Aug 25, 2017: Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems has appointed David Bartlett as its new chief technology officer (CTO) and chief information security officer (CISO).
Under his new role, Bartlett will be responsible for the constant expansion of Panasonic Avionics’ technology roadmap, harnessing his broad experience in software and the Internet of Things.
Bartlett previously served as CTO of GE Aviation and was most recently the CTO of Current by GE.
Mark Jennings, chief operating officer, Panasonic Avionics Corporation said, “We are delighted to welcome David to our team. For over 30 years, Panasonic Avionics has been the leader in delivering new and innovative inflight entertainment and connectivity services to the world’s leading airlines. We believe that David’s background in IoT, mobility, and security will ensure that we maintain a leadership position as we deliver our next-generation digital cabin solutions to our airline customers.”
Bartlett held several management positions at IBM including Director of IBM Europe Software Development Lab, and Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa Support and Services. He led IBM’s Autonomic Computing program strategy at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. As IBM’s Vice President of Smarter Physical Infrastructure, he led digital projects in transportation, smart grid, and smart buildings where he was named one of the ‘top 15 people in the world to watch’ in intelligent buildings.
David Bartlett, commented, “I am thrilled to join this forward-thinking and innovative technology business in the aerospace sector. Panasonic’s technological solutions have been supporting airlines and delighting their passengers for many years. The road ahead is exciting and full of enormous opportunities to safely and securely deliver a premium experience.”
Bartlett holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry from New York State University and completed Computer Science Masters Program at the University of Minnesota. He earned an Executive MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina and a PMP Master’s Degree from George Washington University.
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