Join this full-day forum on how data standardization is changing the face of municipal financial reporting.
Hear public sector and financial data standards experts discuss how standardizing reported data can improve the efficiency of disclosures by U.S. state and local governments. This forum will feature speakers from the Bond Buyer, the Illinois Office of the Controller (IOC), Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies, Truth In Accounting, Will County, and more.
This event is free to attend but requires advance registration. Seating is limited.
|9:00 – 9:30 AM||Registration|
|9:30 – 10:00 AM||Welcome and Introductions
Hudson Hollister, Founder and Principal, HData
Marc Joffe, Senior Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation
Shannon Sohl, Ph.D., CPA, Senior Research Associate at Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies
|10:00 – 10:30 AM||Local Government Fiscal Distress Update
Speaker: Jim Spiotto, Managing Director of Chapman Strategic Advisors LLC
|10:30 – 11:00 AM||Monitoring the Finances of Local Governments. The good. The bad. Our future.
Speaker: Illinois Office of the Comptroller (IOC)
|11:00 – 11:15 AM||Break|
|11:15 – Noon||Data Driven Solutions for Transforming Illinois’ Costly Structure of Government
Dr. Norman Walzer, PhD (Economics), Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies
Adam Slade, Associate, Effective Government, Metropolitan Planning Council
|Noon – 1:00 PM||Lunch|
|1:00 – 1:30 PM||How Transparency Can Further Reduce Risk in the Municipal Market
Speaker: Cate Long, Founder, Puerto Rico Clearinghouse
|1:30 – 2:15 PM||Muni Data, the Cost of Capital and Market Access
John Hallacy, Contributing Editor, The Bond Buyer
Triet Nguyen, Managing Partner, Axios Advisors LLC
Moderated by Liz Sweeney, Principal, Nutshell Associates, LLC
|2:15 – 2:45 PM||Transitioning to Digital County CAFRs
Speaker: Duffy Blackburn, Auditor, Will County
|2:45 – 3:15 PM||The Trials and Tribulations of Collecting Government Data
Speaker: Sheila Weinberg, Founder and CEO, Truth In Accounting
|3:15 – 3:30 PM||Closing Remarks
Speaker: Hudson Hollister, HData