SVP & CIO, The Coca-Cola Company
Barry Simpson, senior vice president and chief information officer at The Coca-Cola Company, oversees the company’s global information technology strategy, services, and operations. Simpson joined the Coca-Cola system in 2008 as group CIO of the Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) Group, a major Coca-Cola bottler based in Sydney, Australia. In this role, he was responsible for the development and implementation of IT strategy for the CCA Group across multiple lines of business in six Asia-Pacific markets. He joined The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in January 2016, where he is now responsible for overseeing IT services provided to all of the company’s business units worldwide. Before joining the Coca-Cola system, Simpson served in various IT leadership roles for Colgate- Palmolive based in Australia, Malaysia, and the United States. Simpson holds a bachelor’s of economics from Sydney University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.