Chris Curran, PWC

Principal and Chief Technologist

Chris Curran Biography

Chris Curran is Chief Technologist and Principal in the US Advisory practice at PwC responsible for technology strategy and innovation. He works closely with senior client management on their most complex and strategic technology issues, helping to evaluate emerging technologies, define the business and technology transformation agenda, and organize the work to get it done. In addition, Chris also directs investments to maintain and enhance the capabilities of PwC’s technology strategists and architects and its Emerging Technology Lab.

Chris has global experience in designing and leading the implementation of high-value technology organizations and initiatives that create tangible value for his clients, most recently in the consumer products, internet banking, property and casualty insurance and health insurance industries.

Chris co-leads PwC’s Global Digital IQ Study, in which over 1,400 C-level business and technology executives express their beliefs about Digital and IT’s role in economic competition.

Chris regularly contributes to a variety of business and industry journals, including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, CIO Leadership Forum, CIO Insight, Investor’s Business Daily, Baseline, Optimize, and Insurance and Technology.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Texas A&M University.

Specialties: Exploring Emerging Technologies through experimentation and Labs, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Technology Strategy, Technology Innovation, Enterprise and Technology Architectures, IT Organization Design, IT Governance, IT Management Practices, Cloud Computing