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Chris Connor

Executive Manager, Emerging Technology Team, Commonwealth Bank

About Chris Connor

Chris Connor leads the Experiment Portfolio for Emerging Technology within the Commonwealth Bank. The Emerging Technology team identify potential technologies that could be applied within the CBA context, one of his primary roles is to coordinate the efforts in working with those technologies.

The team’s approach is iterative in that they often build prototypes that help further the business thinking around a particular business challenge or to understand how the technology may be applied to other problems.

Externally, they work with a diverse group including; other financial institutions, strategic technical partners, academia, government organisations, consulting firms as well with the global start-up community.

Internally they work with business units right across the CBA Group generally at the Executive General Manager and General Manager level to define their day to day challenges and understand how emerging technology can improve processes today. Conceptually they also work with our internal stakeholders to re-imagine the future.

Chris has a process focus with a lean six sigma background (a certified Master Black Belt) with commercial focus (Chris holds an MBA from the University of New England) and makes the link between emerging technologies and business problems.

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