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Donny Shimamoto, CPA, CITP, CGMA
Founder & Managing Director, IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC
Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA, CITP, CGMA, is the founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, a Hawaii headquarted advisory-focused CPA firm dedicated to improving the world by helping small and mid-sized entities (SMEs) accelerate their business transformations through the application of Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) frameworks right-sized for smaller organizations.
Donny enables SMEs to strategically leverage technology, proactively manage their business and technical risks, and enable balanced organizational growth and development.
Donny also works with larger organizations as a trusted business advisor, facilitating organizational strategic planning and execution, IT governance and planning, enterprise architecture, information architecture and assurance, business process improvement, and business intelligence/data analytics initiatives.
Donny is the chair of the AICPA’s National Conference of Lawyers & CPAs and is also past chairman of the AICPA’s Information Management & Technology Assurance Executive Committee. Donny has been highly involved in several AICPA initiatives including development of an IT Competency Model, creation of the Digital Transformation module of the CGMA Finance Leadership Academy, and was on the Information Systems & Controls taskforce for the CPA Evolution initiative and associated revision of the CPA Exam. Donny has also served on the AICPA’s Assurance Services Executive Committee and on IFAC’s Technology Advisory Group.
Donny is also a frequent speaker and educator on innovation strategies, business resilience, cybersecurity risk management, data analytics, performance management, and emerging technologies at many US states and internationally. He is also a sought-after author and interviewee as a subject matter expert with the distinct skill of making complex topics easier to understand by a “layperson”.
In 2022, Donny also founded the Center for Accounting Transformation, dedicated to accelerating the transformation of the accounting profession. The Center is research and education focused, and takes on often neglected areas for SMEs such as Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI), Personal Resilience (e.g. preventing burnout), and enabling mindful business performance via better business culture.
Since 2008, Donny has spoken regularly for webinars and at many international, national and local conferences for the account profession. He is a frequently sought-after speaker for accounting technology vendor conferences, seminars, and webinars including those hosted by: Adaptive Insights, Avalara, AvidXchange, Auditfile, Bill, Botkeeper, Canopy, Cora Cloud, Intuit, Divvy, JetPack Workflow, Office Tools Pro, Sage, Sageworks, SmartVault, Wolters Kluwer, Versapay, and Xero.
Donny has also spoken for other industry associations and organizations including: Aloha Society of Association Executives, Association of IT Professionals – Hawaii Chapter and Region 5, Hawaii Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Nonprofit Technology Network, and Tipping Point Foundation.
An accomplished author, Donny has been published in the Journal of Accountancy, Financial Management, TechSoup, and in multiple AICPA newsletters and whitepapers. Additionally, he has been interviewed and cited in many articles and video publications including those published by the Accountex, Accounting Today, AccountingWEB, AICPA, Financial Management magazine, Business Finance Magazine, CPA Practice Advisor, CPA Trendlines, International Federation of Accountants, Microsoft, Office Tools Pro, Sageworks, and many CPA state societies. He has also been quoted and his work has been referenced in several books about the accounting profession, accounting information systems, and technology strategy for accountants.