Citi CIO Talks Innovation, Bank Partnerships and Internal Incubator

Citi CIO Vanessa Colella sat down with Business Insider to discuss the bank’s technology budget, their internal incubator program and how she came to join the bank in 2010; she started out in marketing and has since taken over their corporate investing arm, Citi Ventures, and was more recently names Chief Innovation Offer for Citigroup; she is responsible for pushing innovation among 200,000 employees in more than 100 countries; the interview goes on to cover how the internal incubator, D10X, got started, how they decide which companies to invest in, why investing and partnering is better than acquiring, how she measures success and when to pull the plug on a bad idea. Source.

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