February 10, 11th, 2011
SOAProjects is a proud Silver Sponsor and organizer of the Licensing Executives Society (LES), USA and Canada, Winter Meeting at San Jose, CA
February 10-11, LES 2011 Winter Meeting, San Jose Marriott,
San Jose, CA
Spotlight On: High Technology
In Partnership with: Silicon Valley Chapter, LES (USA & Canada)
DON'T MISS THE HIGH TECH EVENT OF 2011!
This meeting will be all about INTERACTION! æ†ŽYou'll encounter new learning opportunities and experiences that just can't be gained from traditional "talking head" conferences. æ†ŽOn day one, you have a chance to have facilitated "panel conversations" with IP thought leaders from leading companies, where the focus will be on what YOU want to know. æ†ŽYou'll interact with executives from ARM, Cisco, Garmin, GE, Intel, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Netsuite, Nokia, Oracle, Rockwell Collins, RIM, Schlumberger, Visa and many more. On day two, using an innovative and highly successful meeting format called Open Space, you'll be able to collaborate with your colleagues in a completely new way.
Click here to listen to Tanya Moore, theæ†ŽWinter Meeting Chair, explain why it's the most unique event you can attend next year.
February 15, 2010 in San Francisco, LES USA and Canada
LES USA and Canada is pleased to be working with INFORMEX, the leading meeting place for buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry, to present the PDS 100 course, Commercializing Technology through the Power of IP Licensing, February 15, 2010 in San Francisco. The course will take place immediately preceding the Informex conference, which begins Tuesday, February 16.
The PDS 100 program, presented by two experienced instructors, will provide an overview of the key elements in technology commercialization, including the forms of IP protection, how to determine reasonable royalty rates and deal terms, the most effective valuation methods, finding a partner for your technology, negotiation best practices, and managing risk. Using a case study and hands-on activities, this program is designed for people with little or no prior licensing experience.
Instructors for the February course are:
Brad DeSandro, Patent Attorney, Quarles & Brady LLP
Kaushik Raha, Director, Business Risk Services, SOAProjects Inc.
For more details on the course, visit www.leseducation.org.
Friday, November 06, 2009
For More Information Contact:
SOAProjects: Chuck Bajaj, (650) 960 9900 ext. 305
ACFE: Scott Patterson, (512) 478-9000, ext. 156
Fraud Awareness Week Casts Spotlight on White Collar Crime
SOAProjects Inc. Joins Ranks of Supporters for Nov. 8-14 Awareness Movement
Mountain View, CA - SOAProjects Inc. announced that it will be participating in International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 8-15, 2009 as an Official Supporter to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. Fraud Awareness Week comes during a time when intense financial pressures caused by the economic crisis have led to an increase of fraud, according to a survey of fraud experts conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
SOAProjects Inc. joins hundreds of organizations who have partnered with the ACFE, the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education, in a commitment to proactively fight fraud and help safeguard business and investments from this growing problem.
During Fraud Awareness Week, Official Supporters will engage in various activities in support of the anti-fraud movement. These initiatives include hosting fraud awareness training for employees and/or clients, conducting client surveys to assess levels of fraud awareness within their organization, posting articles on their web site and in newsletters and teaming with local media to highlight the problem of fraud.
SOAProjects: Building a Bridge of Trust & Confidence
ACFE President James D. Ratley, CFE, said that the support of organizations around the world helps make Fraud Week an effective tool in raising anti-fraud awareness.
"Fraud continues to be a serious problem, and the state of our economy requires all organizations to be even more vigilant,"Ratley said. "Once again, we want to say 'thank you' to all of the Fraud Awareness Week supporters for helping to shine a spotlight on the urgent need for fraud prevention and detection."
In its report Occupational Fraud: A Study of the Impact of an Economic Recession, the ACFE found that:
- Employees pose the greatest fraud threat in the current economy. When asked which, if any, of several categories of fraud increased during the previous 12 months, the largest number of survey respondents (48 percent) indicated that embezzlement was on the rise.
- Layoffs are affecting organizations' internal control systems. Nearly 60 percent of Certified Fraud Examiners who work as in-house fraud examiners reported that their companies had experienced layoffs during the past year. Among those who had experienced layoffs, almost 35 percent said their company had eliminated some anti-fraud controls.
- Fraud levels are expected to continue rising. Almost 90 percent of respondents said they expect fraud to continue to increase during the next 12 months.
For more information about increasing awareness and reducing the risk of fraud during International Fraud Awareness Week, visit www.FraudWeek.com.
Occupational Fraud: A Study of the Impact of an Economic Recession is available for download online at the ACFE's web site: www.ACFE.com/Occupational-Fraud. The report is in PDF format.
SOAProjects is a recognized Consulting and CPA firm (2009 rank - 9th in the Bay Area, California), specialized in providing advisory services in the fields of technical accounting, equity outsourcing, financial reporting, relocation services, IT consulting, Enterprise GRC, ERM, SOX 404 compliance, internal audit, fraud investigations, license compliance, channel management, royalty and distribution audits. The Company's goal is to provide a one stop knowledge shop with technical experts at the ready across all major domains. The Company was incorporated in February 2004 in the State of California, USA with it's head-office based in Mountain View, California. Over the last six years, SOAProjects has grown to beyond it's offices in major US cities to include international offices in Canada, Israel, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom, India and Vietnam.
About the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 50,000 members in over 125 countries, the ACFE is reducing the incidence of fraud and providing the training and resources to fight fraud more effectively. For more information about the ACFE, visit www.ACFE.com.
|EASi and SOAProjects Form Global Partnership
Offering Stock Plan Expensing Software and Financial Service Resources
Last update: 5:06 p.m. EST Dec. 16, 2008
PLEASANTON, Calif. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec 16, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Equity Administration Solutions, Inc. (EASi), and SOAProjects today announced plans for a global partnership that leverages EASi's stock plan management software and the expertise of SOAProjects, a Risk Advisory Services firm supporting; Finance & Accounting, IT and outsourced Equity Administration Accounting.
Historically, accounting firms and software companies have worked independently and have not been able to help clients fully capture operating and cost efficiencies. SOAProjects and EASi will offer a joint solution to their clients to more effectively support their complete equity administration and accounting needs, including FAS123R compliance.
"A strategic partnership with EASi will provide the benefits of one-stop shopping to clients who need the right combination of tools and resources to manage their equity compensation," said Manav Singh, Partner at SOAProjects. "In today's current economy we have to provide leveraged solutions to bring value to a client and help them with overall cost reduction. With EASi software support, we will be able to deliver a comprehensive solution."
"We are pleased to add SOAProjects to our roster of premier partners. The global expertise they bring in auditing, IT and stock plan management will be highly valued by our growing number of customers around the world," explained Michael Guerra, Senior Vice President of Business Development of EASi. "SOAProjects understands the regulatory requirements, worldwide, which gives peace of mind to clients that must ensure they properly meet the standards and prepare for the introduction of IFRS 2."
Equity Administration Solutions, Inc. sells industrial strength stock plan expensing software designed to handle the accounting, tax and administration needs of companies that grant equity awards. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, EASi delivers the most complete FAS123R solution available; addressing valuation, expensing, tax, dilution and disclosure serving nearly a million participants in more than 60 countries spanning four continents.
SOAProjects is a leading accounting and finance firm providing risk management consulting services, technical accounting support and information technology expertise. The team at SOAProjects, headquartered in Mountain View, CA, brings strong analytical skills and extensive experience in providing high quality services, with three U.S. offices and four International locations, to support our clients' needs overseas. The team is comprised of former Big Four senior managers and directors, with decades of public accounting and industry experience, providing highly skilled resources at competitive rates.
SOURCE Equity Administration Solutions, Inc.; SOAProjects SM
December 1, 2008, SOAProjects proudly launches new service line, Green Audit.
SOAProjects provides advisory services to accomplish your Green Program and Audit Requirements
Measuring key environmental parameters; Analyzing raw and test data; Reviewing purchase orders and invoices;Inspecting facilities; Interviewing employees, managers, and executives;Communicating with contractors, vendors, customers, and regulators; Examining policies, internal records, reports, and public statements relating to the environment; Comparing audit results to previous audits, as well as to industry standards and best practices. View public presentation.
Contact: Robin Basham SOAProjects, Inc.