Fortune 500 | episode 485

Data Strategy with Ally Financial's Chief Information Data and Digital Officer

Sathish Muthukrishnan is the chief Information, data, and digital officer of Ally Financial, a leading digital financial services company with revenues exceeding $6 billion annually. On the information side of his role, Sathish oversees all aspects of technology, including application development, infrastructure, and operations. On the data side, Sathish has responsibility for all of data engineering and data governance. Finally, on the digital side, he oversees the company’s digital transformation. Prior to joining Ally, Sathish was the chief digital & information officer of Honeywell Aerospace. September 14, 2020

485: Ally Chief Information Data and Digital Officer Sathish Muthukrishnan discusses

  • Sathish’s three-pillared IT strategy, which is focused on driving customer value, creating a compelling financial trajectory for all its shareholders and investors, and executing that through great culture
  • The company’s transition to a mobile workforce due to the pandemic 
  • Sathish’s experience being onboarded largely in quarantine
  • The approach Sathish used to create his data strategy
  • What he has learned from his prior experiences as CIO

Among a variety of other topics.


This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

My belief is if I succeed in this data component of my responsibility, it will amplify and accelerate the whole transformation of the business and also help us.

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

From strategy to implementation

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