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As the premier event for the Microsoft Dynamics community, Convergence is where opportunity and innovation meet to deliver real business value. It’s the chance to make key business connections and to discover the full potential of Microsoft Dynamics solutions. Attending Convergence means that you can:
- Learn how you can get the most of your Microsoft Dynamics solution. Convergence is simply the most concentrated opportunity to gather the product knowledge and insights you’ll need to make the most of your product.
- Network and collaborate with your peers and the product experts from Microsoft. Year after year, customers report that the greatest gain they get from Convergence is the time they spend talking with other customers, partners, and Microsoft specialists. The real-time transfer of specific answers to your questions is simply unsurpassed.
- Experience the latest solution innovations, new products, and technologies. With major product announcements across the Microsoft Dynamics product line, this year’s Convergence promises to be the one conference you can’t afford to miss! Discover how your business can improve processes, eliminate inefficiencies and make the most of your solution.
- Get insights into Microsoft’s corporate direction, and understand future plans for your Microsoft Dynamics solution. Hear top Microsoft and industry analysts discuss the direction of technology in business.
Visit http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/convergence/ for more details
We’re bringing in two experts to talk frankly to business owners. Please join us.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
7:30 am to 9:00 am
15350 SW Sequoia Pkwy, First Floor Conference Room
Portland, OR 97224
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Admittance is $20, but will be paid by Computeration with your RSVP
Continental breakfast will be provided
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About our Speakers
Bill Douglas is the president of Cost Advisors, Inc., a consulting firm based in Portland that he founded in 1999. Cost Advisors’ focus is accounting investigation and forensics. Bill also volunteers with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Hillsboro Police Department. Bill has managed nearly 100 financial projects at both large and small companies. Before founding Cost Advisors, Bill held management positions in Accounting, Sales and Marketing at Tektronix, Inc. and FLIR Systems, Inc. He has also been an auditor with Deloitte and CFO of a software firm. Bill graduated Summa Cum Laude from Villanova University with a B.S. in Accounting. Bill is a CPA (OR, CA, WA, PA), Certified in Financial Forensics, Certified Information Technology Professional, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Global Management Accountant and an Oregon Licensed Private Investigator. He is a frequent speaker, writer and trainer on topics related to white-collar crime and financial controls.
Kelly Paxton is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Licensed Private Investigator working in the Portland, Oregon area. She was recruited by the U.S. Customs Service in 1992 for her expertise in the financial industry. Kelly has over seven years’ experience performing background investigations and security clearances at the federal and local level. As an analyst for the Washington County Fraud Identity Theft Enforcement Team, she provided investigative and analytical support for numerous embezzlement, elder-abuse and identity-theft cases. Kelly is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority National Public Arbitrator. She was also Membership Director and a Director At Large for the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.