Philip Garland

Partner and Chief Information Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Philip Garland is a Partner at PwC and serves as Chief Information Officer for the US firm. In this capacity, Mr. Garland is responsible for the design and enhanced technology infrastructure for the future, improving the user experience and ensuring that technology appropriately aligns with and enables the firm’s businesses and  strategic support functions. He is also responsible for ensuring that PwC’s IT team is operating efficiently to enable PwC to be an early adopter of technology, respond to change with agility and deploy value for our clients.Since being named PwC’s US CIO in September 2012, Mr. Garland has focused on enabling the firm’s business goals by developing and implementing a technology strategy based upon disruptive technologies in four key areas: social, mobile, analytics and cloud. Mr. Garland is leading PwC through a multi year business transformational journey.Under his leadership, PwC has embraced the consumerization of IT with an emphasis on mobility, and launched a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy now supporting all major smartphone operating systems. He has shifted PwC’s IT team to focus on data, analytics, and APIs, partnering with innovative companies to create great software and services for our internal and external customers.He’s also helping the firm embrace the cloud in a manner consistent with our values around security, agility, innovation, simplicity, and economies of scale, while driving the global alignment of IT services for PwC.Mr. Garland has over twenty five years of experience in management and technology consulting, and he is also a CPA.