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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • SkyStem: Overview of the SEC's Whistleblower Program
    SkyStem: Overview of the SEC's Whistleblower Program
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Dec 3 2019 57 mins
    [Live Recording] Join us for an overview of the SEC's Whistleblower Program. Learn about how the program is set up, the extent of damages awarded to date, and the resulting benefits the program has produced for our society at large.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • SkyStem: Seducing the Auditors with Internal Controls
    SkyStem: Seducing the Auditors with Internal Controls
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Nov 26 2019 57 mins
    With the auditors approaching (or maybe they just never left), the accounting team needs to put its best foot (and documentation) forward in order to avoid a long and drawn out affair with the auditors. Join us in this webinar, where we share the best ways to build and maintain your internal controls infrastructure to impress your auditors and make the year-end audit as quick and painless as can be.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback.
  • SkyStem: Back to Basics with Reconciliations
    SkyStem: Back to Basics with Reconciliations
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Nov 21 2019 59 mins
    [Live Recording] It's time to show some love for the workhorse of the financial close process -- balance sheet account reconciliations! Join us in this webinar, where we share best practices on how to think about the reconciliation work each month, when best to do reconciliations, how they should be prepared, and some common pitfalls to avoid.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback.
  • Navigating Through Turbulence:Capitalizing on Opportunities in Aviation Industry
    Navigating Through Turbulence:Capitalizing on Opportunities in Aviation Industry
    Diogenis Papiomytis, Global Director, Frost & Sullivan, Milesh Gogad, Chief Marketing Officer, GE Aviation’s Digital Group Recorded: Nov 21 2019 41 mins
    With growing passenger traffic and revenue per kilometer (RPK), airlines have to navigate increasing operational challenges. Issues like unplanned maintenance, network disruption, fuel overspend, etc., resulted in inefficiencies to the tune of $74 billion across the global industry in 2018. Frost & Sullivan estimates that data and analytics could have helped offset about $25 billion of this inefficiency and improved cost per available seat kilometer (CASK) by 0.27 cents in the process.

    Key Takeaways:

    1. Discover how much operational challenges cost the industry.
    2. Understand which parts of these challenges can be realistically addressed by data and analytics.
    3. Hear case studies of major airlines adopting digital technologies to address these challenges.
  • SkyStem: Perfecting the Close Checklist
    SkyStem: Perfecting the Close Checklist
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Nov 19 2019 55 mins
    [Live Recording] It's time to spruce up the close checklist! Join us in this webinar where we will revisit best practices as well as practical tips to help improve the financial close process. Whether you have a close checklist, a close calendar, or even if you are still forming a close process, these practices will surely help your period-end close.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • SkyStem: From Caterpillar to Butterfly
    SkyStem: From Caterpillar to Butterfly
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Nov 14 2019 58 mins
    [Live Recording] Metamorphosis describes the process of transformation from a child form to a mature form in two or more distinct stages. Within your organization, some of the key finance processes have worked the same way for decades, and could probably benefit from a transformation of sorts. Join us in this webinar where we explore common technologies that can be easy incorporated into your current processes to modernize the traditional workplace. We'll cover everything from time and expense reporting, to accounts payable, to budgeting as well as financial close automation.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • You’ve Got Your Open Source Audit Report - Now What?
    You’ve Got Your Open Source Audit Report - Now What?
    Tony Decicco & Leon Schwartz, GTC Law, Phil Odence, Synopsys Recorded: Nov 14 2019 61 mins
    Companies’ use of open source software has surpassed the occasional and solidified itself as mainstream. Effectively identifying and managing the compliance and security risks associated with open source software can be a difficult task. Whether you’re acquiring another company, preparing for acquisition or simply wanting to manage the use of open source, the universal first step is to figure out the composition of the code, often via an audit. But what do you do once you have the audit report?

    Join us for this live webinar to learn best practices before and after an open source audit. We’ll cover how to:

    •Select and prepare the code base
    •Get the most out of an audit
    •Implement a third-party software policy
    •And more

    Don’t miss this informative webinar. Register today.
  • SkyStem: Spooky Tales from the SEC
    SkyStem: Spooky Tales from the SEC
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Nov 13 2019 56 mins
    [Live Recording] Join us in this webinar, where we arm ourselves with knowledge that can help our organization deter and detect organizational fraud. Learn the most common fraud practices, the best fraud detection and prevention activities, as well as recent SEC fraud cases.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • [Panel] Navigating California’s Regulations: What's Wrong and How Do We Fix It?
    [Panel] Navigating California’s Regulations: What's Wrong and How Do We Fix It?
    Jackie McGowan, K Street Consulting; Jennifer Gumer, CGL LLP; Hilary Bricken, Harris Bricken; National Cannabis Bar Assoc. Recorded: Nov 6 2019 59 mins
    California’s entry into the cannabis market has been less than smooth. Understanding the regulations and upcoming deadlines is important to make sure you pass inspections and receive your license, especially as provisional licenses expire before you receive your annual license. Join live to have your questions answered by a panel of experts what you need to know to stay ahead.
  • Key Trends and Business Models Transforming the Online Food Delivery Industry
    Key Trends and Business Models Transforming the Online Food Delivery Industry
    Sarwant Singh, Frost & Sullivan, Benjamin Flammang, Bringg and Diego Barreto, iFood Recorded: Nov 6 2019 54 mins
    How will online food delivery evolve in the future? With the rise of online food delivery, is eating in the new dining out? Online food delivery is growing rapidly all over the world due to the convenience, variety, and cost. Major cities and urban centers have been the epicenter of this evolution, primarily because of the increased penetration of smartphones and widespread internet connectivity.

    There have been significant continual investments in the industry and, more importantly, several mergers and acquisitions on a global scale. Many investment, technology, and even transportation companies are trying to eat a share of the pie.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Discuss the avenues for revenue generation and growth areas in online food delivery.
    • Understand the evolving trends that will impact the industry through 2025.
    • Identify best practices adopted by companies across the world.
  • Do Design Quality and Code Quality Matter in M&A Tech Due Diligence?
    Do Design Quality and Code Quality Matter in M&A Tech Due Diligence?
    Phil Odence, GM, Synopsys & Daniel Sturtevant, CEO and Co-founder, Silverthread Recorded: Oct 24 2019 47 mins
    (Spoiler alert: Yes.)

    In an acquisition where a software asset is a core part of the deal valuation, it’s important to understand the overall quality of the software before doing the deal. Buggy software is problematic and needs to be cleaned up, so assessing code quality is important. But also, with poorly designed software, every fix is costly, laborious, and risky. The cost of fixes can significantly affect the long-term technical and economic viability of the application, and maintaining the software can seriously degrade ROI. That’s why understanding a software system’s design and architectural health and the likely “cost of ownership” is key.

    Join us for this live webinar to learn how to paint a complete picture of the technical quality of software to avoid buyer’s remorse post-close. We’ll cover:

    •The dimensions of technical due diligence
    •The difference between design quality and code quality
    •How software architecture can have a long-term impact
    •What to look for in software design and code quality audits

    Don’t miss this informative webinar. Register today.
  • SkyStem: Perfecting the Close Checklist
    SkyStem: Perfecting the Close Checklist
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Oct 22 2019 55 mins
    [Live Recording] It's time to spruce up the close checklist! Join us in this webinar where we will revisit best practices as well as practical tips to help improve the financial close process. Whether you have a close checklist, a close calendar, or even if you are still forming a close process, these practices will surely help your period-end close.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • SkyStem: Spooky Tales from the SEC
    SkyStem: Spooky Tales from the SEC
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Oct 17 2019 56 mins
    [Live Recording] Join us in this webinar, where we arm ourselves with knowledge that can help our organization deter and detect organizational fraud. Learn the most common fraud practices, the best fraud detection and prevention activities, as well as recent SEC fraud cases.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • Facilitating Business with State-of-the-Art Identity Proofing Solutions
    Facilitating Business with State-of-the-Art Identity Proofing Solutions
    Vikram Subramanian, VP of Solutions at Simeio Solutions, and John Tolbert, Lead Analyst at KuppingerCole Recorded: Oct 17 2019 61 mins
    For traditional or Business-to-Employee (B2E) IAM, HR departments are responsible for gathering documentation from employees to determine their suitability for employment. For Business-to-Consumer (B2C) or CIAM, identity proofing can be more difficult. Depending on the nature of the business, the attributes that need to be collected and verified can differ widely. For example, Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations govern the kinds of attributes and authoritative attributes that must be collected in the finance industry.

    Identity proofing can be a labor-intensive process and customers might inconveniently be required to come in to an office and bring identification documents for agents to inspect. Newer models utilize cutting edge mobile technologies to reduce the effort and cost associated with identity proofing. These techniques not only reduce costs to consumer-facing businesses, but they often improve the user experience greatly as well.

    In this webinar, we will discuss:

    - The need for stronger identity proofing in certain types of business use cases.
    - How to prove who a customer is in a secure environment so that you can provide business to them safely.
    - Initial verification with an authoritative source like a driver’s license, the use of facial recognition to establish proof of possession, and validation of identifying information like date of birth using your birth certificate.
    - How to control what data is accessible to vendors using your phone through push notifications.

    KuppingerCole Lead Analyst John Tolbert will speak about traditional identity proofing solutions and their common shortcomings for organizations and users or customers alike.

    He will be joined by Vikram Subramanian, Vice President of Solutions at Simeio, who will present a secure and easy way of identity proofing that serves both service providers and users relinquishing MFA and passwords.
  • SkyStem: Back to Basics with Reconciliations
    SkyStem: Back to Basics with Reconciliations
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Oct 15 2019 59 mins
    [Live Recording] It's time to show some love for the workhorse of the financial close process -- balance sheet account reconciliations! Join us in this webinar, where we share best practices on how to think about the reconciliation work each month, when best to do reconciliations, how they should be prepared, and some common pitfalls to avoid.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback.
  • Fuzzing Infotainment Systems and Telematics Units With Agent Instrumentation
    Fuzzing Infotainment Systems and Telematics Units With Agent Instrumentation
    Dennis Kengo Oka, Senior Solutions Architect, Synopsys & Rikke Kuipers, Product Manager, Synopsys Recorded: Oct 8 2019 58 mins
    In the past few years, cybersecurity has become more intertwined into each step of the automotive development process. In particular, fuzz testing has proven to be a powerful approach to detect unknown vulnerabilities in automotive systems. However, with limited instrumentation, especially on systems such as in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system and telematics units, there are several types of issues that go undetected, such as memory leaks and cases where the application crashes but restarts quickly. Since these systems are typically based on operating systems providing more functionality such as Linux and Android, it is possible to use appropriate tools to collect additional information from the system under test (SUT) to determine whether there were any exceptions detected during the fuzz testing. Furthermore, it would be possible to gather more details about the detected exceptions on the SUT which helps developers to better understand and identify the root cause of the issues and fix the problems more efficiently. To this end, we introduce the Agent Instrumentation Framework and explain how it can be used to improve fuzz testing of IVIs and telematics units. We show how additional information can be collected from the target system and used to identify whether there are exceptions on the SUT and additionally help developers identify the underlying cause of any issues detected. Finally, to showcase the effectiveness of the agent instrumentation framework we built a test bench based on this approach and performed fuzz testing on multiple SUTs. Based on our findings we highlight several examples of issues that would have not been detected unless we used agent instrumentation.
  • Financial Services Study Shows Why Investing in AppSec Matters
    Financial Services Study Shows Why Investing in AppSec Matters
    Drew Kilbourne and Larry Ponemon Recorded: Oct 8 2019 34 mins
    If you’re a provider of financial services, then client trust, privacy, and risk management are critical to your success. Therefore, you must protect your organization’s sensitive data from cyber attacks and data breaches. A recent survey of current software security practices in the financial services industry explores the industry’s software security posture and its ability to address security-related issues.

    In this webinar with Drew Kilbourne, managing director, Synopsys and Larry Ponemon, chairman, Ponemon Institute, will review findings from the report and discuss what they mean for the industry at large. Here’s a preview of some key findings:

    - 56% of organizations had experienced an attack resulting in system failure and downtime.
    - 74% were concerned about security vulnerabilities introduced by third-party suppliers, but less than 43% said they require third parties to adhere to cyber security requirements.
    - Only 34% of financial applications are tested for vulnerabilities, and only 25% of respondents were confident in their ability to detect vulnerabilities before going to market.
  • A Serial Seller’s Perspective on M&A Tech Due Diligence
    A Serial Seller’s Perspective on M&A Tech Due Diligence
    Irad Deutsch, CTO, Belong.Life and Phil Odence, GM, Synopsys Recorded: Sep 26 2019 57 mins
    On the buy side of a tech deal and want to better understand sellers? Selling a company and want to benefit from the experience of someone who’s been there (and been there and been there)?

    Building a successful software company takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears. When a liquidity opportunity presents itself, sellers want to make sure they get the best deal they can, and quickly. During due diligence, the potential acquirer will delve into all facets of the technology. The more prepared the sell side is, the fewer issues will arise, and the smoother the transaction will be.

    What do buyers need, and what can prepared sellers do to streamline the process? Security, quality, and the intellectual property rights of the software are critical. Buyers, sellers, and their legal advisors need to be comfortable that no big technical issues will crop up post-close. Plus, they want to know that they have absolute and uncontested rights to the software assets—in particular, that there are no issues with open source licenses.

    Irad Deutsch, CTO of Belong.Life, has successfully made it through the process with two companies and has it down to a science for his third. Join Irad and Synopsys’ Phil Odence as they discuss the seller’s perspective, lessons learned on the seller’s side, and how to prepare for the M&A tech due diligence process.

    Don’t miss this informative webinar. Register today.
  • SkyStem: Seducing the Auditors with Internal Controls
    SkyStem: Seducing the Auditors with Internal Controls
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Sep 19 2019 57 mins
    With the auditors approaching (or maybe they just never left), the accounting team needs to put its best foot (and documentation) forward in order to avoid a long and drawn out affair with the auditors. Join us in this webinar, where we share the best ways to build and maintain your internal controls infrastructure to impress your auditors and make the year-end audit as quick and painless as can be.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback.
  • SkyStem: From Caterpillar to Butterfly
    SkyStem: From Caterpillar to Butterfly
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Sep 17 2019 58 mins
    [Live Recording] Metamorphosis describes the process of transformation from a child form to a mature form in two or more distinct stages. Within your organization, some of the key finance processes have worked the same way for decades, and could probably benefit from a transformation of sorts. Join us in this webinar where we explore common technologies that can be easy incorporated into your current processes to modernize the traditional workplace. We'll cover everything from time and expense reporting, to accounts payable, to budgeting as well as financial close automation.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • SkyStem: Spooky Tales from the SEC
    SkyStem: Spooky Tales from the SEC
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Sep 12 2019 56 mins
    [Live Recording] Join us in this webinar, where we arm ourselves with knowledge that can help our organization deter and detect organizational fraud. Learn the most common fraud practices, the best fraud detection and prevention activities, as well as recent SEC fraud cases.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • SkyStem: Perfecting the Close Checklist
    SkyStem: Perfecting the Close Checklist
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Sep 10 2019 55 mins
    [Live Recording] It's time to spruce up the close checklist! Join us in this webinar where we will revisit best practices as well as practical tips to help improve the financial close process. Whether you have a close checklist, a close calendar, or even if you are still forming a close process, these practices will surely help your period-end close.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • SkyStem: Back to Basics with Reconciliations
    SkyStem: Back to Basics with Reconciliations
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Sep 5 2019 59 mins
    [Live Recording] It's time to show some love for the workhorse of the financial close process -- balance sheet account reconciliations! Join us in this webinar, where we share best practices on how to think about the reconciliation work each month, when best to do reconciliations, how they should be prepared, and some common pitfalls to avoid.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback.
  • SkyStem: Overview of the SEC's Whistleblower Program
    SkyStem: Overview of the SEC's Whistleblower Program
    Nancy Wu, Sales and Customer Support, SkyStem Recorded: Aug 29 2019 57 mins
    [Live Recording] Join us for an overview of the SEC's Whistleblower Program. Learn about how the program is set up, the extent of damages awarded to date, and the resulting benefits the program has produced for our society at large.

    Please note: CPE credit not available for this playback
  • How to Create a Modern IAM Framework for Healthcare.
    How to Create a Modern IAM Framework for Healthcare.
    Balraj Dhillon, Director, Engagement of Key Accounts Simeio Solutions, Stephen Payne, Principle Solutions Architect-ForgeRock Recorded: Aug 28 2019 55 mins
    Healthcare providers are using digital technology to access, secure, and share patient information in order to efficiently deliver care. Does your healthcare organization need assistance in securing and maintaining a single patient identity? Do you have an effective privacy and consent control model across your ecosystem? Without a comprehensive framework for patient data, many healthcare providers have incomplete data on patients that cannot be transferred or shared between and within differing organizations. This results in security, privacy, and data management challenges.

    In this joint ForgeRock and Simeio webinar, you will learn key strategies for modernizing your healthcare organization including:

    · Top challenges your peers face when managing data for authenticating patients, consent, and governing permissions for external physicians and partners

    · How to enable a secure, cost-effective privacy and consent model and data governance framework to unlock innovation

    · How to quickly deploy the right IAM solution for your organization, whether that is on-premise, multi-cloud, or in a hybrid model environment

    Join Balraj Dhillon, Director, Engagement, Key Accounts of Simeio Solutions, and Stephen Payne, Principle Solution Architect of ForgeRock, to learn how to modernize your healthcare organization.
  • The State of Open Source in M&A Transactions
    The State of Open Source in M&A Transactions
    Chris Stafford, Senior Manager, M&A Advisory West Monroe Partners, Paul Cotter, Senior Architect West Monroe Partners Dec 12 2019 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With extensive experience in M&A, West Monroe Partners is on the front line of tech due diligence, and they’ve seen a few trends emerge when it comes to open source and M&A deals. Buyers and sellers alike need to understand these trends to get the most value out of any transaction.

    Join us for this live webinar to learn what buyers and sellers need to know and how they operate during a transaction. We’ll cover:

    •Why OSS management should fit into a broader security program
    •How (and when) sellers need to prepare for a transaction
    •How buyers are becoming more sophisticated in transactions

    Don’t miss this informative webinar. Register today.
  • The 2019 Open Source Year in Review
    The 2019 Open Source Year in Review
    Mark Radcliffe, Partner at DLA Piper & Tony Decicco, Shareholder, GTC Law Group & Affiliates & Phil Odence, GM, Synopsys Jan 23 2020 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Gain insights into important legal developments from two of the leading open source legal experts, Mark Radcliffe, partner at DLA Piper and general counsel for the Open Source Initiative, and Tony Decicco, shareholder at GTC Law Group & Affiliates.

    This annual review will highlight the most significant legal developments related to open source software in 2019.

    Live attendees will earn CLE credit for this webinar. Don’t miss out—register today.