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A Business Forum Round Table Luncheon
The River Place Hotel in Portland, Oregon

Sarbanes-Oxley Act Compliance Factors
With Experts provided by:  IBM Tivoli Group

Those accepting our invitation to attend included: Director of Information Systems - American Steel Corporation Controller - American Steel Corporation * Director Information Systems - Gunderson Inc. * Software Support Supervisor - Monaco Coach Corporation * Senior Council - Pacific Corporation * Compliance Manager - RadiSys Corporation * State Controller - State of Oregon * Chief Information Security Officer - State of Oregon * Statewide Financial Internal Control Officer - Oregon State Controller's Division * Information Security Officer - State of Oregon - Department of Human Services * Information Security Project Manager � State of Oregon, Department of Human Services * Internal Audit & Information Security Officer - Oregon State Treasury * Director, Business Controls - The Regence Group

Contact for further Information:

IBM Tivoli Group

Bob Kalka
IBM - Tivoli Group

[email protected]

For the benefit of those of our members and supporters who could not
attend the meeting we present the following white papers, with contacts

Addressing the Key Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley

Contributed by IBM - Tivoli Group

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) introduced significant changes to financial practice and corporate management regulation. Passed in the wake of numerous corporate scandals, SOX is a complex piece of legislation that requires companies to make major changes to bring their organizations into compliance. The act holds top executives personally responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of their company’s financial data — under threat of criminal prosecution. Thus, SOX compliance has become a top priority for
publicly traded companies.

The act also sets deadlines for compliance, all of which will take effect during the next two years. Of the sections already in effect, the most publicized has been Section 302, implemented in August 2002, which requires CEOs and CFOs to personally certify quarterly and annual financial statements. The first indictment of a CEO for failure to comply with the act occurred in 2003. This is just the tip of the iceberg — violating SOX can bring fines up to $5 million or 20 years in prison.

Contact for further Information:

Bob Kalka
Business Unit Executive

IBM � Tivoli Group

Tel: 512-286-3525

[email protected]

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