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Banking Tech Awards
4th December 2024
Royal Lancaster Hotel

Jonathan Heller
CTO at Custodia


Don Trotta is Executive Managing Director and founder of Technology Directions, a boutique executive advisory practice focused on technology strategy and innovation in the financial services industry.

Don enjoyed a 30-year career at the intersection of the financial services and technology industries holding senior executive roles such as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer for several top-tier global financial institutions including Barclays, Citigroup, and Chase Manhattan.

In 2009 Don joined SAP AG, one of the world’s leading enterprise software companies, as their Global Head of Financial Services Industry which has since grown to become a $2B+ business serving the Banking, Capital Markets, and Insurance industries globally.

Over the years, has Don served on numerous Financial Services and CIO advisory boards for major industry organizations, such as HP, Accenture, Unisys, NCR, Teradata, The Research Board, MasterCard, and Visa. In 2007 Don was nominated for CIO of the Year in the FT Bankers Award. He also served from 2009-2919 as Vice-Chair of the Board for Banking Industry Architecture Network, BIAN, the organization that sets technology architecture standards for the banking industry globally.

Don received a M.S. degree from NYU Polytechnic University of New York, and a B.A. degree from The City University of New York. He also attended executive management programs conducted by the Harvard Business School and the INSEAD International Business School in Fontainebleau, France. Don was recently elected to serve on the International Board of Directors for New York University Tandon School of Engineering Alumni Association.