Brian Smyth is CTO Emerging Payments for Chase Consumer Bank (CCB). The payments industry is swiftly changing with the mass adoption of smart phones, increased connectivity in retail stores and the blurring of e/mCommerce with traditional retail commerce; As the #1 eCommerce acquiring, #1 US issuing, our own licensed Network and a top rated mobile banking company, JPMorgan Chase is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this rapidly changing ecosystem of payments.Â This role is a newly comprised one within the Digital IT organization designed to address these challenges and opportunities of a changing payments industry. Prior to this role within Chase, Brian was CTO of Business Services and Middleware Development for the newly formed Operations Technology (OPT) organization and prior to that Chief Architect for Card Merchant and Auto (CMA). Prior to joining Chase, Brian led a successful startup, Traffic.com, as Senior Vice President of Development where he established over a dozen of industry changing products. These products were large scale (over 400 million real-time transactions/day, scaled to 4 billion), innovative (over 10 patents awarded, notably changed the face of traffic in web, mobile, media and in-vehicle) and scientific (research scientists on staff for the definition and creation of new algorithmic processes for real-time traffic analysis). After helping to create a successful business, Traffic.com was purchased by Navteq Corp and later Nokia Corp.
Prior to Traffic.com, Brian was VP of Component Services at First USA/Bank ONE where he created the first set of business services in support of the initial cardmemberservices.com website, IVR and First Assist. Earlier he led the development for online brokerage services in the nascent days of the consumer Internet as part of a startup, Reality Online, which became a Reuters corporation. Brian also previously worked at GE Research and IBM.
Brian holds a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University.