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Shekar Katuri

Shekar Katuri is a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in Banking and Financial services, Analytics and Modeling, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Financial
Advisory & Governance functions. His passion is to drive business transformation through power of data.

He currently leads AI Strategy and Governance efforts for the Bank. He also works closely with Bank’s top
leadership who are part of the AI Council in understanding and guiding strategic thinking in the use of AI.
In his Governance role, he ensures all AI and GenAI risk is managed through effective governance routines,
in partnership with various partner functions. He has worked in multiple roles during his long career at
the Bank. He has worked in the capacity of Model Development Exec for Global Technology &Operations,
both managing the model development and Governance functions. He has led the Information Exchange
program to drive analytics and insights for various areas in the Bank driving the power of data. He was
also head of offshore strategy, setting up effective offshore functions globally.
In his roles outside the Bank, he was a member of board of directors in India for Financial Advisory
Services, at a large consulting firm, and has built a global Analytics business catering to the needs of
Financial Services in the areas of AI/Analytics Strategy, Marketing, Product pricing, Financial Advisory,
Regulatory Risk, Forensics, Internal Audit, AML, Model Risk Management amongst others, across
consumer, commercial, investment banking and wealth management. His clients included top banks
across Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. As regional head of D&I, he drove several programs for active
engagement of employees, families, and community. He has been on the advisory board of several
academic institutions with focus on driving Analytics programs. He has also been a speaker in many
forums. He also holds several patents.
Shekar is also a board member of the North Texas chapter

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Creating an AI Strategy

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Shekar Katuri, CFA
Managing Director, AI Program, Strategy and Governance Executive
Bank of America