Patricia Watson


EVP, Chief Information Officer

Patty is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of NCR. She joined the company in 2022 to lead the Information & Technology team and oversee NCR’s global technology vision and roadmap. Patty also chairs NCR’s Technology Leadership Council. The council’s goal is to invest in NCR’s world-class technology teams to enable 24/7/365 delivery of highly available, secure, market-leading products so NCR can transform, connect and run our customers’ technology platforms.


Before joining NCR, Patty served as the President of Cloud Collaboration at Intrado Corporation for two years, where she led the business through a private equity sale process. She is the former Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Total System Services (TSYS) — a role she held from 2015 until 2019 when Global Payments, Inc. acquired TSYS. Before joining TSYS, she served as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for The Brink’s Company. Prior, Patty worked with Bank of America for more than 14 years in technology positions of increasing responsibility. She began her career with 10 years of service in the United States Air Force as an Executive Staff Officer, Flight Commander, Program Manager and Director of Operations. She is on the board of directors at Rockwell Automation, where she serves on the technology and compensation committees.


Patty specializes in technology, vendor and risk management, contract negotiation, supply chain direction and business continuity. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and an MBA from the University of Dayton.