Director, Data & Technology
Chethan Laxman is a Director at Reference Point and leads the firm's Data Management and Governance services. Chethan has extensive experience leading technology initiatives, enabling organizational innovation and growth through data strategy, IT governance, and technological transformation, while taking a leadership role in a variety of key initiatives in the technical delivery and IT transformation spaces supporting both government and commercial clients. Chethan’s specific areas of expertise include Data Strategy, Data Governance, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Cloud Transformations.
Prior to joining Reference Point, Chethan held senior leadership roles at various consulting firms in cultivating, managing, and delivering technology-enabled business solutions for front-, mid- and back-office in the Capital markets, Wealth Management, Commercial and Retail Banking, and Government Sponsored Entities. He also supported large complex consulting initiatives in HealthCare, Regulatory, Child Support, Retail, Webhouse, State Government, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, and Personnel Information industries. As a Senior Director at FINRA, Chethan led key transformational programs in Market and Member regulations technology, including platform migration of application portfolios, adoption of data platform such as Netezza for improving data processing, establishing an enterprise-wide reporting platform, leading data strategy, and adoption of Agile methodology for the organization.
Chethan holds a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Mysore, India. He is a Certified Scrum Master and an Agile Certified Practitioner.
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