Equifax appoints new Chief Technology Officer

Equifax has appointed Bryson Koehler, formerly of IBM, as its new Chief Technology Officer.

Koehler, whose previous roles include CTO at IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, CTO and CIO at The Weather Channel Companies, and SVP of Global Revenue and Guest Technology at the Intercontinental Hotels Group, will be responsible for Equifax’s global IT strategy.

Cloud-based AI technology is a game changer for developing secure and reliable data-driven products […] I see tremendous opportunity for Equifax to become a leading data-driven technology company

Bryson Koehler, CTO, Equifax

“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 Equifax CEO Mark Begor.

“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,” he went on to say. “We are thrilled to have a leader of Bryson’s caliber joining Equifax at such a pivotal time in our history.”

The company’s press release highlighted Koehler’s security credentials in particular, emphasising his role leading and co-ordinating security teams at IBM.

The appointment is one of several high-level personnel changes since the high-profile breach in 2017. Equifax appointed Mark Rohrwasser as interim CIO and Russ Ayres (who is now deputy CISO) as interim CSO in September, and brought in Jamil Farshchi as its new CISO in February and Begor as CEO in April.

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

– Mark Begor, CEO, Equifax

“The world of AI is unlocking massive potential in how data can be used, and cloud-based AI technology is a game changer for developing secure and reliable data-driven products,” said Koehler. “I see tremendous opportunity for Equifax to become a leading data-driven technology company, and I’m excited to join its highly-talented team to bring new energy that accelerates Equifax’s transformation into a leader of insight forecasting.”

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