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Innovation and Change Management Thought Leaders Reveal Insights on Success at CCH Connections User Conference 2015

Registrations are filling up fast at CCH Connections: User Conference 2015, one of the premier industry events of the year for tax and accounting professionals. Located at The Cosmopolitan™ of Las Vegas from October 25-28, this much-anticipated event provides opportunities for tax professionals to network with peers from coast-to-coast, earn valuable CPE credits and get a first look at the newest and most advanced software, research and learning solutions. The conference will also feature dynamic and engaging expert speakers focusing on ways to grow successful businesses.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting executives, including Global CEO Karen Abramson, Teresa Mackintosh, President & CEO of US Software and Josh Braunstein, Vice President & General Manager of US Research & Learning. Both Karen and Teresa were recently honored in Accounting Today Magazine’s 2015 list of the Top 100 Most Influential Industry Thought Leaders.

Guest Keynote Speakers

Every year, the CCH Connections User Conference attracts the best and the brightest speakers to share their insights and perspectives with attendees. This year’s speakers include:

Geoffrey Moore: Known as a speaker who “has yet to meet a microphone he didn’t like,” Geoffrey Moore’s life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. His first book, “Crossing the Chasm,” focuses on the challenges startup companies face transitioning from early adopting to mainstream customers. It has sold more than a million copies, and is now in its third edition. Moore’s most recent work, “Escape Velocity,” addresses the challenge large enterprises face when they seek to add a new line of business to their established portfolio.

A popular theme in his presentations addresses the transition in enterprise IT investment focus from systems of record to systems of engagement. His strategic advice around understanding the impact of systems of engagement and focusing on return on innovation is designed to deliver keys points enabling audiences to look at their company’s or firm’s future in a new light. Among the companies that have sought his expertise as a consultant include Intel, Microsoft and Salesforce.

Josh Linkner: In subscribing to the theory that “creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of all human progress,” Josh Linkner has spent his career harnessing the spirit of creative disruption. As a four-time successful tech entrepreneur, keynote speaker and CEO, Linkner delivers a clear call to action — it’s better to innovate and disrupt your organization before your competition does. Furthermore, Linkner believes the riskiest move companies can make today is hugging the status quo — believing the future will be like the past is the fast road to obsolescence.

Linkner is the Founder and former CEO of ePrize, the world’s largest interactive promotion agency that provides digital marketing services for 74 of the top 100 brands. Prior to ePrize, he was founder/CEO of three other successful technology companies. Each of his four startups eventually grew to a combined value of over $200 million. His extraordinary business accomplishments led him to be honored twice as the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” and as a President Barack Obama “Champion of Change” Award recipient.

His first book, “Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity,” was a New York Times bestseller and named one of 2011’s top ten business titles by His most recent book, “The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation,” was also a New York Times bestseller. Linkner has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and The New York Times.

Need a Good Reason to Attend? How About Five?

  • Learn from the experts. Industry-known speakers and facilitators provide valuable information on hot industry topics, trends and technologies that will benefit your firm and your clients.
  • Endless networking opportunities. Connect with experts and peers who will give you valuable insight to industry trends and legislative and regulatory changes; meet influential colleagues and generate new solutions to common problems, like increasing profitability and solving staffing challenges.
  • Evaluate, learn and earn!  Evaluate new software while learning about new enhancements to your existing Wolters Kluwer software and earn up to 20 hours of valuable CPE credit.
  • Six different tracks of session content that is developed exclusively for CPAs to help take you and your firm to the next level.
  • Have some fun! Use the evenings to connect with colleagues and experts in a relaxed, fun environment at exciting social events.

And if that’s not enough, we’re even throwing in a letter to convince your boss.

Registering for the CCH Connections: User Conference 2015 is easy and begins by visiting the online registration page.

Media Registration

For members of the media interested in registering to attend the Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US User Conference, please contact Eric Scott at 1-847-267-2179, or Laura Gingiss at 1-847-267-2213,

About Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US ( is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading solutions are The CCH® ProSystem fx® Suite, CCH Axcess™, CCH® IntelliConnect®, CCH® IntelliConnect Direct, CCH® Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US is based in Riverwoods, IL. Follow us on Twitter @WKTAAUS_PR.

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US is part of Wolters Kluwer (, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2014 annual revenues of €3.7 billion ($4.2 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are listed on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam (WKL), on Bloomberg (WKL NA) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).