July 14 & 16: Free Webinar “Conflict Minerals Data management and Audit Requirements - A look back at 2014 reporting and what to expect for 2015”
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July 14 & 16: Free Webinar “Conflict Minerals Data management and Audit Requirements - A look back at 2014 reporting and what to expect for 2015”

Analysts are currently reviewing the Conflict Minerals SEC filings for 2014 – the last “transition year” in the SEC Final Rule for Dodd-Frank 1502. For 2015, you can expect substantial changes, including more demands for better data, and the requirement for an Independent Private Sector Audit (IPSA).

This one-hour webinar will provide a recap of reporting year 2014 and guidance for the watershed year ahead.

As an attendee of this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Trends of reporting year 2014 (data collection processes, reporting styles)

  • What to expect for reporting year 2015 (customer expectations, trends in data management)

  • Focus: Independent Private Sector Audits – auditing standards, audit procurement, IPSA readiness, drivers, developments, trends and tipps for 2015

Register now:

Tuesday, July 14th, 1:00 pm Eastern Register now

Thursday, July 16th, 10:00 am Eastern Register now

Attendees will receive a free pre-release version of Douglas Hileman’s white paper “Data management and a successful IPSA; making the connection”. Furthermore, all of the attendees have the chance to win a free one-hour audit readiness assessment workshop.

Your speakers:

Douglas Hileman – President Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC

Douglas Hileman has over 35 years of experience in compliance, management consulting, auditing, and operations. He conducted one of the four IPSAs submitted to the SEC for the 2013 reporting year, and another for 2014. Douglas supports clients in an advisory role on conflict minerals program development, assessment, and management. Focus areas have included business processes; audit readiness; customer-facing initiatives; training; and reporting and communications. He has published conflict minerals thought leadership – including on IPSAs– since commenting on the draft SEC rule. Douglas worked six years at a Big 4 firm, supporting ~100 financial audit procedures. He developed the website www.DFCMAudit.com. He is on the board of the Los Angeles chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and is on the IIA’s [global] Professional Issues Committee. Douglas Hileman holds CRMA, CPEA, P.E. and QEP credentials. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Cleveland State University.

Jared Connors – Technical Sales Manager, Material Compliance, Sustainability and Conflict Minerals, iPoint

Jared's role at iPoint includes product development, Conflict Minerals consulting workshops, and working with clients to find the right solution to meet their regulatory needs. He joined iPoint in 2014 coming from Intel where he worked on a range of material compliance and sustainability-related topics, including RoHS, REACH, social responsibility, green sustainability goals, and Conflict Minerals. Jared spent 4 years developing a RoHS/REACH system at Intel and more recently has been deeply involved with Conflict Minerals. Since 2010 he’s focused on all aspects of the program in key functions – for example, as a key contributor to Intel’s milestone achievement of the world’s first validated conflict free microprocessor, or as the EICC key developer of the CMRT, including smelter validation with visits to more than 30 smelters worldwide, contributions to writing the audit protocols and auditor training, and working with several external stakeholders (banks, traders, US state department, foreign governments) to bring awareness to CFSI and promote supply chain transparency. Jared is very proud to work in this field and as a father he hopes to leave the world better than he found it.