DEC Presents: SOC Reports-Matching the W’s with your Service Organization Needs

DEC Presents: SOC Reports – Matching the W’s with your Service Organization Needs  

Join us at the DEC on Thursday, May 8 from 10:30am - 11:45am.  Please look for signage for designated room.


Description:  An introduction to the What, Why, When, Where and Who of Service Organization Control (SOC) Reports and Engagements.  SOC Reports are internal control reports on services performed by an organization providing information to users in order to assess and address the risks associated with an outsourced service.  SOC reports are likely applicable to many Companies at the DEC whether providing or receiving outsourced services.

Presenters: Robert Shenton, Partner, Plante Moran; Rob Kopp, Co-Founder, President and COO, Metro Data Center

Robert Shenton is the Managing Partner of Plante Moran’s Central Ohio Region. He specializes in providing audit, tax, and business advisory services to privately held companies, higher education institutions, and not-for-profit organizations. Robert is known for his leadership, communication and teambuilding skills, and unique ability to analyze complex issues via a practical, common-sense approach.

Rob Kopp served as Chief Information Officer of The Frank Gates Companies/Avizent (“Frank Gates”), which specializes in employee benefit and risk management services. Mr. Kopp also served as Chief Executive Officer of Visual Risk Solutions, where he developed and managed an internationally based technology consortium, including computerized hosting infrastructure and application service development. VRS’s Visual Claims and Risk Management Administration suite of hosted software products, supported companies such as Microsoft, Wal-Mart, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and many other State and Local government agencies, nationally.


Plante Moran is the nation’s 13th largest certified public accounting and business advisory firm, providing clients with financial, human capital, operations improvement, strategic planning, technology selection and
implementation, and family wealth management services. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 21 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio,
Illinois, Monterrey, Mexico, Mumbai, India and Shanghai, China.  Plante Moran
has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

Metro Data Center, LLC & TechDEC in Dublin, Ohio Metro Data Center, LLC (MDC) is a strategic business development and support firm dedicated to solving your business issues. Founders Niles Overly and Rob Kopp have developed a mature and proven “People, Process and Technology” methodology to connect your business with the best-in-the-business resources to ensure successful outcomes.


The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is located at 565 Metro Place South, Suite 300, Dublin, Ohio 43017. For more information visit our website or even better join the conversation on twitter, facebook, or LinkedIn.


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