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Webcast Summary

The financial aspects of your business are complex. Cross-border transactions. A growing customer base and supplier network. New sales channels. New markets. New acquisitions. And new global requirements for near-real-time financial reporting.

Companies need transparency into (and control of) their operational data like never before. But the same data needed to comply with new reporting requirements can be a valuable asset to the C-suite.

Learn how better data management for your operations can be the key to improving C-suite business planning. Emerging technology enables organizations to collect, unify, harmonize, and sensitize structured and unstructured data from a myriad of sources to meet the ever-changing requirements. With the right technology, your data can streamline decision making today and substantiate those decisions into the future.

Join us for an informative discussion of the emerging Big Data technology, and how operational and tax data can provide valuable decision support for your C-suite.

During this webcast you will learn:

  • How to unlock the hidden value of operational and tax data for C-suite business planning.
  • How regulatory agencies around the world are using the latest data management technology.
  • How centralized secure data management can reduce financial and reputational risks.
  • How to evaluate the gaps in your current data management processes and technology, and identify the potential ROI of new technology.

About the Speakers

Kendall SmithKendall Smith, Senior Global Client Leader, Vertex Inc.

Kendall Smith has nearly three decades of experience in designing, developing, and implementing tax technology solutions to help Fortune 500 companies reduce risk while achieving operational excellence. At Vertex she leads client engagements leveraging Big Data technology to reduce risk, improve tax process efficiency, and enhance strategic decision making. Prior to joining Vertex in 2017, Kendall spent 20 years with a Big Four accounting firm and five years as a Director of Development for a tax software company. She holds a master's degree in taxation.

David LandersDavid Landers, Partner, Deloitte LLP

David Landers has been in the tax industry for more than 20 years, and is currently the leader of Deloitte's Tax Data Management and Analytics offering. He works with large and mid-sized global companies in the areas of tax accounting, tax process improvements, and accounting periods and methods planning. His team uses the latest Web-based portal and Big Data technologies to provide visibility into and organization for the multitude of processes across the tax department, helping to move organizations from the traditional historical view of tax to true insight using predictive analytics to achieve organizational value.

Stephen FrancisStephen Francis, Tax Specialist Leader, Deloitte LLP

Stephen Francis has more than 25 years of experience as a tax technology leader in both Big Four and corporate environments. He previously served as the Director of Tax Systems for General Electric (GE), where he built the GE Tax IT Team from the ground up. He led the team for more than 17 years, and focused on providing tax operations with scalable and flexible systems in support of a large and dynamic tax structure. In his current role, he advises companies on how to strategically advance their tax technology priorities and build capabilities within their tax departments.

About the Moderator

Joe FleischerJoe Fleischer, Editorial Director, Finance Channel, Argyle Executive Forum

In his role as finance channel editorial director with Argyle Executive Forum, Joe Fleischer focuses on developing virtual events on topics that reflect the primary concerns and priorities of senior finance executives. He is based in New York.

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Fields of Study: Taxes
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None required
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based
Recommended CPE Credit(s): 1

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