Artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and big data are being heralded as the end of the accounting profession. This is definitely not true. These emerging technologies will actually increase the value of the services provided by accountants by removing the need to perform mundane transactional and basic compliance work. Firms need to develop an innovation strategy to transcend these emerging technologies and prepare their staff for the changes that are coming...and they are coming sooner than you think!
Donny is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and innovation management for small businesses, middle-market organizations, and nonprofits.
Donny is a recognized thought leader and educator in the Accounting Technology, IT Risk Management, and Performance Management fields; his dedication to helping accountants and organizations leverage strategic technologies while proactively managing their business and technical risk is paramount.
Donny also serves as an outsourced IT and Innovation "Partner" and advisor for local and regional accounting firms and internal audit departments that lack in-house IT leadership and IT audit expertise. He helps with IT risk assessments and IT advisory services, developing firms' innovation strategy, streamlining internal firm operations, and increasing staff proficiency with IT tools supporting client engagements and service delivery.
Donny is a past chairman of the AICPA's Information Management and Technology Assurance Executive Committee and a former member of its Governing Council, Assurance Services Executive Committee, and numerous other AICPA committees and task forces. Donny was recognized as one of the Top Thought Leaders in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012 to 2018, Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting (2013 & 2014 & 2017) by Accounting Today. He received the 2009-2010 President's Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, and was also named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2007 & 2009 & 2014, and was a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004.