Mike Willis, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Mike Willis has more than 29 years of accounting and auditing experience and is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mike has served in a number of roles within the XBRL community including Founding Chairman and the elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and the International Steering Committee. XBRL is an international information format standard designed to enhance business reporting supply chain processes benefiting preparers, distributors, aggregators and consumers of this information. XBRL International (http://www.xbrl.org ) is currently composed of more than 640 leading software, accounting and finance companies from 30 countries around the world.
Mike has also played a founding role in the development of national and international consortia working to develop broad corporate reporting frameworks and related taxonomies. He worked along with other founders from Microsoft, the AICPA, and Grant Thornton to form the Enhanced Business Reporting Consortia ("EBRC") outlined here: http://www.ebr360.org/ Subsequently, Mike played an active role in EBRC collaboration with similar organizations around the world to form the World Intellectual Capital Initiative ("WICI"), the world's business reporting network, a private/public sector collaboration aimed at improving capital allocation through better corporate reporting information. More information on WICI can be found here: http://www.worldici.com
He speaks frequently, publishes papers and blogs on the topic of business reporting. Mike has been interviewed for or published articles in a range of business periodicals on the topic of a more efficient and effective business reporting supply chain including the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Business Week, Wall Street & Technology, FEI Magazine, CFO Magazine, Journal of Accounting and CIO Magazine.