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EY’s Sharda Cherwoo named Innovator of the Year at the 2017 Best in Biz Awards

New York, January 17 2018

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EY announced that Sharda Cherwoo, a partner with Ernst & Young LLP and the EY Americas Tax Intelligent Automation and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Leader, has been named a gold winner for Innovator of the Year at the Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

“EY is focused on technology innovations that better equip tax professionals now and in the years ahead,” said Kate Barton, EY Americas Vice Chair of Tax Services. “This award is a testament to Sharda leveraging her client service experience to ‘connect the dots’ and find innovative solutions to address their pain points. It also reflects her commitment, hard work and deep understanding of the forces driving RPA and innovation at EY and beyond.”

Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most innovative local start-ups to the most recognizable global brands. According to the organization, the seventh annual program was particularly hotly contested, with more than 650 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the United States and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2017 honors were presented in 65 categories.

“As I reflect on this honor, I’m inspired by so many catalysts and innovators who have imagined so much, whose ideas have so much potential and value,” said Sharda Cherwoo, EY Americas Tax Intelligent Automation and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Leader. “This award is really for the visionary sponsors and believers in those innovators, and the hard work of teams collaborating to make it all real. Let’s all keep innovating, believing, sponsoring and teaming.”

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