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John McLaughlin, Sr. Managing Director, Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley Services, SMART to Speak at KC’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Event in October 31, 2007

New York, NY, September 29, 2007 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that John McLaughlin, Senior Managing Director, Internal Audit, Sarbanes-Oxley Services with SMART will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) New Guidance LIVE Teleconference” This 2-hour event is scheduled for October 31, 2007 at 1:00 pm ET. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

A number of companies have deployed comprehensive Enterprise Risk Management processes helping them to proactively identify and manage risks and opportunities. The New guidance issued by the SEC and PCAOB have placed more weight on the top down risk assessment approach requiring companies to identify potential risk scenarios due to fraud.

The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of distinguished experts to help make the new ERM guidance clear to the organizations most impacted. The panel will present their findings, which includes best practices in a live two-hour teleconference.

About John McLaughlin

With more than twenty years of public accounting and private industry experience, John McLaughlin is a former Director of Internal Audit Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Prior to PwC, John was an Internal Audit Director for ARAMARK Corporation.

John's expertise includes internal audit and information technology audit outsourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley readiness, pre- and post-implementation SAP and JD Edwards security and controls reviews, and risk management consulting.

Over the past several years, John was involved in directing financial, operational and systems auditing activities for a number of clients primarily spanning the consumer products, pharmaceutical, energy, technology, and health care industries.


SMART is a premier, full-service business consulting and advisory company serving clients throughout the US and globally. SMART offers innovative solutions to public and private companies in the areas of business consulting and advisory, technology, business process, assurance, accounting, compensation and benefits, and tax.

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About The Knowledge Congress

The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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