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2010's Elite 8 Honorees: Where Are They Now

The recent economic turmoil and a tougher regulatory environment continue to challenge bank technology executives, who must work to improve the customer experience while cutting costs and boosting efficiencies in order to remain competitive. Bank Systems & Technology checked in with the 2010 Elite 8 honorees to see how today's challenges have changed their responsibilities and their banks' focus over the past year.
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A Global Mandate

When BS&T honored New York-based Citigroup's Anthony DiSanto with an Elite 8 award in 2010, he was concentrating his efforts on modernizing and consolidating the bank's data centers, standardizing desktops and updating the firm's phone system. But in March 2011, DiSanto was given added responsibility for the financial giant's global data centers.

While the scope of his responsibilities has broadened significantly, DiSanto says, he has continued his persistent efforts to address his institution's technology challenges. "One of our continued priorities is the creation of a single servicing platform for our consumer clients around the world. We also continue to focus on our reengineering efforts as part of Citi's mandate to deliver a 'global bank,'" he reports. "These efforts, specifically, revolve around our infrastructure as well as consolidation and expansion of our internal clouds."

Like many of his peers, DiSanto also points out that the current economic situation has impacted Citi's IT budget. "There is re-prioritization regarding specific projects and a highlighted focus on reengineering the bank," he says.


Peggy Bresnick Kendler has been a writer for 30 years. She has worked as an editor, publicist and school district technology coordinator. During the past decade, Bresnick Kendler has worked for UBM TechWeb on special financialservices technology-centered ... View Full Bio

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