Chris is a principal and Chief Technologist for the US firm’s Advisory practice, where he is responsible for technology strategy, enterprise architecture and innovation, and the development of thought leadership reflective of PwC’s point of view on trends and innovations in technology. He works directly with senior executives on their most complex and strategic technology issues, helping to explore the opportunities presented by emerging technologies, define the IT function and organization, deploy IT governance and management practices, and develop business and technical architectures. Among his accomplishments, Chris has global experience helping CIOs be 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. Chris is a leading technology blogger, and also 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.
CIO.com: Three barriers to AI adoption across the enterprise
What’s slowing companies down from seizing this opportunity?
To truly scout emerging technology, stop thinking like an executive
Inspiration for your next innovation might just be found in the movies.
Scouting emerging tech: the advantages of university relationships
Looking within universities for innovation is win-win.
How to use accelerators and incubators as a tech scouting tool
Engage in the VC ecosystem to stay on top of emerging tech.
Are you keeping up with your tech-savvy customers?
Vala Afshar of Salesforce on the new rules for delighting—and keeping—your customers in the digital age.
Embarking on a mission to explore emerging technology
Companies that expect and embrace disruption don’t wait for a particular business problem to solve before they begin experimenting with emerging technology. They dive in.
The role materials play in powering the 3-D printing revolution
As resolutions improve, material choices expand, and methods to control their properties evolve, 3-D printing will find uses beyond rapid prototyping.
Augmented reality: A catalyst for the coming cognitive revolution
Augmented reality can extend humans’ cognitive potential, reduce cognitive burden, and provide a new view to business operations.
Sportifying STEM through robotics to stimulate learning
What can businesses learn from programs that use robotics and gamification to spark kids’ interest in math and science?
Industrial manufacturers digitize operations to compete
Customer loyalty is waning, as technology companies raise the bar. Smart digital operations are requiring vastly different approaches. These key principles can help.
How will people create content for augmented reality?
Augmented reality content creation is expected to become easier as 3-D tracking and authoring capabilities are integrated into a seamless environment.
3 approaches to emerging technology experimentation
The key to effectively experimenting with emerging technology is to link innovations to specific business goals.
Three strategies to decrease IT costs and increase business impact
Successful CIOs have to find new strategies to bridge the growing “Digital Divide.”
Meet the new enterprise architect: The “capability architect”
A legacy approach to technology management is a death-knell.
Breakthroughs in optics that are reshaping augmented reality
New methods, low-cost manufacturing processes, and adapting to human perceptual capabilities are contributing to better performance for optical systems.
Ushering in the next generation of information architecture
Businesses need a forward-thinking strategy to enable their data and analytics capabilities.
Not quite ready for the (fourth industrial) revolution
With few businesses prepared for Industry 4.0, it’s time to hone your strategy for emerging technology.
Garage university for emerging technologists: Quadcopters
What inspired makers tinkering in their garages can teach businesses about effectively experimenting with technology.
The power of picking the right prototype
How to overcome some common challenges of using prototypes to test out product ideas.
Field service workers could fix wearables’ PR problem
Why wearables are tailor-made for field service workers, who could become the technology’s biggest advocates.
6 technology innovation sources for outside-in learning
How to stoke the flames of innovation in your company by bringing the outside in.