EUSPRIG – European Speadsheet Risk Interest Group

EuSpRIG 2010 is presented in Greenwich on July 15-16 and has a impressive line-up of spreadsheet risk experts. Fimodo supports EUSPRIG as it is a great initiative to decrease the risk of spreadsheets.

Speakers & Topics

  • Ray Panko (University of Hawai’i) Research Commiseration Session
  • Morten Siersted (F1F9) “Time to Grow Up”
  • Dean Buckner (Financial Services Authority) topic to be announced
  • Ozgur Ozluk and Tom Grossman (USFCA) Spreadsheets Grow Up: Spreadsheet Engineering of Large Financial Planning Models
  • Thomas Lemon (Protiviti) A practical approach to managing spreadsheet risk in a global business
  • Sebastian Dewhurst (EASA) & Nemanja Kostic (Zurich) Transforming Critical Spreadsheets into Web Applications at Zurich Finance
  • Patrick O’Beirne (Systems Modelling) Spreadsheet Refactoring
  • Ruth McKeever & Kevin McDaid (Dundalk Institute of Technology) How do Range Names Hinder Novice Debugging Performance
  • Ben Rittweger & Eoin Langan (Athlone Institute of Technology) Spreadsheet Risk Management in Organisations
  • Mary Pat Campbell (Actuary) “A Practitioner’s Tale”
  • Ray Panko and Salvatore Aurigemma (University of Hawaii) The Detection of Human Spreadsheet Errors by Humans versus Inspection (Auditing) Software
  • G. Croll, D Baker & O. Lawal (Spreadsheet Risks) Evaluating Financial Model Performance: An Empirical Analysis of Some North Sea investments
  • Francoise Tort (ENS de Cachan) Spreadsheet teaching: principles to design a curriculum
  • Andrea Kohlase (German Research centre for AI) What we understand is what we get: Assessments in spreadsheets
  • Simon Thorne (UWIC) Designing an MSc in Spreadsheet Development
  • Bernie Dann (Cimcon) presentation
  • Dermot Balson Changing spreadsheet attitudes – a case study
  • Simon Murphy (Codematic) Facades, Migration, Review, and Coaching
  • Michael Hutchens (BPM Financial Modelling) Best Practice Modelling Standards
  • Darren Miller and Gary Miller (Sumwise) Sumwise: A Smarter Spreadsheet
  • Ralph Baxter (ClusterSeven) Transparency, Control and Opportunity – The Role of Continuous Validation
  • Angus Dunne (Consultant) & Angela Collins (BDO LLP) Spreadsheet Compliance

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Event Press Release

Greenwich, London, 1st July 2010. Experts from the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, India, Canada, United States and Australia meet to discuss ‘Practical steps to protect organisations from out-of-control spreadsheets’

The European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG), is holding its 2010 conference on the theme of “Practical steps to protect organisations from out-of-control spreadsheets” on the 15th – 16th July 2010 at the University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom. The line up of 20 speakers includes Dean Buckner of the UK FSA, leading researcher Prof. Ray Panko of the University of Hawaii, financial modeller Morten Siersted of F1F9, actuary Mary Pat Campbell, and developer Simon Murphy.

“EuSpRIG once again brings together the cream of the crop of expertise, research excellence, and heavyweight industry figures to present the latest views on spreadsheet risk”, said Patrick O’Beirne, Chair 2010 of EuSpRIG. “More and more organizations are accepting the need to manage data and spreadsheet-based processes to achieve control and good governance”, he added.

The FSA paper on ‘Spreadsheets and Solvency’ II will be keenly awaited by delegates from the insurance industry. Financial modellers will be keen to debate ‘Spreadsheet Engineering of Large Financial Planning Models’,  ‘Evaluating Financial Model Performance’, and ‘Best Practice Modelling Standards’.  Risk management features in seven other papers, and approaches to training and curriculum development in four more. Alternative technologies to spreadsheets are explored in ‘Transforming Critical Spreadsheets into Web Applications at Zurich Finance’ and ‘Smarter Spreadsheets’.

About EuSpRIG

EuSpRIG ( offers Risk Managers the world’s only independent, authoritative & comprehensive web based information describing the current state of the art in Spreadsheet Risk Management. We run a well-established annual conference which provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, trainers, vendors, consultants and auditors. EuSpRIG’s entire peer reviewed proceedings are published on the publicly accessible Cornell University moderated scientific repository EuSpRIG provide speakers and content for professional societies, associations, conferences and journals. EuSpRIG is a not-for-profit organisation governed by an elected committee operating under the terms of a written constitution. Committee members include senior managers and directors of leading accounting firms and senior academics from European Universities.

EuSpRIG 2010 Conference Co-Sponsors

The following organizations are pleased to support the EuSpRIG 2010 Conference: Cimcon, Protiviti, Baker Tilly, Spreadsheet Engineering Ltd, Systems Modelling, Information Systems Audit and Control Association – Northern England Chapter, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, University of Greenwich and STEF ENS Cachan.

EuSpRIG Contacts

Patrick O’Beirne,
EuSpRIG Chair,
Systems Modelling Ltd,
+353 5394 22294,

Simon Thorne,
EuSpRIG Programme Chair,
UWIC, Cardiff,
+44 2920 416398,

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