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Citi CTO Defines Success
How do you make the transition from employee to corporate management? "Flexibility, resilience and the ability to change," says Yobi Benjamin, Chief Technology Officer of Citi. "You can't stay on one job for forever... learn how to spot the next trend and be the first one there." Yobi started out his career developing the spreadsheet at Lotus and from there went on to be the Chief of Global Strategy at Ernst & Young. He is now Chief Technology Officer for Citi. Learn more as Yobi shares what has made him successful in his career.
About Antonio (Yobie) Benjamin - CTO of Citi
Yobie Benjamin is a Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Global Transaction Services (GTS), a division of Citi. Mr. Benjamin is also the Chairman of GTS' Research, Development and Innovation Lab (RDIL) as well as a member of the GTS Executive Committee.
Prior to becoming GTS' Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Benjamin was a contract CTO for a significant client of Deloitte (Canada) where he provided engagement leadership, technology and business consulting services in the development of a customer loyalty program.
Mr. Benjamin was a Partner at Ernst and Young, LLP where he held several positions including Chief of Strategy and Chief Technology Officer of Security and Technology Services. After Ernst and Young, Mr. Benjamin was a Partner in charge of the Business and Technology Risk Management Group at Computer Sciences Corporation. He was also the Chief Knowledge Officer and Director of Enterprise Security Services at Cambridge Technology Partners Management Labs. He started his technology career as an engineer at Lotus Development Corporation.
Mr. Benjamin founded the e-commerce company, GoodStorm.com, which was acquired by Zazzle.com, a Kleiner Perkins company. At Zazzle, which is the leading on-demand retail platform for major brands, Mr. Benjamin was the Senior Vice President in charge of Business Development and the Brand President for GoodStorm at Zazzle, Mr. Benjamin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the Philippines. He sits on the Board of Trustees forthe University of California at Merced. He is fluent in English, Filipino, Thai, Lao, and Spanish. His current interests include algorithmically curated software, user data theories and models, analytics software, social economic ecosystems and social network business models.