She may come from a small village in the Eastern Cape, but Stanford University MBA graduate and international business strategist Zipho Sikhakhane says the path to success is paved with disruption.

“I’m a big disruptor – every day I ask myself how I make myself irrelevant. I have a bias towards action, because if I can end up in analysis paralysis, or waiting for someone else to make a move. I am always looking for patterns to disrupt,” she told delegates at the Saiba Quickbooks event in Sandton on Wednesday.

Stanford University MBA graduate and international business strategist Zipho Sikhakhane

The event was held to launch a new guide for accountants embracing a digital future. The guide, Developing a Digital Plan for the SA Accountancy Industry, predicts the accounting profession will undergo radical digital transformation over the next 3-5 years, rendering obsolete many routine accounting functions such as basic journal entries.