Chris Curran

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Chris Curran is Chief Technology Officer at PwC New Ventures 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.

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.

Among his accomplishments, Chris has worked with CIOs to help them become more innovative, and has helped design and lead the implementation of high-value technology initiatives for his clients, most recently in the property and casualty insurance, health insurance and consumer products industries. He leads the development and analysis of PwC's annual Digital IQ Survey, which measures how well companies understand and capitalize on the value of technology and leverage it to meet their business and customer needs.

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

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Chris Curran and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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It’s time to dive into realms where you don’t have all the answers, says Chris Curran of PwC. Ditch outmoded ways of thinking, ask business managers and employees what they need to innovate, and find out what customers want before...

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Some CIOs complain that IT department performance and project status dominate discussions with the CEO. If you want to change the conversation to IT's role in innovation and strategy, consider these five issues, advises Chris Curran. ...

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