Ally wins the 2022 Qorus-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards’ best North American Innovation

Digital Reinvention
11/01/2023 Interview
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Arvy Rajasekaran

Ally Bank

Chief Information Officer - Enterprise Architecture

In 2022, for the first time, we launched a special award for the best North American innovation submitted to the 2022 Qorus-Accenture Banking Innovation Awards. A group of key executives from the Qorus Digital Reinvention Community deliberated over this and selected “Using Platform Thinking to Disrupt Marketing” by Ally Financial. Arvy Rajasekaran, Ally's CIO-Enterprise Architecture, who championed this project and helped bring it to fruition, answered our questions.

Can you introduce yourself and tell me more about your role at Ally?

I’m Arvy Rajasekaran, CIO-Enterprise Architecture at Ally Financial. When Ally was first created, I had the privilege of building the team that launched the digital bank. Thirteen years later, we are the largest online bank in the United States and one of the top 25 financial holding companies in the US. We have close to 11 million customers and 11,000 employees. 

In my current role, I lead the enterprise architecture team and our technology labs. The enterprise architecture team drives technology architecture for all our product lines as well as business architecture, platform strategy, data, infrastructure, and security architecture. The technology labs team demonstrates the art of the possible with practical, cutting edge and innovative projects. It is a small group of full stack engineers who use the principle of concept, design, and scale to build working applications that eventually become part of our product offerings.

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