Meeting/Event Information

October Dinner: Tax Overhaul - Now or Never? Update From a Washington Expert

October 17, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027

Dinner Session

 Tax Overhaul - Now or Never?  Update From a Washington Expert

Jonathan Traub 
Managing Principal, Tax Policy Group

Washington National Tax

Jon Traub joined the Washington National Tax practice of Deloitte Tax LLP in June 2012 as managing principal of its Tax Policy Group.  With extensive experience in the legislative arena, especially in tax policy, Jon is able to provide clients with critical insights on developments in tax policy and politics, helping them anticipate legislation and the potential impacts on their businesses.

Jon leads a team that identifies, evaluates and monitors legislative proposals, and interprets the practical issues surrounding the application of tax proposals on behalf of Deloitte’s clients and that relays those insights through multiple channels, including weekly newsletters and deeper dive pieces on key developments.  

Jon was previously the staff director for the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives, his most recent senior staff position in the U.S. House of Representatives. During his tenure as Staff Director for the Committee on Ways and Means, Jon was responsible for developing legislative policies and strategy on issues in the Committee’s jurisdiction, including taxes, healthcare and trade.

Jon received his bachelor’s degree from Haverford College and juris doctor from the University of Virginia.

With President Trump and GOP leaders in Congress focusing more and more on tax reform, the prospects for a major overhaul of our tax code are greater today than at any point since the last reform was enacted three decades ago.  In this session, Jon Traub, managing principal of Deloitte Tax LLP’s Tax Policy Group will review the status of the debate and provide attendees with perspectives and insights on where the debate may go (and what could get in its way)."

PD Session

Technology Strategy: How Disruptive Technologies Impact CFOs

Rakhee Das
Director of Technology Innovation, Sirius Solutions


Rakhee Das, Directory of Technology Innovation for Sirius Solutions, helps organizations develop their technology strategy and innovation practices.  Her proven methodologies enable companies to understand the potential business impact of new technologies and create a roadmap for new solutions, efficiencies, and capabilities.  Prior to Sirius, Rakhee worked for Invesco and Softtek, leaders in the financial and technology services industries, where she deployed strategic monitoring and innovation platforms.  A graduate of the University of Rochester (B.S. in Electrical Engineering) and Rice University (M.B.A.), Rakhee started her career in chip design and spent over fifteen years in the technology industry across Boston and Silicon Valley.  Her work in the chip industry resulted in new programmable chip products and solutions.  Throughout her career, Rakhee has been recognized for creating structured, strategic environments that fuel ideation, innovation, engagement with startup ecosystems, new products and solutions, and entrepreneurship through defined acceleration platforms.


This session will begin with an overview of the technologies that are radically changing the way businesses operate – systems and networks like Blockchain, Machine Learning and the Internet-of-Things. From there, speaker Rakhee Das will share a proven approach that CFOs can use to identify and implement the right technologies for delivering value to their companies.



4:00 PM – Beat the Traffic Social
4:30 PM - Professional Development Session Speaker 
Presented by our Platinum Sponsor
5:30 PM - Social Hour
6:30 PM - Dinner & Presentation

We would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor for sponsoring the Professional Development Session: 

We would like to thank our Gold Sponsor: 

To login you will use your email address and the password you have set. 

If you need to reset the password just select the link on the login box to reset.

Having Trouble Registering Online?
Email Logan Beszterda for help -

Prospective Member Form
Prospective Members must be submitted via the form link. All forms must be submitted for approval by the membership committee by 5:00 pm on the Wednesday before the meeting . Once approved, FEI will register prospects and inform the member or sponsor contact that the prospect has been approved to attend. This is applicable to anyone bringing a prospective member.

CPE Credit is offered for the PD Session and the Dinner Presentation.  One (1) hour of CPE is offered for each program.  There is not pre-requisite preparation or experience required.

If you have not already done so, please register by 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017. 
Please note that no shows will be invoiced $50.


$0.00 FEI Chapter Member