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Make Data Work
Oct 15–17, 2014 • New York, NY
Sastry Durvasula

Sastry Durvasula
VP and Global Technology Head, American Express

Sastry Durvasula is Vice President and Global Technology Head of Information Management and Digital Capabilities at American Express. In this role, Sastry is responsible for leading the IT strategy and transformational development to power the company’s data-driven capabilities and digital products globally. His organization is also responsible for delivering enterprise-wide analytics and business intelligence platforms, and supporting critical risk, fraud and regulatory demands.

Sastry has held numerous IT executive positions at American Express with a successful track record in driving innovation, leading large-scale transformation programs and managing global technology investment roadmaps, while building high-performing organizations and fostering an agile culture. Sastry is passionate about Big Data, transformational technology and inspiring others to reach their potential.

Most recently, Sastry led the launch of American Express’ Big Data platform and the transformation of its enterprise data warehouse, which are powering the next generation of information, analytics and digital capabilities. Sastry’s team also led the development of the company’s API strategy and the Sync platform to deliver innovative products, drive social commerce and launch external partnerships.

Sastry is credited with several patents in the information management, payments, mobile and digital commerce technology space. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in engineering, as well as various professional certifications. Sastry plays an active role in leading industry forums and technology executive networks, including the Evanta CDO and HMG CIO Summits.


1:45pm–2:25pm Thursday, 10/16/2014
Hadoop in Action
Location: 1 C03/1 C04
Tags: finance
Sastry Durvasula (American Express), Kevin Murray (American Express)
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American Express is transforming for the digital age! Learn how we unleashed Big Data into our ecosystem and built on the strength of our core capabilities to remain relevant in a rapidly changing environment. New commerce opportunities and innovative products are being delivered, and the chance to provide actionable insights, social analysis, and predictive modeling is growing exponentially. Read more.