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XII announces the formation of the XBRL International Best Practices Board
March 13, 2008
The XBRL International Steering Committee (ISC) announces the formation of the XBRL International Best Practices Board (BPB). This new Board is charged to actively manage the production, dissemination and continual improvement of work products that describe methods and processes for successful development, implementation, integration, maintenance and usage of XBRL specifications. The BPB will report to the ISC and is authorized to form "practice working groups" as necessary for specific tasks. The BPB Charter will be found along with other governing documents on the xbrl.org website at http://www.xbrl.org/GoverningDocuments/.
The ISC formally passed a motion to approve the charter of the XBRL International Best Practices Board on 4 March 2008, during a regular conference call meeting. This change to the organization of XBRL International is being implemented immediately under arrangements as described below. Volunteer members of the ISC currently fill and operate as the “Interim Best Practices Board.” The ISC named as Interim BPB chair Walter Hamscher, current member of the XBRL International Board of Directors and former Chair of the XBRL International Steering Committee.
The XBRL Nominations Committee is actively developing the procedures and timeline for recruitment of the first elected members of this Board. A call for applicants will be announced shortly.
January 24, 2008
Microfinance Information Exchange, Inc. (MIX) is a business information provider for the microfinance industry. MIX tracks the performance of more than 900 microfinance institutions.These microfinance institutions provide financial services and small loans—often less than $100—to poor people and businesses in emerging nations. MIX has decided to standardise on XBRL for its offerings. For a video click here.
December 1, 2007
The XBRL International Progress Report for November 2007 is now available. Click the link above to read about the latest XBRL developments, including news and activities within XBRL International, news from XBRL jurisdictions, and member products and services.
The Global Ledger Working Group of XBRL International has published the third in a series of Working Group Notes - this one entitled "FAQs" (Frequently Asked Questions)
Presentations from past XBRL International conferences are available from http://archive.xbrl.org - this includes all conferences since November 2004.
The Global Ledger Working Group of XBRL International has published the second in a series of Working Group Notes - this one entitled "Annotated Instances"
June 8, 2007
The Research Information EXchange Mark-up Language (RIXML) Consortium has become a provisional XBRL jurisdiction.
The step was approved by the RIXML.org Consortium Steering Committee and the XBRL International Steering Committee (ISC). The XBRL Provisional Jurisdictional status was provided in recognition of the RIXML.org efforts and to streamline the business reporting supply chain and expand collaboration efforts with the XBRL community members.
June 7, 2007
The International Steering Committee (ISC) of XBRL International today confirmed the appointment of César Pérez-Chirinos of the Bank of Spain, Madrid, Spain and Yossef Newman of Deloitte and Touche LLP, New York, USA to the seven member board responsible for leading the technical standard setting of the consortium.
15TH GLOBAL XBRL CONFERENCE SHOWCASES GROWTH IN INTERACTIVE DATA FOR BUSINESS REPORTING - News Release
June 6, 2007
Over 400 executives from more than 30 countries around the world met with government and regulatory authorities, stock exchange executives, leading financial services institutions, accounting and professional services firms as well as technology solution providers to further the global adoption of interactive data solutions like XBRL. The comprehensive Munich conference program spotlighted discussions about improving the business reporting process for companies of all sizes.
Audio Recordings of XV International Conference Public Day Speeches available for download
June 4, 2007
Audio recordings of the first day's speeches from the XV XBRL International Conference in Munich, Germany are available for download from here.
These recordings are raw and unedited and so the lead in and close out may contain comments unrelated to the presentations themselves.
The files are in .WMA format - they are typically fairly large (up to 25 MB) and it is recommended that you download them to your local hard drive first rather than trying to listen to them in "streaming" mode.
PD 01 - Conference Chair's Welcome and Logistics Speech - Kurt Ramin, XBRL International
PD 02 - XBRL Germany Welcome - Jörg Fuhrmann, XBRL Germany
PD 03 - Role, Achievements of Objectives of XBRL International and the Standards Board - Michael Ohata, John Turner, XBRL International
PD 04 - Keynote "Global Interactive Data" - Kathleen L. Casey, Commissioner, US SEC
PD 05 - Keynote "XBRL: Creating Value by Implementation of Standard Formats" - Dr. Mathias Büger, Deutsche Bank AG
PD 06 - Keynote "XBRL Spain Plans: New Impetus Strategy" - Sebastian Muriel, red.es
PD 07 - Keynote "IFRS & IFRS for SMEs and XBRL Working Together" - Robert Garnett, IFRIC
PD 08 - Panel session "Turning the vision into reality" - moderated by Mike Willis, PricewaterhouseCoopers
PD 10 - Keynote: "XBRL as a Tool for Supervision" - Arnoud Vossen, De Nederlandsche Bank
PD 11 - Keynote: "e-Reporting with XBRL for SMEs at DATEV" - Prof. Dieter Kempf, Datev eG
PD 12 - State of the Art Demonstration - hosted by Josef MacDonald, IASCF
PD 13 - Keynote: "Moving to Business Connectivity with Enterprise SOA" - Dr. Andrea Roesinger, SAP
PD 14 - "Tomorrow's Insights Today": the Global XBRL Academic Competition - Eric E. Cohen, PricewaterhouseCoopers
PD 15 - "Preparing XBRL Financial Statements without Error and without knowing XBRL" - Tadashi Shiozaki, Takara Printing of Japan
PD 16 - State of the Art Demonstration - hosted by Diane Mueller, JustSystems - Part 1
PD 16 - State of the Art Demonstration - hosted by Diane Mueller, JustSystems - Part 2 (10 minutes missing from the start)