Video: Patty Watson Arrives with Experience in Tow

It took a lot to convince Patty Watson to uproot her family and move from her beloved Texas to Columbus, Ga. In fact, TSYS’ new senior executive vice president and chief information officer wouldn’t have moved for just any company. She chose TSYS® because of our commitment to customers, team members and our community.    

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TSYS Names New CIO Patty Watson

Jun 27, 2017

Video: Patty Watson Arrives with Experience in Tow

It took a lot to convince Patty Watson to uproot her family and move from her beloved Texas to Columbus, Ga. In fact, TSYS’ new senior executive vice president and chief information officer wouldn’t have moved for just any company. She chose TSYS® because of our commitment to customers, team members and our community.  

So with the big move behind her, the community-minded leader with 17 years of experience in the financial services industry has hit the ground running and is focused on three things: 

  • Meeting with clients and team members
  • Finding innovative ways to meet clients’ needs
  • Making a difference

Bringing prior technology experience at Bank of America® and most recently at The Brinks Company® as their CIO, Patty knows that technology is vital to our industry.

“We need to understand the latest technology advancements and our clients’ business challenges,” she said. “We become true partners with our clients when we can offer them innovative solutions to help them grow their business.” 

To truly meet clients’ needs, though, she plans to also seek out the unexpected and sometimes overlooked innovation opportunities. 

Taking on the challenge to move beyond day-to-day operations, Patty intends to get out to the “garages” and startups where so much of the innovation is happening today. 

But technology won’t be her only focus. 

“It’s so easy for someone in technology to think in terms of transactions,” Patty said. “But behind every transaction is a person. If that person can’t make a payment like buying groceries or paying their utility bill, we impact their lives. To me, that’s the heart of the TSYS People-Centered brand promise.” 

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