episode 377

Equifax CTO Bryson Koehler

January 21, 2019

377: Last year, Equifax experienced one of the most devastating security breaches ever, which exposed the private information of 143 million individuals. In this interview, Bryson, who joined the firm after the breach, explains the company’s response and its goals to rebuild customer’s trust through security and compliance work, to build a sustainable future, and to constantly invest in new technologies. We also discuss Bryson’s take on blockchain and the cloud, how Equifax invests in artificial intelligence, his approach to obtaining the best talent, among other topics.

Bryson is the Chief Technology Officer of Equifax, one of the largest credit agencies in the world. As CTO, Bryson focuses on unifying all of Equifax’s technology teams around a common philosophy, a technology-driven culture, and a common architecture to accelerate product development. Before joining Equifax, Bryson was the CTO of IBM Watson and IBM Cloud. Bryson joined IBM when it acquired The Weather Company, where he was CTO and CIO.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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