Donny Shimamoto Shows Firms How To Evolve Tech Department Into Leadership Role At Cch Connections User Conference

October 20, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Donny Shimamoto will be presenting the How to Turn a Tech Team Into a Strategic Partner course at the 2015 CCH Connections User Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The course is expected to be a popular one for Managing Partners and IT Directors and has been booked for two slots to fill attendee demand.

Donny's first session will be October 26th at 3:30pm with a repeat class on the 28th at 8:00am. The course will discuss how the advent of cloud computing and a move to outsource IT results in the review of an internal IT department's contribution to firm value. Just having technology is no longer a competitive advantage; the value is in how technology supports the firm's business strategy. Mr. Shimamoto's session will provide the questions a Managing Partner should ask the IT Director or IT service provider to help the IT function take a broader role in the business, absorbing a leadership rather than compliance role.

"Cloud technology has changed the way a firm operates internally as well as how it works with clients. IT's roles in the firm needs to be redefined, and Managing Partners strive to understand how best to redefine the roles; this course offers the answers to the growing questions." Mr. Shimamoto commented on the draw of the course as well as the conference, "The CCH User Conference is always a great event. It offers a bevy of networking opportunities with top thought leaders in the profession and gives the attendees a wealth of information on best practices."

Donny is the immediate past chairman of the AICPA's Information Management & Technology Assurance Executive Committee, and former member of its Governing Council and Assurance Services Executive Committee. He has worked on several international collaborations between the AICPA and CIMA related to business intelligence and is also a frequent speaker on how management accountants can help add-value to their organizations. He was recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People by Accounting Today in 2013 and 2014, a Top Thought Leader in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor from 2012-2015, received the AICPA's Outstanding Young CPA Award in 2012, received the 2009-2010 President's Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor's 40 Under 40 list in 2007, 2009, and 2014, and was also a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004.

The CCH Connections User Conference will be held October 25 28, 2015 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Offering up to 20 CPE hours, the conference provides valuable information on hot industry topics, and trends and technologies that will benefit accounting firms and their clients.

About Donny Shimamoto
Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, he is dedicated to helping small businesses and middle market organizations leverage strategic technologies, proactively manage their business and technical risks, and enable balanced organizational growth and development. Donny (@DonnyITK) is a recognized thought leader in the information technology strategy and performance management fields. He is dedicated to helping accountants, nonprofits, and small businesses become more competitive by using the most innovative tools and systems available to optimize their operations, generate higher profits, and increase their impact on the communities they serve. For more information, visit, where you can find Donny inspiring the next generation of business professionals in his personal blog on leadership, business, IT and his life as a leading edge CPA.

About IntrapriseTechKnowlogies
IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC (ITK) is an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and business process outsourcing for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. With expertise in right-sizing enterprise processes and leveraging cost-effective enterprise technologies that enables small and mid-sized organizations to gain a competitive advantage. ITK provides executive-level technology management, enterprise architecture, business performance management, information architecture and management, technology risk management, and knowledge management consulting services. Visit for more information.

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