Executive Managing Director, Technology Directions
Polytechnic Alumni Association - International Board of Directors
(Term ending August 31, 2025)
Don Trotta has enjoyed a 30-year career at the intersection of the financial services and technology industries, holding senior executive roles such as Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer for several top-tier global financial institutions, including Barclays, Citigroup, and Chase Manhattan.
In 2009 Don joined SAP AG, one of the world’s leading enterprise software companies, as their Global Head of Financial Services Industry, a post in which he was responsible for SAP’s $2B+ business serving the Banking, Capital Markets, and Insurance industries globally.
Over the years, has Don served on numerous Financial Services and CIO advisory boards for major industry organizations, such as HP, Accenture, Unisys, NCR, Teradata, The Research Board, MasterCard, and Visa. In 2007 he was nominated for CIO of the Year in the FT Bankers Award. He also served from 2009-2019 as Vice-Chair of the Board for Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN), the organization that sets technology architecture standards for the banking industry globally.
Don received an M.S. degree from NYU Polytechnic University of New York, and a B.A. degree from the City University of New York. He also attended executive management programs conducted by the Harvard Business School and the INSEAD International Business School in Fontainebleau, France.
As an International Board Member Don is especially interested in working to leverage his network to foster and help create alliances and programs to benefit Tandon and its students with a number of Financial Services Technology companies.