London, United Kingdom, June 28, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG), is holding its 2010 conference on the theme of "Practical steps to protect organisations from out-of-control spreadsheets" on the 15th - 16th July 2010 at the University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom. The line up of 20 speakers includes Dean Buckner of the UK FSA, the world leading researcher Prof. Ray Panko of the University of Hawaii, financial modelling expert Morten Siersted of F1F9, actuary Mary Pat Campbell, and developer Simon Murphy.
“EuSpRIG once again brings together the cream of the crop of expertise, research excellence, and heavyweight industry figures to present the latest views on spreadsheet risk,” said Patrick O’Beirne, Chair 2010 of EuSpRIG. “More and more organizations are accepting the need to manage data and spreadsheet-based processes to achieve control and good governance,” he added.
Papers and presentation include - Spreadsheets and Solvency II; Spreadsheet Engineering of Large Financial Planning Models; Evaluating Financial Model Performance; A practical approach to managing spreadsheet risk in a global business; Transforming Critical Spreadsheets into Web Applications at Zurich Finance; Best Practice Modelling Standards; Spreadsheet Risk Management in Organisations; A Practitioner’s Tale; The Detection of Human Spreadsheet Errors by Humans versus Inspection (Auditing) Software; What we understand is what we get: Assessments in spreadsheets; Spreadsheet Refactoring; Spreadsheet Compliance; Smarter Spreadsheets; Changing spreadsheet attitudes; Facades, Migration, Review, and Coaching; Spreadsheet teaching: principles to design a curriculum; Designing an MSc in Spreadsheet Development; How do Range Names Hinder Novice Debugging Performance; and vendor presentations from Cimcon, Protiviti, ClusterSeven.
EuSpRIG (www.eusprig.org) offers Risk Managers the world's only independent, authoritative & comprehensive web based information describing the current state of the art in Spreadsheet Risk Management. We run a well-established annual conference which provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, trainers, vendors, consultants and auditors. EuSpRIG's entire peer reviewed proceedings are published on the publicly accessible Cornell University moderated scientific repository www.arxiv.org. EuSpRIG provide speakers and content for professional societies, associations, conferences and journals. EuSpRIG is a not-for-profit organisation governed by an elected committee operating under the terms of a written constitution. Committee members include senior managers and directors of leading accounting firms and senior academics from European Universities.
EuSpRIG 2010 Conference Co-Sponsors
The following organizations are pleased to support the EuSpRIG 2010 Conference: Cimcon, Protiviti, Baker Tilly, Spreadsheet Engineering Ltd, Systems Modelling, Information Systems Audit and Control Association - Northern England Chapter, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, University of Greenwich and STEF ENS Cachan.
Patrick O’Beirne, EuSpRIG Chair, Systems Modelling Ltd, +353 5394 22294
Simon Thorne, EuSpRIG Secretary, UWIC, Cardiff, +44 2920 416398