Finance in the Clouds: Exploring the Best Practices
In the fast-paced Internet Age, technology used by finance departments is moving to the cloud computing model. Business experts believe in its ability to render competitive advantage with potentially high revenue return while reducing costs. However, this alternative approach brings up a number of questions from Finance Executives about regulatory compliance, data security and integration.
Finance directors, compliance officers, corporate counsel and other concerned professionals will need to work closely together to ensure effectiveness and utilize the best practices in the adoption and implementation of Finance in the Cloud as well as prevent any costly errors and penalties.
The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of experts who will help you understand how to navigate these stormy waters in a two-hour live webcast. A live interaction with the audience is also included in this event.
The Cloud, CPM and the CFO
- Evolution of Financial Roles and Applications
- The Impact of the Cloud
- Wrap up
- There are both real and perceived risks in the Cloud ranging from improper configuration and unpatched bugs to targeted attacks and threats.
- The risks and threats to the Cloud can be mitigated and managed; but it takes an ecosystem of software and hardware providers.
- Security and compliance can be achieved, but requires deep visibility in all layers of the stack, alignment of governance with monitoring/assessments and the leveraging of trust as a factor in policy management/enforcement.
- To achieve Trustworthy Clouds we must build on an anchor of trust rooted in hardware that provides the foundation for building trust further up the stack.
- This trust can then be used to harden the Virtualization Environment using known best methods, define trusted systems and workloads as part of a richer Policy Management Infrastructure for Cloud Management, and ultimately provide visibility for Compliance and Audit.
- What are the key issues and risks that users and cloud service providers face in the use and provision of cloud-based based applications and cloud-based data storage?
Who Should Attend:
- Finance Directors
- Managers with Responsibility for Cloud Computing
- Compliance Officers
- Data Security Professionals
- Corporate Counsel
- In-house Counsel managing legal risks or E-discovery
- IT and Data Security Professionals managing ASP or Cloud computing functions
- Legal Personnel negotiating ASP contracts or performing due diligence with regard to service providers
- CPAs and Auditors
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Kelly Bodnar Battles is the CFO of Host Analytics, Inc. the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service(SaaS) based Corporate Performance Management(CPM) solutions.
Prior to Host Analytics, Kelly was VP, Finance at IronPort Systems where she was the first finance hire and was responsible for building and leading the finance, accounting, administrative and various operational functions during her six years there. During her tenure at IronPort, the company grew from $2M to $250M in annual bookings and was sold to Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO). Before IronPort, Kelly was a Director in HP's Strategy and Corporate Development group, a Strategy Consultant with McKinsey and Company, and a Corporate Finance Associate at J.P. Morgan. Kelly graduated with a B.S.E. from Princeton and an M.B.A. from Harvard, both with honors. Kelly lives in the Bay Area with her husband, and their 2 children, labrador retriever and rescued cat.
Kelly Bodnar Battles is the CFO of Host Analytics, Inc. the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service(SaaS) based Corporate Performance Management(CPM) solutions. …
Mark F. Radcliffe concentrates in strategic intellectual property advice, private financing, corporate partnering, software licensing, Internet licensing and copyright and trademark.
Leading international legal publishers consistently rank Mr. Radcliffe among the top lawyers in his profession. The respected English publishers Chambers and Partners has repeatedly named him in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and has described him as "outstanding" and "a leader in open source-related matters." Legal 500 also recognizes him, commenting: "His expertise in providing strategic IP advice, with particular specialism in open-source matters, has won him plaudits. Indeed, one client describes him as 'probably the best lawyer in his field.'"
Additionally, Mr. Radcliffe is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2004, he was named one of Northern California's Top 100 intellectual property Super Lawyers, in a joint project of Law & Politics and San Francisco magazines.
He is also listed in The International Who's Who of Internet, e-Commerce and Data Protection Lawyers 2008 and 2010 editions, and in numerous other guides, including the PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2009, the 2003 Expert Guide – The World's Leading Trademark Lawyers and many annual editions of The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. In 2009 and 2010, Intellectual Asset magazine named him among the "IAM 250 - The World's Leading IP Strategists." In 1997, the National Law Journal cited him as one of America's 100 most influential lawyers. The San Francisco Business Times has named him among the best lawyers in the San Francisco Bay area.
Mark F. Radcliffe concentrates in strategic intellectual property advice, private financing, corporate partnering, software licensing, Internet licensing and copyright and …
MARK H. WITTOW is a partner in the K&L Gates intellectual property group, and a member of the Alaska and Washington bars, located in Seattle. His work focuses on technology and intellectual property transactions and litigation including the acquisition, development, marketing and distribution of software and other computer-related technologies, other types of technology and media content, intellectual property and electronic commerce issues, and music and film projects. Mark frequently advises both the providers and users of cloud-related services on contractual and liability issues, including many companies in the financial services sector. Mark currently chairs the Information Technology Division of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association and is the former chair of that section's software, databases and online trademark issues committees. Mark is the author of numerous articles and other publications on intellectual property, software and licensing legal issues, most recently focusing on cloud computing, open source software and user-generated content issues. Mark received his B.A. from Hampshire College and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard University. Mark is an adjunct professor at Seattle University Law School, currently teaching Advanced Copyright Law.
MARK H. WITTOW is a partner in the K&L Gates intellectual property group, and a member of the Alaska and …
Steve Orrin is Director of Security Solutions, for SSG's SPI group at Intel, Corp. and is responsible for Security Strategy and Pathfinding. Steve joined Intel as part of the acquisition of Sarvega, Inc. where he was their CSO. Steve was previously CTO of Sanctum, a pioneer in Web application security testing and firewall software. Prior to joining Sanctum, Steve was CTO and co-founder of LockStar, Inc. LockStar provided enterprises with the means to secure and XML/Web Service enable legacy mainframe and enterprise applications for e-business. Steve joined LockStar from SynData Technologies, Inc. where he was CTO and chief architect of their desktop e-mail and file security product. Steve was named one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTO's of 2004 and is a recognized expert and frequent lecturer on enterprise security. Steve is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), the Computer Security Institute (CSI), International Association for Cryptographic Research (IACR) and is a co-Founder of WASC (Web Application Security Consortium) and a Co-Founder of the SafeSOA Taskforce. In 2009, Steve was named a fellow at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies.
Steve Orrin is Director of Security Solutions, for SSG's SPI group at Intel, Corp. and is responsible for Security Strategy …
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About Host Analytics Decision Platform
The Host Analytics Decision Platform shows all executives the impact of decisions - both risks and rewards. As the only complete corporate performance management suite built for Finance in the cloud, Host Analytics improves budgeting, forecasting,financial consolidations, dashboarding, scorecarding, reporting and analysis to drive fact-based decisions for all executives. Host Analytics serves midsize to large customer organizations including AT&T, National Public Radio, Schumacher Group, Otis Spunkmeyer, and Red Roof Inn. Founded in 2000, Host Analytics has been named a JMP Securities' Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies, the AlwaysOn OnDemand 100, and is also a 2011 Red Herring North America top 100 winner.
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