"Eusprig has led the way in identifying spreadsheet risk and the consequences for businesses. As a regular attendee I know that the annual conference is a great opportunity to meet experts in this domain" Ralph Baxter, CEO of ClusterSeven.
(PRWEB) March 1, 2010
The European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG), is holding its 2010 conference on the theme of "Practical steps to defend organisations against out-of-control spreadsheets" on the 15th - 16th July 2010 at the University of Greenwich, London, UK. Keynote speakers include Morten Siersted of F1F9, a leading financial modelling services firm.
Ralph Baxter, the CEO of ClusterSeven, comments that "Eusprig has led the way in identifying spreadsheet risk and the consequences for businesses. As a regular attendee I know that the annual conference is a great opportunity to meet experts in this domain and discuss the latest thinking."
Simon Murphy, Excel developer and author of the SmurfOnSpreadsheets blog, agrees: “There is one main forum for discussing spreadsheet risk and quality. I wouldn't recruit a chef who knew nothing about food hygiene, and I wouldn't recruit a spreadsheet user or developer who knew nothing about spreadsheet hygiene. Eusprig is the place to get that knowledge.”
EuSpRIG 2010 is a forum for business people, regulators, auditors, academics and other interested parties to share information and ideas about the management of spreadsheet risks, related problems and opportunities. Typically there are 20 papers and presentations in each year's conference. Speakers and delegates are expected from all over Europe, USA and Canada including representatives from major banks and auditing firms, and universities worldwide. Further information about EuSpRIG, including the conference programme and booking information is available at http://www.eusprig.org.
“The EuSpRIG conference has been hugely successful in terms of influencing the way the audit profession and large organisations manage Business Critical spreadsheets” said Grenville Croll of Spreadsheet Engineering, who hands over the EuSpRIG Chair to Patrick O’Beirne in February 2010.
“This year we are particularly keen to feature case studies and are offering a range of opportunities to contributors from simple poster sessions to fully peer reviewed papers”, added Simon Thorne, EuSpRIG programme committee chair.
EuSpRIG offers Risk Managers the world’s only independent, authoritative & comprehensive web based information describing the current state of the art in Spreadsheet Risk Management. We run a well-established annual conference which provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, trainers, vendors, consultants and auditors. EuSpRIG’s entire peer reviewed proceedings are published on the publicly accessible Cornell University repository http://www.arxiv.org. EuSpRIG provide speakers and content for professional societies, associations, conferences and journals. EuSpRIG is a not-for-profit organisation governed by an elected committee operating under the terms of a written constitution. Committee members include senior managers and directors of leading accounting firms and senior academics from European Universities.
EuSpRIG 2010 Conference Co-Sponsors
The following organizations are pleased to also support the EuSpRIG Conference: Baker Tilly, Spreadsheet Engineering Ltd, AuditNet, Systems Modelling, ISACA Northern Chapter, University of Wales Institute Cardiff and the University of Greenwich.