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What is the Digital Office?

The future of BDO isn’t just digital. It’s disruptive. It’s innovative. It’s competitively client-centric. To propel this transformation and achieve Strategy 2.0, we’ve assembled the Digital Office — a team of partners, technologists, and subject matter experts that champion digital across the firm. Their mission is to evolve our culture and create a smarter, faster BDO. CULTR/SHFT is just the beginning.

By entering this challenge you agree to the publication of your entry, at the sole discretion of BDO, which may include your name and likeness. You also agree that in consideration for entering this challenge any idea submitted by you as part of this challenge is considered performed in the course of your employment/partnership with BDO and as such BDO is the sole and exclusive owner of all intellectual property rights to the entry and you waive all moral rights to the entry in favor of BDO. BDO may use, transcribe, modify, publish, reproduce, distribute, sell or display the entry, alone or in conjunction with other materials, in its sole discretion, without further compensation.

What are the digital pillars?

Develop a way to generate insights that allow us to make smarter decisions. Not just for our clients, but for ourselves.

Disrupt the industry with an unprecedented new revenue source that takes over the digital economy.

Reinvent our operations with a game-changing idea that uses automation to make us quicker. More agile. More efficient. 

Evaluation Panel

Sonia Edmonds
Managing Partner,

Neil Shankman
Chief Marketing Officer

Rafi Majeed
Chief Digital Officer

David Keddy
Advisory Service
Line Leader

Bruno Suppa
Managing Partner, GTA

Alicia DeFreitas
Chief Human
Resources Officer

Participants from
across the firm





GTA Group:


East Group:




The number of submissions from across the firm was impressive. The quality of thinking wasn’t just innovative; it was outright disruptive. 

Meet the finalists

An initiative of Strategy 2.0, CULTR/SHFT is a future-focused digital challenge that set out to democratize the advancement of our business. And that’s exactly what it’s doing.

Ideas from Service Lines
and Firm-wide Services







Firm-wide services:



87 participants

58 submissions

Check out the three teams that have emerged as finalists as well as their game-changing ideas below. These teams will be pitching their ideas live on January 27th to our Evaluation Panel, and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter, so stay tuned.

But there can only be three finalists,
and ultimately, one winning team.

Antonio LaRosa

Rahul Singh

Tom Mawhinney

Client Qualification
Questionnaire (CQQ)

Kevin Vroom

Katie Jenkins

Janice Mak

Shawn Hodgins



Claudette Charron

Sarah Ojamae

Tamara Radocaj

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