David Thompson serves as group president, Information Technology (IT) and Services Group at Symantec. In this role, he leads a combined services, technical support and IT organization, which is focused on better leveraging the company’s investments in IT-related services for both internal and external use.
Prior to joining Symantec, Thompson was senior vice president and chief information officer for Oracle and oversaw the Global Information Technology group.
Before joining Oracle, Thompson was the CIO at PeopleSoft for seven years where he led the transition to the adoption of its own Internet applications to reduce costs and improve efficiency. During his tenure, he also led PeopleSoft through the M&A integrations of both Vantive and JD Edwards. His leadership allowed the corporation to realize over $100 million in savings through IT process optimization and online business process enablement.
Thompson has more than 18 years of experience in IT leadership in the high technology industry. He began his career in the United States Air Force.