Workiva Announces More Than 30 Customers To Speak During Fifth Annual User Conference, The Exchange Community

August 22, 2016

Bel Fuse and Wintrust Financial Among Customers Who Will Share How Wdesk Modernizes Business Processes

AMES, Iowa, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Workiva (NYSE:WK), creator of the Wdesk cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises, today announced that Bel Fuse Inc. and Wintrust Financial Corporation will lead a customer panel during a keynote address at the fifth annual Wdesk user conference, The Exchange Community, to be held September 7–9, 2016 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.

More than 30 other Wdesk customers will speak at various times throughout the three-day conference, which will feature over 60 sessions for accounting, finance, risk and compliance teams.

"We expect more than 1,500 people will attend The Exchange Community to learn and share their experiences in how they use Wdesk to improve business data processes across their organizations," said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva.

Workiva customers will hear other conference speakers, including Amy Cuddy, Harvard Business School professor and social psychologist, and Carey Lohrenz, the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy. Attendees will have a chance to earn up to 15 Continuing Professional Education credits at conference sessions, which include:

Accounting and Disclosures

  • SEC Regulations and Reports
  • Banking and Insurance Best Practices
  • Data Collection for Disclosures

Regulated Risk

  • CCAR/DFAST Best Practices
  • RRP Best Practices
  • Enterprise Risk Management

Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and Internal Controls

  • Harmonizing SOX and ERM Frameworks
  • Implementing Wdesk Templates
  • Best Practices in Gathering and Testing Evidence

eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)

  • Inline XBRL to Eliminate Duplicative Filing Requirements
  • Automating Compliance with New Data Quality Committee Validation Rules


  • Private Company Financial Reporting
  • Modernizing Reporting Processes

About The Exchange Community
The Exchange Community is the annual Wdesk user conference that brings together Wdesk customers and industry leaders for three days of networking, learning and sharing best practices. The 2016 conference will be September 7–9, 2016 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. To register and see the full conference agenda, click here or visit

About Workiva 
Workiva (NYSE:WK) 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 percent of the Fortune 500®, use Wdesk. The platform's 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 1,200 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. For more information, visit

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Kevin McCarthy
Workiva Inc.
(515) 663-4471

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