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Stephanie Covert
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Save the Date: OMG, EDM Council, SWIFT, and XBRL to Present
Semantics in Finance Webinar

December 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EST

Needham, MA – November 29, 2011 – Representatives from OMG®, Enterprise Data Management  (EDM Council), SWIFT and XBRL will be presenting a free webinar, “Semantics in Finance,” on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. PST/11:00 a.m. EST. For more information and to register for the webinar, visit

This webinar will explore the issues around semantic interoperability, especially as they pertain to financial institutions. Presenters will discuss why financial institutions should care about semantic interoperability, and how the various semantics standardization efforts underway within different standards organizations fit together.

During the webinar on December 8, 2011, representatives from OMG, the EDM Council, SWIFT and XBRL will answer these questions and more. Representatives will explore the complimentary efforts around finance semantics standards of each the participating organizations. Representatives from each organization will describe the various semantics efforts in their group, and how all of these efforts/standards will work together without stepping on each other’s toes or conflicting in any way.


  • Richard Mark Soley, Ph.D., chairman & CEO, OMG
  • Marc Delbaere, Head of Strategy and Architecture, Standards, SWIFT
  • David Newman, Strategic Planning Manager, Vice President, Enterprise Technology Architecture & Planning, Wells Fargo (for EDM Council)
  • Liv A. Watson, Chief Product Officer and Founding Member, XBRL International Inc.


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