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Tuesday, March 17

Session A: Leadership: The Financial Professional's Waterloo?

H Bud Wrenn, Principal, Pinnacle Consulting & Coaching Group

Session B: Infusion of Human Centered Design as a Powerful Tool for Workforce Engagement, Satisfaction and Retention
H Ruth Schwartz, Senior Deputy Director, SIGMA Operations & Support (MI)
Howard Dryver, Vice President, CGI             
Adam Menzies, VP, Emerging Technologies Practice, CGI

Session C: Succeeding at Transformation: Leveraging Business Value to Make Your Organization Embrace Fundamental Change
H Jennifer Reeves, Financial Operations Team Member (FL)
Yesenia Reyes, Managing Director, Health and Public Sector, Accenture

Session D: State of Idaho's Approach in Selecting an ERP Software Provider and Implementer
Brian Benjamin, Deputy Chief of Staff & Legal Counsel (ID)
Joshua Whitworth, Chief Deputy Controller (ID)

Comptrollers' Roundtable 1: Federal-State Issues
A Moderator: Brandon Woolf, State Controller (ID)

Session E: How Enterprise Performance Management is Changing the Face of Financial Reporting and Streamlining the Close Process
Alan Skelton, State Accounting Officer (GA)
Kim Champion, President, Innofin Solutions
Bob Sabo, ERP/EPM Strategic Programs Director, Oracle Public Sector

Session F: Faster CAFR
H Alan Skelton, State Accounting Officer (GA)

Wednesday, March 18

Session G: Federal Issues (SWCAP / Cost Principles / Uniform Guidance)
Howard Merkowitz, Deputy Comptroller (MA)
Nelson Clugston, Vice President, Financial Services, MAXIMUS

Session H: Hot Topics - GASB 87 Leases
H Julie Barrientos, Director Advisory, Financial Management, KPMG LLP

Session I: The Importance of Integration to a Successful ERP Transformation
H Joshua Whitworth, Chief Deputy Controller (ID)
Yvette Stephens, Senior Manager, Deloitte
John Doyle, Senior Manager, Deloitte

Session J: 
GASB Update
H Dave Vaudt, GASB, Chairman
David Bean, GASB, Director of Research & Technical Activities

Comptrollers' Roundtable 2: Operational Effectiveness
A Moderator: Lynne Bajema, State Comptroller (OK)

Session K: Intelligent Automation in Finance
H Alan Skelton, State Accounting Officer (GA)
Aaron Rakes, Senior Manager, EY

Session L: Overview of North Carolina's Internal Control Program
H Wynona Cash, Audit, Risk and Compliance Services - Lead, Office of the State Controller (NC)

Thursday, March 19

Session M: Electronic Payment Fraud Management
H Mark Merry, Assistant Director (FL)
Jim McClurkin, Director of Public Sector Sales, SAP Concur
Nassar Chanda, CEO, Paymerang

Session N: Staying Secure When Transforming to a Digital Government
H Rajiv Das, Principal, Management Consulting, Cybersecurity Practice, Plante Moran

Comptrollers' Roundtable 3: General Topics
A Moderator: Doug Cotnoir, State Controller (ME)

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