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David Blaszkowsky

The US Securities and Exchange Commission appointed David Blaszkowsky in October 2007 to start and lead its new Office of Interactive Disclosure, which is chartered to develop and implement interactive data standards (including XBRL) for financial reporting and other disclosures, and to develop and carry out strategies and policies to improve disclosures and their use through interactive data standards.  

David joined the SEC after a private sector career in consulting and financial information, most recently as a director leading several equity research and analytic information businesses for Standard & Poor’s in NY.  Before that, David was the Director of Strategic Planning and Development for McGraw-Hill’s Construction Information Group (where he also worked on an early industry-specific XML standard), and held financial planning and reengineering roles at Fidelity Investments in Boston.  David’s earlier career was in management consulting, at McKinsey & Company, as well as at Price Waterhouse and Gemini Consulting.  David trained in economics at the University of Chicago, receiving a BA, and earned his MBA in finance and marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.  David lives, with his wife and 2 daughters, in Boston.

Ignacio Boixo

Ignacio "Nacho" Boixo is coordinator of the XBRL Network of the Committee of European Banking Supervisors, an European Institution whose responsibilities include the harmonization of the European Banking Supervision frameworks, promoting best practices in Europe as well as delivering the XBRL implementations of both the COREP (Basel II) and FINREP (IFRS) reporting frameworks which are now used, adapted with National XBRL Extensions, in more than half of the member countries of the European Community.
After the completion of an MSc. in Computing Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid, he worked in a Consultancy firm from where he joined the Bank of Spain almost 30 years ago. He also holds a Diploma in Financial Economy from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Mr. Boixo is the Head of International Projects in the Information Systems and Processes Department of the Bank of Spain, and is a Member of the Information Technology Committee of the European System of Central Banks. Mr Boixo is the President of the Madrid Chapter of the Society of Spanish Computer Engineers, and is also a member of ISSA and MENSA.

J. Efrim Boritz

Efrim Boritz is the Ontario Chartered Accountants’ Chair in Accounting and Head of the IT and Assurance areas in the School of Accountancy, University of Waterloo, Canada. He is also the founding Director of the University of Waterloo Centre for Information Integrity and Information System Assurance, a Board member of the CICA's Information Technology Alliance and a member of the AICPA's Task Forces on SysTrust and Data Integrity. Dr. Boritz is the author or co-author of several books and monographs, as well as many articles in academic and professional journals. Professor Boritz serves on the editorial boards of Contemporary Accounting Research, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and Issues in Accounting Education. He is the editor of the CAAA’s journal Accounting Perspectives. Dr. Boritz has served on numerous task forces and committees of the AAA, AICPA, CICA, IIA and ISACA. He is past-president of the CAAA (Canadian Academic Accounting Association) and is a former member of both the Accounting and Auditing Standards Boards of the CICA and the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario from which he received its highest award, the Award of Outstanding Merit in 1999. He is also a former member of the Accounting Standards Oversight Council of Canada.

Antoine Bourdais

Antoine Bourdais is VP, Business Development of Invoke, a software company which delivers financial reporting solutions.  He is member of XBRL France and is involved in a working group dedicated to regulated information.

He started as project manager and has extensive experience in financial software implementations and development. Then, he was product manager of reporting solutions. He graduated as a mathematical engineer from the INSA and completed a master in business and administration.

Johannes Buder

Johannes Buder is a research assistant at the Department of Information Management and Information Systems at the Technical University of Freiberg (TUBAF). He holds a Diploma in business administration and has started his doctoral studies at TUBAF in 2008. His main research fields are semantic technologies, ERP-Systems, REA, and business process management.

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