Eric Cohen

Accounting Technology Futurist

Eric Cohen is an accounting technology futurist, an original founder of XBRL, and a researcher in accounting and audit technology and related assurance methodologies. A writer, teacher and trainer, he has taught accountants, academics, regulators, software developers and business people about the Internet, XBRL, standardized business reporting, audit data standards and electronic distributed ledgers, security and authentication, analytics, GRC and continuous auditing. He has published hundreds of articles and columns for the business and academic press, and written or contributed to numerous books, including primary authorship of Accountant’s Guide to the Internet, the first book about the relevance of the Internet to the accounting profession. He is an expert to the ISO/PC 295 Audit Data Collection and ISO/TC 307 Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology effort and leads the relevant study of blockchain interoperability as well as working in other standards and academic development relevant to the accounting and audit process. With his client, Auditchain, he is collaborating to develop a Decentralized Continuous Audit and Reporting Protocol Ecosystem ™ (DCARPE).

My Sessions


Al Baraha 3

Much has been learnt about the way that Blockchain can, and can’t impact financial services. This session will explore how it impacts reporting.