BDO appoints Adrian Wong as Head of Digital & Innovation

05 April 2018 2 min. read
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BDO is strengthening its digital offering, through the addition of industry expert Adrian Wong, who joins the firm in a newly created role. As Head of Digital & Innovation, Wong will help the firm to roll out various new digital offerings, while also changing internal operations.

Digital technologies are increasingly being tapped by business, as they offer new ways of working, as well as process streamlining and cost reduction. However, they also pose significant risks, including cybersecurity challenges and meeting regulatory requirements such as the General Data Protection Regulation in Europe. Larger organisations, including consultancy firms, are both transforming aspects of their operation in terms of digital technology, and selling digital solutions to clients.

Global professional services firm BDO recently announced the appointment of a new Head of Digital and Innovation, as part of the firm’s wider digital transformation strategy. The new role will focus on developing applications for new technologies, for both clients and internal operations, wrangling former AstraZeneca Creative Director, Adrian Wong for the job.

Adrian Wong, Head of Digital & Innovation

Wong worked for AstraZeneca for the past more than three years as Creative Director, responsible for the development of the firm’s digital and technological development, by scouting for emerging technologies for adoption and user experience innovations, among others. He was previously at online gambling company PKR, where he worked for eight years, most recently as the Head of Creative.

Earlier in his career he spent a year and a half as a Digital Design Consultant, on a Freelance & Contracting basis; was the Head of Online at; a Senior Web Designer for Chibiabos; a Web Producer at Qube Software; and started his career as a Media Manager for the Limehouse Media Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing from the University of Westminster.

In the newly created role at BDO, Wong joins the firm’s CIO-led IT department, with a focus on the development of new digital solutions for both the firm’s business operations as well as its high-growth clients. The firm has a wide range of projects in the pipeline as part of its  ‘digital transformation’ rollout – with cloud-based accounting seeing 40% growth in its first year.

Stuart Walters, Chief Information Officer at BDO said, "As technology continues to evolve at an unstoppable pace, it’s essential we are fully-equipped with the right knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on the markets we and our clients operate in. Adrian’s skills in both the design and marketing of digital products will play a huge part in helping us to achieve our digital growth goals. His experience will be an invaluable addition as we continue to establish a culture of innovation and ideas-generation in our firm.”