What 2020 has meant for CPAs and businesses
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What 2020 has meant for CPAs and businesses
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It’s hard to believe there are only four months remaining in 2020. Less than one year ago it would have been equally hard to believe that in the past eight months we would face a few nearly unimaginable global challenges. A global health pandemic, economic instability, and confronting systemic racism and bias.

For most businesses they went home for the weekend on a Friday in early March, and by Monday they were working in a new world. Fortunately, we live in a technical age that made this a real possibility for many businesses, including Thomson Reuters. Although we were able to pivot successfully, we have encountered obstacles along the way. At the same time, we’ve had to focus on how we create and maintain conditions for equity and justice within our own walls and in our communities.

Join us as we talk with key leaders from Thomson Reuters about business in 2020. Experts will join via chat during the event, to answer questions and discuss topics with attendees. You’ll hear the struggles, successes, best practices, and how we are helping you, customers, and employees persevere through the rest of 2020.

Speakers:
Laura Wilbanks
Laura Wilbanks
Laura Wilbanks is the Chief Marketing Officer for Thomson Reuters. She leads efforts to advance the design and execution of our Thomson Reuters global marketing strategy. Before coming to Thomson Reuters, Laura was Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. In her role, she built and executed on the company’s strategy; oversaw new product innovation and pricing programs; led customer and employee communications initiatives; and rebuilt the company’s brand and digital marketing approach. Previously, Laura served in a number of senior marketing leadership positions at Equifax, including CMO for the U.S. Information Solutions business, SVP of Strategic Marketing and SVP, Global Product Management. She will be based in Dallas, relocating from her current home in Atlanta.
Jenny Riggs
Jenny Riggs
Jenny Riggs is the head of customer success for tax and accounting professional at Thomson Reuters. She has over 20 years of experience working in small business consulting, software development and leading product technical support. Jenny started her career in tax and accounting advising small/mid-size accounting firms. She has 15 years of software development experience. As head of customer success, Jenny and her team provide insight to customers’ pain points, while taking a holistic approach to support and service and working collaboratively across Tax Professionals to support growth initiatives, especially in digital channels. Jenny is currently the Chair for the Michigan Chapter of Women @ TR. She has a BA degree from Lourdes University and an MBA from the University of Toledo. Outside of work, Jenny is an avid reader and spends a lot of time with her family at their lake cottage.  Jenny is also a professional mentor and spends time volunteering in her community.
Jenny Riggs
Swati Garodia
Swati Garodia is the Global Head of Products for Thomson Reuters, Tax & Accounting Professionals business segment. Swati won the 2019 bronze "Stevie" award for Female Executive of the Year, notably for her leadership developing Checkpoint Edge (Thomson Reuters tax research product using artificial intelligence). She leads brands such as Checkpoint, Checkpoint Learning, CS Professional Suite, and Onvio that enable millions of users to work more effectively. Garodia is also a revered leader and mentor for her team of over 500 employees, which includes more than 200 CPAs. She’s a visionary adept at prioritizing the needs of her team, the business and customers.
This video-based webcast will not offer CPE credit, however speakers will be available to answer your questions live during the event.

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