Dr. Walter Hamscher
Walter Hamscher is a XBRL strategist at the Office Interactive Disclosure of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a co-author of the XBRL® specification and several other publications of XBRL International Inc., a non-profit consortium responsible for XBRL, the Extensible Business Reporting Language, an open specification for financial reporting using XML. He is a member of the XBRL International Board of Directors and and Past Chair of the XBRL International Steering Committee. Walter has led and assisted with planning, design, and implementation of XBRL and XML systems in China, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States. He has worked with stock exchanges, bank supervisors, central banks, company registrars, government agencies, niche vendors, professional services partnerships and multinational corporations. He was a lead architect on the XBRL US GAAP taxonomy technical team. He was responsible for quality control in the COREP taxonomies project of the Committee of European Banking Supervisors and is the architect of its multidimensional structure.
Dr. John Casti
Dr. Casti received his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Southern California. He worked at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA, and served as a profesor in the USA before becoming one of the first members of the research staff at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna, Austria. He has also been on the faculty of the Technical University of Vienna and the Santa Fe Institute in the USA. He has published eight technical monographs in the area of system theory and mathematical modeling, as well as 12 volumes of popular science, including Paradigms Lost, Complexification, Would-Be Worlds, The Cambridge Quintet, and Mood Matters. His 2012 book, XEVENTS addresses the role complexity overload plays in the creation of potentially life-changing events such as the crash of the Internet or the outbreak of a global pandemic. Dr. Casti is currently Director of The X-Center, a prívate research institute in Vienna focusing on the development of tools for anticipation of extreme events in human society.
Panel One: Financial Information Quality
Suzanne Morsfield (Chair)
Panel Two: Financial Service and Investment Innovation
Robert Golan (Chair)
Panel Three: XBRL for Regulation
Christine Tan (Chair)