Technology Accounting Update Conference (Tech Accounting)

Venue: Hyatt Santa Clara

Location: Santa Clara, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 28, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 29, 2011
Registration Date: Jun 28, 2011
Early Registration Date: May 14, 2011
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Technology Accounting Update Conference
From the latest developments in revenue recognition, leasing and regulatory reform to industry comment Letter trends, this conference will address the latest developments in key areas. You’ll hear from experts at Deloitte, PwC, Latham & Watkins and your industry counterparts.
Learning Objectives:

* Understand the latest accounting changes in key areas
* Recognize the timelines and key factors
* Begin to assess the effects of these standards on your company or clients

Registration Information:

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Agenda: DAY 1
8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:45 10:15 Current Topics in Revenue Recognition Lessons learned from the most recent amendments and EITFs
Guidance on adjustments as business models evolve (i.e. cloud computing)
Resulting changes to sales/operations/IT/accounting policies
10:15 10:30 Break
10:30 10:45 Revenue Recognition: What's on the Horizon
Exposure Draft from FASB/IASB
Comment letter trends
Industry accounting challenges
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:15 Accounting for FInancial Instruments
Financial Instruments Project overview
Classification, measurement and impairment: FASB vs. IASB
Impairment redeliberations
Financial Instruments with characteristics of equity
2:15 2:30 Break
2:30 4:00 Industry Panel Discussion
Making revenue recognition manageable for those on the front lines
Engaging in a dialogue: narrowing the gap between sales and accounting
When and how to communicate issues of emerging importance
Accounting as value-added role: helping create business and close sales
Best practices in applying the onslaught of accounting changes
4:00 4:15 Break
4:15 5:20 SEC Enforcement Discussion
Recent enforcement cases in the technology sector
Traps to avoid
Dealing with the SEC
Agenda: DAY 2
8:30 10:15 Legal Update
Dodd Frank Act: Implications of reform
Key SEC Reporting developments
Executive compensation
Disclosure requirements
10:15 10:30 Break
10:30 12:00 Other Convergence Topics and Sector-Related Developments
Update of FASB/IASB's recent joint activites and decisions reached to date
Fair Value Measurements
Business combinations and Consolidation of VIEs
EITF Update
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:15 Analyst's Perspective
Industry performance overview
Earnings outlook for bellwether companies
2:15 2:30 Break
2:30 4:30 Lease Accounting Changes from perspective of lessor/lessee
Lease terms defined
Scope of the proposed standard
The future of lease accounting
Technology Accounting Speaker Snapshot

Conference speakers include:

Joe Talley, Deloitte & Touche, Partner and Software Group leader for the Silicon Valley Technology Industry practice.
Joe specializes in serving emerging publicly-held and venture-backed software companies. Joe has more than 25 years of private sector, audit, and consulting experience in several industries including technology and manufacturing. Joe's experience includes successfully assisting numerous companies with initial and secondary public offerings, '34 Act filings, and spin-offs and divestitures, as well as responding to SEC comments. Joe consults with his clients on revenue recognition policies, strategic relationships, and other transactions. His clients have ranged from start-ups to multi-billion dollar companies.

Sam Doolittle, Deloiite & Touche, Partner and West Coast leader of the Global IFRS Offerings Services (GIOS) group for Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Sam has extensive experience with global organizations, particularly in the areas of financial reporting, including IFRS conversions, mergers and acquisitions, internal controls, international expansion and operations, federal and state taxation, and information systems. Sam is a frequent speaker on a variety of global financial reporting topics.

Lisa Munro, KPMG, Partner

Vickie Wong, Cisco Systems, Senior Director

Judy Kopa, Kudelski Group, VP of Finance, Accounting & Tax

Karl Kieslich, Ernst & Young, Partner in Assurance Services

More Speakers to be added....


5101 Great American Parkway
Santa Clara
United States

Additional Information

$995 regular price $795 discount price for early registration