PCAOB Launches Technology Innovation Alliance Working Group

Led by Board Member Ho, expert panel will advise Board on impact of emerging technologies and provide recommendations for PCAOB oversight

Washington, DC, Nov. 30, 2022

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) today announced the formation of the Technology Innovation Alliance (TIA) Working Group, a group of external professionals with expertise in emerging technologies, including such technologies used by financial statement preparers and auditors.

Chaired by Board Member Christina Ho, the TIA Working Group will serve two primary functions:

  • Advise the Board on the use of emerging technologies by auditors and preparers relevant to audits and their potential impact on audit quality; and
  • Make recommendations to the Board regarding how the Board’s existing or future oversight programs might address the use of emerging technologies by auditors and preparers.

“It is critical for the PCAOB to remain current on technological advancements and their role in enhancing audit quality,” said PCAOB Chair Erica Y. Williams. “On behalf of the Board and all my PCAOB colleagues, I thank the experts who have stepped up to provide us perspective on technology by serving on the TIA Working Group and Board Member Ho for leading this talented group of individuals.”

“As a regulator, we have a duty to be forward-thinking when evaluating the impact of technology and data on the future of auditing,” said Board Member Ho. “This impressive group of experts will help us look ahead from a range of perspectives.”

TIA Working Group Members

Taka Ariga Luciana Barbosa Helen Brown-Liburd
Eric Cohen Chris Danusiar Evelyn Hayes
Renata Miskell Vernon Richardson John Turner
Andres Vinelli   


About the PCAOB

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of brokers and dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws.


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