Workiva Announces More than 50 Sessions for Annual User Conference

June 24, 2015

Topics Include Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, Risk Mitigation, XBRL Training, Data Quality Management and Ways to Improve Business Productivity

AMES, Iowa, June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Workiva (NYSE:WK), creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, today announced that more than 50 different sessions will be offered at its fourth annual user conference, The Exchange Community, to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida, September 14–17, 2015.

"The value of Wdesk is growing across the enterprise," said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva. "Our annual user conference helps our customers discover more ways to work with Wdesk and gives them an open forum to share how they handle risk, compliance and management reporting."

Sessions on risk reporting will feature risk assessments, recovery and resolution plans, Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) reports, mandated stress testing and evidence-based risk management.

Compliance sessions will address compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reporting with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), various regulation updates and training on eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). Effectively collecting and managing unstructured data will also be a trending topic along with sessions on advanced Wdesk features to improve data quality and transparency.  

Customer panelists will discuss personal experiences with Wdesk, report best practices, and share tips and tricks of the trade. Conference attendees can earn up to 17 continuing professional education credits.  

Plans for The Exchange Community also include:

  • Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post, who will speak about redefining success metrics.
  • Susan Cain, The New York Times bestselling author, who will share best ways to work, lead and innovate.
  • Breakout sessions that will showcase recent Wdesk enhancements and new functionality, including Data Collection and Evidence Management.
  • Industry leaders who will discuss the latest rules and regulations, including Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Revenue Recognition Standards and XBRL mandates.

About Workiva
Workiva created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65% of the Fortune 500, use Wdesk for risk, compliance or management reporting. Wdesk proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 950 people with offices in 15 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit

About The Exchange Community
The Exchange Community user conference is open to Workiva customers and registered guests. To register, inquire and see the full conference agenda, click here or visit  For media attendance and inquiry, please email

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