March 18-20, 2019

Winning with Digital


Shachella  James

Shachella James

  • VP, Technology Operations
  • CenterPoint Energy

Shachella James is an accomplished technology professional approaching three decades interfacing with senior business executives, technical teams and operational end users, making sure no one strays from "due North."

She provides leadership to a technology organization that enables and supports the corporate technology enterprise, including end user support, business applications, portfolio value and delivery, and data center operations.  She engages the enterprise to identify innovation and solutions to meet industry demands.  Shachella drives organizational development plans leading to the transformation of the organization to achieve greater efficiencies, effectiveness, security, continuity and resilience via technology and resources.  Her span of control includes managing the fiduciary, strategic, and operational accountabilities commensurate with this position.

Shachella is a certified technology professional, having earned her undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas @ Austin.