Eric E. Cohen

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- Co-Founder, XBRL
- Chief Architect, XBRL’s Global Ledger Taxonomy Framework (XBRL GL)
- Technology Coach, Cohen Computer Consulting (established 1991)
- Formerly Director, XBRL Global Technical Leader, PwC US.


Eric E. Cohen believes in the vision that soon a piece of business information, once entered into any computer, anywhere, will never need to be retyped as it flows through the audit reporting supply chain. He currently serves as Technology Coach and Owner of Cohen Computer Consulting, an accounting technology consultancy. Educated and licensed as a Certified Public Accountant, he felt the draw to computers early in his career (although the attraction has not always been mutual). From programming a check reconciliation program for the IBM 5110-2 (a precursor to the IBM PC), to gaining a reputation as a Lotus 1-2-3 wizard, to a long career implementing accounting software (from the days when “user friendly” was only a dream and even “user tolerable” was still rare), Eric gained a unique perspective on how accounting, audit and technology should work together.

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