NATIONAL OFFICE – BKD Red Team received the 2019 Innovation of the Year Award, as voted on by members of BKD CPAs & Advisors’ Growth and Innovation Governance Committee and Innovation Advancement Committee. BKD CEO Ted Dickman presented the award to Cindy Boyle, Alice Harmon, Rex Johnson, Charles Laughridge, Mark Solomon and Dwayne Tucker at the firm’s annual leadership conference.
The honor is part of BKD’s new innovation program, BKD EDGE, which was created in 2018 to encourage new product, service and market ideas to better service clients. BKD Red Team, a service of BKD Cyber, was launched in June 2019 and is a digital attack simulation that can emulate the actions a hacker might take during a cyberattack. The team can use these simulation results in training sessions with client IT security departments.
“This is truly an exciting step along our innovation journey, and I’m excited to see the multitude of new ideas that are being generated from BKD’s increased focus on innovation. I’m honored to recognize BKD Red Team’s excellence and celebrate our continued commitment to principled innovation,” Dickman said.
Three ideas advanced as finalists, including BKD LeaseVision and BKD Financial Performance Insights.These new BKD products and services have begun to generate significant interest among the firm’s clients and prospects.