Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced that it has named Bryson Koehler to serve as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Koehler, who previously served as CTO at IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, will be responsible for leading Equifax’s global information technology strategy and development. Koehler will also work closely with the company’s product, data, and analytics teams to drive technology and speed into product and data insights delivery to customers and partners.
“We are excited to welcome Bryson to our senior leadership team as we continue to invest heavily in data security and enhance our information technology infrastructure,” said Mark Begor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Equifax. “Bryson is known for his deep technical and cloud skills, consistent, focused, and strong performance within the industry, and for being a creative problem solver who has achieved business goals by leveraging the innovative use of technology. This is paramount to our future success as we advance our technology capabilities; and enhance data security and the speed, simplicity, and reliability of our products. We are thrilled to have a leader of Bryson’s caliber joining Equifax at such a pivotal time in our history.”
As the CTO for IBM’s Watson and Cloud Platform, Koehler led a global team of cloud engineers, architects, security professionals, product and offering managers, technical communications specialists, research and development activities and operational systems reliability engineers. With Koehler’s support, IBM reset its core strategic direction to be cloud-native and has radically advanced its cloud capabilities. By driving technical and cultural change and the way the company designed, built, and operated its core technology assets, Koehler helped accelerate IBM’s transformation. With security being a central priority for IBM, he brought all of the security teams together to ensure IBM had the world’s most compliant cloud, strengthening the company’s technical credibility.
Koehler, who will be based in Atlanta and report to the CEO, holds bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and the Technology Association of Georgia, and has provided long-time service to the Georgia CIO Leadership Association and TechBridge.
Source: Equifax Press Release