KPMG at Thomson Reuters Synergy 2019
KPMG at Thomson Reuters Synergy 2019

Nov. 10-13

KPMG at Thomson Reuters Synergy 2019

Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center | Denver, CO

  • Overview
  • Speaking sessions


KPMG is proud to be a platinum elite sponsor of SYNERGY 2019

KPMG will once again be a platinum elite sponsor of Thomson Reuters Corporate SYNERGY 2019 taking place at the new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, CO from November 10-13, 2019. We invite you to learn about our clients’ experiences with ONESOURCE by attending one of our many speaking sessions.

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See you there!

Visit our booth in the exhibit hall where we will be showcasing KPMG’s capabilities related to our Indirect and Direct Tax solutions. Talk with our professionals about your organization’s unique tax needs and learn how we can help your organization make tax digital. 

Visit the SYNERGY 2019 site to register.



2019 Taxologist Awards
Andrew Maryott
Sr. Manager - Tax Transformation and Technology,

Speaking sessions

I104 - KPMG Presents: Navigating the Complexities of Indirect Tax in the SAP Public Cloud

Date & Time : Monday, 11/11 10.55-11.50 AM


Stephen McGerty, Partnerships & Alliances, Thomson Reuters

Fred Baumer, Senior Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Abstract: An introduction into the OneSource Integration for SAP S4 HANA Public Cloud Version. Discussions on the advantages of integrating OneSource for indirect tax determination and the capabilities of the current integration.

TT408/TT409 - Tax issues with investing in uncertain times

Date & Time : Monday, 11/11, 2:00 PM and Tues, 11/12, 9:10-10:05 AM


Steve Mack, Thomson Reuters

Mark Price, Principal, Tax, KPMG LLP

Brad Sprong, Partner, Tax, KPMG LLP

Abstract: This panel will discuss tax issues with financial instruments that are arising in the current marketplace.  In particular, we will consider tax issues with debt instruments as credit risk increases, interest rate risk management strategies, the move away from LIBOR, and the diversification of investment products.  Time permitting, we will also consider issues with investments under the TCJA, including issues under BEAT and section 163(j).

DI224 - State return processing presented by KPMG

Date & Time : Monday, 11/11, 02:00-02:55 PM


Jacqueline Ziemba, Managing Director, Tax, KPMG 

Abstract: How to prepare and review separate and combined returns by effectively using Batch Process, State A&A logic charts, State TI workpaper for state Modifications, and Review - State taxable Income all within Tax Accounting System.

Data Analytics and The Power of the Platform Panel Session

Date & Time : Monday, 11/11, 2:00-2:55 PM


  • Sandy Fisher, Tax Process Transformation Leader, KPMG
  • Daren Campbell, Tax Process Transformation Leader, EY
  • Steve Walden – Senior VP Business Development, Alteryx
  • Luis Perez – Director, Global Tax Automation & Operations, Dell

I120 - KPMG & General Motors: The AUTO Industry –Automating Tax, Autonomous Vehicles and Auto Sharing

Date & Time : Tuesday, 11/12, 10:35-11:30 AM


Chaitanya Kolla, Tax Technology Manager, General Motors

Cory McClure, Senior Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Abstract: Discussion about how OneSource is used to keep up with the fast changing world of autonomous vehicles and car sharing.  OneSource adapts to new car share concepts, multiple systems and a quickly changing tax calculation landscape.

I123 - KPMG Presents: Online Marketplace Leveraging ONESOURCE IDT Public Cloud

Date & Time : Tuesday, 11/12, 12:30-1:25 PM


Monika Brown, Senior Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Max Anderson, Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Abstract: This presentation will outline how we teamed with the client to build a flexible and accurate tax solution leverage the IDT ONESOURCE product. For this client IDT was implemented to handle the complex sales transactions of a growing online marketplace with over 200,000 merchants, selling 99 million products and shipping to over 70 countries. This client plans to utilize IDT to support indirect tax determination all over the world. Today they are currently live in the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Marketplace indirect tax law is an ever changing environment, and there are a number of Countries and States in the US that require the marketplace provider to collect on behalf of their merchants.

DP186 - KPMG Presents: Alteryx Competencies - Skills, Methods and Integration

Date & Time : Wednesday, 11/13, 2:15-3:05 PM


Ken Jaslow, Managing Director, Tax, KPMG LLP

Amit Ringshia, Managing Director, Tax, KPMG LLP

Abstract: An interactive session discussing Alteryx’s impact on Tax Department processes designed to help you to make a business case for Alteryx within your organization, consider how you can improve efficiencies and leverage it in combination with your process, data, and ONESOURCE. During the session, we will demonstrate how Alteryx workflows can be integrated into Tax Department processes to standardize source data to feed ONESOURCE and aggregate ONESOURCE output to support external reporting requirements.

O134 - KPMG Presents: Holistic Tax Department Technologies – Upstream, Mid-Stream and Downstream Solutions

Date & Time : Tuesday, 11/12, 10:35-11:30 AM


Sandy Fisher, Partner, Tax, KPMG LLP

Joe Habak, Managing Director, Tax, KPMG LLP

Greg Yeargan, Senior Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Andy Marryot, Senior Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Abstract: Join KPMG for an interactive session that discusses how we are encouraging tax departments to think more holistically about their technology environments. We will discuss the latest technologies that provide upstream (source data), mid-stream (process and data management) and downstream (compliance/provision systems plus data analytics and visualization) solutions, and how a well-planned, coordinated and scalable transformation creates integration across all three streams by connecting all tax data sources, processes and people, into a globally aligned, centralized, standardized and automated platform.

DP177 - KPMG and Johnson & Johnson: Utilizing ONESOURCE & Alteryx to Optimize Global Provision Process

Date & Time : Tuesday, 11/12, 4:15-5:10 PM


Donna Oakes, Senior Tax Manager, Johnson & Johnson

Amanda Koval, Senior Tax Analyst, Johnson & Johnson

Sandy Fisher, Partner, Tax, KPMG LLP

Joe Habak, Managing Director, Tax, KPMG LLP

Greg Yeargan, Senior Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Chuck Kamen, Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Abstract: This session will provide information on how J&J works with KPMG to administer and maintain their large global provision process. This involves a combination of OWM/DF, OTP and Alteryx tasks and tools.

I130 - KPMG & Stanley Black & Decker: Delivering Value Added Tax Solutions in SAP Ariba

Date & Time : Tuesday, 11/12, 4:15-5:10 PM


Pam Battle, Procure to Pay IT Program Manager, Stanley Black & Decker

Fred Baumer, Senior Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Abstract: Through past experience Stanley Black & Decker learned firsthand the complexities that come with managing and sustaining indirect taxes directly in SAP Ariba. Recognizing these past challenges, they set out on a mission to enhance the indirect tax process with the OneSource Global Tax Solution for SAP Ariba.

I126 - KPMG & Integra LifeSciences: Determination and Oracle R12 Deployment in the Medical Industry

Date & Time : Tuesday, 11/12, 1:40-2:35 PM


Mark Franz, Senior Director, Integra Life Sciences LLC

Vedha Champati, Senior Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Abstract: Lessons learned on a Global deployment of ONESOURCE ITD with Oracle R12 for APAC, NA, and EMEA for Manufacturing, Supply Chain and purchasing. Challenges with Cross border, Intercompany, Service & Repair, VAT reporting and Compliance.

DP181 - KPMG, Allergan, Skanska, LVMH, J&J : Efficiencies & practices used with OTP,  OWM/DF & Alteryx

Date & Time : Wednesday, 11/13, 1:05-2:00 PM


Kunal Mistry, Associate Tax Director, Corporate Tax, Allergan

Donna Oakes, Senior Tax Manager, J&J

Chris Karalis, Senior Tax Manager, LVMH

Stuti Seth, Domestic Tax Analyst, Analog Devices

Sandy Fisher, Partner, Tax, KPMG LLP

Joe Habak, Managing Director, Tax, KPMG LLP

Greg Yeargan, Senior Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Andy Maryott, Senior Manager, Tax, KPMG LLP

Abstract: Join this panel discussion on enhanced tax department processes to find out how KPMG’s Tax Transformation team worked with Allergan, Skanska, LVMH and J&J to design and implement OWM/DataFlow, OTP and Alteryx to achieve enhanced tax reporting, processes and data management, plus reduced risk and improved efficiencies and controls.