Conference Speakers

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Li-Ning Chen

Li-Ning Chen, currently work in Listing Department of Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), where she is actively involving in a XBRL project. She is responsible for develop and implement the XBRL project in TWSE. Ms. Chen is a Chartered Accountant and holds the master degree of business administration and accounting. Prior to her current career in TWSE, she worked as a senior auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers, Taiwan for 4 years.

Kurt Cogghe

Kurt has a long track record in program management, the financial services industry, public sector and international development. At Deloitte Consulting Belgium Kurt currently sponsors and drives the initiative on developing the XBRL offering inside and outside the organisation. The Multi Disciplinary approach that Deloitte takes guarantees that all aspects are covered within an XBRL project. Kurt is currently advising and assisting with the Deloitte team the Public Services Finance in Belgium with their XBRL project and future.

Eric Cohen

Eric E. Cohen is one of the original founders of XBRL, and the originator and chief architect of XBRL's Global Ledger Framework (XBRL GL). A past chair of XBRL US and of many working groups within XBRL, he has also served as a liaison between XBRL and other governmental and standards organizations, including OASIS, OCEG, OECD, OMG, W3C and the Standard Business Reporting Forum. Mr. Cohen is a prolific author and speaker, having written or contributed to numerous books and hundreds of articles for the business and professional press and having lectured and trained on XBRL and other accounting technology topics around the world.

Mr. Cohen collaborates with numerous academicians and researchers to facilitate research and study of issues like continuous auditing, data/data level assurance, and other important areas. He also co-founded and supports the annual XBRL Academic Competition. Mr. Cohen is the XBRL Global Technical Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received his MBA in Public Accounting and Marketing from the Simon School of Management (Rochester, NY). He is a member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA.

Guillermo Corzo

Mr. Guillermo Corzo is a graduate in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Economics. Also, he holds a Master´s degree in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
He was Manager of Economics Studies at the National Securities Commission which is a argentine similar institution to SEC (USA), between 1992-1996.
He was the Director of the Economics Studies Centre at Capital Foundation, an entity for economic research, between 1996 and 2004.
Currently, he is the Deputy General Manager of the Information and Regulation Flows Department at the Superintendency of Financial and Foreign Exchange Institutions.  Also, he is leading the Central Balance Sheet Office´s inititative. 

Frank Curtiss

Head of Corporate Governance, RAILPEN Investments 

Frank Curtiss is Head of Corporate Governance at rpmi RAILPEN Investments, the investment management and monitoring arm of the Railways Pension Trustee Company, the trustee of railway industry pension funds in Great Britain.  He joined the company in 1990 and has been responsible for corporate governance since 1997. His main focus is on corporate governance and shareholder engagement with investee companies and others. 

During his career, he has worked in both the private and public sectors.  Prior to 1990, he worked in the UK university sector as an accountant.  He started his career in finance as a trainee with Williams & Glyn’s Bank in 1982 on graduating from University College London with a Bachelor’s degree in English.  He is a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and serves as an honorary adviser to the latter on corporate governance, pensions and other issues, and as a trustee of its educational and welfare charities.

Frank has been a member of the International Corporate Governance Network since 1998 and has chaired its Non-Financial Business Reporting Sub-Committee since 2005 which drafted the ICGN Statement and Guidance on Non-financial Business Reporting published in December 2008. He represents Railpen on the National Association of  Pension Fund’s Shareholder Affairs Committee and other UK corporate governance industry bodies including the Corporate Governance Forum and the Responsible Investors Network and has helped draft various guidance notes on best practice and disclosure on various topics including executive compensation and socially responsible investment.  He is also current chair of the Japan Focus Group.

He is also currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Occupational Pensions Defence Union and served as a founding member of the original steering group. He is chairman of the trustees of the NABC - Clubs for Young People Pension Scheme, the staff pension scheme of a UK-based charity.  He also has a voluntary role in clinical and research governance in the UK National Health Service as a lay member of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery at Queen Square in London.

Bob Cuthbertson

Bob Cuthbertson has been Chief Operating Officer of CaseWare IDEA Inc. since October, 2000.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Cuthbertson was Vice President, Professional Services of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), responsible for the CICA’s portfolio of commercial products.  Mr. Cuthbertson is a Chartered Accountant with a specialty in Information Technology (CA?IT) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University School of Business.  He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Waterloo Centre for Information Systems Assurance and a member of the steering group of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Tax eAudit Task Group and a past member of the XBRL International Steering Committee. 

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