Executive Director of Internal Technology Research for The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
As the Executive Director of Internal Technology Research for The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), Darlene Newman leads research and experimentation of transformative solutions to support the firm's strategic mission to advance and protect the financial markets. Her instrumental role in driving DTCC’s open model of innovation has resulted in building strong relationships with renowned organizations and universities, such as New York University. These partnerships gather research on emerging trends such as quantum, cloud, and artificial intelligence and their impact on cybersecurity.
For over two decades, Darlene has been at the forefront of incubating, launching, and overseeing multiple high-profile and award-winning initiatives for startups and large organizations alike, across financial services and consumer industries. She has worked with leading companies such as UBS, Estée Lauder, and Reckitt, and has led teams ranging from concept to launch of new capabilities, including facial recognition, augmented reality (AR) / virtual reality (VR), and natural language processing (NLP) and large language models (LLM).
Aside from supporting over 50 startups and launching one of the first digital streaming platforms on a mobile device, Darlene is passionate about inspiring and empowering women to be changemakers and to become the leaders of tomorrow. She is involved with several academic initiatives and organizations that foster growing women’s presence in the technology and data fields.