Please make Tony Fragnito very welcome

It’s a very real pleasure to welcome Tony Fragnito to the XBRL consortium. Tony started in his new role as CEO on Monday, although he attended the international conference last month where he was introduced to the deep end of the pool. Tony brings a formidable...

Beer from Munich

A month has passed since the Munich XBRL conference and for some reason the slides have not yet been posted. I’ve had a few requests for my talks, so here they are. Michael Ohata and I gave a joint talk about XBRL International, with my section on the background...

See you in Munich!

Speaking of Germany, I’ll be back there in a couple of weeks… will you? Have you registered for the 15th XBRL International Conference? I’m involved in the External Reporting track running over Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday (5-6 June). Lots of good...

MicroXBRL anyone?

You might be interested in looking at, or contributing to, our MicroXBRL wiki. There have been discussions about rendering around the XBRL consortium for many years and now, inside the consortium, there is an effort to capture them. The problem, from our perspective,...

Analysis for Fun and Profit

On Tuesday, Chairman Cox announced an early release of some open source software that allows you to analyse information that has been filed with the SEC in XBRL format. It’s a web based demonstration environment, available here. So, this is an interesting start....

Welcome, Mark Bolgiano

A very welcome face at the conference was Mark Bolgiano, the new XBRL-US Executive Director. In the unlikely event that we didn’t scare him away with the proverbial information fire hose, he will be starting on 11 December. Seems like a very capable guy coming...