ACL to Unveil GRC in the Cloud and Analytics Version 10 at Annual Customer Conference

Best Buy's Kathleen Edmund and MGM Resorts' Bob Rudloff Featured as Keynote Speakers

Feb 05, 2013, 09:00 ET from ACL

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACL, the technology company that is transforming audit and risk management, announced today that it will unveil a new cloud-based, data-driven GRC solution, as well as the much-anticipated version 10 of its data analytics offering, during its seventh annual customer conference, to be hosted in Atlanta on April 28-30. ACL Connections 2013 is an inclusive, customer-focused event that connects professionals in audit, finance, risk and compliance with industry leaders and product experts for a direct exchange of strategies, experiences and ideas.

The ACL Connections 2013 program features two keynotes, four general sessions, 18 concurrent breakout sessions, 14 hours of networking, and a potential for attendees to earn 39 Continuing Professional Education credits, including hands-on training. To register, visit

Product Innovation Sessions
ACL product leaders, Dan Zitting, Vice President of Product Development & Design and Keith Cerny, Vice President of Research & Development, will provide deep insight into ACL's product development roadmap in a session titled, "Transforming Audit: ACL's Vision for Integrated, High-Impact Risk Assurance." Product announcements will include the unveiling of a cloud-based, data-driven GRC solution featuring risk assessment, project management and a results manager, as well as version 10 of ACL's industry-standard data analytics offering. In afternoon hands-on sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to try ACL products in guided, one-on-one sessions with ACL product engineers.

Industry Learning Sessions
Kathleen Edmund, Chief Ethics Officer of Best Buy will deliver the opening keynote address on the topic of anti-corruption legislation and Bob Rudloff, Vice President, Internal Audit of MGM Resorts International will provide insight on the transformation of Internal Audit into an integral business function during the closing-day keynote address. The program will also include a unique session, "The Big 4x4 – 4 Firms, 4 Thought leaders, 4 Topics, 4 Views," featuring executives from Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC.

Other key learning session speakers include:

  • Ann Marie Wick, CPA, CIA, Director, Global Financial Compliance, Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Hal Garyn, VP North American Services, The Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Rita Cochell, Director of Internal Audit and SOX Compliance, Logitech
  • Charles Segal, MBA, Innovation Manager, Procter and Gamble, Inc.

These industry leaders will share their perspectives and insights on how they are working to transform audit and risk in today's world.

"Our annual customer conference is a reflection of our vision for transforming the Audit and Risk professions," said Laurie Schultz, President and CEO of ACL. "We crafted the content of Connections 2013 to address our two major contributions to the industry: serving as a catalyst for innovation by bringing professionals together and showcasing breakthrough new supporting technology. We plan to make several major product announcements and the gathering of expertise and perspectives at Connections will make for three days very well-spent."

The conference grants attendees access to product experts, industry leaders and customer stories that address key issues relevant to audit, finance, risk and compliance professionals. The conference will also include ACL training and networking sessions, as well as awards presentations recognizing ACL customer achievements.

Event Details:
The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta from Sunday, April 28—Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.

About ACL
ACL delivers technology solutions that are transforming audit and risk management. Through a combination of software and expert content, ACL enables powerful internal controls that identify and mitigate risk, protect profits, and accelerate performance.

Driven by a desire to expand the horizons of audit and risk management so they can deliver greater strategic business value, we develop and advocate technology that strengthens results, simplifies adoption, and improves usability. ACL's integrated family of products—including our cloud‐based audit and compliance management solution and flagship data analytics products—combine all vital components of audit and risk, and are used seamlessly at all levels of the organization, from the C‐suite to front line audit and risk professionals and the business managers they interface with. Enhanced reporting and dashboards provide transparency and business context that allows organizations to focus on what matters.

And, thanks to 25 years of experience and our consultative approach, we ensure fast, effective implementation, so customers realize concrete business results fast at low risk. Our actively engaged community of more than 14,000 customers around the globe—including 89% of the Fortune 500—tells our story best. Here are just a few. Visit us online at

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