2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards

Today, every company is a technology company. As a result, CEOs fully expect technology executives to come armed with fresh ideas for leveraging technology to deliver new waves of business value and drive future growth for their companies. 

CIOs, CTOs, CISOs and other C-suite technology executives play a crucial role in placing their organizations on the fast track to groundbreaking transformation. But success doesn’t occur in a vacuum – those executives who are able to summon courageous leadership, think differently and instill a passion within their teams are able to lead, reimagine and reinvent their companies and deliver winning business formulas that can provide a competitive edge. 

Sangy Vatsa NEW 2020

Sangy Vatsa

EVP, Global Chief Technology and Digital Officer - FIS Global


Mr. Sangy Vatsa is the EVP, Chief Technology and Digital Officer of FIS Global. As a seasoned Chief Information, Technology and Digital Officer with a track record of accelerating growth and maximizing value, Vatsa has delivered such value in progressive leadership roles at Fortune companies like American Express, Ford Motor Company and Comerica Bank. He is currently responsible for digital transformation at FIS Global.

Prior to joining FIS Global, Vatsa served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Comerica Bank. He joined the Bank in 2016 and was responsible for all of digital technology, technology operations, cybersecurity, enterprise data office, business continuity and technology risk management at the Bank. 

Prior to joining Comerica Bank, Vatsa served as the Chief Information Officer for global customer service, credit, collections and payments issuance at The American Express Company. Since joining American Express in 2006, he served in leadership roles for IT strategy, architecture and innovation, enterprise shared services, global business travel and corporate payments digital capabilities. Prior to American Express, he spent 13 years at Ford Motor Company (and Ford Financial Services) in various progressive leadership, architecture and technology delivery roles.

Vatsa earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.  He also holds a Master of Computer and Information Systems degree and a Bachelor of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering degree. Vatsa is actively engaged in the industry, both with technology companies and with non-profit companies.

About FIS Global:

FIS is a global financial services technology company that offers solutions in three primary segments; Merchant Solutions, Banking Solutions, and Capital Market Solutions. FIS helps businesses and communities by advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests. Annually, it facilitates the movement of roughly $9 trillion by processing about 75 billion transactions in service to more than 20,000 clients and having more than one million merchant locations in over 130 countries.Mr. Sangy Vatsa is the EVP, Chief Technology and Digital Officer of FIS Global. As a seasoned Chief Information, Technology and Digital Officer with a track record of accelerating growth and maximizing value, Vatsa has delivered such value in progressive leadership roles at Fortune companies like American Express, Ford Motor Company and Comerica Bank. He is currently responsible for digital transformation at FIS Global.

Prior to joining FIS Global, Vatsa served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Comerica Bank. He joined the Bank in 2016 and was responsible for all of digital technology, technology operations, cybersecurity, enterprise data office, business continuity and technology risk management at the Bank. 

Prior to joining Comerica Bank, Vatsa served as the Chief Information Officer for global customer service, credit, collections and payments issuance at The American Express Company. Since joining American Express in 2006, he served in leadership roles for IT strategy, architecture and innovation, enterprise shared services, global business travel and corporate payments digital capabilities. Prior to American Express, he spent 13 years at Ford Motor Company (and Ford Financial Services) in various progressive leadership, architecture and technology delivery roles.

Vatsa earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.  He also holds a Master of Computer and Information Systems degree and a Bachelor of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering degree. Vatsa is actively engaged in the industry, both with technology companies and with non-profit companies.

About FIS Global:

FIS is a global financial services technology company that offers solutions in three primary segments; Merchant Solutions, Banking Solutions, and Capital Market Solutions. FIS helps businesses and communities by advancing the way the world pays, banks and invests. Annually, it facilitates the movement of roughly $9 trillion by processing about 75 billion transactions in service to more than 20,000 clients and having more than one million merchant locations in over 130 countries.

The History

Since the inception of its Transformational CIO Awards in 2012, HMG Strategy has been recognizing the industry’s premier technology executives who are making a difference in their organizations through the industry’s most distinguished and recognizable awards program. In 2019, HMG Strategy introduced the Technology Executives to Watch Awards to recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Senior Technology Leaders, Venture Capitalists and Search Executives who have demonstrated unparalleled leadership in areas such as Innovation, Business Transformation and Digital Disruption.

In 2020, we are extending our recognition program to honor exemplary technology leaders who are delivering exceptional value to their organizations: The HMG Strategy 2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards.

The Criteria

These annual awards recognize the top-performing Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Security Officers, Venture Capitalists, Search Industry Executives and other Senior Technology Leaders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the following areas: InnovationBusiness TransformationCourageous LeadershipTalent Development and Digital Disruption

The awards also recognize legendary technology leaders with two new award distinctions: the Elite Alumni and Lifetime Achievement awards. 

The Elite Alumni award will showcase the courageous leadership and commitment to innovation and business transformation that earns technology executives perennial acknowledgment. Recipients in the Elite Alumni category join an exclusive list of premier global technology leaders who have been recognized by HMG Strategy in the past. The program honors those top IT leaders who have delivered unparalleled value to their organizations in innovation, business transformation, courageous leadership, digital disruption and talent development.

Meanwhile, the Lifetime Achievement award recognizes those leaders who have led a long and distinguished career. Recipients in this category have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the technology industry in various positions and exhibited excellence throughout the duration of their career.

The Details

Nominations are open and are being accepted on a rolling basis. Nominations must be received at least 21 days prior to the regional summit of choice to be considered for recognition. To see HMG Strategy’s full calendar of events for 2020, click here.


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To learn more about HMG Strategy’s 2020 Global Technology Executives Who Matter Awards Program, please call (203) 221-2702 or email HMG Strategy’s Senior Research Director Tom Hoffman at tomhoffman@hmgstrategy.com.

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