XBRL: the what, why and who...
Date: This event took place live on April 22 2009
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.
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With the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mandating it; stock exchanges around the world using it; and official support from the European Parliament as well as governments of the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and China - the Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) can certainly be considered a global standard for business reporting.
This webcast will introduce you to XBRL and answer your questions. What is XBRL? How is it different than XML? Who is using it today? Learn from Charlie Hoffman, Director, UBmatrix and credited as the "Father of XBRL."
This presentation is targeted at IT professionals and IT managers interested in learning more about XBRL. As O'Reilly online editor Kurt Cagle recently wrote: "the formal adoption of XBRL as a mandatory requirement is likely to have a number of implications, not least of which being a suddenly high demand for XML skilled people in general, and XBRL people in particular."
About Charlie Hoffman
Director of Innovation Solutions at UBmatrix; CPA, MBA, Co-architect of the US GAAP Taxonomy for financial reporting and member of the taxonomy creation team; Former Price Waterhouse auditor; Received the AICPA's Innovation User of Technology Award; Graduate of Pacific Lutheran; Author of many white papers and publications including "Financial Reporting Using XBRL", "XBRL Essentials", "Hitchhiker's Guide to the IFRS-GP Taxonomy".
About Steve Levine
Steve is responsible for marketing and product management at UBmatrix. Most recently, Steve was the VP of Marketing at Cassatt Corp. Previously he was VP of Product Marketing at Oracle responsible for Oracle Collaboration Suite. Steve has held product, marketing, sales and business development positions at high tech companies including Symantec, Tektronix and ParcPlace Systems. Steve has B.S. Computer Science from Southern Methodist University.