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Gregory Simpson

Synchrony
SVP & Chief Technology Officer
Greg Simpson joined Synchrony Financial in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. In addition to his CTO role, Greg was named the AI leader for Synchrony in 2017. Greg works closely with Synchrony’s CIO on developing the company’s technology strategy and sits on Synchrony’s IT Steering Committee. Overseeing a large global team, Greg is responsible for key IT functions including enterprise architecture, business intelligence, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, data centers, voice and data networks, service delivery and operations as well as end user services and collaboration. He is also a thought leader for how AI will change SYF going forward and initiates activities to advance our use of AI. Based in our Kettering, Ohio offices, Greg serves on the IT Engagement Committee and is a senior leader participating in Synchrony’s Business Leadership Program and a mentor to many within the IT team. Prior to joining Synchrony Financial, Greg served as GE's Chief Technology Officer for 8 years where he created the shared services infrastructure team that supports all GE businesses. In his role as GE’s CTO, Greg advised GE’s CIO and business CIO's on new technology directions, and served on the company’s IT Council. Greg has an extensive IT career that spans more than 30 years. Greg is a frequent presenter and moderator at industry events, as a regular spokesperson on business technology trends, Greg has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and other national media. Greg received his BSME from Purdue University and his MSME from Case Western Reserve University.