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Richard Davis

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Global Head, Enterprise Services | Former Global Head of Technology Services
Swift | Standard Chartered Bank

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Richard is known for his ability to think strategically and navigate organizations through periods of intense change and disruption. A transformational leader who inspires, motivates, and empowers teams to collaborate and move forward in the same direction.

Throughout his over 20-year long technology leadership career, Richard has led multiple multi-million-dollar large-scale transformational projects & programs with budgets up to US$1bn that have delivered significant cost savings, efficiencies and risk reductions in both domestic and international settings.

He was the former Global Head of Technology Services for Standard Chartered Bank, a leading international banking group with a presence in more than 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets. During his time there, Richard implemented Standard Bank’s Digital Workplace Transformation Program that delivered ~US$100M annual savings in operating costs, improved the Bank’s Net Promoter Score (NPS) by 53% and boosted VPN capacity by 10x. He also pioneered and deployed a new “Cloud First” strategy yielding cost savings of US$40M, improved server virtualization from 30% to 70%, and reduced obsolescence debt by 60%. As a result, Standard Chartered Bank received recognition as one of the top 10 global consumers of AWS spot instance capabilities.

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