Sayeed Sanaullah

First Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Strategic Planning

Sayeed serves as First Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Strategic Planning at Wells Fargo. In this role, he a) leads corporate strategy and business strategy, b) develops executive presentation and communication for C-level leadership, the Board of Directors and external stakeholders/partners and c) delivers successful strategic outcomes by understanding business needs, partnering thoughtfully with lines of businesses and always driving for results that exceed expectations

He has 17+ years of leadership experience in financial services, banking, and technology industries in various functions of strategy, finance, M&A, marketing, sales, software products development, and technology promotion. He has increased profitability, generated growth, managed risk and led cultural change on multiple occasions. He has published 2 technical articles and filed a patent/disclosure. He also serves as a board member and committed leader for multiple non-profit organizations (~ $100 million total annual budget).

He is a Wharton Fellow at University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree in strategy and finance from Washington University in Saint Louis. He also holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in mechanical engineering with minor in economics from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur.  He is also a CFA Charterholder.

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Day 1: Nov 17, 2020

Day 2: Nov 18, 2020

2:30 pm

2:30 pm


Examining the Impetus That COVID-19 Has Created for Digital Growth, Enhanced Experiences and Reduced Operational Costs

The need to move to a more digital banking model has been planned or played with for almost a decade, but COVID-19 has made the need for digital growth strategies, improved digital experiences and reduced operational costs more important than ever. Financial institutions of all sizes must reassess their existing business models, core systems structure, distribution networks, commitment to innovation and product assortment for a marketplace with more demanding customers, more agile competition and shareholders who are looking for greater efficiencies. With this health crisis, customers are more willing, more accepting and more welcoming than ever before to a digital channel, digital platform and digital service. This presents the right opportunity for financial services firms to aggressively drive digital growth strategies. This session will enable delegates to develop an effective structure for, by focusing on the following five digital growth strategies:
•         Leverage relevant ecosystems beyond the traditional core
•         Develop a financial supermarket
•         Capitalize on growth opportunities shaped by customer journey
•         Monetize customer interaction, engagement and data responsibly
•         Evolve into a product, service or infrastructure/platform manufacturing factory
Navigating COVID-19 impact, galvanize the shift to bolder thinking& create sustainable growth digitally