James Kaplan is a Partner at McKinsey in the New York location of the Business Technology Office. He co-leads the firm’s global practices in IT infrastructure and cybersecurity. In 15 years at McKinsey, James has assisted clients in financial services, health care and advanced manufacturing to set technology strategies, optimize infrastructure operations, adopt cloud capabilities, prioritize technology risks and manage multi-year cybersecurity programs. He also assists private equity firms in making investments in the enterprise technology and cybersecurity markets.
James has published on enterprise infrastructure and cybersecurity issues in the McKinsey Quarterly, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review blog network and other periodicals. He led McKinsey’s collaboration with the World Economic Forum on “Risk & Responsibility in a Hyper-connected World” for the Forum’s 2014 Annual Meeting in Davos. Most recently, he is the author of Beyond Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Digital Business (Wiley, 2015).
Prior to joining McKinsey, James was a consultant at Deloitte and Chief Technologist at Show & Tell, Inc. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Brown University.