episode 725

Goldman Sachs CIO Marco Argenti on Abstracting the Complexity of Finance Through Tech

Marco Argenti is the Chief Information Officer of Goldman Sachs, a multinational investment bank and financial services company that earns roughly $60 billion in annual revenue. He is a member of the Management Committee, the Firmwide Technology Risk Committee, the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee, and the Firmwide Enterprise Risk Committee. Marco joined the company in 2019 as a partner of the firm, and prior to his time at Goldman Sachs, spent roughly six years as the Vice President of Technology of Amazon Web Services (AWS) overseeing all aspects of the product lifecycle of cloud services, including strategy, business planning, and developer engagements. December 19, 2022

725: Marco discusses his journey from one of the premier digital native organizations and applying his learnings from that experience to one of the older and more storied investment banks. He provides a thumbnail sketch of Goldman Sachs’ long history and how the company’s scale is actually an advantage to its digital transformation. Marco also talks about coming from a background outside of financial services, building credibility within Goldman Sachs, and leveraging his time at AWS to build the B2C business within the organization. Finally, Marco dissects the necessary ingredients in becoming a more nimble enterprise, reflects on the keys to his career success, and talks about his passion for music.

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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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