Yolande Piazza serves as Vice President, Financial Services at Google Cloud, leading the North American sales and customer engineering teams. She is responsible for defining key solutions for the market and helping Google Cloud’s banking, capital markets, insurance, and payments customers accelerate their digital transformation in the cloud.
Yolande brings more than three decades of experience in technology and financial services.
Prior to joining Google Cloud, Yolande spent 32 years at Citigroup. She was most recently the CEO of Citi FinTech, responsible for identifying and driving new vectors of growth for the Global Consumer Bank. She also led Citi’s Consumer Innovation Labs and was CAO for Global Consumer Banking Operations and Technology, CIO of Student Loans Corporation, and senior vice president of Online Applications and Services for Diners Club International (Citigroup brand). An advocate for women in technology, Yolande founded “Future Women in IT,” a program which aims to inspire middle and high school female students to pursue careers in technology. The program has reached more than 50,000 participants across the United States since its inception.
Sam Maule serves as a Key Account Director, Financial Services at Google Cloud. He is responsible for managing the Google Cloud relationship with selected strategic enterprise clients, defining key client solutions and helping Google Cloud’s banking, capital markets, and payments customers accelerate their digital transformation in the cloud.
Sam brings more than twenty-five years of experience in technology and financial services. Prior to joining Google Cloud, Sam spent 4.5 years at 11:FS as the Managing Director, North America, responsible for identifying and driving new growth opportunities focused on the digital transformation of the banking and fintech space. Sam is also a banking and payments industry veteran having served in leadership roles at NTT, TSYS, and Northern Trust.
An active supporter of the fintech community, Sam is a sought after speaker, podcast host, and mentor.
The future of financial services: a fireside chat with Yolande Piazza, Google Cloud.
How does the financial services industry move beyond just the buzzword of “digital transformation” and translate this into real business outcomes. This session will provide a frank discussion on how to provide a customer-centric engagement model supported by a scalable technical and operational model fit for the digital age.