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Citi’s tech agenda | Stacey Lacy | DigFin VOX Ep. 33

Stacey Lacy, Citi’s head of Asia technology and operations, talks transformation, data, and fintech.



Stacey Lacy, Citi

Stacey Lacy is managing director at Citi where she leads its technology and operations for Asia, including consumer and corporate banking, capital markets, and wealth management.

A 25-year veteran at the bank, she is helping the bank digitize across all of its products, so as to better serve its clients and improve time to market.

Lacy spoke with DigFIn’s Jame DiBiasio about migrating operation to cloud, using data to personalize services, navigating Asia’s data sovereignty laws, and partnering with fintechs. She concludes by explaining where financial institutions lie along the curve of next-gen tech, including AI, blockchain, and 5G.

  • Timecodes:
  • 0:00 – Stacey Lacy, Citi, MD and head of Asia operations and technology
  • 1:59 – Digital transformation at Citi as it pivots out of some consumer markets
  • 3:15 – Adopting cloud and cloud infrastructure
  • 5:01 – Digitizing the client onboarding process
  • 6:29 – Client data becoming an asset
  • 8:37 – Legacy systems and transitions to the new
  • 10:15 – Seeking operational efficiency in diverse Asia region
  • 11:57 – Citi’s approach to cloud architecture
  • 13:38 – Personalization for HNW and corporate clients
  • 15:00 – Asia’s data sovereignty laws, and compliant solutions
  • 17:35 – Partnering with fintechs, sourcing them, onboarding
  • 21:34 – What fintech solutions is Lacy looking for today
  • 22:26 – Are banks resisting digital transformation, and their end-to-end strategy
  • 23:40 – Quick tour of next-gen tech, AI, digital assets, tokenization, 5G, IoT
  • 28:36 – Talent and how to keep learning

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