2006 - User Conference - San Francisco
From Compliance to Competitive Advantage
Across industries, the risk of noncompliance is driving investment, protocol, and product now more than ever before. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) has proved that compliance is not a one-time event as smart companies are building it into the culture of their organizations. SOX, however, is just one of many initiatives that corporations must prioritize. In this discussion, we will talk about the process of compliance, SOX, and how companies are achieving competitive advantage through compliance.
AMR Research, Inc
Eric Karofsky brings more than a decade of experience in product development, marketing, and service creation to his role as senior analyst at AMR Research. His current research focuses on the entire product lifecycle, from innovation through development, to service and end-of-life. Mr. Karofsky’s professional career has been dedicated to defining and implementing new products and services. As the strategic marketing director of @stake, he led the successful development of several new products to capitalize on intellectual property and foster brand recognition. While at Sapient Corporation, Mr. Karofsky led a number of strategic projects that opened up new lines of business for his clients. In addition, he owned a successful business and won several design awards. Frequently quoted in trade magazines and top tier press, he is a requested speaker on the topics of product development, global service management, and environmental compliance. In addition, he is a member of the Product Development Management Association (PDMA). Mr. Karofsky received a B.S. in Business from Skidmore College and an M.B.A. from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Tony Fenn has 20 years of experience in all facets of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance and is currently an OSIsoft Platform Strategist. Prior to joining OSIsoft in 2002, he was the owner and president of a software products company specializing in FDA-compliant batch reporting, and prior to that he was the Director of Automation for Biopure Corporation for nine years. In recent years he has worked closely with many of our customers, both in the U.S. and internationally, to implement compliant reporting systems using RtPM and has trained customers and systems integrators in the application of OSIsoft products.