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A Business Forum Round Table Luncheon
The San Francisco W Hotel in San Francisco, California

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


Those accepting our invitation to attend included: Purchasing Manager - Blue Shield of California * Security Officer - City & County of San Francisco * Deputy Director, Information Technology Department - County of Alameda * Senior Systems Analyst - County of Alameda * Senior Vice President of Information Technology CSE Insurance Group * Director HR Data Management - Del Monte Foods Corporation * Staff Auditor Fireman's Fund Insurance Company * Information Technology Audit Consultant - Fireman's Fund Insurance Company * Director - Fujitsu Software Corporation * Director - Fujitsu Software Corporation * Director - Hudson Financial Solutions * Director - Hudson Financial Solutions * IT Consultant - Jefferson Wells *  Partner In Charge West � IT Risk Management KPMG LLP *  Vice President Enterprise Security - McKesson Corporation * Security Team Lead - PG&E Corporation * Publishing Systems Manager - San Francisco Chronicle * Director of Administrative Services - University of California -  Hastings College of the Law

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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