SOX Regulation Updates and Project Management Issues


Tel-Aviv, Isreal

Speaking Engagement

Moderator: Ariel Horowitz, SOX Department manager, Risk Advisory Services (RAS) Department, Ernst & Young

08:00-09:00       Welcome & Registration

09:00-09:15       Welcome Remarks
Yoram Tietz, Senior Partner, Head of High-Tech Practice, Ernst & Young

09:15-09:40       Review of the Amendmentsin Section 404 and the Implications on Companies that Must Abide by This Law
Ariel Horowitz, SOX Department manager, RAS Department, Ernst & Young

09:40-10:05       The reason the SEC acted and what additional steps it is likely to take
Bruce Alan Mann, Senior Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

10:05-10:40       Practical Aspects of Managing the SOX Project – “First Year”, “Second Year” etc.
Ariel Horowitz, SOX Department manager, RAS Department, Ernst & Young
Zachi Refaeli, RAS Department, Ernst & Young

10:40-11:05       Implications of the SOX Project in Respect of IT Systems
Shlomi Kot, Partner, TSRS Manager, RAS Practice Ernst & Young Israel

11:05-11:50       Brunch

11:50-12:15       Failure Reports that Appear During the SOX Process – When and How to Report?
Jean Kleinhendler, Senior Partner, GKH Law Firm

12:15-12:40       Readiness of the Banking System for Basel II Following SOX Implementation
Raz Zontag, Partner, Business Consulting Practice, Ernst &Young

12:40-13:05       Institutional Bodies – The Day After the Regulation
Gil Ber, Partner, Business Risks Manager, RAS Practice, Ernst & Young Israel

13:05-13:40      SOX Managers Panel on Selected Issues and Conclusions Drawn from the SOX Project
Moderator:  Ariel Horowitz, SOX Department manager, RAS Department, Ernst & Young
Panelists:  Aviva Benchevski, SOX Manager, Israel Chemicals

Lior Segal, SOX Manager, Partner Communications
Natalie Kagnivich, SOX Manager, Aladdin
Sharon Reich, SOX Manager, Harel Insurance Company

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