Conference Speakers

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Katrin Schmehl

Katrin Schmehl, who holds a degree in business administration from the University of Applied Sciences of the German Central Bank, works as a software engineer in the IT department of the Deutsche Bundesbank where for the past six years, she has specialised in the development of web applications for banking supervision purposes. Since October 2004 she has represented the Deutsche Bundesbank in the CEBS XBRL Network of the CEBS where she played a central role in the development of the Common Reporting (COREP) and Financial Reporting (FINREP) taxonomies for European Banking Supervisors.

She has participated as a speaker at many of the European Banking Supervisors XBRL Workshops that were organised to exchange information about the XBRL development process in Europe for COREP and FINREP, with particular emphasis on explaining the dimensional aspects of the COREP and FINREP taxonomies to taxonomy editors who were adopting the CEBS XBRL approach. For the last two years she has been in charge of the integration of XBRL reporting into an application system of the Deutsche Bundesbank, with a special focus on extending the COREP taxonomy to meet the specific German requirements for Solvency Reporting within the European COREP framework. As Vice-Chair of the Versioning Working Group, she is currently deeply involved in the development of the XBRL Versioning Specification.

Ana Cristina SepĂșlveda

Ms. Ana Cristina Sepúlveda is the Head of the XBRL Team at the Superintendencia de Valores y Seguros (SVS), the Chilean securities and insurance supervisor. They developed the SVS CL-CI 2008 XBRL taxonomy for reporting of financial statement under IFRS for those entities whose stocks are the most actively traded on the Stock Exchange. It is an extension from IFRS-GP 2006, the latest version since they started the project. She is currently working in the development of the taxonomy for reporting next year. It will be an extension of IFRS 2009 XBRL taxonomy. She has participated in national and international seminars about XBRL. She has showed the development taxonomy project and given supporting to the entities that have to adopt this new language. Until 2007, she led the team that developed the project that manages statistical information available on the website of the SVS. Before that, she worked nearly 15 years in the Financial Control Division of the SVS, responsible for oversight of corporate issuers. She is a graduate in Business Administrator from University of Chile, Administration and Economics School. Also, she got the grade of Master Business Administration from Adolfo Ibañez University (Chile).

Olivier Servais

Olivier Servais is Director of XBRL Activities at the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) Foundation, the oversight body of the IASB, a private, not-for-profit organisation responsible for the development and promulgation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the IFRS Taxonomy.  In his capacity of Director Olivier is responsible for coordinating all of the Foundation’s XBRL-related activities and resources in order to accelerate the implementation and adoption of IFRSs with XBRL, working with private and public organisations, regulators, jurisidctions and other interest groups. 

Olivier has extensive experience in co-ordinating international XBRL developments, having served as Secretary General and then European Director of XBRL International, and as a member of the XBRL International Steering Committee, the Consultative Working Group of CESR Transparency, and the Eurostat XBRL Pilot Task Force.  

Olivier holds a Licentiate’s degree (Ingénieur commerical) in Business Administration and a post-university degree in SME Administration, both from ICHEC, Brussels and he is also the author of various publications on the subject of XBRL.

Tadashi Shiozaki

Tadashi Shiozaki is XBRL section manager of Takara Printing.  Takara Printing is vice chairman company of XBRL Japan.  He is also chairman of XBRL Japan development committee.  He has about 10 years experience of accounting, and also has 10 years experience of IT technology.

Tadashi Shiozaki proposed a very unique system at Takara's XBRL tool.  Auto tagging system" which can tag XBRL element automatically from excel manuscript.  In this "Auto tagging system", Takara supported about half of Japanese  EDINET XBRL submitting.  He will show you "How Takara supported 710 submitting in one day" at Case Studies in XBRL Solutions.

Michal Skopowski

Michal Skopowski is an assistant professor at the Poznan University of Economics (Department of Money Theory and Monetary Policy) and IFRS/COFINREP expert for the Business Reporting - Advisory Group Ltd (BR-AG). He is an author of publications in the field of banking supervision and banking reporting in Poland and Europe.

Michal conducts trainings for financial institutions implementing XBRL based reporting systems, in particular extensions of IFRS, COREP and FINREP taxonomies. Michal is also a consultant in XBRL implementation projects related to extending of those taxonomies. On the European level, Michal participates in works of the XBRL FINREP group helping to extend the IFRS taxonomy for the needs of banking supervision.

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith is involved with customer strategy and policy within the UK's HM Revenue & Customs and has worked on many of their major computer projects since the mid 1980's. Since 2001 he has acted as an evangelist for the benefits to business and Government of XBRL in enabling process improvement and improving data quality and availability. Jeff represents HMRC on the XBRL UK Consultative Committee and has been a speaker at many XBRL conferences.

Paul Snijders

Paul was amongst the first members of XBRL is co-founder and vice chair of the Dutch jurisdiction of XBRL International and one of the driving forces behind the global adoption of XBRL. Paul has a background in finance and accounting and is involved in pragmatic implementations of digital reporting on a daily basis. As member of the International Specification Workgroup, chairman of the section Technology of XBRL The Netherlands, member of the Implementation Group of XBRL-UK, the Tools Section of XBRL-Germany and the CRAS workgroup, Paul has gained recognition as an expert in definition and deployment of the standard. Paul was founding board member and director of the 'XBRL in Europe' consortium.

Paul was the initiator of the first XBRL projects in the Europe and involved in the Netherlands Taxonomy Project for nation wide implementation of XBRL for all Dutch enterprises.

He has a history in:

  • Finance and accounting
  • Financial Consolidation Industry
  • Decision Support, Executive Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence & data warehousing
  • Semantic modeling solutions
  • XBRL standardization Committee

Rajendra P. Srivastava

Rajendra P. Srivastava is Ernst & Young Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Director of the Ernst & Young Center for Auditing Research and Advanced Technology at the School of Business, University of Kansas. He holds a Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Oklahoma, Norman (1982) and a Ph.D. in physics from Oregon State University, Cor¬vallis (1972). Professor Srivastava has published over eighty papers in refereed journals. His publications have appeared in such prestigious journals as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and many other accounting and AI journals. He received the 1996 Award for Notable Contribution to AI & Expert Systems Research in Accounting from the AI/Emerging Technology Section of the American Accounting Association. He is currently Associate Editor of Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, AI/ET Section Journal of the American Accounting Association, and has been a member of the Editorial and Review Board of several journals including: The Accounting Review (1989-1993), Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (July 1993-2005), Indian Accounting Review, International Journal of Auditing, and International Journal of Accounting and Information Systems. Professor Srivastava served as the Chairman of the AI/Emerging Technology Section of American Accounting Association during 1994-95. In addition to academic publications, Professor Srivastava’s research has resulted into patentable ideas. FRAANK and SEEK-INF are the two such technologies. In addition to the expertise in decision making under uncertainty using Dempster-Shafer theory of belief functions, Professor Srivastava has been involved in conducting research on XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) and has published several articles related to this topic. For further details, see the website

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