episode 681

How Tech Executives at Toyota Financial Services and Stellantis are Building Talent for Digital Operating Models

Vipin Gupta is the Group Vice President & Chief Information Officer of Toyota Financial Services (TFS), one of the world’s largest auto finance providers with over $115 billion in managed assets. In that role, he leads all aspects of the company’s digital transformation efforts and information technology to transform, grow, and expand TFS’s business. He was awarded the 2021 CIO Leadership Award at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium among other numerous industry awards. Prior to his current post, he was the executive vice president and Chief Information Officer of Key Community Banking at KeyBank. Mamatha Chamarthi is the Head of Software Business and Product Management P&L at Stellantis. Stellantis was formed in 2021 as a result of a cross-border merger between the Italian-American conglomerate Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the French PSA Group, and currently has just over $200 billion in annual revenue. Mamatha was also the Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer of the company before entering her current role. Prior to Stellantis, Mamatha was the CIO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, CIO of Consumers Energy, and CIO / CDO of ZF Group as well. She also serves on the boards of ChampionX and Health Alliance Plan July 18, 2022

681: In this interview, Mamatha Chamarthi, Head of Software Business and Product Management P&L at Stellantis, and Vipin Gupta, Group Vice President & Chief Information Officer of Toyota Financial Services (TFS), discuss building talent for digital operating models. Vipin begins with an overview of the product orientation model he has adopted within the financial services industry and talks about the Digital Academy he has created to train non-technical talent throughout the organization. Mamatha describes the skills and experiences needed to be a successful product owner at Stellantis. Finally, both executives discuss how they curated their career paths from IT to become broader business leaders within their respective organizations.

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The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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