James Shira is PwC’s Network & US Chief Information & Technology Officer, responsible for
leading and driving PwC’s goal to technology enable the Network of Firms. In addition, James is
PWC Network & US Chief Information Security Officer. He joined PwC in 2015 as the Chief
Information Security Officer (CISO) where he built and continues to lead our US and global
information security function, driving the evolution of PwC’s cyber posture.
Over the course of 19 years, James has led various security and technology transformation and
modernization programs in large organizations. James is known primarily for his information
security experience having won the prestigious RSA Excellence in the Field of Information
Security award in 2014. Furthermore, he is known for his approaches to people management
and aggressive use of emerging technologies to enable business strategies.
James was one of the inaugural students in Columbia's Executive Technology Management
program and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Baylor University with concentration in
Management Information Systems. He, his wife and 2 children reside in Southern California.