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Top considerations for tax departments in light of COVID-19

COVID-19 is quickly changing the way businesses function as employers prioritize the well-being of their employees and navigate through new business and tax needs. What are top issues that tax leaders need to be addressing? Participants will explore various business and tax issues and identify the latest potential opportunities and solutions emerging from these unprecedented times.

Global economic update: US and China economic relations

In a world where economic policies are increasingly intertwined, many indicators are influenced by trade tensions between the United States and China. Although an initial trade truce has been implemented, the outcomes remain unclear and the degree to which uncertainty has been reduced remains to be seen. Participants will examine economic indicators affected by US and China trade tensions and explore potential implications for businesses in both countries.

China Issues
May 14
11 a.m. ET
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Responsible investment management

The asset management industry has the opportunity to leverage dramatically expanding investor demands and preferences around environmental, social, governance (ESG). The reward is the potential to grow assets under management that are globally aligned with ESG expectations. Going forward, how will investment managers win and distinguish their ESG platform while growing, running, and serving ESG investors? Participants will identify recent ESG disclosure trends and explore ways that investment managers might change their approach to future sustainable investments.

Corporate governance: New decade, growing complexity

Governance discussions often focus on how boards and management are structured and operate. But what should the private company governance ecosystem address? Participants will gain insights on important governance trends, consider potential implications, and explore ways to address related areas of enterprise risk.

Private Companies
May 12
2 p.m. ET
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COVID-19: Lessons learned navigating toward the new normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced life sciences and health care organizations to previously unthinkable clinical resource, financial, and operational challenges. How can organizations address these challenges now and in the long term, with a goal of thriving in a new health care ecosystem post-pandemic? Participants will learn ways organizations will respond, recover, and thrive post-pandemic and explore how to position themselves for success in the future of health.

The world remade by COVID-19: Scenarios for resilient leaders

In the wake of COVID-19, businesses and societies are facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty. What might life be like post-crisis, and what will it take to thrive in a world remade? Participants will explore four scenarios designed to spark insights and discover opportunities for businesses and society in the years to come.

Data is king: The case for analytics and predictive risk sensing

For many organizations, collecting and interpreting data is now a critical success factor. How can consumer industry executives better leverage data to anticipate and respond to disruptive risks? Participants will consider benefits of investing in risk-sensing capabilities and explore ways to facilitate the journey from their present state to having industry-leading risk-sensing capabilities.

Building an effective business case for mobility programs

Global mobility programs are vital for day-to-day operations and growth of multinational businesses. How can you build an effective business case to gain leadership support and funding? Participants will identify key elements of a business case, consider the broader context in which the case will be presented, and explore ways to manage implementation strategy.

During and after the pandemic: Implications for the real estate sector

The human and business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold globally. Despite good real estate fundamentals prior to the pandemic outbreak, many questions around capital availability and allocations, liquidity, transaction activity, and operational impacts are now arising. Participants will gain insights on the current real estate environment and explore ways that real estate organizations can respond, recover, and thrive in the coming year.

Governments' response to COVID-19: Executing the recovery

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has challenged governments around the world to act in many ways previously reserved primarily for wars, depressions, or natural disasters. Applying a respond-recover-thrive approach can offer a framework for government to address the crisis. Participants will have the opportunity to learn what the recovery might look like and can explore ways to begin building a government ready for the next crisis.

COVID-19's impact on the economy: Insights for private companies

Private company owners and executives are busy trying to navigate a global economy going through its worst crisis in modern times. What can they expect in terms of the depth and duration of the downturn, when might the virus become less worrisome, and what could the post-crisis world look like? Participants will explore various issues and opportunities emerging from the pandemic and consider options for charting a path forward as the crisis subsides.

Operational resilience: A new approach to meet heightened demands

In July 2018, the Bank of England published a discussion paper suggesting new approaches to operational resilience. In response, US regulatory attention is now focusing on how organizations can improve their programs, well beyond traditional operational risk and business continuity programs. Participants will gain insights on what regulators are expecting from operational resilience programs and discover a realistic road map to accelerate their own program implementation.
 

Mastering finance data: The foundation for finance of the future

Organizations often encounter challenges when transforming their finance data model, which is the foundation of any financial application. How can technologies such as in-memory and cloud computing increase the potential for finance data to drive more value across the enterprise? Participants will explore the finance data model transformation process and discover ways to approach a new data model triggered by new system implementations and business growth.

Lease accounting standard implementations: Keep the pedal to the metal

The deadline for private companies to implement the new FASB lease accounting standard was recently extended to allow more time for implementation. What are recent challenges and lessons learned? Participants will consider implementation challenges that other private companies have faced, explore innovative solutions, and consider practical steps for completing their implementations.

Private Companies
April 28
2 p.m. ET
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Reimagining finance service delivery models in light of COVID-19

Many paradigms and business models are changing. How can finance leaders turn disruption to business operations into an opportunity to reimagine and transform how finance services are delivered across the enterprise? Participants will learn how some organizations are working to advance finance service delivery amidst disruption and exploring ways to build resiliency for the future.

Next-gen digital banking: Trends, approaches, and areas of success

After years of false starts, banks are making inroads on modernizing their core systems to address rapidly accelerating competition and growing customer expectations. What are important lessons learned? Participants will learn about the future of digital banking models, discern the purpose and ambition of a digital bank, and explore how exponential technologies can enable seamless digital banking experiences.

Crafting an AI strategy for government leaders

Many government agencies have started on their artificial intelligence (AI) journey. However, some may not have developed a holistic strategy to guide them. Participants will discover the role of strategy in optimizing their AI programs and explore ways to achieve the maximum potential for the mission, the workforce, and citizens of today and tomorrow.

The Oregon CAT and P.L. 86-272 developments: Important considerations

Two important 2019 developments should interest tax executives—enactment of Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) and developments associated with the Federal Interstate Income Tax Law (P.L. 86-272). What should you consider? Participants will explore complexities of the Oregon CAT and discover nuanced developments in nexus challenges and potential impacts of the MTC project, both associated with P.L. 86-272.

Private company M&A in an uncertain economy: Is now the time?

With global markets disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, private companies are examining options to respond and recover. Where could a merger or acquisition (M&A) fit into the picture? Participants will gain insights on the current M&A environment and explore ways that private companies might leverage M&A to help drive a rebound even amidst global economic uncertainty.

Private Companies
April 20
1 p.m. ET
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COVID-19: How are CHROs leading the shift from response to recovery?

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging business leaders around the world to rapidly refocus their workforce priorities and programs. How are leading CHROs responding to the crisis and starting to pivot to a path to recovery? Participants will gain candid insights from CHROs on how their organizations are responding to COVID-19 and explore where those organizations are headed as they look to recover and thrive.

HR Executives
April 17
11 a.m. ET
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Data privacy: How information governance enables growth and innovation

Driven by the rising importance and visibility of data privacy issues and sweeping regulations, data privacy has emerged as a board-level issue and source of competitive advantage—not just a compliance requirement. To enable growth and innovation, organizations should build a comprehensive information governance (IG) program to effectively manage data privacy risk. Participants will learn how a comprehensive and coordinated approach to IG can enable compliance with data privacy regulations while providing significant business dividends that can create competitive advantage.

Tax technology update: Indirect tax edition

As digital transformation of the tax department continues its steady march, indirect taxes often rise to the surface as an area ripe for technology enablement. What are the major indirect tax systems and what functionalities do they offer? What important updates and enhancements should tax departments be expecting in those platforms? Participants will evaluate indirect tax software options for functionality applicable to their processes and plan for the technology needed to support increased automation of indirect tax processes.

Tax Operations
April 16
1 p.m. ET
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Digital supply chain: A new road map

Digital disruption, increased market complexity and volatility, and shifting consumer expectations are making traditional supply chain objectives more difficult to achieve. What can businesses do to increase efficiency, drive results, and innovatively enhance performance? Participants will learn how to adapt their practices for the digital world, exploring ways to create interconnected systems using technology to plan, execute, and enable digital supply chain operations.

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