Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Investors, data providers, regulators and the media to cover how to use structured financial data

XBRL US announced today that it will hold a half-day forum for investors, analysts, regulators, data and analytical tool providers, Finding Value with Smart Data. The forum, which is free to the public, is hosted by Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business at 55 Lexington Avenue in New York. A keynote address will be provided by the Investor Advocate of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Rick Fleming. The program will cover how standards can streamline processing and reduce costs and delays in capital market operations.

Thousands of public companies submit financial data in structured data (XBRL) format to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The objective of the forum is to demonstrate to investors and other users of corporate financials how structured data improves business reporting by providing illustrations of its use today.

Who – Speakers confirmed to date include:

  • Jack Ciesielski, R.G. Associates, Inc., Publisher of The Analyst’s Accounting Observer
  • Rick Fleming, Investor Advocate, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Walter Hamscher, IT Manager, Office of Structured Disclosure, Division of Economics and Risk Analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Howard Kaplan, Division of Enforcement, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Campbell Pryde, President and CEO, XBRL US
  • Alex Rapp, co-Founder, Calcbench
  • Mike Starr, Chair, XBRL US Data Quality Committee; VP, Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Workiva
  • Gladimyr Sully, Senior Content Specialist, Thomson Reuters

What: Sessions will explore use cases using structured financial data to build fundamental indices, create more efficient databases and perform more timely, comprehensive analyses

When:  1:00 PM to 6:30 PM ET (includes networking reception)

Where:  Baruch College Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave, Room 14-220, New York, NY

How:  Get details and register

About Baruch College
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world.  For more about Baruch College, go to

XBRL US is the non-profit consortium for XBRL business reporting standards in the U.S. and it represents the business information supply chain. Its mission is to support the implementation of XBRL business reporting standards through the development of taxonomies for use by U.S. public and private sectors, with a goal of interoperability between sectors, and by promoting XBRL adoption through marketplace collaboration. XBRL US has developed taxonomies for U.S. GAAP, credit rating and mutual fund reporting under contract with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has developed a taxonomy for corporate actions. For more information about XBRL US:

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