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Chief Data Officer & Platform Solutions
Leveraging practical knowledge, David advances business strategy and product development while enhancing stakeholders' experience through positive disruption and transformation. Using integrated and creative thinking mixed with extensive data, technology, and operations experience, David's skills focus on understanding business needs to drive product, data, process, analytics and technology advancement. As a strategist utilizing the overlay of process, technology, and people; he embraces the blend of agility, innovation, and vision executed through tactical short and long term maneuvers.
Head of Global Markets & Data Science
Industry Leader Delivering Technology Innovation and Transformation at Large Scale
Leadership - Build highly effective global teams to harness talent and expertise. Deliver in fast paced, constantly changing business environments with a positive sense of urgency and accountability to deliver measurable results. Embrace and foster an agile culture in the organization, inspire creativity and innovation within.
Transformation - Align technology strategy in partnership with Business, Compliance, Operations and Technology stakeholders. Implement transformation solutions for significant cost savings. Reduce operational complexity, centralize platforms/services. Drive cross functional business analysis which informs system architecture design for large scale technology changes. Evaluate and integrate with vendor solutions within the enterprise. Deliver large complex software solutions and engineer architecture of front to back systems.
Data - Lead and execute Data Strategy, build robust big data and Regulatory Reporting solutions to bring data to business/customers and meet regulatory, internal controls, risk, trade surveillance and enterprise need.
Head of AI Acceleration
Bjorn Austraat brings more than two decades of diverse experience in taking complex business problems and finding pragmatic, profitable solutions to them through machine learning, AI and other technologies.
Currently, he serves as SVP and Head of AI Acceleration at Truist where he is building out the new AI & Analytics Accelerator (A3) to enable innovation and accelerate scalable solution deployment for AI and analytics across the enterprise. The Accelerator will provide a complete incubation environment including open source and commercial software, AI-optimized hardware, design thinking and Agile methodologies as well as synthetic data to support and empower teammates across Truist to grow ideas from early stage to MVP to fully deployed solutions.
Formerly, Bjorn was SVP for Agile AI at Wells Fargo, Global Cognitive Finance Leader with IBM for a top-3 International Bank and the Global Leader for Cognitive Visioning and Strategy for IBM Watson, where he provided strategic direction for marquee engagements including H&R Block and Vodafone.
Prior to joining IBM, Bjorn held a number of senior leadership roles in companies ranging from Silicon Valley startups to large, multinational consulting enterprises working with companies such as Apple, AT&T, Microsoft and Ford.
Bjorn began his career as an interpreter and translator in Vienna. Today he uses those skills to detect meaningful patterns in noisy business data and craft scalable and profitable strategies that are in tune with the competitive landscape and diverse stakeholder needs.
An expert in cognitive and applied AI, Bjorn has given hundreds of executive and plenary presentations including:
• AI & Big Data Virtual Summit 2021
• AI & Big Data Expo North America Virtual 2020
• AI Summit New York 2019
• AI O'Reilly Conference
• World of Watson
Bjorn holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, an M.A. in Translation and Interpretation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and an M.A. in Conference Interpretation from the University of Vienna, Austria.
When he is not busy with all things technology, Bjorn spends his time with photography, international travel, nutritional science and AI ethics.
Chief Data Officer
American Century Investments
Tarun Sood is the Chief Data Officer for American Century Investments. Tarun joined American Century Investments in 2022 and oversees all aspects of data and analytics, enterprise data and analytics strategy, data management, data consumption, and data governance.
Before joining ACI, Tarun was with Vanguard as the Head of Data and Analytics, overseeing the data transformation and managing an extensive data and analytics organization portfolio. In addition, he managed business intelligence and analytics, data science, data and ML engineering, data governance, and data operations teams. Before joining Vanguard, he held leadership positions in various consulting firms, most recently with Deloitte Consulting. Both at Vanguard and in consulting, Tarun was integral in developing and succeeding in large-scale data and analytics transformations that directly impacted the development of solutions for clients.
Throughout his career, Tarun has been passionate about data and analytics, AIML, and enabling data and cloud transformations. During his consulting days, Tarun advised senior leaders about their data and analytics and AIML strategies, and he now frequently presents at conferences about these emerging complex topics. In addition, Tarun is an active member of several boards and data and analytics communities.
Global Head of Data, Digital and Innovation
Professional with extensive expertise combining unique blend of Finance and IT experience to create robust client, prospect, business line, financial reporting and analytical on prem and cloud based environments. Combine both strategic/tactical IT/Financial expertise with strong qualifications in business development, operations and P&L management. Lead Analytics & Data team in the design and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance reporting, insights and technology solutions in support of rapid application growth. Successful at building and leading high performance IT & Finance organizations and strategic programs within the Financial Services arena. Record of capturing significant cost reductions through process redesign and performance enhancements. Skilled in all phases of the agile project life cycle, from initial feasibility analysis and conceptual design through implementation and enhancement. Effective at building culturally diverse, team-centered operating units, with excellent business process and strategy development skills. Customer-centric with the ability to initiate profitable alliances with global vendors and suppliers.
Head of Business Intelligence and Data Transformation
Gorricho has more than 15 years of experience in the data and analytics space and frequently speaks at data and analytics-related conferences.
Gorricho holds an industrial engineering degree from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
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CDAO Financial Services brings together your data & analytics community from the Financial Services industry for two days of learning, networking and collaboration. Whether you are new to data & analytics or a seasoned leader, you will leave our event with insights and takeaways that will carry you and your team through the rest of the year.
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