Equifax, the embattled credit scoring company announced Thursday (June 14) that it named Bryson Koehler as Chief Technology Officer.
In a press release, Equifax said Koehler, who was previously the Chief Technology Officer at IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, will be in charge of the company’s global information technology strategy and development. Equifax said Koehler will work with the company’s product, data and analytics teams to drive technology and data insights for 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, CEO at Equifax in a press release announcing Koehler’s appointment. “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.”
Equifax highlighted Koehler’s security know-how in the press release, saying that with security a main priority for IBM, Koehler was able to bring all the security teams together to ensure that IBM’s cloud was compliant. Koehler was previously Chief Technology and Information Officer at The Weather Channel after leaving IBM and has also served as senior vice president of global revenue and guest technology at the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG).
“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 in the press release. “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.”