The 8th European Spreadsheets Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG) conference (EuSpRIG 2007)

Venue: Greenwich University

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 02, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 28, 2008
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Description

'Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Evil'
University of Greenwich, London UK July 11-13 2007 Booking form: Web page Word RTF download

Research has repeatedly shown that an alarming proportion of corporate spreadsheet models are not tested to the extent necessary to support Directors' fiduciary, reporting and compliance obligations. Uncontrolled and untested spreadsheet models therefore pose significant business risks. These risks include:

Lost revenue & profits
Mispricing and poor decision making due to prevalent but undetected errors
Fraud due to malicious tampering
Difficulties in demonstrating fiduciary and regulatory compliance
These risks are ignored due to a widespread failure to inventory (keep records of), test, document, backup, archive and control the legions of spreadsheets that support critical corporate infrastructure.

To counter these risks and address the pertinent management issues, the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG) will be holding their 8th annual conference at the University of Greenwich, London UK on July 11-13 2007.

This conference will provide attendees with an opportunity to share experiences with a broad range of researchers, practitioners and recognised leaders in the field of spreadsheet research.

Pre-conference information is at http://www.uwic.ac.uk/eusprig/2007

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