Adam Kupperman, Vice President & Head of ONESOURCE Firm Edition at Thomson Reuters was recently recognized by CPA Practice Advisor as a 2012 “40 Under 40” Honoree. This program is designed to highlight young professional leaders that have demonstrated their commitment to innovation and are shaping the future of tax & accounting.
Adam was asked to share some information with CPA Practice Advisor. Here is a peek at his responses.
Q. Have you embraced cloud computing?
A. I am and have always been a strong proponent of cloud computing and have been supporting this technology delivery model since the day I started working with the CPA profession. The notion of software as a service and infrastructure as a service are compelling on so many labels. Cloud computing allows for anytime/anywhere accessibility, robust security, disaster recovery, and tremendous cost savings for a firm that truly embraces this model. Thinking of technology not as products but as a service is without question the future for our profession and others. Our suite of holistic tax compliance and workflow solutions are entirely cloud-based.
Q. What ONE piece of technology could you absolutely not live without?
A. My knee jerk response would be my iPhone or iPad for the obvious reasons of being connected to work and having access to information and my media; however, I would have to say the piece of technology that I can’t live without still remains to be my TV.
Q. Not including your current employer, what company do you most admire and why?
A. Without question I would have to say Apple because of its ability to transform itself. Apple reinvented itself years ago and continues to change the game with its innovative consumer products. While I have been a PC advocate, I have become infatuated with Apple’s technologies including its AppleTV and iPhone – and most recently the iPad.