“Visa’s commitment to continuous technology upgrades differentiates us from competitors and helps Visa play a key role in facilitating the migration to electronic payments. Few people recognize the critical role VisaNet plays in supporting our extensive brand acceptance, securing our products and facilitating payment innovation,” said Mike Dreyer, Chief Information Officer, Visa Inc. “As we activate our second new data center in four years and complete a transition to the latest information technology, we are laying the foundation for the future of Visa payments and related services.”
Guardant Health has appointed Kumud Kalia as its new chief information officer. In the role, he will lead the company's enterprise applications, information technology, and security teams. Kalia was most recently chief information and technology officer at Cylance, and previously served the same role at Akamai Technologies. He received Computerworld's "best in class" recognition among its 100 premier information technology leaders and has led teams that have won CIO100, CTO25, and other industry awards. He holds an honors degree in electronic engineering from Bangor University, is a chartered engineer, and is a fellow of both the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the British Computer Society.
Precision medicine software firm LifeOmic has named Ed Simcox as its new chief strategy officer. Simcox joins LifeOmic from the US Department of Health and Human Services, where he served as chief technology officer and acting chief information officer. Prior to this, Simcox was director of US health care strategy, partnerships, and product development for AT&T. He also served as healthcare practice leader at Logicalis US, a global IT firm.