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Registration includes:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Keynote Addresses
  • Exhibitor Reception
  • Educational Sessions
  • Up to 17 hours of CPE credit
  • Special Tuesday Evening Event
  • Seven meals
2016 highlights


SYNERGY2016 is in session! Attendees are gaining new perspectives and crucial tax insight from the experts, meeting Thomson Reuters staff, and explore and impacting the future of your tax technology.

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4 Days of Interactive Learning

Grow your expertise in educational sessions and hands-on activities, connect with other leaders at networking events and more.

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  • Day 3
  • Day 4

Keynote Speakers

Nathan Andrews

Nathan Andrews

Partner, Deloitte

Nathan is a Partner and National Practice Leader for Deloitte’s Tax Management Consulting practice with over 22 years of experience. As a tax transformation specialist, he has worked with corporate tax departments of all sizes across multiple industries and countries in the areas of organizational design, data management, process design and technology change for tax departments.

Steven E. Fortier

Steven E. Fortier

Principal, KPMG

Steve Fortier is the Chief Talent Officer for KPMG US Tax Practice and a Senior Partner in KPMG’s Global Transfer Pricing Services practice. In his role, he focuses on the development and execution of tax talent strategy and leads global transfer pricing projects to assist multinational clients.

Joe Harpaz

Joe Harpaz

Managing Director, Corporate Segment, Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting

Joe Harpaz is the Managing Director of the Corporate segment of Tax & Accounting at Thomson Reuters, leading the comprehensive, end-to-end ONESOURCE corporate tax software business on a global scale.

Andy Ruggles

Andy Ruggles

US Tax Reporting & Strategy Leader,PwC

Andy leads PwC’s Tax Reporting & Strategy practice with a focus on leading clients and teams in the use of process and technology in the tax reporting, analysis and compliance. He has an extensive track record in working with organizations’ tax departments, IT departments, and leadership teams to provide clients with an optimal blend of tax perspective, experience, and pragmatism in tax operations.

Taxologist Awards

Honoring Excellence

Winners of the third annual Taxologist Awards were announced on Tuesday, November 8 at SYNERGY 2016. The Taxologist Awards program recognizes outstanding tax departments and individuals who have excelled in maximizing tax function effectiveness and driving significant value to their organization together with Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE™.

Congratulations to the 2016 Taxologist Award Winners!

Assaf Keshavjee

Taxologist of the Year – Corporation

Danielle Colabella

S&P Global, Inc.

Sarah Vance

Taxologist of the Year – Certified Implementer

Brad Ford

Deloitte Tax LLP

Excellence In Using Technology To Manage New Regulations

John Sommer

Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina

Most Transformative Tax Department

Gary Abellard


Excellence in Managing Tax Transactions Across The Supply Chain

Lennie Siscoe

C&J Energy Service Inc.

Excellence in Tax Research

Jeanette Scott

Ingram Industries

Excellence in Global Collaboration

Corri Dickerson

The Brinks Company

Excellence in Trust Tax Management

Peggy Chmura


New Tax Department of the Year

CDK Global Inc.

Winning Benefits

  • Winners will be announced and recognized at the 2016SYNERGY Conference.
  • Receive a Thomson Reuters trophy to commemorate your success.
  • Receive a 1 year subscription to ONESOURCE University (valued at $500 per product).
  • Receive a free catered lunch for their tax department (valued at $1,500).
  • Participate in promotional and press activities with Thomson Reuters partner and media channels.
  • Gain recognition within your own organization and community for tax industry excellence.
  • Winners receive a free pass to SYNERGY2017 & a discount for others in their organization.

The Taxologist of the Year – Corporation Winner will receive a $10,000 donation made on their behalf to the school of their choice to further technology initiatives.

Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors

Interested in 2017 Sponsorship? Contact Terry Storholm at terry.storholm@thomsonreuters.com or call 651.687.7327 for more information.

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