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FISC 2011 Begins in Madeira Portugal

 

January 17, 2011

Matthew Olivier, FreeBalance Director of Global Marketing and Alliances, welcomed delegates and speakers to the 5th Annual FreeBalance International Steering Committee conference in Madeira, Portugal. He described how FreeBalance is  live tweeting and blogging to provide knowledge transfer to the Public Financial Management (PFM) community. The twitter hash tag is #fisc2011.

FISC Agenda

It is another rich agenda for FISC attendees focused on key trends of PFM reform and aligning FreeBalance products to these trends.

Monday, January 17

  • Opening Remarks,  Matthew Olivier, Director Global Marketing & Alliances
  • PFM Reform and Donor Funding in Post-Conflict Countries: Recommendations Derived from Personal Observations, Steven Symansky
  • FreeBalance 2010 Company Update, Manuel Pietra, President and CEO
  • Customer Case Studies and Survey Results, Doug Hadden, VP Products
  • FreeBalance Reporting, Aldo Segastume, Director New Product Development

Tuesday, January 18

  • Opening Remarks,  Manuel Pietra, President and CEO
  • Detailed Product Roadmap, Doug Hadden, VP Products
  • FreeBalance software for Capacity Building and Knowledge Management, Aldo Segastume, Director New Product Development
  • FreeBalance Technology update, José Saldanha, Vice President, Research & Development
  • FreeBalance Workflow, Pedro Jorge, Senior Software Development Specialist
  • Migrating to Version 7, Matthew Olivier, Director Global Marketing & Alliances
  • Solutions for Government Performance and Transparency, Aldo Segastume, Director New Product Development

Wednesday, January 19

  • Opening Remarks,  Matthew Olivier, Director Global Marketing & Alliances
  • FreeBalance Customer Presentations (Lessons Learned) from Timor-Leste, Antigua and Barbuda, Sierra Leone
  • Budget and Performance Management Panel
  • Accelerating E-Government Development, Doug Hadden, VP Products
  • FreeBalance Customer Presentations (Lessons Learned) from Kosovo, Afghanistan, Mongolia
  • Capacity Building Panel
  • FreeBalance Customer Presentations (Lessons Learned) from Liberia, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan
  •  Civil Service Reform Panel
  • Roadmap Discussions and Voting, Doug Hadden, VP Products
  • Closing Remarks, Manuel Pietra, President and CEO
  • Closing Ceremony

About FISC

The annual FreeBalance International Steering Committee (FISC) conference runs from January 16 – 19, 2011 in Madeira, Portugal. FISC provides an interactive forum to exchange Public Financial Management (PFM) good practices among international customers and PFM thought leaders. FISC drives the FreeBalance Accountability Suite product vision to direct FreeBalance GRP solutions. Previous FISC events were held in Mt. Tremblant, Canada (2010); Prague, Czech Republic (2009); Cascais, Portugal (2008); and London, United Kingdom (2007).

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Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden

Executive Vice President, Innovation at FreeBalance
Doug is responsible for identifying new global markets, new technologies and trends, and new and enhanced internal processes. Doug leads a cross-functional international team that is responsible for developing product prototypes and innovative go-to-market strategies.

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