FT-TCS BaNCS Financial Leaders Dinner Forum
Dr. Usama Fayyad
Executive Chairman, CEO

Dr. Usama Fayyad is Executive Chairman of Oasis500. Until September 2008, he was Yahoo! Chief Data Officer and EVP of Research & Strategic Data Solutions. He also founded and managed the Yahoo! Research organization globally. Yahoo! Research is the premier scientific research organization to develop the new sciences of the Internet, on-line marketing, and innovative interactive applications. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Fayyad co-founded and led the DMX Group, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2004. In early 2000, he co-founded and served as CEO of digiMine Inc, a data analysis and data mining company that built, operated and hosted data warehouses and web analytics for some of the world’s largest enterprises. From 1989 to 1996 Fayyad held a leadership role at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where his work garnered him.
Ravi Mattu
Editor of Business Life
Financial Times

Ravi Mattu is the editor of Business Life, the management section of the Financial Times. He joined the FT in 2000, and has held a number of positions including editor of Mastering Management, founding editor of FT Wealth and commissioning editor on the Financial Times Magazine.

Prior to the FT, he was a senior editor at Prospect magazine and he began his career at Harper's Magazine in New York. 
He tweets at @ravmattu

Bill Pappas
Chief Information Officer - Global Wholesale Banking Technology & Operations
Bank of America

Bill Pappas is Chief Information Officer of Bank of America’s Global Wholesale Banking Technology & Operations (GWBT&O) organization and the Head of the Global Delivery Center of Expertise (GDCE). He also is a member of Global Technology & Operations’ (GT&O) executive management team. Combined, the GWBT&O and GDCE organizations operate in 28 countries with nearly 35,000 employees and contractors. 

MrPappas’ GWBT&O team is responsible for technology and operations for commercial, corporate, investment banking and government clients, and for all lines of business in the Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific regions. Under Pappas’ leadership, GWBT&O’s call centers have been certified by J.D. Powers & Associates for delivering “An Outstanding Client Service Experience” four years in a row. Bank of America remains the only corporate and commercial banking service center with this designation. 

MrPappas represents Bank of America on the board of the Federal Reserve’s Payments Risk Committee. He is also a member of the board for Apparo, a Charlotte, N.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to delivering technology solutions and counsel to transform how nonprofits do business and serve communities. MrPappas was chosen as one of Bank Systems & Technology’s Elite 8, recognized as a CIO who embraces change and innovation to achieve competitive distinction. He holds a BA (cum laude) in political science and finance and an MBA in international business from Bentley University.

Thomas Statnick
Managing Director, Global Head, Trade and Treasury Solutions Technology
Citi Institutional Clients Group
Tom Statnick is the Global Head of Technology for Citi’s Trade and Treasury Solutions business. In this role, he is responsible for the global technology strategy, application development and delivery, and production assurance. He is a member of the TTS Executive Committee, the ICG O&T Senior Leadership Team, and Citi’s O&T Operating Committee.

Tom joined Citi in 1998 where he managed the Retail Electronic Commerce Technology group for Smith Barney. Prior to joining Citi, Tom was a senior administrator at a land-grant research university and started his career as a UNIX kernel engineer at several Silicon Valley based companies. Most recently, he was Chief Strategist of GTS Technology at Citi.
N. Ganapathy Subramaniam
Executive Vice President
Tata Consultancy Services

N. Ganapathy Subramaniam is the Executive Vice President of Tata Consultancy Services Limited and Head of TCS Financial Solutions (TCS FS), a strategic business unit of Tata Consultancy Services Limited. He has been part of the Indian IT Industry for the past 30 years, delivering solutions to customers across the Global Banking and Financial Services sector.

He is responsible for non-linear growth strategies and Products/Platform businesses of TCS globally. As a President of TCS Financial Solutions, he is responsible for the Financial Products within Capital Markets, Banking and Insurance and sees enormous potential in maximising efficiencies and minimizing risks for the industry at large. 

Previously, as the Global Head of Banking Industry Practice for TCS, he created opportunities, knowledge/asset creation, consulting, 3rd party alliances and overall management of product initiatives. With in-depth knowledge on IT trends and systems policies of leading corporations, he has been part of many mission critical projects for the financial services industry

David Watson
Global Head of Client Access Products for Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank

David Watson is the global head of Client Access products for Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking business. He is responsible for the product management of access channels to GTB products and services across the Cash Management, Trade Finance and Securities Services businesses. This includes global and local online channels, client integration services and SWIFT based access, covering both corporate clients and Financial Institutions. David is also responsible for the GTB Front Office Technology delivery team. David joined GTB in 2008 managing the Product Evolution area of Product Management, responsible for driving forward the product strategy, product development, and cross product strategic products.

Prior to joining to GTB division David held a variety of roles in the Deutsche Bank Group Technology and Operations area covering Cash and Custody businesses, where he was responsible for strategy and project execution for branch operations covering 30+ countries.

David graduated from Edinburgh University in 2001 with a Business Degree.