power to the People: Regulating Big Business

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After being witness to a multitude of massive corporate accounting scandals, the world has been forced to re-evaluate almost every area of how business is conducted. A new day is dawning in the world of information, and the people are demanding more visibility into the everyday operations of companies and governments. In order to pacify the public outcry for increased knowledge, regulatory controls such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Base III have been enacted. In addition, regulatory agencies like the SEC are rapidly embracing new approaches to providing the public with information and data through the use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). The SEC and other governing bodies have recognized that the democratization of corporate and government data, through the use of XBRL, will guarantee a higher level of transparency and usability. Now like never before, transparency is allowing for a shift of power from corporations to the people. Because information is easily available for anyone to download for free, analysis and comparisons between the big guys can be done on a large assortment of public data. This information revolution will no longer allow companies to operate in secrecy and will provide people with the data they need to avoid future bailouts and economic turmoil.


Twanna A Hines


Michelle Leder

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Gary Thompson

Co-Founder & CEOCLOUD IncGary brings almost twenty-five years of experience in business development and strategic leadership with emerging growth and leading global technology companies to the work of CLOUD on a new Internet.
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Jordan Woodard

XBRL Compliance MgrRivet SoftwareJordan Woodard’s professional world revolves around fusing technology and accounting to create a more responsible, transparent financial reporting ecosystem. He worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a number of years before... Read More →

Monday March 14, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hilton, Salon D

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