Donny Shimamoto Recognized for Advancing Accounting Technology With Top Thought Leader Honor

March 20, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
March 20, 2017 - Donny Shimamoto was honored by CPA Practice Advisor Magazine as one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders in public accounting at the annual symposium and hall of fame induction ceremony for 2017. The event was held at the Rootworks Learning Center at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis February 26-28th.

The 2017 award is the 6th consecutive year that Mr. Shimamoto has been recognized for his outstanding contribution of moving accounting technology into the future. The 2017 symposium also inducted Doug Sleeter, founder of The Sleeter Group which is now Accountex USA, into the Accounting Hall of Fame.

During the symposium, all 25 honorees participate in roundtable discussions and brainstorming activities with leading technology vendors. The goal is to determine and shape the future of the profession, including evolutions in technology, workflow methods, and firm management. One of the recurring themes at the symposium is evaluation of cloud technology adoption by accounting firms.

Mr. Shimamoto explained the importance of practices staying ahead of the technology curve, "I am honored to be recognized with this prestigious group and thank CPA Practice Advisor for hosting the much-needed symposium. I am proud to help professional service firms maximize their return on investment of leading-edge technologies. The transformation we see within the business and the staff, for those organizations whom invest in new solutions, is extraordinary." He continued, "The firms that fight change eventually end up seeking an exit strategy or becoming irrelevant. As a result, my firm has completely shifted our focus to working solely with forward thinking firms that strive to capitalize on innovations in the marketplace."

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, and an honoree of multiple industry awards. 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.

Donny has been 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 to 2017, he 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, a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004, and was recently awarded the AICPA Standing Ovation Award.

About Donny Shimamoto
Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, an advisory-focused CPA firm specializing in organizational development and business process outsourcing for small businesses, middle market organizations, and nonprofits. Donny (@DonnyITK) 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. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards and can be seen across the U.S. educating audiences year after year. 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 CPA.

About IntrapriseTechKnowlogies
IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC (ITK) is an advisory-focused CPA firm, focused on organizational development and business process transformation for accounting firms, nonprofits, and other businesses that are innovative and think BIG. ITK formulated the Intraprise Architecture model and consulting methodology that optimizes an IT strategy to support an organization's business strategy. ITK is a combined management consulting firm and systems integrator which results in expertise to right-size enterprise processes and leverage cost-effective technologies that enable organizations to gain a competitive advantage. ITK is focused on providing executive-level technology management, enterprise architecture, business performance management, information architecture and management, technology risk management, and operations optimization consulting services. Visit for more information. ###

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