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May 18-20, 2022
Hilton San Francisco Union SquareSan Francisco, CA

Madhu Narasimhan
EVP, Head of Innovation, R&D and Operations Strategy, Digital, and Innovation (SDI) at Wells Fargo


Madhu Narasimhan is Executive Vice President and head of Innovation, R&D and Operations. Madhu oversees teams that deliver customer-centric digital products and services, along with the foundational business infrastructure and management routines to enable a high performing SDI organization.  Her team is also responsible for leading enterprise-wide innovation initiatives and research and development that will enable growth and drive better customer experiences. In addition, her organization champions change by driving the agile and customer journey transformation for the enterprise.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Narasimhan led virtual channels and analytics for Kaiser Permanente Care Delivery. She previously worked at fintech startup organizations as the head of engineering and architecture. She has led product, technology and implementation to deliver cross-channel, integrated technologies and experiences.

Narasimhan holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Riverside, and a bachelor’s of engineering in computer science from Birla Institute of Technology, India, and an engineering project manager certificate from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. She has also completed executive programs at Harvard Business School and Stanford Business School.

Based in the Bay Area, Narasimhan is passionate about mentoring and promoting women in technology. She also actively volunteers to promote science awareness and inspiration in elementary schools and is a founding member of the non-profit Bay Area Elementary Science Olympiad Foundation established in 2007.  Narasimhan is the executive sponsor of Wells Fargo’s Asian Connection Employee Resource Network (ERN).

Agenda Sessions

  • Power Panel: Achieving Digital Acceleration – What Do Incumbents Need To Do? What Does It Take To Be A Change Maker?