By Peter High, published on Forbes
Shelton Shugar has been named CIO of Barclaycard. He will play a critical role in managing and developing Barclaycard’s technological capabilities to serve its customers in the United States. Shugar will leverage his experience in Big Data, Cloud, and distributed systems to advance Barclaycard’s technology infrastructure. He will drive the creation of the Barclaycard US next generation platform, leveraging Domain-Driven Design, OpenSource, Cloud and Agile. The new platform will speed time to market for new offers and provide more flexibility for partners.
Shugar will report to Roy Aston, CIO, Barclaycard International, who said, “I’m incredibly pleased to announce Shelton’s appointment. His expertise will contribute to driving Barclaycard’s tech growth and execution strategy in this vital market. I look forward to working with Shelton as we further develop the U.S. technology architecture and embed data into everything we do.”
Shugar added, “I’m delighted to be joining Barclaycard, a company with a unique brand and long history of excellence in financial services. The financial services industry is increasingly led by technological capabilities, and each new development is a chance to better serve customers and push the boundaries of innovation. I am excited to be joining an industry leader at this important time.”
Shugar brings more than 25 years of experience in enterprise computing to the position, as well as deep knowledge in cloud computing, product development and e-commerce. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Enterprise Cloud Services with Hewlett Packard Enterprise in San Francisco. He had previously held positions at CA Technologies, Yahoo!, eBay, Homestore and Verisign, The Thomson Corporation, and AOL. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.